Ford Racing has been really making overtures in the past five years to offer both professional racers and track-day hobbyists everything they need to build their cars. Recently released is the new 2013 Mustang Competition Kit, which is a body-in-white package that includes more than just the shell, but enough to get you well on your way to building a track car.
The package (Part # M-607100-K13) which retails for $11,995 includes a new body shell with a corrosion resitant e-coat which is free of heavy sound deadeners and seam sealers. Each body is serialized for collectability too as many well campaigned race cars often end up rolling across the block at Barrett-Jackson and auctions of the like.
What sets this package apart is that it comes with a lot more than just the shell, because honestly you need a lot more than that to get your track car built. And because each racing series or club class has its own set of requirements you get crates of parts included to make the car as complete as it needs to be.
The package includes a hood, doors and decklid. Stock front fascias and grilles are included as are the headlights and taillights. You get all weather-stripping and window glass including the windshield, rear light, quarter windows and door glass. Also included are the window motors and lift mechanisms as well as the door handles and closing hardware.
For the inside you get a basic dash structure with an instrument cluster, interior pillar trims, standard door panels, headliner, console and steering column. Carpeting and sill plates are included too but you need to add your own steering wheel.
All of the parts are crated for installation and fasteners for all are included. You also get the motor cradle, front control arms and steering knuckles. The rest of the suspension and drivetrain hardware is all you. While many of the interior fittiments may be more than you need for some racing applications, you can always sell them on Ebay.
Either way, this comprehensive package offers a good deal of opportunity for someone who wants to start with a pre-lightened body and build up from there.
More information: FordRacingParts.com