All builds at R3 Performance Products start either with a new skeleton structure, original coupe, fastback, or convertible body.
R3 Performance Products has built state-of-the-art body jigs for every coupe to fastback that we assemble. These jigs not only improve manufacturing productivity, they ensure that our new skeleton structures or reconditioned original Mustang body shells are built to spec every time. Our quality control team inspects every build before it ships. We believe that advanced quality product planning begins from concept layout to full completion of our new skeleton or reconditioned Mustang body shells. Our customers can rest assured that all products are built with the objective to be the best quality in the industry.
Our new skeleton structures and coupe to fastback conversions are assembled to exact specifications using premium automotive grade steel.
Every sheet metal part that is used in our build process is inspected for quality and punched with a 3/16 hole at all factory connection points. These holes are spec measured on every panel. On average we punch 2 times the holes than the factory amount of spot weld. Every hole then receives a hand-welded plug weld. This type of welding does look a little different than factory, but this process is far superior to a mechanical spot welder. In addition to our plug weld process, we also stitch weld our conversion products in multiple high stress connection points. This is the R3 difference that sells itself. We simply build a better, stronger product. At R3 Performance Products we believe that our quality of parts, innovative design and attention to detail sets us apart from our competitors.
R3’s Quality-Control Procedure
All panels are inspected for damage, stamping and weld imperfections prior to starting the assembly.
Once assembly begins, R3 Performance Products assembly sheets are referred to in order to ensure that all spot welds are consistent in both measurement and placement.
Multiple custom-built jigs are used throughout assembly to ensure that alignment is proper and that all panels fit according to original factory specifications.
Jigs are also used to ensure that all mounting points are the same as the original factory specifications, including seat brackets, window placement and all interior components.
After the assembly process has been completed, the skeleton structure is then moved to the final inspection station. Here the new skeleton is checked to ensure that all quality control steps have been completed, all welds and placements meet and are consistent with assembly sheets, and the product meets all other standards and is ready for shipment to the customer.
These quality control steps are said to be the most stringent in the industry.
A key point is that unlike its competition, R3 offers customization direct from its facility. Opportunities are endless, but a few examples include complete powder coating instead of the standard premier finish, or bedliner spray-on material added to the underside and backside panels. The rear wheelwells can be tubbed during assembly, and R3 also offers wheel tubs that are designed to work in conjunction with a rear seat. While there are some things that R3 does not do, customers are encouraged to ask about additional customization options.
R3 has many exciting things in store for the future, but for right now they are focused on their body shells, suspension, and parts center.