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#441 EJ101

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 04:02 PM

I won't ask what the final bill was, but how many hrs would go into such a body resto?

 

it amazes me what can be done. It looks sensational.



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:13 PM

I've tried to ignore comments and questions about costs but let me briefly address it.

 

 

How much has it cost so far?

 

As with all large projects the costs are large themselves. I know some of you are curious but this is a private matter. If you are interested in finding out the cost of restoring a car it is best to talk directly with a qualified tradesman who can give you an estimate based on your particular car. All jobs will be unique and I doubt many of you will start with a car as bad as mine so the costs will vary drastically.

 

What I can tell you is that a qualified team is worth their weight in gold so only commit to someone you feel completely confident with.

 

 

How much will it cost?

 

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:36 PM

All I want to know George is how long to the temptation of a stronger donk takes over?  ;D



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 06:49 PM

All I want to know George is how long to the temptation of a stronger donk takes over?  ;D

 

I think you'll find he's been there, done that: 

 

http://www.viczcar.c...kovskis-v8-240z



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 07:00 PM

Chances are slim and none. I do have a spare engine I can warm up though... :P

For the price of messing around with that though, I'd rather just buy an MX5 again and grin at every corner. Cheapest thrills by far.

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:21 PM

I love the way you put thing together George . Well done mate

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:40 AM

Chances are slim and none. I do have a spare engine I can warm up though... :P

For the price of messing around with that though, I'd rather just buy an MX5 again and grin at every corner. Cheapest thrills by far.

Nothing wrong with an mx5, Id love to own a NA8 clubman again.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:13 AM

Nothing wrong with an mx5, Id love to own a NA8 clubman again.

 

I just recently sold my NA8 clubman for a more practical car that I can transport parts in to finish off the 240z restoration ... Would definitely buy one again, it is definitely an awesome car to own. 


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:02 PM

Guy please be aware that every job the cost will be totally different.

Over the last few years we have done a few HKTG Monaro's. One was low 30. the other is 90 and still going. We have another in the shop now at early stages and another in soon. They will all be different due to the configurations the owners want, The Modifications they want, The amount of rust and previous bad workmanship and also the level of finish they want. So how is what George has spent on his car relevant to what you will spend on your car. It cant be.

From my business point of view and I tell this to all my customers. I don't care one bit what your car costs, All I care about is giving you the car YOU want. The minute George is standing next to his car the money outlaid will be forgotten. This is always the case. Its always harder for our interstate customers as they cant just drop in and look. Pictures can only do so much.

 

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#450 CBR Jeff

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:32 PM

Well said Paul.

At the end of the day its all about what you have and what your dreams are.

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 03:28 PM

Really nice car mate.  Well done to the fab team - wish I had those skills (or even 1/50th).  Looking forward to the next lot of updates. 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 07:05 PM

Guy please be aware that every job the cost will be totally different.
Over the last few years we have done a few HKTG Monaro's. One was low 30. the other is 90 and still going. We have another in the shop now at early stages and another in soon. They will all be different due to the configurations the owners want, The Modifications they want, The amount of rust and previous bad workmanship and also the level of finish they want. So how is what George has spent on his car relevant to what you will spend on your car. It cant be.
From my business point of view and I tell this to all my customers. I don't care one bit what your car costs, All I care about is giving you the car YOU want. The minute George is standing next to his car the money outlaid will be forgotten. This is always the case. Its always harder for our interstate customers as they cant just drop in and look. Pictures can only do so much.

Cheers

Great comment Paul.
Whether George has spent $10K or $100k doesn't matter, as we all have different financial situations.
For some $30k would be way to much to spend on a weekend car, while others happily spend hudreds of thousands.

Personally I have plenty of $$ invested in toys, Yes invested - in giving me enjoyment and an escape from the daily grind.

Cheers


PS: the car is looking fantastic can't wait to see progress on the reassembly.

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 06:07 PM

Paul dropped off a little present this morning. :D

 


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 10:32 PM

Hi George

Looks amazing, I can't imagine how good it must feel to see it back in your garage.

Cheers

PB

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 10:33 PM

I'd be sending that back. He hasn't finished it.......


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:10 PM

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

 

The garage looks very nice too.

 

I can't help but notice that the Solartint stickers have survived the process thus far - are they early series stickers?


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 06:33 AM

I'd be sending that back. He hasn't finished it.......

 

It'll be fine, Paul said it was just a flat battery.


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 07:24 AM

I have to concede that you may have nosed ahead in the race to the finish. Looks sensational, but you really must stop sitting in the garage staring at it and get back to helping your family with the day to day grind. Really happy for you. Seirously though, don't rush to put it back together, it's not like it's a race or anything!

 

Cheers Jeff (J2)


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Posted 24 November 2016 - 10:17 AM

Looks great George...hours of fun ahead....



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Posted 24 November 2016 - 10:30 AM

The hard part will be putting it all back together without scratching the nice paint!






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