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Old 06-08-2011, 09:11 PM
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Well if we are going over costs
3.8 supercharged engine(very well built) and transaxle with exhaust 9,200 which includes all wire harnesses for the body and engine and programming of ecu
body with new targa top around 5000
custom made chassis with front suspension and steering somewheres around 5800
gauges around 600
pedals and mas cylinders bout 500
tires and wheels 1600
hydraulic lift round 1200
upgraded brakes for the rear 400
ohhhhhhhhhhh man im starting to get dizzy.
havent even touched interior,seats,or paint
keep it simple and your price should stay low. Im just kinda insane when it comes to my builds, hell Ive got over 40k into my jeep with a total ground up custom build.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:13 PM
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So if you had read my post, you would have understood that some of it, I know ill be doing, some I will.be having someone else do, and now I'm not quite sure on some of it. My thing is I want it to ALL be working and have at least a somewhat nice car without going crazy and that's why I'm considering having a professional wire it, so if something isn't right I can blame them make them.fix it, and have some confidence that iy should last a while.. I know that I will have to get all new interior because all I have is two seats that need new cohate and padding, and a dashboard which I don't like the color of, and since I'm doing everything else on it, why not also redo that (don't want to spend money on an interior to match the dash which I will hate. Also a little off topic here (well very much so) but my father says that we should make it street legal, get it registered and then do the work of interior, exterior, etc. Which means build it up, tear it down, then redo all the work formerly done and on it instead of do the body work, prep it for paint, have it sprayed, and build it up so its nice, and street legal. What do you think? Also being that we will have a professional spraying it, do you think we should remove the body (as my father says), have it sprayed, then reinstalsays, or have them spray it while still on the frame (no opinion on this one other than it more work, so is it worth it)?
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:15 PM
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Also Kirk, I feel sorry for you at the same time as I envy you.
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:30 PM
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Another way off topic thing, and this has nowhere to go, are hoods available for the Cimbria type one (shorter doors)? If so how much are they?
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:56 AM
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but my father says that we should make it street legal, get it registered and then do the work of interior, exterior, etc. Which means build it up, tear it down, then redo all the work formerly done and on it instead of do the body work, prep it for paint, have it sprayed, and build it up so its nice, and street legal. What do you think? Also being that we will have a professional spraying it, do you think we should remove the body (as my father says), have it sprayed, then reinstalsays, or have them spray it while still on the frame (no opinion on this one other than it more work, so is it worth it)?
Yep, I totally agree to make it streetable before doing any kind of major bodywork. The reason behind that is to make sure that everything "settles" into it's regular street stance. You may find a tire rubbing, a body panel flexing or something else weird that you don't want showing up after it's been painted.
As for removing the body for painting... eh... If it's already together and running, it's just that much more work. There isn't really any reason to do it - guys who paint body off already have the body off anyway.


Oh, and the hoods are not available, as are all the rest of the body panels. Finding a wrecked car, someone parting out, or fixing what you have are the only options.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:43 AM
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His reason is not to be sure nothing is rubbing or flexing, but rather that he just wants to get it registered and be sure there is no paperwork issues with it. We do have braces for it because it flexes in the front and back, I figured out (I think) how to install it in the front, but am very confused about the back, do you have instructions anywhere, or that you can type?
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:49 AM
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Personally, no, I'm not familiar with how the braces are set. Did you check the tech manual at the top of the forum pages? There is an assembly manual for the SS; I imagine the series 1 Cimbria would be very similar. I did talk to the webmaster about your car - he did say when he gets a few minutes he'll look at his cars to try to clarify issues on the doors.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:41 AM
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Being that I am on my phone, and in big letters written across is are sterlingkitcars.com I wasnt able to fidn anything regarding braces in those manuals...it might be there however...
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:57 PM
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I will.

I know that I have had my original build (1600dual port bone stock way old) up to 112 MPH bouncing it off the red line (just before the fan belt tore itself apart and my motor almost ripped itself to pieces, oh and this was down hill with a backwind with a friend following for verification). I also remember very clearly the feeling of hitting 70MPH in my car, the car would simply settle into the ground dropping about an inch and a half but it was a little wiggly at those speeds but awesome!!!!.

I have been pulled over EVERY SINGLE TIME I have been behind the wheel of my car, on the open road from LA to San Fran to Vegas to Salt Lake... This includes getting rope-towed at midnight by my GF at the time, to my warehouse to start working on it... never a ticket, one police escort home (my electrical system collapsed at 3am resulting in no lights of any kind, the officer was very nice, most of them just want to know what the hell a long haired kid is doing behind the wheel of this car they know nothing about and thinks is some high-end exotic!).


as for costs... I don't know that a single person that jumps into what we do that wants to actually admit (to themselves mostly or their wives/S.O's really) what we have dumped into these things...

I can toss out a few random numbers for some perspective:
Original Car - $4500.00 (totally built and totally mint but later discovered to contain horrible build quality under the skin resulting in a complete tear down and ditching of the Swing Axle Chassis / Pan)
New Chassis - $2500.00 (fully built IRS based corvair powered baja bug later ditched the engine/trans package due to weight and complexity of servicing the corvair motor)
911 transmission and adapter package - $3500.00 (5 spds is spendy)
Suby STI Engine package - $4500.00 (brand new with full harness / ecu and bits)

so that there is $15000.00 cash.
and that is all I am going to talk about cause that makes my stomach turn a little...

in fact, I just want to delete this now that I have put those numbers out there. But it's important for the reader to understand that I have had this car for over 10 years. So my investment has been over the span of much time, and I think equal to my investment in coffee... so I don't feel so bad, almost... Also, I quite smoking 4 years ago and in doing so took that 5+ dollars a day and put it into a jar... over the 4 years, I "Earned" my STI Engine, paid for in cash money so I don't even consider that an expense.

8 )

anyone else wanna put up some numbers and make themselves sick?!
Well guys I'm going to make you all sick....... and maybe mad hehehhe
I traded labour for my cimbria. Gonna spend 200 to 300 dollars on brakes and a carb rebuild and I can liscense it and DRIVE>..
Yes it needs a paint job and the interior needs updating but i can drive it.
And to top it all off it was built by a engineer
And the engine and the vw pan has 18000 miles on it.

I do my own bodywork, so $1000,00 for paint supplies and $1000. on the interior.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:56 PM
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well i guess i shouldn't brag too much i'm trading 100 hours for my car
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