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Old 02/13/2017, 11:40 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by robert campbell View Post
I took a 1967 Firebird from a painted shell with a running engine and tranny that were removed. All new wiring and zero suspension work. Installed the old interior and got it to a nice runner with a March pulley system. New exterior trim and a lock set

That ruined 160 hours. Add interior work and suspension work and I bet you could double that easily and then add the cost of the engine and tranny rebuild.

Let's see what Dad says, but I bet 500 hours is not out of the realm. That does not count paint and upholstery on the seats.

Rob
Rob you are not far off there. In a complete trailered concours restoration 1000 hours is not far off especially if you count the research and parts accusation hours.

Any one would be lucky to have one of Neil's cars that he has donated his time to!

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