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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 17th February 2006, 15:25
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Hi all,

My chassis is due for collection soon. I had planned to use a car trailer, but unfortunately that hasn't worked out, and I'm now going to hire a van.

What I'm wondering, is what size van I'll need to accomodate the chassis.

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Old 17th February 2006, 17:07
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I used a VW LT 35 but had to unbolt the rear frame for the exaulst
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Go for teh transit jumbo. You can get the chassis and bodywork in this in one trip.

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Hi my chassis is to ready for collection, I live about 200 miles from marlin, and terry has put me in touch with a chap who delivers. The man has a trailor and charges 95 p per mile I believe. If you contact Terry I am sure she will be able to give you his details.

PS are you anywhere near brighton, as maybe he can do a double.
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0.95 a mile. I live 2 hundred miles away from Marlin. It cost me 55.00 for a very very large Iveco thingy, I swear it was bigger than the Titanic (and handled like it) plus about 40.00 in fuel. Mind you spent about 50 quid in Yorkie bars!

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Old 20th February 2006, 13:03
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I am en-route, but I think I'd rather collect the items myself, for piece of mind. A large van shouldn't cost me more than 100 to run to Devon and back, including fuel and additional miles, so delivery also doesn't make financial sense.

It's a shame my plan to borrow a friend's race trailer collapsed, as that would have just cost a few quid in diesel....!

Are you collecting on the 25th? I'm not, as I only heard from Terry on Friday, and already have plans for the coming weekend.

Cheers,

John.
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John

I understand your reasons, have to say I did consider going down there but did not relish 400 miles in a day, have done it in the past. I was planning an overnighter so the cost is saved there. I have now been given a deliery date, 2nd March mid PM. Should you wish to reconsider, Terry has my mob number, sure she will pass it on.

Can I ask where you are in the country, maybe handy to have someone who is at the same stage to bounce ideas.

Good luck with the build.


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Steve,

I'm near Wimborne, in Dorset, or at least that's where the car will be built - I am in Bristol during the week, as that is where I work.

I'm building a 5exi-R, how about you?

Cheers,

John.
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Hi john

I am at Seaford, just past brighton. The build I have gone for is the 1600 k series, reasonable distance away from you.


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