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Old 7th April 2013, 20:26
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Hi I built a 5EXI, I started mid 06 and registered it in September 07, as luck would have it I work a 4 day week so had a lot of time to dedicate to it. I did not fit the body work, but got Marlin to do that as I had no interest in doing that.

I would guess to allow 30 - 50 hours to strip the donor and clean / prep the parts.

250 - 300 hours to build the car assuming you dont have to keep on at the manufacturer to replace / renew poorly built parts.

The bodywork as said can take an amazing amount of hours as the finish is not that great especially when compared to other kits.

I would suggest you keep a close eye on Ebay and buy a finished one for a fraction of the cost.

I always recommend a close look at all the options, Stoneleigh will be on early May, a good place to see what the market has to offer.
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