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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Duncan

I could be wrong but you may have over egged the hours, i reckon 500 hours tops for my build, although i only spent 6 months and followed build manual quite closely and not i tereste in concourse condition

If you assume pg knows what he is doing (obvioulsy) that only gives him about 250 hours per build at £25/hour if he wants to make a living

As im not at three score years and ten my number of toys still seems to be increasing!

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 1:00 pm 
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Colin,
"Bolide"'s construction was 1800 hours over 3 years. Duncan's attention to detail AND personal variations in the panelwork does pile on the hours.

The new PMC "turnkey" has some extremely simplistic, one piece panels, bonded-on, which with familiarity, makes for a rapid build. The engines are a straight-out-of-the box, ready to go installation and the running gear will all be ready sourced.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:10 pm 
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I don't think I over-estimated my time, if anything it was an under-estimate. Neither of my builds was as per the standard PG destructions and every non-purchasable item was made in my workshop. Incorporating a central top Monza filler with associated firewall etc was at least 100 hours from conception to completion. Making the aluminium tubing for the edging was a 40 hour job. Making an aluminium front cowl, split bonnet with rolled edge and secret fixings, wired-edge mudguards, hall-marked silver mascot, I could go on...
5-600 hours will do the job but gives a basic model...


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:59 pm 
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I didn't keep a record of the time I spent building Daisy, took me a couple of years but did have a summer off.
As for the cost, I have a file full of receipts but have never got round to adding them up.
The pleasure I have had probably won't filter down to a future owner.
But she's still unique and great fun.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 pm 
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Precisely!


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