1st Z-cars project!
Posted 30 July 2007 - 12:03 PM
im 19, so ive only been driving for 2 years, but before that i had 2 years karting experience, ive had quite a few friends dying in car crashes, and one brain damage. The most that has happened to me is being rammed in tesco's car park, which wasnt my fault because i wasnt moving!
If someone sayes i havnt got experience, thats fair enough, but they dont no me, and you dont no them.
Besides, there not gonna be able to afford them without severe parental funding, and as lukey said, he is just the builder.
Posted 30 July 2007 - 04:03 PM
2. Your obviously building this with someone else (at least I hope you are, since if you don't know the answer to your question, your really going to struggle with the conversion!). Learn from them.
2. Biggav is right about the cost. We've all watched a good couple of dozen conversions on here now, and one, maybe two of them have come under the 10k bracket and thats with getting a lot of stuff second hand. If you really want to spend less than 10k then get the B16 Honda kit when it comes out.
Posted 30 July 2007 - 07:52 PM
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Posted 30 July 2007 - 11:41 PM
seems people think an r1 mini is nothing, but with 0-60 times of 4.5 seconds, just think about it.
a db9 does 0-60 in 4.9. (ye it will go faster top speed and costs a lot more, but the r1 mini is still faster in acceleration)
a `182 clio will do 0-60 in 7ish seconds, and i doubt a 17yr old would get insured on that.
My friends dad rang up insurance to see how much it was for him (18yr old)to get insured on his dad's 3 series bmw, they quoted £8000 as named driver.
They didnt do it, but hes on his dads new rav4 for about £2000 named driver. (hes well off)
Posted 31 July 2007 - 12:00 AM
Insurance wise though, i'm with all the others.
Posted 31 July 2007 - 10:50 AM
The kit costs £5200, but then ask to look at the list of 'optional extras', you'll find a lot of them are actually required, whether you source them yourself or not, they'll still add to the cost. Engine, unless your VERY lucky, or end up getting a beat up one, will cost you at least £1500. Paint will cost several hundred just for materials. A decent spray job just cost well over a grand. Panels and bodywork, I stay your right for material cost. Again, I'd say that material cost is a touch conservative, but doable if your happy with 2nd hand parts etc.
kit cost £5200.. then a donor car say £1000 then paint aprox £700, engine aprox £1200, panels n body work aprox £500 (D.I.Y) say £1500 for bits n bobs
Posted 31 July 2007 - 10:55 AM
Because everyone doesnt think i would be able to get insured, has anyone been insured at either 17 or 18 on a 1.6 v-tech?
Posted 31 July 2007 - 11:02 AM
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Posted 31 July 2007 - 11:50 AM
I think you are going to have job getting any cover.
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