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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2012, 10:54:27 PM »
For some reason there are guys out there that believe they can buy a $100,000 V12 Lambo and they'll end up with a car that is just like brand new.  You'll end up with a 10 year old car that will require more maintenance than any other 10 year old car and the parts will be ten times more.  Spend $60,000 on a replica and you'll end up with a nearly brand new car that can be maintained and enjoyed at a reasonable price.   

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2012, 08:28:50 PM »
For some reason there are guys out there that believe they can buy a $100,000 V12 Lambo and they'll end up with a car that is just like brand new.  You'll end up with a 10 year old car that will require more maintenance than any other 10 year old car and the parts will be ten times more.  Spend $60,000 on a replica and you'll end up with a nearly brand new car that can be maintained and enjoyed at a reasonable price.   

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2012, 11:09:47 AM »
Just like ronin saying he could simply go up the street and buy 3 flooded murcies for $25k each lol
amazing how all the parts on them magically diminish in value

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2012, 06:45:38 AM »
an OEM early model murci would be cheaper. period
explain?
you realize people actually build these right? what about extremes? still uses oem parts...
peggy has that big of a budget? I didn't know that
« Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 06:54:26 AM by Tallon »

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2012, 10:06:03 PM »
an OEM early model murci would be cheaper. period

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2012, 01:59:39 PM »
I know where it comes from, Mike said it wasn't oem that's why I said that
and I've got the same audi as John, he gave me the idea to use it
I was just tearing the interior apart today to get all the wiring out.. what a mess
« Last Edit: September 27, 2012, 02:02:58 PM by Tallon »

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2012, 12:52:06 AM »
lol where do you think it came from then? why do the panels mount perfectly to it? where'd he get exact copy panels?

The chassis came from a parted out Murci and he has all the molds for OEM replacement coupe panels.  The parts he produces are basically "bolt on" panels because all the mounting flanges on his panels match up with the mounting brackets on the original chassis.  He's using an Audi for the drive train donor and noticed that the dash was about the same width as the Murci.  He was basically able to pick up and move the entire dash with all electronics and instruments over to his Murci and this allows him to reuse the wiring and ECU from the donor.

I think it's a pretty slick set up and the build appears to be very clean.

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2012, 10:17:14 AM »
lol where do you think it came from then? why do the panels mount perfectly to it? where'd he get exact copy panels?

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2012, 05:59:41 AM »
It's a real Murci chassis but he is putting Audi A8 parts into the interior.

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2012, 11:57:46 PM »
Factory chassis? That doesnt look like a factory Murcielago chassis. Whats up with the roof, dash and seats, those arent factory or OEM either?

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2012, 07:39:13 PM »
Where is your shop located?

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2012, 12:52:43 PM »
Any one is welcome to stop by my shop and go over price of my build. At this point way below prices being quoted here and I am using factory chassie,suspension and many other factory parts.

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 09:21:10 PM »
The windshield, I thought was the main thing and John found them for a lot cheaper than what the oem ones cost, he was offering them I believe
There's got to be alternatives...
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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 09:01:36 PM »
I dont think he is planning on building the car himself. He wants to hire a builder, so doesnnt that add to the price? The "builder" has to figure in his cost plus profit like Msaby mentioned.
I have built a LP640 replica, start to finish. I did all the work myself, except for upholstering the seats and dash (darn stitching!), and spent around 52K to date on the build. I didnt charge myself labor, and my build was much easier and less entailed than an AD body.
I think if one of us was to build one of these for ourself, we would spend $60-70k. Remember, the G28 based kits were designed to use cheaper donor parts to keep costs down, which is not the case with the AD kits.
There are countless other issues that need to be addressed when building this calliber of a kit, extra costs that dont apply to G28's.
I spent $35 for my window regulators, but as Onewickedsvt mentioned the OEM ones cost $1200, and are needed for AD kits.

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Re: Cost of an AD (watson) build?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 08:45:30 PM »
^^^^^What he said...... ::headbang