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    kit car help.

    do you just take apart the donor car shell then put on the kit car shell. and then after you do interior paint etc

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    Yep...............

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    How long does the process take? can you give us a link to such a build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mongoose5697 View Post
    do you just take apart the donor car shell then put on the kit car shell. and then after you do interior paint etc
    That is a VERY simplified description of building a kit car. The amount of time required will vary tremendously depending on what kit and what donor you are using. There used to be some kits for the Fiero that only required removing the original body panels and some slight trimming of the sheet metal around the front or rear bumpers and then installing the new body panels. Painting probably took more time than anything, The interior could remain stock. However, if you are going to do a Lambo or Ferrari replica on a Fiero or MR2 that requires stretching the car and removing a lot of sheet metal to fit the new body it can take hundreds of hours.

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    Right - with the Ferrari and lambo replicas , its basically rebuilding the car from scratch with welding and engineering

    There are only a few kits where you just unbolt the stock panels and bolt on the new ones
    And even those require a bit of welding and some metal
    Cutting

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    The best thing you can probably do is read through the build diaries and see if it’s something you can accomplish with your skill level. Take a look at the posts. You can judge the time by the postings. Some kits can be done primarily in a home garage in a few months. Others take years and years with lots of equipment and tools.

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