Re: does anyone here actually own one of these ?????? (BlueVRT)
I'm building one. Does that count?
It's actually starting to look like something now...I'm getting the sheet pieces welded on. Won't be quite the real thing when I'm done but it'll be about as close as I'll ever get - exact copy of the real chassis, fiberglass body molded off the original, real Murci rims, a V12 engine out of a BMW 850, and second mortgage on my house.
A couple people have IM'd me asking for updates...here's how the chassis looked 5 days ago when I last worked on it. I have about 3/4 of the sheet pieces formed and installed, and the steering rack is bolted up. The brakes and hubs are C5 Corvette. The coilovers (6) are rebound-adjustable AFCO's. My goal is to have it on the ground and rolling by July.
I have about three more years to go, and about 1200 more hours to invest before it's ready to register and enjoy. Getting this far has taken me about six months and just over 200 hours. I presently have about $24k invested, including engine, wheels, brakes/suspension, and tools. I am hoping the bills will finally stop coming in at about $61k. After the chassis is done I will fit up the engine, rads, steering, suspension, misc. mounting tabs/etc, then tear it all apart and have it powdercoated. I will have almost $35k into the running chassis before I am even ready to start mounting the body pieces. I plan to do all the work myself, including paint and upholstry.
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