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‘77 T2 WITH POTENTIAL

Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by GeorgiT2, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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    Thankyou.
     
  2. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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    Thanks Poptop that’s a good offer and location.
     
  3. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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    2c plus GST, thanks Deluxe for taking the time to write this out.
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    A good run down by Deluxe.
    Most prices on the low side now so certainly not overstated.
    A professionally built engine ,fitted, usualy starting at $7k and mostly up from there.
    Interior panels and seats by trimmer $4-6k
    Headlining 1.5k
    ( yep, professional compared to doing yourself but at best and a lot of work self is prob half at VERY best. Àssuming good quality work and materials.

    Unless the bus has been well maintained ( a 20k + bus) , most of those items may need ATTN and within a couple of years most will.

    Chances of a 10k clean bus now ?
    Pure tinarse luck. Even those in the know fanaticize but definitely rarer that dodo's..
     
  5. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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    So that’s 7 grand to rebuild my engine?
    With these costs I can do the maths. Yeah, not much change out of 30 grand as a bare minimum. It’s not a matter of abandoning the project as such, but approach from the budget side.
     
  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Buy a T3 :)
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
    That's fitted but a lowest figure.
    Getting good engine builders is problematic.
    About 1k allowed for RnR.
    ( remove and refit )

    Below is the lowest price I'm aware of.
    Add to that , you doing all install and cleaning tinware plus prob reco carbs ( 900 ish professionally) and pays ti do dissy, alternator, plus install bits.
    Your case needs to be rebuildable or a core charge applies.
    Transport.
    Warranty issues if you install yourself.
    Prefer to have an engine done locally , builder fit and do first few services to ensure no dramas with warranty.

    http://www.cbbvw.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=category&virtuemart_category_id=10


    In Melbourne east suburbs there is a mechanic fitting suby motors.
    Some happy customers on kc.
    About the 7k mark but unsure if that includes engine.
    Engines not dear but pays to do things like head gaskets and timing belt before fitting.
    Just an option. More power, cheaper to replace if it blows up once conversion done.
    Will chase some links later.

    Costing expected resto is essential .
    Then allow for blowouts.
     
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  8. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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    Thanks for great intel cbus.
    Ooh how nice are those CBBVW new engines? That would be very tempting.
     
  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    x2 for CBB VW....Mike rebuilt my engine, gearbox n carbs at the same time........has never missed a beat.
    Buy once, cry once as the saying goes.......;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Gordon D rebuilt his engine so he could give some insight as to what it cost :rolleyes:
     
  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  12. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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  13. Deluxe

    Deluxe Active Member

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    Again, my figures might be out of date but here is what I would estimate:
    Regrind crank - $100
    Resurface flywheel $50
    Balancing $200
    Rework engine case (if good) - $200 (more to source, buy and rework a replacement if needed)
    New worked heads - $1500?
    Cam, lifters, pushrods, cam gear, studs $500
    New Pistons & Cylinders - $500+
    Connecting Rods?? - $500+
    Gasket kit & crank seals - $150
    Bearings (main, big end, thrust) - $250
    Oil filter x 2 $30
    Oil (includes running in oil and new standard oil) - $150
    New engine mounts - $50
    Ignition leads - $50
    Fuel hose & clamps $50
    Vacuum hose $20
    Clutch $150
    Pressure plate & bolts - $150
    Throwout bearing - $50
    Maybe new oil pump - $100
    Maybe powder coat tinware - $200?
    Maybe want electronic ignition - $300
    Oil cooler?

    Then there's carbie rebuild - $200-700?

    Labour to assemble/build engine if required = $1500-2000?
     
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  14. Petra

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    Gosh I literally feel sick
     

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