I am somewhat late in responding; just got my computer back from the 'fix it'
Anyway, back in 1995 I put a copy of the Austin Healey 3000 MkII "Schedule of
Repair Times" into a spread sheet. I was then was able to use the current
shop rates and estimates based on condition of the car and my own capabilities
[skill, time, funds and passion level] to establish a guess-estimate of the
costs required. A pdf file of the basic "Schedule of Repair Times" is
attached. It can also be found on John Sims website (
http://www.healey6.com/technical.htm scroll down to Miscellaneous and download
the "Schedule of Repair Times" ) I developed another spread sheet to compare
purchases from various suppliers of parts. It includes considerations for
taxes, shipping and handling charges along with exchange rates.
A lot of gurus and restorers think this is all a waste of time, but to get a
handle on what it may take to restore a car is critical; most households work
off of some kind of budget. It is my opinion that not doing so is a major
factor that results in a lot of the basket cases and barn finds that are
litered all over the place. In fact, to some, I have one in my own garage. :-)
It will be interesting to see your finished product.
--Scott Morris; Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; '60 3000 MkI BN7 & '62 3000 MkII BT7
Jody Kerr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: << Hey folks, I keep getting questions
along the lines of, "how much does it cost to restore a car?" And, as we all
know that answer is totally impossible to answer other than, "it takes more
than you've got" or "more than it would to just buy a nice restoration"
I've gotten frustrated with all that, and I'm working on an excel spreadsheet
that ballparks how much it'll cost. Anyone interested in double checking my
spreadheet maths to estimate the accurace of my model?
Since the lists strip attachments, send me an email and I'll send it to you
directly. Mind you, you obviously need to have Excel on your computer to open
the file. >>
J. Scott Morris - Keep Smiling, Murphy Lives
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