[Es2] Time estimate?

Brandon Hull Hull at cardinalpartners.com
Tue May 4 15:02:05 EDT 2004

in '96-'97 when I did my car, the total hours billed by the shop was about 150.  I had already done the research and accumulated most of the parts, as well as doing the engine refresh in my basement.  

	Just to give you an idea, I'm nearly finished what I would consider a very
	thorough e//S2 conversion (engine, suspension, interior stuff, etc...) and
	my car has been off the road for 11 months. It's strictly been a weekend
	project, so if I were to total up the hours I would say about 300. (Half of
	which were probably spent on wiring!) However, before I took the coupe off
	the road, I spent probably another 80-100 hours pulling the 3B and its
	harness and cleaning/sandblasting/painting the engine. I wouldn't be
	surprised if another 100 hours were spent doing research and searching for
	parts. So 500 hours is not inconceivable for a project of this scope.
	Granted, before this I had very limited mechanical experience, but it's
	still pretty involved. As Dave said, preparation is key. The more parts you
	can collect before you start, the better. That way you minimize down time.
	It's not always easy knowing exactly what you need, but there are enough of
	us here that could assemble a pretty comprehensive list.
	A good set of metric tools and the Bentley manuals for both cars are
	----- Original Message -----
	From: "miket" <miket at uncutproducts.com>
	To: <Es2 at audifans.com>
	Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 9:50 AM
	Subject: [Es2] Time estimate?
	> Anybody have a round-about estimate as to how much time it will take me to
	> put a 3b into my coupe? I've heard everywhere from 100 hours to forever.
	> trying to see if it's worth the effort. Thanks. Mike
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