FridgeFreezer Posted May 26, 2010 Share Posted May 26, 2010 Gruntus, to be honest none of us ever knows what the bill is - the cars are built using whatever we can find/beg/borrow/steal, there is a lot of bartering, favours are exchanged and everyone works their nuts off. Everyone brings whatever they can to the job, by whichever means. A few things we can't whittle from thin air we have to buy - tyres and suspension are usually the biggest spends. Challenge boys spend more on their winches than we do on a whole truck, if someone had to pay for the hours we put in it would be an insane amount, partly because a lot of the time we end up making things that most would just buy - it's quite common for someone to be turning up a fuel hose fitting, welding up an engine bracket or such like, and Kimi even re-made the difflock actuation linkage on the LT230 from scratch, from offcuts of steel, because you can't get a new one at 3am. A few people have commented on the lab, but everything in it arrived the same way, even the welders were bought as scrap and cannibalised until we had a couple of working ones. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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