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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomadder View Post
    Joe - Use this as the brochure to take the orders:
    Excellent idea!

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    I saw the car at Bowling Green and talked briefly with Joe (Dan wasn't around when I stopped by)... It's a beautiful car, exceptionally well detailed.. and well appointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    I saw the car at Bowling Green and talked briefly with Joe (Dan wasn't around when I stopped by)... It's a beautiful car, exceptionally well detailed.. and well appointed.
    Sorry I missed you at the event........

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    I'm betting it was a $400-600K build.

    2080 hours per year, 3 years, 1 guy full-time, $60 per hour = $374,400 plus parts ~$75K-100K.

    I doubt one guy working on it for 3 years could finish it by himself. And the HRD shop rate is probably higher (mine is ). The interior alone has to be $30-40K. The frame and associated parts is probably $30K.

    I recall that the Kindigit 55 Nomad was a $500K+ build, and I think this is comparable.
    Wow 500k? Sure is a lot of money just to tell ur friends mr tv man built ur car. One of kindigs workers called me said he heard I specialized in nomads and looked at my website. He then asked if I had a transmission mount. Hard to believe that 500k car has casted cable guides and all the other poor quality original stuff in the tailgate area. Wish they had used us on that stuff. Doesn't sound like our stuff was out of their budget, since there most likely wasn't a budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMooks View Post
    Wow 500k? Sure is a lot of money just to tell ur friends mr tv man built ur car.
    Who's mr. tv man?

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    Dave kindig from bitchin rides
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    I guess the labor rate is a big factor. Around here it's anywhere from $65-100 per hour....I don't know what Joe charges. The guy that bent my upper radiator hose and beaded them charges $100 per hour.

    Parts cost the same just about anywhere. Here's my estimate of the cost of parts plus body/paint and interior for Bruiser. I think I double-counted the hours in paint and interior work because the $35K for interior includes labor and my estimate for paint included labor. But there has to be a lot of hours in disassembly, assembly, and fab of some custom parts I didn't count.

    Morrison chassis 15,000
    IRS adder 9500
    Exhaust 2000
    brakes 1000
    plumbing 1000
    Gas tank/pump 600
    Frame prep/painting 1000
    Driveshaft 500
    Engine 6000
    Engine accessories 2000
    Radiator/condenser 1000
    Transmission 2500
    Steeing shafts/joints 250
    Steering column 400
    Bodywork 10000
    Paint 8000
    Bumpers 1500
    Glass 1000
    Seats 300
    Stainless polishing 2000
    Chrome work 2000
    Madmooks parts 1000
    Steering wheel 300
    Interior 35000
    Electrical 3000
    VHX gauges 800
    Wheels 3000
    Tires 800
    Total 111,450
    So if there's 3000 additional hours over 3 years at $60 an hour, we're talking about a $291K car. If the shop rate drops to $45 an hour, it's "only" $246K. Sounds like that's about where it's at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMooks View Post
    Sure is a lot of money just to tell ur friends mr tv man built ur car.
    Dave Kindig is one of the most talented car designers I've ever seen, aside from Foose. He really has a knack for putting shapes and colors together to make an awesome car. Both those guys have some amazing talent. I wish I could consult with them on my Nomad but they'd probably tell me to take a hike.
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    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
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    I think trepanier has to be in that convo as well. Funny u mention his use of colors because that's prolly one of the few things I don't like about the car. Not a fan of the white being the dominant color and the upside down bumpers. Amazing detail tho.

    I'll take the bruiser + 250k cash over kindigs lol
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    This really brings up the question of how much better is something that costs a lot more money. Keep in mind that Kindig charged for time and parts on that Nomad and it came to over $500K from what I read. They did a LOT more metalwork and customization than Bruiser got. Not to say Bruiser isn't a "nice" car, but Kindig's Nomad is in a totally different league. I do like the white cuz it's different .

    I used to do a lot of work with IBM when I was an engineer for HP. I was once on a business trip to NY to discuss our microprocessor development program and we were taken out to dinner by the IBM sales rep. We went to the Hyde Park Culinary Institute and I think there were 10 of us total. The IBM rep started ordering wine for the table, and after we got about 6-8 bottles on the table I noticed from the wine list that they were $500+ bottles. I had never had wine that expensive, and it was good . But would I pay $450 more for a bottle of wine? NOPE! It wasn't THAT good. The bar tab alone was $4000 and I heard a week later that the rep quit and went to work for a different company.

    So is the Kindig Nomad worth $250K more than Bruiser? I don't know, but it depends on who's buying.
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    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

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