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Tom Boyd

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  • Birthday 03/02/1976

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    Nottingham
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    VW Touareg 5.0 V10
    MGTF............
    Triumph MK2 pi 👍

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  1. Tom Boyd

    How much for a full body respray on 5?

    I'll try and break down the costings....... Car drives in complete, nothing removed... Strip car of external trims, interior, screen surround, surrey etc 40hrs Remove outer panels, bare metal inside/out. strip decks, valances, sills etc 40hrs Repair corrosion, re-fit panels, gap panels, remove panels, prep inside panels, paint inside panels, repair decks/valances/sills. 100hrs fit panels, re-gap including surrey top, prepare & prime after removing bonnet/boot/surrey etc 160hrs Flat primer, repair defects, re-prime/flat, mask up again, put in booth, clean, wet on wet primer, 3 coats base, 3 coats of clear 120hrs Remove from booth, fully wet flat (1500-2000-3000 grit), machine polish, de-mask etc 40hrs Rebuild car including cleaning/painting original parts prior to fitting, final machine polish, cavity wax, build up etc 120hrs Total 660 hours......................... Triumph specialist labour rate say £60ph + VAT = £39600.00 Average cost to customer for all the above???? £12000.00-£18000.00 + VAT + parts Body work is not a money earner, trust me i know!!! People who think prices being banded about are ridiculous then please see above. Or call me/pop in to see what actually goes into this! Costs to set up/run a decent bodyshop.... booth/mixing room/workshop space (2000 sq ft) £50000.00 Stock/welders (mig/tig/spot)/consumables/jig/panel beating tools/compressor/compliant spray guns/gun cleaners etc etc £20000.00 Wages per annum per employee £25000.00 Materials used per bare metal respray £1800.00 Insurance/rent/mortgage/overheads etc per annum £40000.00 To summarise, its a very labour intensive job, not forgetting honouring a warranty etc......... Sorry for the long post..................... Tom
  2. Tom Boyd

    Tyres?

    Another fan of the XAS tyre here, fitted them to my car replacing the old Yokahama's and the difference was amazing Tom
  3. Tom Boyd

    weber 45

    Will PM you
  4. Tom Boyd

    Where is the like button on this forum?

    No one 'likes' us??
  5. Tom Boyd

    Thanks to Distributor Doctor and TR members

    Martin @ Distributor Doctor is very good! Highly recommended here
  6. Tom Boyd

    I hate repro parts

    Couldn't agree more
  7. Tom Boyd

    I hate repro parts

    Regarding the stainless steel pipe, if you 'key' up the area the hose & clamp will be, it helps to stop the pipe slipping.. Where are you buying your hoses from? Can't say i have encountered a massive issue with them Tom
  8. Tom Boyd

    Where is the like button on this forum?

    Wayne is working on it.. it’s quite a mystery!
  9. Tom Boyd

    Glitch?

    I’ll see if I can remove it.... it removes the redirection after 30 days automatically
  10. Tom Boyd

    Recommended Twist Drills

    Irwin ones are very very good Tom
  11. Tom Boyd

    Upgrade costs

    Agreed regarding the balancing & a lightened flywheel if the engine is being fully stripped & out the car. If you start with a bare block, get it line bored & fit cam bearings. Bigger bore will help with the grunt. BHP figures are great for the pub but it's the torque that matters Tom
  12. Tom Boyd

    TR3A Performance Engine Rebuild Advice

    And each one is slightly different!
  13. Tom Boyd

    Cleaning brake fluid before painting

    John, Depending on how long the fluid has been leaking, first wash down with water then get the paint off so your at bare metal stage. Once bare and the paint is feathered back past the contamination, get a red scotch brite and use panel wipe and scrub the metal. you need to carry on until the metal is shiny. If the contamination is deep then a wire wheel on a grinder/drill etc could possibly be necessary. You will be amazed how far the fluid softens the paint.. Once happy, apply body filler if necessary, etch prime, high build prime then colour coat. Tom
  14. Tom Boyd

    Upgrade costs

    Hi, Cam swap, head change/work, pair SU's/set Weber's/injection, extractor manifold will see you back on track Cam & followers around £300 (for new cam not re-profiled) Pair SU's with manifold, linkage etc £1200 (new/recon) Triple weber set up £1500 Convert to injection £2000 Head work £600 Exhaust manifold £400 Plus fitting ........ Parts prices ish & + VAT Tom
  15. Tom Boyd

    Frustration beyond belief!!!

    I'm a moderator and i don't have those details of yours... Send a pm to Wayne or email him. It should then be sorted but please remember most have 'day' jobs and this week is pretty busy getting ready for the NEC Tom
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