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Trying to get a good idea of what it costs to re-tub a car. What have people paid in the past? and did you end up with something better than before? How many upgrades did you include with the resurrection....



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I use this system when a rental car is totaled.

 

Normal cost to retub with new hardtop $15k

If hardtop is usable $14k

 

This figures 2/3 of suspension is reusable, transponder steering wheel, seat reusable.

 

new seat belts and any upgrades I have made to make the car as close to a current car as possible.

 

Justified: Car $5000, cage and safety gear $4000, Labor, ~40 hours, $4000, Misc stuff, replacement suspension etc $1000, hardtop $1000

 

Hope that helps

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If you can do the work yourself you can get away much cheaper than this. I re-tubbed my car in 2011 for about $750 in parts if you can re-use the cage as I was able to. 


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I'm gonna take a WAG here and say the OP can do the work, and that the question was market research.

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Absolutely Walter, noting to hide here. Working on a better solution and we have not re-tubed a NA/NB car in quite a few years. looking for people that have gone through the process and can help us create a better program with their experience. It will hopefully be something that will make a crummy wrecked SM into a cooler, faster, safer, fun car. Keep watching...


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Well I guess he's not an amateur. My bad...  


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Absolutely Walter, noting to hide here. Working on a better solution and we have not re-tubed a NA/NB car in quite a few years. looking for people that have gone through the process and can help us create a better program with their experience. It will hopefully be something that will make a crummy wrecked SM into a cooler, faster, safer, fun car. Keep watching...

 

 

I have moved one particular cage 4 times I  believe, we have learned each time how to do it better feel free to pm with any particular questions.


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