Fortune build

west-wot

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Hey guys - new to the forum

My previous projects included a wide body 240 and a widebody i8 but fancied a change - cars in the garage also include a ferrari 360 and a jcw mini

So i have in shipment a veilside fortune - bought by accident as it was being delivered to someone else who cancelled while in transit so i have have picked it up

Don't even have the base car yet !

Looking to do a 20b conversion, completely redone interior, recaro cs seats are on order already and will get it all retrimmed with carbon trim and door cards and probably black leather and orange stitching - i did the m240 with this setup but with blue stitching and it came out really nice

goes into the garage end of march and given it a 12 week conversion for the body work before the engine work starts and then the interior

Will post up pics during the build and hopefully it will be ready end of the summer complete

Two pics so far ! - arrives mid march

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west-wot

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If anyone has built one these and have any advice I’d love to hear

one big issue I faced on the widebody 240 was the wheel arch liners at the front being made up and sitting right - how do you do the liners ok the veilsidekit if at all ?

here are pics of the 240

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R_m_dennis

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Haha yes it’s a bmw 240i not a 240z

when the project on that one started it was the most basic car without cruise control - we added every single option on it including radar cruise control and traffic jam assist even though that wasn’t available for the car - replaced every panel including the roof to carbon - quad exhaust and full kw suspension the list is endless - I think only the back seats are left standard as I couldn’t find someone to do a rear seat delete in carbon - I do have a full carbon dash board and door cards coming for this but that’s a few months away

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I am looking for a carbon wheel for the rx7 If anyone knows of one - love the one we installed on the bmw

all in took about a year and probably have 100k into it but was fun project and a great learning experience - I am expecting the same cost and timeframe for this project

I hope due to the age of the rx7 it will be a lot simpler although I’m already looking at 360 camera setup - front rear sensors - car play etc haha

for me it’s more about the building them and making them a one off - I enjoy the challenge
 
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Mazdawho

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I liked the 240 but not as good as a rx7, the Mazda has grip, better brakes ,a lsd and is quicker. Also the fuel consumption is just as bad as the Mazda when not cruising.

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Just my opinion but the 20b’s aint worth the money as the centre plates are so rare,youll get 5-600 bhp out of a 13b and have change for a spare,or if money is no issue go 4 rotor.
 

west-wot

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Having issues with this acc - sometimes doesn’t let me log in

only reason for the 20b - there’s one for sale currently in the USA for not much more than a rebuild - although costs of an ecu -conversion kit to mount it etc all adds up

rough numbers for the build
car 15k
Body work install and paint is 8-10
Wheels and tires - 5
Carbon roof and doors - 6 plus install (unsure if to do this again)
Body kit - 12
Suspension - hks - 1.5
Led rear lights 1k
Clear ppf - 3
Brembo fronts -3
Wear and tear stuff - shafts /bushings/ bars etc - 5
Hks exhaust - 1

that’s the first stage just to get it together -timeframe of three months from start

ice - 3k + for cameras, sensors, head unit, speakers - know from past experience this will probably balloon
Seats 2.5k
Mounts 250
Interior carbon - door cards, dash, etc - 2.5
Retrim of interior - 3/4K
carbon wheel / dials / pedals odd bits - 1-2

hopefully can get this done a few months after the body work - stuff like sensors etc will be done as the body is though

engine work - 20 although this could be as low as 5 depending on the base car
longer term project -hopefully done over the winter

plus all the unexpected costs and upgrades along the way, tax from parts coming from abroad etc - and there’s probably a long list of stuff I’ve forgotten - 100 all in is easy and probably on the low side even if I keep the 13b
 
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engine work - 20 although this could be as low as 5 depending on the base car
If you're going 20b or 4 rotor you'll need to double that. Especially if no labour yourself. Have a good read through some project threads to give you an idea.

You mention an ECU, you're gonna need one anyway, you need everything clutch, fueling. Cooling system, turbos, exhaust, the lot. Depending what the base car already has everything else is 25 years old and will need Changing. E.g. it's £1k for a full suspension bush kit excluding labour (which is a lot)

Your bodykit budget estimate looks about right, but the car is gonna cost more than you think
 

Simaroon

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Having issues with this acc - sometimes doesn’t let me log in

only reason for the 20b - there’s one for sale currently in the USA for not much more than a rebuild - although costs of an ecu -conversion kit to mount it etc all adds up

rough numbers for the build
car 15k
Body work install and paint is 8-10
Wheels and tires - 5
Carbon roof and doors - 6 plus install (unsure if to do this again)
Body kit - 12
Suspension - hks - 1.5
Led rear lights 1k
Clear ppf - 3
Brembo fronts -3
Wear and tear stuff - shafts /bushings/ bars etc - 5
Hks exhaust - 1

that’s the first stage just to get it together -timeframe of three months from start

ice - 3k + for cameras, sensors, head unit, speakers - know from past experience this will probably balloon
Seats 2.5k
Mounts 250
Interior carbon - door cards, dash, etc - 2.5
Retrim of interior - 3/4K
carbon wheel / dials / pedals odd bits - 1-2

hopefully can get this done a few months after the body work - stuff like sensors etc will be done as the body is though

engine work - 20 although this could be as low as 5 depending on the base car
longer term project -hopefully done over the winter

plus all the unexpected costs and upgrades along the way, tax from parts coming from abroad etc - and there’s probably a long list of stuff I’ve forgotten - 100 all in is easy and probably on the low side even if I keep the 13b
You can buy mine to spend 100k on, I’d like to see that