MK Indy RX-5 Kit Car Build Costs and Hours Worked
Here is the detailed breakdown of the kit car build costs for the MK Indy RX-5 project to date. This includes the cost of the car build itself including the donor vehicle and the kit, as well as tools and consumables. It also shows the total amount of hours worked on the build.
I have logged costs and hours per post, which you can see on the individual post pages. These are all summarised here in one place. Hopefully by keeping track of exactly what I have spent over the time of the build will help someone else in the future with planning finances for such a project.
Cost and Hours Table
|Car Build Costs||£805|
|18 Mar 2021||Mazda MX5 Mk2.5 Euphonic Donor Vehicle||£700|
|18 Mar 2021||Mazda MX5 Additional SVT Wheels and Tyres (for the Tyres)||£65|
|10 Jun 2021||Disposal of Mazda MX-5 Shell to Scrap Yard||£40|
|Tools & Consumable Costs||£237|
|29 May 2021||1/2 inch socket set 6 point 18pcs 10-32mm||£34|
|29 May 2021||1/2 inch extractor set 17, 19, 21 and 22mm||£22|
|29 May 2021||Draper Flare Nut Spanner set 6-22mm||£22|
|29 May 2021||4x Ratchet Axle Stands 2T||£60|
|29 May 2021||4x wheel chocks||£10|
|29 May 2021||2T Engine Hoist - kindly given to me by a friend||£0|
|29 May 2021||Clarke Impact Driver - kindly given to me by a friend||£0|
|29 May 2021||Electrical tape for labelling connectors||£8|
|29 May 2021||Cable ties||£3|
|29 May 2021||Zip Lock Bags||£3|
|29 May 2021||Plus Gas Penetrating Oil 400ml||£6|
|09 Jun 2021||8mm x 5m Welded Chain, M10 and M12 Shackles for Shell/ Engine Lift||£47|
|10 Jun 2021||2x Plus Gas 400ml||£12|
|10 Jun 2021||Hacksaw Blades||£10|
|Person Hours Worked||126 hrs|
|07 Jun 2021||Donor Strip Day 1 (3 people) - Remove All Body Work and Lights||32 hrs|
|08 Jun 2021||Donor Strip Day 2 (3 people) - Remove Dashboard, Wiring Harness, Radiator, Air Ducting||31 hrs|
|09 Jun 2021||Donor Strip Day 3 (3 people) - Preparation and Separation of Shell from Roller Skate||31 hrs|
|10 Jun 2021||Donor Strip Day 4 (3 people) - Prepare Shell for Scrap, Separate Sub-frames, Engine Removal||32 hrs|
The Aim of This Log
The aim of my MK Indy RX-5 kit car build blog is to be as helpful as possible to others considering doing such a project. I want to provide information that I have struggled to find myself in all the research I have done on kit cars. It has been quite difficult to properly work out a budget for what a kit car will cost to build. What I mean is the true cost of building a car, not just a theoretical cost for just the kit. I have read many kit car build blogs which are rich with detailed information on the build itself. However, none of the blogs actually stated what they planned to spend on the build vs reality.
I want this blog to actually take time to log the costs of the build. This will include all of the tools and consumables purchased and hours worked. I will then compare this to the budget I set at the start.