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    Hi from Canada!

    Planning on getting a GTM or waiting to see how the new GTF will look. I have zero idea of what I am doing when it comes to building a car from the ground up so I will be following a lot of builds closely, as well as planning costs.

    Erio

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    Welcome fellow Canadian!
    Jonas
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    Welcome, I would do a good job looking for insurance, It was almost impossible for me to get insurance for my 818, 45 years old with perfect record, and the only option I could get was facility insurance and it is 200 a month! a lot of companies are washing they hands of insurance on kit cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpyguy View Post
    Welcome, I would do a good job looking for insurance, It was almost impossible for me to get insurance for my 818, 45 years old with perfect record, and the only option I could get was facility insurance and it is 200 a month! a lot of companies are washing they hands of insurance on kit cars.
    Totally agree. We have a Type-65 and had to jump through hoops for insurance. I have a 5000KM a year policy that stipulates the car can't be used for anything but exhibition and pleasure driving. Even with that limited policy I had to produce a mechanics certificate etc so that they would rubber stamp me as good. It seems to change based on model as well, the 818 or the GTM/F are 'modern' as opposed to a replica that some insurance companies have some wiggle room on. Do your research.......
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    Welcome! Not intending to rain on your parade as building one of the Factory Five kits is a TON of FUN! The GTM is the most difficult of all the models. If you look at the build threads, a lot go on for years with many challenges. That may be what you want and are up for it, just go in eyes wide open.

    One of your best resources, if you haven't already discovered, is Ryan Valin in Ontario. Ryan helps with the completion parts needed for Canadian kits and has a lot of experience building many models.
    https://www.facebook.com/valinscustomcars/

    Good luck!
    Steve
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    347 with Holley Sniper & Hyperspark, TKO600, hydraulic clutch, IRS, Foose 18" Wheels, 245 & 315 BF Goodrich G-Force Rival S tires, DRL, power windows, roadster & hard top, Digital Guard Dog Ignition

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    I didn't think insurance would be that difficult to obtain, but im guessing it's going to be extra hard for a 25 year old lol.

    I'm anticipating this build being very difficult and I'm not looking to get it done in a certain time frame. I feel like building a car from the ground up is the best way to understand how all the components work and I don't want to rush it at all.

    Thanks again for the heads up and tips and looking forward to talking more with all of you!

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    Welcome to the forum. Roger

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