An M.G. Locost Build

Our Build Plan

When we first started this project, we put together the build plan below. We didn't really want to know how long the whole thing was going to take, but we did want to know how far along we were at any point in the build. So this is it. All the gory details. Yes it was a lot of hours, but don't let it discourage you. We're sure you can build a Locost a lot faster than we did.

Total Build Time: 2228 hours over 116 weeks @ 19 hrs/wk
Current progress: 2228 hours in 116 weeks, 100% complete
Completion Date: October 3, 2013

314 hours completed of 314 (100%)

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Main tubes 2011-08-01 94 2011-08-01 2012-01-05 118
Transmission tubes 2011-09-12 22 2012-01-06 2012-04-27 24
Truss tubes 2011-09-20 12 2012-02-11 2012-02-21 12
Bent tubes 2011-09-24 14 2012-07-06 2012-07-08 6
Aussie tubes 2011-09-27 16 2012-01-08 2012-07-06 10
Suspension brackets 2011-09-30 48 2011-10-17 2011-11-17 44
Shock brackets 2011-10-16 46 2011-12-29 2012-06-22 30
Steering mount 2011-10-26 12 2012-06-06 2012-07-09 12
Engine mounts 2011-10-31 24 2012-07-13 2012-08-05 20
Radiator mount 2011-11-07 12 2012-06-29 2012-07-02 12
Seat belt mounts 2011-11-11 6 2011-11-30 2011-12-04 14
Hand brake mount 2011-11-16 10 2012-03-24 2012-03-25 6
Brake brackets 2011-11-18 4 2012-07-15 2012-07-15 4
Fuel tank mounts 2011-11-20 4 2012-01-09 2012-01-09 2

110 hours completed of 110 (100%)

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Remove engine 2011-11-20 26 2012-01-15 2012-03-02 26
Remove interior 2011-11-30 28 2012-02-17 2012-03-12 28
Remove electrical 2011-12-10 24 2012-03-02 2012-03-21 24
Remove fuel lines 2011-12-18 6 2012-03-11 2012-03-23 6
Remove front suspension 2011-12-20 14 2012-03-23 2012-03-24 6
Remove rear suspension 2011-12-22 10 2012-03-23 2012-03-24 8
Remove brakes 2011-12-25 14 2012-03-11 2012-03-24 12

382 hours completed of 382 (100%)

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Build table 2011-12-30 30 2012-04-08 2012-04-13 18
Tack bottom tubes 2012-01-05 10 2012-04-14 2012-04-15 12
Tack nose 2012-01-09 16 2011-11-27 2012-04-11 16
Tack upper tubes 2012-01-15 38 2012-04-15 2012-04-23 28
Tack rear tubes 2012-01-25 24 2012-04-27 2012-07-09 14
Tack diagonals 2012-01-30 14 2012-05-12 2012-05-23 12
Tack transmission tunnel 2012-02-03 32 2012-04-23 2012-04-27 22
Tack Aussie mods 2012-02-11 16 2012-06-29 2012-07-06 6
Fully weld frame 2012-02-13 24 2012-04-28 2012-07-24 38
Suspension brackets 2012-02-27 14 2012-05-14 2012-05-27 16
Engine mounts 2012-03-03 20 2012-08-05 2012-11-09 24
Brake line brackets 2012-03-12 4 2012-08-19 2012-08-19 2
Handbrake mount 2012-03-13 4 2012-04-25 2012-05-11 2
Seatbelt brackets 2012-03-13 6 2012-05-25 2012-05-25 4
Wheel arches 2012-03-15 8 2012-08-26 2012-12-01 10
Fuel tank brackets 2012-03-18 4 2012-07-09 2012-07-09 2
Firewalls 2012-03-19 12 2012-09-26 2012-11-27 12
Floor 2012-03-23 24 2012-08-29 2012-11-30 26
Shock mounts 2012-04-02 18 2012-06-22 2012-06-22 10
Steering mounts 2012-04-05 28 2012-06-06 2012-07-11 28
Roll bar 2012-04-15 18 2012-12-10 2013-01-01 24
Cap tubes 2012-04-24 12 2012-11-09 2012-11-10 10
Sand welds 2012-04-27 16 2012-11-03 2013-02-15 14
Paint frame 2012-05-02 28 2013-02-15 2013-03-10 32

188 hours completed of 188 (100%)

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Build jigs 2012-05-14 20 2011-09-21 2011-11-12 44
Cut upper A-arm tubes 2012-05-29 22 2011-09-24 2011-10-30 32
Tap upper A-arm tubes 2012-06-10 4 2011-10-01 2011-11-13 12
Cut lower A-arm tubes 2012-06-14 16 2011-09-24 2011-11-13 12
Cut lower A-arm brackets 2012-06-18 34 2011-10-15 2011-11-27 46
Weld upper A-arms 2012-07-05 12 2011-12-29 2012-01-14 12
Weld lower A-arms 2012-07-09 12 2011-12-29 2012-01-17 12
Paint A-arms 2012-07-13 12 2012-05-06 2012-05-16 8
Attach A-arms 2012-07-16 24 2012-05-14 2012-05-29 10

140 hours completed of 140 (100%)

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Cut trailing arms 2012-07-20 14 2012-01-04 2012-01-13 12
Cut Panhard rod 2012-07-24 4 2012-01-04 2012-01-14 4
Cut diff brackets 2012-07-25 32 2012-01-14 2012-02-21 32
Clean differential 2012-08-06 16 2012-07-21 2012-09-03 10
Weld trailing arms 2012-08-09 8 2012-07-13 2012-07-20 4
Weld Panhard rod 2012-08-11 2 2012-07-20 2012-07-20 2
Weld diff brackets 2012-08-12 34 2012-04-11 2012-09-12 38
Assemble differential 2012-08-25 10 2012-07-22 2013-03-17 10
Paint differential 2012-08-29 10 2013-02-09 2013-02-23 10
Attach differential 2012-09-01 18 2012-07-22 2013-03-17 18

16 hours completed of 16 (100%)

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Mount rack 2012-09-08 10 2012-07-07 2012-07-12 4
Mount column 2012-09-09 22 2012-03-26 2012-08-24 12

110 hours completed of 110 (100%)

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Install pedal box 2012-09-13 20 2012-03-07 2012-06-19 42
Master cylinder 2012-09-28 4 2013-02-09 2013-03-13 4
Route brake lines 2012-09-30 18 2012-07-15 2013-04-12 16
Install backing plates 2012-10-05 10 2012-09-10 2013-03-16 10
Install hubs 2012-10-09 8 2012-09-10 2012-09-14 8
Install calipers 2012-10-12 8 2012-07-15 2012-09-14 6
Install shoes 2012-10-14 4 2012-09-17 2013-03-17 4
Install flex lines 2012-10-15 2 2013-03-18 2013-03-18 2
Bleed system 2012-10-16 4 2013-04-12 2013-04-16 4
Install handbrake 2012-10-18 14 2012-07-09 2012-09-26 14

104 hours completed of 104 (100%)

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Clean transmission 2012-10-23 10 2012-03-12 2013-02-18 10
Install transmission 2012-10-26 16 2012-08-31 2013-04-19 16
Clean engine 2012-11-01 16 2012-01-21 2013-02-23 16
Install engine 2012-11-06 18 2012-08-31 2013-04-13 14
Install intake 2012-11-11 8 2013-04-14 2013-04-16 6
Install controls 2012-11-14 8 2013-03-21 2013-04-18 8
Install accessories 2012-11-16 6 2012-10-06 2013-04-18 4
Install clutch 2012-11-18 24 2012-09-22 2013-04-10 24
Install driveshaft 2012-11-26 8 2013-08-30 2013-09-04 6

56 hours completed of 56 (100%)

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Install tank 2012-11-29 20 2012-12-07 2013-05-20 20
Install pump 2012-12-06 8 2012-03-28 2012-07-25 8
Route lines 2012-12-09 28 2012-11-12 2013-05-19 28

32 hours completed of 32 (100%)

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Install radiator 2012-12-19 10 2012-02-24 2012-07-14 8
Attach hoses 2012-12-21 16 2012-09-25 2012-09-28 8
Attach fan 2012-12-24 18 2013-06-02 2013-07-07 16

60 hours completed of 60 (100%)

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Install harness 2012-12-30 42 2012-11-11 2013-05-26 40
Mount fuse box 2013-01-13 6 2012-12-05 2012-12-05 4
Mount battery 2013-01-15 6 2013-04-26 2013-08-26 6
Install starter 2013-01-17 4 2013-04-14 2013-04-14 2
Connect fuel system 2013-01-17 6 2013-03-30 2013-03-31 4
Connect drive train 2013-01-19 6 2013-04-17 2013-05-16 4

38 hours completed of 38 (100%)

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Cut tubes 2013-01-20 20 2012-09-23 2012-10-21 10
Bend tubes 2013-01-24 12 2012-10-06 2012-10-21 4
Weld tubes 2013-01-25 8 2012-10-03 2012-11-08 8
Attach muffler 2013-01-28 8 2012-10-17 2012-10-21 4
Attach hangers 2013-01-30 16 2012-10-17 2012-10-24 6
Heat shield 2013-02-01 10 2013-06-04 2013-08-28 6

310 hours completed of 310 (100%)

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Scuttle 2013-02-03 70 2012-07-20 2013-02-02 70
Sheet trans tunnel 2013-02-28 38 2012-09-23 2012-12-19 42
Sheet rear bulkhead 2013-03-15 30 2012-09-23 2013-05-26 30
Build dashboard 2013-03-25 30 2012-09-28 2013-05-11 34
Attach dashboard 2013-04-07 10 2013-03-24 2013-05-26 10
Install gauges 2013-04-10 16 2013-03-27 2013-06-23 16
Install switches 2013-04-16 8 2013-05-04 2013-06-23 8
Install glovebox 2013-04-19 22 2013-04-01 2013-05-08 22
Fit mirrors 2013-04-27 4 2013-03-04 2013-08-26 2
Fit carpeting 2013-04-27 6 2013-07-10 2013-07-21 8
Fit interior panels 2013-04-30 16 2013-06-23 2013-07-22 16
Attach steering wheel 2013-05-06 4 2013-03-21 2013-04-17 2
Build seats 2013-05-07 22 2013-06-01 2013-09-22 24
Install seats 2013-05-15 26 2013-01-19 2013-09-22 26

214 hours completed of 214 (100%)

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Panel bottom front 2013-05-24 6 2013-03-06 2013-03-08 6
Panel trunk area 2013-05-26 28 2013-04-21 2013-07-13 18
Paint rear panel 2013-06-02 4 2013-07-14 2013-08-03 4
Panel sides 2013-06-03 20 2013-05-29 2013-08-17 20
Paint side panels 2013-06-10 4 2013-07-14 2013-08-03 4
Front panels 2013-06-12 26 2013-06-14 2013-08-18 26
Paint front panels 2013-06-21 4 2013-07-15 2013-08-03 2
Fit nose cone 2013-06-22 14 2012-07-26 2012-08-19 18
Grill 2013-06-28 24 2013-07-29 2013-08-27 24
Build bonnet 2013-07-07 30 2013-03-29 2013-07-17 28
Paint bonnet 2013-07-17 4 2013-07-21 2013-08-03 2
Build fender mounts 2013-07-18 16 2013-08-19 2013-09-21 18
Attach front fenders 2013-07-24 10 2013-09-21 2013-09-30 10
Attach rear fenders 2013-07-28 10 2013-06-26 2013-07-04 12
Spare tire carrier 2013-08-01 22 2012-07-11 2012-10-12 22

76 hours completed of 76 (100%)

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Build headlight bar 2013-08-09 20 2012-12-08 2013-03-10 16
Attach headlights 2013-08-14 12 2013-06-21 2013-08-09 12
Attach tail lights 2013-08-19 8 2013-06-28 2013-08-14 6
Attach running lights 2013-08-21 44 2013-05-29 0000-00-00 42

50 hours completed of 50 (100%)

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Install defroster vents 2013-09-05 14 2013-02-09 2013-08-18 14
Assemble windshield 2013-09-10 12 2013-09-08 2013-09-22 12
Install windshield 2013-09-14 6 2013-09-25 2013-09-30 4
Install wipers 2013-09-15 18 2013-09-13 2013-10-13 20

28 hours completed of 28 (100%)

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Completed

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Install mirrors 2013-09-23 8 2013-08-25 2013-09-01 8
Install seat belts 2013-09-25 10 2013-01-11 2013-09-28 10
Install spare tire 2013-09-29 2 2013-08-14 2013-08-20 2
Install shocks 2013-09-30 8 2013-09-25 2013-09-27 8

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