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Old 08-20-2018, 10:54 AM
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When they built my car in 2015/2016, the chassis was ready first and they were behind on the bodies. It sounds like that is now reversed.

My car took 14 months plus paint time. It sounds like it is now taking longer. I guess Peter favors a backlog over adding personnel.
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Old 08-20-2018, 12:47 PM
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Thanks... agree Chris, sounds like the wait is moving to a longer period. Only saving grace is I am doing the paint work local on the body so I wonít have that wait to deal with.
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My deposit was June 2016 number 815 and I’m cool with waiting since this is my third car from ERA. Spring of 2019 is realistic and fine with me. I’m in the snow belt anyway. Good luck with your build. You are making some great choices. It is true that there is much fun in the build and anticipation of progress and completion.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:56 PM
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My deposit was June 2016 number 815 and Iím cool with waiting since this is my third car from ERA. Spring of 2019 is realistic and fine with me. Iím in the snow belt anyway. Good luck with your build. You are making some great choices. It is true that there is much fun in the build and anticipation of progress and completion.
Wait a minute, June '16 to spring of '19 is closer to three years. I think it's time ERA expanded their output facilities.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:29 AM
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The first car I did was completed in 97 and as I remember it took about two years, and was a complete turnkey. My second turn key car was finished in 2004 and also took about two years, to the best of my recollection. Actually, I think the second car was two years and a few months as it was a bit more complicated. Part of it is just timing I think and I am in no hurry. My drive season is pretty much May to September so have a limited window. No sense pushing a build to receive the car in December, at least in my thinking. Gives me something to look forward to besides the trees turning green next spring.
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Old 11-25-2018, 08:21 AM
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Just another update, 9 months has flown by and busy as ever so the waiting isnít that bad ... Brent is still busy finding parts and my BBM 427 FE SO block arrived the other month. Seeing if the moons align so I can attend the ERA Christmas Party. Would be great to meet other members and check out the current cars being built. Was last at ERA in 1994!
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:37 PM
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What is the status of your build now as far as ERA is concerned...? Has the frame been built? The body molded? Back in 1992 when mine was built, it was done in about 14 months total painted, engine installed. I wonder what has happened at ERA to extend the time period from order to finished product? When I am at the Xmas party this year I might ask. May also order a set of the new seats for #375 which has the original style fiberglass framed seats.
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Nothing yet other than my deposit, lots of cars being built by photos guys have shared so guessing business is really good. Peter has been super helpful throughout the process. If I do make the party letís meet up... I was there in 1994, will bring along the photos.... sat in a GT40... now that was cool!
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It would be great if you could make it up to the ERA Xmas party from PA. Weather permitting. We seem to have been getting some precipitation about every 3 to 4 days here for the last month (in fact it is down pouring outside as I type). It is always nice to see Peter, Bob and Doug. I remember when ERA used to squeeze out one or two ERA GT40's. Those headers were a fantastic testament to professional welding skill, and the total number of parts that went into the chassis was incredible. Hopefully will see you there in a few weeks.
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Well, I am sitting around on my day off reading the big cobra registry and cruising through my assembly manual I got when I put my deposit down. So as of Feb 19, 2019, it will be 1 yr down. Figured I would call ERA later this week to see when my wait time will be turning into build time. Very excited to get to the next step but then again good things come to those who wait. Haha

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Last night (3/25/19), I received an email my chassis is off to be powder coated and my next deposit is due. Getting closer
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Congrats! Four days after receiving mine, the waiting is a vague memory ;-)
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