We installed the system in Darksol's car in just a couple hours last Sunday
In that time, we even took pauses drink some purple gatorade during the install
I can attest to the quality of the components - they're definitely top notch!
Yeah I had just about four hours of "Phil Time"
granted from the wife last Sunday morning and headed over at 9am.
We had a KC get together scheduled for 10:30 so I wanted to get a head start on the installation so I could socialize afterwards!
The only prep that I had done before coming over was to remove the rear speaker panel and to show up in with the soft top instead of the hard top. Can't FTL (Flip-Top-Lid) with a top in place!
Anyway it took less than an hour of leisurely work between both of us to get the clam off. Ironically the hardest part of the clam removal were a couple of the plastic push fasteners that attach the interior plastic foam piece to the rollbar (we had to dril them out).
Folks started coming over about 10am and while we were yacking I went and trimmed the plastic foam cover, cut the wheelwell liners, reconfigured the fuel door and Phil marked/drilled where the hinges would go. About 11am the clam went back on for fastening.
By 11:30am 95% of the install was complete. I left a few parts as "to-do-when-I-get-home" such as the battery extension/relocation and rear wheelwell liner attachments... I wanted to socialize!
Note: I'm personally going to extend the tail light harness so I don't have to disconnect/reconnect it every time I FTL up... but that's the beauty of this thing... once you have it popped open and you're staring into the glorious wonder of "what's underneath the clam" you start inventing projects to work on... just so you can FTL! I'm sure you other guys that have installed this kit can attest to that!
Finally I would say that "from scratch" the entire install would take two guys about 4 hours... with a handful of purple gatorade/beer breaks tossed in for reflection
p.s. Hey Phil, post that picture from last night where we had our FTL's all lined up! Looked like a couple of Gray GT40's