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Postby Neilyman » 27 Oct 2006, 11:59

Pirates??
Where`s yer Buccaneers??




On the side of me Buccanhead!!

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Postby hsr2.6 » 27 Oct 2006, 14:58

:lol: :lol:
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Postby CancerWagon » 28 Oct 2006, 02:54

You mean the 'rotizzle' or the 'piratronic automated thread invasion system'?

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Doive wrote:Oooh baby, what a great project.

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Postby Shellysowner » 07 Nov 2006, 17:55

Lovely work on the garage front Alex. Do you have any more pics of the Triumph? The o/s corner looks pretty good but I wanna see the rest :D
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Postby Doive » 07 Nov 2006, 17:58

What an excellent garage, inspires me to get on with mine. The construction is a little more lightweight than I'd anticipated, maybe I don't need to make mine from 4" square timbers! What kind of dimensions have you given it?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 07 Nov 2006, 22:36

Doive wrote:The construction is a little more lightweight than I'd anticipated

it helps if you have some serious windbreaks
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Postby shoveitnz » 09 Nov 2006, 16:14

Its 6m by 3m. Yeah- I was gonna build it out of 4by2 all round but once I started screwing up the sides and rafters its all stiffened up. Its screwed down onto railway sleepers so no one steals it....or gets blown away.... also keeps land owner happy because its not 'permanant'.

The roof is cheap clear corrogated plastic from Wickes. Very light. The centre rafter is 4by 2 and should handle the weight of a rotary or chevette block...I tested it by hanging off it and bouncing up and down..

£340 to build.

Now to build a big bench and get a vice.
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Postby Doive » 09 Nov 2006, 17:02

How have you weatherproofed it? I'll probably build mine in a slightly more permanent fashion, but I like the idea of the clear corrugated plastic for the roof, why didn't I think of that one? I'm waiting for a man to bugger off to Spain with his HUUUUGE camper van so I can park the Chevette in his space and get the concrete lifted and slabbed, then construction of the garage will commence with much aplomb!
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Postby sexychevette » 17 Nov 2006, 21:00

That massive truck is badass!!!!!!!!!
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Postby shoveitnz » 18 Nov 2006, 20:10

Big truck..big truck! hmmmm...I'd love to build onto that! keep asking if he'll sell it to me.

I've just started painting the outside of garage with a sort of new age stain. ..in trendy dark brown.
the roofing was cheap, clear, strong and light. I think it should'nt blow away but we'll find out.
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Postby shuvit-tim » 29 Dec 2006, 14:47

the project looks groovy the garage better still!

Nice no nonsense approach. "hmmm problem: getting wet. Solution: Build a roof."

I'm a bit concerned someone's going to pinch all your tools though chief - how about a front to it?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 30 Dec 2006, 21:35

good to see the missus getting stuck in there mate...well she does contribute half to the running costs so it is only fair she helps out :)
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Postby Doive » 31 Dec 2006, 01:35

I can't believe how small the rotary is in that engine bay, it's like a gaping chasm. I can think of several engines I'd like to drop into that. Like a VW W12.
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Postby CancerWagon » 31 Dec 2006, 03:53

I am genuinely impressed! :D Can't wait to see it running!

That engine is so tiny! I want one! Cross member looks brilliant, don't let it rust like mine has.
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Postby shoveitnz » 01 Jan 2007, 13:40

Yeah- Hannah seems to enjoy working on cars(or is good at pretending to) - maybe shes just watching where the money goes..
Just been using a new LDV hire van for a week recently with a new techy deisel thingee- wow- what speed! So long as you keep it in the band its great..and not too loud.
So- anyone ever thought about a TDI chevette?
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Postby Harry Flatters » 01 Jan 2007, 22:53

Alex, what's the score with the MK? Looks familiar somehow...
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Postby shoveitnz » 03 Jan 2007, 15:16

The Mk is a mates- its been around for quite some time here and there. Its away getting a 3000 squid paint job!!! Cant wait to see it. Then its going to have a completely wooden house truck body built.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 03 Jan 2007, 19:17

Is it a 500 engine? - it's got the heavy duty air cleaner.

Did it ever have a military office body on it?
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Postby shoveitnz » 04 Jan 2007, 15:20

yeah- 500 engine. And it did have some sorta box body on it buts thats now sitting in the local woods.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 04 Jan 2007, 20:56

Probably not the same one then - the one I was thinking of had a 330 in. I'm guessing it was always a civvy one if it's got a 500 with all the correct bits?

Can't believe he'd spend £3K painting an MK!
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Postby shoveitnz » 05 Jan 2007, 15:13

our lovely TK has a 330. But I wouldnt mind the 500 - would have helped 2 years ago when crawling up col de galibier to 2600m in 2nd gear!
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Postby Shellysowner » 05 Feb 2007, 23:09

Another excellent update Alex - looks like you've been very busy indeed. I take my hat off to you doing it all in your handbuilt garage (which I'm guessing is a bit chilly this time of year).

So is the car staying brown or is it eventually going silver like the engine bay?
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Postby shoveitnz » 06 Feb 2007, 14:48

Cheers.
Yeah garage bloody cold last night- hannah and I went out to peel masking tape off engine and took some photos then decided the pub was a better place to be!!!
I've got a gas heater in there but these last few nights...brrrr

Car will stay brown for now- trying to keep outside looking as standard as possible..but it will be lower! Needs beaded seat covers.
In future we're thinking of an aqua like colour....
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Postby Harry Flatters » 06 Feb 2007, 19:28

That engine is certainly....orange!

shoveitnz wrote:our lovely TK has a 330. But I wouldnt mind the 500 - would have helped 2 years ago when crawling up col de galibier to 2600m in 2nd gear!


High blow 330 turbo for that, I think!
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Postby sexychevette » 26 Feb 2007, 09:41

Looking good man! so your not gona open the engine up? if you wana rebuild, i work at a mazda dealer, so i can get staff price on parts and ship em over to you....might work out quite abit cheaper than buying off your local mazda dealer?

Will be cool to see this when its finished :twisted: definatly stay with the brown :lol:
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