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    My garage upgrade



    Here is my tiny garage, Ive made my rods short enough to fit it in!





    Windows show signs of much over spray, both paint and grinder!


    With the truck in there, can't take much of a picture of the truck!

    So, time for an upgrade.
    I blame MyGasser, when he came to pick up an engine he said "why don't you make the garage bigger?"
    Well for various reasons I had always dismissed this idea previously, but this time, I went for it.
    Reasoning: How often do we sit in our back yard? maybe once a year? Well I go in the garage every week!




    I started by building a frame to support the extended roof





    ...then covered the frame and felted it.
    I saved some money by not buying a new ladder!!!
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    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    Compared to original garage this is double the size. I thought the new bit of roof joined to the original bit quite well.


    Big job to break up the old concrete of the yard, and dig down so that new floor would be level with original garage. Here Wifey is lending a hand.


    After filling many many bags with earth some hard core went in - had plenty to hand from breaking up the old base.



    Cement time.
    I realized too late that I should have had sand etc delivered.
    I had been up and down to Wickes with millions of bags in the cab!




    Some bags waiting to go to the tip - can't take too many at once these days.
    Also, here is my 99p ebay window.
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    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    I closed in the section facing the house, re-using the old door, and the new big window is in a hinged frame with caster wheels underneath to support it, so the whole thing can open right up. In the unlikely event that the garage is one day tidy enough to use when we invite people round! As this is the bit you see from our house it will get finished off, tidied up and painted. Eventually.



    Now it was time to knock the old wall down. Ideally I would have moved the truck out, but it has some issues at the moment.



    Engine hoist made sure the roof didn't collapse while i removed old wall!!




    Last edited by Taxirod; 01-06-2019 at 15:48.
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    The door is upside down and back to front, please rehang .................................................. ........

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    Having been in your garage I can vouch for how snug it was, so good work on the extension. As for the truck, you've put so much work into it, it would be shame to break it. As others have said, just leave it a few months and see if the enthusiasm returns. We've all (I definitely have) sold stuff at the point you are at now and then regretted it as soon as its going down the road (on a trailer or not).

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    The garage looks good, nice job. Such a shame you can't make it longer.

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    Good job on the garage, I like stuff like 99P doors off ebay or facebook

    I had a good look at CHOPT when you were at Shakey, the pickup is even better so keep going (after a rest of course to find your mojo)
    IT'S NOT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT...IT'S WANTING WHAT YOUVE GOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    The door is upside down and back to front, please rehang .................................................. ........
    Haha, well spotted. That door has already been rehung 2 or 3 times, by fitting wrong way I get to re use the lock!
    Might sort it out later though, if it means that much to you
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo56 View Post
    The garage looks good, nice job. Such a shame you can't make it longer.
    Newham council might object to me extending across the pavement!

    Or I could buy the house next door and extend that way. But if i could afford that, would I be re using a secondhand lock to save money?
    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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    Next job is to join the old garage floor to the new, have to dig out more earth to get hardcore in






    This row of bricks sticking up have always annoyed me, at last I can get rid of them and have a level (ish) floor.

    I managed to shove the truck away from them so I can attack them.

    When I first saw these car skates, they seemed to expensive for me, but recently I found these on ebay.
    I suppose you could call them cheap-skates.
    Groan.





    I may live in East London, I may have a number plate that reads "Chopt", but I do NOT use 6" wheel spacers!

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