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Author: Subject: My garage is empty, what to do with it ?
steve m

posted on 20/12/19 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
My garage is empty, what to do with it ?

Hi all

Since my 7 has gone, due a fire, my garage is now empty, and I am looking for something to either fill the space
or more importantly, fill the space and make some cash at the same time

I have decided that I am not going to buy another car to fill the space, (or a motorbike wife says so !! )

Any idea's of what I could make, or build, etc in a single garage with power etc built into my house

I am pretty good with metal, and fabrication, also small scale fiberglass is a possibility, but I hate woodwork, and crap at it
as well

I am no good with PC's or electronics

So, any one got an idea of what I could use the space for, or even ideas of what people have thought but never actioned
on, due to time, etc etc

steve





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Ugg10

posted on 20/12/19 at 08:04 PM Reply With Quote
Loudspeakers and an amp.

Loads of kit plans out there and lots of new toys to invest in. Just need to decide on your specs and find a design to suit performance and wallet.

Lots of opportunity to be creative in the cabinet design. Search B&W Nautilus and Kyron Audio Kronos.

With modern dsp and a microphone you can play to your hearts content, very similar process to programming an ecu.

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[Edited on 20/12/19 by Ugg10]





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big_wasa

posted on 20/12/19 at 08:22 PM Reply With Quote
I really fancy building a jet engine.
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SJ

posted on 20/12/19 at 08:30 PM Reply With Quote
quote:

My garage is empty, what to do with it ?

Hi all

Since my 7 has gone, due a fire, my garage is now empty, and I am looking for something to either fill the space
or more importantly, fill the space and make some cash at the same time

I have decided that I am not going to buy another car to fill the space, (or a motorbike wife says so !! )

Any idea's of what I could make, or build, etc in a single garage with power etc built into my house

I am pretty good with metal, and fabrication, also small scale fiberglass is a possibility, but I hate woodwork, and crap at it
as well

I am no good with PC's or electronics

So, any one got an idea of what I could use the space for, or even ideas of what people have thought but never actioned
on, due to time, etc etc

steve



I think you are kidding yourself - needs to be a car (or a bike).

If I was in your position I'd be going for something old enough to not need tax or MOT.

stu

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pekwah1

posted on 20/12/19 at 10:04 PM Reply With Quote
What happened to the XK8??
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steve m

posted on 20/12/19 at 10:54 PM Reply With Quote
Andy,

It wont fit in the garage !!
not wide enough

steve





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pekwah1

posted on 20/12/19 at 11:11 PM Reply With Quote
So you need a wider car ;o)
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r1_pete

posted on 21/12/19 at 12:08 AM Reply With Quote
How about a trike...

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JC

posted on 21/12/19 at 05:06 AM Reply With Quote
How about a micro-brewery?
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steve m

posted on 21/12/19 at 09:11 AM Reply With Quote
"How about a micro-brewery?"

what an interesting and "sensible" post, although any profits would be disappearing down MY toilets

Although I did contemplate something like an Austin 7 rebuild, possibly into a racer, and certainly haven't discounted
that route, also rebuilding a classic bike was also in the frame

But I don't know if I want to embark on a project like that anymore

The type of thing, albeit not my bag is something bespoke, as a friend makes candle holders out of drift wood and stuff
and made £700 in one evening selling the stuff at a craft fair, he even has his own business cards, and a website staring up soon
as the business has really moved on from a hobby

What he has suggested is that I go to one of these fairs, to see what it is I can make
and I will doo

steve





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tegwin

posted on 21/12/19 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by big_wasa
I really fancy building a jet engine.


I have a part built jet engine based around a hybrid turbo charger if you want something to tinker with!

Has most of the parts including high pressure fuel pump and injectors, oil system with pumps and coolers plus a load of electronics including fancy fibre optic tachometers. All built on a big steel frame. Did all the heavy fabrication and started plumbing it all up and then moved away from my workshop

Best part of £1000 in bits....

If you were to collect it from Plymouth or Bristol itís all yours for £250.... pm me an email address and up send you some photos.





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ianhurley20

posted on 21/12/19 at 10:48 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by big_wasa
I really fancy building a jet engine.


A friend has one that came from a helicopter, it's big and very noisy! You would have great difficulty fitting it in your garage, it's on a rolling trolley like you use. I can ask if he wants to sell??????





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harmchar

posted on 21/12/19 at 11:55 AM Reply With Quote
My wife bought me a 3D printer as an early xmas pressie. Although I don't think it will make me any money as a business it's going to be great to be able to design and print prototype parts for my 7 type project. Only problem is it's deflecting my attention away from fixing the car. Aldi were selling a desktop 3D printer for £150 on Black Friday deal.
Just another option for your empty space.

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Ugg10

posted on 21/12/19 at 05:22 PM Reply With Quote
If you want a car project - Ford Ka 2.0l Zetec or 1.6 Zetec SE transplant or even a st170 using the OEM ECU guide on here. Cheap and cheerful but should be lots of fun.





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steve m

posted on 21/12/19 at 07:35 PM Reply With Quote
I do not want a car, or a bike, ive had enough wasted years money etc, down that route
and the thought of something like a Ford Ka, is a million miles away from anything I would think off

I would like a project, and something that I could possibly make money from

steve





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pekwah1

posted on 21/12/19 at 10:42 PM Reply With Quote
ďEnough wasted yearsĒ???

How could you Steve!!!!

So woodworks out of the question? Iíve been thinking about making furniture, just simple stuff like dining room tables but trying the whole live edge wood and epoxy resin style. Sure you could teach yourself that quite easily! People pay silly money for stuff like that too so could earn you a decent amount

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big_wasa

posted on 21/12/19 at 11:06 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks Ian and Tegwin.

Ive got two kits to tinker with and a house to fix up before the garage will be empty.

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steve m

posted on 21/12/19 at 11:22 PM Reply With Quote
HAHA Andy M8

Ive had enough with cars, im 60, and would like something a bit more conducive with my age, and mucking about
with kits cars and the like, just isn't for me any more (not to say that older guys still do) but I don't have the space
nor the inclination

steve





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40inches

posted on 22/12/19 at 12:45 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
HAHA Andy M8

Ive had enough with cars, im 60, and would like something a bit more conducive with my age, and mucking about
with kits cars and the like, just isn't for me any more (not to say that older guys still do) but I don't have the space
nor the inclination

steve

Each to there own I suppose, I'm 71 and can't see a point when I would want to stop fiddling with kit cars .
I'm not really ready for pipe and slippers yet

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JonBowden

posted on 22/12/19 at 10:36 AM Reply With Quote
I'm 56 and don't intend to go down gracefully.
I have a lifetime of not messing about with cars to catch up on!
But I like your idea of finding something that you can make money at.





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steve m

posted on 22/12/19 at 12:12 PM Reply With Quote
Something like this Andy ?

as if so, I have thought about it,

https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=AwrJ6tU2Xf9dIx8AkARNBQx.?p=epoxy+desk&fr=yfp-t&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Ai%2Cm%3Apivot#id=3&vid= a78bf91927d62f5db19960e9b0cedbd1&action=view





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pekwah1

posted on 22/12/19 at 01:05 PM Reply With Quote
Yeh exactly that kind of thing, think it would be quite fun to make and again people tend to pay top dollar nowadays for custom furniture. If you do end up going down that route give me a shout as Iíd be keen to lend a hand and learn something!
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nero1701

posted on 22/12/19 at 07:09 PM Reply With Quote
After my Kit car adventures...

I as you know bought the Boxster S, I can honestly say, its been one of the best decisions I ever made!! I actually use it!!!

I also got quite into Sim racing, not the sit in front of a TV with a controller..

But.....full on Alloy Extrusion, Industrial servo motor racing and load cell pressure sensitive pedals.. in a league (fair enough..im shit) but still in a league!!

I'm not so far from you Steve, if you fancy popping around to try it!!

and there is far less chance of having you face me the wrong way round on a round-about on a sunday morning,



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pekwah1

posted on 22/12/19 at 07:43 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Nero,

Out of interest which sim is it and do you mind me asking what itís set you back?
From what Iíve researched you are talking many thousands for something half decent

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nero1701

posted on 22/12/19 at 07:58 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pekwah1
Hi Nero,

Out of interest which sim is it and do you mind me asking what itís set you back?
From what Iíve researched you are talking many thousands for something half decent


Well......


Including the pc to run it...the vr....the cockpit...
Steering and pedals....

I'm about 5 into it...and that's built...not bought

Iracing

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