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by Tonyb66 » Fri May 08, 2020 4:06 pm

Richie dont tease us , post all 100 .
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by Steve Payne » Sat May 09, 2020 2:31 pm

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My fuse box lid Dzus fasteners have long since given up so I came up with this solution. M5 rivnut fit the original hole nicely in the fuse box base and these knurled headed screws finish it off nicely.

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by Tonyb66 » Sat May 09, 2020 3:14 pm

GOT THESE BACK AND PUT TOGETHER,JUST NEED A LITTLE NORMALITY TO RESUME TO GET CAR FINISHED .GARAGE FLOOR AND ROOF SORTED JUST NEED CAR . GOT A FEW OTHER BITS THAT I CAN PUT ON TOO.
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by Phil Hayes » Sat May 09, 2020 6:13 pm

Richie wrote:But let's get back to the topic in hand.
The last few days have seen the start of the infrastructure for the electric car going in. Quite an undertaking with the garage / driveway being 40 metres from the house and the electricity supply.
It also led to a good clear out of the garage and garden shed. And the very welcome find in the garage of this fine publication... Louise Redknapp in the number one position...
I'm sure I could be happily busy self isolating alongside her for a while


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You need to get a qualified electrician to terminate those SWA cables correctly!!
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by Richie » Sat May 09, 2020 7:33 pm

He hasn't finished yet. He's coming back Monday :)
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by Phil Hayes » Sat May 09, 2020 8:19 pm

Richie wrote:He hasn't finished yet. He's coming back Monday :)

Great stuff!
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by AH1951 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:12 am

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by Wolfgang » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:15 am

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Now I'm finally set up at home also...
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by DPP » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:44 am

Im sure you will have lots of jobs to sort out now you have a ramp, they just make life so easy.

If you havent already got one I would suggest a jacking beam as it really saves a lot of time getting the wheels off and is very sturdy.

Might also want to reposition the upper limit switch as it looks like you wont get a full lift with your ceiling height.
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by felixkk » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:48 am

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by Wolfgang » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:31 am

DPP wrote:Im sure you will have lots of jobs to sort out now you have a ramp, they just make life so easy.

If you havent already got one I would suggest a jacking beam as it really saves a lot of time getting the wheels off and is very sturdy.

Might also want to reposition the upper limit switch as it looks like you wont get a full lift with your ceiling height.


the jacking beam is not installed yet, hope to have the time next weekend. So now on the weekend I can work on my cars at home, actually I'm blocking 2 ramps in my company 20km away. Neighbours having seen us installing the ramp directly mentioned ...super - then we didn't have to go to your garage for maintenance..., so the jobs will be more :D
Despite it's very narrow in this old barn (my house was built 1862) it will be great fun working over the weekend on the cars and enjoying a beer whilst without thinking ..oh, I have to drive later...

With the height I'm restricted, this ramp is not equipped with an upper limit switch, thinking about installing a photoelectric barrier combined with a horn, then I'm flexible.
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by Kevin Birch » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:46 am

Nice one, I would love a ramp but the roof is an issue with my garage. If you move your lights between the beams you will get a few more inches head height and don't forget a comfortable stool on wheels so you can sit down under the car and still move around :D
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by Wolfgang » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:09 am

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working while seated is a marvellous idea :D
I also thought about taking the lamps aside, at the moment (if I put the Jensen in) I'll have around 1,70m. But this is only for private use, never having had the intention to exchange a gear box at home, that I'm able to do in my garage some 20 km away. This one dedicated to have a comfort level for working on the brakes, the skirts, doing exchange of liquids like oil, ATF etc...

Some pictures of the final stage, no I've to fix the ramp.
And my next project - my old race truck to provide mobile service for heritage car owners.
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by VFK44 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:11 pm

That moment when, after 12 weeks of lockdown boredom, you discover a roll of fluorescent pink tape and look out the window at your plain looking Mercedes:


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by Chris_R » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:06 pm

You should try and get a picture of the Mercedes at night, I've seen something similar done on a different car.
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