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At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by pgarner, 18 February 2009.

  1. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    The Elan is finally getting the garage/workshop it deserves. After living in a draughty, damp, cramped barn he will soon be living in a warm, bright, new home. I now need to insulate, board, wire, plumb, paint and move everything in.

     
  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Hey Steve if you could have had the guy building the shed / garage build the Elan you would have already have set the record for "the worlds fastest Elan" long ago :rofl:

    PS over here we call them man caves :)
     
  3. old-git

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    :)

    PS, so do we :)
     
  4. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    20190810_142002.jpg Garage is getting there.
     
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  5. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome back! That's looking amazing, more like a museum than a garage. Nice to have the space to work in though.

    I thought you'd be finished on the Lotus by now ;)
     
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  6. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Like me you are doing a bit of wishful thinking:)

    Am wondering if Steve is going for the record of the longest project ever that is currently held by the guy who painted the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel :rofl:
     
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  7. old-git

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    Life, as they say (whoever 'they' are) gets in the way.
     
  8. old-git

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    Whilst up on the blocks I decided to do a weight reduction progress report. Stuffed the car with all the bits I have that are still to be fitted and weighed the lot. Came in at 642kg. The doors weigh 6kg and 3kg at the moment but will end up around 2kg each. The roof weighs 7kg but the carbon fibre replacement will be nearer 2kg. The missing side and rear windows will be around 6kg in total. The temp wheels and tyres weigh 69.2kg and the new wheels and tyres will be around 64kg. So, we are looking at around 650-680kg wet.

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  9. TCJBOLDIE

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    How's the drivers weight reduction diet going ? :)
     
  10. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    Well, it hasn't got any worse :)
     
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  11. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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