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Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garage?

Discussion in 'Tools & Garage' started by old-git, 1 February 2011.

  1. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

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    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    No your right I wouldn't touch a car off him.:lol:
    Can't remember exactly but the new owner wasn't happy and ended spending loads to put it right.
     
  2. Big Fat Fatty

    Big Fat Fatty The Torque Meister

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    Dorset UK
    Car:
    Accord VTEC Sport
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    I read somewhere that they use members of the film crew to act as potential buyers for their cars, is that true?
     
  3. gummy

    gummy Torque Master

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    england heathfield
    Car:
    skyline r34 gtt
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    i,d have a four post ramp,fully kitted out by snapon,oooh and a garage big enough for it all.
     
  4. Dakry

    Dakry Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Cornwall, United Kingdom
    Car:
    Rover 418
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    Well this is an old thread but one that has caught my eye so...

    Dream machine would have to be a C&C miller. Would allow me to design parts in solid works and just machine them. If there were any problems then all I would need to do is redesign, smelt down the old in my forge and recraft. I would actually like to save for said machine as well >.> will have to see what the future holds.

    Dakry.
     
  5. old-git

    old-git Moderator

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    From:
    Essex
    Car:
    Elan & Robin Hood
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    I take you mean a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) mill? :)

    I bought one last year, second hand, for £850. Still learning about it. If you get one, make sure you can use it manually as trying to mill without a program using the jogging feature is a pain. I am beginning to think that I may convert it back to manual and sell the computer controls as the time taken to draw and program isn't worth the effort, apart from the fun side.

    If you ever get a Mill, get the biggest you can afford as rigidity is everything and you soon want to make something that won't quite fit (I know, already been there). A big, old British machine will beat a new Asian machine every time.
     
  6. VRoy6

    VRoy6 Torque Junkie

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    112
    From:
    England, UK
    Car:
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    All of the above
     
  7. gummy

    gummy Torque Master

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    976
    From:
    england heathfield
    Car:
    skyline r34 gtt
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    It would have to be a 2 post ramp!.
     
  8. lexus8

    lexus8 Tuner

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    From:
    New Zealand
    Car:
    1991 Hilux Surf
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    As here in NZ you have to have a special permit for a pit , I would like a 2 post hoist and as other have more than 1 a Mig welder and " Chip Fooses " team for a couple of weeks
     
  9. Dakry

    Dakry Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Cornwall, United Kingdom
    Car:
    Rover 418
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    Thanks for the advice and feedback OG. I didn't honestly realise that they would be around that price. I was expecting (and have only really seen) them to be up in the 10's of thousands knocking around. Though I see what you mean by wanting to make bigger parts within a short time XD Dreams eh? And if I had it, it would be instantly bolted to the floor with many thunderscrews.
     
  10. VRoy6

    VRoy6 Torque Junkie

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    112
    From:
    England, UK
    Car:
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    I'd really like a rolling road.
     
  11. HDi fun

    HDi fun TC ModFather

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    15,384
    From:
    Buckinghamshire UK
    Car:
    Passat 2.0 TDi
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    Zooey. Sorry newbies. It's an old joke. :)
     
  12. aston

    aston The Torque Meister

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    Near Salisbury, Wiltshire
    Car:
    VOLVO,MERC,VW
    Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

    Yes that is true, a classic dealer friend of mine( www.eclecticcars.co.uk ) somehow ended up with the 944 turbo, reckoned it was a shocking bodge, He was telling me all the punters are members of the film crew and all cars go to the same dealer to be punted out.

    My dream garage would have a large open fire|BBQ. A large fridge, Full tea making facilities, my entire collection of PPC magazines . a really comfortable 3 piece suite , a Good Radio , full on WI-FI and Wife exclusion Zone.
     
  13. tlrobb

    tlrobb Newbie

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    From:
    uk
    Car:
    punto
    tyre changing machine and wheel balancer
     
  14. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Pro Tuner

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    Car:
    JB Starion
    A 2 post hoist in my man cave and and a wife proof lock:lol:
     
  15. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 2.0 TDI
    @TCJBOLDIE I like the wife proof lock - but does such a thing exist? Mine can happily use an angle grinder.
     
  16. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Pro Tuner

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    She can't if the angle grinder is the man cave and protected by a W P L:lol:
     
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  17. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Car:
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    She keeps it in her hand bag, with all those other hand items!
     
  18. Olley

    Olley Track Warrior

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    From:
    Ruislip, England
    Car:
    E30 touring 325i
    The progress I've made in the last few years I now need a lathe, mill, ramp, sand blaster, tig welder, tube bender, tube notcher, sheet metal bender, guillotine.

    Pretty much a fabrication workshop, and engine building room.

    Of course I still don't actually have a garage!
     

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