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

old-git

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If you had the space and money, what would be the one piece of garage equipment you would love to have in your garage?

Me? I would love a spray booth.
 
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obi_waynne

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

A spray booth would be good but I'd really like a rolling road and full remapping/diagnostic tools so I can play with my cars setup myself!
 

Yugguy

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

A pit and a hoist.

And carpet.

And if someone could keep it tidy that'd be great.
 

obi_waynne

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

Oh and a Ferrari engine and Ferrari bodyshell and Ferrari Chassis.
 

MasterAuron

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

A four poster has got to be the ultimate shirley!? That's what I'd want anyway, and a garage big enough to actually have one.
 

old-git

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

A spray booth would be good but I'd really like a rolling road and full remapping/diagnostic tools so I can play with my cars setup myself!

But that is more than one!
 

T9 man

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

Well first of all, i'd like a garage! :lol:
 

herb

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

But that is more than one!
you have to give a little leway!

cause your spray booth wouldnt be much kop without extraction, compressor, spray equipment and paint:amuse:

im going with a compressor and all relevent air tools
 

T9 man

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

you have to give a little leway!

cause your spray booth wouldnt be much kop without extraction, compressor, spray equipment and paint:amuse:

im going with a compressor and all relevent air tools
Honestly! you give Herb an inch and he'll take 2 foot six! but then would'nt we all? :bigsmile:
 

old-git

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

you have to give a little leway!

cause your spray booth wouldnt be much kop without extraction, compressor, spray equipment and paint:amuse:

im going with a compressor and all relevent air tools
Spray booths come with extraction units and I have the spray equipment :)

It is amazing what you can find to do with a compressor once you have a decent one :)
 

Big Fat Fatty

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

a MIG welder, but first the Garage, if not the MIG then a Plasma Cutter would be awesome
 
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pikey motorsports

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

2 post ramp for me. Cars i work on are generally too low for 4 posters without raising them up.
 

SLEEPER

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

Has to be a proper ramp - does a higher garage roof count as two ?
 

stamford

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

Two poster ramp for me, more access than a four poster. Failing that I'd have Edd China in my garage. :amuse:
 

T9 man

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

Two poster ramp for me, more access than a four poster. Failing that I'd have Edd China in my garage. :amuse:
:lol: He's great! can turn his hand to just about anything on any car!
 

stamford

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

Don't you mean he can bodge just about any car?
That's a bit harsh isn't it? I would trust him more so than any so called mechanic at any given dealership. I have seen my fair share of bodged jobs from trained mechanics. Hence why I do not trust garages and do 99% of my own work wherever possible. Not saying all mechanics are like this but the bad ones tend to tar the good ones with the same brush I'm afraid. I have had run-ins with a few and had to educate them. Being a time-served toolmaker and degree qualified engineer is not the best person to be ripping off when you have to use a dealer for specialist work. But that's another story! Sorry to go off topic.

Anyway there is a difference between bodging and working to a budget :blink1:
 

turbonutter69

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

Did you ever see the Cosworth they had on?
That was one that was just well bodged together.
An enthusiast ended up buying it and wasn't happy with the work they'd done.
I'll try an find where I read about it.
 

stamford

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Re: Fantasy Island Time - What piece of equipment would you really like in your garag

Did you ever see the Cosworth they had on?
That was one that was just well bodged together.
An enthusiast ended up buying it and wasn't happy with the work they'd done.
I'll try an find where I read about it.
Yea I remember the Cosworth and it was a dog to start with. Never heard the story of what happened after though. They did alot of work on it I recall, didn't they swap over the interior and also headwork and bumper respray? Probably needed more tbh and neglected to mention it. Mike Brewer is not exactly a saint though is he, I wouldn't buy a used car off him!
 

turbonutter69

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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.
 

Big Fat Fatty

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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?
 
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