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

gummy

Torque Master
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27
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england heathfield
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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.
 

Dakry

Wrench Pro
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16
From
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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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.
 

old-git

Moderator
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617
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Essex
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Elan & Robin Hood
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.
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.
 

VRoy6

Torque Junkie
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57
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
 

lexus8

Tuner
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20
From
New Zealand
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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
 

Dakry

Wrench Pro
Points
16
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.
 

VRoy6

Torque Junkie
Points
57
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.
 

aston

The Torque Meister
Points
282
From
South Dorset
Car
VOLVO and VW
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?
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.
 

Olley

Track Warrior
Points
162
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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