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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 30.03.2015, 23:26

GeoffSmith wrote:
lotusflasherman wrote:Never enough light in the right place when working in a garage!

Every year my garage gets darker. :cry:


Every month my garage gets more cluttered.
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Vipers » Tue 07.04.2015, 19:26

Hi Guys,

A quick update, I have put my Elan in one of these sports car storage places nearby whilst I figure out the best plan, typical that the sun should come out now.

As I am renting for the meantime I begrudge spending a lot on getting a concrete base laid + erecting another garage, I've had some quotes but they come in at around £3000 completed.

Then yesterday I had another idea, how about a shipping container as a garage, it certainly won't blow away, after a bit of digging I found these guys -

http://www.shippingcontainersuk.com/bra ... tainer.php

I reckon I could fit the Elan in a 8ft wide container which I could pick up for around £1500 and with the Carcoon inside it should protect it from any damp? And when I move I can take it with me :-)

Any thoughts?

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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Tue 07.04.2015, 21:51

So long as you don't move in next door to me with your shipping container, I think that is a terrific idea.

Are there any planning rules on containers?
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Jamie N » Tue 07.04.2015, 21:59

Rusty Wishbone wrote:So long as you don't move in next door to me with your shipping container, I think that is a terrific idea.

Are there any planning rules on containers?


Don't think it needs planning, but watch out when its delivered its not filled with stowaways :D .
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 08.04.2015, 15:45

Jamie N wrote:
Rusty Wishbone wrote:So long as you don't move in next door to me with your shipping container, I think that is a terrific idea.

Are there any planning rules on containers?


Don't think it needs planning, but watch out when its delivered its not filled with stowaways :D .


Watch out it is not taken unexpectedly with your car inside!
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Vipers » Wed 08.04.2015, 18:00

lotusflasherman wrote:
Jamie N wrote:
Rusty Wishbone wrote:So long as you don't move in next door to me with your shipping container, I think that is a terrific idea.

Are there any planning rules on containers?


Don't think it needs planning, but watch out when its delivered its not filled with stowaways :D .


Watch out it is not taken unexpectedly with your car inside!


Yes this one dawned on me last night, a container makes it extremely easy to steal, back to the drawing board I think.
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 08.04.2015, 19:52

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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Vipers » Sat 11.04.2015, 12:03

Thanks Geoff, interesting.

I've decided to go with the below, just need to find someone to lay a concrete base for me, which is proving harder than thought, don't suppose anyone can recommend anyone in the Bedfordshire area?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131463641985? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby paulrwebster » Sat 11.04.2015, 12:26

You can park it my garage. I'll even take it for a spin for you when the sun is out and send you photos of it every year.
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Vipers » Sat 30.05.2015, 11:06

OK Guys, here we go with attempt No2 at a garage for the Elan, proper concrete base going down this time and a wooden garage going up next Friday, hopefully it won't get as damp inside like the metal thing did and should be less prone to blowing away, hopefully.

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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby JasonNorin » Mon 08.06.2015, 06:30

Good thing you were able to save the car before the whole garage collapsed. Good idea about the bubble. I wouldn't let my car be exposed to harmful elements either. Lovely looking car, by the way.
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Vipers » Thu 11.06.2015, 17:12

Here is attempt No 2 for somewhere for my M100 to live, only took 1.5 hours to put up compared to the 3 days to piece together the metal one and it seems pretty sturdy, fingers crossed,

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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 11.06.2015, 19:00

Looks good - you could get two in there!
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Re: My New Elan and its Bubble!

Postby Tuga2112 » Tue 16.06.2015, 23:27

may i ask how much did that garage set you back including the foundation?
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