Perfect Elan Garage ?

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Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby HJ2 » Fri 28.07.2017, 09:30

Hello all,

I have not posted much on the forum lately. I am in the process of moving to a new home that is more suitable for the family and the Elan!
It takes up all of my spare time. We will move to a larger house with a garage early September. :smt007 After this I hope i am more often on the forum (and in the garage) than now :)

The garage in it's initial shape was too small (well, too narrow to be exact), as it was ony 2.75 meters wide (and 7 meters deep which was OK)
For successful and comfortable tinkering i need some width somewhere in the garage so i have the space to work on the wheels / suspension / steering rack / doors etc. 2.75 meters is just not enough for that.

The problem here is that the garage is an integral section of the house and the LH garage side wall is a construction wall for the rest of the home. My better half agreed to enlarge the garage into the current living room and extend it all the way through the house (really!) which is not easy construction wise. In the construction wall is a hidden column that cannot be removed unfortunately :cry: The plan is now to have a steel construction on the open section you see. I want to maximise the living room as well, hence the half round wall as an est ethically pleasant compromise :-D The length is extended till the end at the cost of the living room as well :shock:

This is the old situation:

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And this is my current design:

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So what do you think so far? :clap:
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage

Postby Jamie N » Fri 28.07.2017, 09:36

Sounds good HJ, You cant beat having a nice bit of garage space to work in (man cave) :D . Pictures need some tinkering though!.
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage

Postby HJ2 » Fri 28.07.2017, 09:37

Yeah... It looks like there is something wrong with tinypic! :chair:

Fixed it!
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby dapinky » Fri 28.07.2017, 10:24

I can't see the pictures at all - is it just me??
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby HJ2 » Fri 28.07.2017, 10:36

dapinky wrote:I can't see the pictures at all - is it just me??


And now?
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby theelanman » Fri 28.07.2017, 11:57

Id just get a bi-fold door
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby HJ2 » Fri 28.07.2017, 13:21

I will present your artist impression to the missus :-D
By the way, in your lay-out I can only dive into the back-yard and back :chair:
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby dapinky » Fri 28.07.2017, 13:43

HJ2 wrote:
dapinky wrote:I can't see the pictures at all - is it just me??


And now?


Yep-all visible now :D
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby dapinky » Fri 28.07.2017, 13:46

Not sure what you are using to make the plans, but I have recently started to use Floorplanner.com for my garage proposals - at least I can visualise it all in 3D, not just plan view - quite helpful when width is a potential issue.
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby HJ2 » Fri 28.07.2017, 13:55

I'm old skool, so using AutoCAD.
No time to learn new tricks at the moment! (but I am tinkering around with solid works ;-)
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby theelanman » Fri 28.07.2017, 14:21

opt 2
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby theelanman » Fri 28.07.2017, 14:22

Revit is the new AutoCAD made but Autodesk but written by someone who had no experience of AutoCAD whatsoever.......
its so far removed its untrue
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby Giniw » Fri 28.07.2017, 15:03

Who needs a TV anyway?
That way you would have something cool to look at when in your sofa and when at the dining table!
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby theelanman » Fri 28.07.2017, 15:10

I actually thought about just leaving the stairs in and moving the 'people' upstairs and having downstairs as the garage........ :-D
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby theelanman » Fri 28.07.2017, 15:15

like this........although you'll have to buy 3 more Elans
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby simonbuk » Fri 28.07.2017, 20:40

I do think he would get bored of blue after a while.........
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Re: Perfect Elan Garage ?

Postby Giniw » Fri 28.07.2017, 20:49

Do you mean he should add a paint cabin?!
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