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Re: The Grand Project

Post by peterc » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:47 pm

Roger,
Why is part of the door in your last photo burnt.
Not a result of your Evans experiment?
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Re: The Grand Project

Post by Roger King » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:14 pm

You had me really confused here as there are no garage doors in the shot: I then realised you meant the old garden gate on the ground, which I have been using as a stand for spray-painting and is due to go to the tip...

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Re: The Grand Project

Post by Dave Woodward » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:02 pm

Roger King wrote:Internal staircase at the far gable end up to engineering and parts storage above.
Treated myself to a new 150litre SIP compressor and a plumbed-in Transair delivery system, and a Benchmaster steel Super-HD automotive bench..
Engineering? Transair delivery system? Super-HD automotive bench? Shouldn't you have done this before building the Cobra Roger or are you setting up an MOT centre :shock: :wink: ?
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Re: The Grand Project

Post by Roger King » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:03 pm

Dave Woodward wrote:
Roger King wrote:Internal staircase at the far gable end up to engineering and parts storage above.
Treated myself to a new 150litre SIP compressor and a plumbed-in Transair delivery system, and a Benchmaster steel Super-HD automotive bench..
Engineering? Transair delivery system? Super-HD automotive bench? Shouldn't you have done this before building the Cobra Roger or are you setting up an MOT centre :shock: :wink: ?
Yes, I should be fully equipped and ready to go just as I run out of projects.

However, this week I am doing Stage 2 of Contour Academy's bodywork restoration course. Part 1 was back in May, and a bit of an eye-opener for the most part, so I'm really looking forward to this week. I'm happy with TIG now as well as MIG, but even the new workshop won't have room for a good wheeling machine, even if the budget stretched to it, which is doubtful. Well, no, there's no element of doubt involved. It doesn't.

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Re: The Grand Project

Post by peterc » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:24 pm

Roger, out of interest what sort of lighting have you arranged for the pit. I never did get round to fitting any to mine and most light fittings seem too bulky and will get in the way / get damaged.
Also will the floor just be painted or are you going for the whole corporate image with plastic tiles in the workshop and carpet in the showroom?
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Re: The Grand Project

Post by Roger King » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:14 pm

4 bulkhead lights, same as the old pit, and 4 double sockets.
The floor is power-floated concrete, high density mix, which he has got very smooth indeed. The plan is two coats of epoxy clear resin to show off the polished concrete/aggregate.

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Re: The Grand Project

Post by clive » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:03 pm

I went for two diagonally offset, semi recessed twin 5 foot fluorescent bulkhead lamps in my pit, which gives great lighting with minimal shadow. I wanted to have power points too, but building regulations did not allow them. Having said that, I've not missed having them.

My floor is machine polished and painted with Johnstone's two pack epoxy floor paint which is extremely hard wearing but can be a bit slippy when wet. https://www.johnstonestrade.com/product ... loor-paint

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Re: The Grand Project

Post by clive » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:24 pm

How's the project doing Roger? Any updates?
Cheers, Clive.

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Re: The Grand Project

Post by Roger King » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:52 pm

Coming along, Clive...
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Re: The Grand Project

Post by clive » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:00 am

Wow! Words fail me Roger. I thought my buckie, with it's hardwood skirting boards and central heating would take a bit of beating, but you have certainly done that!
Cheers, Clive.

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