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Old 22nd March 2019, 02:55 PM
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Default Garage extension in 4 days!

As some of you may know, we moved back down to the East Midlands when I retired a couple of years or so ago. We found a nice old house in a brilliant village, next door but one to a pub (famous for filming the second series of Aufweidesein Pet). What could be better?

Well, the garage was 3cm shorter than a D2 S8!

But, within 4 days, at a fairly reasonable cost, it's now 6" longer and will house the '8 (when I clear out all the junk!).

The solution? Step 1: build a porch-like frame from 6x6" timbers. Step 2: move the door frame and doors forwards (see photos).

I even like the look of it.
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Old 22nd March 2019, 04:15 PM
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Nice idea Jim

Looks very neat. Did you build it yourself?
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Old 22nd March 2019, 04:17 PM
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Very cunning! I like that
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Old 22nd March 2019, 04:30 PM
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Nice idea Jim

Looks very neat. Did you build it yourself?
No - I had a joiner do it for me, to my design. Im flat out with decorating at the moment (and a few odd jobs around the village for beer money!).
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Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not).
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Old 22nd March 2019, 04:57 PM
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No - I had a joiner do it for me, to my design. Im flat out with decorating at the moment (and a few odd jobs around the village for beer money!).
WOW...you PAY beer money for doing odd jobs..head over my way please, Laird!

Garage was inspired and looks good too!

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Old 22nd March 2019, 05:32 PM
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Great job and idea! but a shame i had to turn my computer on its side to see it properly. next time i may just lay on my side, up here for thinking!
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Old 22nd March 2019, 06:23 PM
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Looks good - very clever
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Must be a bugger getting the car on it's side before you can get it in the garage though...
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Old 23rd March 2019, 08:24 AM
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Must be a bugger getting the car on it's side before you can get it in the garage though...
I wondered how long I'd have to wait for a comment like that!
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Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
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Old 23rd March 2019, 12:45 PM
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I wondered how long I'd have to wait for a comment like that!
Very nicely done. The rest of us were resisting the temptation.
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