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An all Italian garage?

Saturday afternoon, roads all salted so decided to do some man maths calculations

On paper it might just be possible
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post #2 of 17 Old 11-17-2012, 03:43 PM
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Great stuff Barry! I say squeeze em in!

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Like your thinking. Every man needs a Maranello in the garage.


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Ok, how do you get the 308 GT4 to levitate?

Is the force with you? Have you been spending time with Yoda?

Barry wan Kenobi?
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Ok, how do you get the 308 GT4 to levitate?

Is the force with you? Have you been spending time with Yoda?

Barry wan Kenobi?
Force most certainly not with me. Need to use old fashioned steel and electrics to pull this one off. Something along the lines of this BendPak HD-9ST Four Post Lift, 9,000 Lb. Capacity, Narrow Width

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I can see how you get the bikes and the Maranello out, but then what moves next? The 360 doesn't appear to pass under the 308 and the lift only appears to lower the 308 vertically.
Thanks for the lift reference. I'm watching this with interest.
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I can see how you get the bikes and the Maranello out, but then what moves next? The 360 doesn't appear to pass under the 308 and the lift only appears to lower the 308 vertically.
Thanks for the lift reference. I'm watching this with interest.
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Actually its the other way around Nigel. I reverse everything into my garage, so the garage front is at the 360 front bumper.

- 360 can drive straight out, no problem.
- Bikes can exit through rear double doors and out my side entrance to street (which is not big enough for a car)
- to get 308 out, I'd have to reverse 550 by a couple metres, then lower lift and drive straight out
- 550 could then follow out in the same manner

Practicalities therefore mean car position no. 2 and 3 are not easy for a spontaneous run. Extracting either from the garage would mean removing car no.1 plus pushing 2 motorbikes, into the back yard, before you even touch the car you want to drive - and even then having to move both to drive either. Some might call that madness. As I type I'm thinking it might be bordering on that myself.

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Barry, the man math makes sense for long term storage during winter. What you need to do, during the driving season, is just to rotate the car and go through all the hassle once a month. That way each car will get at least a month running and 2 months rest. That is if you want to be fair and equal to your girls of course...
Btw, what happens to your Maserati?

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If you come pick up my bendpak mono lift you can have it.

Lifts are wonderful but what a PIA to actually get a car out for a run.

Motorcycle wall lifts might be worth looking into - a lot cheaper and great for showcasing.

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Barry, the man math makes sense for long term storage during winter. What you need to do, during the driving season, is just to rotate the car and go through all the hassle once a month. That way each car will get at least a month running and 2 months rest. That is if you want to be fair and equal to your girls of course...
That was kind of the plan I was arriving at Gus. All just idle thoughts for the moment though, at least until the other side of Christmas.

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Btw, what happens to your Maserati?
Good question. Hang on to it as the daily driver, possibly.

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Barry

If you come pick up my bendpak mono lift you can have it.
Excellent Think I could get it on as cabin luggage on the way home?

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Motorcycle wall lifts might be worth looking into - a lot cheaper and great for showcasing.

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I like that a lot. Think that might have to feature in a re-worked garage plan.

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Glad to help!

Barry if it makes you feel any better - after wasting time and money in an effort to installing carriage doors on my garage I realized the garage was built on an angle.

The doors opening out several feet makes the angle even harder to pull in.

The fifth space is nearly impossible to squeeze in anything bigger than my Healey.

I have done what you are doing - what if you remove your garage door and extend the garage a few feet for carriage doors which offers no worries about overhead steel etc.

I can't configure off your drawing but it seems a few feet and one bike lift at each end may get you there.
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Been getting a couple of quotes... Looks like direct shipment from US is the far more cost effective option.

Some more accurate maths make it possible on paper but damn it's close! However, a 308 GTS is a full 9cm lower than a 308 GT4. Lots to think about over Christmas...
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Hi Barry,

if you have a bit of drive space, it might be easier and chaeaper to go for outdoor carcoons. I know its low tech compared to the whole lift approach...
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our new garages are now accessible so you can always leave a 550 and the bikes there. Only charge would be for me to be able to use them... I dont mind taking them out for a run every once in a while

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Hi Barry,

if you have a bit of drive space, it might be easier and chaeaper to go for outdoor carcoons. I know its low tech compared to the whole lift approach...
or
our new garages are now accessible so you can always leave a 550 and the bikes there. Only charge would be for me to be able to use them... I dont mind taking them out for a run every once in a while

Jem
Unfortunately space front and rear is limited. Could probably fit a carcoon in the kitchen though.

Appreciate the offer of a spot at yours! Would actually make my participation in FLEDs considerably easier!

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Been getting a couple of quotes... Looks like direct shipment from US is the far more cost effective option.

Some more accurate maths make it possible on paper but damn it's close! However, a 308 GTS is a full 9cm lower than a 308 GT4. Lots to think about over Christmas...
Barry - I am selling the house my lift is in and not bringing it to the new house.

Please do not buy a lift - be fun to ship it over.
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