Where do you keep your spares?????

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Where do you keep your spares?????

Post by Gareth Wales » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:52 pm

I'VE SEEN SEVERAL VERSIONS OF THE ANSWER TO THIS - mind-boggling tangles of oily things in cardboard boxes; impenetrable masses of "things" on the garage floor.
Me? They're all neatly labelled (NOT) and hanging off the rafters in a line of red Kwiksave shopping baskets (collected from a skip). So orgnaised am I that I have bought the same thing twice because I couldn't find the original.
All suggestions welcome. :oops:

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:14 pm

"spares bedroom" of course.Seriously,some in spare bedroom,some in washroom(junkroom),Some on rear patio(paved over back garden) :D :D :D
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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:52 pm

IN:-
in cupboard under kitchen unit.
airing cupboard.
stop tap cupboard.
under the bed and dressing table.
storage cupboard.
bathroom.(temperary!!)
hallway. (temperary!!!)
lock up garage. overflowing.

BUT this is nothing compared with Chris who has bits stored literally in at least 3 counties.

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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:12 pm

BUT this is nothing compared with Chris who has bits stored literally in at least 3 counties.
Counties or countrys
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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:24 pm

Hello well countrys not yet as far as I know, but probably working on it!!!
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Post by M » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:34 pm

Shed number 1
Shed number 2
Shed number 3 - AKA the guest bedroom - AKA the Caravan
Big plastic storage box with lid in the garden
Trailer under tarp
Filing cabinet in utility room
boot of BX
between scuttle and bulkhead in BX
Behind some bushes out of sight (tyres, spoiler etc)
Behind shed (doors)
On roof of shed
Under upturned wheelbarrow

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Post by cavmad » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:01 pm

Both garages, back of the front room (away from Mrs Cavmad`s beady eyes of course), back yard, top shed, botom shed and inside various cars that I own!
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Post by Terry Brooks » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:28 pm

Wrapped in bin liners or supermar't bags ..........coated in WD40 before tying a knot in the top ..and stored in a reasonably dry lock-up.
Makes for good fun when trying to locate an item.
:? "Now does this feel like an alternator,or a starter,or a carb .....No damn it ......it's a wiper motor ......so where the **** is that bag of electrical bits with the flasher unit inside" :? :roll:
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Post by docchevron » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:55 am

Er, 2 lock up garages
6 buses (or it could be 7, not sure!)
My bedroom
Airing cupboard
Garden shed
3 buildings (barn type things)
living room
bathroom
kitchen
cars (always handy having a spare head in the boot when you trash as many as me!! :D )

In 4 counties!
Technically I own a set of rear arms that are in France so almost another country!! 8) :shock:

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Post by Stinkwheel » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:32 am

Hmmmmmm In 3 sheds, one loft, and a big lock up about 10 mins from house and loitered in all the non used vehicles also.

The problem is it includes lots of makes and models stuff (mainly 2CV but also including, rover v8, chevy, bikes, CX and BX and also some visa and GSA stuff)

Im of the unorganised oily umps variety usually too :-)
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Post by citroen7 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:37 am

under the eves in the garage roof most of it seperated in plastic boxes (nicked from a garden center) i have to keep it tidy as the children use the middle section as a music room . The gti in one half of the garage has a boot full of this and that ,one spare engine sits under the sink in the other half of the garage, outside there is a pile of various bumpers and spare wheels behind the shed. Also one estate has the seats down and is full of what can only be described as crap!!
p.s my wife went to a fortune teller last night and she was able to tell her that i had numerous cars sat around and that i would probably not get around to restoring them all but it was my thing and to leave me alone and not hassle me to get rid of them! =D>

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Post by M » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:36 pm

Bloody Hel, I had forgotten the shite I keep in the loft too....
Mind you thats mostly Mk 1 Mini body panels though :roll:

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Post by Way2go » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:47 pm

citroen7 wrote: p.s my wife went to a fortune teller last night and she was able to tell her that i had numerous cars sat around and that i would probably not get around to restoring them all but it was my thing and to leave me alone and not hassle me to get rid of them! =D>
If the fortune teller gets these sort of vibes from cars then maybe she can predict the faults you will get so that you only need to store the spares you are going to need. :D
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Post by Toddman » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:04 pm

I have been having a massive clear out so now down to -
2 sheds
1 garage
loft
Car port and bumpers in garden

I did have a shell full of parts but that has just been scrapped

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:05 pm

In my garage theres the mound (I think Gareth was alluding to this at the beginning of the thread) its getting smaller though.
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