BXC Northants Depot ?

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BXC Northants Depot ?

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Do you guys think i will have enough space?

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And obviously if any local BX'ers are passing and need a bit of workshop time and space, just get in touch :)
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Shed envy =D>.
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Thread Bear wrote:Shed envy =D>.

Haha, it is nice, just the paying for it every month to worry about :)
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Excellent 8) well done.
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Not big enough...
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citsncycles wrote:Not big enough...

Dont say that mike, just dont!!! I fear you might be correct.
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Well, it looks like you can park 3 across and maybe 4 deep? That's the size of my 'long term' storage area. Then there's the spares Land Rover parked in an orchard, the 2 lockups by my brothers, the 3 spaces in the 'local barn' and the garage and 2 parking spaces (counting the road!) at the house.

Several years ago I was with a friend picking up an H van he'd bought in Holland. It came with a van load of spares that were kept in the corner of a building at least 5 times the size of this one. My mate started the following conversation:

"Wouldn't you love a building this size?"
"Not big enough!"
"Come on Mike, you'd never fill a building this size!"
"Give me a building like this and 6 months and just watch me!"
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If I ever move ovr that way, i reckon the bus would fit in there quite nicely!
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Give it time and it will look like mine :) ...

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You could rent out storage...... :wink:
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Hmmm - there's a black GT needs a home!
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Before you fill it it might pay to look at industrial shelving or a mezzanine floor. Rental should not increase just because your being more efficient with the volume. Does depend if there is access to a forklift but a Mezzinnine is well useful for panels, trim and shelved smalls leaving the lower area for cars and lumpy bits. Blimey you get four floors of cars in there!
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Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
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Matt, I could use a home for the estate for a bit, if you have space i will happily pay you rent and repair work.
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The Bear's idea of a mezzanine is a good one, even if it's just for spares. You may even have a handy roof bean for a winch or similar - I have a roof joist directly above the loft door at home that I've attached a pulley block to, enabling me to haul bicycles straight up the stairwell into the roof.
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You can get RSJ creepers on which to mount a pulley block and tackle. Much as hydraulic lifts are good, the old chain block on an RSJ still wins for me. You can create a four point lifting pallet for them but a forklift is clearly a lot easier.

Another handy thing I have seen in tall sheds is a high mounted tyre/wheel rack. Gets them out of the way and out of sunlight.
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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