Moving...again (and never again!)

The things we do that keep us from being with our Patrol.

Postby Johnny Roadkill » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:10 am

So, my time with a big workshop shed is no more...until the new one is built...

We haved moved house for what I hope is the last time - what an adventure when you have a 12x6m shed full of um...stuff (less polite terms come to mind but it's a family friendly forum).

Fortunately we found a guy nearby with humongous sheds to spare who is storing my car and parts collection until we can get a shed built at the new address. The plan is to build a shed the same size here, perhaps only 2.7m high walls instead of 3m but otherwise much the same with a few tweaks to better suit my...um, I mean our needs. I am indeed lucky to have a wife who understands my need to keep multiple cars that don't actually function as cars...yet.

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Postby r1lark » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:30 am

Wow, what a nice shed!

But......who builds a shed like this then leaves it empty? :D
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Postby Esteban » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:38 am

Good luck in your new home. Maybe a good opportunity to build the new shed to your liking.

Have you ever considered installing a lift? If so, maybe the 3m high will be in order (~10 ft).

Johnny Roadkill wrote:...I am indeed lucky to have a wife who understands my need to keep multiple cars that don't actually function as cars...yet.
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Indeed! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:49 am

Good luck with the move and getting the new shed built. :D
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:41 pm

r1lark wrote:Wow, what a nice shed!
But......who builds a shed like this then leaves it empty? :D


Fair question - he bought a disused fish farm, filled the tanks and concreted the floors...5 huge sheds, lives in 1 and has rented 1 out so far plus my cars in another. Eventually they'll be a good money spinner for him.

Esteban wrote:Good luck in your new home. Maybe a good opportunity to build the new shed to your liking.

Have you ever considered installing a lift? If so, maybe the 3m high will be in order (~10 ft).

Johnny Roadkill wrote:...I am indeed lucky to have a wife who understands my need to keep multiple cars that don't actually function as cars...yet.
Cheers,
D


Indeed! :clap: :clap: :clap:


A lift would be a delight, haven't ruled it out yet but might be pushing my wife's understanding nature a bit far...

RiverPatrol wrote:Good luck with the move and getting the new shed built. :D


Thank you - move is done but still a lot of sorting to do at the new place as well as the shed build...no rest for the addicted !

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'78 G60H Ute Cab - the cherry on top.
'80 G61H - the start of things to come.
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'07 Challenge Camper - home away from home.
'12 Outlander - the grumpy bunny.
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Postby dustin3n » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:57 am

Can't wait to see pics of your new shed. Keep us updated and good luck!
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:50 pm

dustin3n wrote:Can't wait to see pics of your new shed. Keep us updated and good luck!

Thank you, will post pics when we get some traction on the shed...getting quotes and cringing at the cost at the moment - earthworks and concrete are as much as the shed itself ! Then add in doing the power and lighting fit out...
Still, it's a once in a lifetime chance to get a shed built to our specifications so we're going to do it properly - can’t wait to get it done and move forward with the Patrol project as well as give my 1600 wagon a new lease on life...and the 4runner needs a bit more work to complement the new motor...trailer needs work...camper needs some tweaks...dirtbike could use some love...plus the eleventeen other projects I'd like to get done :roll:

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'78 G60H Ute Cab - the cherry on top.
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'07 Challenge Camper - home away from home.
'12 Outlander - the grumpy bunny.
'14 200EXC - a chainsaw with wheels.
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Postby Esteban » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:12 pm

I will pay to have a neighbor like you! ;)
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:34 pm

Thank you, I'm very flattered...

...but I'm still not moving again ! :lol:

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'74 G60H - strawberry farm patrol.
'78 G60H Ute Cab - the cherry on top.
'80 G61H - the start of things to come.
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'07 Challenge Camper - home away from home.
'12 Outlander - the grumpy bunny.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Fri May 10, 2019 5:55 pm

Some progress pics of the new shed site...it's taking longer than we'd hoped but we're getting there !

Before - overgrown garden area with disused chicken coop...
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After clearing...
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Bring in the diggers ! (our 2 year old was pretty excited...me too)
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Some retaining walls...
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Ready to pour the slab...
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Pouring day - all action (sorry neighbours !)
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Finally, we have a base for the shed
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Hopefully the shed arrives next week...the contractor says it should be quick after that...but weather and the sparky's availability are still unknowns !

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'74 G60H - strawberry farm patrol.
'78 G60H Ute Cab - the cherry on top.
'80 G61H - the start of things to come.
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'07 Challenge Camper - home away from home.
'12 Outlander - the grumpy bunny.
'14 200EXC - a chainsaw with wheels.
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Postby Esteban » Fri May 10, 2019 6:50 pm

Congratulations! :clap: :clap: :clap: It's looking great and the size is big!

Be sure to keep the slab wet for the first couple of days so it cures better.
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Postby Johnny Roadkill » Fri May 10, 2019 10:59 pm

Thanks Esteban, I watered it obsessively for the first 3 days and it's been raining for the reminder of the 2 weeks since the slab went down :)

Just waiting for the shed supplier now, they missed their delivery date by about 3 weeks ! :evil:
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'78 G60H Ute Cab - the cherry on top.
'80 G61H - the start of things to come.
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'07 Challenge Camper - home away from home.
'12 Outlander - the grumpy bunny.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sat May 11, 2019 11:39 am

Congratulation! :dance: Very exciting. Room for many G60's there.
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