Freight Container?

Freight Container?

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MAC 720S

574 posts

93 months

Wednesday 9th October
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I've been considering having a container as a garage / workshop. Check-out these 10' wide purpose built container garages.

https://www.shippingcontainersuk.com/brands/10ft-w...



Pioneer

874 posts

77 months

Thursday 10th October
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MAC 720S said:
I've been considering having a container as a garage / workshop. Check-out these 10' wide purpose built container garages.

https://www.shippingcontainersuk.com/brands/10ft-w...


These are expensive. Most companies selling containers will do the 'extras' this company are selling. If you want to save money buy a cheap one-trip container and get a chippy and sparky to pop round. Job done and will cost less than half of what these chaps are charging. I'm a landlord and use oversized containers for dry storage of furniture and white goods. If it's on your drive and the look bothers you get them cladded.

speedick

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87 posts

183 months

Thursday 10th October
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RBT0 said:
Explain again the issue of leaving the handbrake on....is it because freezing at low temp?
The handbrake is electric and auto applies when you open the car door to get out. The problem is that once its in a container you cant open the door to get back in (!) and you're stuck with the handbrake on.

I've actually had this problem when I pushed the car into a narrow doorway - brake on, can't open doors in the gap

Fortunately there was a 2" gap at the top of the slightly open drivers window. I threw the key in through the gap, applied the foot brakes with a broom handle and pushed the start button with another .... then once the car was running got the brake off with yet another broom push .... phew !.




Edited by speedick on Thursday 10th October 09:41

speedick

Original Poster:

87 posts

183 months

Thursday 10th October
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Gunso said:
Awesome. What have you built?
Zenair CH601 U/L, Pitts S1-S (Re build), Vans RV-6 ..... Vans RV-7 currently in progress. Plus various repairs, restorations and part projects for other people.

speedick

Original Poster:

87 posts

183 months

Thursday 10th October
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MAC 720S said:
I've been considering having a container as a garage / workshop. Check-out these 10' wide purpose built container garages.

https://www.shippingcontainersuk.com/brands/10ft-w...


Looks good - wish I'd seen these before I bought mine.

Another thing I like about them ..... If you decide to move house, just take them with you.

(..... getting carried away now) Or, If you fancied an exotic driving holiday - why not stick the car in the container and ship it !

Gunso

970 posts

196 months

Thursday 10th October
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speedick said:
Zenair CH601 U/L, Pitts S1-S (Re build), Vans RV-6 ..... Vans RV-7 currently in progress. Plus various repairs, restorations and part projects for other people.
Ace - nice selection. I used to own G-KLAW a Christen Eagle that I watched be built.

Considering this at the moment.

https://afors.com/aircraftView/47580

Gunso

970 posts

196 months

Thursday 10th October
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speedick said:
a 2" gap at the top of the slightly open drivers window. I threw the key in through the gap, applied the foot brakes with a broom handle and pushed the start button with another .... then once the car was running got the brake off with yet another broom push .... phew !.
lol

speedick

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87 posts

183 months

Thursday 10th October
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Gunso said:
Ace - nice selection. I used to own G-KLAW a Christen Eagle that I watched be built.

Considering this at the moment.

https://afors.com/aircraftView/47580
I know 'KLAW (via Rich G) and 'OSIT well - Its at Lambley at the 'mo, Gary is flying it regularly and everyone is blaming me for the racket he's making with it around Nottingham.

MAC 720S

574 posts

93 months

Friday 11th October
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Pioneer said:
These are expensive. Most companies selling containers will do the 'extras' this company are selling. If you want to save money buy a cheap one-trip container and get a chippy and sparky to pop round. Job done and will cost less than half of what these chaps are charging. I'm a landlord and use oversized containers for dry storage of furniture and white goods. If it's on your drive and the look bothers you get them cladded.
These are 10’ wide, not standard 8’. They are fabricated to the wider width. Are there off-the-shelf 10’ available? If there are, do you have a link please?

Pioneer

874 posts

77 months

Friday 11th October
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32x10 is a fairly common size, shop around and you should be paying about £1500 with £100-£150 del for a used one. I got one off ebay once for about £200! I have a few 8x30 ones which are cut down from larger containers. Most will be sold as water and air-tight. One-trip are the best but more expensive. No need if using for a car tbh. Mainly for oils, chemicals etc. Just find a local company, prices should be similar across the board unless you're ordering a new one. Prices differ massively then. I use www.liftandshiftltd.co.uk but only as they're local to me. Some of the longer containers are very similar price (if not cheaper) as less people want them once they come off the ships. Chk the logos on the sides of used ones, some are better than others. Avoid any with dents in roof, collect water and rust. Make sure they fit a lock box if it hasn't already got one. One of mine got broken into but was full of sofas! The one next to it had 3 or 4 sets of HRE alloy wheels but it had a lock box fitted thank god.

Gunso

970 posts

196 months

Friday 11th October
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speedick said:
I know 'KLAW (via Rich G) and 'OSIT well - Its at Lambley at the 'mo, Gary is flying it regularly and everyone is blaming me for the racket he's making with it around Nottingham.
Should I buy it?

speedick

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87 posts

183 months

Saturday 12th October
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Big step up in performance from an Eagle.

Expensive to run & maintain (C of A) - but still probably the cheapest way to be competitive at Advanced (assuming you want to own your A/c)

Gary & Clive know what they are doing when getting it into shape (It stood for a long time at Perth).

I'd take a close look at the fabric and get full oil analysis on some 10+ hour old oil samples - assuming that was all good (& its what you wanted), Yes

Edited by speedick on Saturday 12th October 19:29

speedick

Original Poster:

87 posts

183 months

Monday 14th October
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Well, It's arrived and in place as planned

.... Amazing fact

It weighs 2.2 metric tons

The placard on the side says its rated to have up to 198 tons stacked on top of it (!!!)

Everyday object, amazing performance.

OldFiver

32 posts

1 month

Monday 14th October
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Make sure you keep it levelled and plumb.
Container doors are b'stards to use, close and clamp if the box is twisted at all.