BJ73 Landcruiser

Discussion in 'Outdoor Transport' started by gimp, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. 223nut

    223nut Well-Known Member

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    And here was me thinking you could just let your tyres down.....
     
  2. trooper90

    trooper90 Well-Known Member

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    How do you get in and out of truck?
     
  3. gimp

    gimp By Popular Demand Staff Member

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    Carefully
     
  4. gadgetman

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    We chewed out a bit more space above the door and raised it up a bit. Then riveted some ali angle on the bottom of the door to fill the gap. Made the door a bit more rigid as a bonus. Now have even taller vehicles yet again so they don't fit in any longer. Doors like yours, as bi-fold or tri-fold, running in tracks would be even better.
     
  5. gimp

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    I didn't like the tilt door as it restricted overhead access when open and prevented having any lighting in that 1/3 of the garage
     
  6. gadgetman

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    I agree. They are a pain in the proverbial. I need to cover a 4.3m gap.
     
  7. JoshC

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    Never understood why people build pokey arsed garages like that eh. There was one at our house when we bought it. Accidentally backed over it with the tractor.
     
  8. rambo rem700

    rambo rem700 Well-Known Member

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    Mines the same size. Pain on the ass ay

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  9. longrange308

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    I'm still shocked that ply is available on the coast :O_O:
     
  10. veitnamcam

    veitnamcam Almost literate.

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    Minis Morries Austins and Standards were not that big back in the day when most of em were built.
     
  11. gadgetman

    gadgetman Well-Known Member

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    Well IPL at Gladstone make enough of it.
     
  12. gimp

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    Did some further re-arranging. Now it's usable (I can sit on my garage couch and access tools) and I can park inside. Still tight. Other plans incoming

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  13. Wildman

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    Have you got a beer fridge yet?

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  14. gimp

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    The venison and beer fridge in the laundry does the job
     
  15. Wildman

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    That is quite a long way to go to get a beer, maybe 20 or 30 metres..


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  16. gimp

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    Guaranteed to slow any project down by several minutes
     
  17. Sideshow

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    Why don't you cut another door where your truck door lines up with the wall once your packed in the garage :thumbsup:
     
  18. gimp

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    This is another only semi-car-related post.

    I built a lean-to along the side of the garage last weekend, to put bikes/kayaks/firewood etc under. I got a heap of free aluminium cladding off a friend that reroofed his house so it cost next to nothing to put together.

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    Then this week/weekend I built a garden shed with the leftover sheets - 1.2x2.7m to fit in a space around the back of my house on the shady side.

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    Starting cladding
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    Finished (ish - I need to get some kind of flashing on the corners but it's raining today and it's too much effort)
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    And now I have much more space in the garage! (That kayak is going out under the lean-to when it stops raining and the other stuff in front of the couch is also only temporarily there)
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    Feels good to have more garage space, and to be making use of bits of the section I wasn't using before that were pretty much just growing weeds. I can get the Cruiser right into the garage easily now with a bit of space on each side, so I have space to do some work at least. So, stay tuned on that front..
     
  19. R93

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    You been busy since i seen ya the other day.
    Yup miserable day today. Was gunna shoot the service match this arvo but way too cold and wet for me

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  20. gimp

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    Yeah it's fuckin miserable, thought about going up but no
     

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