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Man Cave Part 2   The initial version of my shed and man cave was not even finished before it was evident that additional space, features and versatility were required. I read an article from Gr

So a man cave is what you can make of it. Personally it is a retreat from every day living  for me. Some where you can go where the better half will not tread foot and  adult children come to the conc

Be careful with the word "mancave" Gav, someone may get offended. 

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Well I agree, that's why I like looking at grungy old factories. I looked at this 1 a year or so ago.

https://goo.gl/photos/n2XzxLxW3SWAvMr9A

 

It needed a LOT of work, but downstairs would have been the perfect man cave and upstairs would have been a cool warehouse apartment type living.

 

The real problem was previous use contamination.. Estimate the cost to remediate the site would have been $300k+ I reckon..

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Gary, you shamed me into cleaning up a bit.

 

It still isn't perfect but i think you can see the improvement.

 

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I even found the Bolwell. I knew I put it somewhere but just couldn't remember where.

 

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Ignore the body bags - Just a little money I make on the side helping out the Comancheros.

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Firstly, nice shed :)

 

Secondly, is your car painted the original 305 light blue?

 

 

Cheers,

Rob

Thanks Rob, the PO had a respray done and so have I (insurance claim). This is the original colour but it might be slightly off if it was colour matched and not mixed up to the original paint code. To be honest I never thought to ask!

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Ok so I've googled for hours trying to find this video again with no joy, but I feel I'm closer now that I've found this glimpse of it.

 

(at 21-22 seconds in).

 

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I recall it was a Ford owner who built this warehouse looking garage from scratch using recycled building materials and it looks like an old factory as a result.

 

I'd love to see the full episode again as it's my dream form of workshop / garage.

 

Not sure where the garage is, but I have a feeling it's out Lilydale Victoria sort of direction.

 

*Edit think I found it, but I'm sure there was a segment where they talked about the garage itself.

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Thanks Rob, the PO had a respray done and so have I (insurance claim). This is the original colour but it might be slightly off if it was colour matched and not mixed up to the original paint code. To be honest I never thought to ask!

Thanks Rob, the PO had a respray done and so have I (insurance claim). This is the original colour but it might be slightly off if it was colour matched and not mixed up to the original paint code. To be honest I never thought to ask!

Thanks for your reply Mike, much appreciated.

 

Your car looks awesome. Really starting to fall for the colour. Mine was originally that colour, but was resprayed to the blue you see in the attached picture. Clearly a blue with more silver.

 

I'm hunting down as many pictures of the original code, before I commit to a respray.

 

Cheers,

Rob

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This had serious man cave potential.

https://www.realcommercial.com.au/property-industrial+warehouse-vic-footscray-502780318

 

Unfortunately for me, out of my price range.

 

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Just replace the motorcycle on the wall with some old S30Z panels like this old Porka.

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The video below is what I would love to build, replace the Ferrari with the 240 on it would be perfect.

 

https://petrolicious.com/films/ferrari-bb-512-is-a-piece-of-art

 

Put Datsun in search engine of this www and you find a number of good video's.

Wow these guys have covered heaps of Datsuns. Will have a Sunday evening going through them all

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The video below is what I would love to build, replace the Ferrari with the 240 on it would be perfect.

 

https://petrolicious.com/films/ferrari-bb-512-is-a-piece-of-art

 

Put Datsun in search engine of this www and you find a number of good video's.

Hahaha couple of peas in a pod. I keep thinking of the Ferrari and house in Ferris Bueller's day off. As my inspiration for a house in the woods. But instead of the Ferrari I'll have a collection of S30z's.

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On 5/27/2018 at 4:28 PM, gav240z said:

Hahaha couple of peas in a pod. I keep thinking of the Ferrari and house in Ferris Bueller's day off. As my inspiration for a house in the woods. But instead of the Ferrari I'll have a collection of S30z's.

@gav240z for a price of a Sydney apartment, you probably can build a decent man cave in this to house all your s30z, you would need a decent ferry service though.

https://www.realestate.com.au/news/uk-island-on-sale-for-700000/

 

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26 minutes ago, hmd said:

@gav240z for a price of a Sydney apartment, you probably can build a decent man cave in this to house all your s30z, you would need a decent ferry service though.

https://www.realestate.com.au/news/uk-island-on-sale-for-700000/

 

@hmd been done before.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand

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One could argue that placing your Datsun collection only a few metres from a large body of salt water is perhaps tempting fate.......

I've been tidying my man cave up a little over the last few weeks. I now have potentially the most expensive parts racking in the Datsun world - initial purchase cost was in excess of a $1 million.

The two racks on either end started life as IBM data storage arrays, empty the racks, add some shelves, add some more shelves in between the racks, clean up your shed (and find you have WAY more cylinder heads / blocks / etc than you thought, plus a gearbox that you can't remember buying......) and I now have room to work in there again !

And even better than finding forgotten Datsun parts, I found a friend to keep me company on those long nights alone in the shed, looks like he's living on top of a cupboard in the darkest corners of the shed, using 180B SSS door trims as a bed.

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I can actually move in there now. Feels good ! It all started because I'm about to build a new engine. But the engine stand had a blown up MX5 engine on it. And there was nowhere else to put the MX5 engine. So one thing led to another, and 3 weeks later it's tidier than its been in many years. Still haven't started building the engine though...... 

 

 

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23 hours ago, 1600dave said:

I can actually move in there now. Feels good ! It all started because I'm about to build a new engine. But the engine stand had a blown up MX5 engine on it. And there was nowhere else to put the MX5 engine. So one thing led to another, and 3 weeks later it's tidier than its been in many years. Still haven't started building the engine though...... 

 

 

And I wouldn’t mind betting that you found a few long forgotten treasures in the process

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