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OK, last on this subject from me. I found a shed built toy box at the local charity warehouse and after removing the castor wheels it's just the right height to sit comfortably along side the lift to assist with getting the beasty on and off. Ten quid and you couldn't scratch make that in timber for that price!

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Looks a bit nice that lift.
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Not a lift as we know it Jim.
Might give someone ideas though.
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This shows the Norton on the lift and the V50 tucked away. The garage is less than 6 ft wide taking the shelves into account - built in 1931 for Austin 7s and the like.

As you can see, no way a ramp would fit - at least not if I wanted to do anything to the bike on it....


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You’re gonna need to trade that chair in for a comfy sofa...and replace one of your shelves with a row of optics - then it’ll be a proper man cave ! 👌
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That's a tidy little workshop you have there. Are you sure it is only 6ft wide! The bike handlebars must be 3ft side apiece?
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Chris, I think there's a danger you've started a thread for the tidiest workshop/garage!LOL
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Chris, my wife could soon make a lot more space in there for you. She always has designs on my little piece of England!
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I'm worried about that chair as there's a toilet roll holder next to it!
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Maybe it morphs into a commode?

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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

Chris, I think there's a danger you've started a thread for the tidiest workshop/garage!LOL
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A few years back a friend of mine wanted some sort of ramp to make working on his B32 easier ( he purchased many many boxes of bits !!)
it was only for assembling it as he had the sense to get the engine, wheels etc and other jobs done by specialists and done right first time
we looked at a hydraulic ramp but they were quite pricey, and for something he would not use much afterwards
looking in some old books I found the answer a wooden bike ramp 18 inches high , we made it in the joinery shops at work, I will try to look out the drawings, but it was a wooden frame with a table top with brackets, a couple of drawers underneath and a removable wooden ramp, wood was free!!
it worked very well and gave him enough room to work comfortably, afterwards it was dismantled and put up in the rafters, much easier when its screwed together
I cant have a ramp as my classic car takes up all the room, so I found the answer, I take it to Tony Botto, who has many ramps, give him the keys, and a few days later call round with money and ride away, no disposing of old oil and filters, no broken nuts and bolts, no swearing !!!
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Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:

That's a tidy little workshop you have there. Are you sure it is only 6ft wide! The bike handlebars must be 3ft side apiece?


"Tidy" is the last thing I expected......

It's less than 6 ft between the shelves - probably 7' 6" between the walls but I can't really get under the shelves and I need all that stuff!

My wife did actually help me tidy up and clear junk out some years ago and it made a big difference, but I need her help again as the surplus stuff seems to be creeping back in.

Toilet roll? No, workshop tissues like kitchen roll. I find them much better than old oily rags although I have my share of them as well.
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Originally posted by BobV7 BobV7 wrote:

OK, last on this subject from me. I found a shed built toy box at the local charity warehouse and after removing the castor wheels it's just the right height to sit comfortably along side the lift to assist with getting the beasty on and off. Ten quid and you couldn't scratch make that in timber for that price!


Perhaps that was what the 6' x 2' wooden box that the lift came in, was really forSmile
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