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What a mad weekend, @Beb and I have both been busy at work but managed a Friday afternoon and then evening and into Saturday morning finally sacking it at 1AM then back at it 8AM Saturday, We had a deadline - "Race-night" was Saturday night - It's not a race it's just a bunch of big kids with Go-Peds, Go-Quad, electric scooters, petrol scooters and a host of other motorised kids toys belting round a Go-Kart track and generally having a laugh. We wanted to make our debut there but The Quad wasn't finished!!

 

Sorry for the lack of pics but we were in a mega hurry -

 

First the battery tray

 

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Carbon Fibre of course :lol:

 

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As soon as that was made Beb started installing the battery pack, speed controllers and a whole host of other electronic gadgetry to make it work.

 

I started on the steering

 

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That's a start???? :lol:

 

Steering column rake is 56 degrees

 

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Close enough :)

 

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Missed the bit connected to the wheels but that was next :thumbs:

 

I then asked Beb what we were doing for a seat - he looked up from a pile or wires, batteries and circuit boards shrugged his shoulders and said "something" then went back to wiring .............................

 

A quick look round the Zed Shed and I found this old metal fold up chair

 

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Close enough - Angle grinder, welder and a drill later ...........

 

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Not quite race enough So we enlisted the help of Mrs Keyser and 20 mins later ..............

 

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Race seat covers :lol:

 

 

The last picture I took before we frantically bolted it all together was the crash bar

 

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As I say we then bolted it together and threw it in the car arriving very late at "Race-Night" and even with one motor that arrived faulty we still got some track time in - the verdict bloody hysterical, it's not fast enough due to one motor the steering is a tad to sharp but you can't stop laughing while you are on it :thumbs: 

 

Few more mods a new motor and we will have another go :)

 

I'll leave you with this pic from the video of the test ride down my drive

 

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Keyser Maximum Effort :thumbs:

 

 

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Came for the car... Stayed for the shenanigans! 

 

Have loved reading this thread over the last few weeks!

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Well you may have noticed a lack of updates, This is because the Zed Shed was temporarily closed down for a refurbishment (I need more space :lol: )

So a massive clear out move a wall or 2 and I'll be sorted - I estimated 4-6 weeks also allowing for Simply Jap and the BBQ, however here I am 8 weeks later and it's still not finished!!!

 

Really hoping that we can get it done over the coming bank holiday weekend and get back to normal, I have a list of Zed's waiting to drop in for bits and bobs and need to get on with my own things including the Radical Turbo setup change and of course Pop Z.

 

On the Radical - The engine is back with it's new gearbox and we have fitted it, that's now waiting for some major changes and we currently don't expect to see any more track time this year unless it's a shake down run in the colder months, weather permitting - I'll keep you posted on that.

 

I've had a massive clear out starting with the store and powder coat room all that got moved -

 

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I have so much stuff!!!!!!

 

New Store room all clean and tidy including some fresh floor paint

 

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Then the new machine shop, the store has been shrunk and combined with the old powder coat room and the powder coat oven has moved to my sand blasting room - there are more plans for that as well :lol:

 

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All emptied out, to the right of the door is the added space

 

Currently we are here -

 

Store room

 

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Machine Shop

 

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Floor painted walls got a quick coat - could do with more but TIME!!

 

Floor needs 48 hours and I can start moving back everything back in.

 

Moving swiftly on ..............................

 

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So the main garage now looks in a state

 

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Hope to get that sorted over the weekend,

 

But before we put everything in there I sold the old Jag rear and Viva front off the first Pop I bought, then I rolled in the second pop -

 

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Took the engine out

 

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That should be sold this weekend :thumbs:

 

Then set about strengthening the bit that is not the actual chassis 

 

This -

 

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Found a bit that was detached

 

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fixed

 

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Some old box

 

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Welded in

 

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Then took the body off the chassis

 

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All in bits

 

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The chassis went last weekend to a guy building 3 Pop Rods over in Wales, he came with a van - and it fits

 

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:lol:

 

 

That's great as all the stuff I sold has cleared space and reduced my investment in the Pop build significantly :thumbs: 

 

Just got to finish the Garage Re-furb and actually crack on with some tinkering on the cars :)

 

Keyser Maximum Effort :thumbs:

 

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1 hour ago, Keyser said:

 

Floor painted walls got a quick coat - could do with more but TIME!!

 

Floor needs 48 hours and I can start moving back everything back in.

 

Moving swiftly on ..............................

 

Looks awesome, same colours as my garage/workshop, you may have even used the same floor paint. Mine needs another coat but it will be a mission moving everything out (or around) to do it, but I need to do it while weather is hot so it drys quickly!

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Mate why do you always slack off on your projects? Coulda put a bit more effort in that garage....

 

I think my garage is the size of that van :doh:

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3 hours ago, veeg33 said:

Off topic but interested to know what you guys used for garage floor (brand) and what prep work is needed @Keyser @rabbitstew.

I used "Supercoat polyurethane heavy duty high impact floor paint" which was £43.99 for 20 litre barrel of the stuff, so loads cheaper than what you`d get from DIY shops. Got it off the bay and you can get it any colour of the rainbow (nearly). I went for mid-grey which looks like same colour as keysers.

 

Prep wise, I basically swept the bare concrete floor, then pinched the wife's dyson and hoovered it all a few times to get rid of any dust ( & spiders, hahaha the wife wasnt happy!). Some people say you should seal the bare concrete, or do this or that, but I just rollered it on, nice thick coat. Gave the new garage extension a couple of coats and it looks a treat. No more dust, you can just sweep stuff up. So much easier to clean. I need to do the rest of my garage as that has old polyurethane paint on it which I put down 10 years back. That lasted really well over the years. It did chip in a couple of places, but its had a lot of heavy use with working on cars / bikes over that time. 

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5 hours ago, rabbitstew said:

I used "Supercoat polyurethane heavy duty high impact floor paint" which was £43.99 for 20 litre barrel of the stuff, so loads cheaper than what you`d get from DIY shops. Got it off the bay and you can get it any colour of the rainbow (nearly). I went for mid-grey which looks like same colour as keysers.

 

Prep wise, I basically swept the bare concrete floor, then pinched the wife's dyson and hoovered it all a few times to get rid of any dust ( & spiders, hahaha the wife wasnt happy!). Some people say you should seal the bare concrete, or do this or that, but I just rollered it on, nice thick coat. Gave the new garage extension a couple of coats and it looks a treat. No more dust, you can just sweep stuff up. So much easier to clean. I need to do the rest of my garage as that has old polyurethane paint on it which I put down 10 years back. That lasted really well over the years. It did chip in a couple of places, but its had a lot of heavy use with working on cars / bikes over that time. 

Yeah, I've read about etching and using industrial polishing machine to prep it which puts me off doing it myself as renting the machine is well over £100 per day :scare:. Thanks for the info. :thumbs:

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9 hours ago, LRF4N said:

Mate why do you always slack off on your projects? Coulda put a bit more effort in that garage....

 

I think my garage is the size of that van :doh:

Sorry dad :lol:

 

Edit - It's quite a big van :lol:

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5 hours ago, rabbitstew said:

I used "Supercoat polyurethane heavy duty high impact floor paint" which was £43.99 for 20 litre barrel of the stuff, so loads cheaper than what you`d get from DIY shops. Got it off the bay and you can get it any colour of the rainbow (nearly). I went for mid-grey which looks like same colour as keysers.

 

Prep wise, I basically swept the bare concrete floor, then pinched the wife's dyson and hoovered it all a few times to get rid of any dust ( & spiders, hahaha the wife wasnt happy!). Some people say you should seal the bare concrete, or do this or that, but I just rollered it on, nice thick coat. Gave the new garage extension a couple of coats and it looks a treat. No more dust, you can just sweep stuff up. So much easier to clean. I need to do the rest of my garage as that has old polyurethane paint on it which I put down 10 years back. That lasted really well over the years. It did chip in a couple of places, but its had a lot of heavy use with working on cars / bikes over that time. 

 

@veeg33

 

 

Mine is Rustoleum light grey floor paint about £27.00 for 5l tin it's what was there before, it's quite highly rated and given the space I have to cover (it covers well) not over expensive, it's been down 4 years and is showing it, I tend to scratch chunks out so it's unfair as I drag engines and chunks of metal around but they mark the concrete so I can't say the paint is bad. The old Zed Shed had the 2 pack "Garage Doctor" stuff and it was very good but when I looked it up it was £80 plus a pack and it took 2 packs to do the old Zed shed - I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and a guy had some he hadn't used wanted £30 for 2 packs it was a bargain and it is very good stuff lasted as long as the Zed Shed (less steel dragging though)

 

Prep - The Garage Doctor stuff comes with a floor scrub so I used that then swept washed wait until dry and apply.

 

The Zed shed 2 first time I just swept and rollered onto the concrete.

This time I swept but unlike @rabbitstew I didn't borrow the wife's dyson to clean, I borrowed the wife

 

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She used my home made cyclon/paint tin / industrial hoover to get the dust up (well women know how to use these things)

I did use some degreaser on the bad oil patches just standard Gunk the rollered over it all.

Seems fine and it's easy to mop spills up and sweep - definitely seal your garage floor with something :thumbs: 

 

This is my paint -

 

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12 hours ago, veeg33 said:

Nice one, thanks @Keyser

 

Don't think I can borrow my wife hence will do the same as rabbitstew :dry:

Maybe you can borrow @Keysers wife? Extra points to him for getting the wife to hoover the garage. Thats pretty impressive! The only time wife goes in mine is to dump some of her crap in there & take up my valuable space.

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14 minutes ago, rabbitstew said:

Maybe you can borrow @Keysers wife? Extra points to him for getting the wife to hoover the garage. Thats pretty impressive! The only time wife goes in mine is to dump some of her crap in there & take up my valuable space.

Sounds familiar :surrender:

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I don't like to pick holes :lol: but aren't the hoses the wrong way around on the cyclone :)

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1 hour ago, andybp said:

I don't like to pick holes :lol: but aren't the hoses the wrong way around on the cyclone :)

Haven't you got better things to do than pick on my wife's hovering - it looks like they are in that pic, not sure if that's because they are, they fell out and got plugged in wrong (women aye) or its just the angle of the pic, either way I bet your good lady doesn't vacuum clean your garage :p

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3 hours ago, Keyser said:

Haven't you got better things to do than pick on my wife's hovering - it looks like they are in that pic, not sure if that's because they are, they fell out and got plugged in wrong (women aye) or its just the angle of the pic, either way I bet your good lady doesn't vacuum clean your garage :p

yes i have lots of things better to do but i couldn't resist :shrug:

and no she doesn't vacuum it she just complains that she can't get through it due to all my crap because we don't all have a whopping great Z Shed do we, no we have teeny tiny little shed and garage with no personal cleaning staff do you have someone to wash your hands for you when you've finished playing for the day i bet you do don't you Hmmm  :lol:

 

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28 minutes ago, andybp said:

yes i have lots of things better to do but i couldn't resist :shrug:

and no she doesn't vacuum it she just complains that she can't get through it due to all my crap because we don't all have a whopping great Z Shed do we, no we have teeny tiny little shed and garage with no personal cleaning staff do you have someone to wash your hands for you when you've finished playing for the day i bet you do don't you Hmmm  :lol:

 

 

@andybp

 

I see your true colours now - the little green eyed envy monster popped it's ugly head out, it probably had to pop out as you only have a teeny tiny little shed and it couldn't fit in there with your ego could it !!!!!

I do not have someone to wash my hands when I've finished - I sacked him :lol:

I do have someone that brings me coffee on a regular basis and cooks me nice meals that are waiting on the table for when I get in :p

 

Of course if she is not busy in the house I find her CDO (like OCD but in alphabetical order) useful in the garage as she has been sorting out my new tool boxes -

 

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Pick hole in that then :boxing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS - I the first reply absolutely made my day :lol: so thanks for that :thumbs:

 

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"PS - I the first reply absolutely made my day :lol: so thanks for that :thumbs:"

 

I try to please

now get back to your crayons

 

:)

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:dance::dance:

 

The Zed Shed II Refurb is finished and it's back to shenanigans :thumbs:

 

We emptied the main garage area and the wife was there again with the vacuum cleaner getting it ready for paint -

 

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The ramp pits needed some work!!

 

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Better -

 

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The floor Before -

 

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and after 3 coats

 

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Then we had to move everything back in and rearrange it to look better.

Some new tool boxes

 

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All tools away nicley

 

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Some custom made tool holders (stainless steel so they should stay looking good)

 

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Now the boards look like this -

 

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Couple of panorama pics

 

Machine Shop -

 

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Main Shed

 

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Now it appears that @andybp would like me to explain things a bit better, apparently using my crayons, In my best efforts to please and using all my Blue Peter skills I thought I would help him visualise the difference in our respective garages after his comments -

 

On 23/08/2019 at 17:01, andybp said:

no we have teeny tiny little shed and garage with no personal cleaning staff

 

On 23/08/2019 at 19:39, andybp said:

now get back to your crayons

 

So here you go mate to put it in perspective for you I made a 1:1 scale model of your garage and did a comparison photo just for you :thumbs:

 

 

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Keyser - Maximum Effort :thumbs:

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1 hour ago, Keyser said:

So here you go mate to put it in perspective for you I made a 1:1 scale model of your garage and did a comparison photo just for you :thumbs:

 

 

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:lol:  This made my day. Although bear in mind that I recently woke up and it's the start of my day, so anything would achieve that honour by default.

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