Having investigated and seen the prices, I think it's going to be convector heaters !!!!
really nice project.....the work looks great!
How about two or three of these, on timers if necessary - cheap to buy and run
I have had a good read now on various workshop heaters and I reckon convector heaters are the best for my garage. Especially as I have internally insulated the roof, so it will help with the convection effect. Halogen heaters are good, but very directional and don't really heat a 'space', but thanks for the suggestion, much appreciated.
I did a little test in there last night with a 2kW little convector and wow, it was pretty warm, pretty quickly. So, 2 x in the winter and I reckon that'll be the doggies danglies. Just glad I haven't yet got a smart meter !!!
Thermostatically controlled convection heaters work well. I have a few but be aware of the flash from the bimetallic strip contactor in the cheapies if you see it trip in the dark! Thermals and a hat help keep the electric bill down too.
Started on the primer/paint prep. Going well so far. Just doing the 'off the car' panels......slowly !!!
Also scored these great period alloys. Set of 5, so really chuffed. They need to be diamond cut and the depressions will be a muted gold colour.
Engine is back from it's rebuild. I love a clean engine. Big boost for the project.
I have a similar garage (flat pack concrete jobbie) and I have two bathroom fan heaters mounted on the wall with those pull strings. One is OK at the moment but in the depths of winter it's nice to have the second one....usually they just need to be on for half and hour or so. I tried the gas heater...yea it heats up quickly but they take up room and everything ends up wet (my garage has a metal roof which doesn't help). I like the wall mounted jobbies as it keeps the floor clear.
Very nice work indeed....keep the pics coming.
Thanks mate. I have since tried a free standing convector heater and that works great, but I might need a second one of those when it gets colder. I'm not using any at the moment as it's still pretty warm for the time of year.
I have finished the panels paint prep, I'll leave the bodyshop do a final pass with primer and sand it back how they want it. I am now onto the main shell. But in between, I have started to build some custom driveshafts to allow the fitment of the later E21 LSD. The diff was rebuilt by the PO, but I have since tidied it up with a bit of paint !!
You put the bits in the dishwasher....top man!!
AH !!!! Now I know why the Mrs keeps putting dishes in MY PARTS washer.
That diff came up a treat. What's the paint used for the "silver" bit?
Just an aerosol and lacquer. The black bit is epoxy mastic 121.
Just a quick update. I have been cracking on with the primer coats. Nearly ready to hand it over to the paint shop for them to finish and top coat it. Can't wait to see it in all it glory. Downhill from there I reckon !!! Tons of work in the primer stages, no wonder a decent paint job costs a fortune.
Tremendous work there!
Painted the boot area and inside and added some sound insulation, almost ready for paint now !!! One final push and it's there I reckon.
Very nice indeed...I like the workshop just as much I think. Like the way the tool cabinet has been carefully masked off too :-)
Ha, cheers mate. The tool chest is an early Xmas present from the wife. Bless her !!! So I have to look after it.
The workshop isn't finished yet, I got a bit more to do and add a couple more cabinets and a decent worktop. Maybe a kettle !! Maybe a mattress if I spend any more bleedin time in there ! LOL.
^^ And don't forget the beer fridge.....
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