Garage, Workshop & House Build

All about building my dream garage, Workshop and hous

  • GARAGE / OTHER: Garage upgrades & Datsun 240K-GT / Datsun 1000 brochures

    Since i’m now completeing my business education, my progress with the car is a bit slow until – after two years – my exams are completed in April next year. Then i plan to get that damn car back on the road as soon as possible. in the meantime i only have limited time and mostly like to spend it for research and buying stuff. I therefore decided it’s time to upgrade my workshop a bit, so i can get some work done by myself in future. The first pallette arrived af few days ago: And it contained a nice sandblasting cabinet. It was super cheap and i don’t expect…

  • GARAGE: Version 1.5: New shelves and other stuff in

    Soooo, time for an Update on the Garage.ย  I’m working on Garage version 1.5. Not because i really planned to do so, but because of lucky circumstances i got hands on some neat stuff which now needs installation and relocation of a few things. Aside from the big neon sign which needs a bit of extra-wiring to have it actuated with the light-switch, my company was parting out again. I missed the big auction where they sold off the complete assembly line stuff for cheap, but at the end it was luck, because it probably saved me a lot of money ๐Ÿ˜€ but even better so, the parts they didn’t…

  • GARAGE: Workshop and Garage decoration

    So, today i finally spent the afternoon decorating the workshop and garage with all the stuff i’ve collected over the years ๐Ÿ™‚ Also installed a vacuum cleaner mounting system, so i can store it nicely… Decided to hang the original EK9 exhaust system at the wall because it looks nice and saves some space ๐Ÿ™‚ Then hung up the Toda Power Banner. Unfortunately my concrete drill broke, so i wasn’t able to hang up more stuff today ๐Ÿ™‚ But i’m happy with the results and some more boxes on the to-do list are ticked now ๐Ÿ™‚

  • HOUSE: The Garage / House / Workshop build finalization (pt. 4)

    So, things are wrapping up with the house, approx. 5 Months after moving in, it seems like the big open tasks are finnished. Still a ton of small things to do here and there, but the pace slows down and i find more and more time to finally enjoy our beautifulย  home. Just in time for Christmas season. So this also brings me time to give you the final update on the project. If you’ve missed it, check out part 1, Part 2, Part 3 So what happened after part 3 ended? We moved in… and the gardeners started to complete the surrounding, like the entrance walkway which continues right…

  • HOUSE: The Garage / House / Workshop build progress pt. 3

    So, i haven’t posted anything in a much too long while. The Site is not dead, nor are my projects, i’ve just been too busy with building my dream house and garage lately. Read part one here: https://www.jdmjunkies.ch/wordpress/2018-11-24/house-the-garage-house-workshop-build-progress/ And part two here: https://www.jdmjunkies.ch/wordpress/2019-03-10/house-the-garage-house-workshop-build-progress-pt-2/ So since the Project is nearing completion and i’m starting to plan the setup of my garage / Workshop, i wanted to give you another update about what happened the last months. The house is almost complete on the outside and inside. currently landscaping work is going on, while inside the last of cosmetic touches like hardwood floors, wiring etc is beeing completed: I do some of…

  • HOUSE: The Garage / House / Workshop build progress pt. 2

    Currently i’m waiting for car parts from Japan and i don’t have much else to show you, so i thought it might be a good time for a much overdue update on the House / Garage / Workshop build. Here’s part one of you missed it: https://www.jdmjunkies.ch/wordpress/2018-11-24/house-the-garage-house-workshop-build-progress/ After the upper level floor was poured the remaining concrete and brick walls were built. Then the chimney for the fireplace in the ground level was installed: Next was the roof construction And clay tiles. We’re Currently still waiting for the photovoltaic system to be installed on the other side of the roof. Then a lot of plumbing and electrical wiring had to…

  • 240Z / Garage: 240Z Banner / Flag

    While browsing the web for a few nice deals, i stumbled upon something which finally arrived at my door today. A huge Datsun 240Z Banner / Flag with a nice Japanese theme, showing some Cherry blossoms and snowy montains along with japanese characters (still need to translate them).ย  A german dealer who sold it on ebay ads told me he bought it at an oldtimer swapmeet in the Netherlands. A bit of research revelealed that the graphics once were made for a 30 year celebration by an insurrance company called Carole Nash. The original wallpaper is still available for download on their website: https://www.carolenash.com/insideclassics/classic-car-news/carole-nash-celebrates-beauty-classic-design-global-classics/ Well. not sure how it ended…

  • HOUSE: The Garage / House / Workshop build progress

    I Keep using the house project as an excuse to not post about car related stuff on this blog. but truth is the House / Garage / Workshop build has me completely comitted to it at the moment. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and the cars can wait a few months. The car projects arent dead by any means, but the Build has highest priority at the moment. So i guess i need to show you some progress. Here’s a very short summary ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re interested. I have a Build thread on Garagejournal with almost daily updates and lots of details on the project here: https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6193493 But…

  • HOUSE: The new BIG Project (Garage, workshop & House)

    You may have noticed a significant lack of updates lately and the pace has been going down slowly over the last year or so. That wasn’t because i lost interest. No. Instead it was because, aside from wedding planning and general life, of another project which has slowly been growing in secret. The reason why i haven’t released any information until now, is because we had to argue about 10 months with the local government to finally get a build-permission. but since a few weeks we finally got everything and it’s time to reveal the BIG project: We (me & my wife) will build our future home together with another…