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#1 Phil210293


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 09:28 AM

Not sure whether this is the right section to start this thread but it's kind of about a meet up; if I'm in the wrong area let me know and I'll post elsewhere.

Are there any garages/workspaces where you can rent time and tools in to go and work on your car? Is this a thing? Kind of how musicians have rehearsal spaces, you can rent a bay or a lift in a garage with other amateur/hobby tinkerers?

I downsized recently and the garage is being used as a storage space, I don't have a bench or vice any more, and I'm itching to do some work on my car...

I'm in Derbyshire if anybody knows of anywhere.

#2 Bat


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:09 AM


Many years ago there used to be a chain of rent a workshops, I guess health and safety/insurance problems probably make it almost impossible now?

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#3 nicklouse


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:14 AM

loads of them out here in Germany. at about 10 quid and hour.

#4 Bat


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:39 AM


Good to know it's still available in one country at least!

There's one in London, not sure about it's claim to be the first in Europe  :D


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#5 Richie83


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 12:32 PM

Used to be a place called ramp it up near Bristol. You could rent ramps, spray booths, welding equipment etc. Or just go and do a service. Sadly I think they shut down last year.

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 03:54 PM

There’s a place in Culham, Oxfordshire, called This Is Your Garage, reasonable prices and all the tools you’ll need

#7 r3k1355


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 02:45 PM

There was a place in south Sheffield recently, not sure if it still runs tho.

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 04:02 PM

There is one up here in Brampton i think. Called rent a lift or something. WOrkshop with 2 post lift and tools etc to use

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