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DaveP

Joe's Power Plus Service Station modification

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Starting this kit, hopefully it'll end up a 3 bay detailed 50s service station:5d11f05b3fde0_firstmockup.jpg.d6bdad5d065fa83e2d402ca2e19b2ff1.jpg

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A few tools strewn about with the hoist I'm going to put in.

 

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Mock up and primed. I don't like the supplied hoist. The parts are too flimsy and the hoist doesn't move up and down.

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I cut the hoist out and replaced it from one rom a garage kit.

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Trial fit, so far so good.

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Bottom view, the height is perfect.

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The tools that did the job, best investment ever. To the right is my assistant dalmation Ziva.

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Tiles for the reception area

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3 hours ago, DaveP said:

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Tiles for the reception area

I really like how this one is going so far Dave. I've been eyeballing this kit for a while and may pull the trigger on it but in the mean time I'll be watching this one here come to life. Will be looking forward to more.....

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I bit of white gloss paint on tbe front door,and reception area tiles.

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White gloss paint on the restrooms' doors, reception area tiles and the scratch built door between the reception area and the workshop area. I think i'll paint the walls and the outside flat white and use colurful and various signage to break up all the white, decorating isn't my thing. (That'll be it for a few days, I'm having hip replacement surgery. I hope the surgeons use good quality glue!). Dave

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Looks good so far Dave. Hope everything goes well with the hip surgery man.

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Looking good Dave and hope for the best with the hip.

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Your garage / workshop project is coming together nicely, Dave and I didn't realise this model is so large....... Good luck with the hip replacement operation !

David

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Looks great! I'm assuming with the more modern lift that you are going to build a surviving service station of more recent years. I worked at one of those for over 24 years. It too had 3 bays. We did the same thing in one of the bays as you have here. The center post lift developed a leak, so we dug it out and replaced it with an electric/ hydraulic side post similar to what you've got. The service station that I worked at has stopped selling gas and dug up it's tanks, but it still operates as a garage today. Looking forward to seeing more of this one! Praying your hip does well.

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Thanks all for your positive comments and kind wishes.

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First bay basically completed, front painted and some of the decals attached

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Expanding from one to three bays, it should be easy to do as it's all straight lines and cuts. Many thanks to 72 Charger for the donation of the additional base.

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Second and third bay scratch built and primed. It's made modular so i can pack it away when not in use.

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Looks really good. I like how you changed the lift.  Just a FYI the striping on the sides of door opening on the exterior, the stripes on the right side are backwards.  The stripes should always point down to the side you want to be the open (access) side. It is that way on road signs, emergency vehicles, etc.  I know it's being picky.  

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