Well I hink it is about time to start up a thread about the DAX.
I bought it about a year ago and posted some pictures in this thread.
It became apparant very quickly that I was going to battle with space as the garage is about 7'6" wide and the car 6".
Anyway over the summer I pushed it out the garage onto the hardstanding and started doing some work - each time I did the weather turned and it rained. So pack it all up and push it back in!
I looked at extending the garage, installing a new one at the rear of our garden but "She who must be obeyed" said no to me taking over
I had also taken this time to purchase other bits and pieces missing from the purchase, Radiator, Fans, some lights, exhaust etc.
By October I was starting to get so miffed by the lack of progress that I considered throwing in the towell.
It was around that time that Paul Walton came to one of the Enthusiast Club meetings and I suggested tongue in cheek, that he build my car after his got SVA. He did not turn me down flat and after various discussions we agreed to move the car into his garage and get it on the road. This will be a no frills car - no air con - no internal lights - no radio ----- yes the Keep it simple worked for me!
The first thing that happened was Paul had booked his SVA test but had no tyres as there had been a hiccough on them. I said take mine to get through the test and he duly arrived with a set of "Granada" wheels to swap for mine.
Should be easy - jack up, unbolt remove and fit the other set.
Reality was Jack up remove the rears offer up the Granada ones and "Oh Sh%t" the granada offset means the nner tyre wall rubs on radious arm.
Bugger it all we needed was something to allow us to roll my car back into the garage when Paul's was at SVA.
Decided if we spin the car - swap the front wheels (they worked and fitted)
sttach a chariot wheel in timber - Roll it into the garage, remove the last rear wheel and place on axle stands.