• 1991 Leyland DAF t244
  • Crane!

    Situation: there are 10 large wooden posts I need to plant in the ground for a carport build. The posts are 170 mm square by 4.5 m long. At ~100 kg per post, I can’t lift them into position on my own. Obvious and sensible solution: rent/borrow a telehandler for the duration of the work. More interesting solution: build […]

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  • Rampage.

    About 18 months ago I picked up a cheap MkI (735) Bradbury 4-post ramp on eBay. It’s a properly old machine – they made these in the late 50’s to early 60’s. They’re very nicely made – simple, old school engineering. Pretty much the Land Rover of the ramp world. They are still widely used today, though 2 […]

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  • Carport

    It predates this blog by over a year, but the carport build was an important part of the 109 re-chassis so probably worth covering. We’d recently moved house, from somewhere with a double garage to somewhere with a single garage. The 109 (which I bought knowing the chassis was toast) didn’t fit in the garage, […]