I seem to have got my priorities the wrong way round.....
About 3 months ago I fitted an automatic door opener sourced from
Screwfix. All working well etc, and now that the cold weather is with
us it's bloody marvellous!
Now I've decided that I am going to change my Freelander to something
a tad larger which can take the tool kits more easily (hint:
Freelanders are not modelled on the Tardis telephone box - the space
within them collapses rapidly as you add something to the load space).
I've now chosen the new car - Shogun Sport. Haven't got it yet but I
hope to soon. The Shogun has rather a lot of room even without the
rear seats collapsed.
Only problem is that the Shogun is that bit longer than the Freelander
(which is what I want...). I've just measured the vehicle length,
width and height in the garage and found that the up-and-over garage
door is going to clobber the rear end of the Shogun - even without the
automatic door opener paraphenalia, and with the Shoguns nose nudging
the wall at the other end (I can't reverse it in unfortunately).
Looks as though I'm going to have to replace the up and over door with
a roller door. Herewith the dilemma - I know you have to be very
careful with those big springs on the up-and-over doors otherwise they
could do you some serious damage.
Has anyone removed an up-and-over door before and got words of wisdom
they could impart?