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About Us

The Lab is a light engineering & automotive/repair fabrication company specializing in Nissan 300ZX Z32s, Nissan Navara V8 conversions & carrying out mild to wild modifications on almost anything owned by someone wanting special attention to detail & high quality workmanship.

Owned & operated by Glenn & Christine Hodges, Glenn has over 12yrs experience in the aircraft servicing & repair industry & has been working on cars & selling car parts professionally (as well as a few outboard motors, some marine equipment & some farm bikes) for over 30 years.
The Lab was founded in 2010 & we operated from a modest unit in Tawn place in Hamilton, we have since relocated for the short term while we try to enjoy the early years with our little girl, a return to a larger building is in our future plans.

One of the best things we offer is on the spot quick thinking & solutions to problems other places may struggle or not even be able to solve, This ability is demonstrated fairly well with our little Nissan march racecar that now holds ~650hp & AWD, a fairly serious upgrade from the factory layout!

TIG, MIG, arc & gas welding, lathe work (up to 320mm diameter max) & general fabrication done on site with access to virtually unlimited machinery via sub contracting.

From basic maintenance to complete engine rebuilds, making a letter box through to a full automotive restoration/rebuild, The Lab can help you.

Please feel free to check out our extensive albums on out Facebook page or view our brief descriptions of notable projects listed here (we will be adding more very soon!)

Contact Glenn directly on 027 2789691 :)

 

6 hours ago

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Shafted again!

Thanks for bearing with me while I mount another assault on YouTube 🙃
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1 day ago

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More things happened! ...

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2 days ago

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First start after the rebuild!
Was it a disaster?
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3 days ago

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Yip even the wiring is on a diet!
Video uploading now - we are getting closer to the good bit!
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4 days ago

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This image popped up as a memory on my personal news feed today - from ten years ago!
I never got around to putting the sign up on the building, still have it kicking around somewhere 😂

Have done a LOT of things in those ten years!

Cheers to those who have been along for the ride!
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4 days ago

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And now it's time to reinvent the wiring system - again 🤣

Today's video uploading now 🙂
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5 days ago

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Time for a new better lighter faster stronger engine cover!

Video uploading shortly 🙂
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6 days ago

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Things were cut and things were made
Yip
Video coming!
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1 week ago

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Well that should make it nice and warm for driving in winter!

Video incoming!
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1 week ago

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More fuel tank stuff and things.
Fuel system is sort of complete now.

Sort of 🤣
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