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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 :)

 

2 days ago

The Lab Limited

Closed today sorry guys
Family bereavement 😢
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6 days ago

The Lab Limited

A start has been made on a shield to stop arms and legs etc getting caught up in the accessory belt while running down heards of zombies. ...

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1 week ago

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Some time ago in December we sailed on past our ten year anniversary of The Lab Limited being formed as an official NZ company.
It was a while before we started our Facebook page so there won't be a Facebook post to share for that one!

We'd just like to say thanks to everyone who has been part of the journey 🙂

We are pretty happy with the little fleet of special cars kicking around our there with Glenn's workmanship on board.
Feel free to post pics if you have something that we've helped out with over the years (pre Tawn Place OK as well)

Cheers guys!
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1 week ago

The Lab Limited

Thanks to our great sponsor Repco TeRapa for the sharp deal on this tool trolley.
A small tweak to the workbench (and new temporary cover/surface) and it fits almost perfectly!

I will eventually fold up a steel work surface but no time for that right now - the Gloria is calling.
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2 weeks ago

The Lab Limited

Full video up on YT 🙂

Please like share and subscribe
Comments are also good for getting better reach 🙂
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2 weeks ago

The Lab Limited

We like results like this!

Tuning & Performance - Auto Super Shoppe - Dyno Tuning & Repair Specialist helping make our Friday a little more entertaining!

Video coming to our channel soon.
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2 weeks ago

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Cryptic Friday post...... ...

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2 weeks ago

The Lab Limited

Captains wheel FINALLY attached safely and legally and indicator cancel working correctly.

Such a simple little thing consumed so much time.
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2 weeks ago

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Oh hey this was ages ago....

What's next ya rekin?I think this needs a new home.
And a new engine
Who's thinking what I'm thinking.
Nissin King Izuzu PartsWorld
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2 weeks ago

The Lab Limited

Well that's wheely good I finally have some progress resolving the steering wheel boss situation.
I'm making a new part from scratch.
Almost there :)
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