If you do think of scrounging the garage, make sure you measure up the opening and if its an up and over door, the door may hit the van. I bought my tin top as it does just fit in my modern garage, but a pop top wouldn't fit. Ideally you would need room all round the van to work on it and easy access to be able to raise it using jack and axle stands. Think about your parents' neighbours if you will be welding or grinding or spray painting as they may get complaints. I agree with the comments about T25's. My son has one and it needs constant work on everything to keep it alive. They also rot badly.