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mockingbird812
12-05-2014, 04:37 PM
<span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Let's see what you got!</span> </span></span> <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Canuck
12-05-2014, 10:35 PM
Guys

I have two garages, the one at home is just for parking the car I want to use that week. I live 5 miles from my business and have two bays in an industril building that are used to store and restore cars.
workshop
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/garage5_zps18f65033.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/garage5_zps18f65033.jpg.html)
Two bays of 700 sq ft each, one is the workshop and the other just for storing cars and tires&quot;
The floor is two part epoxy from Home depot, applied in Jan 2014 along with baseboards and a repaint on the walls. The colors are Sunoco Blue and yellow for the hoist and Lemans/Gulf colors on trim.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/garage10_zps0904d861.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/garage10_zps0904d861.jpg.html)
My cabinets are all rollers do thay can be moved closer to the car, Shelving is ezrect in different configurations
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/Garage1_zps0e60a648.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/Garage1_zps0e60a648.jpg.html)
The hoist is a Hoffman screwjack style with 8000 lb capacity
Other tools are Sandblast cabinet, Homemade paint booth from a file cabinet,Full air throughout shop, heater. Compressor is a Campbell Hausfield dual phase, 5 HP with 80 gallon tank.
The lighting above the rolling tool cabinets are LED strips.
The wood cabinets have bben position well above the floor for storing latge bulky items. By moving the roller cabinets I can store two cars side by side.

68l30
12-05-2014, 10:43 PM
Great looking shop, I'm a sucker for the Gulf racing colors!


BIG

Canuck
12-05-2014, 10:50 PM
Home Garage:
Racedeck flooring and combination of Baldhead Cabinets and California Closet:
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/156.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/156.jpg.html)
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/160.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/160.jpg.html)
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/163.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/163.jpg.html)
Garage is plummed for Compressed air with 60 Gallon tank and dual phase compressor in atic.

Canuck
12-05-2014, 11:10 PM
2nd bay, car storage,tool storage and some memorbilia showcase.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/20141205_144351_zps6f1d3132.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/20141205_144351_zps6f1d3132.jpg.html)

the Z belongs to one of my execs,stored for winter.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/IMG_3555.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/IMG_3555.jpg.html)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/132.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/132.jpg.html)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/133.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/133.jpg.html)

Canuck
12-05-2014, 11:15 PM
Last submission, Resto bay, cabinets and storage.

Paint and chemical cabinet:
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/20141205_144106_zps674b47fc.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/20141205_144106_zps674b47fc.jpg.html)
With Led lighting
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/20141205_144138_zps3de880e4.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/20141205_144138_zps3de880e4.jpg.html)
Nuts and Bolts storage, spare parts.
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/20141205_144206_zpsc8e75e42.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/20141205_144206_zpsc8e75e42.jpg.html)

These parts are all for restoring my 1971 W30 convert.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/20141205_144217_zps41f41f8d.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/20141205_144217_zps41f41f8d.jpg.html)
Home made paint cabinet, from a file cabinet
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Garage/20141205_144056_zps48629bdb.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Garage/20141205_144056_zps48629bdb.jpg.html)
Thanks Sam for suggesting this tread, I am privilidged to have been able to have a workshop away from home in a setting that is clean quiet and comfortable, Not shown in photos is the TV and beverage fridge.

VintageMusclecar
12-06-2014, 12:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mockingbird812</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Let's see what you got!</span> </span></span> <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif </div></div>

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Woj
12-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Paul,

Is that a wine cooler mixed in with the cabinets?? If so, great idea. I'd never leave the garage.

Very nice set up you have.

Phil Woj

Canuck
12-06-2014, 07:45 PM
That is a wine cooler and a full size fridge, we have no basement in our house so the wine cooler is in the garage along with the overflow fridge.

Woj
12-07-2014, 01:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Canuck</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That is a wine cooler and a full size fridge, we have no basement in our house so the wine cooler is in the garage along with the overflow fridge. </div></div>

Great use of the space.

Phil Woj.

mockingbird812
12-10-2014, 11:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: VintageMusclecar</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mockingbird812</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Let's see what you got!</span> </span></span> <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif </div></div>

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Eric, I had all types of shops in mind when I suggested this thread and yours is the type of shop that folks round here want to see. It is definitely a working shop - no posing around there! Folks want to see the working environment of the carburetor genius!!!!

68l30
12-11-2014, 01:04 AM
Yep!


BIG

VintageMusclecar
12-11-2014, 02:16 AM
Let's just say for now that it bears a vague resemblance to the following:

http://cdn0.cosmosmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/Artists%20impression%20of%20an%20accretion%20disc% 20the%20supermassive%20black%20hole%20that%20power s%20an%20active%20galaxy..jpg

Xplantdad
12-11-2014, 02:27 AM
Eric! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/haha.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/haha.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/haha.gif

VintageMusclecar
12-11-2014, 02:30 AM
Another striking similarity--any time money gets near my shop it mysteriously disappears into seeming nothingness... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif

Some sort of nefarious forces at work.....

Damien
12-15-2014, 08:14 AM
I like this new section so here's what I have.
Nothing special or over the top like some I've seen. Being a carpenter held me in good stead when I did an extension to my house and built a new garage a few years ago. I was drag racing at the time and didn't really think I would ever have a hoist and as such didn't care too much about head height, so needless to say I fall a little short of being able to store one car over the other. A real pain now. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/rolleyes.gif Anyway, here it is and some of my junk in it over the last few years.

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd361/DSR1035/IMG_2835_zps1ebe2c61.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/DSR1035/media/IMG_2835_zps1ebe2c61.jpg.html)

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd361/DSR1035/IMG_2848_zps2a7a8507.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/DSR1035/media/IMG_2848_zps2a7a8507.jpg.html)

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd361/DSR1035/IMG_3277_zps1983ee41.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/DSR1035/media/IMG_3277_zps1983ee41.jpg.html)

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd361/DSR1035/IMG_4563_zps04a2d7c4.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/DSR1035/media/IMG_4563_zps04a2d7c4.jpg.html)

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd361/DSR1035/IMG_6254_zpsdb0f6fc0.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/DSR1035/media/IMG_6254_zpsdb0f6fc0.jpg.html)

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd361/DSR1035/IMG_6255_zpsb60a7d89.jpg (http://s1216.photobucket.com/user/DSR1035/media/IMG_6255_zpsb60a7d89.jpg.html)

Xplantdad
12-15-2014, 01:19 PM
Nice...Damien!

68l30
12-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Motorhead <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif


Love the use of the pallet racks, you can really make great use of the space.


BIG

YENKO DEUCE REGISTRY
12-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Nice! Where did you get the large versions of the old car advertisements?

Damien
12-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Thanks guys.
Marlin, the advertising stuff I got from a guy at a show here in Melbourne. They are basically A3 reprints on thicker paper that I laminated.

Postsedan
12-15-2014, 08:09 PM
Damien,

Love the garage - very nice. The ole '69 looked great in there.....we`ll have to find you another '69 <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Dan

earntaz
12-15-2014, 08:50 PM
You don't want to see my shop -- it looks like the lightening struck the cow shed ... but I know exactly where everything is ... LOL

Damien
12-15-2014, 10:39 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Postsedan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Damien,

Love the garage - very nice. The ole '69 looked great in there.....we`ll have to find you another '69 <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Dan </div></div>

Right you are Dan. I was actually looking at some pics of that '69 a week or 2 ago and am starting to have some regrets, so it is a distinct possibility. Anyone say, Burnished Brown. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/dunno.gif

Vortecpro
12-16-2014, 03:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Woj</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Canuck</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That is a wine cooler and a full size fridge, we have no basement in our house so the wine cooler is in the garage along with the overflow fridge. </div></div>

Great use of the space.

Phil Woj. </div></div>Here you go.

Canuck
12-16-2014, 06:27 AM
I don't see a wine Fridge!!!!

Tracker1
12-17-2014, 12:55 AM
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2014/12/full-3497-19706-lab.jpg

MYSTERYCHEVELLE
01-16-2015, 02:51 PM
It aint much but its mine <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/wink.gif

mockingbird812
01-16-2015, 03:15 PM
Very nice Mike! Clean - Neat - Orderly - and with a nice pair of sweet looking iron <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/laugh.gif! Everything my shop isn't right now!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/crazy.gif

SS427
01-18-2015, 06:17 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: VintageMusclecar</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mockingbird812</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style="font-size: 17pt"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Let's see what you got!</span> </span></span> <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif </div></div>

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Defending Eric and speaking from LOTS of experience, one does not have to have a spit polished shop to produce a great product. I worked out of a 2 1/2 car garage for 20 years restoring cars. Finally moved to a much larger shop with space for 6 cars (thought there are 12 in there) and NOT proud of either shop. Some day I will have a spit polished shop! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif

ssl78
01-19-2015, 03:35 AM
I must have just cleaned it when I took this picture normally does not look like this. http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-338-20475-garage4.jpg

napa68
01-19-2015, 11:37 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MYSTERYCHEVELLE</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It aint much but its mine <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/wink.gif </div></div>

Pretty sweet!

SS427
01-19-2015, 03:24 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ssl78</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I must have just cleaned it when I took this picture normally does not look like this.
</div></div>

Well that looks a hell of a lot cleaner than when I last saw it (maybe 10 years ago?). Looks great!

ssl78
01-20-2015, 01:39 AM
Wow I can not believe its been 10 years since you guys were over how time flys.

SS427
01-20-2015, 09:53 PM
And that was a guess! Could have been longer. Don't even remember why I was in Chicago then or who I was with when we stopped by. Chad maybe?

Wakepowell
01-21-2015, 01:12 AM
Here are a few of my shed

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20541-january_2015_1.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20542-january_2015_2.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20543-january_2015_3.jpg

flyingn
01-21-2015, 01:18 AM
Daym, wakepowell.. Thats a warehouse!

Xplantdad
01-21-2015, 02:44 AM
Very nice Rob!

Chevyfever
01-23-2015, 04:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Wakepowell</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here are a few of my shed

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20541-january_2015_1.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20542-january_2015_2.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20543-january_2015_3.jpg
</div></div> Wow how can you get any work done in such close quarters?.....Nice <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif

napa68
01-23-2015, 01:41 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Wakepowell</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Here are a few of my shed

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20541-january_2015_1.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20542-january_2015_2.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-13327-20543-january_2015_3.jpg
</div></div>
How about some more on those cars? That Corvette wreaks of original paint!

olredalert
01-23-2015, 02:36 PM
----Wish both my township and my neighbors would have let me build a garage that big! Very nice. Thought the same thing about the 67, Tim......Bill S

Tracker1
01-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Is that a real WT7 Judge?

this one?

http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/hppp-1102-1970-pontiac-gto-judge/

flyingn
01-24-2015, 12:07 AM
You win, wakepowell!

Wakepowell
01-24-2015, 02:39 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Tracker1</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Is that a real WT7 Judge?

this one?

http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/hppp-1102-1970-pontiac-gto-judge/ </div></div>

Yes, that is my Judge.

Wakepowell
01-24-2015, 02:42 PM
The Corvette and Chevelle are both unrestored original cars with original paint. The Corvette is a 435HP car and the Chevelle is an LS6 automatic.

chads454Ls6
01-25-2015, 04:42 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: SS427</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And that was a guess! Could have been longer. Don't even remember why I was in Chicago then or who I was with when we stopped by. Chad maybe? </div></div>

2007

Postsedan
01-26-2015, 12:31 AM
Where have you been &quot;Fan Man&quot; <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif

Hope all is well.

Dan

protree68
01-27-2015, 04:57 AM
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-12049-20801-image.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-12049-20802-image.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-12049-20803-image.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-12049-20804-image.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-12049-20805-image.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/01/full-12049-20806-image.jpg

TimG
01-30-2015, 07:01 PM
Wow, same car in Austin but a 390 horse version with 175,000 miles and original paint. We'll have to trade for the weekend.

Wakepowell
01-31-2015, 02:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TimG</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow, same car in Austin but a 390 horse version with 175,000 miles and original paint. We'll have to trade for the weekend. </div></div>

Nice car! I like the bolt-on wheels.

737Driver
02-07-2015, 09:23 PM
Close to being finished with my gathering place. Still have a four post lift to install and some cabinets to bring over from the house. There will never be any work accomplished here:-)) Just a place to hang out...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg9_zpscvjrhjkp.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg9_zpscvjrhjkp.jpg.html)

737Driver
02-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Not sure this thing picks up anything other than Velocity...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg5_zpsp7pqzgbl.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg5_zpsp7pqzgbl.jpg.html)

737Driver
02-07-2015, 09:29 PM
Lot's of good Sunoco memories from back in the day...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg2_zpstogmlgci.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg2_zpstogmlgci.jpg.html)

737Driver
02-07-2015, 09:32 PM
68 Olympic White Strat, strung upside down, of course.

Bob looking over the place...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg3_zps7pj6zbsd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg3_zps7pj6zbsd.jpg.html)

737Driver
02-07-2015, 09:35 PM
Man drinks beer, man must be ready...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg6_zps8gsnizu0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg6_zps8gsnizu0.jpg.html)

737Driver
02-07-2015, 10:53 PM
A couple doors have screens, for those nice days...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg1_zpssccbaosu.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg1_zpssccbaosu.jpg.html)

737Driver
02-07-2015, 10:55 PM
A friend of mine is putting the finishing touches on his 11,500 sq ft shop, in the Republic of Texas...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg1_zpsssbzrjyp.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg1_zpsssbzrjyp.jpg.html)

olredalert
02-07-2015, 11:23 PM
----You are having entirely too much fun, Mark! Great cave!!!.....Bill S

Xplantdad
02-08-2015, 12:16 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: olredalert</div><div class="ubbcode-body">----You are having entirely too much fun, Mark! Great cave!!!.....Bill S </div></div>

What Bill said....both look wonderful!

mockingbird812
02-08-2015, 12:38 AM
Nice Mark! Great Looking hang out. But, for some reason I got the impression that the only car in your collection was a Cadillac of some sort??? <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif

737Driver
02-08-2015, 12:48 AM
Yur wrong about that, Sam. I've got a Town &amp; Country minivan that's out of this world. It even has a rebuilt tranny!

68l30
02-08-2015, 01:08 AM
Great garage &amp; complete with a Big Boy! Been on my wish list .... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/worship.gif


BIG

m22mike
02-08-2015, 06:22 PM
Mark
I could go TAD for a while and knock the shine off that place.... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif...just sayin'

Mike

737Driver
02-08-2015, 06:44 PM
I'll bet you could, Mike. There was a time I thought I might do some light wrenching in there but, it quickly passed.
I did plan for those hot summer days when I might work up a good sweat from drinking beer so, I put a shower in it...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg1_zps3sqp1rrh.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg1_zps3sqp1rrh.jpg.html)

olredalert
02-09-2015, 03:43 PM
----Mark,,,You may be my hero for the week!!!......Bill S

VintageMusclecar
02-09-2015, 10:37 PM
Gobsmacked.

I can't even begin to wrap my head around some of these shops....

TimG
02-16-2015, 04:13 PM
Great shop, Mark. I love it........

mdc
02-19-2015, 06:27 PM
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/02/full-5628-21594-129img_3404_001.jpg

mockingbird812
02-19-2015, 06:41 PM
VERY nice Michael. Welcome aboard. Great opening post!

napa68
02-19-2015, 07:24 PM
Oh my. Nice shop and cars!

Tim

SS427
02-19-2015, 10:09 PM
Nice rides (and man cave) Michael!

68l30
02-20-2015, 12:45 AM
Great garage, some beautiful signs! Whats on the clock?

BIG <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

John
02-22-2015, 10:36 PM
... Welcome to the sight ...

.... Love your garage <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/worship.gif

737Driver
02-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Very nice!

gts340
03-01-2015, 03:33 PM
I might as well forget having a nice shop. I can barely walk in my garage, either of them. They certainly aren't picture worthy. I will be dead before I ever figure out the shop situation..

Plowman
03-01-2015, 08:47 PM
Nice place and cars, would love to have a place as nice as that, cool.

Wakepowell
03-01-2015, 09:03 PM
Updated picture with my neighbors Aluminum Body Continuation Cobra from Shelby. Its a fun ride.

XXXBlackLs6M22
03-01-2015, 09:42 PM
Nice thread, just noticed it today so I am a little late to post.
Here is my garage, not as big as some here.
As you can see Chevy-Mopar-Ford all live here.
I am a mixed breed and I love all the makes. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif
The other photo is my buddy's Gas Station in his backyard with my former LS6 70 Chevelle, he lives a block away from me and his garage is great too.

mockingbird812
03-02-2015, 12:44 AM
Nice Danny. How about some interior shop shots?

XXXBlackLs6M22
03-02-2015, 01:37 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mockingbird812</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nice Danny. How about some interior shop shots? </div></div>
Here you go Sam,
Easier to take from the outside when the garage is open but it is to COLD right now LOL. Vintage USA flag proudly displayed along with Canada <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

mockingbird812
03-02-2015, 01:59 AM
Stood stuff Danny! Thanks for braving the cold!!!!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

TimG
03-04-2015, 02:40 PM
the Cobra looks good, did he buy it at Barrett Jackson a few years ago? One very similar in aluminum sold there to a fellow in Dallas.

Wakepowell
03-07-2015, 01:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TimG</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the Cobra looks good, did he buy it at Barrett Jackson a few years ago? One very similar in aluminum sold there to a fellow in Dallas. </div></div>

It could be the same car. He recently bought it from someone locally

AlsV8vair
03-11-2015, 07:51 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 737Driver</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Close to being finished with my gathering place. Still have a four post lift to install and some cabinets to bring over from the house. There will never be any work accomplished here:-)) Just a place to hang out...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/737Driver/image.jpg9_zpscvjrhjkp.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/737Driver/media/image.jpg9_zpscvjrhjkp.jpg.html) </div></div>

Pretty nice. Corvair Rampside. Kool.
Outstanding collection

A12pilot
04-16-2015, 11:52 AM
WOW!!! There are some pretty cool shops on this thread! I just recently was able to move into mine after buying it last November. We let the people we bought it from rent it out for a few months until I couldn't stand it anymore <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/mad.gif And so finally, they're out, and I'm in!!! WooHoo!!!!

I'm located in a place called Garage Oasis and there are about 100+ units in here. Some own 6+ units and have them interconnected. Really slick. Most are show piece style mancaves with every new tool know to man hanging neatly on the wall. Then you come to the riff-raff section of town, like me, and have a shop &quot;shop&quot; <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif The way I figure it, we can use my shop to get dirty and then go to the other shops and have happy hour after a hard day's work! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Mine is 1500 sq. ft. with 25ft ceilings. Roll up doors either end. I built all the benches and lined them all with power strips. The one side of the shop has my compressor, air dryer, blasting cabinet, and a 3/4&quot; Rapid Air pressure line running down the length of the shop with an outlet at each bench and two retractable 50ft hose reels. The end outlet is a dedicated tire pressure station and is close to the roll-up door. The cabinet is connected to a &quot;T&quot; with a shut off so a simple turn of the valve and I'm aired up for blasting.

Having had three other shops, I tried to make this as ergonomic as I could to get the most work done as quickly as I could. The other side of the shop has a parts washing station, my library of service manuals/catalogs, and more tables/shelves as well as two 50ft retractable hose reels. Electric/Air can reach every corner of the shop to include outside each roll up door by a car's length. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

The plan at the end of the year is to build a mezzanine that is 24ftx24ft for storage of parts and such. That'll be the next step..Phase II!!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif I call it &quot;The Classic Car Hangar&quot; where my classic car dreams take flight! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/04/full-18993-24630-image.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/04/full-18993-24631-image.jpg

Of course a lot more crazy crap and signs to put on the wall, and maybe one of those Big A$$ Fans too. The shop has heat and A/C as well, but to help out the air flow I mounted two 22&quot; three-speed oscillating fans on opposite ends of the work benches so I can have air on my at any place in the shop and the fan isn't intrusive.

More pics as I get some more stuff done! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Cheers <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

737Driver
05-07-2015, 05:44 PM
Great shop!
Big Ass Fans is right here in Lexington. Those with winglets really move some air.

mockingbird812
05-07-2015, 05:52 PM
Nice shop Dave <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif! Looks like some work gets done in there!!! Keep us posted as you continue to put your finishing touches on it. Don't be timid (or maybe your cars are timid <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif) to get your cars in some of those shots too!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif

RST
05-10-2015, 08:15 PM
Here is a couple of quick shots of Mascar / Detroit Muscle I will snap some of the inside this week and take some photo's of my storage shop.

Scott http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/05/full-18271-25696-img_4234.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/05/full-18271-25697-img_4233.jpg

SeattleCarGuy
06-19-2015, 04:08 PM
My garage: much too small and ceiling too low. Will post pics of my work shop next week after I get it cleaned up this weekend. You can see the door to my work shop in the final photo. Its to the left side of the garage.

Would really like to move in the next few years and build my dream shop.http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-27935-001.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-27936-002.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-27937-004.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-27938-006.jpg

mockingbird812
06-19-2015, 04:12 PM
Paul. I like your shop and I like your cars! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

PS more about the Lemans blue Chevelle hiney in your last photo! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif

SeattleCarGuy
06-19-2015, 04:52 PM
The Chevelle I bought in December last year. It was owned by the same family since 1972. Blew a head gasket in 1993 and parked it in his garage. Originally, an L34, M-21, 3.55 posi, tach and gauges car with parchment bench seat interior, Lemans Blue exterior. The paint you see is original. The engine was grenaded sometime in the 1980's and is long gone. Had a '70 396 in it with a suffix code for a Monte Carlo. I do have the original M-21 and the rear end is original to the car as well. I will have to find a date code correct L34 for it.

I bought the car for $3500 and it came with two new NOS fenders, NOS wheel moldings and a bunch of other misc. parts. I sold the non-original 396, an extra Super T-10 4 speed that came with it, as well as all kinds of non-original parts. It worked out well as now, I am only into the car around $1000 (net) and I still have the NOS fenders and some other parts for it.

I just finished the Nova restoration in record time of 2 years, 1 month. I promised my wife I would not restore this car right away, or at least not spend a bunch of money on it right away. I will start disassembling it in the near future, but I likely won't finish it for 3-4 years. Too many other things to focus on, including a 6 year old and a 1 year old.

When I do restore it, I will use more reproduction parts than I typically like to, but being that it isn't an L78, I don't want to go through the expense of extensive NOS parts as I would end up too far underwater for an L34 car. I do really like the color combination and plan to keep it when complete.

SeattleCarGuy
06-22-2015, 03:21 PM
Some pics of my shop where the magic happens...
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28005-009.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28006-010.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28007-011.jpg

mockingbird812
06-22-2015, 03:23 PM
THAT is a working garage! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

SS427
06-22-2015, 04:07 PM
And has had it's fare share of work done in it! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

Postsedan
06-24-2015, 01:32 PM
Aside from the cool 1969 Lemans Blue Chevelle......I like all the animal traps hanging on the left side of the garage....what are you trapping Paul?

Dan

SeattleCarGuy
06-24-2015, 03:27 PM
I live on Puget Sound in Seattle. The round traps are crab pots. We catch Dungeness Crab here in the summer and fall. The green, square traps are shrimp pots. We catch Pacific Spot Prawns here in May (short season). Also, do a lot of salmon fishing the summer.

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28109-018.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28110-013.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28111-014.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28112-010.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28113-027.jpg

Verne_Frantz
06-24-2015, 07:51 PM
Yum, Yum. I'd love to be a guest at your barbecue....... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/flag.gif

Verne

Postsedan
06-25-2015, 08:17 PM
Paul,

Great pictures.....that looks very enjoyable <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif
Thanks for sharing.

Dan

SeattleCarGuy
06-29-2015, 03:55 PM
Garage is full and busy at it again...

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28368-005.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28369-014.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/06/full-5898-28370-016.jpg

Postsedan
06-30-2015, 02:26 AM
Well done - Fun <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Dan

PATRICKJOINER
07-16-2015, 03:32 PM
https://www.facebook.com/gt40motorsports

JBALL
09-02-2015, 07:01 PM
My step-dad and I are finally putting together our shop. An old pole barn that has been sitting empty for 5 years. We will be doing all the work ourselves. First order of business was clean out.

Next will be a good pressure washing for paint. Then a 100 AMP service. Wish us luck!

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/09/full-14082-31309-img_8901.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/09/full-14082-31310-img_9633.jpg

mockingbird812
09-02-2015, 09:01 PM
Ahhh, a blank canvas. Sounds like a great project Jason. Why don't you make a separate thread under this heading (Garages/Shops) with your specific project so we can ride along on your progress?

JBALL
09-03-2015, 12:21 PM
Great idea Sam.

I will start a seperate thread and add pics as we move along. Should be a fun project!


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mockingbird812</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ahhh, a blank canvas. Sounds like a great project Jason. Why don't you make a separate thread under this heading (Garages/Shops) with your specific project so we can ride along on your progress?</div></div>

mockingbird812
09-03-2015, 02:51 PM
<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif this is better than T.V.!!!!!

TimG
09-12-2015, 07:15 PM
I need more room

Postsedan
09-12-2015, 07:23 PM
That Cobra doesn`t belong <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif

Very nice.

Dan

TimG
09-12-2015, 07:54 PM
It's the most fun of the bunch <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/3gears.gif

MosportGreen66
09-15-2015, 02:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: TimG</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I need more room </div></div>

Nice bolt ons on the blue car... share more details Tim!

Congrats, Dan

bergy
09-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Tim - I'll get that marina/white '67 out of your way for ya!

TimG
09-15-2015, 02:09 PM
It's a cool one, side pipes, bolt-ons, head rest, tele all on the tank sticker. It has 175,000 miles and is a Bloomington Survivor.

dykstra
12-07-2015, 11:27 PM
My LITTLE slice of heaven........
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/12/full-8054-35929-img_4088.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/12/full-8054-35930-img_4166.jpg

dykstra
12-07-2015, 11:30 PM
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/12/full-8054-35931-001.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/12/full-8054-35932-009.jpg

mockingbird812
12-08-2015, 03:44 PM
Nice Dave!<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif Love the black and white tiles..........CLASSIC! Do they stay in place? How do you like your 2 post Bend Pak. Am considering a 4 post Bend pak for my shop.

dykstra
12-08-2015, 04:09 PM
Sam. The tiles are just cheap peal/stick from Menards(.55 cents/sf). They stay in place, but if one happens to get damaged, you just peal it up and slap another one down!Lol
I LOVE my two post lift.

Regards,
Dave

RPOLS3
12-08-2015, 06:39 PM
Nice! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif

dykstra
12-08-2015, 08:25 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: RPOLS3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Nice! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif </div></div>

Thanks Bro. Lol

Xplantdad
12-09-2015, 12:39 AM
Oh no...more Dykstras! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif

bigjake
12-09-2015, 01:16 AM
Yes! There is a few of us out there.





1962 409/409 2dr. SS
2013 Grand Sport 60th anniversary Coupe

Xplantdad
12-09-2015, 02:01 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cuzineddy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yes! There is a few of us out there.





1962 409/409 2dr. SS
2013 Grand Sport 60th anniversary Coupe </div></div>

<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

olredalert
12-09-2015, 04:03 PM
----You have done the Dykstras proud, Dave!!! Tell these guys some stuff about your Camaro. Hint; its extremely quick.......Bill S

bigjake
12-09-2015, 04:42 PM
We were in Washington, Il. yesterday, and our son Dave asked me to take a ride in his '68 Camaro. I haven't ridden in it since 1990. It has a VERY STRONG 406 small black in it, with a Turbo 350, highly modified auto trans with Kevlar bands and a 3200 stall convertor. It also has a 4:10 12 bolt rear end. The suspension is set up for drag racing. (Drag shocks in the rear, 80/20 shocks in the front with the sway bar unattached.) Morosso front drag springs, traction bars on 7 leaf springs. The frame has been tied, too. He starts the damn thing up, and it explodes to life. I don't think more than 2 teeth had engaged the fly wheel. 10.5 compression, and a new Holley annular discharge carb. ($789.00!!) We left his house and traveled about 2 miles at a slow pace to warm up the engine. All this time, my teeth were rattling in my head and my vision is blurred! When we got to Rt. 24 he makes the turn onto eastbound 24 and nails it in 2nd gear. He has the very sticky M&amp;H drag slicks on it, the front end wants to come up off the road, and the tires are trying desperately to get a hold of the pavement and it spun for about 10 ft., and hooked like it was on a geared track!! I could not hear or see because the car exploded into this ear shattering roar (3&quot; exhaust all the way back from 1-7/8&quot; long tube headers.) I about shit my pants! I could not see, my eyes were shaking in their sockets and my head was so far back I was looking at the head liner! It wound up instantly and he shifted into 3rd...the same thing....ear splitting roar, 10' of rubber, wound up instantly and I shit my pants again! By this time we are well over 120 mph, I really don't know how far over 120 because the speedometer only goes to 120!! My guess was 130-140. So then he turns around at Cummings Rd. and starts the same thing, only this time it's in first gear. It was such a violent launch, the car shook for about 10' because now the slicks are hot and the traction was superb, instantly up to 6500 RPM, and I mean INSTANTLY!! 2nd gear, the same thing, INSTANTLY up to 6500 RPM, then finally in 3rd gear, the front end settles down and it's really pulling now, way over 130-140. I'm guessing 10 seconds in the quarter mile. I will never forget that ride, I've been in some really fast rides, but NEVER have I witnessed the shear, brute force of this Camaro. The only word to describe that car is VIOLENT! When it's all over and the car is in the garage, I'm finding it hard to walk, to see and hear, then he tells me he did NOT hit the nitrous button (150 shot)!

mockingbird812
12-09-2015, 04:50 PM
very descriptive! sounds like a real kick in the pants! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/3gears.gif

dykstra
12-09-2015, 11:06 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cuzineddy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">We were in Washington, Il. yesterday, and our son Dave asked me to take a ride in his '68 Camaro. I haven't ridden in it since 1990. It has a VERY STRONG 406 small black in it, with a Turbo 350, highly modified auto trans with Kevlar bands and a 3200 stall convertor. It also has a 4:10 12 bolt rear end. The suspension is set up for drag racing. (Drag shocks in the rear, 80/20 shocks in the front with the sway bar unattached.) Morosso front drag springs, traction bars on 7 leaf springs. The frame has been tied, too. He starts the damn thing up, and it explodes to life. I don't think more than 2 teeth had engaged the fly wheel. 10.5 compression, and a new Holley annular discharge carb. ($789.00!!) We left his house and traveled about 2 miles at a slow pace to warm up the engine. All this time, my teeth were rattling in my head and my vision is blurred! When we got to Rt. 24 he makes the turn onto eastbound 24 and nails it in 2nd gear. He has the very sticky M&amp;H drag slicks on it, the front end wants to come up off the road, and the tires are trying desperately to get a hold of the pavement and it spun for about 10 ft., and hooked like it was on a geared track!! I could not hear or see because the car exploded into this ear shattering roar (3&quot; exhaust all the way back from 1-7/8&quot; long tube headers.) I about shit my pants! I could not see, my eyes were shaking in their sockets and my head was so far back I was looking at the head liner! It wound up instantly and he shifted into 3rd...the same thing....ear splitting roar, 10' of rubber, wound up instantly and I shit my pants again! By this time we are well over 120 mph, I really don't know how far over 120 because the speedometer only goes to 120!! My guess was 130-140. So then he turns around at Cummings Rd. and starts the same thing, only this time it's in first gear. It was such a violent launch, the car shook for about 10' because now the slicks are hot and the traction was superb, instantly up to 6500 RPM, and I mean INSTANTLY!! 2nd gear, the same thing, INSTANTLY up to 6500 RPM, then finally in 3rd gear, the front end settles down and it's really pulling now, way over 130-140. I'm guessing 10 seconds in the quarter mile. I will never forget that ride, I've been in some really fast rides, but NEVER have I witnessed the shear, brute force of this Camaro. The only word to describe that car is VIOLENT! When it's all over and the car is in the garage, I'm finding it hard to walk, to see and hear, then he tells me he did NOT hit the nitrous button (150 shot)! </div></div>

Thanks Dad, I take it you liked the &quot;Hell Ride&quot;. Lol
I should put the old Polyglas' on!

dykstra
12-09-2015, 11:09 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: olredalert</div><div class="ubbcode-body">----You have done the Dykstras proud, Dave!!! Tell these guys some stuff about your Camaro. Hint; its extremely quick.......Bill S </div></div>

Thanks Bill. It was great seeing you at MCACN!!

black69
01-01-2016, 08:21 PM
here are my garage updates, take my advice with a grain of salt, as everyone's opinion should be treated that way. I just thought I would share some of the things that worked for me:

Here is a shot of of where my furnance blows (I hated the ugly ductwork that ran along the top of the wall, it screwed up the open look I had before the ductwork went in). Furnance works FINE without the duct work but I do fear I have too close of an air return path, but <span style="font-style: italic">for now it is fine for me</span>. My garage is essentially 50 x 24~30 and I see no reason for ductwork, it is the same temp all over the garage. I do have plans to install a fan at the top end of my ceiling in the open area (not above car lifts) to create more of a drafting (suction) effect on the furnance. Electric and bracing already there.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/xxxblack69/photo%206_zps5qoa0aav.jpg (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/xxxblack69/media/photo%206_zps5qoa0aav.jpg.html)

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/xxxblack69/photo%208_zps4emw9dmu.jpg (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/xxxblack69/media/photo%208_zps4emw9dmu.jpg.html)http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/xxxblack69/photo%209_zps9bleyclx.jpg (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/xxxblack69/media/photo%209_zps9bleyclx.jpg.html)

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/xxxblack69/photo%204_zpsvdt8cxmv.jpg (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/xxxblack69/media/photo%204_zpsvdt8cxmv.jpg.html)

I went with a lennox knock off furnance (Dukane) (I think 93% efficient). A local fireman installs these on the side and gets them close to cost. It was stupid cheap for the whole setup, and he had it in under an 1hr before he added the other ductwork I since removed. Furnance has worked well. I did not want a system that would take air from inside the garage for combustion.

Below are the garage door rails that hug the truss ceiling. I have gotten a lot of compliments from car buddies on that. I highly recommend doing this if you can.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/xxxblack69/photo%205_zpsu8d6nlru.jpg (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/xxxblack69/media/photo%205_zpsu8d6nlru.jpg.html)

Below is my crazy work area. Only good things are I am actually using the space now. I got a stainless table at cabellas that they sell for meat preparation, that is a TANK! It was only $75 during a sale and I want to get a few more. Check them out, I plan to work on a transmission on one this weekend. Tomorrow my friend brings over the engine for the vette so we can start getting the car 'gone', then I can put 4 wheel discs on the cuda convert. I got my tool cabinet on a black friday sale, so I finally got a clean organized place for my tools! I am very happy with the HD craftsman box.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/xxxblack69/photo%203_zpsywlpobbj.jpg (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/xxxblack69/media/photo%203_zpsywlpobbj.jpg.html)

I am now looking at this, with the thought I can maybe make a brace that hooks to the side of my backyard buddy for an extra piece of mind it wont tip over. <span style="font-weight: bold">I did not want a permanent 2 post lift</span>, as it is nice to have the open space to detail or park cars, or to reuse that portion of the garage for kids parties during the summer:

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo29/xxxblack69/E_MobileMan_01_1000x1006_zpsrial0i7y.png (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/xxxblack69/media/E_MobileMan_01_1000x1006_zpsrial0i7y.png.html)

dykstra
01-19-2016, 02:55 PM
black 69, Love your shop and cars! Looks great.

A12pilot
01-22-2016, 11:52 AM
Soooo, with the truck done and the Bee on the horizon, I thought to myself, &quot;Self, sure would be nice to have a bigger paint booth...and a mezzanine for storage....and another car that had maybe, oh, a hundred grand stashed in the trunk!!&quot; Knowing the latter wouldn't be realistic for many reasons, I built this little thing over the past month. The goal was to make it look like an old Gulf Service Station (well, in my mind, anyway! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif) and I'm just about done! These pics show the framing, running the air pipe, and stairs. I used 2x8 joists and everything is bolted to the floor and the wall so in case I drive into it (with that new car with the $100K in the trunk) it won't move. And, I can use that $100K to sue myself! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif !Enjoy! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/cool.gif

Cheers <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37949-booth2.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37950-booth4.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37951-booth5.jpg

A12pilot
01-22-2016, 11:55 AM
Drywall up, electrical done, lights on!

Cheers <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37952-lights3.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37953-lights.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37954-lights2.jpg

A12pilot
01-22-2016, 12:04 PM
So, the final outcome with my custom art touches. I couldn't find a large enough Gulf sign locally, so I painted one myself! And I painted the whole building in the Heritage Gulf Racing colors, since this is about the closest I'll get to owning a Ford GT in those colors. I made an antiquey-style air stand that I still need to detail up. And it actually works! The exhaust fan is belt driven so the motor is up and out of the paint fumes. It goes through a series of filters then exits the door through a port to the outside. One filters intake and two filtered exhaust ports. The last item is to stick the tile down on the floor since here it's just laid out to make sure the pattern is correct.

Time to start painting!!!

<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37960-inside.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37961-gh.png
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37962-ghj.png
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37963-ghjkl.png
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37964-ghjk.png
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/01/full-18993-37965-floor.png

A12pilot
01-22-2016, 12:11 PM
I did everything you see here, except the electrical work. I figured that an electrician would be able to do it way faster than I would. Plus, knowing Mikey and the razzing I'd take if for some reason I turned on my fan motor here in TX and his house went dim up in OH, I'd never hear the end of it! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif So with the electrical fee, supplies, etc., this whole booth project was $4,652.17. I coated the upper floor with that decking surface restoration junk that Lowe's has. It leaves a hard, textured surface and fills in the gaps on the OSB board. Came out great! I have some left over and will probably hit the stair treads with it too. The floor inside the booth will have painter's floor covering paper on it that's disposable, so when done it'll go into the trash and the booth remains clean. Plus, I can keep a car in there when not in use. You know, that one with the $100K in the trunk! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/dunno.gif

Hope you enjoyed my &quot;boof&quot; build out!

Cheers <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

Dave

HawkX66
01-22-2016, 01:04 PM
Some seriously nice work there Dave. Price was right for a high quality booth too.

mockingbird812
01-22-2016, 01:13 PM
Very nice Dave! I like your work and theme. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Xplantdad
01-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Awesome! Ready to come and do mine? <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/wink.gif

markinnaples
01-22-2016, 08:58 PM
Really great job, well done.

m22mike
01-23-2016, 01:53 PM
What can I say, <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="color: #FF0000">OUTSTANDING</span></span> and you can lay out stairs too <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif
And by the way, what is that thingey on the rotisserie Dave <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/dunno.gif


Well done <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

Mike

black69
01-24-2016, 04:17 PM
that paint booth gave me an idea to convert my last bay into a booth. That is one nice achievement (I hate being reminded of doing drywall, those pics brought back those bad memories). I like the peelable coating for the floors for when u paint.
I can tell that is a mopar on the rack <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif Dig the paint job!

A12pilot
01-25-2016, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the compliments, gents! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/cool.gif I'm happy with how it came out, and now it's time to get cracking on the Bee! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/laugh.gif Now, where did I put those parts???? Oh yeah! They're on the mezzanine level!! Man, I'm starting to sound like a high end resto-shop. &quot;Please, allow me give you the tour. As we pass the Atrium, direct your attention to the West end Grotto where the upholstery work goes on. We only use the finest store bought kits, er, hides.....&quot; <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif

cheers <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

Dave

Woj
01-30-2016, 04:48 AM
Dave,

You did a great job on the garage. That would have taken me 6 years.

Can you stop at my place and paint a sea plane taking off over a Caribbean beach (Ron Jon style) on a 11' x 24' garage wall? I need that to get through the winters.

Once again, nice work.

Phil

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A12pilot
01-30-2016, 12:14 PM
Thanks, Phil. I think that can be arranged. We'll have to work out travel details, furnished/posh living arrangements, gourmet meal menu which would, of course, have to meet Mrs. MCACN's approval <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif, and my compensation.

What that means in real life terms is, taking the 2nd to last flight and getting in at 10:45pm after sitting at the airport all day on the non-rev list, the couch with a few towels spread across it, a can of Spaghetti Os since Kelly ain't coming, and us calling it even since I already owe you for looking at that Judge for me.

For some odd reason, the first scenario sounds better! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Cheers <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

Dave

Chick_Maggot
03-08-2016, 06:11 PM
<span style="font-weight: bold">My three car space. Not so much a &quot;shop&quot; really, but more of a resting place for &quot;The Yeti&quot;. When the garage door opens, the LED signage illuminates instead of the overhead light.</span>
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q632/Aaxmym/Garage/016_zpsaih6iz7c.jpg (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Aaxmym/media/Garage/016_zpsaih6iz7c.jpg.html)

<span style="font-weight: bold">Showin' a little GM love with a side of Miss Monroe.</span>
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q632/Aaxmym/Garage/013_zpsjn6szipq.jpg (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Aaxmym/media/Garage/013_zpsjn6szipq.jpg.html)


<span style="font-weight: bold">Showin' a little Cadillac love.</span>
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q632/Aaxmym/Garage/011_zpshxmqkb20.jpg (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Aaxmym/media/Garage/011_zpshxmqkb20.jpg.html)


<span style="font-weight: bold">Still lots of work to finish here - trim, baseboards, paint, ceiling treatment, garage door trim, etc.</span>
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q632/Aaxmym/Garage/003_zpsxy3h485e.jpg (http://s1167.photobucket.com/user/Aaxmym/media/Garage/003_zpsxy3h485e.jpg.html)

markinnaples
03-08-2016, 07:32 PM
Looks great and I love your Sedan de Ville; what year is it, 80-84?

mockingbird812
03-09-2016, 12:51 AM
Sharp Steve. Nice touch with the auto illuminating signs! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

Chick_Maggot
03-10-2016, 02:38 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: markinnaples</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looks great and I love your Sedan de Ville; what year is it, 80-84? </div></div>

<span style="font-weight: bold">It's a 1992 Brougham d'Elegance. It just turned 65,000 miles, runs/looks/drives like day one.

My wife kids me that in our twilight years I'm going to be that old man with the crazy eyebrows and Hawaiian shirt driving his giant Caddy on the expressway with the cruise control locked in solid at 45mph.</span>

mockingbird812
03-10-2016, 02:07 PM
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markinnaples
03-10-2016, 02:53 PM
Wow, didn't realize they made that body style of Caddy's into the 90's. My parents had an silver/silver/silver '80 Coupe de Ville that was a dream to drive and as beautiful as could be.

Chick_Maggot
03-10-2016, 08:53 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: markinnaples</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow, didn't realize they made that body style of Caddy's into the 90's. My parents had an silver/silver/silver '80 Coupe de Ville that was a dream to drive and as beautiful as could be. </div></div>

1992 was the last year for the &quot;square&quot; Broughams. In '93, GM went to a more &quot;round&quot; body style for the big Cads.

BJCHEV396
03-17-2016, 07:11 PM
Nice Steve!

A12pilot
03-21-2016, 05:06 PM
Oh, man, LOVE IT!!!! Nicely done. Love the lighting touch. That will be something I have to do as well. EXCELLENT!!!!

Cheers <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif

Canuck
08-10-2016, 04:16 AM
It's been some time since there were some new entries on here. So here is an update! For about four years Lloyd Costley (Edgemont Village)and myself have been looking for a suitable commercial building to purchase to combine our workshops, have some rental space and invest in a property that could give us a decent appreciation over time.
We viewed over 30 properties over the past four years and submitted 6-8 offers that just went no where.
In Nov 2015 we were shown a 3500 sq ft building about to be listed and got an offer in right away. Our offer subject to minimal conditions was accepted immediately with a Mar 1 2016 closing.
Attached are some early photos, overgrown property 50x50 rear yard. The main area is a 2600 SQ ft open shop with 14 ft ceilings in 1500 sq ft, 300 sq ft low ceiling , a Devillbis Paint Booth and plenty of storage in the old office areas, 900 sq ft.

This was a view from the back , completely overgrown

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/shop61_zpslw18bsvs.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/shop61_zpslw18bsvs.jpg.html)

The shop had been used by a sign manufacture, with lots of tables, added walls, miles of old electrical and a rotted rear wall.http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/shop71_zpswp7wvosw.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/shop71_zpswp7wvosw.jpg.html)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/shop70_zpsfkbeuq1v.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/shop70_zpsfkbeuq1v.jpg.html).

Canuck
08-10-2016, 04:31 AM
We knew we had work ahead of us as this 60 year old building needed a lot of upgrades to get to code. The building was sound with a new roof, East and West walls were concrete block and the posts and beams were solid redwood.

In some order we needed the back lot cleared,

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Shop%203_zpssp4pqjl2.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Shop%203_zpssp4pqjl2.jpg.html)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/Shop%202_zpsxybdywvx.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/Shop%202_zpsxybdywvx.jpg.html)

The interior gutted

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/shop%206_zpsndjkoldr.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/shop%206_zpsndjkoldr.jpg.html)

And anything removed that we didn't want!

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/shop14_zpsqzorrdaq.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/shop14_zpsqzorrdaq.jpg.html)



Old boiler!


http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/shop15_zpsjplnfrkh.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/shop15_zpsjplnfrkh.jpg.html)



As most of the work has now been completed, I will do various updates over the next weeks so the progress reports don't drag on.

Xplantdad
08-10-2016, 04:44 AM
Very cool! Looking forward to the updates Paul!

mockingbird812
08-10-2016, 01:45 PM
Congrats Paul. I see LOTS of potential. I would like to see you create a separate thread in our Garage/Workshop area to let us see your transformation. What do you think?

Canuck
08-10-2016, 03:38 PM
Sam
I posted under Garage's, Workshops, where else should it go?

Paul

mockingbird812
08-10-2016, 05:26 PM
Sorry Paul - I meant that I recommend that have your own individual new thread as in &quot;Paul's New Workshop&quot; like I have done with my thread on the revamping of my garage titled, &quot;Setting Up Shop in Dayton (Cholla's retreat). That way we can see a start to finish of your process. Just a suggestion.

Thanks

Canuck
08-10-2016, 06:16 PM
This is now a separate thread, thanks Sam.

mockingbird812
08-10-2016, 06:39 PM
<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/wink.gif

NorCam
09-07-2016, 04:18 AM
Thought I'd share a few shots of my place where I hope to start on a new 2400' shop in the next year or two as time permits. In the meantime, I utilize a matching pair 750 sq ft triple garages to house the cars, my oil &amp; gas collection and enough space to include a workshop with one lift and my tools. One garage is for clean car storage while the second is used as a workshop. I have a 14'x 20' paint booth built off the second garage and will build a new one when a bigger shop is completed. I enjoy GM muscle cars and I'm pretty heavily involved (addicted) with oil and gas items as well.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/IMG_1785.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/IMG_1675.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/IMG_2071.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/GBC%202.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/GBC%2039.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/IMG_2040.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/IMG_2031.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/My%20Cars/IMG_1679.jpg

Mr70
09-07-2016, 01:00 PM
You have some good looking cars with a great collection of Gas &amp; Oil Norcam.
Any air meters hiding in there?

NorCam
09-07-2016, 01:51 PM
I had a nice ECO 97 that I sold when upgrading to an ECO AWTL Islander this year, but a friend wanted it more than I and bought it from me when I had it in primer stage. I'm always buying and selling this stuff and always upgrading it seems.

markinnaples
09-07-2016, 01:55 PM
Definitely some nice cars. Have those been in the Member's Rides section? I'd love to see more of them.

m22mike
09-07-2016, 05:08 PM
Like the Mohawk tire sign, I worked for them for a short time around 76-77

Mike

mockingbird812
09-07-2016, 06:12 PM
That is a very colorful garage you have there Earl. Looks very inviting! Thanks for sharing. Wow!!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/laugh.gif

NorCam
09-07-2016, 07:14 PM
Thanks. It's small compared to some of my friends shops and collections, but I enjoy it a lot. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif

Lynn
09-08-2016, 02:02 AM
Nice collection of cars Earl. And a VERY impressive collection of gas pumps and signs.

I only have a couple of old signs, both Studebaker related. Because I have a 49 Studebaker truck, I got a moth eaten banner touting the new lift the hood access, and a used car sign encouraging to Always Buy Certified. Studebaker had certified pre owned waaaay back in the day.
In fact, on the subject of being ahead of its time in some areas, my 53 Commander has a hill holder solenoid, something I just saw Lincoln touting on new cars. It also has a lock up converter, something the General didn't mess with until the 80's.

Anyway, here are pics of my pathetic sign collection, along with a couple of most of the current stable.
I am really looking forward to building a separate work shop. I am tired of working on stuff in this garage. Gets all the cars dirty.
We bought the building next door. Supposed to meet with the building inspector next week to get an idea of what I can do.

NorCam
09-08-2016, 03:30 AM
Nothing wrong with that old building Lynn, in fact I think it's really really cool. Knowing me I'd have all the walls decked in gas pumps and neon around the joint.

Love that Z tucked back in there but shouldn't it be at the front of the line so it can be brought out more often? <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif

The banners and signs are cool nonetheless.

Lynn
09-08-2016, 04:23 AM
Actually the Mercedes and the El Camino are out regularly, so the Z is easy to get to. Just been too hot. Black car, black interior, no ac.
Ouch.

olredalert
09-08-2016, 04:37 AM
----Now that's eclectic! Reminds me of the weirdness around here. Great collection!!!.....Bill S

mockingbird812
09-08-2016, 12:19 PM
Lynn - you have a good vibe going on in your garage. I'm liking it. Keep us updated!!! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

m22mike
09-08-2016, 03:08 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Lynn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Actually the Mercedes and the El Camino are out regularly, so the Z is easy to get to. Just been too hot. Black car, black interior, no ac.
Ouch. </div></div>

I am accustomed to black/black and now AC, send her on up Lynn... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/Can-I-Have-It.gif

NorCam
09-16-2016, 01:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: markinnaples</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Definitely some nice cars. Have those been in the Member's Rides section? I'd love to see more of them.</div></div>

I put two of them in the Member rides section last night. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/smile.gif

Lynn
09-16-2016, 05:10 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: m22mike</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Lynn</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Actually the Mercedes and the El Camino are out regularly, so the Z is easy to get to. Just been too hot. Black car, black interior, no ac.
Ouch. </div></div>

I am accustomed to black/black and now AC, send her on up Lynn... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/Can-I-Have-It.gif </div></div>

Took the Z out last weekend. Weather is cooling down, so I guess I will hang on to it.

Verne_Frantz
10-30-2016, 08:41 PM
I don't have much to brag about or show off in my little cramped shop, (no room for frills) but I figured out something I could do with some of the extra M/T spinners I had lying around. And they're much easier to use than those little skinny door knobs....
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/10/full-1145-51327-img_5558.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/10/full-1145-51328-img_5559.jpg
http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/10/full-1145-51329-img_5560.jpg

Verne <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/naughty.gif

mockingbird812
10-30-2016, 09:13 PM
NIce Verne. I like it! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

MosportGreen66
10-31-2016, 09:04 PM
The pencil sharpener is classic. Haven't seen one since grade school...

68l30
11-01-2016, 12:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MosportGreen66</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The pencil sharpener is classic. Haven't seen one since grade school... </div></div>

Whew...Glad I'm not the only one looking at it. Boston? I have a few vintage ones in my shop.. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

BIG

Verne_Frantz
11-01-2016, 02:04 AM
Yep, it's a Boston. You can't see it in the pic but it has wood grain applied to the body.
Verne

68l30
11-01-2016, 01:02 PM
<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif Love period items in the shop!


BIG

mockingbird812
11-01-2016, 02:21 PM
&quot;Factory Trained Chevrolet Service Technician On duty <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-size: 17pt">2X</span></span></span> hrs per day&quot;

Hey, what happened to the other 22 hrs! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif

<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/haha.gif

cook_dw
11-01-2016, 04:38 PM
Here are a couple neat (at least I think so) cabinets Im pulling from my dads shop and will be going in my garage after I refinish them. Currently have shelves on the walls which I dont like plus I am cleaning, patching and painting all the walls in the current garage so when our 5 year plan starts on getting this house sold and some land bought it'll be one less think to worry with. I also am gonna redo my Kellogg air compressor and repaint it and try to clean it up a bit.


<span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="text-decoration: underline">Disclaimer: </span></span> I realize this isnt anything special but thought I would share my small little 2 car..


<span style="font-weight: bold">Before: As you can see one of the previous owners didnt know how to use a stud finder when trying to hang something..<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/crazy.gif</span>

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51396-img_3321.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51397-img_3340.jpg


<span style="font-weight: bold">After patching and during painting / cleaning.</span>

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51398-img_3336.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51399-img_3362.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51401-img_3364.jpg


<span style="font-weight: bold">Ignore the crap piled up on the bench and in front. Most of that will be stored in totes and the old/new cabinets. Also the pegboard is just sitting on the bench as I plan to use that in my next shop.</span>

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51402-img_3367.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51403-img_3375_r.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51405-img_3377.jpg


<span style="font-weight: bold">Compressor</span>

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/superslow/KelloggCompressor_zps708325ce.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/superslow/media/KelloggCompressor_zps708325ce.jpg.html)

Verne_Frantz
11-01-2016, 04:52 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mockingbird812</div><div class="ubbcode-body">&quot;Factory Trained Chevrolet Service Technician On duty <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-size: 17pt">2X</span></span></span> hrs per day&quot;

Hey, what happened to the other 22 hrs! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/hmmm.gif

<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/haha.gif </div></div>

I don't believe in false advertising.......... <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/scholar.gif

mockingbird812
11-01-2016, 05:53 PM
Yeah Verne - I get you! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/wink.gif

Darrell - Love the Kellogg Compressor and Hoosier <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-style: italic">AS IS</span></span>! Thanks for showing us your shop. The more the merrier. I know you get work done your shop! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

cook_dw
11-01-2016, 06:21 PM
Thanks Sam..

cook_dw
11-06-2016, 08:04 PM
Did a little cleaning with a solution I came up with that doesnt seem to hurt decals and breaks down grease.. I think I will try to save the door &amp; decals and see about matching to color for the rest of the cabinet and continue the tradition of applying more decals down the road.

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-51657-img_3423.jpg

cook_dw
11-16-2016, 01:30 AM
After more cleaning and picking up the other cabinet I decided to not repaint them. Instead I will leave the patina and add more decals along the way and thought I would personalize the glass door one a little.

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-52193-img_3453_1.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-52194-img_3454_1.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-52195-img_3455_1.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-52196-img_3456_1.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-1263-52197-img_3452_1.jpg

m22mike
11-16-2016, 12:38 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 68l30</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MosportGreen66</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The pencil sharpener is classic. Haven't seen one since grade school... </div></div>

Whew...Glad I'm not the only one looking at it. Boston? I have a few vintage ones in my shop.. <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif

BIG </div></div>

Verne and Big
How about my early 70's pencil sharpener from Sears, &quot;With auto feed&quot; <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

Mike

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/11/full-2974-52214-dscf6743.jpg

Verne_Frantz
11-16-2016, 02:18 PM
Yikes!
I've never seen anything like that before. Looks &quot;slightly&quot; heavy duty. Looks like you could sharpen push rods with it!

Verne <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/flag.gif

cook_dw
12-05-2016, 05:44 PM
Finally finished painting the garage and losing most of the clutter.. I also utilized attic space and did some organizing as well. If the car part would fit in a tote then it was labeled on the outside of said tote for inventory purposes and then stored away.. Sadly I do not have the room for everything at the house presently but hopefully once this one goes on the market I can buy/build what I need..

Before back in April

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/12/full-1263-53703-img_1698_1.jpg


As of yesterday - Doesnt seem like much but I can now work in the garage without having to move 14 things before starting. And I can put 2 cars in there as well..

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/12/full-1263-53700-img_3597_1.jpg

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2016/12/full-1263-53702-img_3595.jpg

NorCam
03-05-2017, 01:58 PM
A few months ago I posted some pictures of one of my garages (http://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=130121&page=16)stuffed with some oil and gas collectibles and at the end was a picture of my second garage which is used as a work shop. Well last week one of my employees and I got busy and finally painted that second shop since I was tired of looking at taped drywall which was a bit dark and dingy to work in. We replaced all the lighting with six new T8 fixtures with daylight bulbs, and then went to town on the walls with a fresh coat of paint to brighten things up some. The work bench got a new steel counter top and we then hung a few signs to give it a new feel. Still have some work to do and a few more signs to hang but wow what a difference this made with paint and lighting.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/IMG_4354.jpg
Hung a few sheets of slot wall for hanging car parts and such.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/IMG_4434.jpg
Couple more sheets were then hung on the other side.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/IMG_4422.jpg
The old bench was measured up for a new 3/16" steel counter top.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/IMG_4429.jpg
Twelve feet of steel and the bench was now fit with a bulletproof top.

NorCam
03-05-2017, 02:05 PM
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/IMG_4432.jpg
Next up was to finish painting the ceiling to rid those old tape lines.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/IMG_4443.jpg
Added an engine run cart since 3 engines are being built and will need testing.

Next up I am going to replace the door openers with the newer side mount systems to provide more clearance for cars being put on the lift. I only have 10'4" ceilings so I'm trying to make the best use of this space. I'll post a couple more pics when I finish things up in the next few weeks.

mockingbird812
03-06-2017, 01:03 AM
Very nice set up. Coming along nicely!!!!

NorCam
03-14-2017, 02:22 AM
Picked up a new sign for the shop. Just got it un-crated and hope to have it hung up tomorrow. Still looking for a couple GM Neon signs to add to a Chevrolet themed wall I hope to finish up over the summer. A few character marks on this one but I like these signs like that.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/GM%20Signs/IMG_4485.jpg

markinnaples
03-14-2017, 03:45 PM
Killer sign.

NorCam
03-14-2017, 10:29 PM
Thanks Mark. It's got a few love taps on it but a rare early 30's sign that I was happy to find.

Cleaned and waxed it today and it's now hung up on the wall.

Xplantdad
03-14-2017, 11:22 PM
Very cool!

mockingbird812
03-14-2017, 11:36 PM
What a power house line up of cars for sale at one establishment! Congrats on the sign!

dykstra
03-16-2017, 02:00 AM
Very cool sign.

NorCam
03-31-2017, 03:21 AM
Back to work on getting my work shop finished up and organized. After painting and doing my bench top, it was finally time to start plumbing some new air lines using 1/2" black pipe. Comes out of the compressor and feeds a regulated oil fed line (left) with one outlet by the counter top, and one up to a ceiling mounted hose reel that will go just above the back corner of the lift on Friday.

The other feed goes immediately up to the right of the compressor and tomorrow that line will go right across the top to the other side of the shop where it drops down to a clean trio of water traps with desiccant filter before going out to my paint room and sand blast cabinet. I have have three water drop traps for bleeding off any moisture and I hope to have it all finished by Friday night or Saturday AM.

Also ran another comms cable out yesterday and installed a shop phone to pickup my business lines so I can answer business calls when out working on my project cars. Gotta stay connected to keep business rolling along.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/IMG_4615.jpg

NorCam
03-31-2017, 03:34 AM
Another upgrade we did yesterday was the installation of a couple new IP Cameras in the back shop. I own a security company so we're always tweaking the systems with new products and adding the latest commercial grade cameras and security products. These shots look wicked in daylight, and also provide sharp clear images in B&W mode when the shop is pitch black inside.

Daytime w/ Lights
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/CSI-Back-Shop-Inside.jpg

Inside Pitch Black
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/Shop%20Pitch%20Black.jpg

68l30
03-31-2017, 01:18 PM
Great resolution on those images!

BTW...Killer sign. :worship:

BIG

mockingbird812
03-31-2017, 02:14 PM
Nice! Specs/cost on the camera system? I suppose it has an app to bring up on smartphones.

P.s. not to alarm you but your 1st photo has what appears to be a shady looking character ogling your ride!

NorCam
03-31-2017, 07:07 PM
Sam,

The shots inside the back shop are Interlogix TruVision 3MP and 4MP IP Cameras. Just a couple parts included in our professional CCTV systems that we sell and install for our commercial customers and financial institutions.

The Boss
03-31-2017, 08:15 PM
My shack...

markinnaples
03-31-2017, 09:00 PM
The Boss, love that look. Nice place.

mockingbird812
03-31-2017, 11:56 PM
Thanks Norcam. Great quality, a bit too steep for me!

NorCam
04-01-2017, 02:54 AM
Yup...these are pretty costly systems at this level Sam.

Love that wooden shop you have built there Boss. Diggin the wood and that setting in the trees. :)

The Boss
04-02-2017, 03:08 PM
Thanks guys, simple pole barn - cheap and easy to build.

NorCam
06-09-2017, 11:08 PM
Been busy with my shop while moving gas pumps and signs around to cleanup the house garage. Trying to get this one cleaned up so it's more of a display garage for the cars rather than a large collection of oil & gas collectibles. At the same time, I put up another wall mural which really added some pop to this wall above the red cabinets. Ties in nicely with the lower cabinet colors.

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/GM%20Signs/IMG_5414.jpg

http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd418/DBL_NKL/GM%20Signs/IMG_5416.jpg

COPO
06-10-2017, 04:59 AM
Looks great. Well done.

mockingbird812
06-10-2017, 12:49 PM
Clean and CLEAN! Nice job - very inviting!

396L78canuck
06-11-2017, 02:44 PM
Wow that is super clean.Bob

PeteLeathersac
06-11-2017, 03:53 PM
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Just awesome!
:beers:
~ Pete

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Zman1969
06-30-2017, 02:38 PM
4 years and 8 months ago I started my 30'x30'
My son, my wife(great big thank you for their help!) and I did insulation, sheet rock (56 sheets of it!) thought we would never finish hanging rock
boy did it get small fast. I love having my own lift and A/C
"build it big as you can" - my advice to future builders

mockingbird812
06-30-2017, 04:54 PM
Good advise. Looks good. Very satisfying when its done - AGREE!!!! Thanks for posting Zman.

NorCam
12-18-2017, 04:04 PM
Threads been a bit stagnant as of late so thought I'd post a few updates from my second shop out back here. I've slowly been changing the theme of the garage to fit with the cars as I seek out things from GM, AC Delco, and vintage automotive suppliers.

Just recently I found these cool STP Signs straight from an old Nascar crew chief who had them from the 60's. Pit boards on the backside to call the drivers to the pits. Can you guess who he crewed for?
https://thumb.ibb.co/gMAYGR/IMG_7339.jpg (https://ibb.co/gMAYGR)


This DST AC/Delco Service was scooped at an auction a while ago and still needs to be hung. I have a great spot for it, just need to carry a ladder around and do it one of these days.
https://thumb.ibb.co/b6NfwR/IMG_7381.jpg (https://ibb.co/b6NfwR)


The light up clock was from another member here and just arrived a while ago. Adding more AC Delco as things roll along and hope to mount this clock sign in the weeks ahead.
https://thumb.ibb.co/h7skVm/IMG_7382.jpg (https://ibb.co/h7skVm)

NorCam
12-18-2017, 04:16 PM
Here's the pair of Nascar sign boards before and after they were hung in my work shop.

https://image.ibb.co/drE2C6/22339256_553087885078249_942752983399454927_o.jpg

It was a PITA reaching back up over this cabinet to mount the first sign.

https://image.ibb.co/iJwM5R/IMG_7984.jpg

Second one placed on the adjacent side of the same wall.

https://image.ibb.co/bWqQX6/IMG_7985.jpg

I'm digging the look of these vintage signs in this shop.

https://image.ibb.co/eRbXC6/IMG_7871.jpg

Crush
12-18-2017, 05:40 PM
shop looks great! how do you like that lift? looking for one and surprised and how many brands there are.

NorCam
12-19-2017, 03:25 AM
There are tons of lifts out there now with the Chinese having driven the prices way down. Some of them are really good with high quality ramps, decent pumps and are completely powder coated. This one came from a local distributor who's sold thousands of them now and I couldn't be happier with it. Was in the $2500 range when I bought it and is rated for 8000lb.

Came with Poly casters for easy moves, drip trays, drip tarp, H/D tool tray and scissor jack for the tray. Pays to shop around.

tunes
12-28-2017, 10:08 PM
I thought about posting pictures of my garage all year but was kind of intimidated by some of the fantastic shops shown here. Today I told myself to just do it. I've built some cabinets and a work bench, hung some signs and banners and finally displayed most of the awards and dash plaques I've won over the last 30 some years. It works for me.

Ryan1969Chevelle
12-28-2017, 10:18 PM
I thought about posting pictures of my garage all year but was kind of intimidated by some of the fantastic shops shown here. Today I told myself to just do it. I've built some cabinets and a work bench, hung some signs and banners and finally displayed most of the awards and dash plaques I've won over the last 30 some years. It works for me.

Love it!!

That is a dream shop!!

Ryan

bbbentley
12-28-2017, 10:42 PM
It’s got a chain hoist hanging from the ceiling!!!What else could you ask for? A true gearhead hang out. Love it!

mockingbird812
12-28-2017, 10:49 PM
It looks great Robert! Of course I am partial to that handsome stallion that is a true opposite to my Black/Red L78! Thanks for posting!!!

tunes
12-29-2017, 01:34 AM
This garage seemed huge compared to what I used to have but now I wish I had more space.

Thanks for the compliments. I spend a lot of time out there.

396L78canuck
12-31-2017, 09:11 PM
Nice ,clean and well organized..........I like it Bob

Chazman
12-31-2017, 10:22 PM
I thought about posting pictures of my garage all year but was kind of intimidated by some of the fantastic shops shown here. Today I told myself to just do it. I've built some cabinets and a work bench, hung some signs and banners and finally displayed most of the awards and dash plaques I've won over the last 30 some years. It works for me.


Wow, that's a tidy, well organized garage.

COPO_Anders
01-13-2018, 11:12 AM
Hi guys !
I havenīt been that active on this forum the past year and the reason is the brickbuilding in the pic. For some years I have been looking for an old gasstation/garage closer to the coastline so that I can spend time in the garage while the kids and grandkids go to the beach. Well, last march I found something I couldnīt resist. Itīs an old dairy from around 1898, originally built using yellow bricks. But in the 30īs, 40īs and 50īs they expanded the building to about twice the size of the original one, using red bricks instead. It is now something like 3725 Square feet in ground level.

One day last week I first went to the dairy and then in the evening I went to pick up a L78 shortblock for the Nova. While going back home with the shortblock in the car I came up with the idea of showing you the building that will house a garage in the future. As you can see there is no garagedoor so that I can get a car in from the yard. But before making that happen I will have to make the place suitable for living. There has always been people living in the building, but I think we need another level of comfort.

More pics to come.

COPO_Anders
01-13-2018, 12:41 PM
This pic was taken from the opposite side. The original yellow wall on the right and the lower part of the chimney on the left.

COPO_Anders
01-13-2018, 01:21 PM
Here is a pic (of the original smaller building) that I have dated by identifying the Ford model T on the left and also the one on the right. The right one was registered in may of 1927 and the left one was scrapped in dec of 1929. So the pic was taken during the summer of 1927, -28 or -29. In the late 19īth century butter was an important product for our country. I believe at least 5% of the export revenue came from butter.

COPO_Anders
01-13-2018, 01:32 PM
This is what it looks like looking towards the coastline, which is about 9 miles beyond the windmill. Nomally living in the forests, this is a pleasant view for us.

COPO_Anders
01-13-2018, 02:05 PM
This is where I will be working on the cars. Itīs a small part of the building but it will work great I think when ready. Pic was taken the first day we had access to it so dirt and stuff was left by the old owner. The cooling machine on the left was built by a subsidiary to the York Shipley Company in Pa. I believe one of Shipleyīs sons started the english company.
http://www.hevac-heritage.org/built_environment/biographies/surnames_S-W/shipley/S1-SHIPLEY.pdf

Postsedan
01-13-2018, 02:26 PM
Very cool....I look forward to seeing your improvements and restoration of the Dairy Farm.

Congrats!

Dan

m22mike
01-13-2018, 02:42 PM
Neat old building, like the tile floor.

Mike

NorCam
03-26-2018, 01:32 AM
Made a quick trip to Vancouver this weekend to pickup a few vintage GM Porcelain signs for my shop. I'll hang these soon and then have some floors to finish things up. More pics when it's all done.

http://image.ibb.co/eNbzN7/001_Trio.jpg (http://ibb.co/dgHTFS)

Postsedan
03-26-2018, 01:37 AM
Nice, eh :)

Dan

NorCam
03-26-2018, 12:52 PM
I know eh?

it's even got a maple leaf on it :smirk:

olredalert
03-26-2018, 01:43 PM
----Those are killer!......Bill S

m22mike
03-26-2018, 02:35 PM
Very colorful signs, and the condition is great, digin! The maple leafs ..:biggthumpup:

68l30
03-26-2018, 04:14 PM
:drool:

BIG

NorCam
04-04-2018, 06:33 PM
Started making room for the new signs to go up in the house garage and hung two of them yesterday. Still have 2 more to go but gotta do some clean up before moving cars around again. Two 60" GM Canada Porcelain Shields Circa 1948 to late 1960's.

http://image.ibb.co/k413Ex/IMG_9014.jpg

http://image.ibb.co/fhFVux/IMG_9018.jpg

The Boss
04-04-2018, 08:47 PM
Those are nice!

mockingbird812
04-04-2018, 09:23 PM
Wonderful colors and condition. Looks very nice!

Canuck
04-04-2018, 09:54 PM
I like your collection of GM fluid cans:

I have a few Myself:

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/3cf47704-ee06-4644-895d-fc1128c3cfbb_zpsisvzzuky.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/3cf47704-ee06-4644-895d-fc1128c3cfbb_zpsisvzzuky.jpg.html)

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/paulolds/c16ba6e5-7dcc-445f-b387-23cd05a63f3b_zpsjpuwiy2f.jpg (http://s285.photobucket.com/user/paulolds/media/c16ba6e5-7dcc-445f-b387-23cd05a63f3b_zpsjpuwiy2f.jpg.html)

NorCam
04-04-2018, 11:18 PM
Finished up the GM reline today and got 4 of the 5 signs hung up. Need to find a few AC Delco filler signs for the window area, reline the wall behind the pumps, then lay out the race deck flooring to finish it off. Hopefully I'll get to that before the snow melts. (baha)

http://image.ibb.co/hbeh9x/IMG_9099.jpg

http://image.ibb.co/kQtLwc/IMG_9097.jpg

NorCam
04-04-2018, 11:23 PM
I like your collection of GM fluid cans:

I have a few Myself:
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Nice collection of cans Paul. I've been into oil and gas for years but have been changing things around in this garage to include more GM signs as I find them. Your cans are looking great.

I use those glass cases myself and have filled a couple of them now. Out in my other shop now.

firstgenaddict
02-18-2019, 12:47 AM
This is where I will be working on the cars. Itīs a small part of the building but it will work great I think when ready. Pic was taken the first day we had access to it so dirt and stuff was left by the old owner. The cooling machine on the left was built by a subsidiary to the York Shipley Company in Pa. I believe one of Shipleyīs sons started the english company.
http://www.hevac-heritage.org/built_environment/biographies/surnames_S-W/shipley/S1-SHIPLEY.pdf


This photo of the "cooling machine" the pipes leading off of the machine appear to be wrapped with a plaster coating...
I think you are going to find this is insulation, the last plant I looked at purchasing which had pipes with a coating which looked similar to what is pictured was asbestos, given the era of the building and the appearance of the machinery THAT should be checked before creating a health hazard of free asbestos dust released where you are going to be working.