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Old 12-09-2003, 07:06 PM
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'Dream Shop'

I know that all of us hot-rod-finatic guys and greasewhores have a dream of what the greatest shop in the world would be to us,even if we could afford it or not.More than likely not.Whether it's something just to tinker around in or actually do work for the public.Anyway,the spot that I have picked out to build a house in the future has a very nice lot to put a shop on.I've already been thinking about it lol.Ya'll know how it is.

My 'Dream Shop' Would Be:

100' x 100' Enclosed Building w/ Concrete Floor
25' x 25' Paint Booth
20' x 20' Office
Roll-Up Shop Entrance Door
2 Floor-Mounted Vehicle Lifts
Heat & Air

And let's not forget..Any kind of tool or piece of equipment that I would ever need .It suits my fancy.What do you fellow hot-rodders have in mind for a 'Dream Shop'?

If you already have your 'Dream Shop',tell us about it!

Nightrain

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Old 12-09-2003, 07:09 PM
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ah... i love the thought of it..all i would want i\s ur simple 2 car garage. perfectly flat paved floor painted in gray. i would love a nice big tool box with all the tools i would need.
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:10 PM
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Now you're talking !!

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Old 12-09-2003, 07:16 PM
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To that list I would have to add...
central heating and air for the shop so that I can work year round in comfort.
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Old 12-09-2003, 07:16 PM
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Well I did throw the Heat & Air on there .

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Old 12-09-2003, 10:28 PM
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a good feature...

I visited a Honda garage once for school, and in their shop they had a huge air compressor hooked up to steel tubing that circled the whole garage area with attatch points every 12 feet or so...it also had the car lifts and heating and air. they had to drag me out..hehe
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:33 PM
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I have a 24X24 shop, that I have built many vehicles in . Its all I need and I have most of the tools I need.
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:45 PM
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Me and my dad have been working on his shop for two years now, and its becoming a bit a "Dream Shop". Sure its not 100x100 but it is fairly decent 30x36 with 12 foot ceilings, two roll-up doors. It is all plumbed for heated floors, but we have not got the heating system hooked to it (maybe in the summer). right now its wood heat for us...Well it works anyways.
Next year it just needs siding, and to finish the heated floors. Just about done.

It sure beats the he!! out of taking the motor out of my truck in the un-even dirt, and the S10 has a nice snow free home for the winters! And its even surrounded with projects, which my dream garage would have to have.... Lots of projects. They're not all ours, but it makes the property look real Gear Head.


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Old 12-09-2003, 10:46 PM
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40x60 steel barn, insulated.
concrete floor with in floor water heating
4 - 16x20 rolling doors, 2 front, 2 rear.
ceiling fans, heating untils in corners
paint booth
air compressor with full plumbing
lots of electrail outlets
full workbench
tool wall
lots of storage
in ground pit oil change place type
hydralic in ground vehicle lift
4 post abouve ground vehicle lift
Lots more than I care to mention.

yeah, I've been thinking about it for a while.

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Old 12-10-2003, 12:03 AM
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well my shop is 30X46 with a 15X46 concrete slab on the side for a extension,I plan on doing this next summer, it has heat and air,but the gas bill goes so high in the winter that I usually don't use the heat very much, I plan on finishing the extension so I can put all the tools , mill ,lathe, drill press bandsaw etc there and still have room for fab and grinding room, it stays full all the time, I had one customer that always brought his car over and left it for some minor repair and never would come back and get it, if I said anything to him about his car being ready, he would tell me to do some other little something to it , and it would end up being in the shop all winter taking up valuable space, finally it dawned on me that he was just storing his car for the winter,
cheap storage huh??? NEVER enough room, Bill
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Old 12-10-2003, 08:58 AM
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I think Bill said it right, never enough room. I would fill it with something given the chance. I would just like to remember everything that's in my garage and know where it's at???


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Old 12-10-2003, 11:33 AM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by tm454
[ I would just like to remember everything that's in my garage and know where it's at???


Todd
No Kidding Todd, My son and I just spent all weekend getting crap cleaned out and things organized , seperated parts for each project , so we can find them without wasting a lot of time looking, we found things that I had already replaced because we couldn't find the origional , that can get expensive , Like big Paul on american Chopper says,, "Now I'm really getting agrivated " hehehehe Bill
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Old 01-08-2004, 12:41 PM
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Dream Garage = see "smart" Garage thread in this forum.

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as a ex 25 year mechanic i have all the tools you would want but nowhere to use them. any garage at this point would be a dream. inner city loys way to small to buildon.
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Mine is really a "reality garage" because my "dream garage" would be much bigger. I have a 3 bay (30 x 24) integral garage to house my cars and some minor storage. There is also a 30 x 24 detached garage. 14 x 24 single garage was originally built with the house and I am just finishing up adding on 16 x 24 with vaulted ceiling. The 14 x 24 bay is going to be the clean bay for painting and other clean work. The new 16 x 24 is going to be for the tools and dirty work. Woodworking and bodywork etc. Can't wait to get the garage door hung and the cement poured.
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