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Old 08-18-2006, 08:46 PM
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In the past when it was raining, and I needed to work on my car, I would go down to the car wash and do it. I was dry at least!

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Old 08-18-2006, 09:17 PM
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trees still there and my aunts still alive and lives there, the old garage & shed fell down a few yrs back,Mustangsaly
lol, heck i think i've seen that trees brother. a friend runs a tree trimming business & i went w/him one day to grind stumps & i know we pulled at least half dozen starters, generators, water pumps & fuel pumps along w/a hand full of coils, plugs & assorted other parts out from around that tree truck b4 we ground it down.


and what i did b4 i had a gargae was just like everyone else u just delt with it. i did have a 12x12 shed but it was stuffed full of tools, parts along w/some shelves. the one day my wife said HAPPY B-DAY honey here's ur 24x40 garage. man do i ever love that women & she always knows where i am ..joe
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:06 PM
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the one day my wife said HAPPY B-DAY honey here's ur 24x40 garage. man do i ever love that women & she always knows where i am ..joe
I wish I could find a woman like that! Shes a keeper.
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Speaking of garageless wrenching, I was pulling into the library a few minutes ago(I don't have internet access at home), and saw about a 72/71 chevelle 4 door on a couple of jackstands in the parking lot.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:26 AM
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With the Kustomsledd....

I pulled the 223/3 speed with a comealong and some rickety steel contractor's scaffolding, and then hoisted the 472/TH400 up and rolled the car back under them, on a sloping gravel driveway....

Where there's a will it can be done.

Next spring my buddy and I went to the Indy Nats at IRP, and the vendor with all the Chinese-made tools sold me a cherrypicker for $120, and the engine leveler for another $14. Best money I ever spent, and that included replacing all the bolts holding it together for some stronger Grade 5 and 8 hardware. Chinese made bolts are like a Grade 0, not what you want holding the ram onto the picker....

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Old 08-20-2006, 06:33 PM
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Last week while camping I fixed a 4L60E with a leatherman and package of JB Weld while laying in recently laid very sharp gravel.
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:37 PM
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Last week while camping I fixed a 4L60E with a leatherman and package of JB Weld while laying in recently laid very sharp gravel.
I believe I could fix anything with a leatherman and JB weld! You got to love it!-
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:41 PM
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Ahhh! This reminds me of the good old days. Pulling the engine and transmission in my F100 in the driveway with 2 feet of snow on the ground. My Buick Electra sitting in a snowdrift in the driveway, wind blowing about 40 mph, temperature hovering around zero and me under it putting a starter in it (I cannot even remember why it was so important to get it done that day, I suppose I thought that I needed to go chase women or something). What am I talking about, good old days, I am still doing that kind of outside stuff since my shop is always full of things I haven't quite got around to finishing. The last outside winter engine installation I did was this January and the last time I worked on something outside was today.
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:30 AM
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I did a Chevy Citation X-11 H.O in a car port know one said anything. Rebuild it at my mom and dad house then put it back in.
When I lived in Colorado I tried working out side in the snow, butt ugly cold need less to say I only lasted 4 years. I got spoiled from living in Southern California I guess.

Now in AZ its never cold and when it get over a 100 degree I just turn on the Ac and work in the garage tell it cools of in October. Then I got all winter in the 70's to work in comfort out side.
So when your freezing you back side off just think of me in the sun.

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:45 PM
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I hate working in the dirt
in the sun
in the rain
in the heat
in the cold
in the bugs
in the snow
in the ice
in the fire ants
in the sand
in the mud
in view of the whole neighborhood


just gimme some concrete & a roof & 3 walls & a door is that too much to ask for ??
just a place for my stuff
thats all you need in life is a place for your stuff
when you go out you got to lock up your stuff
don't want anyone to take your stuff
they always take the good stuff
the shinny stuff
they never take any of that crap you been saving!

Have you ever notice that other peoples stuff is chit & your chit is stuff?

Move that Chit & let me put my stuff down.

A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you're taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody's got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff.

sometimes you have to move .

why?

no room for your stuff

A house is a place for your stuff while you go out & get MORE STUFF!!!


pant.

pant.

pant.

Rant over . . .


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Old 08-21-2006, 07:41 PM
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Ok, this seems about the best place for this question. How do you cope without a garage? I don't have one, but I am borrowing space in mom's basement(80 miles away). What do you guys do if you live in an apartment or say a mobile home with just a driveway? Any tips or helpful plans.
I am lucky and own my home (well did...just sold it...) but regardless have been working on my 49 Hudson in my carport/driveway for about 1 1/2 years.

It sux! The only thing good about it is the ability to someday tell your grandchildren stories about laying on your back in the snow and ice and having insects dive bomb you in the spring and summer!

The neighbors also love "having a body-shop" in their face - so use common sense here and if you are going to be noisy - warn them first. Don't work past 8:00 at night and not before Noon on Weekends (bad for you and the project but helps keep the peace)

Most public storage units I know of don't allow you to work on a car - only store it. Trying to find shop space to rent is tough depending where you live. Best bet is to do what you can now get the car running so you can drive it and then get yourself to the point you can afford to rent (or better...BUY) a place with a garage or shop to do your tinkering in.

I for one will make sure my next house has a garage and/or shop - no more laying in the gravel for me!
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:27 PM
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I am going to buy a couple of acres and erect a large metal building. (40'x50'). I am going to build a nice lil apartment in there and then I can sleep with my camaro. I am not joking! It will be the ultimate hotrodders bachelor pad! I am working on it. I might need help.....
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:52 AM
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I am going to buy a couple of acres and erect a large metal building. (40'x50'). I am going to build a nice lil apartment in there and then I can sleep with my camaro. I am not joking! It will be the ultimate hotrodders bachelor pad! I am working on it. I might need help.....
There was an old guy that had a fairly large metal building with a 2 bedroom house in the Southeast section of the building. Since the building sits on the South side of the highway I'll bet most people driving by had no clue there was a house in it. I only found out because he had an old pickup sitting out in the weeds that I stopped to ask about and he ended up giving me a tour of his house and shop, really nice setup. I'm guessing the building was at least 60'x120'.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:55 AM
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That old guy must have stole my idea!
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:03 AM
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Weirdbeard, if I was going to build a shop with a house in it I would think about a bigger building than 40'x50'. By the time you have a half-completed car or two, assorted parts and tools stored. You will end up doing some more garageless wrenching.
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