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Old 08-06-2008, 11:08 PM
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My "New" Shop Preview

I finally got fed up with no lighting, tools scattered everywhere and not having a dedicated area I could do body and paint work in and easily clean so I made the command decision in June to do a "2 week" project to make the shop workable.

Ummm...as usual...the 2 week project drug out until now and I've just finished the bulk of the work!

I'll be hanging lights this weekend 5 - 8' 110 w flourescents from the ceiling and 8 more 4ft wet-dust-area t32 fixtures for side lighting (I'll probablly make them portable)

I'm planning on getting a Goff curtain to seperate the areas - when needed - and I'm going to epoxy the floor next week after I get the new lights hung.

So finally, maybe after 1.5 years in this house I might be able to use my shop the way I always intended 1/2 for doing fabrication and the other 1/2 for paint and bodywork.



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Inspirational! I've been here 7 months and gained a little.



more pics when you get it all sorted out...including the curtain deal??
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Hi,
Looking good, when things are organized it puts me
in a better state of mind.
keep the updates coming.
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Old 08-09-2008, 12:47 PM
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Inspirational! I've been here 7 months and gained a little.



more pics when you get it all sorted out...including the curtain deal??
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Here's a link to the Goff curtain wall I bought. Should get it in a week or so...

Goff Curtain Wall - Eastwood Tools

my shop is 22x40x12 - I ordered the 24x12 clear.

These walls are used in many industries and should give me a reasonable way to segregate the dust and overspray and not have to stub a wall out dividing my shop.
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Let us know how you like it when you get it ...and how well the tracks work
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:12 AM
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Let us know how you like it when you get it ...and how well the tracks work
The Goff curtain showed up a few days ago.

I unpacked it tonight and had it installed - by myself - in under an hour

I'm not quite finished I'm waiting for a 90 degree bend as I plan to put a bend in the track where I have a storage overhang and that will butt up against a door soon to be framed in!

The tracks and rollers work very smoothly, I know over time the curtain may start to look kinda ratty - but I believe it will work well in this shop setup.



Here's a picture of the lighting for the "paint area"

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:26 PM
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Finally...

My how time flies...

Just finished the project up...







Rambo Approves of the "new shop" ~ and say's Hello with a Wave!
(The pretty girls at the coffee stand love that trick )



HERE WE GO! Project #1a

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shop looks good. How's that curtain wall holding up? How are he wall lights working for you?
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shop looks good. How's that curtain wall holding up? How are he wall lights working for you?
Really Great so far...I unexpectedly lost my job in February and am still looking for work.

No un-employment so I don't have money to buy parts and supplies to work on the cars in my shop

So, everything looks pretty much the same as it did then

"Hope and Change" my @zz!
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Really Great so far...I unexpectedly lost my job in February and am still looking for work.

No un-employment so I don't have money to buy parts and supplies to work on the cars in my shop

So, everything looks pretty much the same as it did then

"Hope and Change" my @zz!
where is ronald reagan when you need him
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I would like some info on that scissor lift.
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