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Old 01-01-2006, 09:42 PM
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:14 AM
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Now that is what it's all about. Nice garage Pepi.

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Old 01-05-2006, 10:12 AM
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Finished my Shop!

Well, it took a while, but my shop is all finished...getting my final inspections done today.
Its a pole building, 24' x 32' with two 9' x 8' overhead doors, and a 5' x 7' side roll-up door. Here on the east coast, one of the largest companies that builds these is Morton Buildings. They did a fantastic job. The entire building was done in six days, from drilling the holes for the posts to finishing off the interior walls... the remainder of the time has been spent doing the electrical work, heating and lighting.
The heater is a Reverberray dual stage 28/40,000 unit I got from Detroit Radiant. After doing some research and reading posts here in the garage forum, I decided to go with this unit. Its like others have said..."20 below and toasty feet"! Best choice for a heater...
Oh yeah, thats my '41 Willys project car that I took delivery on in October. Its from Outlaw Performance in Pennsylvania. Anyone who has seen other pics of Outlaw cars will notice them by the wooden wheels.
The motor is a 392 Hemi that I am just finishing up and getting ready to start for the first time. Trans is a 5-speed Tremec TKO going to a Dana 60 rear....
A big project, but I definitely have a place now to work on it.
Here are a few pictures:

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Old 01-05-2006, 01:59 PM
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Steve,

Nice garage! Was Mortons good to work with? I've been looking at them for when I need the second building. Good choice on the heat and I've been happy with my reverberray as well.

Looks like you have a great place to work on that Willys!

Have fun.
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Old 01-06-2006, 02:56 AM
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My club house

My club house has a biiiggg door on one side( you could drive a car thur it!)
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:40 AM
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Morton Buildings

Advanced,

Morton did a great job from start to finish. They may not be the least expensive way to go, but you do get what you pay for. I recommend them highly.

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Old 01-06-2006, 09:31 AM
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Nice garage steve

Steve, your garage looks great. I just built a 28x32 in S. Jersey, I had a place outside of lancaster called Graber do mine. I'am just finishing the electrical after the inspector failed me for 10 items. I would love to use that ind of heat in mine as well.
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:04 PM
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Ahh, the Garage

I posted pics (in My Album) of my garage a while back. Made some changes and some progress on the car since thos pics.
However, I wanted to post again to show that a garage is sometimes an entertainment center, too (without being a rec room).

These pics are from a couple of video clips so the quality and resolution isn't quite up to snuff, but I think you'll get the idea.

My son joined the U.S. Army a few weeks ago and we wanted to have a send-off party that would border on legend. A guy I work with is lead guitarist for a local club band so I cut a deal with him, invited a few hundred of our closest friends and neighbors (I figured if the neighbors were there then there wouldn't be anyone to get pissy & call the cops - it worked!), brought in the keg & put my Coupe on display outside (under the rented 60' X 15' tent) with my christmas tree in display mode. The pics are of the inside as things were just getting rolling.

The boy is off at basic now and I know he's bragging on the going away party his pop threw.

Anyway, a working garage is a great place to host a party. My .02.

Murff
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:33 PM
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Murff, the idea of sneaking a big shindig in the garage under the snooty nieghbors' noses by inviting them.... ! Now, that's thinking!!

The next time you get to talk to your son, tell him thanks for serving.


In a while, Chet.
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:48 AM
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Well its not finished yet, but its getting there. Got the idea from Ferris Buellers day off.






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Old 01-17-2006, 07:20 AM
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Will that radiant heat effect the fiberglass?
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:05 AM
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Here is my little shop. It is a 30x40 pole building with 10' clear from the slab to the trusses. It has 3 9x8 overhead doors in one sidewall. I'll post more pics when I get them. The whole thing including the slab ran me about $10g. I built it all with my wife and her daughters, plus my mom and dads help except the slab which I had a pro finish. The whole slab is on 8" of compacted stone, has no control joints and no cracks! I'll post more pics later.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:39 AM
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Radiant heat and fiberglass

Beenaway,

With the radiant heaters, certain clearances from the radiant tube must be maintained. These distances depend on the size of the heater. For my unit I had to have 6" above the unit, 15" to each side, and 45" below. With the heater running, the surface of the Willys body as you see it in the picture is probably 55-60" away from the heater. The skin barely feels warm...kinda like room temperature. I wouldn't put a vehicle directly under the heater for any length of time, but even there is not that hot. Certainly not as hot as leaving a vehicle out in the sun on a summer's day.

you can check the heaters out at: www.reverberray.com

Steve
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:02 AM
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I was concerned over the uneven heating/curing. I understand you need to leave the body in the sun a few days to cure prior to bodywork. Doesn't work well in Syracuse. I would have to leave it out for 4 months to get 3 nice days...
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Old 01-22-2006, 04:47 AM
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I few pictures of my modest shop.
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