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Old 01-22-2006, 01:47 PM
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Countilaw,

Nice set up. What is under the cover?

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:03 PM
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My shop is very modest compared to others that I have seen. Under the cover is my latest project car which is in the final finishing stage. I won't unveil it until it is finished and pulls out of the shop. It isn't anything special compared to the cars thay you all have.

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:07 PM
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My shop is very modest compared to others that I have seen. Under the cover is my latest project car which is in the final finishing stage. I won't unveil it until it is finished and pulls out of the shop. It isn't anything special compared to the cars thay you all have.

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OK,
I'll guess from the shape that it's a Buick Grand National.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:22 PM
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My shop is very modest compared to others that I have seen. Under the cover is my latest project car which is in the final finishing stage. I won't unveil it until it is finished and pulls out of the shop. It isn't anything special compared to the cars thay you all have.

Countilaw

Must be in the running for the Riddler Award. J/K!

If we guess what it is, do we win it?? Nice shop. So, how big is it?



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Old 01-24-2006, 12:13 AM
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There is a hint to what it is hanging on the wall. but you will have to wait until it completed to see it. It isn't anything special or exotic. It will be a daily driver.

My shop is 25X60 ft with roll down garage doors at each end. I am adding another 25X30+ to the rear end for a prep and paint room.

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Old 02-11-2006, 08:05 PM
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UCoat-It versus Griot's Epoxy Garage Floor Paint

OK, a few of you were waiting to hear how my brother's experience went with the epoxy garage floor paint from Griot's Garage. (http://www.griotsgarage.com)

Here is my brother's take on the Griot's paint. First see these posts on page 12 of this thread to read what has transpired:
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The Griot's epoxy is very, very thick. The mixer they sell to attach to your drill is a must. The vertical areas around the edge of the garage that need to be painted with a brush are a PITA because the the thick liquid tends to string. But the floor is not a problem as you can just pour it on and then spread it out with a roller. Overall my brother is happy with the stuff. Here are his photos:

http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/3295/Garage1.jpg
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/3295/Garage2.jpg
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/3295/Garage3.jpg
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/3295/Garage4.jpg
http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/3295/Garage5.jpg

I used the UCoat-It and was not pleased with it. Read my review on page 12 of this thread. I would have to recommend the Griot's over the UCoat-it. It is thicker, covers better and is much cheaper. Floor texture can still show with the Griot's but not as badly as with the UCoat-It. However, done properly no 2 part epoxy coating will lift. Again, here is a photo of my shop with the UCoat-It.


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Time to mop the floor roger, I see a few footprints on it, lol. Wow nice and clean and plenty of light. I only have a worn down 1 1/2 stall, no insulation or electricity, no tvs, no fridge, no stereo system, bare studs and nothing hanging on the wall except a board for hanging tools, and a few nails to hang spray guns from. I have to run cords from the house. Ahh wish I was rich or had credit so I could get half the garage of most of you, someday. I have got to do a few cool things out in my itsy bitsy piece of heaven. Its not much but it beats working out at pops place like I did in the past, so now I can just do my thing and not be bugged by anyone. My older neighbor has two nice sized garages, but he is often gone, and never seen him do anything too cool in it. They are filled with junk and the only thing I've seen him build is some ugly pole and can birdfeeders and birdhouses he was trying to sell at one time. Life isn't fair. Birdhouses? geez, not unless there is a firebird in the garage. Where all gonna come over countilaw and take some spy photos. You could just paint it camaflauge like when the car manufacturers take a car not yet released out for test sessions.
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:01 AM
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My Garage "The Wrong Shop"

It most likely was built in the mid 30's , wood structure tongue and grove interior and exterior with a corrugated tin roof.
The floor has much to be desired as you would need a creeper with 4 wheel drive to move under a car that was jacked up . The size is 23'x17'6"and 9'6"ceiling and if all goes well this spring I'm going to pour a new floor and add a well needed lift.
Hot & cold running water, air conditioning & propane heat, Beer locker, Bambi processing area with 1hp SS meat grinder,12" commercial meat slicer. gun safe, Mig welder, Plasma cutter,7hp, 50 gal. vertical Sanborn air compressor, burning outfit , 3-in-1 lathe, 31-15 sewing machine, Air tools, power tools, hand tools, hammers, duct tape,6"vise, loads of vise-grip metal clamps, assortment of C clamps, saws-all, port-a- power, 2 floor jacks.2000 & 4000, 4 jack stands, 1- 30,000 & 1- 10,000lb bottle jacks , 1200 Lb transmission jack .
Also a good supply of Bass Ale.
Since I work out of this shoe box garage and my van it's tough to keep everything in order at times , so it gets a bit messy but I know where everything is . I envy some of the guy's that have the super big shops and I would to put one up. But due to the building codes here in hel where I live I cant because of property setback issues.



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Old 02-19-2006, 08:09 PM
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It has taken me 5 weekends to clean it out. I finally got it so I can walk around my 56 chassis now. I can't get a pic to up load but theres one in my gallery. It's 24x24 and half the floor is wood while the other half is concrete. I've got to replace the wood with concrete later this year.

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Well i shoul dbe closing on my new house in a week. I can maybe start moving stuff in this week. Its been a long ordeal on this property buts its mine. Its a 12 year old manufactured home 3 bed 2 bath almost 1600 sq feet with a 36'x37' morton building with 14' walls concrete floor. I have to finish the inside and insulate it run wiring although the sub panel is hooked up.
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Here are some pics if I am doing this right.
This is the shop although its unfinished I cant wait to start working on the inside so I can work in it down the road. My dads house is down the st where all my fabrication stuff is plus my 65 Falcon project and bunch of parts and tools at my current house jammed in my 14x24' 1 car garage.
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:29 PM
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Well i shoul dbe closing on my new house in a week. I can maybe start moving stuff in this week. Its been a long ordeal on this property buts its mine. Its a 12 year old manufactured home 3 bed 2 bath almost 1600 sq feet with a 36'x37' morton building with 14' walls concrete floor. I have to finish the inside and insulate it run wiring although the sub panel is hooked up.



Nice score on the house and shop. One bit of advice for you, though. If your shop has any nails, screws, or shelving left by the former owner, take them down now so you can lay the shop out to your specs. That was the biggest mistake I made. I had nails everywhere, and while they made perfect places to hang extension cords and the like, none of it was where I wanted/needed it. Also, since you are moving in, get rid of the "junk" now because those items that truly are junk will just clutter up a new shop. I've gotten rid of about 3 pickup beds full of old stuff that was for old projects, that had moved 5 times with me. Spring is in the air, you know...


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Old 02-20-2006, 08:26 PM
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Hot & cold running water, air conditioning & propane heat, Beer locker, Bambi processing area with 1hp SS meat grinder,12" commercial meat slicer. gun safe, Mig welder, Plasma cutter,7hp, 50 gal. vertical Sanborn air compressor, burning outfit , 3-in-1 lathe, 31-15 sewing machine, Air tools, power tools, hand tools, hammers, duct tape,6"vise, loads of vise-grip metal clamps, assortment of C clamps, saws-all, port-a- power, 2 floor jacks.2000 & 4000, 4 jack stands, 1- 30,000 & 1- 10,000lb bottle jacks , 1200 Lb transmission jack .
It's the duct tape that is taking up all of the room.
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:43 PM
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HELLO NEWBE CHECKING IN: I completed my garage 8 months ago,custom pole building 40x30x10' walls,sheathed with osb and covered with hardie panel,roofed with conventional trusses,30 year shingles,wall framing installed between posts to give space for insulation and studs to hang drywall on. took six months of days off and evenings to build. hot/cold running water,100amp panel, cable, dsl, alarmed.heated with pellet stove,working on waste oil heater.
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HELLO NEWBE CHECKING IN: I completed my garage 8 months ago
Welcome Biteman. Great looking retreat. How about some interior shots?

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