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Like your idea of recycling old body panels for your body work.

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Old 10-17-2019, 05:58 AM
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It appears your trusses are on 3' centers, roughly looking at the pics??

Seems like you could have done 4' centers and built a 12' longer building?? Or are their local codes preventing 4' centers??
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My choice for the 24' length was limited by a big tree and a power line easement... I put the building about 30 foot from my home so I can have the option to add another addition for home aquare footage in between and make the barn an attached garage (part of the primary dwelling) for resale.

These trusses were on 3 or 4 foot centers previously (chicken house) and are 2' on center now, since I did not have any paperwork on their design and I plan to hang sheetrock on ceiling. Also kept me from having unused trusses laying around.

These used trusses go for $40-45 each around here. Tin is about a dollar a foot


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Been really wet here for a couple of weeks, but I was able to get up on the roof for a couple of hours this weekend.

Hoping to get one side of the roof completed this week. It takes help to handle the 23 foot sheets of tin from the ground to the platform and then all the way up the slope, but we are getting more daylight now with the DST change.

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Been really wet here for a couple of weeks, but I was able to get up on the roof for a couple of hours this weekend.

Hoping to get one side of the roof completed this week. It takes help to handle the 23 foot sheets of tin from the ground to the platform and then all the way up the slope, but we are getting more daylight now with the DST change. Sent from my SM-J700T using Tapatalk

Nice............the more daylight comment tells me you're a morning person....
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Not so much a morning person...I was just wrong about where that extra hour of daylight shows up now.

"Spring ahead and Fall back" ... right !

Well I got 8 nice 4' LED shop lights last week, so I will be installing them up in the ceiling as soon as I get the tin on the roof. I will plan to work at "night" on the plumbing and prep for the slab, and do the siding during the little bit of daylight I have in between the day job and weekends.

I just need to get my work spaces and projects in line to take advantage of the extra hours of shade.... and cool, mosquito-free nights that we don't get to enjoy in the summer.

That is my optimistic spin on trying to be productive with shorter days.

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So I got discouraged and did a few months of "garage pouting" because I didn't get my car on the road this summer. I started a DIY go-kart project in June and have been working on it in parallel with the pole barn.

I got my son to come help me move it out of the greenhouse this weekend, and we got it running. He quickly grabbed some wrenches to tighten loose nuts and bolts as the running engine started buzzing them loose.

Hearing and seeing the engine running did something for him. seeing him pick up a wrench did something for me as well.

I took the first two laps and gave him the opportunity to do some test drives and establish the start of a track in the yard. It was a great feeling to show him that Daddy finishes a project ever now and then...



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Can I be next? That looks like a fun kart.
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Merry Christmas to all. We had a 68 degree day on the 24th and after 3 days of wet weather, I would have felt guilty to let the daypass by pass without working on such a nice day outside.Set up some scaffolds last Sat, then rain set in, so I picked up some lumber on the trailer and kept it covered with a tarp for the next dry day....


I will put the purlins on in the horizontal direction, then the metal.

Here is a stock photo showing some details on sliding barn door ideas.


I plan to work on the 41 again at least on New Years day... that is one of my yearly traditions, to make sure I advance the cause at least once a year !
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Happy New Year everyone. We were blessed with a 58 degree day today, so I made a point to roll the car out of the greenhouse and do some clean sweep on the workspace and get the windshield put in.

I did not try to start it, but typically do on most holidays.

The long story is the windshield was kind of a stress riser for me in July because I was trying to use the wrong diameter cord (too thick). I was able to get my son to help on the other side of the glass, and we used some thinner paracord, we were able to get it in place in about 10 minutes.

While cleaning the workspace, I found several tools I had been looking for and an unopened box for the door window channel and guide kit, so I can finally finish the glass and get it weather tight again.

The new stable (pole barn) is coming along... will be working on plumbing and slab then the back wall and doors.





BTW, I'm kind of ashamed of my plain firewall, especially after reading Pugsy's post showing the great bead roller work. I had intended to do some bead work on mine but the metal I got for the FW was too thick, so I just left it smooth.
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Getting ready for concrete. Added a couple of pads for a two post lift where I have extra ceiling height as well.

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It's looking Good and coming along.. At least my Moat is drying up.
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