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Old 02-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #21
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Here is more the race car is mine and my dads and the Roush is dads, my apartment doesn't have a garage so I use his but he uses my tools so a fair trade off
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Alright man....you win. I've got a garage and tools, but I'm ashamed to show 'em after seeing all that.
I'm so damn jealous right now...
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:38 AM   #22
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Alright man....you win. I've got a garage and tools, but I'm ashamed to show 'em after seeing all that.
I'm so damn jealous right now...
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Take pride. Its not the size of your tools that matter its what you do with them.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:22 AM   #23
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #24
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:11 AM   #25
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Great pictures. But I am wondering how many of you cleaned up the shop for a pretty picture. I am thinking that would not be the case. And, I am also thinking that there is no relationship between a clean shop and proper care (maintenance/PM) of ones car, except perhaps washing it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:37 AM   #26
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Judging from the cleanliness of the car and organization of the garage, I can tell you know your way around keeping the E46 in top shape.

Kudos. That car is mint.
Thanks man! The E46 has been a fun hobby that's for sure.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #27
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Clean car. is that overspray under the rear wheel well?
Unfortunately not. That's me getting lazy. I used to reach in and clean the underside of the well, now I just clean whatever my "cleaning glove with fuzzies" will reach.

I'll get to it again soon. Having a kid has taken away some of my personal time.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #28
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My garage is rather small, but I love working outside. The previous owner of our property put concrete everywhere. My wife hates it, I love it, I can park 5-6 cars around the house.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #29
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I'll snap some pics tonight of mine(currently in an apt while the house is being built), once the house is completed I have will have a 3 car garage to work in
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:09 PM   #30
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My garage is rather small, but I love working outside. The previous owner of our property put concrete everywhere. My wife hates it, I love it, I can park 5-6 cars around the house.
Sweet projects man! I'm picking up an old jeep soon to start working on soon

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #31
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I'll snap some pics tonight of mine(currently in an apt while the house is being built), once the house is completed I have will have a 3 car garage to work in
I'm in the same boat. Lol. I keep all my stuff at my parents house still. They have a big garage and driveway. Apartment living sucks! Cant wait to close on the house.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #32
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Alright man....you win. I've got a garage and tools, but I'm ashamed to show 'em after seeing all that.
I'm so damn jealous right now...
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Haha thanks ya no she isn't lol

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #33
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:55 PM   #34
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #35
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Thanks. Most of the time, the space is reserved for my weekend car.



And there's a lot of functionality built into the place. In the picture up above, you can see that there are two workbenches on the left-side wall that fold down from the wall when a car isn't parked there.

There's also a lift that I built into the floor. Here's how much floorspace it eats up:



And here's what it does at the push of a button:



And yes, the shop does get pretty dirty.



But it cleans up quickly and easily, since there's a place for everything.

I made it all myself. The total budget for the cabinets, floor, benches and lift was under $3,500. In this picture, for example, I made the bench on the left by cutting a damaged Equipto cabinet in half and adding a blank drawer space by the vise what has my air reel in it (sideways). To the right of it is a tool chest I made by taking the good parts from two damaged Lista cabinets and welding them into one taller-than-stock cabinet. It did it in a way that would allow the drawers to come all the way out without contacting the steel bench you see just to the right.



There are ten workbenches in the place. And a few tons of steel cabinetry. You can take a tour of the place at the website I made for it: www.12-gaugegarage.com

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:23 PM   #36
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Damn that garage is awesome
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #38
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #39
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So far, this is the best.
This garage is the shizzzney... Lol... Only thing i didnt like the way that it raises the car... It covers the whole middle..
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #40
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I would assume the floor tile could be removed to access the drive train. Spend all that money and design time to say opps forgot about that.
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