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Old 02-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #41
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #42
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #43
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Jack Olsen is on the garagejournal, and no the tile doesn't come off to acces the center. Those lifts have a solid pan, but you can buy the ones that just have runners.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:27 PM   #44
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Yeah, that green-cabineted one with the Porsche is serious garage p0rn.

With Minnesota winters, I don't think I could do anything like that. I've got slush and ice and so much crap in my garage that I can only dream about something so nice.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:43 PM   #45
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Thanks, guys. I'm the guy who built the green garage.

The lift wouldn't make sense for most cars. But I got it for my 911, which has a flat belly pan where it contacts the lift. All of the engine, transaxle and exhaust is accessible when it's up there.



I have used it for my other cars, with blocks at the lifting points. If I did a lot of work on them, I would have gotten a more conventional lift. (But this one was a deal I couldn't pass up at $455, second-hand.)

You can see the lift in operation in a short video that came out two weeks ago.



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Old 02-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #46
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[QUOTE=Jack Olsen;15140189]Thanks, guys. I'm the guy who built the green garage.


This is awesome. What was the cost of that lift? I want to add this to mine!
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #47
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We have a garage in our house, but it is only used for parking cars. All the work is done in this pole barn behind our house. I keep saying our because it is my parent's barn and I still live at home. (I'm not a deadbeat, I'm in high school still!) The barn is full of tools and shop equipment, but can be easily converted into a party space complete with surround sound, a movie screen (the white thing on the back wall) disco lights, full kitchen, pool, air hockey, ping-pong, foosball, etc. It's a great multipurpose area. That is my E46 on the left and my dad's Honda S2000 on the right.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #48
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Wow.. Didnt know Jack was also a member here as well... the things you learn.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:55 PM   #49
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i have to say all the garages here are respectable.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:11 AM   #50
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here's mine - a total mess from my previous OFHG, cooling system overhaul, FRP (fluid replacement program),... Gonna clean it and get ready for my next activity - CCV and plastic replacement program (intake tubes, ICV bellow,...)

Notice the device on the left - its a double-barrel keg machine. Currently stocked with Yeungling and Magic Hat #9.

True story: the Magic Hat tap handle is a hockey puck. Its the the one that broke my wifes nose in 2005 at a Caroline Hurricanes game. She still wont touch that thing.

My bar is always open, will come in handy during my CCV replacement.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #51
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Notice the device on the left - its a double-barrel keg machine. Currently stocked with Yeungling and Magic Hat #9.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #52
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Like to keep mine tidy...





thats clean...and interesting
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Who the heck is the chick ^^ lol
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More so just a table with my 190E parts. I'll try and get pics of tools as well.

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Who the heck is the chick ^^ lol
I like how in the pic of "checking the air pressure" the air hose is passing THROUGH the wheel and popping out the other side...

kind of weird - but I am intrigued to see more (I know you young guys will not)...
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I like how in the pic of "checking the air pressure" the air hose is passing THROUGH the wheel and popping out the other side...

kind of weird - but I am intrigued to see more (I know you young guys will not)...
I think more should be shared to you through private messaging instead of being posted publicly.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:52 AM   #57
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Who the heck is the chick ^^ lol
My wife. She checks the tyres on my bikes and cars for me... But as has been spotted already, she's not very good at it!!!!

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:14 AM   #58
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I'm sure making her do it again and again is all part of the fun
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Finally got around to cleaning it. Back to normal. Also showing off my favorite tool in the garage - a "double-barrel".
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My wife. She checks the tyres on my bikes and cars for me... But as has been spotted already, she's not very good at it!!!!
Obviously she just needs to keep at it. Try till she gets it. Ha ha.
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