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post #16 of 39 Old 09-29-2013, 09:48 AM
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That first picture just gave me the chills, it is coming, and I'm preparing my Cherokee so I won't have to be wrenching on a piece of cardboard/carpet.
Yeah that was a few years ago putting my lift on. I had a "good" buddy who's family business has a nice shop with full lift and air tools promise me use of it then not answer my calls for days. That second pic is a heater trying to warm up frozen coil spring insulators that were too cold to come off. I was hot when I got done being cold.


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post #17 of 39 Old 09-29-2013, 10:38 AM
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Peg boards are a must for all the crap you don't normally have a place for: C-clamps, Hacksaws, big pipewrenches, greaseguns, etc. Its also great to get a few of the ring bars for the dozens of screwdrivers, pliers, pry bars-you get the idea. also keep an eye out for stores closing. Those cheap looking thin steel shelf units they have everywhere are a lot stronger than you think and are great for power tools, bolt bins, cans of nails, all the BS you accumulate through a lifetime of honey-dos and garage sales-another great source of garage doo-dads.
I recently got tired of the wooden workbench that was in my garage when I bought the house and bought a section of pallet rack shelving and cut it down to 36" deep x 9' long x 7' high. These will hold anything you come up with provided you put strong enough shelfs on it. For my work surface I used 2 layers of 3/4" plywood with a 1/4" layer of hardwood plywood on top for a sacrificial surface. When its gouged up I can flip it over, use again, and then replace as needed. I bonded the 2 layers of 3/4" with HD wood glue. I have 2x6s about every 12-16" under the plywood. She's solid! I have an upper shelf to throw wood, pipe, long steel stock, etc and the area under the work top is big enough to roll my tool chest, rolling work table, stick welder, air compressor, etc under.
Getting your garage set up to suit your taste and needs takes a while. Don't go overboard in the beginning until you see what you really need and what you can fit. Don't forget a cheap radio and a GOOD fan. Remember to have fun with it-it will become your sanctuary!

I began with a "massive" 2 car garage!! I've never lived in a house with a garage-this was the best part of buying a home to me!!!



Here's a shot of the old workbench-it was fine, but the garage quickly filled-as they do. I needed a redesign to allow more usable space in the garage. I was tripping over myself, esp with a full-blown ground up Jeep build taking place. Diesel engine, 1 ton trans and TC, full-size axles and all the usual bits and pieces leave little floor space for the actual work to take place.


Here's a pic of the freshly completed shelf/workbench before the cluttering, staining, and gouging begins! Check out the difference 4 yrs of abuse has done to my shop-vac!

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post #18 of 39 Old 09-29-2013, 03:04 PM
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Yeah that was a few years ago putting my lift on. I had a "good" buddy who's family business has a nice shop with full lift and air tools promise me use of it then not answer my calls for days. That second pic is a heater trying to warm up frozen coil spring insulators that were too cold to come off. I was hot when I got done being cold.
LOL That's always the case. I'm glad I have a 2 1/2 car garage now. I store 3 Jeeps in it for the winter so I still don't have a great place to work on them when it gets cold out.

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post #19 of 39 Old 10-01-2013, 07:16 AM
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In a buddies shop (spare building) across from work



But mostly in the backyard without a shop on a concrete pad where a shop was.





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post #20 of 39 Old 10-01-2013, 08:07 PM
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I finally cleaned my tiny garage out, because I don't want to work in the snow!
That's why I moved to Florida!

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post #21 of 39 Old 10-01-2013, 08:15 PM
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This space is not quite a year old. The structure is 20 x 30 x 12. Installed a wood stove for the cold winters and a lift to make life a little bit easier.


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This space is not quite a year old. The structure is 20 x 30 x 12. Installed a wood stove for the cold winters and a lift to make life a little bit easier.


Love the lift!! I'm thinking about restoring my fathers horse barn, concrete floor and a lift, it would make working on a car almost enjoyable.

I worked at a service station and the owner would let me use one of the lifts after hours. It was awesome!

How much did yours run ya?
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post #23 of 39 Old 10-03-2013, 07:09 PM
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The lift is GregSmithEquipments: PV-10P. Link here:

http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/Atlas-PV-10P

I picked it up at one of their locations about an hour and a half from me (and in NH... tax free). So $2395 I believe was my OTD price. Of course this lift is overkill for any Jeep, but I have a truck that I wanted to account for.
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post #24 of 39 Old 10-03-2013, 07:25 PM
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Here are a couple of pictures of where I work on mine




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post #25 of 39 Old 10-03-2013, 07:27 PM
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No recent pics, but I've got a nice sandy driveway that I have to put a piece of cardboard or plywood down when I get underneath....I once replaced an AC compressor on a '97 Mercury Cougar in that driveway.....Had to re-replace the orifice tube about 2 days later thanks to a brother in law who decided that dropping the replacement orifice tube in the sand wasn't THAT big of a deal LOL

I really need to get a shop built. There's a couple of pretty decent looking shops in this thread.
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post #26 of 39 Old 10-03-2013, 07:36 PM
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Here's mine. Shabby old garage burned down a couple years ago (not my fault, fire started in neighbor's yard!). This was rebuilt on the old foundation as my personal space.
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post #27 of 39 Old 10-03-2013, 08:35 PM
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post #28 of 39 Old 10-28-2013, 10:06 AM
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Monson, that shop should be laid on its side-you'd have more floor space! Are there plans to build a house or office spaces in the upper space?
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post #29 of 39 Old 10-28-2013, 11:56 AM
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Monson, that shop should be laid on its side-you'd have more floor space! Are there plans to build a house or office spaces in the upper space?
no to your question. the shop area is a small portion of the entire building. the rest of it is a man cave (bar w/ kitchen and upstairs loft) and a car showroom. there is a lot more space in the shop area than the pictures elude to, although when my dad built it, he probably didnt foresee there being 2 jeeps living in there haha



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post #30 of 39 Old 10-28-2013, 12:08 PM
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Haven't done any work in here yet....just closed last week. I did have the garage floor coated before we moved anything in . Should make for a more pleasant work surface.

Anxious to get things organized!



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