Oh, and here is my basement shop were the CJ was restored but now is in the garage covered up for the winter. Most all my mechanical and electrical work gets done in the basement where it's heated and close to the beer, air compressor, welder, office, sandblaster, powder coating, shop press and all the wood working equipment you can think of.
This is my shop. 30x40 with 16 ft side walls. Heated, insulated, enclosed office and throne room. Side x side fridge and poker table. 80 gallon compressor, Miller 252, torch, and 3 roll aways. Nice place to spend my weekends and hide from the wifey with my buddies. There is always something in there being worked on and they are mostly not mine.
Just beware, despite popular opinion, de-chroming your Jeep will not make it climb Everest, ford the Pacific, out run John Force, crawl up the side of the Grand Canyon, tow D-11 dozers out of the mud or even start every time for that matter. You need hi-steer for all that...
The F100 is almost done (been down for 5 years now, should be driving it by June!!) it only gets cold here occasionally so no use for insulation, the shop heater was a Christmas gift so I went ahead and put it in, works a little to well!!
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Originally Posted by vindicated
It's like dads new mistress. You hate her until you see her boobs.
Originally Posted by ionakana
I bet the new bike riding monkey will pedal a lot faster!
My attached garage after a nine month rebuild. Drywall, insulation, paint, epoxy floors, and installation of home built cabinets. Except for some help with painting and the epoxy from my wife, I did all of the work. It was a great excuse to purchase a drywall lift and a few other construction related tools I didn't have. It's not as clean and tidy now and several more stationary tools have been moved in since the photos were taken. I still have some trimwork to do as well as run my airlines and install air hose reels, but it's mostly complete.
I'd be embarassed to show photos of my 24'x45' pole barn. It's stuffed almost to the gills with tractors, a '69 Chevy pickup project, my CJ6, pallet racks full of Jeep parts/engines/tcases/transmissions/etc. One of my priorities this spring is to make it a workable space again and get rid of some things that I might use someday, but probably will never get to.
My place to work on the CJ is also where I make my living. I started building the shop in October of 1998 and moved into it in December of 2000. Built it pretty well myself while still working my regular job. It measures 30' x 60'.
Skerr. I have power poles to do my pole barn. Did you pour concrete first and set poles on top, or put the.poles in the ground and concrete around them?
Pole barn was first... built it for boat storage. When I traded "the boat" for a Jeep, I enclosed it. Formed around the 6 X 6s. Slab is about 6" thick around the edges for load-bearing capabilities. The rest is ~4". I wish I had enclosed the eves. I get all kinds of dust in there.
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