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Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby lotusrepair » Fri 06.04.2018, 02:33

The lifts arrived and went together without too much effort. Still trying to decide where to hang all the artwork.
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Saltire » Fri 06.04.2018, 08:51

Pictures please so we can be envious :D
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby John_W » Fri 06.04.2018, 12:43

If it’a an American-sized garage, I’m envious already.
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby lotusrepair » Fri 06.04.2018, 15:31

I realized that the photos I thought were uploading were all too big. I tried to upload again and still had problems so here is a link to a few shots.

Garage is 1500 sg ft with a 1000 sg ft 2nd fl. Still trying to figure out the last of the artwork locations. The to do list is to move the sandblast cabinet, compressor, alignment, lathe, mill, tire changer/balancer and other items in still. Second floor is storage, wood shop and an area for my wife.

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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Artaban » Fri 06.04.2018, 16:30

We wouldn't call that a garage in England...more of an Industrial Park.

:D When you have to stand 50 yards away from it to get it all in the picture that what I call a proper garage and its bigger than most places where I get my car serviced. I want one.

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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Saltire » Fri 06.04.2018, 19:11

lotusrepair wrote:I realized that the photos I thought were uploading were all too big. I tried to upload again and still had problems so here is a link to a few shots.

Garage is 1500 sg ft with a 1000 sg ft 2nd fl. Still trying to figure out the last of the artwork locations. The to do list is to move the sandblast cabinet, compressor, alignment, lathe, mill, tire changer/balancer and other items in still. Second floor is storage, wood shop and an area for my wife.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/108090035 ... 5346857915


2500 sq ft is bigger than my house . . .

But you forgot to mention the coffee machine, ice cream maker, squashy old sofa and copious quantities of automotive porn
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby lotusrepair » Fri 06.04.2018, 21:04

No coffee maker but there is a bid tv on the wall. You might notice the racing simulator.

The garage has been years in the planning. My dad passed down a large amount of tools and we needed a place for them. I grew up with a dad that loved to restore cars and built the garages he wanted. His tools are a way of honoring his legacy and the cars he left me to care for. Added to our own it makes a large collection that needed more space. I just brought the sandblast cabinet home today.

My Lotus collection of artwork and other items finally has a place to be displayed. The 2nd fl is taking in all the excess items of the house so we can start working on the house.

I should have made the building 5ft wider as I try and setup all the tools that I have.

Just think about the estate sale my wife will have when I die.
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby John_W » Fri 06.04.2018, 23:40

Fantastic! :bananasex:
Can I come and live with you? :porn:
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby HJ2 » Sat 07.04.2018, 08:17

Wow...
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Saltire » Sat 07.04.2018, 09:31

:bowdown: :clap: :clap:

A wonderful tool collection, and a great home for them.

Next LEC gathering in Maryland, then :lol:
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Rambo » Sat 07.04.2018, 16:08

That's not a garage. It's a luxury hotel for cars :wink:

If only your M100 engine bay was as clean and tidy :poke:
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby HJ2 » Thu 28.02.2019, 21:29

This is how we do it in tiny Europe:

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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Giniw » Thu 28.02.2019, 21:37

Very nice HJ2!! 8)
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby HJ2 » Thu 28.02.2019, 21:54

I'm a happy and proud man. Allmost finished now! Just electrics (as you can see) Painting and decoration off course. :bananasex:
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Giniw » Thu 28.02.2019, 22:43

Yep, and then tinkering with the Elan. And then, maybe, finishing the house! :lol:

(as for the decoration, I would suggest this: https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/t ... ent-827618https://www.thelotusforums.com/shop/hom ... oster.html)
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby sideways » Fri 01.03.2019, 00:50

I started with a 4 car (American size cars) garage and an integral workshop of approx 15' x 24' and once she had helped me redesign the space...this is how I parked the cars.

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She took half the garage space and the workshop.
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Simon_P » Fri 01.03.2019, 08:16

Nice garage HJ2!

That is indeed how you do it in Europe. Here in the UK we make do and mend with old kitchen units, cheap shelving, and a selection of battered old toolboxes.
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby HJ2 » Fri 01.03.2019, 09:33

Simon_P wrote: old kitchen units, cheap shelving, and a selection of battered old toolboxes.


That reads like the 9 years before i moved to my new home.
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby HJ2 » Fri 01.03.2019, 09:34

sideways wrote:I started with a 4 car (American size cars) garage and an integral workshop of approx 15' x 24' and once she had helped me redesign the space...this is how I parked the cars.

She took half the garage space and the workshop.


What did she do with her 'halve' then?
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Re: Almot finished getting the new garage ready

Postby Rambo » Fri 01.03.2019, 18:57

HJ2 wrote:I'm a happy and proud man. Allmost finished now! Just electrics (as you can see) Painting and decoration off course. :bananasex:


Very nice HJ :smt023

PS I've heard that El Geoffos is good with electrics :twisted:
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