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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.

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