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DriftGirl
06-21-2012, 11:11 AM
Where does your 7 sleep?

It's getting to be a downer with every thread being a complaint or "issue" with the 7 series...

COO
06-21-2012, 11:30 AM
Here is mine.

DriftGirl
06-21-2012, 12:21 PM
Nice! anything done inside?? wall cabinets? flooring?




I just get so tired of reading horror stories...nice change of pace :)

Emeer18
06-21-2012, 02:04 PM
Mine sleeps in the garage. Got shelves held up in the ceiling so nothing will hit it and and a drainage below so i can wash and wax in the shade. Also i've got my music and beer stock piled lol in the mini-fridge lol

DriftGirl
06-22-2012, 10:37 AM
I'm always looking for garage ideas.

I built a small house a couple years ago with my cars in mind.

The plans were 5br's but I altered them to make an extra bay to have a work space.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/DriftGirl/Untitled-1copy.jpg
Tagging the foundation concrete :D
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/DriftGirl/Untitled-3.jpg
One side is "tandem"

Its still unfinished, no flooring,shelves cabinets,etc,etc..

I've got wood "like" flooring for the garage but I think I may go with an epoxy floor.....

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/DriftGirl/Untitled-4.jpg
had the driveway expanded on the side of the house to fit more cars and had a dual faucet installed for hot water to wash them.

Jack Olsen
06-22-2012, 10:57 AM
That's a great starting point.

I don't have a 7 series, but I do have a garage with a lot of space-saving ideas in it. I did all of it myself, learning to tile, weld, set concrete and shop for used industrial cabinets along the way. Pretty much everything in it is repurposed, home-made or second-hand.



http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4681/img0543zm.jpg

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3986/img0440nzs.jpg

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2667/img0467ah.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2066/img0434cp.jpg

Benches fold down from the wall:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9287/img0324yt.jpg

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8748/img0426i.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7200/img0550m.jpg

It looks nice cleaned up, but it's a working garage:

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1904/humpty.jpg

If you want to see a bench-by-bench tour of the place, it's got a website at:

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com

And it's got a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHqixjMXAbo

And there's about a hundred pages of documentation on it all at this link (http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55006&page=1).[/QUOTE]

Oh, and occasionally my little BMW gets to stay there:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads19/328i1318009781.jpg

Jack Olsen
06-22-2012, 10:57 AM
That's a great starting point.

I don't have a 7 series, but I do have a garage with a lot of space-saving ideas in it. I did all of it myself, learning to tile, weld, set concrete and shop for used industrial cabinets along the way. Pretty much everything in it is repurposed, home-made or second-hand.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4681/img0543zm.jpg

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3986/img0440nzs.jpg

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2667/img0467ah.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2066/img0434cp.jpg

Benches fold down from the wall:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9287/img0324yt.jpg

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8748/img0426i.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7200/img0550m.jpg

It looks nice cleaned up, but it's a working garage:

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1904/humpty.jpg

If you want to see a bench-by-bench tour of the place, it's got a website at:

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com

And it's got a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHqixjMXAbo

And there's about a hundred pages of documentation on it all at this link (http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55006&page=1).[/QUOTE]

Oh, and occasionally my little BMW gets to stay there:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads19/328i1318009781.jpg

DriftGirl
06-22-2012, 11:55 AM
^^^^ I remember seeing pictures of yours!!! I actually printed out one of your pictures to show my contractor the lift built into the floor. I think Im definitely doing this!

LOVE YOUR GARAGE! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Db750
06-22-2012, 12:24 PM
That's really nice Jack! I am on the iPhone now, but I look forward to watching the video and checking out the web page later. Awesome 911 as well!

Suri [TBR]
06-22-2012, 12:27 PM
Wow! Beautiful garages everyone :D it makes me want to clean mine out and get some flooring done.

jenkx
06-22-2012, 02:19 PM
Home Sweet Home


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/jenkx11/DSCF4465.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/jenkx11/IMG_2619.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/jenkx11/479c0027.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v175/jenkx11/4057cca4.jpg

beamlord
06-22-2012, 03:35 PM
Wow that garage is amazing !

hd750Li
06-22-2012, 03:40 PM
Wow that garage is amazing !

+1000

Can that lift hold up a 4000 lbs 7-series?

DriftGirl
06-22-2012, 04:04 PM
Just glanced thru your website ..*****!

kick ass shed in the back of the house!!

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com/blog-3/index.html

Db750
06-22-2012, 04:21 PM
Just glanced thru your website ..*****!

kick ass shed in the back of the house!!

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com/blog-3/index.html

Didn't see your garage on the phone earlier, but it is very nice. I like the hot/cold faucet. I'm sure it helps in Seattle for a Winter wash.

Jenx, as always the house is looking beautiful. Congrats.:thumbup:

bluffrides
06-23-2012, 09:15 AM
Very nice garages!!!!..I have done a ton of engine swaps and builds in my little apt garage with tight space , but when i get in my house it will be on!!!

This thread will come in very handy for ideas..:)

DriftGirl
06-23-2012, 09:22 AM
Didn't see your garage on the phone earlier, but it is very nice. I like the hot/cold faucet. I'm sure it helps in Seattle for a Winter wash.

Jenx, as always the house is looking beautiful. Congrats.:thumbup:

Thanks :)

Its been fun building this house from scratrch. Looking forward to doing it again with all of the things ive learned along the way.

The hot water tap is awesome! I HIGHLY recommend it, no matter where u live. Comes in handy cleaning wheels, the driveway,etc,etc...just make sure u have a heavy duty hose and a good spray head :thumbup: gets hot after a while!

pkathee
06-23-2012, 12:06 PM
That's a great starting point.

I don't have a 7 series, but I do have a garage with a lot of space-saving ideas in it. I did all of it myself, learning to tile, weld, set concrete and shop for used industrial cabinets along the way. Pretty much everything in it is repurposed, home-made or second-hand.



This is definitely one of the best home garage set-up I have ever come across. Hands down.

Out of curiosity, do you have prior automobile mechanic background or do you simply purse this as a hobby/ passion?

Reason why I ask is I canít help but notice you have some serious set of tools. Pretty much anything a high profile mechanic shop could wish for. :thumbup:

Carboy7
06-23-2012, 08:30 PM
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q49/DriftGirl/Untitled-4.jpg
had the driveway expanded on the side of the house to fit more cars and had a dual faucet installed for hot water to wash them.

I WANT THAT DUAL FAUCET. :thumbup: I would really love one for the winter; Optimum No Rinse is great and all but you have to be really cautious with road grime and salt during the winter.

If only I had a garage :cry:

Jack Olsen
06-24-2012, 10:21 AM
This is definitely one of the best home garage set-up I have ever come across. Hands down.

Out of curiosity, do you have prior automobile mechanic background or do you simply purse this as a hobby/ passion?

Reason why I ask is I canít help but notice you have some serious set of tools. Pretty much anything a high profile mechanic shop could wish for. :thumbup:
Thank you.

I'm pretty much the opposite of a mechanic -- I write fiction for a living. But in my family all of the other men are engineers, so there's always been some expectation of knowing how to put stuff together -- the idea that if you can't make/fix/transform the world around you, you're not really living in it. Now, my wife would point out that a lot of what I do would be a bargain if we paid someone else to do it. But for me, it's usually more fun to make something than to buy it -- even if it ends up costing more.

And while there's nothing wrong with guys spending a lot of money on tools, I'm too cheap to go out and spend $65 on a screwdriver. If it weren't for second-hand tools, I'd probably be fully outfitted with 'good-enough' Chinese-made stuff. But if I can find a used Metabo grinder, for example, I'll jump on it.

jenkx
06-24-2012, 08:49 PM
Jenx, as always the house is looking beautiful. Congrats.:thumbup:


Thanks!

beamlord
06-25-2012, 01:35 AM
Thank you.

I'm pretty much the opposite of a mechanic -- I write fiction for a living. But in my family all of the other men are engineers, so there's always been some expectation of knowing how to put stuff together -- the idea that if you can't make/fix/transform the world around you, you're not really living in it. Now, my wife would point out that a lot of what I do would be a bargain if we paid someone else to do it. But for me, it's usually more fun to make something than to buy it -- even if it ends up costing more.

And while there's nothing wrong with guys spending a lot of money on tools, I'm too cheap to go out and spend $65 on a screwdriver. If it weren't for second-hand tools, I'd probably be fully outfitted with 'good-enough' Chinese-made stuff. But if I can find a used Metabo grinder, for example, I'll jump on it.

Is this you? http://www.jackolsen.com/jackbook.htm

jenkx
06-25-2012, 05:38 AM
Is this you? http://www.jackolsen.com/jackbook.htm

I thought he said he was a fiction author. All those books seem to be non-fictional. Perhaps he meant non-fiction :dunno:

Rookie2008
06-25-2012, 06:04 AM
:confused:

beamlord
06-25-2012, 06:08 AM
I thought he said he was a fiction author. All those books seem to be non-fictional. Perhaps he meant non-fiction :dunno:

I know, the name matched 1st on google though, so I thought might as well ask.

DriftGirl
06-25-2012, 06:54 AM
:eeps:

Jack Olsen
06-25-2012, 07:30 AM
That's not me. That guy died about ten years ago. We knew each other, since we'd sometimes get emails intended for the other. He was a very nice guy -- and had actually owned a few pre-impact-bumper 911s back when they were current.

I mostly do rewriting work on movies. Nothing glamorous, and you won't see my name on it.

And to keep us on topic, here's a video that shows how the fold-down benches and lift work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj6GqJ3Ip_I

RTGrove
06-25-2012, 07:15 PM
Ill post, but i feel inferior!

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5112/dsc1781o.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/dsc1781o.jpg/)

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2828/dsc1764y.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/dsc1764y.jpg/)

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/2513/dsc1761k.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/827/dsc1761k.jpg/)

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6059/dsc1746d.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/dsc1746d.jpg/)

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/9920/dsc1741w.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/690/dsc1741w.jpg/)

Suri [TBR]
06-26-2012, 12:29 AM
Inferior?! No way! Your garage is beautiful as well :D

DriftGirl
06-26-2012, 08:38 AM
Its not a competition...

Just looking at how people are making use of their space. creative ideas can come from anyplace...regardless of costs involved.

Personally, I like "working" garages...not brand new tools on unused, shiny bench tops.

Creative storage. Jack Olsens amazing lift thats built into the floor ...or fold out tables, flooring ideas, etc, etc...

Just looking for things that work for others ;)

RTGrove
06-26-2012, 10:35 AM
Thanks for the comments! Those pics i took are from when i just finished the floor; not quite as clean/neat now! My wife and i restored the ford in the pic (body off resto), and do the maintenance on it, and i do a lot of the work on the BMW and her Volvo R. Can make a pretty big mess.
From a space standpoint, i built a wooden bench top that folds down off the wall, which has proven very handy (you can see it in the 3rd pic). I used chains to support it, not fold down legs though. Also, I used a lot of pegboard not only for misc storage, but also for storage of air tools, etc.
Starting to shop for a lift now, although it will be a 4-post, not an in-floor.

oldknife
07-01-2012, 01:14 PM
http://www.dwaynefong.com/photos/i-PSMCC4v/0/L/i-PSMCC4v-L.jpg

Lives next to the mini :)

1bad540
07-01-2012, 01:17 PM
wow Rt Impressive.:thumbup:

DriftGirl
07-01-2012, 03:19 PM
stainless steel fridge in the garage...sweeeet!!!!


Looks like that Mini could fit in the 7's trunk! LoL!

DriftGirl
08-28-2012, 02:38 AM
buuump!

MOPAULY
08-28-2012, 04:49 AM
Here is the new scissor lift installed. Adding a second 4 post lift this winter along with a floor repaint and new cabinets.

1bad540
08-28-2012, 06:37 AM
Nice mopauly, 4 car with a lift. Im jealous.

Mr.750
08-28-2012, 05:15 PM
Outside view, where it is parked today, where it parks when the combine is not getting worked on, and the house it is parked at :)

Rookie2008
08-28-2012, 05:19 PM
Nice farm tractor bro! I know they run well over 110k for a 05 or 08. How many acres? I see your 7 buried somewhere in the back:D.

Mr.750
08-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Nice farm tractor bro! I know they run well over 110k for a 05 or 08. How many acres? I see your 7 buried somewhere in the back:D.

That combine thats stealing my parking spot was almost a quarter mil. And its a year old! :dunno::mad: But I think the one your seeing is the older one so about 90k Or a new 7 :) But that BMW is one of the cheaper things in there and doesnt help make money like the other vehicles so he has to sit alone in the back! :rofl:

RTGrove
08-28-2012, 05:37 PM
Hey mopauly, im shopping for a lift now...likely 4 post. Any recommendations?

MOPAULY
08-29-2012, 04:21 AM
Hey mopauly, im shopping for a lift now...likely 4 post. Any recommendations?

Www.gregsmithequipment.com

They've recently added some new 4 posters as well, such as an extra tall, good stuff.

bayerisheteknik
08-30-2012, 10:24 AM
That's a great starting point.

I don't have a 7 series, but I do have a garage with a lot of space-saving ideas in it. I did all of it myself, learning to tile, weld, set concrete and shop for used industrial cabinets along the way. Pretty much everything in it is repurposed, home-made or second-hand.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4681/img0543zm.jpg

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3986/img0440nzs.jpg

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2667/img0467ah.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2066/img0434cp.jpg

Benches fold down from the wall:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9287/img0324yt.jpg

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8748/img0426i.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7200/img0550m.jpg

It looks nice cleaned up, but it's a working garage:

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1904/humpty.jpg

If you want to see a bench-by-bench tour of the place, it's got a website at:

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com

And it's got a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHqixjMXAbo

And there's about a hundred pages of documentation on it all at this link (http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55006&page=1).

Oh, and occasionally my little BMW gets to stay there:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads19/328i1318009781.jpg[/QUOTE]

is the 911 for sale? i like those wiiiiiide rear tires on those rims

djohansen77
08-30-2012, 01:00 PM
New to the site. Lots of information here for my 745. Here are some pictures of my garage with a couple of the other toys. I have a stainless fridge going in and I'm going to epoxy the floor. This is about as clean as it gets though. Definitely a working garage.

Oh. And a pic of the 7.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Bimmer App

Boosejaw
08-30-2012, 01:56 PM
Quick pic of mine, no 7 series tho....
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/sparkyhollywood2/E55/6962dbba.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/sparkyhollywood2/RX7/9b76fdea.jpg

DriftGirl
08-30-2012, 02:32 PM
FD and an SC...AWESOME!

mjrbimmer335i
08-30-2012, 02:51 PM
Quick pic of mine, no 7 series tho....
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/sparkyhollywood2/E55/6962dbba.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/sparkyhollywood2/RX7/9b76fdea.jpg

I don't even see a bimmer! Lol

E92-Lighting
08-31-2012, 01:54 PM
That's a great starting point.

I don't have a 7 series, but I do have a garage with a lot of space-saving ideas in it. I did all of it myself, learning to tile, weld, set concrete and shop for used industrial cabinets along the way. Pretty much everything in it is repurposed, home-made or second-hand.



http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4681/img0543zm.jpg

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3986/img0440nzs.jpg

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2667/img0467ah.jpg

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2066/img0434cp.jpg

Benches fold down from the wall:

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9287/img0324yt.jpg

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8748/img0426i.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/7200/img0550m.jpg

It looks nice cleaned up, but it's a working garage:

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1904/humpty.jpg

If you want to see a bench-by-bench tour of the place, it's got a website at:

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com

And it's got a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHqixjMXAbo

And there's about a hundred pages of documentation on it all at this link (http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55006&page=1).

Oh, and occasionally my little BMW gets to stay there:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads19/328i1318009781.jpg[/QUOTE]

awesome garage, i need one like this too

Tenn
08-31-2012, 02:16 PM
Here's Mine

Rookie2008
08-31-2012, 02:17 PM
Here's Mine

Now that looks Sharp:thumbup: Congrats.

boxtree619
09-04-2012, 10:49 AM
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/543301_3934999343708_38221576_n.jpg

the garage isn't anything special and the e66 isn't mine (it's my fathers). but it sleeps in the garage every night next to my car :)

Suri [TBR]
09-04-2012, 02:56 PM
I like the Supra more :D Have you done anything to it performance wise? It still amazes me how much power those things can run on the stock block :D