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Old 06-21-2012, 12:11 PM
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show me your garage!

Where does your 7 sleep?

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

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Old 06-21-2012, 12:30 PM
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:21 PM
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Nice! anything done inside?? wall cabinets? flooring?




I just get so tired of reading horror stories...nice change of pace
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:04 PM
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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
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:37 AM
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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.


Tagging the foundation concrete

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.....


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.

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Old 06-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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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.











Benches fold down from the wall:







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



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.



And there's about a hundred pages of documentation on it all at this link.[/QUOTE]

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

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Old 06-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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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.









Benches fold down from the wall:







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



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.



And there's about a hundred pages of documentation on it all at this link.[/QUOTE]

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

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:55 PM
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^^^^ 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!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:24 PM
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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!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:27 PM
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Wow! Beautiful garages everyone it makes me want to clean mine out and get some flooring done.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:19 PM
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Wow that garage is amazing !
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Can that lift hold up a 4000 lbs 7-series?

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:04 PM
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Just glanced thru your website ..*****!

kick ass shed in the back of the house!!

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com/blog-3/index.html
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:21 PM
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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.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:15 AM
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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..
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:22 AM
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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.
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 gets hot after a while!
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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.
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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. 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
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:21 AM
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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.
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.
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Jenx, as always the house is looking beautiful. Congrats.

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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.
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I thought he said he was a fiction author. All those books seem to be non-fictional. Perhaps he meant non-fiction
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I thought he said he was a fiction author. All those books seem to be non-fictional. Perhaps he meant non-fiction
I know, the name matched 1st on google though, so I thought might as well ask.
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