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Old 06-25-2012, 06:54 AM
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:30 AM
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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:


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Old 06-25-2012, 07:15 PM
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:29 AM
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:38 AM
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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
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:35 AM
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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.

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Old 07-01-2012, 01:14 PM
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:17 PM
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:19 PM
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Looks like that Mini could fit in the 7's trunk! LoL!
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:38 AM
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:49 AM
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Here is the new scissor lift installed. Adding a second 4 post lift this winter along with a floor repaint and new cabinets.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:37 AM
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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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
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:19 PM
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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.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:31 PM
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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.
That combine thats stealing my parking spot was almost a quarter mil. And its a year old! 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!
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:37 PM
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Hey mopauly, im shopping for a lift now...likely 4 post. Any recommendations?
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:21 AM
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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.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:24 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.
Oh, and occasionally my little BMW gets to stay there:

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is the 911 for sale? i like those wiiiiiide rear tires on those rims
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:00 PM
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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.

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Quick pic of mine, no 7 series tho....

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:32 PM
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FD and an SC...AWESOME!
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:51 PM
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:54 PM
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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.
Oh, and occasionally my little BMW gets to stay there:

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awesome garage, i need one like this too
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:16 PM
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