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Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336724 Sat Dec 07 2019 12:02 AM
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 227
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Here is mine I don’t know why I can’t post pictures in these forums anymore...

Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336726 Sat Dec 07 2019 12:08 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
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Tony, by looking at your images as posted, I suspect they are way too large for our program to handle.

'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
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Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336731 Sat Dec 07 2019 12:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 185
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I have a 26 x 32, and it is always getting smaller every time I buy anything. Plus I rent 2 garages on opposite sides of town to store crap, and cars, plus a heated warehouse spot for my 4100. It's a total of $125 per month. Adds up, but it's a little cheaper than buying a huge place with more taxes/insurance for now. Too late to start over with that plan anyway. I've wasted a lot of time trying to find stuff that I couldn't remember where I stashed it, but it is always where I put it.

Last edited by 4100 Fire Truck; Sat Dec 07 2019 01:03 AM.
Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336735 Sat Dec 07 2019 01:30 AM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 829
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Well all and all it's kinda like the more money you have, the more money you spend and you live to them standards. I hear people all the time talking about how broke they are at the same time I'm towing their BMW and putting it the garage next to 2 more. If you have a 500 sq, you need 1000. If you have a 1000, you need 2000. I have 3000 but I need 4000. As with every thing, as humans, were never happy. Some are content, but never happy.. Be happy with what you have, or could be worse.. ohwell

Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336736 Sat Dec 07 2019 02:08 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,648
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I'd definitely be happy with a 3000 sq ft garage Glenn, you are a very lucky man. Actually I would do jumping jacks for a 1000 sq ft.

1953 Chevrolet 3100
261 cu inch, sm420, 3.55 rear, torque tube still,omaha orange, still 6 volt, RPO green glass, side carrier spare, all done
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Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336739 Sat Dec 07 2019 02:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2019
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Thanks. But the truth of the matter is I really need the rent payment for a write off on my taxes or Uncle Sam would get it anyhow. I figured I should spend it b4 he takes it.....
Looking at your garage and the organization you put into it, you are probably using more sq footage in a 1 bay than some people use in a 3 bay. Nice setup. Its obviously working for ya.. Nice truck too

Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336771 Sat Dec 07 2019 01:53 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 360
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Some of you guys really get innovative when it comes to no space at all. I guess we all have our issues with what we have and we would all like more space. I guess I'm lucky my AD is in out of the weather. Nice to see everybody is getting it done though.

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Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336942 Sun Dec 08 2019 06:42 PM
Joined: May 2001
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I have a friend who can make a U-turn in his garage. I'm jealous.

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1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

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Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1336946 Sun Dec 08 2019 07:04 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,003
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My problem is that I have too many types of projects. One of my biggest projects was building my personal shop. It is the second one I built and I know it still would not be enough room. My biggest key to the space problems is two things. First, I take advantage of all the space I can that is up high. My shop is 36'x56'x14'. I built mezzanines where I use the space for storage. I try to use all nooks and crannys for storage. I get some of the stuff I have out of boxes and hang them up on a wall (more room for more items). The second is cheap reliable storage space. I had a garden shed that needed replacement. After figuring out the costs of these sheds, I instead got a couple of storage containers. The 20' one I use as my new garden shed. I put shelves in it and have big doors for my lawnmower and wood chipper. The second on is 40' and I filled it 1/2 full of shelves for "shop stuff". I also have a 22' trailer I use for some larger items. The thing I like about the storage containers is that they are solid, cheap, movable, and near rodent proof. I bought 2 storage containers for less than the price of a 1 stall garage. They work and they are secure too. I don't need all that stuff in my shop.

Re: *Work-space I wish I had*
olezippi #1337167 Tue Dec 10 2019 03:20 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,751
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This is my future shop as right now it is only being used for storage. Bigger than it looks, it's currently storing 4 trucks (3 half tons and 1 ton and a half Big Bolt), a 27 foot travel trailer, an extra Task Force cab, 2 canoes and a kayak, 2 garden tractors, a lawn sweep, 3 or 4 engines and transmissions and way too many parts to mention (hoods fenders etc), plus tool boxes, ladders, lumber etc.
My brother in-law Terry helped me build it a dozen or so years ago. It features 14 foot side walls, 220 volt power, a 16x42' mezzanine, one each 18x12.and 10x8 overhead doors. A little more insulation and a source of heat is all I need to for it to be a fully year-round functional workshop.

Oh yeah, and the time to enjoy it. Still working full time. But someday .....


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