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afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we'll show off our garages and workshops. I'm in the process of building me and my friends new garage, since the last one I had burned down.

Here's the old one:



And then someone (not me) did some welding on a gas tank:



Now me and my friend are working on getting a nice garage set up. We've already gotten a lift and a compressor, and now we're working on the workbench and a small storage space for tires and stuff.

Large Ingersoll-Rand compressor I got for free:


First iteration:


Picking up the lift:


Lift, chain hoist and a lot of stuff:


The start of something grand:


The progress so far:


I'm still thinking about the lathe I can get for a song, but it looks like it won't be enough room for it if I'm going to have my project car there.

So, show off your garages!

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afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

bolind posted:

Hey, afen, I remember the burning garage. New place looks cool. Was that also you that had the Audi RS2?

Yes, that's me. Thankfully the RS2 was at home!

A hoist is the greatest thing you can have in a garage! At least you don't have to lie in the gravel outside

I rebuilt the RS2s engine in my garage at home. A metre between the car and my tool chest, but I got it done!

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

It's getting there!

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

It's done! (It's never done)

Lighting and power outlets fitted, and some of my tools hung up. I've got most of my tools in my tool cabinet, and that's where they'll stay.





Got the air tools organized:


This photo was taken last Sunday:

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

bolind posted:

afen, that looks very nice and inspirational. Cool with those relatively tall ceilings. More room for more junk.

Dunno about the windows, but my mate's shop has a somewhat similar setup, and they put up a sheet of plexiglass on the inside of the windows, flush with the wall (so, maybe 10cm of air between that and the windows.) That really improved the insulation and made their diesel powered heater. You could consider something similar.

Thank you! I would like the ceiling to be a little bit taller so that I can max out my hoist, but beggars can't be choosers. It's almost impossible to find a place like this in my city that doesn't cost $$$

The place is pretty cold during the winter, and that sounds like a great tip! I'll look into getting some plexi for insulation.


slothrop posted:

what is the red car? I really can't place it

1974 Opel Commodore

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

The compressor is finally together properly.

Bodged the HP piston ring install last time, so I had to open it up again to replace them once more.

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

Not much new with the garage. I got a refridgerator, but no I haven't found a good place to put it.

Bought a new motor for the frankengrinder I got at an auction:


Changed the radiator and fuel pump on MY GIRLFRIENDS S6:


And I finally hung up one of the essentials in a garage (NSFW):
http://i.imgur.com/nNGfqK8.png

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

Not much happening here..

Got myself a nice steel shelf:


Borrowed a propane heater from a friend, helps during the cold winter:


And I finally moved my almost-free lathe indoors:

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

Slung Blade posted:

Holy gently caress I want that lathe. Shame it's got a little cancer on it. Doing a full restoration on it or just tidying it up for use?

Just tidying it up for now. I think the worn paint looks cool. I haven't had the time to look at it due to work, but there's a new year coming!

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

Antlers? Sure, why not!

afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

I built a shelf for wheels and tires, just to get them off the floor:


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afen
Sep 23, 2003

No fucking shit, lady! Does it sound like I'm ordering a pizza?

Mr. Powers posted:

Those are also cool, and buying them is more likely to happen than building a suspended rack.

I thought about welding something like that up, but I had the wood and lumber laying around.

Cage posted:

Probably the ladder hanging on the wall that is no longer on the wall when hes sitting up there.

Bingo! A bit more work than having the wheels on the floor, but worth it.

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