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Do all our shops look like this?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris F100, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    My shop is soooo extraordinarily bad it defies photography. Two types of folks walk into my shop - those that wonder whether they should actually leave their project with me in this mess, or those that think it is the coolest place on the planet! I'm pretty careful about who gets back there these days! Oh, by the way, What's a snow blower? anything like the opposite of my swamp cooler?

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  2. fordwrench
    Joined: Feb 12, 2012
    Posts: 68


    Mine has 6 motorcycles (2 other ones in the house) a quad, 2 cars and WAY too much stuff.
  3. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Thought I was doing great keeping my '53 Triumph in the living room for the first 2 years my girlfriend lived here!
  4. tikidiablo
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 853

    from so cal

    The A team Vette belongs to your wife? LUCK-EEEEE!
  5. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,354

    from Arizona

    Mine looks a bit like that. My 57 with a few parts off of it getting painted. Harley pushed in the back wall. JD lawn tractor w/plow on it waiting for a big snow. 3 tool box sets. I only have a maze I can walk through. I should be on that "Hoarders" show.
  6. tommy, when did you move into my shop? Yours looks just like mine.

  7. I will post a pic as soon as i find the camera!
  8. Willy301
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,426


    Well my shop is getting cleaner, in fact, when I get this current project done, I think there will be nothing in the shop, as most of the stuff belongs on the project. So with the current project being a bit O/T, any pictures would be O/T as take my word for it:rolleyes::D. I would also mention that the "clutter" is part of my security...if the crooks can't find it, they can't steal it!
  9. geez!! That looks exactly like my garage!! All model a stuff!
  10. not much but its mine!

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  11. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 904

    from Sweden

    Echo echo, echo....

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  12. jesse1980
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,355


    if we kept are garages clean we would never have time to work on our cars!!!!!!!!!!
  13. hahahaha

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  14. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    My 24 foot enclosed race car trailer is now a storage spot for my '65 vette and misc. parts and junk, I rent a 20 x 20 foot storage unit that houses my '31 5 window coupe project plus misc. parts, engines and junk, and my 2 car garage houses my Harley, two engines, tools and my '39 Olds coupe gasser project with barely enough room to walk around it. A 60 x 100 foot shop would be nice.
  15. Powerband
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 542


    I have two bays, "shop/tool cage" area and rough attached shed for compressor, flammable& crap storage and dirtiest work. I try to keep storage off the floor space and welding/ grinding sparks.

    Wintertime I clear a bay to keep wife's car out of worst weather and have the space ready for winter vehicle repairs.

    It's her house but my garage...

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  16. koth
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 161


    Mine looks like Tommy's too. The basement is a close second!
  17. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    I feel much better now. I figure this will be my last project so there won't be a lot of torn apart stuff anymore. Then I can clean it up and put away anything else. I'm not sure I will be comfortable in a clean shop with nothing torn apart on the work bench.:D I guess I'll just have to deal with it when the time comes. I've always said that when I get too old to work on the real stuff, I'll pull out all my old partially built models and play with them.
  18. fish3495
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 111


    I have been comparing my shop to the one's photographed in HotRod Magazine. It's always made me feel somewhat inferior. Now that I've seen your shops, I feel much better about myself.

    Rick Fish

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  19. gdub
    Joined: Sep 16, 2004
    Posts: 202


    This was the last time mine was anywhere near clean.

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  20. pgj
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 137

    from aurora co.

    Mine was semi clean than my kid started working on one of his cars in there and "rearanged" everything. He's since moved out and i've been afraid to go out there yet
  21. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,282

    from Kansas

    I feel your's my little shit hole. Always a mess and packed. I built a lean-to addition on one side last summer to help "organize", now it's full too. I did move my Honda out...and then put my Harley in so didn't gain squat there. Oh...and my dog lives in there too. I'm not complaininig though, so many guys work outside with no cover at all!!

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  22. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 643


    Boy I'm glad in not the only one!!!!!
  23. _ogre
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 127

    from Motown

    is it ironic that garage and garbage have the same basic spelling? :D

    half of my shop doubles as a wood shop, that's were the real mess happens.
  24. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,843


    Well, I spent a couple of hours on it yesterday and did get the floor pretty well swept and some things moved around so I could walk in and out.

    Buying a bunch of long wanted equipment in the past couple of years hasn't helped the space situation.
    The mig, different torch setup, bandsaw, stainless topped workbench and drill press all take up room that I had available before.
    I think the bottom junk collector shelves on the sides are going to get moved or removed to gain some side room.
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  25. tjmercury
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 589


    Yup, prolly worse, but I figure that if I cleaned it, I wouldn't be able to find anything...organized chaos!
  26. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,192


    Yep. This year I decided to install a blade on my lawn tractor. So now I have to keep it handy along with the snow thrower, two project cars, a gantry crane, 3 engines with trannys, numerous tool boxes, and blast cabinet. Well you get the picture. I am constantly stumbling over everything. But as they say it's a labor of love.
  27. The 41Dude
    Joined: May 10, 2007
    Posts: 188

    The 41Dude

    I just spit my cola on my laptop!!!
  28. pakrat
    Joined: Feb 16, 2006
    Posts: 95


    My wife says I have to much junk, I say not enough!!!

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  29. greasybearpaw
    Joined: Feb 1, 2012
    Posts: 37


    hey it aint junk its useable parts
    the real question is what the hell are we gonna use em on
    now where did i put that milled head for the 2 stroke weedeater
  30. bikersteve
    Joined: Oct 19, 2008
    Posts: 155


    It started out looking clean and orderly.....


    fast forward a couple of months.....


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