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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordf1trucknut, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,301

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    WOW. I was happy when the better half let be build my garage when I moved in with her. It is to small at 24 by 30, but way better than the driveway, and the walk up attic leaves a little more room in the actual garage. 0219171715.jpg
  2. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,945


    @squirrel picked right up on the shadow from the inspection tin. That's a swap meet item to look out for. Great score! A few years back, I got a free forklift and gave it to a friend. It was like the industrial revolution at his place. You may find it difficult to go home at night now..
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  3. Some days you win. It certainly looks like you did.
  4. Sporty45
    Joined: Jun 1, 2015
    Posts: 674

    from NH Boonies

    Excellent! Just a little bit jealous right now, my garage doesn't even have heat let alone 18 foot high ceilings!
    Very cool :cool:
  5. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 161

    from Pa.

    A lift and a fork lift and only 17 miles away , when do I get my key to the garage ? Just kidding nice garage . If you need insulation and are looking for the 4x8 sheets of foam check out the guy on Rt 160 going to Berlin he sells 2nds at a reasonable price , but maybe you already knew that .
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  6. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
    Posts: 295


  7. That building has charm. A luck score on your part.

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  8. I'll pile on and say this is way too cool! Hope you keep the vintage look while upgrading!

    It's really neat how we can be so happy for someone else when they get something we'd like!

    Rod-On! :cool:
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  9. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 427

    from PA

    Very Nice building. Congratulations!
  10. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 814

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    What a great score...Congrats!!! I am absolutely green with envy. I would kill for just one more bay in my garage right now... between the tools, hot rod, and motorcycle I don't have any room to work in my little 14x22 attached one car.
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  11. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 18,689


    Congrats! That will be nice!
  12. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,307

    from Essex, Ma.

    Fantastic, congrats, more pics, please!
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 838


    Congratulations. I have always wanted an old business type building. Momma on the other hand might say no way. The bars on the windows idea might give you piece of mind at night. Gary
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  14. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,289


    Swinging steel shutters would work well also and not lose the ambience of the place in the daytime. They can be padlocked.
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  15. Do a build/renovation thread on the Garage Journal. HRP
  16. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 809

    from landis n c

    WOW! Don't buy a lottery ticket cause you already hit the lottery. Is that building on the historical registery in your town? Man you scored a big plus. More picks?????
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 838


    I agree more pics or a virtual video tour. Have fun.
  18. Street Is Neat
    Joined: Oct 11, 2011
    Posts: 155

    Street Is Neat
    from Hat City

  19. Street Is Neat
    Joined: Oct 11, 2011
    Posts: 155

    Street Is Neat
    from Hat City

    Shop getting small
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  20. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,095

    Jalopy Joker

    Ya done good - as stated, security of all types the top priority
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  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,414


    That is too cool. I'd say the first step is to replace or have the locks re-keyed to different keys. If it has matching high qualty locks it only takes a good locksmith a few minutes to do each lock.
    I'd agree on the bars for he windows or shutters that can be closed and locked. A stash of hot rod parts and tools and equipment would be too tempting for the sticky finger brigade.
    I'm getting things cleared out to build my 28 by 30 shop but old fart itus is slowing things down.
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  22. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 3,171


    "old fart itus is slowing things down". MR48chev, Best phrase describing this aging problem I/WE are enduring I've heard, my uncle Arthritis lives with me, PIA guest, but things could be much worse, still walking, talking, "putz-in" just have allow a lot of time for any project of any type. OP, Kool building, HAMB style, Enjoy !
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
  23. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,478

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Awesome,from pic it's about the size our car club had,or could be bigger then. In the 60s we all payed rent,was at that time less then 5$ each pre mouth. "Road Rebels"Miami Fla. Club was great for a doz. years+.
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  24. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,061


    Yup it was an inspection place right up untill bought it. The guy took who was renting it took the sign with him. I have sn old pa insection sign i can put up in its place. But being in the center of town i already get folks stopping in to ask about getting work done...that would further invite folks to stop.

    I picked up materials yesterday to make swinging shutters. I got 18 - 30 x 79 plain smooth door blanks and hinges... i should be able to make them look vintage.

    I also re-keyed it right away after closing...

    I dont plan on taking many tools or cool stuff over till it is a bit more secure... i just have some of my cars moved over.
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  25. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,061


  26. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,432


    Dude that's sweet. Congrats.
  27. Man,you have found a dream garage. HRP
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  28. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,659

    from Michigan

    All the wood. Cool.
  29. Awesome digs! Did you wash the floor or is that condensation?
  30. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,006

    Cliff Ramsdell

    You have found MY dream garage. That place is 100% the way to go, vintage and the coolness of an old shop.

    Love it and I’m subscribed.

    Cliff Ramsdell
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