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Show your racks or storage of a fully disassembled car parts.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrodhomework, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. hotrodhomework
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 99


    What do you do to store finders,door,hoods,seats,and everything else when you are working on the body.I did a search, nothing on this.I tried to get people to understand a fully assembled car will fit in 16x24 spot but you take it apart it wont.It will almost fit a 32x24 but you got to have room to work on it and keep the parts from getting more dents and misplaced. What I want is how you solve this storage problem?Build racks,shelves or outside storage building.Photos of this storage would be great.The parts are taking over inch by inch.
  2. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,881


    This should be a great post!
  3. Rick S
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 122

    Rick S

    I built this wooden cart with wheels to store all the parts that were just in my way while I worked on the frame and cab of my '52 pickup. It held the entire front clip, and complete bed with the fenders inside.

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  4. one37tudor
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 146


    I have a large space behind my shop the is out of view from any neighbors so what I do it to purchase on of the enclosed poly-tarp structures that you can get almost anywhere.

    I usually get one about 10' X 20' and store most of the take off parts in there. I usually pick one of these units on sale fore about $200.00 and they normally last here about three years but if the top some how gets damaged I just pick up a 20X20 tarp and cover over the top.

    Most of the time I spring for plywood floor also but not always and if I need more room I have space for a second one.


  5. My brother had these and wasn't giong to use them.This was when I was putting them up, they are almost full now.
  6. haha, yeah. a car takes up ALOT more space when you take it apart.
    i built a storage "loft" above the rafters in my garage, it works great. i have hoods, fenders, rims, ect, stored away so i actually have room to work in my two car garage.
  7. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,072


    lots o pallet racking, i bought some smaller stuff at sams club, thats in side the garage, actually pretty good stuff.

    then the shed is a bunch of pallet racking i got for free from some buddies.

    works good.


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  8. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,275


    You don't want to see my system. It's called an attic and I would never want to show it to anyone. :)
  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,692

    from Michigan

  10. hotrodhomework
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 99


    Short on time to get stuff done.Need to get it done quickly and stop spending time moving parts around time and time again and less moving less chances of dents.That why.
  11. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    i'm lucky enough to have two shops.. 45x60 and 28x43, stuffs laying all over the place
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  12. hotrodhomework
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 99


    Stuff laying all over the place drives me crazy.Hard to clean around.
  13. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Always remember to keep plenty of heavy duty zip-lock bags and Magic Markers handy with 4X5 notecards AND your digital camera to take before/after assembly/disassembly pictures and put all the fasteners and small stuff in the bags identified on the bag AND the card inside.
    It doesn't hurt to have a bunch of see-through plastic tubs with covers, Sterilite at WalMart for a few bucks apiece to put the small bags in and mark them before putting them on the shelf.
  14. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I have a Model A PU that is scattered to all points of my garage. Bed against on wall, cab in another corner. frames strapped to the back wall and all the other parts are in the garage attic.
  15. hotrodhomework
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 99


    Boones you got some cool stuff.Your Dads stuff been on mag. covers?
  16. Cutlassboy68
    Joined: Dec 3, 2011
    Posts: 593

    from Boone, Nc

    My Shop is an old general store i converted over to a shop... I have alot of shoe racks i turned backwards and use from the backside which work great for holding parts... they dont roll off the shelf...
  17. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,603

    Kirk Hanning

    I got fed up & started hanging stuff. You wouldn't believe how much of a car can fit inside of itself. I thought about making a "rack" but I know myself so it would become a catch all for even more junk.

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  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,524


    Three sheds full of junk that probably would equal three vehicles if it was all sorted out. Way too big of a mess to show anyone.
  19. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,831


    Spare bed rooms!,when I was working on my 37 I had the fenders and running boards wrapped up in my spare bedroom. When I pulled the front clip the parts went back into the house to keep from getting banged up in the garage and much better then sitting outside.
  20. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I was thinking about something like that. I'm just nervous the one I want to hang wouldn't stand up on it's own and would end up falling down on one of the nicer cars.
  21. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    I have a 12 x 20 garage for storage and a 20 x 22 shop for working in. Fenders, running boards, etc all fit up in the rafters of the smaller garage.
  22. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Fenders and hoods and so on, I hang them on nails on the wall.Cams, a plastic milk crate with pvc tubes jammed in. I am going to build a crankshaft storage rack in my shed either this weekend or next, maybe I will post a pic of that when it is done.
  23. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,774


    hang some steel reinforcing mesh spaced out from the wall by some 2x4. Make a bunch of hooks from fencing wire and you can hang quite a lot of stuff off it and you can see where a particular part is right away when you need it.
  24. 64crump
    Joined: Oct 17, 2011
    Posts: 398

    from Alta Loma

    I knew this picture would come in handy some time.

  25. miraclepieco
    Joined: Mar 17, 2011
    Posts: 103


    I saw a thread titled, "Show your rack." Boy, am I disappointed...
  26. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,683


    I have a 20'x20" shed and easily ran out of room. What isn't hanging on the walls, panels, rear fenders, doors, are hanging on bed frames in the apex of the shed (Seats, hood). There are shelves full of boxes of parts etc, core support etc and more boxes under the stairs inside house and 2 x bedroom cupboards. Body is on stands and chassis is underneath in jig. Rotisserie and engine hoist in other side with front fenders (Too big to go anywhere else), engine and gearbox on stands behind body shell. There is also my compressor and workbench to work around. More stuff including tools on and under the bench.
  27. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498


    No, no, no. This is a waste of time. You don't need to do that. You'll remember where stuff came from and how it goes back together. After all it's not going to be apart all that long. It'll be OK! :D
  28. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,078


    I was given a few sets of pallett racking... but rather then place them end to end along the wall... I put them side by side... creating about 10ftx18ft of space... with one level at 7ft and one at 12ft...
    On top I put up 16ft x 3ft deep 6ft tall shelving to go all the way to the top of the roof.
    Initially I had roll around metal stairs.. but have since put up a nice set of oak stairs that lead to the loft area above the other half of the building, I got rid of them. (still need to build a small pull out extension to get to the 12ft racking level...I use a chair now!)
    All in all it seems to have worked out great as it doesn't really cut into the floor space aside from the one set of legs which are right in the middle of the building... and only 18.5ft out of the 50ft room...

    assembling the upper shelving
    New stairs gave room for the aircompressor and more storage underneath. while still leaving room to get a car in and out from under the pallett racking.
    Not the greatest photo but...looking in through the garage door, you can see they aren't very obtrusive
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  29. I have a set of old heavy duty wooden bunk beds in one of the sheds. I can slide flat parts, or small parts, under the lower bunk, I have the lower and upper bunks to store fenders, hoods, etc. and I can hang smaller items off the head and footboards.
  30. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,486


    Garage with pallet racking, bookcases for small bagged stuff, and a couple vans out back for big bulky stuff. I bought the vans for less than the cost of those cheap sheds. They are waterproof, lockable, have good doors and will provide a bunch of parts when the get parted and scrapped!

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