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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 08racer, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 824

    from Gilbert AZ

    I'm trying to make this yuppie home fit. How do you fellas do it? I kinda like to feel like I'm back in the day when I work on my car. Maybe that's taking it to far.

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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,236


    move from the suburbs, to the center of town. where the old buildings are. If there aren't any up there, try some place that's been around for a while. I drove by some old places on the way to camping in the Chiricahuas last week..
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  3. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,535

    Rice n Beans Garage

    DSC01509.JPG Looking good, keep hanging stuff up, and it will become a natural shrine to your car.

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  4. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 824

    from Gilbert AZ

    I'm working on the signs. All I have are license plates at the moment. And not very old ones. I thought about taking the drywall down to the studs. Doesn't work here.

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  5. jvo
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 227


    Tools, lots of tools.
  6. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,665

    from Missouri

    Damn sure need a different garage door or the window treatment.
  7. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 6,048


    Just scatter a bunch of tools on the floor, toss a few empties around, stack up a bunch of stuff...oh, I thought you asked what my garage looks like when I work on cars....
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,040

    from IDAHO

    Sir you have a worthy start and quality advice so select your lounge carefully... IMG_0043.jpg
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  9. Forget the house. What's the story of that car?
    Ya got more pics??
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  10. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 590

    chop job
    from Wisconsin

    Love this place I spend all winter out here. 20170717_100242.jpg
  11. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 3,267

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

  12. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,029

    from b.c.

    IMG_1803.JPG I had a house built in the 1920's the garage sucked! A nice clean garage with all the tools you really need, a flat smooth floor, and good lights and power far outweigh the loss in vibe from the old shops.
  13. Never2low
    Joined: Jan 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,139


    I'm sure this will get closed due to it being more so Garage Journal material, so I'll chip in my 2 cents, before the axe.
    Leave the drywall, but the first thing I would do is paint the walls a darkish color.
    It will "eat" a lot of your light reflection, making the space a lot darker, but it will knock that fresh clean drywall look out of there.
    Depending on your lighting situation, you may even have to add more, to retain the same amount of light.
    Then work on some signs. Even if you can't afford good (expensive) original ones, the repops will have the same effect.
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  14. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 5,266

    from red oak

    If you want to feel like back in the day, roll it out along the curb, and work on it out in the street. And have 3 or 4 of your friends help as well.
  15. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 1,136


    When I started my garage, I installed 3 things that I consider musts. I bought an old Pepsi machine off Ebay for $10.50 (yes it works and keeps 'em cold). Secondly I bought 2 barber chairs, a 1948 Koken and a 1958 Koken. After that I covered every usable square inch with license plates, old Bonneville posters, shelves, parts, and absolutely every important car thing that has no real value. But now when a friend comes over, we relax in the barber chairs, drink Dr. Peppers, swap lies, solve all the world's problems, and discuss the latest idea to not do to my roadster because it requires me to get up from the comfortable chair, put my DP down and actually get my hands dirty. After 58 years of turning wrenches, I figure I have earned a little relaxation in an area that my wife swears is full of junkyard rejects and inhabited by a grey bearded crazy man. (I think she cheated and peeked in whilst I assembled my cave)
  16. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
    Posts: 1,018

    Nailhead A-V8

    take the valve covers off and start the car beside the shiny walls....very authentic. What ever you do don't use cool old speed parts as decorations put 'em back into circulation
  17. Get some rusty old valve covers and license plates and hang on the walls.
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  18. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 1,173

    from West Oz

    Love the roadster, we need to see more pics. Who cares what the garage looks like with that beauty on the inside :)
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  19. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,573


    Who needs a 50's garage when you have that roadster? Tom, I hate to say it but do a search on Google.
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  20. joe.didio
    Joined: Oct 4, 2014
    Posts: 65


    Garage in progress. DSC02213.JPG
  21. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,777

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    AZ gets pretty hot, taking off drywall will mean either no or exposed insulation. Leave the drywall, enjoy the car, the garage will evolve to suit your needs, or you will move to get an old building as Jim
    suggested. Maybe can build a new/old garage and leave that one for the better half?
  22. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,629

    sloppy jalopies

    Nice lair... nice ride.... do what you like ...
    buddy with a '34 pick up built a "show garage"... a man cave... big roll away toolbox, but he never took his tools out of the plastic bags they came in, one of the guys needed a 1/2" wrench to tighten a battery cable... he had to tear open the plastic bag to get it done... he has never lived that down...
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
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  23. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,446


    I like my radiant floor heat, my heavily insulated walls, my LCD TV, digital tunes, and my newer technology welders, tools, etc. That said, I do have plenty of older stuff, some that is probably older than "traditional".

    Your garage door has been mentioned as not traditional. In my opinion that's taking it a bit far. Your garage door opener and the refrigerator are not traditional either. Where do you draw the line, a coal-fired furnace?
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  24. rjones35
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Posts: 865


    Get rid of the sheetrock, break up some of that concrete, get rid of a few lights, paint everything a darker color, then you can start scattering tools and dirt, and leaves, pans of oil, misc. things to trip over. Oh, and try to make it about half the size it is, maybe a little smaller than that even. Wait, this sounds like my garage now.......
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  25. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,796

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Damn, me I just go work on my stuff.
    My walls are white, my roof is white, my walls full of insulation and ive got lights mounted everywhere I can. traditional or not, I want to be warm and I want to see what im doing. If im under a lowered car trying to swap a tansmission and have ATF running down my arm and dirt falling into my eyes id rather have the rest of the amenities to try to be comfortable
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  26. Steve More
    Joined: Nov 17, 2015
    Posts: 36

    Steve More

    image.jpeg I wish I could get my car in the garage
  27. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 824

    from Gilbert AZ

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  28. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
    Posts: 824

    from Gilbert AZ

    My OCD might have an issue with that.
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  29. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,811


    Yup. It will morph on its own over time (please disregard to OT Caddy hot rod in the second photo).


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  30. robracer1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
    Posts: 488


    Here's part of mine DSC02859.JPG
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