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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 08racer, Oct 24, 2017.
Here are some ideas for a traditional themed garage.
WOW!! I like that one. Bricks and tin!
I don't consider myself a snob but I'm all done with traditional garages at 70 years old. I spent too many years in the dirt on a cold concrete floor or at the curb streetside. I want roominess now and I've got to have heat, a/c, electricity powering super bright lights. I want a lift now, a phone near by and music plus TV. Of course I need a husky compressor and better tools than what I started out with in the late 50's. It's time I pamper myself a little bit. I dont need dampness, darkness, or tripping over shit any longer.
Don't piss money away on decorations and the like.
Make your garage a good space to work in and a comfortable space to enjoy the hobby.
It's not so much what's on the walls but what is on the floor (your hotrod & equipment)!!
The better an area is to work in, the more joy you will get from it!
Just my thoughts, tools and parts should be the priority!
I'm an old guy (72) who works in his shop most every day, especially during the Wisconsin winter, love it there!!
That shop looks more like a sterile operating room,it's too neat and clean. HRP
It will come. Don't rush natural beauty.
Estate sales, car swap meets, side-o-road findings.
Rome wasn't burned in a day.
You want a old traditional feel,buy more junk and throw it in every nook and cranny. HRP
Not a nail that doesn't have something hanging on it... But what nail did I hang it on ?
Salamander heat, has some sheetrock screws but no sheetrock...
I am a pack rat... when I finally get on the road I am going to throw away everything I have not touched in the last 5 years...
My old shop was dark. I wanted my new shop (1946 dairy barn) to be bright. I painted, insulated, and built a vintage looking workbench with a tool wall and old porcelain lights above.
I want a beer stand like that! Hot Rod wouldn't hurt either! Joe
Where is this?
I just keep bringing in junk & not get rid of any.
I'm in suburbia too. When this bucket is done it will be time to do up the garage plus a checkered floor. It's a blank canvas. Make it cool.
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Some good looking cars in here. I'm getting a lot of ideas on the decor. Although I could always decorate with more hot rods
I know somebody said to go over to the garage site, but I wanted to see what the HAMB fellas are doing.
Cover your walls with photographs of Customs. The top pic was in my dads garage.
Mine falls under the fill it full of junk.
I have tried my damnest to clean it out but it is tough. I need to get rid of.... or get more storage.
In my old garage I covered the walls and cabinets with old Car and Hot Rod Calendars pictures. The newest garage is getting covered with pictures from places I've been with buddies and their cars. I've recently reserved a spot I call the wall of shame. There I am hanging pictures of my friends and family's Hot Rod's. As I take them or aquiew them from them. Joe
I'll bet $100 that you don't throw the stuff away. If you do toss it, let me know a couple days in advance, 'cause going through your dumpster will be worth more than $100 to me.
I know you said to ignore it, but I just can't.
Mostly because you called that red thing a hot rod.
No way in hell is that a hot rod, not ever, not even close.
My walls are covered in Dave Mann art.
You don't know me ebbs.... when i'm done with something, there ain't much left...
but, the last time I did have a clean out, I threw the junk onto an old snowmobile trailer, I grabbed something off the trailer every day...
Right now I'd kill for that garage. Why overthink it Just be happy with what you have. Bright white walls reflect what light you have back to what you are working on and make it easier to work. They also make great places to put your signs or posters as time goes along.
My garage is the small 1 car building that my grandfather built to keep his 36 Chevy in when he bought it far as I can tell. It may be older than that but I don't think so. I can't get a car in it and can barely get though the equipment I have in it. That and three engines on stands. I work out in the dirt and gravel driveway.
Lots of ways to make the inside of your garage look older without messing it up. What about finding used shiplap and covering a wall or two or using beadboard or other vintage looking but new material over the sheet rock if it doesn't spin your wheels. Watch a few episodes of Fixer upper and they are always using old or old looking materials in their house redo jobs. Meanwhile I'll be out in the dirt laughing at that son of a gun who is whining that his garage looks too new for his car while I move around on my new piece of cardboard that came with the new trans cooler for the daily.
Go ahead and get more storage and watch what happens. You THINK you'll have more room but you'll get more junk
That's what I'm trying to do with this little building. I want to make it kind of a traditional garage/hang out area. I want to put a pot belly stove over where the pile of driveshafts is now and replace the door with a barn door.
I like that door just like that! The pet coon adds to the comfort zone! Joe
Here is mine. I enjoy the feeling when hanging about and building cars.
don't forget a little neon.....
Hey Rob, I love your new '50!
Same shed, different day.
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