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

  1. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
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    from Gilbert AZ

    Funny story... Grandpa always said if you feel ill a bottle of whiskey and a heavy blanket will make the fever go away in the morning.
     
  2. JimSibley
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    IMG_0199.JPG IMG_0779.JPG IMG_0781.JPG IMG_1097.JPG IMG_0258.JPG I like my shop, it's old dirty and full of crap.
     
  3. hudson48
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    This thread prompted me to go in the garage and start a clean up. I had stuff all over the place. Still have to do the area in front of the roadster(last picture) and reorganize the tools and get rid of some useless stuff there. At least I got the back area done and actually took the roadster out and cleaned it. The Riv got a clean on Saturday. It will be the car of choice to go to Yamba Hot Rod Runin a couple of weeks.
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  4. Stogy
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    Holy Goldilocks Batman that a Perty Spiffy looking Roadster @hudson48...oh and and nice garage too...;)
     
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  5. clem
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    Yep, saw that roadster at Cooly rocks last June, - really nice, although it never seemed to be parked, only saw it driving around, ( like they should be)
     
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  6. spanners
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    Dare I point out the bleeding obvious. I don't think I saw one scantily clad female calendar or poster on the walls or was I too busy checking out the cool cars and tools.
     
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  7. oldsjoe
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    I'm pretty sure they were behind the camera taking the pictures! ...........Well I guy can hope right! Joe
     
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  8. My shop (and home) were built by a man in 1934, according to my neighbors that grew up next door he built dirt track and drag cars out of the shop for most of his life and where the home is that butts up to our property is now at was a home made small dirt oval he would test cars on. Now im not posting a picture because the shop looks like its been hit by a tornado right now but its just a block building with a cracked old concrete floor, but it more than does the job of keeping all my junk in one spot.
     
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  9. enloe
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    from east , tn.

    I wish my garage was bigger so I could put more stuff in it:) gar1.jpg DSCN6328.JPG Some of my stuff has to sit outside
     
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  10. oldsjoe
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    I have that problem enloe! More junk than a garage will hold! Joe

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  11. RR
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    Based on what I have seen so far, the traditional term is used to invoke the sense of old times, not traditional in the terms of how it used to be done. The real old style garage would be dirt floor in a small tin shack with no heat or insulation. Definitely not a lot of signs hanging on the walls- take a look at some of the old movies like Thunder Road. Today's traditional shop has more money hanging from the walls than it does on the car that is housed in it. And is kept better than the house I grew up in! They are nice to look at, for sure. Some real nice places in this thread.
     
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  12. squirrel
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    yup, this is what I think of as a traditional garage. Although we didn't even have a shade tree when I started playing with cars.

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  13. Fabber McGee
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    Jim, what is that smaller fella wearing over his lower legs? Are those snake bite stoppers? Don't look like part of his boots. My dad dressed about like the guy in the cap most of his life. Cool picture of a big garage.
     
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  14. Mr48chev
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    Some of the dirt floor comments reminded me of a couple of friends who ran a dirt track car in Texas in the early 70's. Worked on it in a dirt floor attached garage where my buddy hauled a couple of clean cardboard boxes that Pontiac hoods came in every couple of weeks and added another layer on top of the layers already there. When the owner finally put in a cement floor it took him a couple of days and a couple of truck loads to get all of the cardboard hauled off so he could get down to the dirt.
     
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  15. I had so much shit in my little 1 car garage I couldn't work. [AACH] garagebefore.jpg
    So I bought a few wall lockers and shelving, sold off the extra stuff at swap meets and put the big stuff in a rented storage garage. Then I put shopcabinet2012.JPG my welders, extra tools, power tools, workbench in the room next to the garage to give me room to actually work in my "shop" 34readyforrearaxle8_15.jpg
     

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  16. Fabber McGee
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    I've got a buddy in Wickenburg AZ who has his little shop so full of tools and motorcycles that his automotive projects (mostly flat hood Jeeps) all happen out in front on the sandy gravel. He's in the garage door business, so lots of cardboard flooring in stock at all times. Easy to clean the floor, just roll it up and stick it in a trash can vertically.
     
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  17. Yeah, problem is, these days, "friends" are always too "busy" to help and a miserable neighbor will call the authorities on you. Having your own garage is nice. Used to have a Model T garage, as cool as it was, it was useless, unless you had a Model T and all you wanted to do was park it in there. Have a 24x41 now and at times it feels small.
     
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  18. oldsjoe
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    Nice work rocky! That is a sweet place to turn wrenches now! My garage looks closer to your first picture! Joe

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  19. mike bowling
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    I've got 'em all over the place, but the HAMB porno police yelled at me for posting!
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    Funny thing about any space you have to build IN- having a roof and a solid floor is HEAVEN.
    The first car I built was started ( secretly) in a shipping container with 12 volt headlights strung up for lighting. My garage now is only 24 x 14, but I live in it ( almost).
     
  20. topher5150
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    Looks like my garage

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  21. charlesf
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    Some photos of the fauxbanger in situ in my shop. I spent nearly 3 weeks cleaning, hauling to the scrapyard, and painting the floor after I finished the car this summer. The mural is courtesy of my wife, and was inspired by Peter Helck's rendering of Old No. 16, the Hupmobile racer which now resides at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. IMG_6409.JPG IMG_6411.JPG
     
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  22. oldsjoe
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  23. charlesf
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    Thanks, Joe. I certainly think she has a gift. Her studio is in the other half of the shop building.

    Chuck
     
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  24. squirrel
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    I figured I ought to find an old picture of how we used to work on cars...this is from 1975, I was 14, we eventually rented a tripod and chain hoist, and pulled out the engine.

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  25. jimdillon
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    Charles nice car, very nice clean shop and of course a very nice rendering of Peter Helck's Old #16. I would not doubt if you had a temporary slip but it was a Locomobile and not a Hupp. Funny thing I was in Harbor Springs a number of years ago and saw a weather vane with the #16 car-absolutely stunning piece from the early part of the last century. I asked the shop owner what he wanted for it and he told me $55,000. I asked him if he knew what he was and he knew very little. I have two copies of both of his books on his artwork and have several prints of his racing artwork. My favorite artist-hands down. Would have loved to have owned the weather vane but I passed.
     
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    NWRustyJunk.I had a pet raccoon when I had my body shop.He was a blast.I have raised a few more. I tried to get one for a pet this summer but they were always too big.Then one night I had 2 in the have a heart trap, the perfect size. As I reached in to the trap to get 1 they both shot past my arm and were gone. Never saw them again. I am going to try again next spring to get one..A vet told me they way to keep them from getting mean is to keep them on dry dog food and keep them away from raw meat. Thats what makes them mean. Here a shot of me and Bandit from many moons ago when I still had hair.LOL. Bruce.
     
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  27. oldsjoe
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  28. HPIM0479.JPG I am 64 now bad ankles and shoulder going bad too so my shop is just big enough for me to paint and get in to trouble on a mountain top. I dought if the Rescue squad could even get up here to help me if I needed it. LOL. Bruce.
     
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  29. Heres an out side shot.Bruce. HPIM0476.JPG
     
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  30. oldsjoe
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