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Who all wrenches out of tiny shop or no shop at all?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bugsy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. T.W.Dustin
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 883


    Spent most of my hot rodding years wrenching in gravel, dirt and yes even snow. Now I am older and have a nice garage but I also have bad knees, etc...

    Wanna trade? ;-)
  2. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    my little slice of hell is an old single story carriage house from about 1910. Tiny, but it has been home to my louver press and tools for about twenty years. Some would argue that it has been home to my '29 roadster p/u project for just as long! Not quite. Oh, usually there is a bike project in there too. Most of the heavy fabrication takes place under my kinda large cloth canopies out front of my shop. I've been thinking of renaming my stuff Haji Baba's Hot Rods due to tent type vibe! It actually works out better to be outside during the summertime around here, as even with the cooler going full blast it was around 125degrees inside for most of the summer.
  3. zgears
    Joined: Nov 29, 2003
    Posts: 1,558


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  4. blown green t
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 144

    blown green t

    After seeing some of these posts, I feel special with my two car garage. My first house had a carport for a while until I could enclose it. Here is my garage with my new project.

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  5. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,285

    from Kansas

    You all are hardcore!!!! I love it!! It's the shits sometimes having the old car/bike bug but I sure don't feel crazy or alone around here!!!!
  6. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    from Auburn WA

    i guess i dont fit in....

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  7. Verminator
    Joined: Mar 27, 2007
    Posts: 816


    Built a 4 car garage 12 years ago with a lift. Now it's jammed with 6 cars,tons of motors, trannies, and parts, Bodies hanging from the cieling.....and I'm outside laying in the dirt ....what's wrong with this picture????? I swear I'm getting back in there this winter !!!
  8. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    A friend of mine built his bucket T in a shed that had a standard 36" entry door. The car was assembled bit by bit as pieces and assemblies were made and put together outside, then dismantled and put together inside the shed. He widened and lengthened the body too. Then it all came apart and was reassembled in the carport out front for all the world to see as a almost ready to run car. Now he has been terrorizing his neighborhood for some months, added a blower, and title and plates and sticker and insurance. Watch out world, all from a very modest and cramped shed in the back yard and alot of determination.
  9. '59Edsel
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 365


    I work outside on dirt, between the house and a fence, in a space roughly 11'x20'. It's bearable, but I would love me some smooth concrete and walls...and maybe a few more feet.
  10. Black*EyE*Bandit
    Joined: Dec 18, 2007
    Posts: 15


    An old oak tree was my frist place and shitty piece of plywood. aaahhhh The smell of tree sap brings back nightmares.
  11. 1 shot
    Joined: Aug 30, 2006
    Posts: 907

    1 shot

    I'm a member of the driveway builders club lmao.
    Hey that's a good club name........

  12. Black*EyE*Bandit
    Joined: Dec 18, 2007
    Posts: 15


    That place is Fing sweet. I like the layout. good job on the organizing!
  13. oldtime
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 27


    I got a 14X20 single car garage with cement floor, it's full of machine tools. The Forty lives and gets work on in a lean to with a dirt floor beside the garage, yeah I'm not to bright.

    Old Time
  14. conormulroney
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 293


    A 9X12 shed replaced the hot tub. It houses all the tools, spare parts and either the '67 Lambretta or the '24 model Tin pieces. I'm working on my "65 Mini in the driveway and the other 4 get to live on the street. Garage? That would be my son's bedroom and it's the biggest room in the house.
  15. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,431

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    My shop was always full of customers car,had to be that way,so for my own stuff it was the driveway or back paddio.:eek:
  16. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Always worked outside, always had piles of parts/cars inside the garage, whether 1 or 2 stall. Thought I had a handle on it once but a project turned into 2 then 3 and the pile of parts kept growing so now it's go up the country 100 miles to my friend's 30X40 building and work on his stuff and my stuff sits. What the heck.
  17. Shadetree
    Joined: Feb 7, 2003
    Posts: 243

    from Va USA

    My avatar name (shadetree) is my garage also!!!
    It works out ok, most of the time, but then the season turns to fall, and all the leaves fall off of my garage roof, so then it leaks!!
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I've been outdoors the whole time. Worked out of an old bread truck for years. Moved up to a 10x20 shed.
    Just moved into a house with a carport, luxury now baby!
  19. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,135

    from b.c.

    I have been suffering out in the carport for the last couple of years. It sucks when it is -20
  20. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,620


    I work in my basement
  21. I work in an oversized 1 car garage (25 x 18) and in my backyard (the city through a fit about me working in my driveway). If I'm working at home I've always worked out doors.

    Our last place has a 24X10 garage that's where we built the pusher, if you wanted to get from one side to the other you pretty much had to crawl under it.

    When I was in high school we chopped a Model A in the street in front of a buddys house. Torch, angle grinder and a skill saw with the blade turned around backwards.

    Such is life.
  22. Yeah I been tryin to get the Land-Lord to put in a WINDOW !!! >>>>.

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  23. Never too big, but I changed transmissions in 30 below weather to pay for med school , it all makes for good stories and makes us tuff.
  24. ShelbyStang
    Joined: May 6, 2009
    Posts: 59


    I like this thread! I myself work out of a little 1 car garage, about a 10x20. Its organized enough for a few engine stands, my too big workbench and box and such. I can get a car in and work all the way around it but I climb over everything though! Im not complaining though, I get stuff done! Ill have to post pics!
  25. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    I work out of a two car garage and all my parts and tools are in a out building 50 yrds away. I'm so glad i have 300 ft of air line.
  26. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    Built this entire car, frame off restoration, (except the motor rebore, machine work) in this tiny garage, had to hang everything up in the rafters and bring down in shifts. Body work, rust removal, paint and all. Old one car garage, barely enough room to drive in close to one side and open the door on the wide side. About 4 feet between front bumper and wall with rear of car just clearing the garage door when it was closed. Needless to say I did a lot of work outside on the driveway...........

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  27. shainerman
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
    Posts: 820


    I live in an apartment complex and get fines almost every week for fluids and rust on the ground, haha. I have 3 cars, one of which doesn't move. Needless to say, they hate me and I have NO TOOLS at all. I haven't used air in over a year and usually end up throwing a 50ft extension cord out of my 3rd story window to the parking lot.
  28. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    That's a nice little shop!
    However...I'd be really worried about living around any animal large enough to leave a one-coiler this big!! :eek::D:rolleyes:
  29. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    Thanks, BEB! I've done a bit more in there, I should really get some updated pics. The bottoms shelves on the right side are gone now, I got tired of running into them with my face. :eek: I added a couple of new shelves that sit higher to replace them.
  30. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    Mr. NitroZ,

    What make and model is that wall heater?
    I NEED one of those!
    It appears to be electric since I don't see a vent, if so I want one for my kitchen.
    110v or 220v not a problem.
    please tell all!



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