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Wallydog9g
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted November 18, 2003 10:06 PM  
lets see some pics of your shops configuation...
i'm taking some of ours right now... also anyone with engine building rooms i'd like to see how you have it configured... im building one soon and woudl like to see how yours is

mod4
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posted November 19, 2003 11:59 AM  


 
Sorry they ain't better pics ....

jammin
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posted November 19, 2003 12:19 PM  
What is the blue on the floor?? Really makes for a clean look. Nice shop.

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jammin
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posted November 19, 2003 01:48 PM  
Gutters are 18' I think ....either that or 20'. I'll measure later today.

Floor is epoxy, had it "done" rather then use the do it yourself kit.

Two things I would do different, I would have another large door in the back wall so I could pull through, and have a pad outback for pressure washing.

Notice the roll around red workbench ? Got two that roll, two in the back that dont, I love being able to move the bench to where I want to work.

66jj
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posted November 19, 2003 02:58 PM  
how much is had it done versus do it yourself.

I bought the stuff to do mine, but am going to hold of till summer now.

outlawstock17
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posted November 19, 2003 04:08 PM  
i hate you guys! all i have is a 2 car garage and a wife wonderin' why she can't put her car in there!

mod4
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 223
posted November 19, 2003 04:08 PM  
Looked at several "DIY" floors before choosing to have it done - they all looked great when new, but the wear factor was about 10x worse then the ones done by this company (company does service Dept's and such).

Around a $1.50 a square foot is what it worked out to.

I know, I know, I know.
And I'm not saying the Do It Yourself jobs aren't good .... we just made this choice.
Floor is 4 years old now and still perfect.

jammin
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posted November 19, 2003 04:49 PM  
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Originally posted by outlawstock17:
i hate you guys! all i have is a 2 car garage and a wife wonderin' why she can't put her car in there!

I can relate to that one

jhon hollomon
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 468
posted November 20, 2003 02:20 PM  
Shoot!!! I don't even have that!! I have a shed with a cracked concrete floor and just bareky enough space to fit the car in and still close the door!! LOL

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ryan
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posted November 20, 2003 07:00 PM  
Well at least you have concrete! But we do have air conditioning and wood heat.

racenmotorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted November 20, 2003 08:55 PM  
Well, I got ya 'all beat, I got a 1/2 internal car garage (enough to get the front end in or build the engine) and the driveway. I can't wait for the snow to fly LOL!!!

zeroracing
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Total posts: 1876
posted November 20, 2003 10:46 PM  
i have a 40 by 30 shop, with almost everything, sandblaster, air compressor, air dryer, floor drain, mig and tig welders, bathroom, office, and soon to come a powdercoat oven, and next door is a autobody shops frame machine.

outlawstock17
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posted November 21, 2003 07:51 AM  
i've got all the tools too.....they're just stacked on top of each other in my 2 car garage....

BK19
Dirt Freak

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posted November 21, 2003 06:53 PM  
1 car garage with wood floor and keroseen heater. gotta be careful when welding with wood floor.just keep a big bucket of water handy. was real fun last winter building car and assembling roll cage with car in garage.

lastplacecar
Dirt Roller

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posted November 29, 2003 08:46 AM  
Glad to seem I'm not the only one that used a garage with wooded floors and a kerosane heater to heat with. lol We built a new garage over the summer, still isn't finished, but good enough to put the 2 race cars in the there. Its 48 x 32 x 16 ft. height. On half the garage there is a second floor for all the parts and air compressor that way it doesn't take up any floor space.

[This message has been edited by lastplacecar (edited November 29, 2003).]

racing north
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted January 02, 2004 08:25 PM  
This is very interesting reading the posts. We started racing 3 years ago. First "garage" was a 10x20x8 storage garage. you no the U-store places. $50 a month. Just enough room to store the car on a trailer. pull out and work in between the units. Second year bought a house with a 24x32x9 two story. great for part storage. Now I am in the insulation stages of a 32x40x12. This includes a concrete (not real smooth) floor, furnace, water, mig exhaust fans, coke machine (long necks), hoist and lots of lights. This is a much better way to live. Now if I could just figure out this chassis stuff. Enjoy!!!

dirtracer7
Dirt Freak

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posted January 15, 2004 02:05 PM  
Working on the pics.but i have a 32x50 pole building 14' sliding doors gas heat,drill press,press,mig,stick,10' steel top bench with drain system ( I do alot of tranny work)9000# electric lift,and a nice 80 gal compressor,plenty of lights,cement floor,phone ,water,and a tv.The previous owner was to cheap to put a drain in.Thats another future project.The part I like the best is the heat and the lift.

Randy 37
Dirt Roller

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posted February 06, 2004 01:00 PM  
be careful when you put that floor drain in. you may have to put an oil/water seperator in before the sanitary sewer. if you don't you may get nailed later. that may be why the previous owner didn't put one in.

On another note. who rents a shop? I have thought about renting a shop to do my own work in one bay and then rent the other bays on an hourly, day basis. what do ya'll think. kind of like a chassis shop but you do your own work.

muddogg1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted February 29, 2004 03:55 PM  
GOT A 50X50,FINALLY GOT THE POWER HOOKED UP,NOW I CAN USE THE TOOLS I NEED TO.GONNA RUN THE WATER OUT TO IT THIS SPRING AND THEN PUT IN GAS HEAT SO I WONT FREEZE MY %^$# OFF.I DONE THE WORK IN THE YARD THING AND NOW THAT I HAVE THIS GARAGE IT'S WAY COOL.

NYhick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted March 03, 2004 05:57 PM  
Wow, I guess I have it real bad.... My garage is 0"X 0"X 0". Yeah, thats called the lawn. Usually do the work with the car still on the trailer since it has a metal deck and its harder to lose parts and the jack doesnt sink in the mud. In the works this summer is a 36" X 24", kind of glad I learned the hard way so I can appreciate it more when I actually have something. I am in NY so I have to wait for the snow to melt and the temp to rise before I can even think of working on the car. Makes for a real fun
"week before the races", usually dont even have time to paint till half way through. Last year I didnt even change the oil from the year before, just run her the way she came off the track and got 4th... lucky I guess.

GO 24
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 366
posted March 04, 2004 10:20 AM  
Boy I can relate to the 1 stall cracked floor no heat deal---that was my 1st one also. Now we have a 30x40x10, insulated, radiant heat, flourescents lights, outlets all over the place, epoxy floor, overhead storage, all your typical tools (mig, brake, bender, bead roller etc...) a 12x10 (clean room with air!) in the corner where we do vinyl graphics & t-shirts and a nice pad in front of the shop for power washing. The plan for this year is to run water out to it, install a sink, water heater, and change sliding door to an overhead. No bathroom in this one, we live out in the country!

Sidebite252
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted March 05, 2004 11:20 AM  
It's fun to read these post - As a kid we worked under a tree (really) and dad won all kinds of races. Now I got a shop (30x40x12)and access to a machine shop and I couldn't tell you where the winners circle is at any of the tracks I race at. Shops are nice but they don't win races. It's funny though - for several years I was in the garage and the wife just moaned constantly. I built my dream shop and now it full ..... of all her stuff! Oh well.

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