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Old 02-14-2010, 06:44 AM   #16
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Now, this is what I call 'extreme organization', but in a good sense. God, looks like you could EAT off that floor! BTW - nice wheels!

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Thanks.

I am a sucker for a good second-hand C-clamp.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:43 AM   #18
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Sometimes second hand 'stuff' is better than brand new. Read your 'one bad day' and got a kick out of some of the blunders. Humans...we are imperfect. Terrific writing skills! Are you published? If not, you should be!
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Nice job with the garage, and nice car. My uncle has a 911 from the 80s so I've always liked old porsches.
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Good morning, Jack, I just wanted to drop a line and say what a beautiful job you did on your garage and how inspiring it is. I am closing on my first house in April and am thrilled to be getting an extra deep two-car garage that is begging for modification. The right way, that is. It is way too easy to go to a big box store and run up a credit card with pre-fab garage organizers. Bleh. Your garage has true soul, the way it should be. The paint scheme reminds me of my grandfather's shop, and it is well-thought out by someone who uses the tools therein. I also live to get good deals on things (even better if it's overbuilt) and make it work. Don't know if I can score any Strong Hold cabinets for $62, but one can try. I know I will be 'borrowing' some of your ideas. Love the Porshe, too. There's nothing like taking care of a classic and making it your own.

For the past few years, I have been living like a redneck Powerball winner--renting an apartment with a one-car garage, driving and modifying (cleanly and tastefully) two relatively impractical cars ('99 Mustang GT and a 2006 GTO) and cramming way too many tools and parts into a small space. Don't know if I will be able to come close to what you've done, but I'm really excited about trying.

Thanks for posting pics and listening to my ramble. Have a good one!

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My carport with its guts spilling out in to the yard envy's you.

A few thousand for a fixed up area like that, especially if you use it all the time, is a decent figure. My bathroom is running me around $3,000 right now.
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Great all around! Are you the Same Jack Olsen from Pelican?
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Yep. The same guy.
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Two years later, here's an update.

The garage has its own website now. You can take a bench-by-bench tour if you're interested. All the information is in one place.

http://www.12-gaugegarage.com

And here are some recent pictures:















The VW -- a 1972 base model that I've modified:





The video's been updated:

The 12-Gauge Garage Video

And yes, there's a video just about the lift I put in:

My Garage Lift
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Nice!

Who did you get to paint your garage door? That looks so real!



But seriously, that is awesome! Nice work. I can't wait to start on my garage, but I have lot of other expenses first, such as weeping tiles.
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Fold downs tables!

My garage is the same size and I've kept it clear and open but after seeing your compartmentalized work areas...I may have to follow suite. I happen to have a German vehicle too...67' VW bus.

Now if I could just find a good deal on some strong boxes.

Nice work!
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NICE job! Probably one of the nicest garages I have seen since I bought my house and started paying attention to things. Thanks for the pics, awesome ideas, and inspiration! Now I just need to come up with the money to disassemble mine, pour a new foundation (cracked TERRIBLY bad and has begun to separate and sink on one side) and then rebuild. I am a former engine machinist and still do engines on the side and would LOVE to have this sort of organization and cleanliness in my garage! Thanks!
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thinking to myself, why didn't i just do foldable (wall) benches to do my car upholstery instead of making a huge table lol
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That is a really nice garage.

Here's mine...well the demo'd. Underneath all that mess is a really nice concrete slab just waiting for a new project. I'm waiting for a break in the heat to finish cutting it up and taking it to the street.

BTW - you should blur your license plate number. You wouldn't want one of us tracking you down to borrow those cool cabinets.
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