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4 minutes ago, Kurbycar32 said:

So do you need to drag the toolbox from room to room often?  That silver Z looks a lot like mine, any more pictures?

 

There are only to "work" rooms so moving the big box isn't a problem. The smaller room will be the clean room for simple tasks and painting. I'll prep the race car, change oil, change brakes, etc. SImple stuff. The big room (20x30) is for all the major work - cutting, welding, grinding, sanding, etc.

The silver Z is a 1972 240Z turbo, 5-speed. It used to be my daily driver. I'd take it to bike rides and races. Excellent car! The attached pic is my old 1975 280Z race car, 240Z turbo and 260Z turbo.

Chuck

 

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Sweet!!!  That is a great set up you have there.  I like the fact that you have a separate room for completed projects and a separate work area.

How much square footage do you have?  What kind of heating do you have?  I am hoping to build my own Garage Mahal in about 4 years when I retire and move to a spot with more land.  Any advise you would care to share?

 

Marty

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15 hours ago, Marty Rogan said:

Sweet!!!  That is a great set up you have there.  I like the fact that you have a separate room for completed projects and a separate work area.

How much square footage do you have?  What kind of heating do you have?  I am hoping to build my own Garage Mahal in about 4 years when I retire and move to a spot with more land.  Any advise you would care to share?

 

Marty

The garage area is 40x82. The barn area is 40x20 and there's an 8' overhang at each end to cover the stall entrance and hay/tractor on the other side. I'm getting a mini split heat pump system to heat/cool the two bays. The storage area won't be heated/cooled.

Advice: Draw and re-draw your plans. Most of my cars are about 14' long so I need to be able to work on them without ever having to move anything. My Road Runner is 18' and I'll be able to paint it on the rotisserie so I know that everything fits. LED lights are great! Try to save up so you can pay other people to do all of the work. I helped with wiring, drywall, building stalls, etc. That might not sound like much work but on a large building it is. Insulate well! I have R19 in the walls. I chose drywall over metal walls since it's easier mount cabinets on flat drywall as opposed to wavy metal. Drywall is also absorbs hammering sounds better than metal. Shop around and find a good, honest builder. Estimates for my building ranged from $60k-135k. $60k was great but he didn't include concrete and other things that I asked for so I lost trust in him. I ended up using Franklin Builders and I'm very happy with them. My brother is having them build a 60x80 garage in about a month.

Chuck

 

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I also had Champion floor pots installed in the concrete. They mount flush with the floor and have a chain anchor inside that's used to pull frames. Since I race a 240Z and restore cars as a hobby it seemed like a great idea for $250. Have them installed when they pour the concrete. Having holes drilled later costs much more!

Chuck

 

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I like the wagon too. It's stock except for a 5-speed. There's a bunch of new parts that came with it. I've been so busy with the new house and garage that I haven't gone through the car yet. It's very solid for an east coast car. The 620KC is a bit of an underdog too. I did a mechanical restoration on it and also did the interior.

Chuck

 

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2 hours ago, cbuczesk said:

I also had Champion floor pots installed in the concrete. They mount flush with the floor and have a chain anchor inside that's used to pull frames. Since I race a 240Z and restore cars as a hobby it seemed like a great idea for $250. Have them installed when they pour the concrete. Having holes drilled later costs much more!

Chuck

 

Hey Chuck,

Thanks for the info.  I am trying to collect as many tips as possible form various people.  It helps to get a different perspective. 

So what is a "floor pot"?  Some sort of anchoring device?  Can you post a picture or send a link to a website?

Thanks,

Marty

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Floor pot: http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/champ-floor-anchor-pot-1600-p-11538.aspx

Plate required for a new floor: http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/champ-instant-floor-plate-new-floors-p-10320.aspx

Check their web site for all of the different attachments. I think Champ's web site shows where to locate the pots. I went with 10 pots. You can use more or less but 10 seemed like it would do almost anything I'd need.

Chuck

 

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6 minutes ago, cbuczesk said:

 

Floor pot: http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/champ-floor-anchor-pot-1600-p-11538.aspx

Plate required for a new floor: http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/champ-instant-floor-plate-new-floors-p-10320.aspx

Check their web site for all of the different attachments. I think Champ's web site shows where to locate the pots. I went with 10 pots. You can use more or less but 10 seemed like it would do almost anything I'd need.

Chuck

 

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Very interesting.  Do you have any pictures of them installed in your floor? I would like to see how you have them arranged.

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21 hours ago, cbuczesk said:

We're almost done building our new garage and barn. On Saturday we moved 12 cars and 4 trailers. The #00 white w/red race car is my friends. I still have to buy or build shelving and move all of my parts. At some point I'll have to sell some cars so I move in 4 more cars.

Chuck

 

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No way would this even be possible in NYC or it's related suburbs without paying millions. Dream garage right there! good job! 

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5 hours ago, cbuczesk said:

Having holes drilled later costs much more!

You have to worry about hitting rebar and ruining the bits ($500 each). :o

The general contractor I used to work for had a Milwaukee core drill, it was close to $3,000 way back when. 

 

 

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On 2/22/2017 at 0:19 PM, siteunseen said:

You have to worry about hitting rebar and ruining the bits ($500 each).

Good diamond core bit should eat rebar without an issue but it is slower than casting in place

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