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Any tips on garage organization? Tips on project organization? How to save money? Best plans and practices? Fire them at me I'm a big boy. What do you lovely people think about keeping the factory color wheel I repaint my 260?

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Poop brown?  (Sorry, Poop Brown Metallic...) That's my car's original color.  Guess there were a lot of those...

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yeah make some shelves and a big counter top, you can do it with some 2x4 and plys. if you can get your hands on a steel sink, that would ideal ideal. 

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Run power all over the place and consider adding ventilation fans from outside air into the shop, and from the shop to outside. And industrial shelving.... lots of it...

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Go to a ReStore shop and buy used all-wood cupboards to get you going.  (Sort of like a goodwill but with building materials).

 

You can get great shelves at home depot. Edsal make units and parts to customize nicely. They also sell under Husky and other brands.

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Storage-Organization-Shelving-Industrial-Shelves-Units/Edsal/N-5yc1vZcksqZ1po/Ntk-tagger/Ntt-shelves?NCNI-5&storeSelection=2408,2414,2409,2407,2404

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It took me 30 years, but I was fortunate enough to purchase a home with triple front garages and a rear 24x24 shop.
Having a separate shop is key to a long term restoration, as nothing in that shop escapes the dust and mess accompanying the restoration process.
I would never want to work on a car like this in a shared parking space! I know, it is the case for many without options, but I waited an additional year after buying my project car to find a house that would accommodate a happy wife as well as a happy car nut....
Also, hang thick poly from the ceiling to create a separate work space to contain some of the mess. I used 6 mil vapour barrier. Good luck!

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2 hours ago, jfa.series1 said:

Congrats on the new digs.  My long-time dream is a 3-car garage with a small cottage attached.  Then my wife slaps me awake and says "You're having that dream again.  It ain't gonna happen, deal with it!" :finger:

Yes a large garage/shop.  House only needs to be be big enough for my bed and a kitchen / bath.  I would be living primarily in the shop anyway.

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18 hours ago, youztheclue said:

Any tips on garage organization?

Take a new tool out for each job because you can't find the one you just used. Leave it on the closest horizontal surface when you're done. Swear to be more organized and fail immediately.

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Unfortunately, I don't see much of a difference between your new garage and my old shop so any advice I would offer would easily be refuted. 🍺

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3 hours ago, charliekwin said:

Take a new tool out for each job because you can't find the one you just used. Leave it on the closest horizontal surface when you're done. Swear to be more organized and fail immediately.

And I thought I was the only one........

As far as improving on the garage, I would install as many LED shop lights as you can.

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Retractable air hose reel and electrical drops are great.  I have @Diseazd to thank for the pull down extension cords.  I'd never thought about one before he built a new garage and mentioned it.  My Dad gave me a retractable air hose reel for Christmas after he'd been given two the same year.  He "re-gifted" me, cheap arse. LOL

Oh yeah, Bob's got a good one with the LED.  They sale 4ft fluorescent bulbs now too if you have those fixtures already.

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To clear up space I put a couple racks that hang from the ceiling. You can get them at Lowe’s. I put stuff that doesn’t need to used often up there. Floor space is premium and this helped.

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What about the concrete on the floor? I hear epoxy isn’t very resistant to fuel and oil. Anyone have any suggestions for a good mechanics floor?
I need to do mine but haven’t decided what is the best product to use.



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First of all, congrats on the new place and a dedicated space for the Z.  My advice is to get rid of anything you haven't used over the last 2-3 years (or needed to finish the Z).  Don't sell it, this will just take time and effort.  Give it away.  Once you have done this, you can focus on the Z and you'll have space to do it.  All that *stuff* isn't necessary, believe me.

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Lights, shelves, retractable air hose and electrical reels from the ceiling, and over head storage. I'm thinking of doing the ceiling storage over the garage of one of the days and getting a maxjack on the other. First thing though is probably going to be a nice shed in the back yard for the extra space and storage.

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Lots and lots of shelves and table space. Take lots of photos. See the shelving and tables for my parts.

Includes photos mounted on foam core to help putting things back together.

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5 hours ago, Mike said:

Costco has a very nice shelving system that can be extended as you grow.  Each unit was under $200 and I have nothing but good things to say about the quality.

https://www.costco.com/Whalen-Industrial-Rack%2c-77”W-x-24”D-x-72”H%2c-2-pack.product.100341995.html

 

 

Mike, I think that is the same made by Edsal  you can really customize using parts from homedepot.  I bought their beams and risers separately (96" high available)

 

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/search.html?q=edsal#!q=edsal

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Edsal-72-in-H-x-77-in-W-x-24-in-D-3-Wire-Shelf-Steel-Storage-Rack-in-Black-ERZ772472WL3/206848007

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