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Old 07-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default UN4GTBL's Single Car makeover

About a couple of weeks ago, I finally started working on the garage. I had cleaned it up in the past, but what with the shed and basement projects that have been going on, it was just too much stuff, I couldn't even clean or work on my car in there any more.

Before I started:



The ~1200 lbs of stuff (literally - cost $76) that I took to the dump on Monday:





As of last night:



Nothing super fancy, but the van fits in there now without a problem, and I have already cleaned out my car and the van in there now.

Next step is to get my Dodge, Viper and Mopar flags back up, to finish off my closet project (will get the plywood used up on the side) and finish organizing my work bench at the back.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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A clean slate! Congratulations!

Pictures when you're done, please...
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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A clean slate! Congratulations!

Pictures when you're done, please...
Thanks, will do for sure.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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Thats a nice start!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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Thats a nice start!
Thanks, the biggest accomplishment was getting the rakes/shovels/etc off the wall, and into the shed. But that required fixing the shed floor first!

The bikes and mower are still there, but they are in the closet in the back corner, and this way I don't have to move my car to get them out like I did with the closet on the opposite corner
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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Finally got my Dodge, Viper & Mopar banners back up. They help hide the worst areas of the walls in the garage too!





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Old 07-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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A trip to the dump is usually a great start - congrats!!

Looks like you have some room for some overhead shelving.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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Great start. Funny how just getting the vehicle back into the garage can feel like such an accomplishment.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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A trip to the dump is usually a great start - congrats!!

Looks like you have some room for some overhead shelving.
Yeah, its a pretty high ceiling, but the rafters are such that putting any additional shelves wouldn't really be beneficial without being in the way I think.

I'm sure I could do another van load to the dump with what is in the ceiling alone.

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Great start. Funny how just getting the vehicle back into the garage can feel like such an accomplishment.
Thanks

Used the garage 2 weekends ago to clay/polish/seal my car and this past weekend to start clay/polish/seal the van. Before this clean up, it wouldn't have been possible because I wouldn't be able to close the door with the van in there, now I can, easily.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:17 PM   #10
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Congratulations! Its just got to feel good to be able to use that space as it was intended. Tasks seem much less a chore when you have the dedicated space and organization to get them done.

As for your overhead storage, would one of those slick open rack systems (on pulleys) solve your rafter storage access? Most of the wire grid racks I've seen are light duty, but they sure make it easy for those Rubbermaid storage tubs to disappear from underfoot.
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Good 4 U, UN4GTBL! Your projects are coming together and will soon be....... UN4GTBL!

Hope you are having fun.

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Old 10-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #12
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Congratulations! Its just got to feel good to be able to use that space as it was intended. Tasks seem much less a chore when you have the dedicated space and organization to get them done.

As for your overhead storage, would one of those slick open rack systems (on pulleys) solve your rafter storage access? Most of the wire grid racks I've seen are light duty, but they sure make it easy for those Rubbermaid storage tubs to disappear from underfoot.
Thanks Omphaloskeptic!

Yeah its nice to have all the space available to me. I've got some more things cleaned out of the garage now, like the extra banquet table that was just resting against the bike closet doors.

Need to do another coat of sealer on both vehicles before it gets too cold again.

Next spring I'll probably tackle the ceiling. Its one of those out of sight out of mind things right now, and I'm swamped with other things to do for school, etc. I would like to build some shelves around the side walls, and then mount some more florescent lights on an angle under the shelves so I have some better lighting inside vehicles when they are in there to be cleaned.

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Thanks Ody, its rather relaxing to have this behind me and to know that the garage is available to use for projects again!

I keep meaning to get some new pictures taken, but keep forgetting. I have a big DODGE wall vinyl coming, so maybe after installing that I can take some more.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #13
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Started off my weekend work early last week on Wednesday. Discovered I was down a fog light on my car



Took me a couple days to find a store with the right bulbs in stock for it

On Saturday I cleaned out my car finally and then put up my Dodge vinyl and a couple other things







And then did some general tidying up. Trying to get rid of my old winter tires as I got a great deal on some almost new ones on Kijiji a couple weeks ago.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #14
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A shot of the garage right after I sold my old set of tires.

(Don't mind all the junk up on the bench)

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I DO mind the junk on the bench! Get it off in case you have a project to do!!

Good job - gotta just love the minivan!
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I DO mind the junk on the bench! Get it off in case you have a project to do!!

Good job - gotta just love the minivan!
Thanks!

The mess is all remains of projects and me breaking my own rule of always putting things away after.

Vacuum from when I cleaned out my Caliber and the van last weekend, the blue box is up there from when the old tires were sitting in the way, and the bins are new, to help me organize my wash towels, etc.

After my exam on Tuesday I plan on cleaning it up, and getting rid of the pictures that are laying against the wall in the back there (Behind the cardboard) as they don't belong in the garage anyways!

And yeah, we love our minivans!
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Good luck on your exams. The smart money is on rest the night before the test. Leave "cramming" to others.

Hope it all goes well!

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PS: Looking forward to seeing the new vinyl mural.
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Good luck on your exams. The smart money is on rest the night before the test. Leave "cramming" to others.

Hope it all goes well!

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PS: Looking forward to seeing the new vinyl mural.
Thanks, yeah I think I learned that with my last exam...I slept a lot before the exam

The vinyl that I have is up...its the Dodge vinyl on the wall above the Mopar and SRT flags.
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Looking better and better, Boss!
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Thanks!
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