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Old 12-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default My shop 48x66 in North Ga.

Here is my shop, I am Mitchell and I live in North West Ga. We used to have a dairy and our shop was the end of the equipment shed with only 3 sides and the larger stuff would not fit in so I had to lay in the gravel to work on a lot of the equipment. I always said if I ever could I was going to build me a nice shop. Its not done yet, I still have to pick the lights for the center section and the outside lights. I will put a lift in some day but for now the floor is fine to roll around on. The center is 48x30 and the sides are 18 wide. I looked at a lot of shops to see things I liked or did not like and I am pretty happy with it. The only changes I would do over is a 16 eave on the center so the sides are not so flat and poured a deeper section in one of the bays on the side for machines like a bridgeport and lathe. I still have to get the welding station installed in one of the bays soon and finish closing the tool room in with a rollup door. Still planning on more shelves and storage but I don't guess your ever done. The building is financed but everything else I have paid for as I go. We built the loft and I have done all the EMT conduit and wiring myself. The shelves are from a office rental store and were turned in by the census bureau after they were done. I cruise Craiglist and pawn and resale shops as well as auctions to find stuff for the shop. Well enjoy and if your ever in North West Ga. and need to use a shop give me a call.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: My shop 48x66 in North Ga.

More pics from the work bench and tool room area.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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Very nice. What an awesome shop!
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Decorations, a lot of stuff from my grandfathers shop after he passed away and oil cans that I purchased and the drill press. It is an old Rockwell Delta I picked up at an aution for $80. I need to find a table for it someday but the vice works good for now. The air compressor is a IR series 30 built in the 60s. I got it in the 80s at a county surplus sale. Aired our dairy shop for years and has had one rebuild and 2 motors, still works great. And my plug for our car club Dixie Olds. Cord reel I picked up at a resale shop for $50 that I installed today.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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Nice big shop with plenty of space.

Particularly interested in unique benchtop Drill Press . . . can you post close-up pics and tell us more? Is it variable speed and handle drilling steel?
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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Great shop.... One day Ill have one.

What the story with the FJ40?

Running, not, project....

Got a 72,73 and 78 sitting out back.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:46 AM   #7
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Hello Mitchell,

Nice shop in Northwest GA! I'm cruising the web while the wife gets ready for Christmas!

I got the "kit" for my workshop in Cleveland, N GA. . ..

I like your choice of vehicles -- looks like '66 442 and an old Ford pick-up. My vehicles include '67 442 and '76 Ford work truck.
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You obviously have more skills than I from looking at your tools. Maybe some day I'll have those tools, too; likely not the skills!!

I understand the preference for concrete over gravel to lie on. . .

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:47 AM   #8
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Nice big shop and garage. Room for many interesting projects. Based on the equipment in your pictures, looks like you can tackle anything. Do you heat the entire building? Looking forward to reading more about your projects and shop progress.

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Old 12-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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CNG I bought the drill press at an aution for $100, it doesn't have an adjustable table but the vice makes it pretty usefull. I just couldn't pass on one this old and in good shape for $100. It is a Delta by Rockwell so I knew it should be a good one. I had to make the handle on the lower part of the vice because it was broken. So I got a handle for a hydrant and drilled a hole for the handle. It seems to work very well. So far the only problem with it is I cant get it slowed down enough for drilling steel with a large bit.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #10
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Clutchee I found the Cruiser when I was cutting grass in a subdivision. I cut his grass and went to his house to get paid and it was in the garage. I offered to buy it and they were wanting to do some work on the house so about a month later it was mine. It is a 71 and needs new rockers and quarters and a few patches in the tub but is the original 6 with a 4 speed and power disc from a mid 80s model and power steering. The plan is to get it fixed up to sell and buy a media blasting business when the owner retires in 2 years.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #11
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MWBaily the 442 is a 1976 original 455 big block car, only 143 made with big blocks in 76. It has been media blasted and the frame is done, still have to rebuild the front end and the rear is out to be rebuilt. Originally red with black stripes black interior. The Ford truck is a 67 SWB Stepside I tok on a payment of a bill. My son wanted it so we are going to fix it up for him. Pulling the engine out of it this week while on vacation. Original 352 3 speed but we are going to put a 5 speed back in it. You should check out our Olds club DIXIE Olds. We have some members from SC, do a web search and you can find our web site and activites.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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ODY I dont heat the shop at all yet, someday I will but not right now. I have been buying shop equipment to use. I still have several things to buy but it is coming along. My goal is to get a hot rod shop up and running before I retire in 10 yrs from the FD. Hopefully I will be putting in a media blaster in a couple of years in a seperate building. I am mainly interested in chassis and fab work not finished to the end projects but that may change. Everything is paid for except the building itself that is the nice part. I buy stuff as I have the cash or trade around. It will not ever be as fancy and nice as some shops and garages but very functional and I keep it clean.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:09 PM   #13
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Mitchell, Didn't Dixie hold the OCA Nationals in Atlanta several years ago? I attended and had a great time. The "local" group, Mid-Atlantic, has been up and down over the last several years. I think they are active now, but I haven't had the time since retirement!
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #15
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Dixie hosted the OCA sometime in the late 90s then went into hibernation until around 3 years ago when a group of us got it started again. We usually attend the Cops and Rodders in south Atlanta as a group. We host the BOPC show in may this year at the Marietta Marriott, and in Oct. we host an all Olds show with all the proceeds going to the REOlds transportation museum. Check out our website for all the info and for shows past as well as member cars. It is a great club.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #16
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wow, great looking shop. i just subscribed so keep the updates coming.
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Thanks IGO, already subscribed to yours Keep up the great work.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:31 AM   #18
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It looks like you are ready to take on any job in that shop. Have fun and keep us updated.
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Thanks Shopnut, it doesn't have as many cool features as your but I am proud of it. Keep up the great work on the Asylum.
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Just traded my 2010 Fj in on car for the wife....miss it bad....would love to have one of the old FJ40's.
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