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Old 01-18-2015, 01:28 PM   #121
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We don't normally hang the base units in the UK so its quite interesting to see how this is done.
You could mount them on the ground, but I wanted the counter top to be higher.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:29 PM   #122
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I liked the garage at the start but the evolution is transforming it into
I have to say that the picture of your son helping with Swisstrax install is just great- only topped by the one og him in the cardboard box

Looking forward to some more updates..

If ever you come across to the UK, bring your potions & lotions and teach me how to detail my bike properly
Thanks man! My son cracks me up, so I try to include him in my crazy projects. He makes every project take twice as long, but that's half the fun.
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:32 PM   #123
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Outstanding! They look great, and from watching your detailing vids, I'm sure you'll enjoy having about triple the counter space and tons of storage.

Did you end up shimming any of the base cabinets to get everything perfectly level, or did it happen to work out nicely with just the pallet and lauan underneath? Can't wait to see the end results!
I had to use some shims to get them lined up to thread the bolts through, but to my luck the floor and pallet combo was perfectly level. It never works out that nicely.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:09 PM   #124
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Default Saber Cabinet Install 3

I got another few hours in today. I was able to finish up the cabinets, but I ran out of steam to start organizing. We had a giant bonfire with all of the cardboard and wood from shipping. The neighborhood kids got to make some smores! I have all day tomorrow to work on putting stuff in place. My friend is coming to pick up the old stuff for his garage.

I finished mounting and building the second wide cabinet.





Pre-drilled holes for the hinges



Aluminum door handles























Very scientific. My wash buckets combined with two-by-four put me at about 21" above the counter height.





You'd almost think I know what I'm doing.









Building the other three uppers

















Two people if you are a girl...











All this crap in the garage is making me twitch. I had to stop myself from organizing the pile.











It turned out better than I could have imagined!





I have a long day ahead of me. Is it wrong that I'm mega excited to organize each drawer and cabinet? It's going to look awesome when I'm done. I have to rewire the speakers and satellite as well. Stay tuned for completion.

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Old 01-18-2015, 09:13 PM   #125
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Wow man that looks so good.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:17 PM   #126
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Unbelievable. Hey, I wanted to ask about the jacks. Why do you have two and will you use them on the Swisstrax?
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:24 PM   #127
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Very nicely done! And excellent selection of cabinets: I just finished installing a large set of these myself.
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:38 PM   #128
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Unbelievable. Hey, I wanted to ask about the jacks. Why do you have two and will you use them on the Swisstrax?
I bought an extra one assuming the first one would break soon, but it keeps on ticking. They are cheapos from Harbor Freight. The Swisstrax is rated from some ridiculous amount of weight, so I just jack right on the tiles. No problems yet.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:58 AM   #129
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That wall is menacing now. I really like that colour especially.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:31 PM   #130
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Pure function, but with STYLE. Also checked out some of your detailing vids on YouTube....I thought that I was OCD.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:56 PM   #131
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Very nice work!


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Old 01-19-2015, 02:43 PM   #132
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I just found this thread and read it in it's entirety today. Your garage is awesome.

I got a chuckle when you lined the lower units up with some Styrofoam still stuck to them. I thought "That must be driving him crazy" and then you made a comment to that effect later in the post.

I don't remember seeing your Kranzle pressure washer in later posts, is it gone or tucked away out of sight? Given you automotive preferences a high quality german built pressure washer makes sense.

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Old 01-19-2015, 05:26 PM   #133
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That wall is menacing now. I really like that colour especially.
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If someone could make not too expensive cabinets with color matched handles that would be awesome.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:30 AM   #134
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Default Saber Cabinet Install 4

I finished up the cabinet install on Saturday evening. I still have a lot of work to do, but I wanted to share an update. I'm not helping my case since most people think I don't actually go to work. My mom and sister are visiting from PA this week. I usually work from home while they are here. As you guys might imagine in looking at my insane attention to detail, I post this crap because I have a hard time detaching from the office. My Journals have helped me stay sane.

Anyway, I woke up in the middle of the night with an epiphany: "I need to put the left over flooring I have in the bottom of the wide cabinets!" Luckily I had exactly six grey and six black left over. My friend came by to pick up the workbench, tool box, and cabinets, and I cleaned up the rest of the junk that was driving me crazy in the garage.







I cut the tiles with a circular saw.





The floor jacks are going to dictate the rest of the domino organization effect. I'm sure I'll reorganize these cabinets about fifty times before I find the best combo, but that's the way I work.

I removed all of the unnecessary handles from the jacks.













The right side is going to be the detail closet. I wanted to carry the pattern for the floor through the cabinets, but I didn't have enough black tiles to pull it off. I just did solid patterns in each.







This stainless steel is going to drive me nuts. I'm sure I'll be cleaning it every other day, but man it looks awesome when clean!







Let the organization begin. Give me some time get everything dialed in before you start telling me what will work better. I need to go through the process. I will say that my wife was right. I'm going to to want to buy stuff to fill the drawers. I denied it, but she knows me too well.



Someone is going to get hooked up at Cars and Coffee next month. I'm purging the stuff that I haven't used. I have a simple rule in life, "If I haven't used something in two months, I give it away." This keeps life organized and simple. It's hard to let go sometimes. Once you do, it feels great.

One thing I will be doing is replacing all of my microfiber towels with MicroFiber Madness from CarPro.







I'm going to overhaul the A/V equipment, so stay tuned for that. I think this is where it's going to go.



I still need to do the following:

1.) Mount Vise
2.) Audio/Video rewiring/install (more shopping...)
3.) Order Metal Prints of my cars for the left wall
4.) Organize and reorganize: I will conquer tool organization.
5.) More lights!
6.) Etc. (I'm sure I'll come up with a thousand other things.)































I need to get the lights out and figure out how to shoot the garage at night. My pro friend is going to come shoot the garage when it's done.

























I couldn't be happier with how it is shaping up. I'll be sure to give more info on the cabinets when I have some more time with them.

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Old 01-20-2015, 08:58 AM   #135
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Looks awesome, everything is pulling together nicely. Have you given any thought to adding a frosting or some sort of film to that garage window for a little privacy?
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:02 AM   #136
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Looks awesome, everything is pulling together nicely. Have you given any thought to adding a frosting or some sort of film to that garage window for a little privacy?
That's not a bad idea.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:13 AM   #137
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If I had a new GT3 in the garage, I would install some serious security bars on the windows too.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:38 PM   #138
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Simply amazing!
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:18 PM   #139
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Your garage is coming along fantastic. I really like those cabinets and I would be just like you, having a hard time not filling up the empty drawers.

By the way do you do the same detail process on your wife's Explorer? My wife has the same color Explorer and I've not found something to make the flakes really pop. Also what do you use for the black trim on her car? I've noticed some of the pictures in the background of her car and I would love to know more of what you use.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:51 PM   #140
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You have done a great job on this transformation. What is the depth of the SS work surface?
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