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Old 08-21-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Now 465 sq/ft up from 285. I rebuilt a little greenhouse building that was off the back of my shop for driver parking and dirty hot work. DIRT FLOOR...I like it. I used all recycled lumber and windows. I still have to redo the roof, add battens and run some power in. But its nice to have a dry secure place to park the model A.

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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Love your shop.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:53 PM   #5
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Great building. Reminds me of the building my grandpa used to restore old farm tractors in before he died 18 years ago. Dirt floor here. Wood floor there. Old grease covered concrete in between. Nostalgia everywhere in the building.
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:21 PM   #6
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Pretty cool.
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:22 PM   #7
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I love that shop (too!)
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:57 PM   #8
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That place is the kind that leaves you speechless. How could a guy go in the house with a garage like that? So cool......slim
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:38 AM   #9
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Nimrod

I am not only impressed with your adherence to your old style of garage and construction, but the marvelous utilization of space. What a great place to tuck the air compressor – was the concrete pad purpose built or simply fortuitous in its placement and size?

I particularly like the old newels under the railing separating your new-found floor space from the old. What’s your plan for the open space between the railing and the man-door – looks to be about 6 feet wide? Great place to install some pass-through shelving . Of course, that would obscure the flag hanging on the rear wall.

One question and one comment:

Q: Do you worry about fire with such an old wooden floor surrounded by such aged wooden walls? (Maybe I should have started that question with “How much do you worry . . .”.) I noted a few oil/grease stains in the wood flooring and didn’t see a fire extinguisher anywhere in your photos..

C: Glad to see that when you opened the floor plan to incorporate the green house you took the time to properly display Old Glory on your “new” back wall.

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Old 08-22-2006, 08:07 AM   #10
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Wow, as ever, I am massively impressed by your shop. It was nice before, and now it's freakin' twice the size.

Well done on the recycled lumber, too. That reclaimed leaded glass window back there just looks right exactly where it is.

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Old 08-22-2006, 08:18 AM   #11
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WHAT ARE YOU USING FOR FLOOR JOIST? WITH ALL THAT WEIGHT ARE YOU WORRIED? LOVE THE SHOP MAN. MORE PICS PLEASE
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:32 AM   #12
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That shop has the most character of any I've seen. Excellent!
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:43 AM   #13
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More pics please.....
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Just beautiful!!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:13 AM   #15
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Thanks guys.

And Craig, I've got a couple of extinguishers in there. I don't worry about fire too much...I'm careful.
The space between the beams right now is just enough to roll the bed of the model T through so I can walk around the front easier (its a small space). I might change it around when the T is done.

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Old 08-22-2006, 08:56 PM   #16
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The garage is incredible!

Any chance of getting some details on the tonneau cover on the A? I've been thinking of something similar for mine but have never seen one as well executed as the one on your roadster.

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Old 08-22-2006, 09:19 PM   #17
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Thanks Mike,

I got the idea for the tonneau cover from Wally Parks old '27T landspeed roadster...it was canvas stretched over bows. I made the framework out of 1/4" rod and used canvas from an awning supply place (a lot cheaper than auto upholstery shops). Sewed up on my moms crappy old singer. A couple of hooks hang on to the bottom of the dash rail, and a spring loaded pin latches it down in the back under the cover.

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Old 08-23-2006, 02:20 AM   #18
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Damn, that garage is so nice I want to print those out and put them in my garage.

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:34 AM   #19
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Awesome work Jeff. From the outside, it looks like it's been there forever. I love the reuse of materials.
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:52 PM   #20
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Thanks Mike,

I got the idea for the tonneau cover from Wally Parks old '27T landspeed roadster...it was canvas stretched over bows. I made the framework out of 1/4" rod and used canvas from an awning supply place (a lot cheaper than auto upholstery shops). Sewed up on my moms crappy old singer. A couple of hooks hang on to the bottom of the dash rail, and a spring loaded pin latches it down in the back under the cover.

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Jeff,

Thanks. I really like the look and it will hide the fact that I haven't started the interior.

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