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Old 02-19-2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default I'd love to have a shop that looked like this.

I have just bought a 4 acre place that I'm going to move to when I retire.
I am going to build a nice shop there in the next couple of years.

I saw this drawing of an old style gas station that I thought would make a cool looking shop.
It would be kind of like having a museum and a usable workshop.

Has anyone here built anything like this?


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Old 02-19-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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yes that would be VERY cool........

some of the old ones were kind of a "kit".....there was one for sale somewhere......
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: I'd love to have a shop that looked like this.

Here's a garage belonging to one of the members of the Atlanta MINIs club.
I PMd him and told him to come here and show off his garage, but haven't seen him here yet. I'll be seeing him this weekend (I think) for a MINI drive, so I'll bug him again .






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Old 02-20-2007, 05:40 AM   #4
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wow, what a neat garage
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:47 AM   #5
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really cool.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:44 AM   #6
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That is just too cool Roger...start planning now!!!!

If I had the other one shown, I'd be hanging in there 24/7. Take one bay of that and add the pool table / bar area the divorce rate in town would be going up!! "Just going to the gas station Honey, I'll be back shortly"

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Old 02-20-2007, 04:41 PM   #7
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That's really cool! Everything in there is so immaculate, too.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:13 PM   #8
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You guys are ridiculous...

In order for me to have a garage that clean, I'd have to build a second garage so I could actually wrench, grind, cut, weld, and spill fluids in it.
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:17 PM   #9
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Anyone ever see Jay Leno's shop. He has like a billion cars. I guess when you are rich and all.

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Old 02-23-2007, 11:23 PM   #10
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I have just bought a 4 acre place that I'm going to move to when I retire.
I am going to build a nice shop there in the next couple of years.

I saw this drawing of an old style gas station that I thought would make a cool looking shop.
It would be kind of like having a museum and a usable workshop.

Has anyone here built anything like this?



My great grandpa designed and drew that pegasus
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:52 PM   #11
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If you're looking for a showroom type garage - or at least a section of a working shop as a showroom - Look for the book 'Ultimate Garages'. Lots of big money garage/car collections in there. They profile I think two dozen or so really really nice garages with car collections to match...

It's a good read.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:35 PM   #12
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Here's a garage belonging to one of the members of the Atlanta MINIs club.
I PMd him and told him to come here and show off his garage, but haven't seen him here yet. I'll be seeing him this weekend (I think) for a MINI drive, so I'll bug him again .
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Now that's what I'm talking about!

Get him on here to show that place off. I'd like to see much more!

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:31 PM   #13
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Really? That is fantastic! The pegasus is what makes those old Mobil stations so cool!
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:02 PM   #14
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You guys are ridiculous...

In order for me to have a garage that clean, I'd have to build a second garage so I could actually wrench, grind, cut, weld, and spill fluids in it.
Same here. One building would have to be a working shop, another could be the museum. Having worked in a few commercial service facilities (including a Texaco station), I can say that the illusion presented is far from the grimy truth.
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Having worked in a few commercial service facilities (including a Texaco station), I can say that the illusion presented is far from the grimy truth.
Perhaps the inside of the mens room is period authentic with the original Patina still intact.
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Perhaps the inside of the mens room is period authentic with the original Patina still intact.
Actually, keeping the rest rooms clean was always a priority, but it's a relative thing. They were "clean", compared to the rest of the place...
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:19 PM   #17
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Same here. One building would have to be a working shop, another could be the museum...
Sounds like a good idea to me! Now I have to convince the wife and the city. ... Well, here's dreaming anyway.

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Old 06-23-2007, 09:06 AM   #18
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Sounds like a good idea to me! Now I have to convince the wife and the city. ... Well, here's dreaming anyway.
My contractor thinks we can pull it off even tho I am in the city. Our zoning is "ranch and estates" and we are on a 4 acre lot. My wife actually thinks this is a cool idea too.

I would separate the end bay off with a wall for the "working bay".

We also already have an attached 2 car garage on the house for parking the every-day cars.

I'll keep you posted on what I actually do. It will be well into next year before I start this project.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:20 PM   #19
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I have just bought a 4 acre place that I'm going to move to when I retire.
I am going to build a nice shop there in the next couple of years.

I saw this drawing of an old style gas station that I thought would make a cool looking shop.
It would be kind of like having a museum and a usable workshop.

Has anyone here built anything like this?

There is a old station like that one in North GA. I am racking my brain to remember what town its in. No longer a gas station but it is still in use and they keep the place up and have memorabilia from the time on it. I want to say its in Adairsville.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:57 AM   #20
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i say go for it
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