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Old 01-10-2015, 09:01 AM   #101
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I've always known I was a little different, but was diagnosed with OCD when I had a meltdown earlier this year. It's what has made me decide to stop doing it all by myself and reach out to others like me. I've been going to a lot of Cars and Coffee events and obviously participating (may too much) in the forums that interest me.

I thought I was superman and tended to look down on others that were more disorganized as inferior. I would now shake your hand and realize everyone is different.
That's good progress. I think everyone has there own level on OCD. I hate being disorganized but with sheer amount of stuff I have its hard to keep it organized. I definitely have a issue with the look of things especially things looking uniform and everything matching.

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Old 01-11-2015, 07:12 PM   #102
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I got my last two Griot's shelves on Friday and mounted them last night to complete the relocation of the "Detailing Wall." I still need to find something simple and unique to fit down the center of the shelves.

Cabinets should be here Monday or Tuesday. The hard part is going to be working all week to actually pay for them.























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Old 01-11-2015, 07:28 PM   #103
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Awesome. Those cabinets will take it all the way!
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:32 PM   #104
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Do you like the new Griot's sprayers? I prefer the look of the old ones. Haven't tried the new ones.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:00 PM   #105
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Very nice, I can't wait to see the cabinets installed.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:24 PM   #106
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Do you like the new Griot's sprayers? I prefer the look of the old ones. Haven't tried the new ones.
All but one of mine are the original Finest Sprayers. I'm going to order a matching set of new ones. Some of mine are 10 years old and are kind of squeaky.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:07 PM   #107
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Loving your array of products and the impeccable manner in which you have them stored. Very crisp and clean (like your entire space!).
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:14 PM   #108
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That's fantastic.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:20 PM   #109
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What is in the little blue bottles on the top shelf?
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:48 PM   #110
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Is that GT3 RWD only?
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:53 PM   #111
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I believe it's just the turbo models and the Carrera 4 that are AWD.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:23 PM   #112
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"I'm not OCD, just particular".:-) Very nice for your "temporary" garage. Can't wait to see the permanent version. Nice.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:17 PM   #113
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I like the old Griot's bottles as well, but I learned the hard way not to drop one. It landed on the bottom edge at an angle and CRACK - a whole chunk broke out of the bottom. One bottle of Speed Shine down the drain. For the products I use a lot, I use either aftermarket bottles or that pump sprayer bottle they sell. GREAT for wheel cleaner.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:24 PM   #114
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Default Saber Cabinet Install 1

The Temporary Garage makeover is getting there. I got my cabinets on Tuesday. They arrived safe and sound from Reno, NV in a little over a week. I wasn't home to take delivery. I talked the delivery guy through the directions and told him not to scratch my GT3. He thought it was funny. My wife said he didn't know what to make of my garage.

Four pallets of fun to unpack! I love unboxing stuff.





Four Drawer Lower



Six Drawer Lower





90" Stainless Steel Counter Top







They are packaged very well. It's going to be months before I get all of this Styrofoam out of the garage.



The pile ended up being even bigger than this. My son and the neighbor girls have been raiding the trash pile to make a tree fort.





Lining them up





When I build, he likes to build.



The wide side cabinets need to be assembled. It was very self explanatory. The directions are well written. The only thing I did wrong on the first cabinet is mix up the top and bottom. I figured it out and fixed it on the second one. I should probably read the instructions.










The only thing you have to assemble on the drawer cabinets are the handles. It's four simple screws.





I emptied the cabinets and took them down.









These are Geneva cabinets that I got from Griot's several years ago. They were $199 each versus $175 for the Saber and are not even close to the quality.





I used the pallet to set my counter height. With the pallet and counter top, I'm at exactly 37".





I realized it was smarter to have a flat surface to allow the pallet the slide from underneath the cabinets after securing them to the wall. I put four Tap-Cons into each, then pulled the pallet out. Luckily this was a well made pallet and was perfectly level. Before I mounted them to the wall I bolted the three units together with the supplied bolts and nuts. The four corners have pre-drilled holes. They line up squarely on their own without any issues.





I bought 5/16 hex head Tap-Cons. I can never get the 5/16 ones to grab properly. I switched to my trusty 1/4" Phillips head and just used more of them. The wall is coming down before my cabinets do!







I almost bought a new lighter weight Milwaukee set from HD, but they were out of stock. My trusted old Dewalt does well at hammer drilling but weighs a ton trying to drive screws into the wall. Oh well, it got the job done.







Test fitting the counter top



Patched and painted the wall.



Mounted the first wide cabinet











I think the selves are rated for 300 lbs. I'll bolt them in once I figure out where I want them.













I mounted the other half, bolting them all together and then securing to the wall using the same pallet. Stupidly, I put the drawers back in the other side forgetting I still needed to mount the counter top.










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Old 01-17-2015, 10:24 PM   #115
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The stainless steel tops are super heavy duty. They have a plywood core. You need to add some weather stripping to fill the gaps. Dean from Saber, said he made the tops shorter to allow for errors in mounting. I wanted the center joint to be flush, so I used my own thicker stripping. He supplied much thinner stuff.





As expected, the wood core tops are a tad warped but pulled tight when secured.



I pre-drilled the holes with an 1/8" bit and then bolted in these 1" lag screws starting at the center joint to make sure everything lined up.







I learned my lesson on the second one, drill the holes first. There are pre-drilled holes in the corners, but I added some extra lags to be on the safe side. I used 20 1/4" lags on each 90" section. They aren't supplied.





I bought a 24" X 24" 3/4" sheet of plywood to mount under the right lower for my vise. It's probably overkill, but so is my entire garage.

















So I'm about 10 hours into the install. If you are reading this and know how to hang a level picture, you can do this. I'm not super handy and have never installed cabinets in this order of magnitude. It is time consuming, but is very simple.

I have to build the other three uppers and install them. Then let the organization bonanza begin!

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Old 01-17-2015, 10:53 PM   #116
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THAT was entertaining! Looking forward to seeing it all complete, probably as much as you are! Keep up the impeccable work.
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:07 AM   #117
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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.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:01 AM   #118
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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..

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I would have to dig out my LONG level bar for this job!
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:47 AM   #120
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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!

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