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Old 12-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default Humble 2 car tandem garage

Hi garage journal. Long time lurker but only recently signed up. always dreamed of having my own garage space. I owned a condo for about 5 years with a shared underground garage. I have 2 vehicles and my poor little civic got broken into 5 times in 5years. By no means did I live in a "bad" neighbourhood but my little civic had many tempting toys to temp young kids. I'm just happy it never got stolen. In the end I wanted my own garage space for safety and plus I'm an auto technician by trade and dying for space for my tools and other toys. My fiancé was also getting sick of all my stuff in the balcony. I needed cash for a down payment on a town house so I sold my beloved civic that I dumped a crap load of cash in.



Bought a 1500 sq ft townhouse with an attached tandem garage. My first garage






Theres a lot more room than it looks in there. I can fit my 2 small cars and my xterra and close the garage door. I just tried for shits and giggles. There is a nook area in the back where I can put my tools and junks in. Oh ya and I bought a miata to play around with already loving the garage. Started modifying the miata ASAP!



I have a lot of ideas for my little garage, but furnishing a 3 bedroom place from a 1 bedroom takes a lot more coin than expected. I'll post more updates. I've done more but have to upload pics. All the other garage builds on here are great and I'll be stealing a lot of great ideas from fellow members.

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Old 12-21-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Good eye! It's a 95. Bought it from its original owner. He's retired and had a hard time getting in and out of the car. Bought it completely stock and couldn't resist modifying it, specially now that I have my own space to work on it.


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Old 12-21-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
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You have yourself one nice place there, looking forward to follow your progress..
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Congrats on the garage/living quarters. Tandems are great when done right. I know what you mean with modding the Miata, I have an NC. They're addictive.

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Love the BRG on gold. BRG and Mariner are by far the best colors. My brother and I have owned around 15 Miatas over the years. Currently we have one each and both are just track sluts.

http://clubroadster.net/vb_forum/89-...ver-2-0-a.html
And I figured you for a Jeeper! Funny, I've seen that thread before, not sure from where. I'm a regular on miata.net but I browse clubroadster.net pretty often.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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Oh wow I remember reading up on your build. Great job!

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Love the BRG on gold. BRG and Mariner are by far the best colors. My brother and I have owned around 15 Miatas over the years. Currently we have one each and both are just track sluts.

http://clubroadster.net/vb_forum/89-...ver-2-0-a.html
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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Miatas are fun as heck and really addictive. I was going to buy an NC but decided to furnish the house but now that we're settled in I want to start on my engine mods. I want a natural aspirated engine and I have just been recently presented with a maruha irtb set up. If I buy the Irtbs I know I have to spend another $5-$7gs on my engine. Arggg it's tough.

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And I figured you for a Jeeper! Funny, I've seen that thread before, not sure from where. I'm a regular on miata.net but I browse clubroadster.net pretty often.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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1st obligatory garage mod I bought off cl

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Old 12-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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It looks like your running low on adult fermented beverages.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:15 AM   #9
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^^^^donations are always welcomed
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:18 AM   #10
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I'm interested to see what you have planned for the space. I wish my first house (townhouse) had a tandem garage setup, that looks rather interesting.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:36 AM   #11
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I am in a very similar situation right now.. Just sold my condo and looking to buy a townhouse with a tandem garage.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #12
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I am in a very similar situation right now.. Just sold my condo and looking to buy a townhouse with a tandem garage.
Hey you're from Langley? I'm in south surrey so not too far from you. Good luck in your search for a townhouse!
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:14 PM   #13
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Wifey got me this sweet bottle opener to go along with the bar fridge.



I got tired of listening to just music while I hide in the garage so I installed my old 32" TV. Install was easy since all my cable and internet boxes were in the garage. I think next year I'll get a 55". 32" looks so small now...




Also bought a ping pong table for late night shenanigans. Word to the wise...a dart board isn't safe when booze and testosterone mix


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Old 12-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #14
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You have a very fine place and garage. I am sure it will be serving you very well.
Keep us posted as to how your arrangements in there go!!

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:23 PM   #15
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That's a unique setup!
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:18 PM   #16
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #17
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Welcome! Love the garage and the cars.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #18
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I will be watching your thread as our current garage is a tandem. Interested to see what you do with the space.
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AWESOME set-up! I've never seen a tandem garage like that. Wouldn't it be cool if you could put an OH at the other end - But just having a door is awesome. Seems like you got a cool wife too for getting the opener sign!

I'm originally from Richmond. Looking forward to seeing you set it up - and tune the Miata!!
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I really like the tandem garage. Its unquie space.
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