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just finished my new shop and it really makes a big differance in being able to work on your cars. total size is 24'X36'X12' walls and 15' to center of roof. it has a new Atlas 9000# 2 post lift (works great) and a new 80 Gal. 5-HP Campbell Hausfeild compresser (from Lowe's) Clark 190EN mig welder, oxy/actly torch set up, safety kleen parts washer, 35 ton Atlas air/hyd press, along with all the hand tools- port a power-grinders -8' shop work bench w/ 12 speed drill press and vise, bench grinder-telescopic oil drain for lift- trans jack for lift. Basically, i have all the tools i need to build my cars,engins ect, ect. i was stuck in a 12X28 storage compartment the last 4 years building my motors and working on my cars that way and it SUCKED!!!! the new shop is great, i can put one car on the lift and drive another car underneath storing 2 cars where you would normally have the space for one. i've been waiting 30+ years for this shop and the race cars so i had to do a little bragg'en. And i thank my saviour the lord Jesus Christ for his favor and prosperity allowing me to have the things i love.
 

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Congratulations on the new shop. Sounds like you'll be able to get a lot accomplished in there. Having a comfortable space to work in is definitely a plus.
My transmission shop started in a 1200 sq ft shop. Working on 3 cars at a time was very congested. A couple years ago I moved into a 4000 sq ft shop. Now, there are more lifts, equipment and storage space. All in all, it is much easier to function.

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Im jealous.

Bet it feels great to have all that space and gear now.

I have to work in a mates shed coz mine is to small and full of junk.
 

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just finished my new shop and it really makes a big differance in being able to work on your cars. total size is 24'X36'X12' walls and 15' to center of roof. it has a new Atlas 9000# 2 post lift (works great) and a new 80 Gal. 5-HP Campbell Hausfeild compresser (from Lowe's) Clark 190EN mig welder, oxy/actly torch set up, safety kleen parts washer, 35 ton Atlas air/hyd press, along with all the hand tools- port a power-grinders -8' shop work bench w/ 12 speed drill press and vise, bench grinder-telescopic oil drain for lift- trans jack for lift. Basically, i have all the tools i need to build my cars,engins ect, ect. i was stuck in a 12X28 storage compartment the last 4 years building my motors and working on my cars that way and it SUCKED!!!! the new shop is great, i can put one car on the lift and drive another car underneath storing 2 cars where you would normally have the space for one. i've been waiting 30+ years for this shop and the race cars so i had to do a little bragg'en. And i thank my saviour the lord Jesus Christ for his favor and prosperity allowing me to have the things i love.
Congrats on your new shop, you can brag all you want. I also worked out of a small garage, in fact too small to even contain a full size car but it was almost 30' wide so at least I have enough room for my machine tools and a small work area but all car/boat work had to be done outside, weather permitting. The garage is detached and at the rear of the lot so the driveway is long and wide enough to park and work on my Kenworth and still able to close the gate. About 12 years ago I bought my neighbor's house that sits on a 300' deep lot with rear access and I built a 30' x 60' steel building. Now my cars and boats are stored and worked on inside and I can work day or night no matter what the weather is outside. I too waited for over 30 years for this shop....Better than being at Disneyland, isn't it?
 

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God I hope I don't have to wait thirty years:(, although I started handing my dad wrenches and doing minor work on cars when I was 6 so that would only be a few years away. LOL. Congrats man!
 

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That is awesome to hear, you have really been blessed. I would love to have a similar setup one day, but God might have different plans for my money and life.

Encouraging to see somebody thanking our Savior for what we have been given!

Have a good one man!
 

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Fantastic!!!! But this thread is worthless withpout pics!!!!!!

Post-em up man........no teasing!!!
 

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Congrats..

Just replaced three of the four single bulb fixtures in my garage with 8 foot floursent strips. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I can actually see what is in there. Just upgraded my compressor from NONE to a Craftsman 25gal pro. 175psi 2 stage (with assort. tools). Just finished reinstalling my 220v drop for my welders (Miller: DVI Mig and a Dynasty 200 DX Tig) now I can get down to some serious work.

Also puting in some cabinets to put all the smaller toys in.
oh yeah, since the kid took his boombox back it's been to darn quiet! Raided the old office for stereo reciever, speakers, and the old cd/dvd car travel unit. Ready to rock........Just have to make a trip to the packy to stock up the fridge....SHHHHH! don't tell.
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Nice shop for sure!! What brand is it? Looks like a Future Steel or something like that.

Are you going to insulate it? Keeps it warmer in winter and cooler in summer!

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This is better.



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Where the corners and roof meets get some spray foam in the can and fill the gaps or the nasty little birds will be coming in and building nest every where.I went and filled all mine in the shop at work they was making nest every where I looked in it.After I filled them I haven't found any more in the shop.That is what I am thinking about building me on like you have.

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thanks Jay,

the building was put up by a company called EAGLE CARPORTS it was 7 grand for the building and a couple grand for the concrete work, the lift another couple grand so it was fairly expensive to put up plus the compessor and the wiring, lighting, and some of the other tools probly $15,000+ for the whole deal. now i'm putten the Ahead motor in just got done with fab'en the headers on one side will post some pics of those too. gonna try the tunnel ram set up if it will fit in my car, if not i have a new single 4 intake as well. Should make close to 900HP. my car weighs 2,460 empty, with me in it weighs 2,700. i don't have the formula for how fast that combo should run, my old racing instinks tell me it will be close to [email protected] with little problem. i may have to change my gear from a 4.86 to 4.56 or higher. anyway time to order a new chute.
 

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thanks Jay,

the building was put up by a company called EAGLE CARPORTS it was 7 grand for the building and a couple grand for the concrete work, the lift another couple grand so it was fairly expensive to put up plus the compessor and the wiring, lighting, and some of the other tools probly $15,000+ for the whole deal. now i'm putten the Ahead motor in just got done with fab'en the headers on one side will post some pics of those too. gonna try the tunnel ram set up if it will fit in my car, if not i have a new single 4 intake as well. Should make close to 900HP. my car weighs 2,460 empty, with me in it weighs 2,700. i don't have the formula for how fast that combo should run, my old racing instinks tell me it will be close to [email protected] with little problem. i may have to change my gear from a 4.86 to 4.56 or higher. anyway time to order a new chute.
Try here for the formula::: http://www.wallaceracing.com/Calculators.htm
 
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