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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 03:24 PM

Rant .. Rant .. Rant !!

 

I never realized before now,  just how much I  depend on my being able to work in the garage for my entertainment and for the preservation of my sanity.

 

As most of you know, we are in the process of trying to sell our house and last summer I started taking things down to our sons place and putting them in storage.

My tools and equipment from the garage were moved down there last fall.

The winter wasn't too bad as I usually spend most of the winter in the basement building models for my trains anyway so I didn't miss my garage that much.

However,  summer is here and the house is taking longer to sell than we thought it would and I desperately miss being able to work on something out in the garage.

It is getting boring and frustrating and I feel like I'm starting to go berserk !

 

This is how my garage use to look.

 

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This is what it looks like now.

 

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Alright,  I'll stop ranting now .


Edited by jdcrawler, July 07, 2014 - 03:36 PM.

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 03:43 PM

I can totally understand ya Ray!  I'd be going bonkers in your shoes too!


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 03:46 PM

Im right there with ya! (BTW...I like the old garage better!)
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Posted July 07, 2014 - 04:49 PM

That's I feel like.

 

I have 1656 sq feet of garage space between my 2 garages. 

 

I am stuck through the week in a 640 square foot 1 bedroom apartment through the week.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 05:27 PM

Sorry the move is taking so long, Ray! We miss your build threads and can understand the feelings. One of those " If I only had this, I could do something" times. Hope the house sells soon and you can get the shop set back up soon. If I didn't have somewhere to do things, I'd go bonkers too!


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 05:55 PM

I feel for you,every guy needs a Fortress of solitude.Hope you get yours soon.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:13 PM

You are a sick man for having a garage that looks so empty!


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:49 PM

It'll get better Ray......  Think of the big picture when the sale and move is complete.

 

BTW,   The intake on your Model T is upside down.  The carb is supposed to hang low on the engine.  :smilewink:


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Is that a car in the garage?  Who puts a car in a Garage?  You really are going bonkers!


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:57 PM

I feel your pain. If I had a garage like the one in the first picture I'd be mourning it's loss big time! Hang in there! I assume you will have a nice setup in your new place when you get moved. 


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 07:03 PM

My new garage is already purchased but the previous owners used it more as a trash dump than anything else and it needs some work inside and out.

It is actually a 38x48 barn with a really strong loft built inside.

My old work space was only 30x34 so this will give me a lot more room.

 

Here is a photo of the front of the barn.

 

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This is what the barn looked like when we bought the property. 

You can see part of the loft to the right, just inside door.

This barn is built on ground that is sloping down at the back so the floor of the loft is only about 4 or 5 foot off the ground here at the front.

 

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This is a good view of the loft from the front. 

The front half in the center is left open so they could back a hay trailer in for unloading and for parking equipment.

This will make it easy to build a good ramp up to the loft so I can drive the tractors right up there for storing them.

 

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This is the back of the barn.

There is about 9 foot of ground clearance to the under side of the loft floor trusses.

They never leveled the ground inside the barn so the ground slopes up at the front.

This end is going to be the front of my garage and I'm going to dig the ground out and level it all the way to the  other end and pour a concrete floor.

I'm hoping that the barn support post were all sunk down to the same depth.

If not, I will have to dig down along side each support post and put in new post along side the old post.

These new post would then be attached to the old post with several 3/4 inch diameter bolts that go all the way thru both post.

 

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This view is looking across to the other side of the barn.

 

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 07:12 PM

 

BTW,   The intake on your Model T is upside down.  The carb is supposed to hang low on the engine.  :smilewink:

 

That Model T had a hopted up engine in it.

 

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 08:42 PM

Was that the T pickup truck?  . . .   that didn't work out?


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:01 PM

I feel the pain...

 

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:07 PM

hmmm.... I always wondered what an empty Garage looked like!


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