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Old 09-03-2003, 03:56 PM
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Good source for shop plans?

I am ready to start building my backyard garage/shop. I intend to build one big enough to hold 3 vehicles with one bay large enough for vehicle/furniture restorations with a floor drain. I also intend to have a 'boys club' room with an entertainment center and cooking area with refridgerator. (Engatwork may need to hide there from time to time )
I also need an enclosed area to store three lawn tractors and related impliments necessary to keep up my six acre yard.
The ceiling will have to be at least 12 feet in one bay to accomodate a car lift. All this while fitting into the aesthetics of the neighborhood.
Now, I have a basic idea of what I want, but before I start digging I would like to see some other ideas.
So, does anyone know of a good source for shop design and layouts?
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:22 PM
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Cap'n - next time you come over here give me a call and let's ride over to a friends house that has his shop approximately 75% complete and you can get an idea on the "size". His has one double car size garage door and then a single size garage door with a good bit of space on either side. Right now he is building a '69 Chevelle dragster and restoring a '69 Camaro RS. He also uses his shop for painting cars.


I mentioned to my wife about building one behind the house and she said I ain't going to be there long enough LOL so keep me some floor space open.
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Old 09-03-2003, 06:17 PM
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Threads collide, but you just gotta see this!
Look quick, before he takes it off the site (seriously).

http://www.ultimategarage.com/UltGar2.htm
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Old 09-03-2003, 06:41 PM
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While thousands in our country are homeless and have naught to eat.
..." talkin 'bout a revolution...yeeahhh..wellll.... ya knowww.."
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While thousands in our country are homeless and have naught to eat.
..." talkin 'bout a revolution...yeeahhh..wellll.... ya knowww.."
"We'd all love to see the plan!!" That's what I want is the PLAN!!

I loved John Lennon's music, but I always thought it ironic that he was worth $600 million when he wrote that line!!!
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Old 09-03-2003, 08:32 PM
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Threads collide, but you just gotta see this!
Look quick, before he takes it off the site (seriously).

http://www.ultimategarage.com/UltGar2.htm
DAYAM!! That garage is nicer than my HOUSE!! But now that I think about it.... why not?!?!?!?! Somebody do the Tim the Tool Man grunt!!!
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Old 09-03-2003, 09:26 PM
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The Vintage-Mustang.com has a gentleman there with a "Garage-mahal" here is the link to his site.

http://midlife66.com/

Randy has built a real nice garage for his mustang

Browse his web site and you can see more of his garage.

Heres the link for Vintage-mustang

http://www.vintage-mustang.com/

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Old 09-04-2003, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for the links Dave! Cool shop. Good idea about the roll-up door in the lift bay!
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Old 09-04-2003, 10:43 AM
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For the service bay, I would allow a 6 foot working area/path on each side, front and back of a full size auto, this should provide ample room for toolboxes, engine hoists and car doors. The 12 foot ceiling sounds about right, but you may need to close the hood before lifting the car.
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Old 09-04-2003, 11:48 AM
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but you may need to close the hood before lifting the car.
Hehe! That's one of the first lessons I learned about working on Mercedes with the hood in the verticle position!!
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Old 09-04-2003, 11:53 AM
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Right now I'm thinking one of these two designs.
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Old 09-04-2003, 11:54 AM
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My wife likes this one.
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Old 09-04-2003, 01:52 PM
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What kind of lift are you going to put in?
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:27 PM
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What kind of lift are you going to put in?
Seriously thinking of this one. I really prefer the two post but I think this one is safer and will work better with Mercedes due to the four wheel independent suspension.
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Old 09-04-2003, 04:31 PM
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I have a Bend-Pak SP- 7X full scissor lift. Also serves as parking space for my 190E. The lift pickups the 190E on the lift pads. I have also had a 450 SEL on it. Lift capacity is 6000lbs. I do not see the 7X offered any more. The SP-7 looks like a night mare of limit switches.
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