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Old 3rd March 2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Looking for nice pictures of garages

With the GTD40 off to the workshop to make it ready for registration I decided to clear out the 2-car garage and start turning it into a nice workshop. I was hoping to find some pictures of the inside/interior of your garages, but I think a topic is missing where we can all post photos of the garage itself.

So far I only treated the floor with epoxy, but I do plan on painting the walls and trying to give it a sixties motorsport feeling.

First pictures shows the regular concrete floor, second is after I put the epoxy on it. Garage is only 8 x 6 metres, but will house two cars and things like spare wheels and tool kit.

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Old 3rd March 2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Hiya

For some good ideas you need

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Old 3rd March 2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Fred hit that nail home with one slam of the hammer.. The Garage Journal is where it's at in terms of setting up a new shop / garage...
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Old 4th March 2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Hi John,

What ever you do don't let your garage get as cluttered as mine is.
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Old 4th March 2013, 06:26 PM   #5
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Wow, wouldn't mind swapping.

Had a look at the garage journal and some garages are pretty impressive. However, not that many pictures of 'motorsport-oriented' interiors. Nevertheless, I do have some ideas now and will start working on them. With the GT40 coming back at the end of this week I won't have enough time to applies some of the ideas, but I will get there in the end.

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Old 4th March 2013, 06:59 PM   #6
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Here's one with a P-Car flair that is really nice:
Garage Overhaul Using Rust Bullet for the Floor - The Garage Journal Board

I know this fellow and have been to his amazing shop:
Project Garage Condo - The Garage Journal Board

There is an Index to the Garage Gallery here;
Garage Gallery INDEX - Page 3 - The Garage Journal Board
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Old 5th March 2013, 02:55 AM   #7
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What ever you do don't let your garage get as cluttered as mine is.
Yeah, you better let me take some of that clutter off your hands there Ellis.....

Nice garage. Cars ain't bad either!
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Old 5th March 2013, 03:58 AM   #8
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

[QUOTE=Big-Foot I know this fellow and have been to his amazing shop:
[url=http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46593]Project Garage Condo - The Garage Journal Board[/url]

John

Far to many distractions in the condo,more a life style.
I would bet more work gets done in Ellis's garage than at the condo.
Pollishing the floor and the door knobs consumes time.
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Wow, wouldn't mind swapping.

Had a look at the garage journal and some garages are pretty impressive. However, not that many pictures of 'motorsport-oriented' interiors. Nevertheless, I do have some ideas now and will start working on them. With the GT40 coming back at the end of this week I won't have enough time to applies some of the ideas, but I will get there in the end.

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Your GT40 coming back???
Where has it been?

Have you done the Dutch registration already?
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Old 6th March 2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Thanks for all the reactions. Unbelievable what some guys are building, I am afraid it is all a lot more humble overhere.
Nevertheless, I do have some ideas now and will keep you posted.

GJ,

The car has been to Herman Eshuis (who will be back from the US to set up shop again) for a pre inspection and I hope to have it registered in the coming weeks so I can legally drive it this spring.
Driving the car will also give me some clues as to what to change/improve on the car. It is very easy to start with the engine (which does need to be improved for my needs), but I would like to start with suspension, brakes, centre of gravity, (power to) weight and safety first.

But first I will pick it up tomorrow evening and enjoy the drive home.

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Old 7th March 2013, 10:19 AM   #11
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

huh...will Herman Eshuis come back to NL?
back to Hardenberg or somewhere else, would welcome him back :-)

@Ellis, wow...thats not a garage thats more like a candy store with gt40s, nice.
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Old 7th March 2013, 10:44 AM   #12
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

this one is 30 x 40, bout the right size. only thing i would do different is epoxy or cover the concrete floor.
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Old 7th March 2013, 09:22 PM   #13
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Have a look at this build log...

Jason's Coyote Powered RCR40 Downunder

Jason has a pretty tidy set up, by the looks of things.
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Old 8th March 2013, 06:59 PM   #14
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Hi John.

This is the workshop I built for my scratch build GT40. It has a plain Concrete floor, but it does have good lighting. Its 5 x 7 metres.

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Old 9th March 2013, 08:22 AM   #15
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Re: Looking for nice pictures of garages

Hi Mick,

That looks like a real workshop!

There is no point for me equiping my workshop like that, wouldn't know how to use all those machines (unfortunately!!!). I do know how to use the spanners though.

Hope to do the walls this weekend.

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Old 10th March 2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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Before with only the epoxy...




After with the walls painted.



The lower blue is exactly 66 cm high (top year) and the underside of widest band higher on the wall (similar as seen on the side of the GT40) is at exactly 40 cm from the ceiling.
I think it already looks a lot better, now need to find some other stuff to hang on the walls. Old black & white pictures, marketing stuff from the sixties (Shell, Goodyear, Lucas, Castrol).
Apart from that I will relocate the large cabinet in the back so I can put a proper work bench in the back.

Biggest struggle was to keep the mini helpers at distance... (although he keeps his hands on his back)


And I think he needs some training, as he is to agressive on the wheel. Come to think of it, maybe I should get him a proper foam seat as he is not much in contact with the car!



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Here is the Racing Division (my) garage.
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Old 10th March 2013, 06:51 PM   #18
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WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY CAR?????

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Old 12th March 2013, 12:51 AM   #19
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WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY CAR?????

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Actually it's Bill P's old car. Nothing to do with Bill but with 4K on the odo it requires removal. Mark Engle is doing an evaluation on the problem. Soon to be good as new.
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Actually it's Bill P's old car. Nothing to do with Bill but with 4K on the odo it requires removal. Mark Engle is doing an evaluation on the problem. Soon to be good as new.
Just joking. You have to see the similarity between your car and my old RCR.
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