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Old 01-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #101
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Thanks guys!

MM? The M&M garage? Not bad...
RMG? Rich's Mopar Garage?
RMW? Richs Mopar Workshop
Eh....don't know what to call it...
but please keep the ideas coming, maybe something will
eventually stick

Updates are definitely coming, still got alot of things to figure out in there
but I'm going to just let it evolve and make decisions over time.

One thing I did figure out? Cabinets are going to be difficult....I'll either hit my head, or they will be hard to reach in many locations. I think I will keep doing without them for awhile to see how it goes.

Plans for the Charger are 426 Hemi clone in the original colors (medium
blue metallic, white top, white interior). Fairly close to stock, nothing to
really try to go fast with. It's originally
a 318 ps/pb/ac car, I drove it everyday in the late '80s and it was my only
car for awhile there. It was a beauty, turned alot of heads back then.
Paint and body deteriorated over time,
I started attempting paint and body outdoors...learned quickly that's a bad idea...it sat..deteriorated some more....and here it is.

Have got a bunch of projects stacked up besides the Charger...will keep posting pics/action shots of whatever's happening as long as I'm willing to shoot and you guys are willing to look

Have a happy 2012 everybody....stop by and check in anytime
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:04 AM   #102
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From whom did you purchase your radiant heat system. Nice build....lots of work. Envious over your Charger....love those things.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #103
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R,

The panel and boiler came from Menards in Davison, MI. At the time there was a sale going on....

Got a few potential updates to the shop to post about, am in the beginning stages of a few changes/additions. Nothing earth shattering, but good functionality upgrades.

Don't want to spoil it, so don't want to give any details yet

However I am happy to say somebody wants the old '71 truck, I took a deposit on it, and it'll get a new lease on life sitting behind somebody else's shop, being picked away at for parts as needed. I like that idea more than sending the old girl to the shredder.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #104
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Do you know where your GC got the trusses from. I am breaking ground this spring and I also live in S.E. MI, and want to use scissor trusses. Any info would be helpful. thank you, Kirk.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:08 AM   #105
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I missed this too.. Nice job and write up. The mooney wall is something I will be using to blow insulation into the walls.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:48 AM   #106
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I used the mooney wall/cellulose system throughout the main part of my garage, 30' x 50', with osb over that for 4' then white pegboard throughout instead of dry wall on the walls. The ceiling was sheetrocked, but is not taped or painted yet...good thing, cause I'm going to rip out the ceiling in the right bay, take out the upper level floor joists and have then space for a lift! I'm a huge believer in white pegboard as I've mentioned in many posts before...I even have it on two walls in our 80' by 60' hay barn to hang pitchforks, tools, etc. to keep as much as possible off the floor. OSB is on the other 14' walls.

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:30 AM   #107
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Very nice build, Rich. Great to see you and your boys tackling the work yourselves. The floor turned out extremely clean, and I love the Mopar collection! How many project chassis do you have? When you mentioned there "being more in the garage" next time you posted, I was scratching my head to figure out how many cars you could fit in a 24x30 and still have room to walk around (or even breathe!) Can you fit 3?

Look forward to seeing more!

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:26 AM   #108
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I have enjoyed reading about your build. Great choice on higher garage doors, one decision you will not regret. That floor looks like a dream to have and maintain.

Several years back I built a garage with a 800ft apartment on top with my father, great memories. Great build keep it up.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #109
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I used the mooney wall/cellulose system throughout the main part of my garage, 30' x 50', .
To you or the OP or hell anyone who has done cellulose insualtion in the walls--did you use the Menards/lowes blowers? Were you able to dense fill adequately with out clogging issues?

got any suggestions? can't afford spray foam. Like the looks of the mooney system as the dense field helps reduce noise transmission. this and the insulation price are huge benefits for me.. Also when I read this post earlier I know you have a link to where you bought the webbing, but I can't find it now. Where was the best price for the webbing?
thanks for any suggestions..don't mean to hijack this great thread

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:54 AM   #110
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I had a pro come in with his crew and do the whole garage in one day with two or three helpers while I was at work making money to pay them!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:49 AM   #111
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Wow, looks like I need to check in a little more often.
I wasn't ignoring you guys, just figured I would post up later when I've got some pictures or something.

Kirk,
I believe I saved one of the labels from a truss, and will look and see if I can find it. It has the truss mfr's name and location on it. I am pretty sure he actually ordered them from HD who then farmed it out.

Ryan,
Nope, can't fit many more cars in there that's for sure, I could fit three but not with any room to work......but with two in there, I have alot of extra room for component work (engines, axles, interiors, etc). Once the truck is outta there my '69 GTX will probably take it's place.

The Mooney wall was a bunch of extra work...but looking back? I don't regret it one bit. The quality of insulation and sound deadening is incredible. Same with the insulated slab and floor heat.

For the blower machine, you need to check out what machine the different stores will rent you.....Greenfiber:No good for this app,made for attics.
Krendl:Winner, lots of extra power. The new Menards here had the Krendl and with a little patience and the settings + feed rate, could actually overpack the walls until the insulweb bulged out. I actually had to remove a little bit to get the walls straight in a couple areas.....so I would recommend a Krendl for most anything.

Menards actually sells Insulweb now! They sell it under the name "insulation fabric".
I've forgotten where I bought it, would have to go back to the beginning of the thread to dig up that info....but FWIW Menards has it for the same price/same dimensions.

Wait....how about "The Mooney Garage"......hmmmm

Thanks for the interest and compliments guys, I will be back pretty soon with more pics and goofy comments.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #112
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I got lit

Remember the "free take all you want" old T12 fixtures?

Well I went and got them.

And got a couple T12 bulbs.
And right away, could tell I wouldn't be happy with the light output.
And one of the old magnetic ballasts made this cycling, humming sound like something out of Dr. Frankenstein's Lab. I mean LOUD. Yeah.

So I sanded the rust off, repainted them, swapped in new T8 electronic ballasts (found great deals on ebay), left the single pin tombstones in there and went to 59 watt T8 bulbs.

It was rather interesting trying to mount these 8 foot fixtures by myself. Especially the one in the middle. The walls are 10 foot, so I spent alot of time on the ladder. I guess I won't bore you with how I did it, but if anyone cares I'll post.....glad nobody there was watching at the time, they would have thought I was nuts!
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:18 PM   #113
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Wanted to go the same direction on this end but couldn't reasonably do it, without taking up shelf (or loft) space. Don't want to be breaking bulbs or knocking reflectors off when I'm moving stuff around on the shelf.

I left enough room for a 4 footer in between, in case I need more....and also have one more rebuilt 8 foot fixture left over that I'll find a home for eventually.
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Menards 4 footers under "the shelf"....
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Just the shelf lights without the mains...

wow I didn't realize how huge some of these pics are...oops...hopefully they work ok and aren't too ridiculously big.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #116
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And I got a new air compressor

Another Menards thing... Exact same unit as the Kobalt Lowes sells for about 600. Menards price 479. Then I had a $45 in store rebate to apply to it, AND it was the "everything is 11% off" weekend. Bottom line, with tax it was $404 out the door, but the 11% will come in the form of another in store rebate...works for me, I will use it!

It's hooked up to the CMan tank behind it, so I got 120 gallon capacity all together.
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......And that's about it


...well, not quite....

If you go back a couple pics, you will see some boxes sitting behind the Charger.

Finally found a deal on some cabinets! They're slightly used commercial "break room" cabinets, formica laminate over melamine/particle board...pretty much just what I wanted, bigger than I expected....but I'm considering maybe changing the color by putting on some new Formica.

Need to think about that some more, look at some more formica samples, and need the truck buyer to come and get it out of the way before I can seriously go after refacing the cabs.....
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:13 PM   #118
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The D-100 is officially sold and gone...got a few bucks. made a few folks happy who needed parts, and got one bay back

Here's the latest state of chaos...yes, I know I need something to hang the air hose on...left over reflectors, cabinets all over the place, etc....
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The formica is peeled on some of the sides and bottoms. The fronts are pretty nice though and I like the color.

Still not sure about putting new laminate on them, it's a shop, I am not that picky. I might just hang the wall cabinets as is. They look garage quality to me...Think they look ok?
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The base cabinets are going in my basement, which looks like I will be digging into this summer most likely. These will definitely get new formica, either in black or maybe fake metal.
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