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Old 02-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #21
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OK. That's it. I've finally found the Mother of all garages.

Cool part about it is that it also looks like a lot of work gets done in there.

Very nice!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #22
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... and below is our covered Arena! (64 x 120)





You said that you recently retired. Was it from the NHL!? I'm a big lacrosse and minor hockey guy and that's a great arena ... I love the tennis lines too.

I really like how you have used pallet racks for your tool (& mezzanine?) area.
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #23
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You said that you recently retired. Was it from the NHL!? I'm a big lacrosse and minor hockey guy and that's a great arena ... I love the tennis lines too.

I really like how you have used pallet racks for your tool (& mezzanine?) area.
No, not the NHL although it was always a dream. I still play 5 times a week and its still my first love (recreation wise). My son's a pretty talented player (28 years old now) and since I play goal, I can't begin to tell you how great it is to get on the ice with him (or against him). I also have 2 grown girls and none of them are into my car thing at all. So for now, the wrenching duties belong to me and my 82 year old Dad (who comes here every day). If it wasn't for him, I could never keep up to all the work this place creates.

When my son played minor Hockey and Lacrosse competitively, it took up all my spare time and while I enjoyed it, I'm quite happy that era is over. Its a ton of work, especially if you volunteer to get involved with the Leagues as well! Its a good and bad news story that I built the rink long after his minor sports days.

The rink, when ice is in, is an awesome 3 on 3 rink and wonderful for summer activities as well. The sides have curtains which rise to let fresh all flow through the place while keeping the sun and rain at bay. If it wasn't such a cool gathering spot, I'd probably be storing more junk in there, LOL.

Oh, by the way, I also have a Zamboni to get the right surfacing between play.





Thanks for noticing the racking, it was a planned idea when I designed the building. The floors are equipped with radiant floor heating, so I had to carefully plan to anchor the racking, floor pots and hoists well before the concrete went down. I also ended up video taping the lines with measurements to document the exact location. A good friend recently gave me a great locating tip....call for heat on a zone and after 30 minutes or so, I could shoot the concrete with a laser digital thermometer to isolate the piping locations.... I love it.

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Old 02-04-2012, 08:21 PM   #24
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Holy crap. Ice rink, showroom, mechanical shop. My brain cant cope with all this awesomeness
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #25
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Amazzen ,
Welcome to the Garage Journal ! Some nice property you have there. Would really like to see some of your projects.
Big place , any visitors ever gotten lost in there ?!
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:53 PM   #26
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That is a fantastic set up I am in awe. I worked for 15 years in auto-body and 24 yrs at a high end restoration shop never had that nice of a set up, absolutely amazing.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #27
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Is this a dream?

So much winning going on in this thread... and it's only page 2!
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #28
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Nope, no way... never. This does not exist. When my parents moved us away from Montreal when I was 6 years old, they said the only thing good in Canada is Hockey. I don't believe this exists in Canada. A fraud is what we have here folks.

All kidding aside... Great home and well... the extra's too. Now please give us pics of the restored muscle cars so I can further go into denial.

Thanks for sharing!!!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #29
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where in SW ontario if you dont mind me asking? i am also in SW ontario
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #30
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I think we need a GJ road trip !!! Amazing place.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #31
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color me green.

so.... does the company you work for know you are taking pictures of their fleet repair department?

seriously though... wow. What do you guys farm up there?

That looks like an amazing shop, and I agree, let's see some more workspace shots and some of your projects! I would also like to see what you have in storage as future projects, I like how clean everything looks (I wish I could convince anyone here to let our place stay organized) but admittedly I'm a glutton for grease and have a penchant for patina.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #32
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Don't get me wrong -- I have an extremely wonderful and supportive wife -- but she is not thrilled with the 30x60 garage I am planning. I think she is concerned that it may be too big.

Dude! You have opened my eyes to a whole new world; your 30x60 is a storage shop. You have an ice rink - with a Zamboni! How awesome is that! Gotta love the Zamboni!

I think it's great that you get to wrench with your dad. What car are you currently working on together. Thanks for sharing your killer shops. Enjoy!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #33
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I could hold a F'ing Supercross race in that shop! Very nice!
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #34
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I want. That is all.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:09 PM   #35
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Your garage is bigger than my fire department!

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And his walls aren't collapsed like the ones in my station are!
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #36
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Thanks guys. I apologize if I miss someone, but I'll do what I can to respond:

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Amazzen ,
Welcome to the Garage Journal ! Some nice property you have there. Would really like to see some of your projects.
Big place , any visitors ever gotten lost in there ?!
Only the ones that were never invited.

Thank you, I promise to post projects and tools soon.

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That is a fantastic set up I am in awe. I worked for 15 years in auto-body and 24 yrs at a high end restoration shop never had that nice of a set up, absolutely amazing.
My Dad had a 3,000 sf garage and body shop in the 70's and he says the same thing! Its certainly better, but what makes it great is that its not work and there are no deadlines.

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Is this a dream?

So much winning going on in this thread... and it's only page 2!
Yes, a dream come true, Thank you...glad you're enjoying the thread.

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Nope, no way... never. This does not exist. When my parents moved us away from Montreal when I was 6 years old, they said the only thing good in Canada is Hockey. I don't believe this exists in Canada. A fraud is what we have here folks.

All kidding aside... Great home and well... the extra's too. Now please give us pics of the restored muscle cars so I can further go into denial.

Thanks for sharing!!!!
Thanks for looking and stay tuned.

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where in SW ontario if you dont mind me asking? i am also in SW ontario
About an hour NW of Toronto.

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Thank you and when you plan that trip, pack a lunch....I'll supply the refreshments.

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color me green.

so.... does the company you work for know you are taking pictures of their fleet repair department?

seriously though... wow. What do you guys farm up there?

That looks like an amazing shop, and I agree, let's see some more workspace shots and some of your projects! I would also like to see what you have in storage as future projects, I like how clean everything looks (I wish I could convince anyone here to let our place stay organized) but admittedly I'm a glutton for grease and have a penchant for patina.
Its a horse farm now....horse power that is!

Looks clean? Well maybe at this moment, but we get crap all over the place after about 15 minutes. And we get pretty dirty too (my wife's biggest beef....she's too awesome!)

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I could hold a F'ing Supercross race in that shop! Very nice!
Thank you. You should see the kids next door buzz around the back 40 with their bikes! I can't see them, but I can hear them. They're like mosquitos... I want to hear them so I know we're safe.

I'll try posting some more pics tomorrow and thanks again for the wonderful welcome,

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:05 AM   #37
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Before I go.... one more pic






My first resto-mod.





That's the way I feel too...

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:09 AM   #38
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Yeah, I was happier, and a little less envious, pretending it was empty
Seriously awesome! Useable, filled with stuff, nicely organized, and you can tell things get done! the way a shop should be IMO.
Something to look forward to - can't wait to have my own shop. I am allowed to use my workplace during office house, but there's nothing like your own shop.
Nice place you got there.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:23 AM   #39
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wow is all i can say.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:25 AM   #40
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gray tools box,eh.. nice, seems like you have a lot of money, i hate you.

lets see some of the crap you collect!
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