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Old 02-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default 140 x 64 Family Back Yard Garage

I've been retired for a couple of years now, but began building my dream shop about 10 years ago.

I found his site a few months ago and have been enjoying ALL the garages and back yard warriors along with many innovative approaches to garage set ups.

Most of my set up has been in place for years, but there's always room for tweeking and the additional cool tool or machine.

I wanted to share this with you hoping that it might inspire some, help others with their garage goals and share my pride a joy with those that appreciate this stuff.

So far I have no regrets with the design and set up, but like everyone says...there's never enough time or room when it comes to garages, so like all our projects, it will always be a work in progress.

Here's a couple of exterior pics to get us started and I'll continue the entire tour over the next short while.

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Let me be the first to say - WOW!
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I sure hope you're not going to stop with those 2 pictures!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #4
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Wow what a teaser thread.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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Your garage is bigger than my fire department!
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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Now that is a GARAGE.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:09 AM   #7
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I've been waiting for this thread ever since you teased us a few months ago with a picture. Does it have an inside? What do you do in there? I'm from Southern Ontario too. Are you looking to adopt anyone?
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Checkmate! Very nice garage. Please post more pictures.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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That's a biggin.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:59 PM   #10
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Too bad you have to live in Ontario!

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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I think it's empty inside...
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:17 PM   #12
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I am blown away! Not only is it huge, but it is a really beautiful place. Let's see some of your cars and projects. Looking forward to seeing more of your awesome garage. Thanks
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #13
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I'm sorry, but that is definitely not a garage; it's an estate enclosed by walls! Let me guess, you also have an attached 'garage' on the house (aka - the mansion). lol
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:10 PM   #14
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I feel like I need one of those life alert buttons to wear around my neck "help I've fallen and I can't getup!" wow huge...yet not commercial looking.....wow....wow.....where is that button?.....Nice lets see more of it!!!
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:45 PM   #15
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Okay, Okay, Okay......

Before we go inside I must give you the outside story first:

This is our main residence property. This use to be a working 100 acre farm years before we bought it. It was nearly abandoned and needed a lot of tlc.

We renovated the existing farm house and the small garages while breaking ground on the main shop you see above.

We also added a few more outbuildings to hide all the junk we keep.




Building on left is a single car garage.

Building on right is 30 x 60 storage shop.

One in back is the main shop again.





Farm house 3 car garage.





Above is a 40 x 80 storage shop (houses my future resto projects)

and below is our covered Arena! (64 x 120)








Hey, that's an inside pic!...


Usually have the ice in by this time of the year, but its been such a mild winter so far.


Alright, I'm going to need to post several threads to get all the pics up for you guys, so that's it for this one.... other than to add

I wish to thank all of you for your compliments so far and I couldn't imagine where the end of the line is for the adoption waiting list, sorry.
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Inside ice, how nice.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #17
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Main shop is broken into two main sections with largest area for Mechanical and body work. The other end is a car and memorabilia showroom. In between we have some storage rooms and a bathroom.

8 large work bays; 2 of which have been partitioned as a "dirty room" for body work and any messy work. 3 bays have 3 types of automotive lifts. 2 bays have floor pots for frame straightening or tie down requirements. 1 Bay contains the newest addition....a semi-downdraft paint booth.

Through the center is our primary tool area (under a racking structure)




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This is strictly a hobby shop for my muscle car restorations, memorabilia restos and fixing the vehicles of family and close friends. We work on about one project a year, but always seem to be busy repairing one thing or another. (we're just completing the restoration of my Dad's old Tow Truck)

End of this post..... I'll get another ready asap...

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #18
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.....holy f*(*) ....that just isn't right ....here I am thinking that a 40x 60 is just about right for foolin around..... and then you post - awesome .... great setup....super envious in Michigan
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Nice hobby garage. My nephews in detroit would love that rink you have. They have in the past flooded their back yard for hockey. I think they used sand bags around the perameter.
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wow... that is the biggest shop I have ever seen! hats off to you!
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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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... 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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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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Holy crap. Ice rink, showroom, mechanical shop. My brain cant cope with all this awesomeness
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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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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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Is this a dream?

So much winning going on in this thread... and it's only page 2!
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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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where in SW ontario if you dont mind me asking? i am also in SW ontario
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I think we need a GJ road trip !!! Amazing place.
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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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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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I could hold a F'ing Supercross race in that shop! Very nice!
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I want. That is all.
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Your garage is bigger than my fire department!

X2

And his walls aren't collapsed like the ones in my station are!
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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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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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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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Before I go.... one more pic






My first resto-mod.





That's the way I feel too...

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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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wow is all i can say.
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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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lets see some of the crap you collect!
Hey dieselmike....couple of things,

If I had lots of money they would be Snap On boxes and I don't collect crap.

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Machinery:


Frame straightening, gear oil pump, auto soap foamer, undercoating pump




Metal lathe and vertical mill combo



Brake drum and rotor lathe



Mig, tig, plasma cutter and traditional torch set



Metal work bench with chop saw station



Behind spray booth



Small parts storage


Overkill air dryer, also store 2 bush cords of firewood beside booth



Hot water engine pressure washer, electric fork lift, Baldor buffer
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Band saw and drill press



Hydraulic press



Wall cabinet storage (and one of 2 wood burning stoves)


Air compressor with air chiller/drier



more wall cabinets



2nd wood stove, more cabinets, media blast cabinet



Sheetmetal brake, yes more cabinets



As I'm doing this walk through, I had to stop and ask myself....am I possibly a "closet" cabinet collector?..... Nahhhhh....

I do my best to put labels of contents on the storage units, but I still manage to misplace items.
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Here's one of my recent projects





I hand made this by making a mold of my favorite mask and laying up a kevlar/carbon fiber weave material in epoxy resin.





How do you like the Corvette paint scheme?

I also have a vinyl decal cutter which we used for the graphics here.

More project pics coming....
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Holy crap ! Nice dude, very nice.. Thanks for sharing !
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Gorgeous shop. Corvette scheme on the mask looks good. With the C6 flags you could have also done a Jake look on the back.
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i think you meant C5.

and to the OP - how do you ever find time for projects with so many, well, projects going on?
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Now theres a guy who does some work in his awesome garage!!! Very Nice!
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Very nice set up. It's fortunate to have the space to expand to suit your needs, isn't it? It makes working on projects a joy - not work at all! I know we get a lot of different projects completed because having the space/tools organized helps with the efficiency. Being able to complete things "fast" is a motivator - we love seeing the end product in use, which is the point of it all.

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Awesome shop. Clearly years in the making there - both in construction and in your mind!

I have to say I am most jealous of the Supertest sign. I am Canadian and you don't find those down here in the states! I grew up around Oshawa and I have never looked for vintage Canadian gas signs - are they rare up there?
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Awesome stuff Amazzen, I think I'd like the mini hockey rink as much as the garages!

I'm curious whether you acquired all the equipment piecemeal over the years, or did you buy out a business or two as they were closing? I'm at the point where I am acquiring the equipment I want/need, but it's going to take me a lifetime to get to where I want to be, once piece at a time.
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Where did you get the storage cabinets with drawers in you "small parts storage"? I went to an auction last week hoping to pick some up (they had 8 of them) but they went for 800+ a pieceand I didnt want to spend that much. Just trying to find another outlet to get them.
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Gorgeous shop. Corvette scheme on the mask looks good. With the C6 flags you could have also done a Jake look on the back.
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i think you meant C5.

and to the OP - how do you ever find time for projects with so many, well, projects going on?
C5 is correct! Long days and and an obsessive passion to do stuff.

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Thanks; yes, other than drivetrain internals and upholstery, I'm somewhat capable of doing most of the work myself. (because I prefer to as well).

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Thank you too Chris.....You're absolutely right about efficiencies. I think the experience that helped me the most was restoring my 69 Charger in my small garage while working and raising a young family.... you need to make the most out of every precious second!
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I was sitting here looking through threads at different garages and I run across one that the guy has a frickin' ZAMBONI of all things sitting in his garage.

Not only am I a little green, I think I felt a tear roll down my cheek

What I wouldn't give to have to tell the wife that I have to get in the car just to drive down to the other garage, and then have her ask WHICH garage


Very nice indeed and will be watching for future pics for sure
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In our family, each of our buildings has its own name - Barn, Shop, Shed, Honey House, Coach House, Coal Shed, Brown Garage, etc.... It's like children - only when you get mad you can't remember which name to call out!

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This is that moment where I realize that no matter what I do, how big I build, or what I fill it with.... My garage will always be inferior.

Hats off to you, sir.
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Wow, just wow, I consider myself a car guy and I think the ice rink is actually my favorite.
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cool shop post some piks of that wrecker of your dads when its done awesome property and shop thanks for sharin
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Obviously i made a poor choice of careers. what a piece of land you have there. welcome to the garagejournal.
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I love it!! What a great place you have! You are living my dream by the way. When I get done with the raising kids and building my business, restoring cars is my dream.
Keep the pics coming, I pray you continue to enjoy it for many years to come in good health.
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I can't believe you guys have not said it yet. You Suck!! Damn nice setup, you are Godly in my eyes.

Why has no one said anything about the '69 Charger???
That thing is absolutely beautiful!
Really admire the fact that Dad plays around in the shop every day. I miss my Dad!

The absolute best setup I've ever seen!

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Awesome shop. Clearly years in the making there - both in construction and in your mind!

I have to say I am most jealous of the Supertest sign. I am Canadian and you don't find those down here in the states! I grew up around Oshawa and I have never looked for vintage Canadian gas signs - are they rare up there?
Thanks, definitely many years in the making, LOL.

Yes, Supertest petroliana is very rare no matter where you look. As a matter of fact, I acquired and restored a Canadian Vulcanizer pump years ago and haven't been able to find information on it other than this old museum photo:




From what I recall, Canadian Vulcanizer also started the Supertest Brand. Here's the restored pump...


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Awesome stuff Amazzen, I think I'd like the mini hockey rink as much as the garages!

Thanks, I enjoyed building the boards and glass. I'm in the middle of finishing benches and a better change area.

I'm curious whether you acquired all the equipment piecemeal over the years, or did you buy out a business or two as they were closing? I'm at the point where I am acquiring the equipment I want/need, but it's going to take me a lifetime to get to where I want to be, once piece at a time.
I was fortunate to get the Tow Truck and brake lathe from my dad's old business, but everything else came a little at a time. Looking for projects, tools and epuipment is an ongoing treasure hunt...never a dull moment and the hardest part is convincing myself that I don't need it or have the room for it.

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2 of my gray storage cabinets were bought new for about $1400 a piece and the others I bought from a downsizing business as a lot. These things are pretty heavy duty so $800/ea used is not out of line, buy if you're patient and keep hunting I'm sure you'll do much better.

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I was sitting here looking through threads at different garages and I run across one that the guy has a frickin' ZAMBONI of all things sitting in his garage.

Not only am I a little green, I think I felt a tear roll down my cheek

What I wouldn't give to have to tell the wife that I have to get in the car just to drive down to the other garage, and then have her ask WHICH garage


Very nice indeed and will be watching for future pics for sure
Thanks for the chuckle. Its not all its cracked up to be though... first, its a pain if you need a certain tool and you have to drive back to the main shop (10 times....arrrrrgh) and your wife WILL catch on and insist you wear a tracking device...

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LOL. us too! Big Shop, Middle shop, Dome, etc..

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This is that moment where I realize that no matter what I do, how big I build, or what I fill it with.... My garage will always be inferior.

Hats off to you, sir.
Thanks, however make no mistake....there will always be a better place out there...But in the end, I will always like mine better....'cause its mine!

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Thank you... I tend to think that my favorite project is the one I'm currently working on.
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cool shop post some piks of that wrecker of your dads when its done awesome property and shop thanks for sharin
I'll do that very soon, stay tuned.

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Obviously i made a poor choice of careers. what a piece of land you have there. welcome to the garagejournal.
Thanks for the welcome. Hey, I was lucky to have a decent toy when I was a kid...no complaints, I had my imagination. I contribute my success to doing the best I can with everything I've been given the opportunity to do.

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I love it!! What a great place you have! You are living my dream by the way. When I get done with the raising kids and building my business, restoring cars is my dream.
Keep the pics coming, I pray you continue to enjoy it for many years to come in good health.
Thank you so much and I wish you the best as well. Besides, it looks like you're well on your way there already.

The restoration hobby is very gratifying, but finally being able to put my family ahead of work without consequence (and no work ahead of family) is the greatest feeling of all.
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I can't believe you guys have not said it yet. You Suck!! Damn nice setup, you are Godly in my eyes.

Why has no one said anything about the '69 Charger???
That thing is absolutely beautiful!
Really admire the fact that Dad plays around in the shop every day. I miss my Dad!

The absolute best setup I've ever seen!

Mm
Thank you Mm, the Charger is my favorite.

Having Dad around is great and I'm not looking forward to the day when I miss him too. Until then we're making the most of the time we've been blessed with.

Here's a recent restoration of another Charger of mine...




I think this is my best resto to date!

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How many cars do you have restored and how many more do you have to go, without buying anymore that is?
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I'm really envious of your talent for restoring those cars! Man that Daytona is awesome! I've never seen one those in real life. Is that a GM Product next to it, the rag top?

The more I read about you the more I want to be your best friend!!

If your wife is a Super Model too, I'm going to have to hurt somebody. LOL

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How many cars do you have restored and how many more do you have to go, without buying anymore that is?
Let me give you the list:

Done (restored or not needing resto)
58 Corvette 290hp Fuelie
67 Corvette 435hp Convertible
82 Corvette Collectors Edition
69 Camaro RS/SS Convertible
56 Thunderbird 312cu in
69 Charger Hemi clone
Shelby Cobra replica
68 Shelby Mustang
89 Chevy Tow Truck (for Dad)
77 Lincoln Continental Town car (sort of)
69 GTO Coupe (for a very good friend)
70 Mustang Fastback (for a brother of mine)

In progress
69 Camaro Z28/RS Coupe
76 Camaro Type LT

Waiting in Storage
54 Corvette
57 Chev Belair Convertible
69 Camaro Pace Car Convertible
71 Plymouth GTX
70 Charger
69 Trans Am Coupe
69 Trans Am Coupe (I have 2)
68 Corvette 400hp Covertible
69 Firebird Convertible
70 Challenger T/A
70 Cuda AAR
65 GTO convertible

Most of the cars were bought before I built the new shop and kept in storage until I could get to them. That journey spanned about 15 years. I still have a lifetime of projects left to do.... that's why the shop is a must.

At 53 years of age, I'm hoping to live long enough to buy a few more, LOL.
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If I could restore her, she would be!

God, I'm glad she doesn't read this stuff...


And by the way, a 70 Chevelle SS LS6 has been on my "to buy" list for ages.
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Some people have all the toys and space!

Are you adopting any time soon?
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(2) 69 Trans Am's? Love it!!!! Nice list of cars and great job on the resto!! What's special edition about the Daytona?
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OMG.... that is beautiful. based on the 59ish lincolln zephyr I think... right?
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Are you adopting any time soon?
Since the kids have all left the nest (with their dogs), I have to say adoption would be a very long shot, LOL.

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Thanks, "SE package" was available on standard Charger models (woodgrain dash treatment, minor cabin upgrades and 2 badges on the sail panels). The rarity on the Daytona is kind of strange because Daytona options were preassigned by Dodge (no one ordered a Daytona) and only 9 were given this "SE" option. What's even better is that this Daytona is one of 2 "Canadian SE Daytonas"!
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Wow, I have signed up recently and been lurking but just had to comment. Fantastic garages you have there!
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Great collection Amazzen! Very nice set up too, might I have met you last summer at Steve Plunketts place with the Batmobile?
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Wow, this just keeps getting better!!
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Damn, I could live like that! What an amazing shop, and car collection. Wow.
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Close, 1955 Lincoln Futura (Ford Concept Car).
George Barris bought it from Ford in 1965 for $1 and transformed it into the Batmobile for the 1966 TV Series. (Barris still owns it and its sitting in his SoCal shop!)

Zogman, I'm also admiring your Cougar ragtop, very nice....is it a big block?
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Thanks Chris, No...haven't made it to Fleetwoods yet, but I do have a good friend in London that attends in Batman garb for the kids. He's finishing off his Batmobile as we speak for the big car show there next month.

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Thanks guys, I'll eventually post the pics of everything and I have to admit...its been a mini project posting this much already.

Your interest and kind comments make sharing this a true pleasure.

Last but not least I wish to thank the folks of Garage Journal for a wonderful Community that you've created.
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Close, 1955 Lincoln Futura (Ford Concept Car).
George Barris bought it from Ford in 1965 for $1 and transformed it into the Batmobile for the 1966 TV Series. (Barris still owns it and its sitting in his SoCal shop!)

Zogman, I'm also admiring your Cougar ragtop, very nice....is it a big block?
Thanks!! It has a Cleveland with a factory 4 speed. Fun car.
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I wasn’t jealous of the monster shop space (just more to clean), nor the ice rink (it would cost me too much keeping the ice frozen in FL), nor the Zamboni (without a rink, what would I do with THAT thing), nor all the quality machine tools (plenty of guys on here have those), nor the vast volumes of storage space (that would just make me MORE of a packrat). I wasn’t even jealous of all the wonderful musclecars on the list until I saw that ’69 pace car on the list. Now THAT made me JEALOUS!

Seriously, thanks for sharing (and continuing to share) your great compound with us here at GJ. Hopefully you are hooked on this website and hang out with us for many years to come. I especially like the part about dear old dad spending time with you - glad to hear you guys get along so well.

Keep the posts coming! I'm looking forward to many more details being revealed on the buildings, equipment, and cars.

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(BTW, I do find it interesting that a garage "Superman" chooses to drive a Batmobile. Shouldn't you be flying around or something? )
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I don't know that I have anything NEW to add, but I now know the following things to be true:
1) You win. No really. I'm done, no competing with that. You HAD me at the Zambonie, but then you had to go and pull out the multiple Chargers, GTO's, and the FRIKKEN BATMOBILE!!!!

2) Previously, I thought OldCarGuy, Utah997, and/or BB767 had nice places. No more. They're just squirrels trying to get a nut in YOUR world.

3) I could not think of a better way to measure "success" in retirement. Well played, sir!
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What a great Garage and a beautiful piece of property
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Paul ,

Thanks for taking the time to post so many detailed photos of your stunning property and cars. The Daytona is amazing. You are quite the inspiration and motivation to get out of the dirt floor shack I currently call my "shop".
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Like everyone else said... Great garages, awesome tools, and I REALLY love your car collection. Thanks very much for sharing them with us. Since you started this thread, I look forward to checking it every day! Keep up the great work!
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Biggest undertaking to date, it was 3 years in the making. Almost evrything was made from scratch.





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My favorite however was....."To the Batmobile...." and its even cooler when you can actually do it!
Only one image can say what my eyes feel like....

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Amazing place you have there sir. Thanks you for sharing.

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Truly "amazzen" what you have accomplished. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your "car guy" mecca.
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Thanks for all the kudos, especially the sarcasm...I'm definitely getting the warm and fuzzy!

This calls for a few more pics...


56 TBird....





Pedal car was restored before completion of full scale Bat...





One of the first British made phone booths restored into a curio cabinet (weighs a ton...literally).
My other thought was to put a full size Superman mannequin inside (I'm still thinking about doing that one day)...





I'll turn on the lights and grab some more photos asap...
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Love the fact you have one of our 'phone boxes in there, that doubles the coolness of your garage . There is a guy in a town near me that seems to collect them, has about 20 in his garden!

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That is insane.

Seriously, what did you do in life to obtain all that awesome stuff and retire at age 53???
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That is insane.

Seriously, what did you do in life to obtain all that awesome stuff and retire at age 53???

yeah, seriously, I now realize I've done something really wrong with my life..lol

I'm still speechless at your place, just simply mindboggling, and so damned functional to boot.
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That is insane.

Seriously, what did you do in life to obtain all that awesome stuff and retire at age 53???
Actually 51, but who's counting?

All I did was..... work hard for about 100 years, sacrifice spending time with my young family, have a great wife and be a good Christian whenever I could.... this rest was just dumb ass luck!
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Bruce (how appropriate),

Since you asked for it, I'll let the "Bat out of the bag"...





Biggest undertaking to date, it was 3 years in the making. Almost evrything was made from scratch.





......My Hero's greatest line....... "we haven't a moment to lose"!

My favorite however was....."To the Batmobile...." and its even cooler when you can actually do it!
A Batmobile!!!!!!!!!!The guys got a BATMOBILE too It just wouldn't get any cooler than hopping in the Batmobile for a cruise down the street.

Man, I have got to buy me some lottery tickets!!!!
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Your 56 T-Bird is perfection. My dream car. I think your shop and projects are the grand prize winners.

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Amazzen, simply AMAZING! (Green for ENVY!)



'A Shop Soliloquy'

And here I sit,
trying my wit,

on my couch;
a lazy slouch.

Having just read
Amazzen's thread,

'tis now I feel
his can't be real.

I know my shop
is filled with slop,

I can't compete
with one so neat.

I've much to do,
to have as you,
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As the bard might have said,
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Incredible preview, Amazzen. I say preview because there's so much I'm sure that hasn't been shown.

I have a feeling that you've got some neat tools, too. Any vintage stuff? Any restorations of machinery in your shop?

As well, to the guy that's got an incredible to-do list, what's the dream project you haven't gotten your hands on yet? Anything slip through your grasp that you still wish you grabbed or had?

Over the last five years (I'm 35) I've started accumulating the vehicles and projects I've dreamed about. My total is at 4 and I've got a few more on my list. Soon I'll get back into getting the list checked off too.

One last question, is there anything you've sold? Or do you just keep them after they're done.

You've got a great hobby, congrats on working hard and retiring at a young age.
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Amazzen, simply AMAZING! (Green for ENVY!)



'A Shop Soliloquy'

And here I sit,
trying my wit,

on my couch;
a lazy slouch.

Having just read
Amazzen's thread,

'tis now I feel
his can't be real.

I know my shop
is filled with slop,

I can't compete
with one so neat.

I've much to do,
to have as you,
but now I'm blue;
so sad, BOO-HOO.

As the bard might have said,
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he went back to bed!"


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No kidding......a poem? You guys are really into your Garage Journal...

I'm speachless.
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Incredible preview, Amazzen. I say preview because there's so much I'm sure that hasn't been shown.

Yes, I'm working on that.

I have a feeling that you've got some neat tools, too. Any vintage stuff? Any restorations of machinery in your shop?

No real vintage stuff. Closest thing I have is an older Harig surface grinder that I moved out because of its limited use.

As well, to the guy that's got an incredible to-do list, what's the dream project you haven't gotten your hands on yet? Anything slip through your grasp that you still wish you grabbed or had?

Came soooo close to owning a 69 Camaro ZL1 about 20 years ago....missed it by about 1 hour!...

Muscle car wise, I wouldn't mind a 70 Chevelle LS6 Convertible, 69 Boss 429 and 69 ZL1 or Yenko Camaro.

Dream car aquisitions would be a 48 Tucker or a Duesenburg because of their incredible historic significance.


Over the last five years (I'm 35) I've started accumulating the vehicles and projects I've dreamed about. My total is at 4 and I've got a few more on my list. Soon I'll get back into getting the list checked off too.

I'm sure I started hunting around 30 years of age too.... my advice is to be selective and buy only what you really want not just because its a "deal". Spend your money on buying projects and putting them away until you have the time. Finding great projects gets more difficult over time and more $$$.

One last question, is there anything you've sold? Or do you just keep them after they're done.

The only thing I've sold is a 99 Viper GTS I ordered new in 1998, it had 800 miles on it (mostly put on by my son) and it just didn't turn my crank. Nice car, but I didn't restore it so out it went. (no regrets). Besides it always helps to collect appreciating assets versus those that depreciate.

You've got a great hobby, congrats on working hard and retiring at a young age.
Thanks Brent and good luck to you as well.
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Amazzen,

You need a 1969 COPO Chevelle and a 1970 Buick Stage1 in your collection.

Great stuff, thanks for being so kind and sharing your passion with us.

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You have some great cars in the stable for sure. I love the phonebooth! I have been looking for one to put in my place for a while now.
Nice to meet a fellow Camaro guy, I have a '69 SS350 convertible I have been working on (well have'nt touched it in the last 4) years.
I also have a 2010 2SS/RS, where all of my attention has been for the last few years. I have it up to 702 horses to the rear wheels and a full suspension mod, she can do a 10 second quater mile and hit 1.38 G's on the road course.


Tell me more about the Camaros, are they restored to stock like new, or resto-modded?
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Love the fact you have one of our 'phone boxes in there, that doubles the coolness of your garage . There is a guy in a town near me that seems to collect them, has about 20 in his garden!

Ross
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Thanks Ross, a good friend of mine imported 2 from the UK years ago and I was fortunate that he only wanted to keep one of them.

This was the last (possibly the only) working location it was removed from:


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hmmm, can't seem to find a place called that on google maps . Any idea where abouts it came from?

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You need a 1969 COPO Chevelle and a 1970 Buick Stage1 in your collection.

Great stuff, thanks for being so kind and sharing your passion with us.

Dan

I appreciate the help Dan... Showed this to my wife and she said "to do what I want". After 30 years of marriage, I decipher the code to mean "don't you dare"!

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You have some great cars in the stable for sure. I love the phonebooth! I have been looking for one to put in my place for a while now.
Nice to meet a fellow Camaro guy, I have a '69 SS350 convertible I have been working on (well have'nt touched it in the last 4) years.
I also have a 2010 2SS/RS, where all of my attention has been for the last few years. I have it up to 702 horses to the rear wheels and a full suspension mod, she can do a 10 second quater mile and hit 1.38 G's on the road course.


Tell me more about the Camaros, are they restored to stock like new, or resto-modded?
Maybe Ross can hook you up with his neighbor for the phone box?

69 Camaro's (RS type) are my favorite. My RS/SS Conv has been restored other than wheels and a 502 GM crate motor upgrade. Its a cute car with just enough giddie up.




69 Z28/RS is undergoing a total original resto.

69 pace car will also undergo an original resto.....some day.

Also waiting to paint my 76 Camaro (I'm replicating my first new car. Well almost...as it was after I hopped it up a little)

Here's my project the way it sits right now





Here's what my actual car looked like in 1977





Here's the new 450hp stroker that's going in. I will try and keep the engine bay as stock looking as possible and probably postpone the stripe treatment for now. Not an investment car, but its something I've wanted to do for a while now.





They say you can't go back in time, but I do.....everytime I go into my showroom!

Hope you get back to those Camaro's of yours soon enough.
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Sadly they are not my neighbour (you guys over there might class the next town as your neighbour :P), its just somewhere I drive past sometimes.
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Sadly they are not my neighbour (you guys over there might class the next town as your neighbour :P), its just somewhere I drive past sometimes.
Whoooops, sorry Ross.

For the record though, I would consider you my neighbour no matter how far away you may be. The GJ is a far reaching Community!

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Whoooops, sorry Ross.

For the record though, I would consider you my neighbour no matter how far away you may be. The GJ is a far reaching Community!

Cheers,

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But its a bit far for me to come to work on my Land Rover though

Does this make me a jealous neighbour?

seriously, GJ has that effect, putting people in contact that share a love of all things garage/hanger/shed. Whether it contains a plane, car, truck, bike or 4wheeler we all have stuff in common
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Dude! ...I could look at your project cars all day. Very nice!
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Wow, you have very good taste in 69 Camaros! I really like the color!
My 69 is a carbon copy of yours sans the RS package, it has a 458 hp 382 stroker in it.
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OK......you win......it's all over.......every body go home now........dammit man.......well done sir...well done...
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Wow, you have very good taste in 69 Camaros! I really like the color!
My 69 is a carbon copy of yours sans the RS package, it has a 458 hp 382 stroker in it.
Isn't that funny....you even have the cowl hood. (I opted for that look, but kept the SS hood just in case)

I'm partial to Blue.... its a GM thang..... I think








Note to self....clean up the showroom and cars before anymore photos!!!
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Oh c'mon Amazzen...it this all ya got?? Just kidding...."impressive" is horribly innadequate to describe your shop-n-stuff.

I've spent a lot of time in Toronto and I'm thirsty as we speak for a Sleemans Cream Ale...Can't get it down here...

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Oh c'mon Amazzen...it this all ya got?? Just kidding...."impressive" is horribly innadequate to describe your shop-n-stuff.

I've spent a lot of time in Toronto and I'm thirsty as we speak for a Sleemans Cream Ale...

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Must... have... more... cool... cars... C'mon man!!!
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WOW, amazing shop!!
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Paul, great garage! It's funny to me how many Canadians post here during the winter, only to disappear when the weather gets warmer.

Did I interpret correctly that your small parts drawers are from Gray, or were you referring to the tool boxes?

Any ice on the rink, yet?
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I've spent a lot of time in Toronto and I'm thirsty as we speak for a Sleemans Cream Ale...
Hey....I'm not done yet. its a work in progress remember...

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Paul, great garage! It's funny to me how many Canadians post here during the winter, only to disappear when the weather gets warmer.

Did I interpret correctly that your small parts drawers are from Gray, or were you referring to the tool boxes?

Any ice on the rink, yet?

I think the disappearing act is due to good weather or the lack of it...I know we try to avoid working in the shop on nice days (that may also have to do with the upkeep of the 100 acres we need to maintain).

Gray tool boxes...Rouseau parts drawers.

No ice in the rink this year...weather has been too mild, my son's away and I'm at a different rink 5 times a week as it is.


Charlie...You have a woodworking shop too? I guess I contemplated that some time ago, but knew I couldn't manage 2 huge hobbies. What projects do YOU have on tap?

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I think the disappearing act is due to good weather or the lack of it...I know we try to avoid working in the shop on nice days (that may also have to do with the upkeep of the 100 acres we need to maintain).

Gray tool boxes...Rouseau parts drawers.

No ice in the rink this year...weather has been too mild, my son's away and I'm at a different rink 5 times a week as it is.


Charlie...You have a woodworking shop too? I guess I contemplated that some time ago, but knew I couldn't manage 2 huge hobbies. What projects do YOU have on tap?
Thanks, Paul, my dad is more of a woodworker than I am, though I have made some furniture and am just about to build some cabinets for the metal shop. I do a little work on my track car (a 944 Turbo that I run at Mosport, or whatever they're about to start calling it) though, and I'm gearing my new shop up to help with that.
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Ok, after lurking and the enjoyment of looking at all the amazing garages from small to large......This is worthy of my first post.

Awesome setup!!!! You are truly blessed to be able to spend time doing what you enjoy with your dad.
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Sweet multiple garages!!!

Any pics of the covered ice rink in winter? As a hockey player that thing is bad ass
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All i can say is WOW. If your not adopting, do you have a daughter that needs to find a nice caring young man who shares all the same interests as her dad. It seems to be a bit colder where you live compared to what i am used to, but i will sacrifice for the good of all things rusty that become shinny and new in your kingdom of awesomeness.
Go ahead and pm me your address and we will start this relationship out in person, just as soon as i can get my affairs in order and sell off the 3 material things that i have acquired in my lifetime.
Can i take the batmobile to town when the weather gets a bit warmer?
If you are some kind of drug lord kingpin, please disregard the above message.

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Blue dog - I laughed out loud!!! I think you did a great job saying what most of us who read this thread think!!!
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The nevr-nox globe is really cool. Can't say I have ever seen that one before. I am still hoping to come across my first globe at a garage sale.
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Im TOTALY out of words after reading this thread.
PLEASE keep the pics coming....
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Why are some trying to pull this OP down are diminish him? If he is a crook and boasting on a public forum his days are numbered. It is obvious he is sucessful and not stupid.
I say He is living the life that all should aspire to. It is the American Dream to work hard, smart and be Blessed enough to get ahead.
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Really, are we reading the same thread ? Seems to me that everyone here is in awe over the OP's spread, and the praise he is receiving seems to be filled with generous comments.
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All i can say is WOW. If your not adopting, do you have a daughter that needs to find a nice caring young man who shares all the same interests as her dad. It seems to be a bit colder where you live compared to what i am used to, but i will sacrifice for the good of all things rusty that become shinny and new in your kingdom of awesomeness.
Go ahead and pm me your address and we will start this relationship out in person, just as soon as i can get my affairs in order and sell off the 3 material things that i have acquired in my lifetime.
Can i take the batmobile to town when the weather gets a bit warmer?
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You are right most are great guys with great posts, some just have to throw a dig in there.
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You are right most are great guys with great posts, some just have to throw a dig in there.
Apparently you do not get out much and have no clue what humor is. While living in your bubble, may i suggest you watch a few movies that may put a smile on your face, try Raising arizona, any Monte python movie, Best in show, Oh, The Jerk, that is a good old funny movie and seems very fitting at this time. It won't hurt. Or, you can just continue to kick kittens and bunnies, your choice, life is way to short to take everything so serious.
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This is too cool a thread in which to start a food fight. While I enjoyed the humor, and understood it was a compliment. Not everyone understands nor appreciate my sense of humor. While I understand the humor, it may not always be taken as such. So instead of this misunderstanding devolving into a food fight lets stop now. So just kiss and make up so we can see what else is in this awesome facility.

I am much more of a lurker than commenter on this site, but I gotta say this is a truly amazing shop facility, with great restorations and toys. My hat is off to you sir!

Having your own ice rink, while it is an great structure, is not something I have ever thought of nor lusted after. The weather conditions require it be cold enough for ice. Just not for me, my blood is way too thin.

Again congrats on a great facility (it is just to big and complex to be called just a shop)!

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wow oh wow, i have a new hero in my life. that is an incredible compound
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Apparently you do not get out much and have no clue what humor is. While living in your bubble, may i suggest you watch a few movies that may put a smile on your face, try Raising arizona, any Monte python movie, Best in show, Oh, The Jerk, that is a good old funny movie and seems very fitting at this time. It won't hurt. Or, you can just continue to kick kittens and bunnies, your choice, life is way to short to take everything so serious.
I say good day to you Sir.
Fair enough, my lack of recongnition of your satire is on me. Please accept my apologies.
All of this class warfare nonsense is a soft spot with me.
May your day go equally as well Sir.
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Very Impressive shop and car collection you have there sir!!

I look forward to future updates on this posting. I am Very Jealous and have now upgraded my to do list.
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Thanks for sharing the photos, what a really neat and well laid out shop.

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p.s. I like the green Charger and the Daytona.
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Thanks for the comps boys!

You've all been great....





As far as the fireworks I just missed ... I never read it in a negative way to begin with (obviously the way it was meant to be conveyed) or I would be the first to lash back, LOL.

Although misinterpreted, its nice to see people standing up for fellow members at the first hint of disrespect, thank you.

And for the record, sacastic emails/posts are often misunderstood (especially when you don't add any smilies to confirm the intent!).

Glad it got worked out....we're good, right?!? (where's that "rhetorical question" smiley.....)

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Trying to pick a favorite...........Zamboni was ahead until I saw the Batmobile. I am a true product of the sixties. The Batmobile wins!

Nice job on the restorations. You have skills that I only dream of.
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Glad it got worked out....we're good, right?!? (where's that "rhetorical question" smiley.....)

Thanks again.
We are all good, i sent mws a pm, I meant no disrespect and am glad you did not read it that way. Sometimes the garagejournal needs a bit of humor, and i am quick to give it.
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Amazzen, beautiful property, i know it has been in the works for some time, and your choices have all been well thought out, what a wonderful place to call home. I commend you.
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Amazzen.....in the first pic, is that another Coke machine around the corner. I'm assuming it's not a mirror on the side.

Where did that Batmobile come from or by that I mean what is it? Is it some kind of kiddie ride that you see in front of stores or some kind of Fair ride?
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I think we need some more pics of that Daytona AND everything else that you have!

Ive gone through this thread AT LEAST 7 times, and i cant get enough of this goodness.
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WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it possible to be straight (real straight)and have a man crush ?


IF SO I have a man crush on Amazzen.... My hats off to you man thanks for sharing and making us envious


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Trying to pick a favorite...........Zamboni was ahead until I saw the Batmobile. I am a true product of the sixties. The Batmobile wins!

Nice job on the restorations. You have skills that I only dream of.
Thanks, Batmobile has always been my favorite car in the world!

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We are all good, i sent mws a pm, I meant no disrespect and am glad you did not read it that way. Sometimes the garagejournal needs a bit of humor, and i am quick to give it.
Anyway, peace to everyone.
Amazzen, beautiful property, i know it has been in the works for some time, and your choices have all been well thought out, what a wonderful place to call home. I commend you.
Thanks Blue Dog, hard work has its priviledges (if it doesn't kill you of course).

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Amazzen.....in the first pic, is that another Coke machine around the corner. I'm assuming it's not a mirror on the side.

Where did that Batmobile come from or by that I mean what is it? Is it some kind of kiddie ride that you see in front of stores or some kind of Fair ride?
Correct...its an original Vendo 44 and unrestored. Batmobile was indeed a "kiddie ride" (I have the coin box, but no motorized stand). They made similar bodies with different Super Heroes sitting inside as shown on the key box.




OKAY....they're not ALL Super Heroes...but ya know what I mean...

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I think we need some more pics of that Daytona AND everything else that you have!

Ive gone through this thread AT LEAST 7 times, and i cant get enough of this goodness.
Thanks, I'll try back track with more detail of things as soon as I can..... I want to read some of the other threads too.

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I'm flattered.....and I too, mean that in a really straight way!!!
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The show must go on.....

Back to Garage building! I've been working on cleaning up that open rack space (not by moving the parts above, but adding sliding doors)...





Here are some of the doors we're building...





They will be fitted with rollers and siding material on the front faces.

I'm hoping it will really spruce up the place while keeping my "awkward/messy parts" at hand.

And I'll need to label these door fronts (for contents) somehow as well. Pretty soon, I'm going to need an inventory program just for all these darn labels!
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how friggen cool is that!!
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how friggen cool is that!!
when you have time it would be nice to see your memorabilia showroom, i caught a glimpse of a big boy statue beside your phone booth, reminds me of the time my girlfriend caught me bidding on an 8' big boy out of california on ebay, i thought it would be cool as a lawn ornament, she didn't!! i didn't get it
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Word on the street is that it's not gay, as long as you punch them after...
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yeah, that surely does NOT suck.

I could only wish for HALF that. Congrats man, that is one helluva dream come true.
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Sorry I'm late to the party. But I brought some hot Pizza and put them over on the tool box. Can I stay?

Paul, I was amazed at the first photos of the Big Shop and couldn't believe the 13 garage doors. Wow! Then you posted the rest of the farm and there were at least 8 more garage doors. . And then more tools than an average shop has!

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You and me both, but all I can do is dream about it. You are so fortunate to be living your dream as well as those of many, many others. I keep seeing them for sale and the Mrs. says No, Not now. Still have to get the twins through college. (Maybe someday)

You mentioned that you built yours. Did you start with a Mark Towel kit or similar? I've seen the kits and have tried to explain to the Mrs how reasonable they are in kit form, but still no sale. There is one attempt in our town, but it still has the back seat and 4 doors. Just doesn't cut it. Congrats on building such a beautiful bat! If you have any build pix, can you throw up sometime.

And I can't help but wonder if there is anything else hiding out back somewhere? Like a P-51 Mustang in your other hangar on your grass strip? (OK, I guess that is another one of my dreams) After all, it took 72 posts before you revealed the 1966 Gotham Cruiser!
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Amazzen,

I don't know if you've seen GJ member Keep's thread titled "Home Inventory Database - Release", but he built a 'run-time' MS Access database and generously offered it to the GJ family free of charge; very nice of him to do so! Considering the size of the walled-estate you so casually call your "Family Back Yard Garage", and considering the depth and breadth of your toys, tools, and treasures, I would humbly suggest you need to implement Keep's code just to 'Keep' (pun) track of everything!

Now, when you have populated your DB with photos of everything hiding in your collection of cabinets (yes, you do have a 'thing' going for cabinets, lol), your shelves, your nooks and crannies, your attics , your sheds, and even your dungeon (I suspect you have one on the estate somewhere), you can then publish the results on GJ and we here will be eternally grateful to then really know what 'tool heaven' must be like!


P.S. - And please don't forget to document the entire contents of the Bat Cave hidden on your property! You have one, doncha? I betcha do!

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I'm with you on that one. There has to be a Bat Cave there somewhere!
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I think there was a bush at the end of the driveway that dropped when he drove up.
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Wow... Just, wow...
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Haha I was TOTALLY thinking that same thing.

"So when is this guy gonna pull out the cave on us?"




VERY nice build. Nice collection as well! What is your one favorite thing out of all of it?
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Yes, that's a BB statue, but its only about 6" tall. I'm going to eventually put it on a revolving contraption, but waaaay down on the project list, LOL.
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That makes perfect sense, will do!

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I could only wish for HALF that. Congrats man, that is one helluva dream come true.
Thank you.
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Sorry I'm late to the party. But I brought some hot Pizza and put them over on the tool box. Can I stay?

Paul, I was amazed at the first photos of the Big Shop and couldn't believe the 13 garage doors. Wow! Then you posted the rest of the farm and there were at least 8 more garage doors. . And then more tools than an average shop has!

But what lead me to your magnificent place was your mention of your Batmobile.

You and me both, but all I can do is dream about it. You are so fortunate to be living your dream as well as those of many, many others. I keep seeing them for sale and the Mrs. says No, Not now. Still have to get the twins through college. (Maybe someday)

You mentioned that you built yours. Did you start with a Mark Towel kit or similar? I've seen the kits and have tried to explain to the Mrs how reasonable they are in kit form, but still no sale. There is one attempt in our town, but it still has the back seat and 4 doors. Just doesn't cut it. Congrats on building such a beautiful bat! If you have any build pix, can you throw up sometime.

And I can't help but wonder if there is anything else hiding out back somewhere? Like a P-51 Mustang in your other hangar on your grass strip? (OK, I guess that is another one of my dreams) After all, it took 72 posts before you revealed the 1966 Gotham Cruiser!


Thanks Wingnut, I started with a "Bob Johnson" body (South Florida). Other decent kits are now available for about $6K, but count on spending at least 40K by the time you're done. I'll look into a new thread to post some build pics as suggested. If anyone is interested, its on the 1966batmobile.com website. And just to make you feel better, I didn't start this build until my kids were through College as well.

There's a bit more to reveal, but nothing crazy like a plane, hanger or landing strip, LOL.
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I don't know if you've seen GJ member Keep's thread titled "Home Inventory Database - Release", but he built a 'run-time' MS Access database and generously offered it to the GJ family free of charge; very nice of him to do so! Considering the size of the walled-estate you so casually call your "Family Back Yard Garage", and considering the depth and breadth of your toys, tools, and treasures, I would humbly suggest you need to implement Keep's code just to 'Keep' (pun) track of everything!

Now, when you have populated your DB with photos of everything hiding in your collection of cabinets (yes, you do have a 'thing' going for cabinets, lol), your shelves, your nooks and crannies, your attics , your sheds, and even your dungeon (I suspect you have one on the estate somewhere), you can then publish the results on GJ and we here will be eternally grateful to then really know what 'tool heaven' must be like!


P.S. - And please don't forget to document the entire contents of the Bat Cave hidden on your property! You have one, doncha? I betcha do!

Thanks, I think I definitely need to check that out!

Sorry, NO BATCAVE..... water table at our place is only 8 feet down... or you might have been correct
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Thanks guys, but even if there was a Batcave I would have to deny it!
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VERY nice build. Nice collection as well! What is your one favorite thing out of all of it?
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My favorite thing of all would be the Batcave.....JUST KIDDING.


I don't really have a favorite "thing".....let me explain this way:

People ask me what my favorite car is.... my answer is ..."the one I'm working on"!

Does that make any sense?
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Got the sliding doors installed...





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This garage just made my list of things to see before I die!

Great for you that you can spend time with family in such a place. I wish I could spend time like that with my dad!

Thanks for sharing!
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We painted my latest project today!





I was fortunate enough to by my first new car in 1976 and having grown up with my Dad's garage and body shop, I hopped it up a bit in 1977. Here's a picture of the car in the summer of 77...





2 years ago I found a good donor 76 Camaro to recreate my car as it was in 1977. I started the project this past fall and should be complete this spring.

I'm also planning to drive my car to same location of the 1977 photograph and take new "deja vu" pics!

Who says you can't go back.
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Amazzen, I have all my addoption papers filled out, where do I send them to? haha
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Started this project today...





Should be an easy resto.

Got to go back out to turn off the paint booth and then its a wrap for the day! (GJ posts as well...TTYL)

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Glad to hear it!!! Should definitely set that to your number one spot. Amazing... everything. Really.
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Those orange pallet racks reminds me of the inside of a Home Depot
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Paul, That Camero looks great. I see you decided to throw the stripes back on. And that clear coat really will make that paint stand out. Nice work.

And those sliding doors really make a difference in the shop. It's nice that the materials match the rest of the walls. Is it the same as what is on the ceiling?
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Water 8ft down, you say? You might have to settle for Aquaman's City of Atlantis down there! But that won't be nearly as cool, would it.
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Very cool about restoring the 76 Camero and taking a picture where it sat 36 years ago.
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LOVE IT, love all of it and a skating rink to boot. Go Bruins.lol

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We painted my latest project today!





I was fortunate enough to by my first new car in 1976 and having grown up with my Dad's garage and body shop, I hopped it up a bit in 1977. Here's a picture of the car in the summer of 77...





2 years ago I found a good donor 76 Camaro to recreate my car as it was in 1977. I started the project this past fall and should be complete this spring.

I'm also planning to drive my car to same location of the 1977 photograph and take new "deja vu" pics!

Who says you can't go back.

A nice big bumper 2nd gen! Airshocks, slapper bars and 15x10's

I hope to find another Dark Claret 80 Z28 to recreate my highschool ride
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Wow. I can't believe how amazing this place is.
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This thread just kicked me square in the sack. Please tell me you have an on-site whiskey distillery, too.
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All i can say is....."WOW!"
my Jaw is in my Lap and puddles of Drool all over the floor!
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You are my F***ing hero. Is there a church started in your name yet?
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The church of awesome-ness!!
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Do you need a guy polishing all your cars or just drive them...I can fly over any time...
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Thanks boys, sorry for the lack of updates but I'm dealing with some health issues which as you know, take priority over the day to day stuff.

Still working on the Camaro when I can steal a moment here and there...


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Get healthy!
Nice to see some update.
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I agree. great place with a lot of thought and determination. Thats the part that wins here, personally you wouldn't have to fight me for the stuff, for the most part would get rid of what I got if I could afford to, ha My jealousy factor is low, main reason is I know how much work it is. Lots of people think it comes for free.
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Get well soon Amazzen. We look forward to seeing you back.
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Building on right is 30 x 60 storage shop.

One in back is the main shop again.

Above is a 40 x 80 storage shop (houses my future resto projects)

and below is our covered Arena! (64 x 120)
. . .ok, I have 169sq. feet of "Shop". That means you could fit 82.60 of my shops in your space. I didn't count the arena.

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Thanks boys, sorry for the lack of updates but I'm dealing with some health issues which as you know, take priority over the day to day stuff.

Still working on the Camaro when I can steal a moment here and there...



I just wanted to post up and say I hope you are getting better, and pray God's speed in getting back to what you love. Hang in there Buddy!
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Having your own ice rink, while it is an great structure, is not something I have ever thought of nor lusted after. The weather conditions require it be cold enough for ice. Just not for me, my blood is way too thin.
Of course you could always install a compressor and have aritificial ice.
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I appreciate the offer and I definitely need help in that department... let me know your availability...


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Nice to see some update.
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Thanks so much for the blessings, I know that warm thoughts and prayers are healing wonders.

I have at least gotten through the Biopsy stage... no cancer and now dealing with Sarcoidosis. its still a very serious disease, but one I can do something about and hopefully get rid of it one day.

Besides changing my diet, I have to eliminate my "Garage dust/fume intake" completely! The wife will not allow me in the shop without a mask ever again.

Hey... thankfully I still have that option!
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I agree. great place with a lot of thought and determination. Thats the part that wins here, personally you wouldn't have to fight me for the stuff, for the most part would get rid of what I got if I could afford to, ha My jealousy factor is low, main reason is I know how much work it is. Lots of people think it comes for free.
Well said, thank you. All things come at a price of time, money or health...choose your sacrifices carefully.


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. . .ok, I have 169sq. feet of "Shop". That means you could fit 82.60 of my shops in your space. I didn't count the arena.



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Hey, 169 sq. feet is still a "workspace"! It's not that you need more space to work on a project anyway. The extra space is just "extra-vagant"...its not everyone's cup of tea either.



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Thought has crossed my mind, didn't make the time, money and health radar screen, LOL.
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Glad to hear the prognosis is good. Prayers for a full recovery.

Maybe we all should take some caution and not be mr. macho about protecting our health. Masks are perfectly fine and should be worn as needed. Glasses more so.
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Thanks for posting. What an amazing space! I'm a competent woodworker, but no metal/welding/fab skills, so I'm alway impressed by how much skilled gents with the right tools can do. 100 acres, yeah......I'm on 2.2, and thought it was huge moving from the city.

And your own rink? I've got a confession to make: Hello, my name is jvitez, I'm Canadian, and I can't skate.

Your own Batmobile: yikes! So very, very cool. My son and I met George Barris in person a couple of years ago, and my son got him to autograph his sketch book filled with young boys dreams of fast cars. It was a very memorable experience, as I'm sure building all you amazing vehicles has been to you. Thank you very much for sharing. And get well soon!
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