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Old 01-06-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default My garage resto finally complete!

A few months ago my bride insisted that now that the house was done; 3 years of remodeling that it was time for a garage facelift. 15 years of "stuff" was everywhere, so being that we are in New England I couldn't just leave it all outside. So we packed everything up in our utility trailer and were able to roll it into the shed, even though the tongue stuck out a little. Good thing we did because we've had 3-4" of rain and 4-5" of snow since early November! A bunch of stuff like my table saw and rolling tool chest ended up in the family room. Oh & the New Gladiator cabinets were squeezed in the family room also, as well as my daughter's room who has her own apt.

Step 2 was to whitewash the T111 walls which were dark brown from age. 2 heavy coats of Cabots white stain, of which my bride applied really brightened the place up. Next was to insulate the ceiling and hang the rock plus 12 new LED bright lights & some additional power on the workbench wall.

Painted my red craftsmen wall cabinets black and relocated them over the oil tank. Next was choosing a floor, thought about Racedeck tiles, but ended up with having a pro epoxy coat done by a specialist. I had a crack repaired in the floor by my mason and then they diamond cut about 150 pounds of old concrete off the floor.

Next was a 5-6 mil epoxy primer/sealer & 150 lbs of glitter sprinkled. Luckily I have heat in the garage because it was 35 degrees outside! Next day they scrapped up the excess glitter and applied 4-5 mills of the most God awful smelling clear sealer. It smelled up the entire house! I had the windows open for 4 hours the next night in 35 degree weather and it took almost a week for the smell to totally subside.

Then the fun started; setting up my Gladiator cabinets; looked like a lot more space than I had before, but it was amazing when I rolled my trailer in and started putting stuff away how fast it it filled up the space. Soo, that's when the I haven't used this in a year rule came into play. Five runs to the dump with my Land Cruiser stuffed sorted that out. (I did have to hide some stuff in the eaves from my wife!)

Got my stereo and old 32" TV installed for tunes and enjoyment. Thanks to my cousin the audio engineer for the NHT high end outdoors to hang on the wall, they really rock!

Had a new R13 garage door with windows installed this week to keep out the cold and finish the look of the outside of the house.

Finally finished trimming out the windows and doors and hanging some of my artwork tonight. Posters are from web site with a bunch of race programs from tracks in the Northeast, including Bridgehampton (where I used to race), Limerock & the Glen. I downloaded them and had Staples print them on high glos foam board for a $10/each special. Bought frames at Target for $12 each and mounted them. Still need 2 more for a few other photos I have.

All in all I love the setup, almost afraid to dirty it up; almost so nice I think my bride is trying to get me outta the house. she was dusting the oil tank tonight!

Sorry if my 82 911SC is in every shot; but then again that's where she lives and I do my work on her!

Garage is approx 24' X 24' with a bump out into the space which still allows for 2 cars parked fairly close side by side. We do not have a basement, so this is my workshop for more than just the car. She doesn't park her car in the garage except in really bad snow storms, my Cruiser and plow Jeep live in the weather.

She was absolutely instrumental in getting me motivated and doing a lot of the work and adding some decorative touches; I would never had gotten it done without her, thanks dear...

All in all it wasn't cheap, but it certainly adds to the value of the house and my enjoyment of the space.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:28 PM   #2
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Garage looks great! Love the stance on your Porsche!
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:32 PM   #3
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Thanks; car is set up for Euro ride height, amazing, that it never has any wheel rub. Car is basically bone stock with exception of SSI stainless headers and Carerra T chain updates. Just turned 100k and runs like a champ. Top end was rebuilt about 20k ago according to my records from PO which go back to early 90's.
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Old 01-07-2015, 01:10 PM   #4
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Very neat, assume the space necx to the red car is for other car parking or is it open free space, not used normally?
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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Thanks; Wife only parks her Volvo in there in bad Winter Storms, My Land Cruiser and plow Jeep live outdoors; like trucks should!
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #6
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NIce , a friend of mine has a car like yours 1980 with a whale tail on it , sorry not sure on the model , good job on the garage Ron
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Nice work on the garage.
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