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slowflapper

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It's Finally Time

Post by slowflapper on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:54 am

I just broke ground on a 30' deep x 36' wide shop in the backyard, concrete walls, footers and foundation are in. Waiting on back fill and slab work Cool

Finally going to have space to work on all the toys again!

I'll get some pictures up pretty soon
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RipVanArkie
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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by RipVanArkie on Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:52 pm

AWESOME!


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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by back2thewoods on Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:20 pm

yeah man!!!
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Gothboy

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by Gothboy on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:30 am

HOLY CARP!!! THATS MADE OF AWESOME!!! (Yes its all in caps so Im yelling! Very Happy
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G-Man
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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by G-Man on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:52 am

when you get some walls up give us a pic
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Magic Bus

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by Magic Bus on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:05 pm

Awesome!!!
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blackace

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by blackace on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:44 am

when you get something up show it off for all of us to drool over.. Very Happy Great job
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RodStRace

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by RodStRace on Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:20 am

Go over and check out www.garagejournal.com
Lots of stuff to consider including during the build process.
I'll tell ya, if you like car stuff it WILL fill up!

Consider good shelving. You can store a lot more stuff.

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Zuffen

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by Zuffen on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:31 pm

Rod's right, good shelving makes life so much easier.

I have pallet racking on two sides of my workshop.

Holds heaps, is strong (so it doesn't collapse on your cars) and is cheap if you look for it.
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RipVanArkie
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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by RipVanArkie on Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:10 am

Grocery store shelving is great for parts and bulky tools too. I bought 5 units for $100 last year. If you can catch the Dollar General stores when they remodel, they throw tons of it in the dumpster!!! Alot of it has pegboard attached to it.


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slowflapper

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by slowflapper on Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:30 pm

yeah Ive got lots of stuff to work on Smile

2x 1974 TY Trials bikes, an old honda CT-90, 65 A100, 68 Galaxy 500, 2 harleys, assorted ATV's... dang, I have too many toys

we are delayed right now waiting on the rain to dry out so we can put in about 40 loads of back fill, grrr
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slowflapper

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by slowflapper on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:06 am

Ok, here come some pictures. Keep in mind I'm in North GA so its pretty hilly, I wasn't lucky enough to have a flat yard.

There was a tiered wooden tie wall wrapping the back of my house that I removed and replaced with a single concrete wall. I had to build the garage between the septic drain field and the house. The old wall came down and got moved in about 3 feet.

I have enough $ in the walls and the back fill to have built the garage already if the lot was flat. Sad


driveway around the side:


Footers for the wall and garage, right after we tore the wooden wall down it rained for 3 days, almost had my deck collapse.



forms are up, pumping concrete.



Forms are down, walls are in:



retaining all around the other side of the house:



62 tandem loads of back fill later gets you this. I'm still short about 8 loads on one side of the driveway pad, the grader sent the trucks off right as I got home (I couldn't take the day off to supervise). I'm going to have the flat work concrete guy bring in the rest of the back fill for the driveway when he gets started.



dang chickens, always begging for feed



Look mom, "free range organic steaks" on the hoof



more pictures up in a couple weeks when the flat work guy gets done
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Twinpilot001

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:18 am

Lookin Great so far = Careful with the chicken =POOP!! slick u know!!lol!
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G-Man
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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by G-Man on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:24 pm

Looks great, guess that soil is red in GA
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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by dix on Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:22 pm

nice place.
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vanny
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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by vanny on Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:31 pm

Looks great! We have something in common. My wife always tells me I'm a few loads short of a driveway pad! Or was it that my driveway doesn't go all the way to the road...Oh well, you know what I mean! lol!


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slowflapper

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by slowflapper on Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:59 am

G-Man wrote:Looks great, guess that soil is red in GA
If you dig more than a foot anywhere not on the coast here you'll hit red clay, most of Alabama has it as well. This particular fill is "clean", no rocks or sandstone, its really common to have a lot of sandstone and sand mixed into it and if so its not good for much.

It stains everything it touches as well, they actually make cleaners designed to remove red clay stains specifically Smile

its home though, I'll be here a long time to come.
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G-Man
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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by G-Man on Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:08 pm

I have been to GA once and it's a beautyful state (the little bit I saw), can't wait to see some walls going up
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slowflapper

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by slowflapper on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:25 am

The flat work concrete guy was prepping yesterday, going to plan on having the building pad and patio poured next week. We had a guy come out to bore some 5'-8' deep (by 18" across) holes for concrete piers. They will tie into the slabs with rebar so they will stay in place and be load bearing.

He's got a nice logo for his boring company.

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dodge man

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by dodge man on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:33 am

its going to be nice, i'll bet you cant wait, keep the pictures comming,,
john
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Dawgboy

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by Dawgboy on Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:01 am

Consider a nice thick slab so you can add Storage lifts for all your toys.

This is what we did at Dads

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dodge man

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by dodge man on Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:15 am

super nice cars !
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Dawgboy

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by Dawgboy on Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:47 am

Thanks! I bled all over the Convertible during the restore, so I claim it. We did a full frame-off on that one. It's a 36 Fleetwood with the V8. Only 3 of those running that we know of. The top one is also a Caddy, a 27 Touring Car. It was owned by The Hotel Del Coronado, and restored by Jim Renzouli in the late '80s and it sat parked until 2002. We rebuilt the engine, which had multiple cracks in one of the Cylinder banks that had to be welded. That took 2 years to get done. Also a V8, but a 3 piece block with an Aluminum crank case.

My dad calls my '64 Dodge a modern car...
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dodge man

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by dodge man on Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:53 am

it would sure be different than working on newer cars, love that 27 touring,
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Dawgboy

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Re: It's Finally Time

Post by Dawgboy on Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:14 pm

Sorry for the hijack... I don't have a dedicated shop either so looking forward to your construction.

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