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  1. specracer

    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    WHOA!!! A car!! In your garage!!

    Congrats (dont mind the attempted humor above....)
     
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  2. BlksvtCobra01

    BlksvtCobra01 Deplorable and Proud Established Member

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    I took them both out Easter Sunday for a few miles. Drove the terminator to work yesterday. May drive the Fox to work today.


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  3. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    That's awesome! I drove the notch just a little bit yesterday. Got it out of the storage unit, it's now at my garage.

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  4. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Absolutely stunning work, sir! You've transformed that place into a shop EVERY car guy would die over.

    Nicely done!
     
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  5. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    Thanks man I really appreciate it! Still have work to be done, mainly cabinets and workbench. Along with a lift at some point.

    I'm not sure how much more I'll be able to spend this year. The floor and security system cost some $.

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  6. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    I bet! It looks like youve invested your money wisely. Youve increased the value of that place without a doubt while also making it more desirable to the user. Very cool indeed.
     
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  7. cj428mach

    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I'd suggest a 2 post lift, while I love the 4 post and use it most because of the convenience, you can't be the versatility of a 2 post.

    Very nice place by the way.
     
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  8. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    That's exactly what I told the wife!
    I'm not sure if I can install a 2 post without the concrete being the recommended 6". Pretty sure standard here is 4 to 4 1/2".

    I've been looking at Advantage 4 post lifts. I know they are harder to work on vehicles with a 4 post, but I like the storage room.

    The wife is looking for a late 60's fastback mustang and I'd eventually like a 93 cobra.

    I appreciate the kind words Mike.

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  9. cj428mach

    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    You could borrow or rent a concrete drill and drill a small test hole somewhere to see how deep it is, or it shouldn't be too bad to remove a small square of concrete on each side, increase the depth and tie it to the rest of the slab.

    We have a 4 post lift and a 2 post and I always use the 4 post when I can because its the easiest for all my cars, although a stock terminator wouldn't go up the ramps unless lumber was stacked on it. (actually the car would go up it but the ramps have a lip on them that would hit the bottom of the rocker once the front wheels were up on it.)

    The 2 post is awesome for dropping the engine/kmember or to do any sort of suspension work. I actually have my 64 Falcon on my 4 post lift with out the engine, and while the engine has been out I've added disc brakes, cut the front coil springs, replaced a wheel seal in the rear axle and it is a pain in the ass to do with a 4 post lift. The 2 post only sucks because it takes more time to get the car on the lift, and our 2 post isn't the kind made to give you extra room when opening the doors so that can be tough. Once the car is on the 2 post its a dream.

    It definitely looks like you have room to add another lift in the future if you want but if you really only plan on having one get a 2 post...trust me. 20191112_194011(1).jpg

    Either way though you're going to be very happy, thats a big step up on a shop with loads of room, well lit, and clean. We have a "lounge" with a bar and bathroom built on to our shop and its nice to have a place to chill. If I'm working on the weekends i'll take a break, check sports scores, research my project if I'm stuck, eat, etc then go back to work.
     
  10. DAVESVT2000

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    Damn that’s coming along nicely.

    yeah floor and security were a lot, but as mentioned it adds value, and it’s a 1 time expense.

    thanks for the updates !
     
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  11. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    Thank you, that's exactly how I felt about it. It seemed like the right time to do it before moving stuff in.

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  12. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Big step, Brady; that first time your car(s) cross over the threshold of your new garage. So much room in there. You know you'll get a lot of use from that 4-post lift, especially with those new additions planned.

    I noticed the pad under your Cobra. The floor is super durable and cleans easily, so is the pad necessary?
     
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  13. Bdubbs

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    Agreed Bob. Finally I have a nice place for the cobra.

    The pad isn't necessary, I may use it during the winter months for the 90 coupe though.

    Appreciate the kind words!

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  14. CobraBob

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    I had a feeling that was the case. I will definitely be nice to have next winter.
     
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  15. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    Decided to buy this 20 gallon air compressor since it was on sale.

    If I need one bigger, then this will work great at my garage. Screenshot_20210410-133133.jpg

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  16. oldstv

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    That looks stout, where did you get it?
     
  17. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    I got it at Runnings fleet farm.

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  18. oldstv

    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I need a compressor but I don't have one of those here.
     
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  19. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Brady, you won't believe how quick and easy it is to clean that floor. I had some grime from road sludge on my wife's side so yesterday I moved both car out, pulled out the tables, etc. and found there really wasn't a need for my bristle scrubber even though I used it throughout. Used the hose to rinse and then wiped it down with my two 36" wide mop heads. It came out great. I could NEVER do this with my bare concrete floor. Here are a couple of pics after I finished the floor cleaning and moved everything back in.

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  20. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Premium Member Established Member

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    That's awesome and very nice garage! My 90 coupe seems to spring leaks once in awhile.

    I found a small puddle of antifreeze under my 90. I think the radiator petcock works itself out of the radiator.



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