The Garage Thread

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I've seen some people recently talking about garages, and got curious to see what kind of set ups others are running.

This is my recently refreshed space, about a 2.5~ car garage, 3 if I squeeze them in tight. With a fair size tool room attached at the back. Just refinished the paint, added new lighting, and redid the floors all in preps for the new car.

Was just enough room in there to craft a paint booth when I sprayed my 78.

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Some of those garages are better than my house.
My garage is full with all sorts of crap, kids sporting equipment, my works point of sale, tools, lawn mower,…everything. Only just enough room for the car to fit 🤣🤣
The joys of living in a house built in the 1840s with no storage
 
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Some of those garages are better than my house.
My garage is full with all sorts of crap, kids sporting equipment, my works point of sale, tools, lawn mower,…everything. Only just enough room for the car to fit 🤣🤣
The joys of living in a house built in the 1840s with no storage
That's what my "tool" room turned into, the junk corner. Its so easy to stuff things in the garage and forget about it, and it quickly adds up, then becomes overwhelming to get rid of haha In the spring I have to do another good clean/junk run, I was holding onto so many car parts and engines I'd never use, but couldn't get rid of
 

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That's what my "tool" room turned into, the junk corner. Its so easy to stuff things in the garage and forget about it, and it quickly adds up, then becomes overwhelming to get rid of haha In the spring I have to do another good clean/junk run, I was holding onto so many car parts and engines I'd never use, but couldn't get rid of
The issue is we literally need everything …I could have 20-39 boxes alone in any one week just for work…these boxes are a meter and a half long and half a meter wide
Kids bike still needed for the youngest to get to school, a bag of Futsal balls needed as my oldest is the clubs vice president and a coach, tools needed, spare wheels for my sons car…needed, lawn mower…needed…Xmas decorations…Kinda needed…car cleaning, dog washing needed and needed.
There would be very little we could actually throw away
We just make do, but it would be nice to have a nice garage…although we still need a new kitchen.
That still has an open pantry (no doors and it’s literally three shelves. One sink, no bench (use the dinning table to chop) two very small cupboards for pots pans tins etc, we only got a new oven because the original one was down to just one burner working.
Should we redo the kitchen…yes sir, but a family holiday and a fun car wins out 🤣
 
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The issue is we literally need everything …I could have 20-39 boxes alone in any one week just for work…these boxes are a meter and a half long and half a meter wide
Kids bike still needed for the youngest to get to school, a bag of Futsal balls needed as my oldest is the clubs vice president and a coach, tools needed, spare wheels for my sons car…needed, lawn mower…needed…Xmas decorations…Kinda needed…car cleaning, dog washing needed and needed.
There would be very little we could actually throw away
We just make do, but it would be nice to have a nice garage…although we still need a new kitchen.
That still has an open pantry (no doors and it’s literally three shelves. One sink, no bench (use the dinning table to chop) two very small cupboards for pots pans tins etc, we only got a new oven because the original one was down to just one burner working.
Should we redo the kitchen…yes sir, but a family holiday and a fun car wins out 🤣
Family fun and a new car always wins out! The house as you said is 1840's. The kitchen can wait a little longer 😂
 

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This is what I have and it's gone through a few different versions. First had epoxy but it started to come up so I put the race deck down myself over it a few years ago. Nissan gave me the tool cabinets as part of the delivery of my car

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This is what I have and it's gone through a few different versions. First had epoxy but it started to come up so I put the race deck down myself over it a few years ago. Nissan gave me the tool cabinets as part of the delivery of my car

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Show off 🤣🤣
You’d be horrified if I posted a pic of mine
 
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This is what I have and it's gone through a few different versions. First had epoxy but it started to come up so I Put the race deck down myself over it a few years ago. Nissan gave me the tool cabinets as part of the delivery of my car

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Absolutely love the red-black treatment. The race deck is probably something I may look into when the epoxy starts to come up again. Is it relatively easy to keep clean ?
 

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Absolutely love the red-black treatment. The race deck is probably something I may look into when the epoxy starts to come up again. Is it relatively easy to keep clean ?

It's not bad you will get a little fading in an area where the tires always sit but not a big deal. Tire dressing can also yellow it a bit. I didn't know how to cut it correctly so I just laid mine in the center as a floating layout. It's fine but twice a year i have to move it back over a couple inches as it gradually shifts


This is why I'm so hell bent on a black or gunmetal Z.


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CircleTrac is on my short list for flooring options, I'm not doing epoxy again. Did you put down any underlayment before installing the tiles?
 

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CircleTrac is on my short list for flooring options, I'm not doing epoxy again. Did you put down any underlayment before installing the tiles?

no just right over the epoxy which looks really ugly underneath. i found a oil based paint that matches the color so on the exposed areas outside the race deck I just do little touch ups every so often. its not perfect but it works
 
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i used to have a decent 2 car garage at my lakehouse. but when i sold it and moved out on 20 acres a little over a year ago to build a new house, i built a 60x40x14 shop first.

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I've seen some people recently talking about garages, and got curious to see what kind of set ups others are running.

This is my recently refreshed space, about a 2.5~ car garage, 3 if I squeeze them in tight. With a fair size tool room attached at the back. Just refinished the paint, added new lighting, and redid the floors all in preps for the new car.

Was just enough room in there to craft a paint booth when I sprayed my 78.

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That garage and engine building workshop is awesome, but that Z is absolute 🔥🔥🔥

I was on the fence about looking for an old 240Z to do up... but this has pretty much convinced me it's something I need in my life.
 

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Some of those garages are better than my house.
My garage is full with all sorts of crap, kids sporting equipment, my works point of sale, tools, lawn mower,…everything. Only just enough room for the car to fit 🤣🤣
The joys of living in a house built in the 1840s with no storage
Same here. Lol
 
 





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