Let's see your Man Castle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

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    What is the deal with all the Home-Depot sales brochure Look-a-like garages, A real man castle has empties :1drink and way too much shit in every corner :evil

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    Maybe I will check on some paint for the floor, Battleship gray ??
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  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Fiat or Triumph (or ??) in the back :ear
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  3. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

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    This better


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    and after

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  4. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Geez some of these sheds are like hospitals - sterile - no character -too much time indoors instead of riding.
    Mines made of new old and scavenged tin, a window from a bus, a window from the recycling centre etc.
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    Got the slab poured and me and a mate put it up in one weekend.
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    Trohies and memorabilia are nailed to the wall. Works for me.
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  5. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    This was my old house (pre-divorce)

    Organization is not my strong suit.

    Still have the GSA, R100GS & Coupe

    Gone is the 66 Yamaha YA6 & the Cardigan Corgi



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  6. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Thought it was. There was something blocking the front so I couldnt see if it was a rounded front or square.

    My dad was a huge Triumph car fan - big saloons though not sports care - he was never allowed to think of the sports versions :D
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  7. fyr

    fyr iRoast Coffee

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    I like the Fire helmets in the back. I have a leather New Yorker going up when I clean the shit off my walls..
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  8. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    The garage of my rental house a couple weeks ago:

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    I cleaned a bit this weekend:

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  9. Minnesota

    Minnesota Conform or be cast out

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    "Paging Dr. Bob, Dr. Bob to the E.R."

    Geesh, that place looks cleaner than an operating room! And a stainless toolbox? That just caps it off.
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  10. gfspencer

    gfspencer Been here awhile

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  11. Makalu

    Makalu Long timer

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    Perhaps a mobile garage is in order.

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  12. Roughidle

    Roughidle Super Star Destroyer....

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    Seriously a PIT IN YOUR GARAGE!!!! thats cool, im thinking of putting a hoist in mine, but the pit is pretty sweet!
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  13. empeg9000

    empeg9000 Been here awhile

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    This was when I was between bikes. I am also a car buff.
    I have done everthing in there from changing transmissions, to painting cars,
    and catching on fire once but thats a whole 'nother story!
    Its 24X24 and I built it with help from friends after having the slab poured.
    I built the work benches and shelves myself
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    Close up of the left side
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    and the right side. Its a bit dirty but a lot of work gets done there
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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    You SUCK :deal



    Git :D
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  15. matey peeps

    matey peeps Bead Buddy

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  16. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    Not much of a wide angle, I would have liked to shown you some of the tools that make maintence easier. My floor model drill press, and I made a hook out off plywood, mounted it on a hinge over the work bench, where I hung my dremel tool, that way the snake extension is always straight, keeping the RPMs high, and its out of the way and always handy, on my 3rd set of brushes. Also have an industrial 8" bench vice with removal aluminum jaws, and a bench grinder. I got one of those new drill doctors for sharpen all those old bits I would recommend to everyone here. Anyway just a few of the tools that make the garage just a little bit more enjoyable. I used allot of overhead storage for fishing poles and the like, using furring strips attached to the bottom of the floor joists. I have one bay, 40' long and 15' wide, its conjested this time of year dou to the winter weather. I made the bike table for under 100.00 { I have the plans online to share at my website}, which has the Vstrom on it for my winter upgrades, which consiste of an AP-1 fuse box, wilbers shock and front springs, and HT panniers. Just finished the AP-1, panniers this week I hope.

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  17. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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  18. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    Here is the Dremal hook

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  19. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    BX 23 perhaps?
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  20. 2twisted

    2twisted GoodNYou

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    BX1830 bought it for the lawnmower and snowblower, bucket is pretty much a diesel powered wheelbarrow, But I find myself using it all the time. The best investment I have made in a long time. 0 problems 200 + hours.
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