Let's see your Man Castle

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

  1. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Pretty sure that's spray foam insulation.
  2. chorizo

    chorizo Been here awhile

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    Ive been tempted to coat my ugly garage with something. Epoxy or some other surface that cleans easy. Also thinking about a race flag checkered grey and white tiles. Any ideas for a good cleanable surface. I work on my vehicles and try not to drip but its gonna happen.
  3. Hakatan

    Hakatan quality > quantity

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    You might check out the 'flooring' subforum on GarageJournal for recommendations :deal
  4. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    The mothership "man cave" with the new 2013 KTM 500EXC getting farkled:
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    Farkling finished and ready for mountain adventures:
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    The "mobile man cave" with kayaks, mountain bikes, but no KTM on the front deck........yet:
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    AND
    The "mobile man cave" test fitting the KTM on the front deck.

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    Now we put it all together and head to Colorado or Montana next season.
  5. Jack90210

    Jack90210 mindful

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    Wow. :thumb What kind of popup camper is that? Nice!
  6. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    Coleman Evolution E1, got one of the last ones before they ceased production last year.
  7. Hueychief

    Hueychief FNG

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    Another view of the "mobile man cave" doing what it does best during a mountain biking and kayaking weekend.
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  8. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Thanks! I hope to have more pictures posted of the finished interior soon. Including some of the old Triumphs that call it home!

    Even though it's not complete, the workshop is already seeing a lot of use. The woodstove is coming in very handy already. Drywall will be going into the workshop soon as will a bunch of shelving and work benches. The apartment above is almost done. Until then, I'll keep working around the clutter and the mass of moto-metal.

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  9. DirtKnob

    DirtKnob Dirt Knob

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  10. kendall_smith

    kendall_smith Motion-Activated

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    Love it! Here's my "Mobile Man Cave" loaded up for our trip to Custer, SD that we took this past July. It was a fun week!

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    We managed to take our FZ-1, my KTM 350 EXC-F, and my wife's KLX 250, plus our mountain bikes to keep ourselves entertained for a week.
  11. 306dad

    306dad Been here awhile

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    what does GBG stand for?
  12. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    More pics and info on your Baja pop-up please! Sweet set-up - Did you custom make the motorcycle mounts on the tongue?
  13. kendall_smith

    kendall_smith Motion-Activated

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    In an attempt to not thread jack the "Let's see your man castle" thread, I'll post a link to a thread on thumpertalk that I put some info in.

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/957348-anyone-haveuse-one-of-these/

    There's a good amount of information on there including my write-up of how I did my set up. Glad you like it- I know that my wife and I love it!
  14. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I added these horizontal file cabinets to help clean up the garage.

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    I also added this behind the garage to hold yard stuff and my dirt bike:

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    It was getting late so I just threw stuff in there. I need to organize, and add some shelves.

    Jim :brow
  16. schnutzy

    schnutzy Been here awhile

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    very interesting, would llove to know more about it, the materials used, etc
    it looks like an interesting kit sort of shed
  17. overlandr

    overlandr Dystopist

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    +! Scary like empty museums...:evil
  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Since I got mine off CraigsList (New old stock), I have found that the original manufacturer doesn't make them anymore. However, they are now made by Duramax. Here is a link: http://www.durasheds.com/10x8_Westchester_Double_Walled.html

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    Mine was originally $1800, I paid $200, minus the base, which was another $170.

    The advantage to these are the double wall construction with a firmer vinyl that is much more structually sound than the typical Rubbermaid sheds, and is smooth so cleaning is easier and mold does not stick well, and is easier to clean off.

    After I put mine up it rained half an inch, no leaks.

    By the way, they say two people, but I did the assembly alone, base and all. It took about 6 hours with the base, 4 for the shed alone.

    Jim :brow
  19. schnutzy

    schnutzy Been here awhile

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    thanks for the info.
    dad wants a new shed at their place. ill have to show this to him.
  20. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    That's beautiful - I admire a clean and organized shop. The presence of a shop vac is telling - I need to get one.