The Making of a garage

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Huzer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:14

That's a bummer...I hate the feeling when you have something specific in mind, and you get to where the reality is "good enough". So many times I've settled on good enough, and I've ended up just focusing on the "good enough" aspect instead of the overall finished project. That doesn't mean that I (or you) should settle for anything less than what you want. I just understand what you're going through.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:14

Well, they came and "fixed" most of the outlets. I am unhappy and the owner of the business and his business manager are coming out tomorrow morning to look. Since the outlets didn't get buttoned up, I haven't done anything with my remotes or anything yet.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:14

Any pics if the "fixed" outlets?
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


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[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Saul_Good » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:14

Very purdy. I am jellin.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:14

Started doing some touch ups on the garage drywall. Added some corner bead and a friend came and showed me how to tape and mud it. Still need to taper it out, but real curious as to how well I do. Will probably take me forever.

I added tape to spots I want them to fix. May end up doing it myself before they show up.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:14

Drywall is all complete, has been for a bit.

I had been putting off running the wires for the photo eyes (safety sensors)and the hardwired controllers because I don't want the wires highly visible. I ended up running all of the wires to the front of the garage so that the buttons are easy to get to at the front and will be mounting a wireless controller near the entry to the house. I bundled all of the wires into a custom harness of sorts using color appropriate electrical tape and ran them as discreetly as possible to the front wall. On the 2 bay garage I used white electrical tape that minimizes the appearance of the wires on the ceiling and on the single bay I could run the wires straight down the rail of the garage door opener. I really liked how the single bay wires disappeared and will be fine with the two bay once I get overhead storage completes as it will no longer be visible.

It's quite nice having correctly functioning garage doors again without the controllers being mounted on makeshift hangers from the motor unit.

Oh, and the first installment of my storage solution is on its way!

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:14

Have you painted yet?
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:14

Paint is done as well.

Floor will come after cabinets, which is another benefit of this storage solution (everything off the floor).

I do need to get the freezer out of the garage though. Will free up some space, but mostly it interferes with the cabinet layout.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:14

DWDUC came up and helped me get some of the panels onto the wall for the cabinet system. The tolerances are tight on the brackets used to hang the cabinet bodies, so working through some issues with that since the wall isn't nearly flat enough. I have hung 2 cabinet bodies and a single door. I'll hopefully get a second door and 3rd cabinet body up tonight. Will get a picture or two if so.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Shadowden » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:14

Not the best pictures, but moving along on the cabinet install.
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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby RX-7 Chris » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:14

Those look good. I need to get some nice cabinets someday.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

My Car Blog

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby I`m Batman » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:14

Is that a Ducati I see?

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Huzer » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:14

This cabinets look good. Great job planning this out and taking your time. I'm not patient, and as a result, don't love the mishmash I have going on in the garage right now. I'll get there eventually.

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Re: The Making of a garage

Postby Dwduc » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:14

Looked at it yesterday as I was looting your garage for tools. Looks really good! That is going to create so much use-able space for you.


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