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68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 05-12-2005 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
What tips would you give for garage organizing?
I'm trying to clean up the garage so it's easier to work in. Having two non-functioning trucks in it doesn't help either.

Just wondering what you guys have come up with for organizing and saving space.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-12-2005 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Move.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
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68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 05-12-2005 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
No way, not again.

It seems like every time I move, I end up with more stuff, not less.

I figured if I could get everything organized and decide what is worth keeping and what has to be "yard saled" I'd be in better shape.

What would really help out is if my old lady would get going on the yard sale and getting rid of all the junk in our one car garage and the storage shed. Then I could put some parts and stuff that's just in the way out in the shed. And she could actually use her garage to park her car in. Imagine that.

Most women just don't appreciate how precious a garage can be.

Mustang Man
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Posts: 335
From: Howe Indiana USA
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posted 05-12-2005 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Man        Reply w/Quote
I went to Sams club and bought some floor cabinets for $100.00 a piece. I decorated them so they look like my autolite tune up cabinet.

I also built a bunch of shelves for my tuneup parts, and nailed up some peg board for my tools.

After some scrounging, I found some metal tuneup/storage cabinets cabinets at a flea market that look nice too!

I thought I had a picture of some of it...I'll do some looking

Sears has some good lookin cabinets that are for the garage enthusiast....dont know the price of them though?

Later,

Doug

2FarGone
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From: Kent, Oh,
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posted 05-13-2005 01:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2FarGone        Reply w/Quote

For us a dumpster would be a good beginning.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-13-2005 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mustang Man:
Sears has some good lookin cabinets that are for the garage enthusiast....dont know the price of them though?

Way overpriced, in my opinion. That small setup you see in the car mags is over $1200.

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
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posted 05-13-2005 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Joe, I'm still working on my. But what I've done so far. Is go by Lowes or Homedepot check out the pressed wood white cabinets. I got 3 wall mount and 2 tall units and 2 30" floor cabinets. All for under $300 I just got the ones that had been damaged. Some are very small nicks or dents, one had a nice size chuck missing out of the side. I butted it up to another unit. It really helps to but every thing away. I also picked up every one's old tool box. I got a nice 5 drawer unit with a few dents for $25.

sigtauenus
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From: Va Beach
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posted 05-13-2005 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sigtauenus        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68F100:
No way, not again.

It seems like every time I move, I end up with more stuff, not less.

I figured if I could get everything organized and decide what is worth keeping and what has to be "yard saled" I'd be in better shape.

What would really help out is if my old lady would get going on the yard sale and getting rid of all the junk in our one car garage and the storage shed. Then I could put some parts and stuff that's just in the way out in the shed. And she could actually use her garage to park her car in. Imagine that.

Most women just don't appreciate how precious a garage can be.


My wife was reading over my shoulder and caught the bottom two paragraphs but not the author. She goes "did you post that??" I said no and scrolled up a few lines to show her so. She goes "that guy was in your brain!" She must have been feeling guilty with the similarity.

68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 05-13-2005 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
Well, I'm making slow progress.

I'm trying to get as good as I can get
it without spending any money.

Then maybe I'll hit the scratch and dent
aisle at Lowes, or go yard saling to
find some cabinets.


Sig, me and my better half have an agreement.
The two car garage is MINE and off limits.
None of her junk and no kids toys(except mine ).
If the shed was cleared up though, I could put the bikes and lawn tools in it. If I
had any money, I would see about building
a room off the side of the garage to store
bigger parts and tools.

If I move and am able to build my own garage someday, it's going to be big enough to spin donuts in.

Mustang Man
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From: Howe Indiana USA
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posted 05-13-2005 11:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mustang Man        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Way overpriced, in my opinion. That small setup you see in the car mags is over $1200.


1200 Bucks!! Must be made by Snap On.....

Later,

Doug

[This message has been edited by Mustang Man (edited 05-14-2005).]

Fastymz
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posted 05-14-2005 02:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Joe, thats the next thing I'm getting is a shed. For yard stuff, bikes, kids stuff. My wife is a teacher so she has a ton of books,and school stuff in there too.

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-16-2005 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68F100:
If I move and am able to build my own garage someday, it's going to be big enough to spin donuts in.

I've NEVER known anyone who has made a garage TOO BIG!! If you do build one big enough to do donuts in, just know that will only be for the first week - because the second week you'll have too much stuff in there!!

Consider this: Down the road from where I was working last Fall was a Parts Manufacturing plant that from time-to-time I'd get scrap pallets to cut up & make firewood kindling from. Then they started to receive some parts from Overseas that came in wooden boxes. They scrapped out these boxes with spent pallets. I took two of the boxes (32"x40"x18"deep) home. I turned them on their side & with the wooden lids & some pallet boards, I installed shelves inside the boxes. Over the next 2.5 months, I ended up carting home nearly 30 boxes , some with one shelf, some with two shelves. I stacked them two high, spiked them to the wall & went nearly all the way around the outside walls of my shed (don't put them in front of your elec. plugs though)! I put the single shelve boxes on the bottom (for bigger stuff) and the two shelf boxes on the top ()for smaller stuff). It basically added a whole lot of open shelving.... yeah, it made my shed smaller but everything now had a shelf to call it's own and the center floor is open/clean! I then went to my local grocery store and picked out of their scrap cardboard bin the box tops that were ~15" x 20" x 2" high. I used the box tops as trays on the shelves so I could simply pull out a 'tray' to find/reach/look at the stuff at the back of the shelf & in that tray. I then organized my paint stuff in one box, my body parts in another and so on.... It's working for me and it didn't take hardly any $$$, only had to look around and not be to proud to ask for someone else's scrap stuff.....

GOOD LUCK!
Ryan

68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 05-16-2005 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
We looked at a house that had a 4 car garage and a huge shop/garage built onto it. The 4 car garage was way big, even for a 4 car garage. And the addition was tall enough to drive a semi into and I could have drove my truck into it, made a u-turn, and drove back out.

Somebody snatched it up before we got the loan.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-17-2005 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
A few years ago there was a department store that was closed and being liquidated. I bought some shelving racks for very cheap and now I have some real professional looking racks in my 'parts department.'

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

ZRX61
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Posts: 43
From: LA County
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 05-20-2005 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZRX61        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 68F100:
If I move and am able to build my own garage someday, it's going to be big enough to spin donuts in.

I put a donut right in the niddle of my ex mother-in-law's garage with one of my old KZ900 Kaw's... jeeze, was I popular.. LMFAO!!

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-21-2005 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I love doing burnouts in my garage, my wife isn't impressed by it, though...

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'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

2FarGone
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From: Kent, Oh,
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posted 05-22-2005 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2FarGone        Reply w/Quote

I use to do burn outs in the garage, until I realized the heat was spalling the concrete.

Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 05-22-2005 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 2FarGone:
.....the heat was spalling the concrete.

....is that good or bad?

65ponycar
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From: Dayton, OH
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 05-22-2005 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65ponycar        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
....is that good or bad?

...the garage floor coming up in chunks and pieces is NEVER good

Ryan Wilke
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posted 05-22-2005 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
I'd say those must of been some pretty SERIOUS STYLE burnouts to cause the concrete to heat to the point of popping & breaking apart!

Blacksmith
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From: Front Royal, Va., USA
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posted 03-15-2006 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksmith        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I love doing burnouts in my garage



I'd be worried about brakes failing or chock blocks slipping or something & going shooting through the back wall.LOL
What a mess that would be...

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-16-2006 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
The worst problem seems to be the rear moves sideways and there's not a lot of room for that in a garage.

I do it with the nose pointed out, by the way.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 03-19-2006 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Blacksmith:
[/b]

I'd be worried about brakes failing or chock blocks slipping or something & going shooting through the back wall.LOL
What a mess that would be... [/B][/QUOTE]

Sounds like a good enough reason to install a line-lock on the front end brakes!

By the way, line-locks are great fun while you're at the stoplight, especially when there are folks at the crosswalk that are down wind...

Ryan

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