Blu’s Garage Build

Blu-By-U 79Z

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So a little back story on myself. I used to have a quarter of my dads old pole barn I made into a shop to restore my 1979 Camaro Z28 in. I kept the car in there for years. Life happened and I never finished it. In 2018 my fiancé and I bought our house together. We got married later that year on November 3rd. This garage is a huge upgrade from my old one. I’ve been getting restarted on the car build and slowly upgrading the garage. It’s gonna take a while but I have nothing but time to get it done.

My shop in my dads building: 22x12 with 7’ ceiling.
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Built in 1997, it’s 50x35 with 9’4” ceilings attached to the house. Has 3 standard size doors and one that’s a 10x8. Can drive all the way through on the far left bay. Has a floor drain in the middle of the garage. The middle bay concrete has a slight slop to the drain. Has a gas furnace, 2 water connections inside and a full bathroom. It has some attic storage above the garage which is nice as I tear into the car again. In the back right corner is a bathroom. Toilet, sink and shower. Then we built another small room beside the bathroom since the washer and dryer are in the garage. Wife wanted a laundry room and I didn’t want to look at the washer / dryer lol.

When we looked at the house:
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It was built in front of the original. So behind the main garage is a 18x20 block garage with concrete floor, 7 ft ceiling and one window lol that’s where the lawn care tools and storage go.

I’m currently restoring my Camaro so I can’t do much with painting walls and floors right now but once it’s finished I’d like to start working on the shop. I took my Rapidair air line kit from my old garage and installed into this one.

Plans are upgrade the lighting and lay it out better. I have already converted the fluorescent lights to led retrofits. Maybe, Sheetrock the walls and do some sort of 2 tone possibly with the paint. Do something with the floors because they could use some love. Maybe eventually get jack lifts for the garage doors and raise the tracks to the ceiling. Get rid of some of the conduit and clean that up some.

These arnt the best pictures but it gives you an idea what I’m working with. I was doing alittle cleaning up tonight and decided to take some pics for a first post. It’s not fancy but it’s my starting point. Looking forward to seeing other peoples shop set ups to steal ideals from lol
I already borrowed a members garage door animal gate idea which works great.

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Also recently installed a used 22000 btu ac unit. For the price it does good. I might upgrade to a larger one later but right now it gets the job done. Also been working on a fuel barrel sink for the bathroom. The current layout is kinda tight in the bathroom but at least there is one.

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This is just the start but I look forward to watching other builds and get ideas for mine. I’ve still been trying to get ideas for a nickname for the shop. So if you got any ideas I appreciate them. Thanks all -Matt
 
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no time

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Dec 19, 2015
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oregon
Nice garage to start with! I wish I had that much room. Look up a forum called "The Garage Journal". Those guys have an incredible amount of ideas.
 

Blu-By-U 79Z

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Nice garage to start with! I wish I had that much room. Look up a forum called "The Garage Journal". Those guys have an incredible amount of ideas.
Thanks man I appreciate it! I have lurked there for a while. I made a post on there as well. They have some great knowledge on there.
 

tom3

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Something tells me you bought the garage and they threw in the house? Sort of how our first house buy went too. And really nice to have that second garage in back for the odds and ends.
 

Blu-By-U 79Z

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Something tells me you bought the garage and they threw in the house? Sort of how our first house buy went too. And really nice to have that second garage in back for the odds and ends.
Yeah that’s a pretty good way to sum it up lol. I think it slightly annoyed my fiancé at the time how everyone I knew was tore up over the garage and not the house.

This is an old photo from like 2014. We bought the house 4 years ago tomorrow.

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tom3

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That's a whole lot nicer than our first! Nice place. And the wide concrete avenue is begging for some rubber laid down. Get that car together.
 




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