Z2H (Zero 2 Hero) garage

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  1. camaro71/holland

    camaro71/holland Veteran Member

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    Almost (initial contract is signed) bought a commercial building (approx 33x33 feet) to use as garage. Initial contact is signed, now awaiting for a couple of agreed improvements like installing water lines and 400V power.

    Thinking about building an L-shape storage room in the right corner with a roof to store large items on top. The open overhang space will then be used to sit and have a beer or two.

    On the left I want to put a lift with the work benches against the walls. To divide clean and dirty side (grinding, welding, blasting) I might build a small wall against the rear wall, what will also give me extra space to put a bench or machinery against.

    Because of the limited height (just over 9 feet) I'm thinking about installing a scissor car lift in the floor. Any experiences with this type of lifts and leaf spring cars?
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    Congrats! That is going to make a very nice workshop I'm thinking.
     
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    the few scissor lifts I used were just fine with leaf springs. used the alot when I was a tire buster. friend of mine has a max jack/jax? twin post inis garage with 8.5ft ceilings. it's not bad cant stand under it but he pulls trans, diffs and what not with it. if I remember kinda pricey for basically a half height lift
     
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    Congrats! Very nice shop!
     
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    Made a slow start with the toilet and the storage room. Will build it from aerated concrete blocks. Never done it before, so I'm sure it will work just fine :)

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    Installed the toilet and started with the walls. Had to split the main line for drainage from the sink.

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    The storage place is getting almost finished. 55x150 beams on top to carry all the stuff I don't need to see or will need on a short notice. The door frame 3mm steel bent to size and welded in place.

    On Monday a contractor is showing up to cut the floor for a lifting table and two spots to get the 4 post level on installation.
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    Looking good!!!
     
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    Very nice!!
     
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    Color me jealous.
     

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