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Dream Garages Anyone?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by LordWanker, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Senior member

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    It's certainly not fancy, but my father and I just finished building our garage which I think is fairly unique in layout at least (and I mean building in the most literal of senses, we did everything but pour the floor).

    • 7 bays, L-shaped, storage for eight cars unstacked
    • The inside of the L is the courtyard, if you will, and is a huge asphalt apron faced by:
      • The long inside of the L has four bays (two 8x8, two 9x9)
      • The short inside of the L is the lift bay with 12' ceilings and a 10x10 door ( the lift went live this Sunday in fact)
    • You can drive through the garage as bay #2 has a door on the back wall as well
    • If you drive into the long side of the L from the end (as the letter is oriented that's down from the top) there is the sixth door, which allows storage of up to three vehicles in a line behind and perpendicular to the main four. The first vehicle pulled in that way will then be located within the:
    • 32' x 20' shop, which has 200A service, amongst other amenities.
    The inside has not even been started, it is just a shell with only the roof insulated. Inside work will commence in the Spring, to fully insulate the building and sheetrock the shop at least. What we do with the rest remains to be seen.

    Never really had a garage before. It's pretty cool to blast out of.

    ~ H



    Sounds like a great project. Post your progress in either of these groups and you'll get questions, suggestions, and maybe some inspiration:

    www.garageforums.com
    www.garagejournal.com

    I don't drop in regularly, but the first one seems to be the most active.
     
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It's certainly not fancy, but my father and I just finished building our garage which I think is fairly unique in layout at least (and I mean building in the most literal of senses, we did everything but pour the floor).

    • 7 bays, L-shaped, storage for eight cars unstacked
    • The inside of the L is the courtyard, if you will, and is a huge asphalt apron faced by:
      • The long inside of the L has four bays (two 8x8, two 9x9)
      • The short inside of the L is the lift bay with 12' ceilings and a 10x10 door ( the lift went live this Sunday in fact)
    • You can drive through the garage as bay #2 has a door on the back wall as well
    • If you drive into the long side of the L from the end (as the letter is oriented that's down from the top) there is the sixth door, which allows storage of up to three vehicles in a line behind and perpendicular to the main four. The first vehicle pulled in that way will then be located within the:
    • 32' x 20' shop, which has 200A service, amongst other amenities.
    The inside has not even been started, it is just a shell with only the roof insulated. Inside work will commence in the Spring, to fully insulate the building and sheetrock the shop at least. What we do with the rest remains to be seen.

    Never really had a garage before. It's pretty cool to blast out of.

    ~ H

    Sounds nice. Pics of your progress would be great.
     
  3. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    thanks for all the comments and stay out of my houses!!!!![​IMG]

    Very nice!!!
     
  4. Althis

    Althis Senior member

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    they're awesome but it's more like for some of them "cars parked in weird places within your house"
     
  5. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    That is no BMW 2002.... rather, it's an insanely rare colored Alpina CSL...


    These 'dream' garages are missing the drum kits and Marshall stacks in the corners...
     
  6. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Senior member

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    That is no BMW 2002.... rather, it's an insanely rare colored Alpina CSL...


    These 'dream' garages are missing the drum kits and Marshall stacks in the corners...


    Alpinas are dope. A guy not too far from me has an Alpina B7.
     
  7. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Senior member

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    I have come to think Jay Lenno's garage is pretty close to perfect ... The Alpina is stunning [​IMG] But whether the Blue one is a Alpina or "just" a 3.0CSL with alpina wheels ...
     
  8. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Pic attached. The second bay from the inside corner is the bay with the drive-through. This was from early September or so -- the S54 M Roadster is visible but my Jag is not. Forget where it was. ~ H
    [​IMG]
     
  9. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I have come to think Jay Lenno's garage is pretty close to perfect ...

    The Alpina is stunning
    [​IMG]
    But whether the Blue one is a Alpina or "just" a 3.0CSL with alpina wheels ...


    Can't really go wrong either way.

    There's an incredible concours-level resto-mod CSL out there with an S86 M6 motor and 4 wheel disc brakes, under Alpina softlines. It's absolutely beautiful too, and carries an identical look minus the Alpina decals. It was in Bimmer magazine some years ago and I'm sure its been on something else, it's probably one of my favorite cars of all time.
     
  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Pic attached. The second bay from the inside corner is the bay with the drive-through. This was from early September or so -- the S54 M Roadster is visible but my Jag is not. Forget where it was. ~ H
    Nice. Nice collection of cars, too.
     
  11. Sherlockian

    Sherlockian Senior member

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    I particularly liked the C1 Corvettes and GT40.
     
  12. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    I particularly liked the C1 Corvettes and GT40.
    The Ford GT's are one my all time favorites. Unfortunately due to rarity, they're still selling at/above the 150K list price (I honestly doubt prices will ever dip).
     
  13. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I would rather have one of those Superformance GT40 replicars; I'd paint it a real moody matte titanium. There are plenty of other modern supercars I'd rather have than a Ford GT.
     
  14. Corniche

    Corniche Senior member

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    would you get a garage specifically made so the marroquians and blacks cannot steal wealth?
    If the laws would let me defend my home as in the US of course, meanwhile I live in leftist country where the people who works as me are the public enemy. I never said anything about blacks by the way, but I´ll say that every day 100s of them arrive to the beach where I live. Enough is enough. 20 % of the people is unnemployed right now, no need to have free assylum for non tax payers and imported ones. [​IMG] [​IMG] Meanwhile I´ll copy a post of me, defending mafoofan and myself from those as you... Sorry to say When I came to this forum, I thought most of the members belonged as me to the high burgueoise, descendant of the best europeans and semi aristocratic caucasians knew by their sofisfication and education. I failed in my thoughts. Then the forum is plenty of racist jokes about this guy, fault of respect about me and my family in my villa assault attemp by some muslims etc. This looks just as the mtv , non educated people with expensive clothes. Lumpen proletarians plenty of envy. With some great exceptions. My two cents. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=148810&page=3
     
  15. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    I would rather have one of those Superformance GT40 replicars; I'd paint it a real moody matte titanium. There are plenty of other modern supercars I'd rather have than a Ford GT.
    I don't tend to find replica's all that enticing (exluding the Shelby Daytona's). It's essentially an auto for somewhat not able to purchase the real thing, due to limited numbers, or outrageous price values. When speaking in terms of rare exotics, I would very much prefer the idea that my car also hold some value, especially considering it might be considered a collectible. The GT is by far the most exotic of the American supercars (not inclunding rare Saleens), which is the primary reason behind their following amongst car enthusiasts and collectors.
     
  16. doctorj!

    doctorj! Senior member

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    This will be in my garage on Saturday: [​IMG] Gran Turismo S. Black/black with red stitching and red calipers.
     
  17. Corniche

    Corniche Senior member

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    This will be in my garage on Saturday:

    [​IMG]

    Gran Turismo S. Black/black with red stitching and red calipers.


    Congratulations man!

    The car I had if we hasn´t a commie government in Spain .

    I sold the Spyder .
     
  18. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I don't tend to find replica's all that enticing (exluding the Shelby Daytona's). It's essentially an auto for somewhat not able to purchase the real thing, due to limited numbers, or outrageous price values.

    When speaking in terms of rare exotics, I would very much prefer the idea that my car also hold some value, especially considering it might be considered a collectible.

    The GT is by far the most exotic of the American supercars (not inclunding rare Saleens), which is the primary reason behind their following amongst car enthusiasts and collectors.


    Wouldn't the Superformance GT40 fall into the same category as the Shelby Daytona replica, and more so? After all, they're both made by Superformance and the GT40 rep is actually a bit more expensive. It's a newer model than the Shelby, in their catalog, I believe.

    I don't care too much for Shelby cars, I'd rather have a pure vintage European sports car, but the GT40 really does something for me and I admire old Lola cars, so it's in. I hear the Superformance GT40 runs something like $125K with a crate motor in it; not too much less than a new Ford GT. I am not really into the retro new cars that Detroit has been putting lately, though.
     
  19. turboman808

    turboman808 Senior member

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    GT40 replica is on my list of cars to buy. I have a feeling Southern Nupe is mixing back yard kit cars with replicas. He is also mixing Ford GT and GT40 up. 2 completely different cars.

    Superformance GT40 is build exactly like the original but imporoved in areas that don't effect the overall look of the car. I got to take one for a spin at Carlisle 2 years ago and it was an amazing car.

    A good one will cost just about $140k.

    Ford GT is fords remake to the GT40. A celebration of it's heritage. It's a great car but it's not the real thing IMO. The interior looks cheap as hell. Basically a replica but not as pretty. Don't get me wrong though it's fucking fast.

    By the way the car in the picture is a Superformance GT40. Unless that guy paid 5 million for that car it's a replica.

    A real GT40 will cost between 500k to 5 million if it's a Le Mans winning car.

    Here is the interior of a superformance GT40

    [​IMG]

    Here is a Ford GT

    [​IMG]

    Now tell me which one you would want?
     
  20. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Wow, that's the regular steering wheel out of a Mustang.

    An exec at work has a Superformance Shelby. Pretty.

    ~ H
     

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