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post #81 of 1028 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 12:40 PM
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My small two car garage, a bit tight for two cars as there was a huge tree in the way...

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Hey, another art directed garage! I love it.

You and I are working on the same wavelength.
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Why wouldn't you put the tractors in the old barn and make the barn garage your workshop?
The new barn is much farther away and is down a dirt road. It also has animals and I don't want all my cars to smell like cow manure. The old barn is right next to the house off the driveway and is slated to be remodeled anyway.

My car both sucks and blows.




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A question and a comment:

I have to do something with my garage floor. I like the idea and look, if not the cost, of those "snap in" plastic tiles. But, I worry/wonder about spills getting beneath them and just staying forever: Brake fluid, water, coolant, etc.

Is this an issue for those of you who have them?


If you live near Amish people (NJ, OH, PA, etc.), some of their companies will deliver a two-car garage for about $10-$12k.

Around here, stick built is $50-$55 sq/ft and pole-barn construction is about half of that. So, Amish garages are a pretty good deal.

They are delivered in two halves which are attached on-site. Then the siding is put on, covering the seam. A friend has one of these and loves it.


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How does Steve w/ Ultimate Garage keep his floor clean? (The one w/ the Ferrari sitting on tile).

I mean,...what is you have to use a floor jack? Wouldn't there is a risk of tiles breaking? Or wouldn't fluids get stuck in the grout (sp?)?
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A question and a comment:

I have to do something with my garage floor. I like the idea and look, if not the cost, of those "snap in" plastic tiles. But, I worry/wonder about spills getting beneath them and just staying forever: Brake fluid, water, coolant, etc.

Is this an issue for those of you who have them?


If you live near Amish people (NJ, OH, PA, etc.), some of their companies will deliver a two-car garage for about $10-$12k.

Around here, stick built is $50-$55 sq/ft and pole-barn construction is about half of that. So, Amish garages are a pretty good deal.

They are delivered in two halves which are attached on-site. Then the siding is put on, covering the seam. A friend has one of these and loves it.


Aside: What does it take to satisfy an Amish woman?


Two Mennonite.

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Two Amish women are harvesting potatoes. One holds two big russets in one hand, bounces them up and down a bit and says to the other – “these remind me of my Jakie”

The other woman says “oh my – so BIG?”

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If you do the race deck plastic tiles, make sure you put some plastic/foam mats that you would put down when you install pergo like flooring. This will stop the tiles from making an annoying clack clack sound when you walk on it and possibly have the side benefit of traping whatever leaks down.... but i have not found it to be a problem.

Recently i actually removed the tiles in large sections brought it on my driveway and gave it a good cleaning and the foam was dry. I park my other car in the garage even after driving in the rain and sometimes wash the flooring in garage.... so I wouldn't worry about it.

If i was to do it all over again, I would have done a Black/Gray pattern, the white is impossible to keep clean...
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Current garage... (although not as clean as in these pics)

These are pics of my Elise (pre-Goodyear)...
I love the 916 clone!!! One of my favorite cars of all time Now just drop an aluminum small block Chevy in there and.............Renegade...
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If you do the race deck plastic tiles, make sure you put some plastic/foam mats that you would put down when you install pergo like flooring. This will stop the tiles from making an annoying clack clack sound when you walk on it and possibly have the side benefit of traping whatever leaks down.... but i have not found it to be a problem.
This sounds like great advice. I never thought of this when I Racedeck'd my second bedroom....it's very noisy to walk on.
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Here's my little hole in the wall.... sorry or the clutter
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Best I could do for a 1 car townhouse garage:







The RaceDeck tiles will be reconfigured when I move to our next place. Or I might just do 1 bay in the BMW theme.

'06 BMW X5 - IMOLA RED
'06 Porsche 911 Carrera S - CARRERA WHITE [SOLD]
'02 BMW 325xiT - TOPAZ BLUE
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Shown here is a static photo of mine... but click here to see a 360 degree view. If you have QuickTime installed you should be able to see it.
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Why do people back their cars in to their residential garages? All of the exhaust fumes blow towards the entrance to the house and also into the garage -- blackening the walls.

I make sure the garage door is down when I back my SUV into the driveway for loading and unloading. I don't want that nasty exhaust blowing into the garage.

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Why do people back their cars in to their residential garages? All of the exhaust fumes blow towards the entrance to the house and also into the garage -- blackening the walls.

I make sure the garage door is down when I back my SUV into the driveway for loading and unloading. I don't want that nasty exhaust blowing into the garage.
How else are you going to let the two stroke smoke waft over you like a cool morning breeze?


Old garage - oddly enough, I just realized that you can't see any of mine in this pic. These were all the old roomate's - and we both had alternate storage at the time this was taken. Anyone care to take a stab at naming them all?
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Basic three-car garage. But, I do enjoy the toys!
Funny thing is that I have the A/R LSS HT Elise next to an '01 XT-225 and a red/black VFR800 (sold the R6 for an SV). Great minds think alike?




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Wow! More than just a simple coincidence. DragonRider, you must be my long lost twin.

However, I assure you that RacyTracy is going to want to see a picture of this garage as proof.
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I just realized that you can't see any of mine in this pic. These were all the old roomate's
Dang! You had much cooler roommates than I ever had.
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Dang! You had much cooler roommates than I ever had.
Very cool roomate.


Not pictured are the R1, Buell S1, 996, KDX200, CBX, and RZ350. After moving, a 30-something BMW, 1914 Royal Enfield, Paul Smart Sportclassic, 'Busa, and a crazy one-off FJ1200 with a telelever front end and sidecar rig were added.

Most were sold when he moved to France for work. Shame really, since he put a lot of time into the Z1, the RD400, and CB - those were all riders but pretty close to showroom new.

Mine were sold and replaced with others I wanted more.


We used to always say, "garages are for motorcycles, driveways are for cars!"

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Wow! More than just a simple coincidence. DragonRider, you must be my long lost twin.

However, I assure you that RacyTracy is going to want to see a picture of this garage as proof.
You'll have to use the imagination a bit as I had the '01 R6, sold that for the SV650 (Wifes first bike) and got her the XT225 for X-mas. Still have the VFR. The Elise is currently down in Atlanta where it has been sitting for 2.5 months for what should have been a short repair... I do need to get them all together again and get current pics.

As soon as I have the extra funds I need to get another DR-400s to replace th one that got stolen 2 years ago. I miss that thing and it's part of the reason I picked up the XT for her. I knew she'd be happily roosting around in the dirt as soon as she had the chance. I have a good wife for some reason... Likes cars, likes bikes, likes cameras, and loves to get dirty!
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Devil's Triangle (Deal's Gap but with more attitude)
...and of course, the Great Smokey Mountains Parks!

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Weird! I have the same Jeep, a 1997 Jeep Wrangler in Forest Green/tan top as my daily driver. I have been looking for a used DRZ 400 to go with the XT225. I sold my Yamaha FZ6 (naked bike with R6 engine) to get the new CBR 600RR. My sister just sold the identical red Miata for the new Saturn Sky.
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