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Your RaceDeck pattern is awesome!

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I just moved in to my new townhouse and want to do something similar to what you did with the checkerboard flag pattern on the lower part of the walls. Did you hand paint that on or is it a commonly available wallpaper?
Google is my friend Surfing around I found that there's quite a few sources of the checkerboard wallpaper varying greatly in price. Probably all made in the same factory in China anyways.

I decided to do two tone walls in the garage, I got Ralph Lauren Chester Gray for the bottom part and Peony for the top part, in between I will put a checkerboard border. Really for no other reason then I was browsing through the color chips and really liked the Chester Gray, but it would be too dark to do the whole wall in it I think. The other reason is that I always find that my Exige looks best (to me at least) on cloudy days, something about that grayish sky that makes the color pop on the car...and I wanted to kind of replicate that a bit in the garage. Of course, when the Exige sells hopefully the replacement also has a color that pops in a similar way.

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I've posted before but I have more recent pics and I did move an obnoxious light/cleaning supply cart from between the cars. It involved moving stuff to storage and a logistical set of circumstances I'm glad I finally got around to. Walking between the cars for a normal human is now possible. :-)





And a shot where the lift is a bit more visible:


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Here's my garage tranformation before I got the lotus. But now the lotus has replaced the M3
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Here's my garage tranformation before I got the lotus. But now the lotus has replaced the M3
Wow... Great use of the available space! What is your floor to ceiling height?

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Wow... Great use of the available space! What is your floor to ceiling height?
Thanks took a lot of measuring an remeasureing before picking a lift that would fit and both cars would fit too. The lotus makes it a lot easier though.

Hiegt is 10'1" I had to change the garage door and opener to make it work.
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Nice setup Tom. What brand of lift?

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Nice setup Tom. What brand of lift?
Hey Jim,
Thanks. The lift is a direct pro park 8s
here is the exact package i got so i can work on the car as well as store it during the winter
Direct Lift Pro Park 8S & Two Pro Jack 3500s - Greg Smith Equipment Sales, Inc
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It's not a Lotus Barn, but it gets a lot of attention, I've added some new Lotus paraphenalia and spent hours in upgrading lighting.




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Nice car, nice garage, very eclectic collection of ephemera. I think I could spend a few hours looking at all the layers of stuff. Well done.

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Thanks! I get that more with my model room though. It really falls into that category.....I think it intimidates people so they kinda scan over it and don't say much.

The garage is a very comfortable place to spend time. I guess it's been 11 years in the making, it keeps me out of trouble, mostly. :-)

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Cars and other things kept me away from finishing my third bay.

Done!





No more editing out my Discovery's bay. Feels so good to be finished. FYI the entire 3rd bay cost about $550 to my door including nice ramped edge pieces. I've heard others spending maybe half that for vinyl floor roll yet a LOT more than that for more serious 'proper' tile. I think mine is a great value for $ esp for the appearance and satisfaction I get every time I see it.


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Kind of plain and I HATE being stuck with this little two car garage, but I somehow make it work. The picture only gets the bottom edge, but the black flag is a Lotus flag hanging from the ceiling.


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05' Elise - REV400, PPE Header, Quaife LSD, Ohlins, BOE Silent Touch, LETSLA, ACT HDSS, Fidanza flywheel, BOE CAB Intake, BOE Catch Can, V2 Fuel Tank, V2 Steering Arms, BWR sway bar, ForcedFed CF splitter, Manly's engine mounts, All Mesh Grilles, Volk CE28 wheels
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What the heck happened? Poor Ferrari
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My Garage Majal

After a big push my garage now has decent power, lights, insulation, painted walls and a painted floor.

For those who DIY here are a few hints concerning the preparing a concrete floor. Clean, clean, clean. I scrubbed the 50+ year old oil stains and power washed several times. The oil kept coming up. After I ground down the floor I sand blasted the worst of the oil spots. The paint has been down for one month, so far so good.
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After a big push my garage now has decent power, lights, insulation, painted walls and a painted floor.

For those who DIY here are a few hints concerning the preparing a concrete floor. Clean, clean, clean. I scrubbed the 50+ year old oil stains and power washed several times. The oil kept coming up. After I ground down the floor I sand blasted the worst of the oil spots. The paint has been down for one month, so far so good.
Looks good. Wish I had the time money and patience to do that. Can't believe I don't have a single garage pic of the vette and lotus together.

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Anybody have good suggestions on lights or will any old set do from Lowe's / Home Depot? Soon I shall have pictures too
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If you're going with flourescent lights, make sure you pick up low temp versions. It gets cold in Illinois. The 4 foot Lithonia zero degree start T8s run 20 to 30 bucks a piece (without bulbs) at Home Depot. I like the ones that are cage-protected, because I'm always swinging wood around in there (with the cars backed out, of course) when I'm building stuff.

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I got the T8's but don't remember paying that much. could have sworn i got the whole setup for around 20 (bulbs and unit). Oh but i didn't get the caged ones just basic. My garge is 10ft tall and i dont' build anything in there. that in the basement.
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