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... with a new project. I decided that I couldn't stand bumping into stuff, tripping over things and sqeezing past things in the lower part of the barn. So, my helper and I have been re-organizing the layout of the barn all week. All of the landscape/construction/woodworking and other non-car items are all moving upstairs to the space vacated by the Hawk, Maserati and GTO. I can't wait to get this done so that the entire downstairs will be dedicated to my car projects.

I'm trying to get the layout right so that I can build a "retractable" paint booth, make room for a lift, install better lighting and outlets, build an enclosure for the compressor, and have my heaters installed. With 5 vehicles currently in the space, I can only do so much right now, but I have already gained a huge amount of floor space. I'll post some pics when I get phase one completed.

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Cant wait to see it! sounds awesome!... i wish i had a real space to work..... my shed is packed with my dirtbikes, quad and a whole bunch of landscaping stuff... no garage.... for no my toolbox is in my room, which isnt convienient..... someday ill have a garage...hopefully... ^_^ good luck with all that!

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Thanks.

I will only be able to get so far with this until the wagon is finished (or at least mobile). Right now, it is blocking 2 other vehicles in and can't be moved until I finish at least the front suspension.

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Who's your helper, ocnblu? :P

:blink:

No, I have a laborer who has worked with me in the landscaping business for the last few years. He will be helping me with the car projects as well. What makes you think that Ocn would be driving down from Lancaster County to build tool racks and shelving? I would welcome his input on the auto body front, though!

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No, I have a laborer who has worked with me in the landscaping business for the last few years. He will be helping me with the car projects as well. What makes you think that Ocn would be driving down from Lancaster County to build tool racks and shelving? I would welcome his input on the auto body front, though!

Well he only lives an hour away. I know how he likes to belabor a point so I thought he would be a great candidate to be your laborer. Plus he has that pop-up tent thing in the back of his truck, so his sleeping cost would be little to none. When he starts to smell on Sunday you could hose him down and send him on his way, back to Lancaster. Perfect setup I would say. :yes:

I have to drag by butt to Yankee land myself tonight, a friend is having a party in Oreland, PA for me, so I get to have the very senic ride of 95 N to the Blue route North to the PA turnpike east. God I hate South Eastern PA! Jesus I'm starting to sound like you! :P

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The project sounds great Camino. It sounds like a great way to make some money if you get some projects and some word of mouth going on the good work you do. Look forward to seeing the pics.

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Thanks KC. I was going to hit a semi-local car show today with the '98 Hawk, but I think I'll split the weekend between the wagon and barn projects.

Pics at some point.

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I just finished putting in a new toe-tapper bathtub stopper, bathtub faucet handles, and a toilet handle. Who wants to hose me down?

Good luck with your barn project, Camino.

Borger, so... I belabor points? Perhaps, yes, but all of us have our hot buttons. I like to think I have at least a partially open mind. :AH-HA_wink:

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Borger, so... I belabor points? Perhaps, yes, but all of us have our hot buttons. I like to think I have at least a partially open mind.[/b] :AH-HA_wink:

Oh did I actually type what I was thinking? :smilewide:

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Funny how that works... :AH-HA_wink:
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I am so very jealous of your set up there Camino...

My parents are moving soon and my cars will stay with them since I'm still in college. We have horses, so we'll have land and a barn. I tried in vain for a long time to convince them that we should scrap the plans for a garage and just build another very narly 'Days of Thunder' style barn. (Complete with old rat rod motor works sign and all)

My ultimate idea though is to someday build an old style (50s or 60s) service station replica complete with non functional gas pumps and all to use as a garage.

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I am so very jealous of your set up there Camino...

My parents are moving soon and my cars will stay with them since I'm still in college. We have horses, so we'll have land and a barn. I tried in vain for a long time to convince them that we should scrap the plans for a garage and just build another very narly 'Days of Thunder' style barn. (Complete with old rat rod motor works sign and all)

My ultimate idea though is to someday build an old style (50s or 60s) service station replica complete with non functional gas pumps and all to use as a garage.

Cool idea!

As for the barn, I have to restrain myself from going too far with improvements as I don't own it.

But I can't let all of that space go to waste. :AH-HA_wink:

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I think you need to put up some cedar siding on your house. I'll pay for it.

Ooooh. j/k! How about a few dozen rustbucket Chryslers (anything over 5 years old) for spite? ;)

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I think you need to put up some cedar siding on your house. I'll pay for it.

Ooooh. j/k! How about a few dozen rustbucket Chryslers (anything over 5 years old) for spite? ;)

:lol:

I can't believe you remembered that!

I'm thinking of raising pigs! :AH-HA_wink:

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Offering your property to the local Toyota lot to park overstocked Tundras next Spring? Sounds lucurative to me.

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I saw a stupid new Tundra on the lot today, extended cab 4X4 with "$25,400" on the windshield... you know that MSRP had to be like $32k. :scratchchin:
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Offering your property to the local Toyota lot to park overstocked Tundras next Spring? Sounds lucurative to me.

Nominate this for Post of the Year please! :rotflmao:

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Well, so much for my grand plans.

Phase 1 of the barn re-organization is all but complete, however phase 2 may never happen now.

I may have to move. :banghead:

The arrangement that provides this place to me is becoming an anchor around my neck and I'm not so sure I can tolerate it much longer.

I hate moving.

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Sorry to hear that Camino. I hope things will work out and the new place is somehow more perfect than that one.

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What's the matter? Is it too expensive or are the terms of the lease too confining?

Confining describes the situation pretty well. It's not exactly a lease, more of an "arrangement".

And that is part of the problem.

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