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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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Azrael's Wicked-Crazy-Mad Garage Cleanup Thread

Anyone on this forum who knows me, has helped with any of my harebrained projects, or has set foot in my garage knows this about me:

I have a lot of effing stuff.

I'm a pack-rat, it's true. I am of the mindset that anything I scavenge from a car I'm getting rid of, or the junkyard, or someone else's useless junk collection, I might need some day. Parts for the mk2 especially are getting hard to come by, so anything I can get my hands on, I usually keep.

Well, if you DON'T know me very well, let me share with you the problem with this mentality: I live in a 900 square foot duplex with a shared double garage that was built in the 50s. It's barely wide enough to fit two mk3s in, and hardly deep enough for one. This is not conducive to stockpiling random shitty old car parts. I ran out of space after the last teardown we did. At the end of it all, and after picking up an 84 mk2 + 7M-GTE + R154 + boxes and boxes of parts, I didn't even have room to fit anything else on my side of the garage, let alone a car to work on.

Here is the odyssey that was my solution:

Here's what my garage looked like before, basically. In any of these photos, imagine that the second row of shelves doesn't exist. That's how it was when I moved in.





Lots of shit. Four motors, three W58s, an R154, a T50, and more parts than I know what to do with. Not good. I needed more storage space.



These are the shelves that were in the garage before. Up high, 2x4s cut and nailed together against the studs in the walls to support shelves of ply. The ply wasn't as sturdy as I would have liked, and it bowed in a few places, but they worked. There just wasn't enough of them.



Fortunately, I have friends. Some of my friends do crazy things like weld aluminum for a living, and sometimes they do things like practicing bending sheet stock. Sometimes, they're even nice enough to use their powers for evil and 'practice bend' me useful things like shelf brackets. Aluminum stock and carriage bolts made up the brackets for my new shelves.



3/4" ply from an old subfloor made for some awfully nice shelves. MUCH more room than before. I've sold a bunch of shit, too, which helped free up some space.



Here they are supporting a mk2 pumpkin just fine. Success!





This is roughly what my garage looks like now. Time to move some motors and transmissions around, and get that old washer and dryer out, and then I could even work on a car in there again!

And oh, I will.

Oh, will I ever.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Face it Keegan. What you're going to do is say "Hey look at all that room!" and get more Supra parts...

On a more serious note, that's one heck of a remodel. Going from zero room to at lesat room to move around.
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Unread 01-27-2009, 09:06 PM   #3
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dryer hose shot FTW!!!!!!


Looks like a great improvement. Room for way more parts. I am so impressed with how much stuff you were able to cram in there. Now at least you will be able to work on some of the things that you have collected.

Like I've said before, you are a supra museum curator.

Keep it up.
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No, that's Supra Museum Creator!
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Keegan: Supra pick n'pull since 2005 and counting.

i think it's 2005... anyway.
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August '06 is when I got my first one, but I didn't start hoarding parts until I bought the Celica in either November or December.
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Awesome stuff! Now we just need some heat... I've got a big wrench I'll bring over next time for that valve.
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Time to either hook up your heater, or hook up the dryer
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Warm dryer hose for all...
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Multi outlet, extra long hoses? That would be HOT!
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