New Garage/Shop - Page 18 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Garage & Workshop Tips & Ideas for the garage or workshop. No Truck Tech Discussion

New Garage/Shop

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #256  
Old 08-26-2014, 05:53 PM
85lebaront2's Avatar
85lebaront2 85lebaront2 is offline
Old School Hot Rodder
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Exmore, VA
Posts: 6,147
85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold
Still waiting on Mary's cousin to bring his 34' ladder, he has a big rush job refurbishing some apartments and his trailer is full. Today I finished the walk-in door. Mounted the threshold and lower seal.
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #257  
Old 08-26-2014, 06:39 PM
Gary Lewis's Avatar
Gary Lewis Gary Lewis is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast, OK
Posts: 28,598
Gary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant future
That's a step forward. Now you need some walls to make the door effective.
Reply With Quote
  #258  
Old 08-26-2014, 07:03 PM
tjc transport's Avatar
tjc transport tjc transport is offline
i ain't rite
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ElephantIsland Antarctica
Posts: 43,117
tjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArdWrknTrk View Post
I am too young to know what it was like before the Interstate Highway System was substantially completed.
I-287 and the Tappan Zee is basically a ring around all the heavy NYC bottleneck.

287 and the tappan zee are still a bottleneck point during the 2 hour morning and 3 hour afternoon "rush hours".

Pulaski Skyway is being replaced at this time too.
I used to have a GF in Jersey City. Traffic must be a nightmare.

pulaski is one way, diverting all northbound traffic(i believe) to RT# 1 through northeast newark, kearny, and Jersey City.
pure traffic hell, with RT1 a parking lot for 4-5 hours every morning.


The Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel certainly is a unique answer for keeping maritime access to the bay during and after construction

Anyway, your shop is making good progress!
Thanks for sharing the pic's and details.
agreed, the shop looks real good.
Reply With Quote
  #259  
Old 08-26-2014, 08:28 PM
ArdWrknTrk ArdWrknTrk is offline
pedant
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: EXTREME southwest CT
Posts: 22,653
ArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputation
Progress is good Bill!

Tom,
If you're heading to New England, 287 and the Tap is a damn sight better than sitting in Jersey side I-95 GWB traffic, CBX traffic and still MORE traffic at the Mamaroneck Toll Plaza before you even get to Rye/Portchester where 287 would put you onto 95.
95 in Fairfield County is likely a disaster any time from 2:00 on.
Reply With Quote
  #260  
Old 08-27-2014, 04:52 AM
tjc transport's Avatar
tjc transport tjc transport is offline
i ain't rite
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ElephantIsland Antarctica
Posts: 43,117
tjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputation
when we go north to Connecticut, we leave at 4 am to beat the BS on the GWB 95.
Reply With Quote
  #261  
Old 08-27-2014, 07:59 AM
Gary Lewis's Avatar
Gary Lewis Gary Lewis is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast, OK
Posts: 28,598
Gary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant future
I don't miss I-95 one little bit. When we lived in DE we drove north on it many times to and past NYC. And we drove south, through MD to DC more times than I could count, especially since the company I worked for is headquartered in Falls Church. So, now when we visit our son and DiL, who live in northern DE, we come in by making a wide out-of-the-way loop north to miss DC and Baltimore, or go via lower/slower DE and down past Bill.
Reply With Quote
  #262  
Old 09-03-2014, 09:10 PM
85lebaront2's Avatar
85lebaront2 85lebaront2 is offline
Old School Hot Rodder
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Exmore, VA
Posts: 6,147
85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold
Finally got the 34' ladder over here Monday, then between selling my old iPhone and too hot yesterday, a doctors appointment early this afternoon, I didn't get to work on the shop until after 3 PM. I did get the rest of the flange off the front so I can measure and fit the last two king posts.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #263  
Old 09-03-2014, 09:18 PM
ArdWrknTrk ArdWrknTrk is offline
pedant
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: EXTREME southwest CT
Posts: 22,653
ArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputationArdWrknTrk has a superb reputation
Railroad jack seems perfect for what you are doing there.
Reply With Quote
  #264  
Old 09-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Gary Lewis's Avatar
Gary Lewis Gary Lewis is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast, OK
Posts: 28,598
Gary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant future
Maybe tomorrow will be the day? Don't know about you, but we have cooler weather on the way, so if you get that it'll help. However, be careful on that ladder!
Reply With Quote
  #265  
Old 09-03-2014, 10:44 PM
85lebaront2's Avatar
85lebaront2 85lebaront2 is offline
Old School Hot Rodder
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Exmore, VA
Posts: 6,147
85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArdWrknTrk View Post
Railroad jack seems perfect for what you are doing there.
He actually says it's a house jack, the railroad jacks I have seen were quite a bit taller.
Reply With Quote
  #266  
Old 09-03-2014, 10:47 PM
85lebaront2's Avatar
85lebaront2 85lebaront2 is offline
Old School Hot Rodder
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Exmore, VA
Posts: 6,147
85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary Lewis View Post
Maybe tomorrow will be the day? Don't know about you, but we have cooler weather on the way, so if you get that it'll help. However, be careful on that ladder!
I will, the rough part was getting all the bolts out of the flanges. Going back will take two, one inside and one outside, but their will be a wall to support things better.

I have a length of rope and some eye bolts to use raising the 2X6 boards and the completed king posts into place.
Reply With Quote
  #267  
Old 09-04-2014, 05:39 PM
85lebaront2's Avatar
85lebaront2 85lebaront2 is offline
Old School Hot Rodder
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Exmore, VA
Posts: 6,147
85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold
Today I got the last two kingposts measured and built. I found out when I put the first 16' 2X6 up, that it was going to be too short for everything except the left side of the 8' tall door, and only the very first board. I used 14' and filler pieces for the rest of that one and 16' and filler pieces for the other one, right side of the 10' door.

I nailed two blocks, one on each at 7' 10 1/2" for the 8' door and 9' 10 1/2" for the 10' door (that takes into account the 1 1/2" height of the sill plate).
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #268  
Old 09-04-2014, 05:47 PM
Gary Lewis's Avatar
Gary Lewis Gary Lewis is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast, OK
Posts: 28,598
Gary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant future
Still should be plenty strong. Progress, as Jim says.
Reply With Quote
  #269  
Old 09-05-2014, 05:42 PM
85lebaront2's Avatar
85lebaront2 85lebaront2 is offline
Old School Hot Rodder
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Exmore, VA
Posts: 6,147
85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold85lebaront2 is a splendid one to behold
Today I got kingpost #2 up and the header and upper face board for the 10' high door. Tomorrow or later depending on weather, I will finish the upper face board and cut and install the side face boards. These are pressure treated so the should last.
Attached Images
    
Reply With Quote
  #270  
Old 09-05-2014, 05:46 PM
Gary Lewis's Avatar
Gary Lewis Gary Lewis is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Northeast, OK
Posts: 28,598
Gary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant futureGary Lewis has a brilliant future
It is really starting to look like a shop. Well done! And I like the eye screw/rope idea. But was the clamp strong enough when that beam came against it?
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Couple of 6.0 questions TacoSplitter 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 12 03-27-2016 07:58 PM
Hello from Virginia Beach 16F350 New Member Introductions 12 02-20-2016 04:46 PM
Help! Codes P0136, P1131 and P1151 Denver Davis Electrical Systems/Wiring 7 02-13-2016 08:37 PM
Proud daddy post! tseekins General NON-Automotive Conversation 10 10-05-2014 07:05 PM
Good camgrounds in Virginia Beach?? Paulsf350sdcc Other; Brakes, Electrical, Hitches, Weight Distribution & CDL Discussion 12 05-23-2014 10:48 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.