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« on: December 31, 2011, 07:39:49 AM »

I posted some info and picture before, and decided to move it in a new thread.

Here is it before, and unfinished:

Airboxer Garage Before

I also used the unfinished garage to build a paint booth to paint the green 911.



That's all gone, and the construction has started.


I was able to do the insulation of the roof last winter

R30.... the point was to do the whole roof and do not the ceiling of the garage.

Here is what the upstairs looked like





Next is to install the electrical.

After the ellectrical and the insulation was done, I got some help over Labor day weekend to install the drywall.



Yes, the posting is a little behind the work.

Finished the drywall. Ceiling painted and the lights are up, trim and storage area.







Walls are painted



The overhead storage is ready for paint on the trim. I installed some recessed 12V lights I still had ( brought them back from Germany when we build the house) and did not use in the house.



Instead of Halogen, I used LED



Installing some German 220V outlets for my left over power tools I still have from good old Germany.









Next is to finish up all the trim, the sliding doors for the over head storage, install the rest of the outlets and order the 2 post lift.


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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 09:27:57 AM »

That is truly awesome!!  Look forward to seeing it in person sometime.   Grin

Something wrong with your link though, I think I fixed it here:
Airboxer Garage Before

BTW that's a great panorama - did you use a special camera for it, or just stitch photos together with software?

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 03:59:03 PM »

Thanks, I fixed the original link. I used my Digital camara with Panorama support, and stitched it with photosynt.

Here more progress. I got the lift.





















I have to close the door to lift the car all the way up,

but then it is high enough to stand underneed.





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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 04:19:03 PM »

Oh thank you!!! 
You have now given me a great excuse for buying an engine hoist.
See?  It is useful for much more than just hoisting engines!   Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 01:32:46 PM »

Ausgezeichnet!

Congrats on the awesome new garage space! 
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 03:33:28 PM »

More to add:
Got some IKEA Wall cabinets, and found out, not everything is made in China.

Made in Slovakia !


Made in France !


And here it comes Made In the USA


OK, This what it looks like now, after the last weekend, just in time. I got my very own Christmas gift, or Weihnachtsgeschenk








I use 1x4 trim to frame it in, at the side and top. Then I chauked between the trim and the sheetrock.


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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 04:04:31 PM »

Installing LED's for the stairs.

Since there are a few steps, I made a jig.



Insert the pieces


Put the sheet in place


Put the guide on




Nailing


Here it is


Drill guide


Drill holes for the LED's


Installing the LED's




I added 1 3/4" to the steps, glued and screwed






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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 06:01:29 PM »

YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 05:56:54 PM »

WOW!

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 07:59:09 PM »

I think it's time for an update.

I installed the stereo ( I still had this one sitting around, the 50 CD player died and I was not able to get rid of it)



Build a box and installed it in a place, I could not use for anything else.

I made some supports for the speakers







Sounds nice for a garage

Here is how I get the last drop out of the oil jars:

Build a little holder from scrap wood pieces.



Now I found a paper roll I saved from the trash and made a roll holder to scribble on or to use a piece to pack up stuff.



When the paper is gone I can use it as a dry erase bord, I glued a white left over piece of paneling on it.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 08:23:47 PM »

I love your wooden contraptions!
Did you make the one in the VMSC trailer that holds the timing box at just the right angle?
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 06:17:35 PM »

If you mean the white one, Yes.

BTW: Now I have also internet in my detached garage. No Fridge yet
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012, 06:33:47 PM »

Unplanned project came up after the dyno day.

Here is what I'm doing. I still hope to have the Froggy ready for April 31.






I found that the engine had 2 broken head studs, so last year I was runing with a sick engine  Huh?



Here some more pictures







It never stops.

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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 06:48:13 PM »

Hope you can get her ready in time!  She looks great.   Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012, 05:20:58 AM »

Did you find low compression on those two cylinders?  Just wondering if you saw any signs prior to the teardown.
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2012, 06:30:20 AM »

Yes, when I came home from the Dyno, I did a compression test, which didn't look that bad. However, the leakdown test showed the real picture. I found also an other issue. The resonance solenoid does not switch, must be the DME.

Back in the garage now

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« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 10:05:09 AM »

Are those ARP studs that were broken? I'm not sure I've ever seen someone break those.
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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012, 06:10:41 PM »

The ARP are the rod bolts. My issue is the head studs. Anyway, I will fix the thing one way or another.

I picked up all the parts from LT and it looks like I'm rebuilding the engine on my own.

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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2012, 07:04:34 PM »

I picked up all the parts from LT and it looks like I'm rebuilding the engine on my own.

Will you be selling tickets?  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2012, 06:22:24 PM »

As long I can finances the parts I need, with the tickets. However, you are always welcome to come and clean parts, there are a lot parts to clean.

Here is some update:

Cleaned the Crank case, the Cam tower, and polished the cams









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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2012, 07:42:01 PM »

So Jealous of the lift!  Epic garage build.  Is the carpentry just a hobby?
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2012, 01:28:26 PM »

Is the carpentry just a hobby?


It's all just a hobby, the cars, the Wood workshop, Etc.
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2012, 08:22:28 AM »

Your block looks nice. What did you use to get everything so clean?
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2012, 09:34:09 AM »

The crank case and the Cam towers are a royal pain to get clean. I used oil eater, scotch brite, scrapers, dentist tools, used up my fingers, carburater cleaner, etc. I'm getting set up with soda blasting for some other small parts, going forward.

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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2012, 09:22:55 AM »

You get that soda blasta going and you will have all kinds of friends over helping so they can use it!
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