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Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
10/3/15 7:42 p.m.

Dude, I know the feeling. I was looking at them earlier today, and telling myself that after the elky is fixed I would put his stuff in the bed and come have lunch with you guys. But finding the time to fix the truck has been hard enough. ..

Ill give you a few pulls and hinges if you want. I don't have enough knobs to finish what I have planned, so when I find them, I'll post up where. Gotta be someone making something identical these days.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
11/7/15 7:23 p.m.

Soooooo......finish the floor yet?

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
11/7/15 9:03 p.m.

Slated for sealing and waxing this week. Just ain't had time to update. ..

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
11/8/15 8:23 a.m.

Glad to hear it. I just learned how amazing a freshly waxed floor is. Having the floor down in your whole garage should make it really nice.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
11/17/15 11:15 a.m.

previous total: 839 money spent: 13.00 2x 2x4x12 15.00 floor adhesive and trowel 12.00 floor roller

new total: 879

when we left off, here is where we were at: [URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20151002_075533_zps3ufzpsgn.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20151002_075605_zps2xrj8kr9.jpg.html][/URL]

I wound up rebuilding the brakes, rear axle, front suspension, and entire accessory drive on the elky.

and the job was much nicer with the new setup. I have learned that I need to put something down on the floor before using a floor jack, as it rolls the tiles of the floor at the front wheels of the jack. I also learned that if you let a puddle of brake clean lay on the floor, the tiles will lift, but lay back down. gas leaks, however, will eat the tiles to the point of needing replacement. only two tiles overall were actually damaged to the point of needing replacement, by gasoline.

[URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20151102_171116_zpsp5rsgyt5.jpg.html][/URL]

it was a much more pleasant job on the new floor with the lights, sink and workbench being setup. the job gave me enough ideas of what I need/want next proceed with the shop changes. so I did.

the first of the next steps was to finish the damn floor. which meant I needed to move everything. every inch that was not screwed to the wall. that was a lot of crap. then, pressure wash the floor, lay the tiles, and go.

[URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20151106_124145_zpsghgsz09y.jpg.html][/URL] [URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20151106_124123_zpst0wv26yl.jpg.html][/URL]

I then took the workbench that my dad made when I was a kid that had been alternately living in the shed and the middle of the floor for the last 4 years, and put it where I think I want it. this side of the shop s not nearly as well laid out in my head as the side that's almost finished. kind of a blank hole in my imagination. I have a loose concept, which is what I worked to. put my lathe, bandsaw, and fridge back in place after the workbench was put in. I then looked at the old grey shelves. I know I need some sort of shelves over there. these happen to be 8 feet long, same as the bench. had to move the legs from the sides of the shelves to the front and back face so it could rest on the workbench. after that, I manhandled it up into place. damn thing is heavy. im still hurting.

anyway, put a couple of tapcons through it into the wall to make myself feel better, and grabbed my stack of bankers boxes to begin getting organized. I still have a lot of stuff to go through and organize, but I have made a significant dent. I also hung the two leftover lights from the work bay over there, which really made a difference.

anyway, here's where im at for now. still need to replace two tiles, sweep and mop the floor, then get some other projects out of the way. next steps is a drill press and grinder cabinet, as well as building the wall cabinets on the work side, and plumb/install the shop air. not necessarily in that order. [URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20151114_155050_zpsnaxaqn5r.jpg.html][/URL]

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
11/17/15 11:26 a.m.

So the plan is to have a work side and a fab side, roughly? I can't decide if having a bench of some sort between the two sides is perfect or a pain. On one hand you have to walk around it, on the other hand you get a useful bench for both bays wile only having to build one bench.
The new floor and organization look great. It's pleasant looking. Huge step forward from when you started.

Mad_Ratel
Mad_Ratel HalfDork
11/17/15 11:35 a.m.

Bench on wheels so you can move it out of the way?

best of both worlds mate.

Skervey
Skervey Reader
11/17/15 1:22 p.m.

I would say a light weight bench on wheels that folds up and hangs on the wall or something like it. Im always needing more floor space and work space so best of both worlds.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
11/17/15 3:03 p.m.

I currently have 24 linear feet of workbench. Probably still not enough.

However, floor space is at a severe premium. I had planned a couple of fold out steel workbenches on the back wall, which would fold flat when a car isthere. Now im rrethinking that, and thinking about making them smaller and able to be attached to one another and moved around. Kind of best of all worlds....

But im not there yet. Right now, I need to finish the outer walls of the box. The previous side is automotive focused. The new side is slated to be woodworking focused. Both bays will be used for car storage, woodshop side will ALWAYS house the duster unless it's being worked on, or backed outside to do some woodwork.

Tonight I hope to finish cleanibg, and hopefully bring the duster home this week.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
1/23/16 7:25 p.m.

well, the duster is home. and I'm working on it again.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/1970-duster-kinda-pro-touring-somewhat-lo-budget-build/56284/page1/

but I needed to get some more stuff off the floor and shelves before I could make it a non-mover for an undetermined amount of time.

first up was the air compressor. it takes up a lot of floor space. especially for how much its used.

so the plan all along had been to move it to cold storage, plumb the shop for air, and install a 50 foot retractable hose reel from the ceiling as a drop. my wife had gotten me the hose reel a few years ago, I got a better compressor last year, and cold storage has been there since the house was built. all that needed to be done was to put the pieces together.

with a 3 day weekend for snow coming up, I decided the time was perfect. I went to lowes and rented a pair of 2x6x12s, grabbed some scraps and a pair of extra hinges, and made a temporary ramp.

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the wife and I got it up there. it was kind of nerve wracking.

but its in.

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I then did the most ghetto-fabulous plumbing/wiring job of all time: extension cord out through the wall hole, and the air hose through the same hole. I ran the hose to the reel. the plan is to run flexible hose from the compressor to a wall mounted regulator, the up to the hose reel. even have the regulator my dad got me for Christmas. I will also be running conduit and electrical in a proper fashion, making a switched outlet for the compressor and some lights in cold storage. that way I can turn it on and off without an extension cord.

[URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20160122_133310_zpsvzoloqmp.jpg.html][/URL]

we then "mounted" the hose reel. I still have no idea how to permanently attach this thing. right now its bolted to 3/4 ply and clamped to the I-beam.

[URL=http://s54.photobucket.com/user/dusterbd13/media/20160122_150056_zpszkftzgkr.jpg.html][/URL]

I did nail the placement of the hose reel, and this setup works great. I love it. been using it all day today. why I haven't done this before now is beyond me.

Michael

Skervey
Skervey Reader
2/14/16 4:04 p.m.

Having the compressor up there must save a good bit of room! Also much quieter with it behind the wall. Looks good man!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UberDork
2/14/16 4:55 p.m.

Yup. Amazing amount of floor space back. And it's now so quiet I can't hear it from the shop or house.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/2/19 1:13 p.m.

Because apparently i don't have enough going on, im finally fixing the floor and getting the shop squared away again.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
1/2/19 2:32 p.m.

Remind me what it was that killed your tiles? I need to do something with the bare old concrete in the work bay. It's never clean and it sucks light. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/2/19 3:56 p.m.

Combination of things.

1. Wrong tile type (not true vct). Replacement with Armstrong is what im doing.

2. 4 gallons of gasoline spilled without proper cleanup. Unknown how to prevent in the future.

3. Incorrect glue procedures. Didnt let it cure enough befor laying tile. 

4. Paint (overspray and spills)

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/3/19 7:08 a.m.

This morning I finally fixed my dehumidifier.  Drain line had clogged. 

And i spread my adhesive so it can cure while im working, and i can lay tile after work. 

Norma66
Norma66 Reader
1/3/19 9:32 a.m.

I am jealous of your guys garage building. I need to buy a house with a garage or space to build a outbuilding asap.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/3/19 4:38 p.m.

1 gallon adhesive does 180 square feet of tile.

And the armstrong is a much different product thanwhat i used before.

And following the directions this time on the adhesive made the tiles stick before rolling far better than the previous stuff ever did.

Amazing. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/3/19 4:39 p.m.

The picture makes it look like theres color difference in the tile. Cant see any in person....

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
1/3/19 4:39 p.m.

Your motivation made me clean the Grosh all day. I want better floor. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/3/19 4:42 p.m.

Don't get roper static discharge tile.

Its a trap! Even cheap, i paid way too much in the long run.

Ill let you know what i think of the armstrongin a few months.....

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
1/3/19 4:46 p.m.

I'm happy with my Armstrong in the shop area but I think I want to put Rust Bullet where the lift is. I just need to get everything off the floor and get it cleaned. 

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
1/3/19 8:21 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

I loved how the rust bullet turned out in my garage.  If I did it again I’d use less non skid though and mix it more often (the clear with non skid).  I’ve driven on it rolled an engine hoist across it multiple times pulled my heavy steel jack all over it and it always just sweeps clean.  Wife spilled coffee all over it too; also easy clean up.  

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/8/19 7:09 a.m.

I adjusted the garage doors and re-lubed them this morning while thinking about boxing the i beam. I also finished painting 2 sheets of 3/4 ply to make my French cleat wall system. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/8/19 6:19 p.m.

What you are looking at here is two 4x8 sheets of 3/4 plywood ripped into 3 inch wide beveled strips.

The start of my French cleat wall system. 

Im excited about this. Only been planning to do it since i started this thread.....

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