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post #241 of 417 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 15, 9:37 AM
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Re: 66 P/T build

I'm jealous looking at how big and spacious your shop is.....

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post #242 of 417 (permalink) Old Apr 21st, 15, 9:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thans Jeff. I'm much happier since I built it but wish I had went much bigger. It's already filling up and we keep buying projects. We plan on moving in the next 5-6 years when my son leaves for college and I hope to build something close to 40X80 with overhead storage and a clean room for assembling engines.

That's the plan anyway, we will see if I can make it happen

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post #243 of 417 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 15, 2:21 PM Thread Starter
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^^^^ This!!

I'm afraid to show any more pictures of my lines. I did them myself, but I obviously don't have the right tools for the job. Nice work!!

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post #244 of 417 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 15, 6:48 PM Thread Starter
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Today we did a much needed spring cleaning. A long winter and 6 months of welding and grinding took it's toll. We took everything out and gave the walls and floor a good scrubbing. It feels new again









Now lets get some work done!!
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post #245 of 417 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 15, 7:44 PM
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Ah nothing quite like a clean shop to work in!
Looks really nice!

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Holy crud, nice work and I wish one could rent that straightener don't see how I would need it more than a day

What tool did you use for bending?

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Looks great Mike! I need to do the same thing.

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Mike,

I'm also curious about your shop. I borrowed the below quote from another thread while researching to see if you did post more pics of the shop build. Have you posted them anywhere? If not, could you post a few like you mentioned in the below quote? Good looking building both inside and out. Did you buy the building from a certain manufacturer?

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I'm a few months into building my 30X40 shop. In my area, anything over a 30x30 and you have to have footings. I have a good friend who does flatwork for a living and we did all the labor ourselves. All in, I have $8000.00 in my floor. 6" thick floor, 12" wide footings 42" deep and a 8" rat wall. That includes ready mix, CA6 fill, 2" foam insulation, $$ for lumber to build the forms, pex tubing for heated floor, rebar, rental costs for mini excavator (footings). My buddy has a skid steer so I saved that cost. I had 3 quotes and all were over 10,000.. so I saved alot of money doing it myself. I have a bunch of pics from start to finish if you are interested.

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post #249 of 417 (permalink) Old May 1st, 15, 3:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have not posted much to date. My home computer crashed a year or so ago and I lost thousands of photos from way back. Everything from car pics, family vacations and pictures of my son growing up. Made me sick!!!They were able to recover a few hundred but the rest are lost.

I have some shop build photos on my phone though, which step were you interested in seeing? To answer your question about where I purchased the building, 90% of the materials came from Menards. I spec'd out what I wanted and purchased as I went. It's stick built with 2x6 walls. 3/4" press board inside and out under the steel. The outside steel was purchased from Menards but I got a very good deal on the white steel I used on the inside from another local source. I bought the trusses from a seperate supplier too. I did everything myself with the help of my dad, my son and my fiance.

The floor was the only thing I paid somebody to help with. I have a good friend who does flat work for a living so I paid him and did grunt work. I saved alot of $$$ by doing it myself but It took 3x as long to complete it.

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I thought it might be a steel building from the looks of it but it sounds like you only skinned it in steel. Sorry you lost all those pics, that's too bad. Just a few pics of how it went together would be fine, like sort of a timeline. I guess the key thing I like about it are the aesthetics, so, maybe just a quick shot of the sheeting material.
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I'm sorry it took me so long but I dug through some pictures and put together a quick timeline. I hope this is what you were wanting to see.




















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post #253 of 417 (permalink) Old May 4th, 15, 12:54 PM
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Looks like a nice shop!

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post #254 of 417 (permalink) Old May 5th, 15, 8:28 AM
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Re: 66 P/T build

Ive been following your thread for a ling time now and I cannot believe how well things are turning out on your build. Last year I found my 67 that I have wanted all my life and my goal "would be" to do the same alas I don't have the skills you have so the likelihood of me realizing my dream will never materialize

But know that I live vicariously through you Mike and cannot wait to see this beast done, Cheers dude everyting is looking amazing
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Thanks Mike and Jeff!!

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