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Old June 7th, 2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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While I'm waiting on the bank to approve the shortsale home im buying I'm gathering tools and equipment so i can set things up the way i want when its time to move in. Ive already have all the basics set: tools, jackstands, work benches, welder... all the typical shit, what else should i look into getting to make the garage more useful. Only thing i cant buy is a hoist as the garage ceiling is too low for one. Ive got alot of ideas from garage journal already but looking for more.

Also i need to buy an air compressor; 220v, 60-80 gallon capacity. Who is using what and would you recommend buying it again.
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Old June 7th, 2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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You will definaretly want a parts washer :)
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But really...

What about some info on the garage? Size? Ceiling heights? How is it wired currently? Will it need to be rewired? Will whatever wiring is already there support more than a 100W light and a grinder?
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How did you previously arrange your parent's garage?
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But really...

What about some info on the garage? Size? Ceiling heights? How is it wired currently? Will it need to be rewired? Will whatever wiring is already there support more than a 100W light and a grinder?
I like to plan ahead. its roughly 25x35', has 8 or 9' ceiling, is insulated, drywalled, has a bathroom, natural gas ran for a furnace and duct work, all ready wired for 220v and has good electric ran. Needs some drywall repair and paint work
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He did'nt, he arranged his parents basement... All his jeep shit was arranged in BigBchevys shop...
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I like to plan ahead.
Honestly, not being a dick either, you need to plan less and do more.

I know it's fun to dream, plan, and virtual shop for shit. But don't over think it.

Just move your shit in. Set the tub down in the center and pile the parts around and put them on as you come to them.

When the Jeep is done then worry about setting the garage up perfectly.

I wanna see that bitch out on the trails some time before we all switch to hover cars...

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Honestly, not being a dick either, you need to plan less and do more.

I know it's fun to dream, plan, and virtual shop for shit. But don't over think it.

Just move your shit in. Set the tub down in the center and pile the parts around and put them on as you come to them.

When the Jeep is done then worry about setting the garage up perfectly.

I wanna see that bitch out on the trails some time before we all switch to hover cars...

Im pretty sure we will all be turboing our rascal scooters before the jeep is finished...
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lol skooterbuilt setting up a garage before a bank approves a short sale .... step one, take all your shit from scott's house and make sure it fits in your garage so he can set up his garage.

step two trip all over your shit while trying to set up your own garage

step three finish jeep

step four part out and collect parts
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How much less was your offer on the house than the note on it?
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How much less was your offer on the house than the note on it?
Cant recall offhand but it was a non typical shortsale. I chose to submit the asking price and was the only offer submitted. The goal is not to set up a palace garage but a well thought out and organized one. That way once i move in i can get back to work on the Jeep again.

However this wasn't the purpose of this topic, just looking for ideas/things to improve upon the basic tools and make the garage experience even better.
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I did not see a fridge listed, thats a garage must have! Also music, cant work without some tunes playing.
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Cant recall offhand but it was a non typical shortsale. I chose to submit the asking price and was the only offer submitted. The goal is not to set up a palace garage but a well thought out and organized one. That way once i move in i can get back to work on the Jeep again.
Have they been in contact with you about the status of it?

Maybe things have changed. But when we bought our short sale it was pretty damn quick turn around for at least the offer to be accepted.
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Yeah, honestly, you will want to live and work in the garage for a while so you can figure out how it flows, what you need, etc. Everything can look good on paper but not pan out in reality.

now, once you are in, here are some things that for me, are nice to have:

lots of tool boxes. lots and lots of them. I really like the $350 red roller from harbor freight, for the money.

a tool cart is nice, too. A good low seat on wheels, and a good creeper

build yourself a steel rack, if you are welding and fabbing stuff. I have wall shelves for handling various long pieces of steel, and then a freestanding rack with bins for different sizes and types of small drops.

I love having a hydraulic press (cheap 20 ton HF one) and a horizonal bandsaw (25 yr old cheap 4x6 like they sell at HF today). I use them for all kinds of household jobs, surprisingly.

lots and lots of shelves with bins.

lots of lighting.

build a stand for your grinder. Have more than one grinder.

good metal topped workbench.

trans jack, since you can't have a hoist. the adapters that go on regular jacks are tall and suck

You have jackstands already, but, buy more.

garage stereo and TV.

garage shop vac (I use it for vacuuming metal chips off tools, so I don't like to use it inside, I have a dedicated one for the garage. its smaller and rectangle, so fits on a shelf when I'm not using it. ).
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I was going to post the same thing, sounds like a good deal.
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Cant recall offhand but it was a non typical shortsale. I chose to submit the asking price and was the only offer submitted. The goal is not to set up a palace garage but a well thought out and organized one. That way once i move in i can get back to work on the Jeep again.
was the asking price set by home owner or bank? just because you offered asking price doesn't mean the bank will like the offer. They have to be convinced they won't be able to get more out of the house any other way.


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Have they been in contact with you about the status of it?

Maybe things have changed. But when we bought our short sale it was pretty damn quick turn around for at least the offer to be accepted.
my aunt just bought a foreclosure, took over 1 month just to hear back from them the first time. I have no idea but am curious why sometimes they work fast, and other times are on a snail's pace. I've heard people on either side of this, and weren't that far off the Bank's asking price, some even offered full price and took months, others offered far less and closed in less then a month.
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was the asking price set by home owner or bank? just because you offered asking price doesn't mean the bank will like the offer. They have to be convinced they won't be able to get more out of the house any other way.




my aunt just bought a foreclosure, took over 1 month just to hear back from them the first time. I have no idea but am curious why sometimes they work fast, and other times are on a snail's pace. I've heard people on either side of this, and weren't that far off the Bank's asking price, some even offered full price and took months, others offered far less and closed in less then a month.
That's interesting. Maybe I just got lucky for once in life. :) I think it took longer to close our refinance last week than it did to find a house, get the offer accepted, and close that mortgage.

Must be very lender dependent for the time frame then.
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A press is nice,I have a metal brake for mine too. Drill press is a good one too.
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