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Chopping a garage

Post by budoka » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:25 pm

well, i figured i'd give my excuse as to why i've been AWOL for a bit. aside from waiting and stressing over my heads, i've been keeping busy building my garage.

i bought 3 20' shipping containers, and have been busy welding them together, cutting out the internal walls, and framing the openings as you would a garage door opening. i'm almost halfway finished, and don't know for sure when i'll get done since i only have one day a week off, but i'm making slow but steady progress.

now i'll shut up and post some pics.

take care,
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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by nerdsports » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:41 pm

This is pretty awesome! Looking forward to seeing pics of the interior finishings.

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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by sleepyonthree » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:14 pm

Hey Dan

Oughta make for a sturdy work area. Keep the pics coming.
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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by Jeff L » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:10 pm

That's gonna make a nice Place to hang your Tools Man.
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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by Swamprabbit1 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:18 pm

That's going to be one heck of a man cave. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by budoka » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:39 am

thanks, guys! when we had our house built the designer and my wife tried to stick me with a little shed on the side of the house, but that just wasn't gonna do it. WW3 ensued and long story short, i'm getting my garage (even though i'm having to build it myself - actually i like it better that way anyway). now i'll have the shed to keep all the house crap, kids' bicycles, and camping stuff in, and the garage for the bikes and my tools, etc.

i 'm just a wee bit stubborn about certain things.

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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by 2Loose » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:55 pm

When I first bought my empty lot here on Maui, it was an overgrown half acre lot, but with power and water...
I did what you did, put a couple 24' shipping containers on it, after renting a D6 and clearing and grading it...
Then built a 20' x 40' shop with a bathroom, and we lived in it while I built the main house. Only took
me six years, while holding down a full time job. The shop went over to a full time bike and hot rod
shop when the house was finished, and over the years has filled up with all kinds of fun projects
and tools! It was well worth the effort.

Please post some pix when you get'r all done...
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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by gasketscraper » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:01 pm

Looks like a good plan Dan. We use 20 and 40 Foot containers for Shops in Alaska. They work Great! Hey Willy (2loose) glad to see you here!! Dan has a beautiful Knucklehead, that would look good alongside your Blown Panhead!

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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by hansgoudzwaard » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:02 am

Nice work, Dan. Nice to see you start BIG.

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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by curt » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:37 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I want one
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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by Indian Mark » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:49 am

You're sick. Does your wife know about this??

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SELF INTRODUCTION: So,...I guess I'm a newb. Can I get my "General Smart-Ass" moniker back, or do I actually have to build something. Like a chopper for example. I am hoping to re-start a build that's been sitting in my shop for a couple years with most of the parts already acquired.
Just wanted to thank Dan and anyone else involved in getting this board up and running.
Dan is a personal friend of mine and one of the finest people I know. I have a world of respect for him, not just for his work here but also for reasons beyond this forum.
Not sure if that's 200 words, but that's my intro and I'm sticking to it.
BTW, I'm Mark. Not Indian, just a fanatic of the motorcycle brand.

Re: Chopping a garage

Post by Indian Mark » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:50 am

How do you get those things? There's gotta be a million empty ones in the USA.

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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by gearhead1951 » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:47 am

A lot of info on the 'net about recycling old cargo containers into homes , workshops , garages ect... ! There are whole communities in eastern Europe built this way !!

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Re: Chopping a garage

Post by joechop » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:25 pm

haha. Nice job my friend! Mark - they're companies all over that sell them... some refurbished some not. I looked into this summer for work because we needed a few to store some construction material.

some in MI... http://www.commercialtrucktrader.com/Co ... &zip=49507

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