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Old 01-31-2012, 07:44 AM   #21
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how'd you like to stop by my shop?
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:19 PM   #22
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Hell, those are the photos of when the shop was a mess!
Man your definition of a mess and mine are two different things!--LOL!
Great truck and shop. When I hit the lottery one of them hoists is the first thing I'm gettin!

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Old 02-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #23
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Being an older fella this ain't my first rodeo. This is my 4th shop, 3rd one I built myself.

I have numerous lofts, lots of cabinets, a pull down attic stairs, a block and tackle for lifting heavy parts into the loft and the shop is divided down the middle. One half is insulated and heated for working on auto's, the other side is for storage of everything else.

The Rotary 2 post lift is by far the best thing I ever bought. Rotary lifts are made here in the USA and each hoist is lift tested and certified. You can buy Chinese stuff for cheap, but when it comes to standing under a 10,000 pound vehicle, go with the lift tested good ole red-white & blue version.



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Old 02-03-2012, 08:50 AM   #24
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I couldn't agree with you more about lifts. I have a Rotary 4 post. Some years back Bonnie and I were at Goodguys, DelMar and looked at probably a half dozen lift displays. After looking at all the others (Chinese, probably) that looked cheap and dangerous, we looked at the Rotary. It took Bonnie about 2 minutes to pull out her credit card and tell them to ship me one. I couldn't be happier.
Your shop is fantastic! Mine is nothing like that, but it's 24x30 and insulated. Once again, Bonnie came thru with a heat pump, so I have heat and AC. I think she just wants to keep me out of the house. I've got it set up about the way I want it, with hot and cold runing water, an oven for powdercoating, a frig for necessities, a washer/dryer stackable for shop rags (that's another story about a black ring in the washing machine?), satellite tv, a welder, a good compressor........just about everything I need. When I retire, I should be all set up. I've got the projects, just need time and money........
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #25
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When we have a contest about best shops, I think I know who the front runners will be. Your shop is great! Storage for the things we have to keep but don't use often is a continual challenge.

So, Bill, are you spoiled or what?! You must have been "Husband of the Year" a few times to inspire Bonnie to outfit your shop like that! Good for you!
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Tim, I'm tellin' ya'..........she doesn't want me in the house!
She's threatening bunk beds, so I can have sleep overs..........
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Let me know, Tucson isn't THAT far from Bozeman!!!
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I`m jealous
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:37 AM   #29
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Being an older fella this ain't my first rodeo. This is my 4th shop, 3rd one I built myself.

I have numerous lofts, lots of cabinets, a pull down attic stairs, a block and tackle for lifting heavy parts into the loft and the shop is divided down the middle. One half is insulated and heated for working on auto's, the other side is for storage of everything else.

The Rotary 2 post lift is by far the best thing I ever bought. Rotary lifts are made here in the USA and each hoist is lift tested and certified. You can buy Chinese stuff for cheap, but when it comes to standing under a 10,000 pound vehicle, go with the lift tested good ole red-white & blue version.



Now that's a shop!
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #30
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I haven't been able to make much progress on my truck lately. Too much work and no truckin' makes John a dull boy.

I was able to finally get the bumper brackets plasma torched and press braked. Test fitted them and pulled some dimensions.









And again, here is what I am hoping the end result will look like.

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