Discussion Forum - Northstar Chevelle Club

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: 'Jr.'s Garage' Man Cave Project


3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
'Jr.'s Garage' Man Cave Project
Permalink  
 


Thought I'd start a thread here in the projects section for what I'm calling 'Jr.'s Garage' since my Dad was referred to by his siblings as 'Jr' as he had the same name as his Dad, and for some reason I tended to think about him when I was out in the shop I had built in Rosemount.

Anyway, dirt has been broken today on the 30' W x 32' D foundation, and the inspector signed off, so hope to have concrete on Thursday morning weather permitting!



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1169
Date:
Permalink  
 

tiphatthumbsup

Karl



__________________

More ambition than brains,

If you have more than 5 of anything, best to stop counting!



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Here's a virtual drawing showing more inside details like a 4 post lift and placeholders for benches and the 'bar'. 

Derek and my contractor talked me into an 18' wide garage door.  Thanks for spending more of my money Derek.  laughing

 



Attachments
Jr.'s Garage.pdf (162.1 kb)
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1260
Date:
Permalink  
 

Not even built and already out of room!



__________________

 

'69 Convertible,  Lemans Blue, 454, 200 4R, 12 Bolt. 

Jon H.  Lino Lakes



Founding Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 2742
Date:
Permalink  
 

SShink wrote:

Derek and my contractor talked me into an 18' wide garage door.  Thanks for spending more of my money Derek.  laughing 


 

Glad I could help! thumbsup



__________________

Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN

69 Malibu Pro-Touring stroker LS1-383/T56 - 69 SS396-325/3spd project



2K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 2438
Date:
Permalink  
 

Exciting times! You can get the "bar" ready for the holidays.

__________________

Kevin

Northwestern Ohio



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Motorcycle ???

__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Jon-Rule #1 on garages as you know...they're never big enuf!

Kevin-Yes but...everything will be served 'chilled' since no power, insulation, or heat until next year.

Mitch-I got my MC endorsement and also took the Intermediate rider course as required by Polaris to ride any company owned bikes this summer.  If not a bike, then a Slingshot (the 2 wheels in front, and 1 in the back), so have to plan for that.

Concrete was poured this morning in!!!  nana  That will give it a nice slow cure over the next couple of weeks before they start construction.



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



Active Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 460
Date:
Permalink  
 

I have a severe case of garage envy!

__________________

Larry L.

Coon Rapids



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Larry Lucast wrote:

I have a severe case of garage envy!


You're welcome to come over any time once it's up! 

I REALLY missed having the shop we built in Rosemount after we moved to Kansas City, so told myself when we moved back we would either find a place already with a building or room to build one.  I'm plopping enough money down just for this building alone without any finishing to buy a really nice Chevy truck, so I'm trying to take my time and do it right this time. 



__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1260
Date:
Permalink  
 

SShink wrote:
Larry Lucast wrote:

I have a severe case of garage envy!


You're welcome to come over any time once it's up! 

I REALLY missed having the shop we built in Rosemount after we moved to Kansas City, so told myself when we moved back we would either find a place already with a building or room to build one.  I'm plopping enough money down just for this building alone without any finishing to buy a really nice Chevy truck, so I'm trying to take my time and do it right this time. 


 Or a really, really nice Ford!



__________________

 

'69 Convertible,  Lemans Blue, 454, 200 4R, 12 Bolt. 

Jon H.  Lino Lakes



Founding Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 2742
Date:
Permalink  
 

No such thing exists Jon. razz



__________________

Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN

69 Malibu Pro-Touring stroker LS1-383/T56 - 69 SS396-325/3spd project



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1260
Date:
Permalink  
 

Derek69SS wrote:

No such thing exists Jon. razz


 Pretty low blow sir... doh



__________________

 

'69 Convertible,  Lemans Blue, 454, 200 4R, 12 Bolt. 

Jon H.  Lino Lakes



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Jon H wrote:
Derek69SS wrote:

No such thing exists Jon. razz


 Pretty low blow sir... doh


 Yeow, I think what he meant to say is, you have too many superlatives in very, very. Maybe leave it at just a nice Ford...dunno



__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1260
Date:
Permalink  
 

I will go with that, thanks Mitch! thumbsup



__________________

 

'69 Convertible,  Lemans Blue, 454, 200 4R, 12 Bolt. 

Jon H.  Lino Lakes



2K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 2789
Date:
Permalink  
 

No such thing exists Jon. razz

 

Watch it with the Ford wise-cracks...

 



Attachments
__________________

 

John D. - St. Louis Park, MN.

1965 El Camino - LT-1, 4L60e, 4wh discs, SC&C susp.
2013 F-150 Platinum - Twin Turbo 3.5

2018 Factory Five MkIV Roadster build thread



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

More progress today.  The block course is laid and the apron has been poured.

Now to see if they can get some framing done before it gets too blustery with s$%w in the air.



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1169
Date:
Permalink  
 

nanaThe block should give you several more inches of heighttiphat

Looking good!!

Karl



__________________

More ambition than brains,

If you have more than 5 of anything, best to stop counting!



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Looks really nice !



__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thanks guys.  I think the 1 block course is a city requirement also.

Just talked to the contractor, and he told me they won't start framing for about a month since the concrete needs to get good and hard, and with the cooler temps it will take longer.  It will be stronger curing out that way, but takes more time.  And he prefers to bring out the materials when the ground is frozen.  Who knows, I may get to try out the new Camaro tires in the snow to get it into the new shop as I'm planning on there being snow on the ground by then.  angry



__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Well, that's disappointing. I don't think that concrete needs that long to set up. Sounds like he got delayed on other jobs from the rain a couple weeks ago.



__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1299
Date:
Permalink  
 

Looks good and like all projects, may take longer than planned or hoped for.

__________________

Bruce L. - Lakeville MN

1971 Malibu Convert

 



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Preview of what's to come from this morning...



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Yup, we had a light dusting overnight. I had to drive up to Lares this morning for a steering coupling and there was a fair bit more snow on the ground up there.

__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Your builder get that shop up yet ?? Where the heck is he ???  hyper



__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

They got stacked up on jobs because of the weather, so I was 5th or 6th in line. He ordered materials this week though, and said things are starting to move forward.  



__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



2K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 2438
Date:
Permalink  
 

Good news is, once they start things will move along quickly. You’ll be in there waxing the car this spring.



-- Edited by dashboard on Saturday 1st of December 2018 07:08:48 PM

__________________

Kevin

Northwestern Ohio



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Look what showed up today just in time for the January thaw!  nana



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1169
Date:
Permalink  
 

GREAT!!
Karl

thumbsup



__________________

More ambition than brains,

If you have more than 5 of anything, best to stop counting!



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Hopefully, they git 'er thrown up in the next 7 days, with the mild weather.  thumbsup



-- Edited by Lost in the 60s on Thursday 3rd of January 2019 12:27:20 PM

__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 378
Date:
Permalink  
 

Woohoo!

__________________

Hankster

Columbus, MN

'71 Chevelle SS frame-off, restro-mod, 402/375hp, Tremec TKO 600 5-speed, 3:90 12-bolt posi

'60 VW Beetle currently in the CAC



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Busy week so far at the Shinker homestead...progress on Jr.'s Garage as well!  nana

For the first day including site prep/setup and high winds, they got more done than I thought today.  Gotta' say, I have mad respect for anyone that works outside during this time of the year.  tiphat

They may or may not work tomorrow since the high is mid-teen's, but that's o.k. if they don't. I'd rather have them take their time than rush to 'get er done'.  

As Tina just said walking by me as I'm typing this...'It's happening!'.  dancenana

 



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Been waiting for this post...good to see progress. Too bad they couldn't have been there last week, they could have worked in T-shirts.

__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Lost in the 60s wrote:

Been waiting for this post...good to see progress. Too bad they couldn't have been there last week, they could have worked in T-shirts.


Thanks Mitch, I've been waiting for this since Oct. too!

This pic is from last Sat. when it was almost 50 degrees and I was clearing off the pad of as much ice/sleet/snow as I could and I was just in a long sleeved t shirt. 



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

Good of you to clean it off for them, while it was warm.

I missed all that nice weather working in the shop on my son's "new" car...banghead



__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Progress as of yesterday .



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



President

Status: Offline
Posts: 7257
Date:
Permalink  
 

SShink wrote:

Progress as of yesterday .


 dancenana



__________________

Mitch D.   River Falls, WI

Lifetime member of the "Cars apart Club"

Some Assembly Required

1966 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1970 Chevelle SS 396 M20

1967 Camaro SS 350 rs



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1169
Date:
Permalink  
 

beersbeamup

Karl



__________________

More ambition than brains,

If you have more than 5 of anything, best to stop counting!



Active Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 460
Date:
Permalink  
 

WOW! Looking good. They don't waste time, do they?

__________________

Larry L.

Coon Rapids



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Larry Lucast wrote:

WOW! Looking good. They don't waste time, do they?


It might not be finished for another week based on delivery of the windows and garage door and the weather, but yeah they're making good progress. 



__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1299
Date:
Permalink  
 

Great to see this getting done!

__________________

Bruce L. - Lakeville MN

1971 Malibu Convert

 



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Got home after the sun set, but you get the idea of it's final shape.



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



2K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 2438
Date:
Permalink  
 

Stan did you add a small vault to the ceiling?


__________________

Kevin

Northwestern Ohio



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

dashboard wrote:

Stan did you add a small vault to the ceiling?


No, it's flat all the way across.  I need to measure it now that the joists are in, but it should be a little over 12' from the floor to the joist.  



__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

SShink wrote:
dashboard wrote:

Stan did you add a small vault to the ceiling?


No, it's flat all the way across.  I need to measure it now that the joists are in, but it should be a little over 12' from the floor to the joist.  


It's exactly 12' from the floor to the bottom of the joists, so I'll lose a little when I finish the ceiling but still o.k. with it.  I'm probably going to put up white tin on the ceiling, but still need to decide.

The attached pics are from yesterday.  A little more progress with the sofit's done now,  but it's probably going to be too cold for siding installation.  The windows and service door are there, so they may put those in, but not sure yet.  The garage door is supposed to arrive next week, so maybe by the end of next week it will be done.

And now the hard part of deciding fun things like exterior lighting placement has started.  I decided to put 3 lights in the front with one on either side (two red arrows) and one in the center up high, and one over the service door.  Having the garage door offset kind of made it visually challenging with the light placement:

Inline image

Here's the type of fixture I'm looking at to install to have dusk to dawn lighting:

Ziebarth Outdoor Barn Light with Motion Sensor

Oh, the shingles are done now too.



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Windows and service door did get put in today.



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1299
Date:
Permalink  
 

Hi Stan,
It looks like your about a overhead door and a long extension cord away from being off and running.

__________________

Bruce L. - Lakeville MN

1971 Malibu Convert

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1260
Date:
Permalink  
 


Inline image

Here's the type of fixture I'm looking at to install to have dusk to dawn lighting:

Ziebarth Outdoor Barn Light with Motion Sensor

Oh, the shingles are done now too.


 Stan, nice looking fixture but you don't have to go with a special fixture to get the dusk to dawn lighting.  Phillips (and others) have LED bulbs with the sensor built into the bulb. I have been using them for a few years now and they are very reliable plus you get the LED every savings. I get them through amazon for about $30 for a four pack. 



__________________

 

'69 Convertible,  Lemans Blue, 454, 200 4R, 12 Bolt. 

Jon H.  Lino Lakes



3K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 4764
Date:
Permalink  
 

Well, two steps forward and one step back.  Siding got finished earlier this week and the garage door and opener were installed today.

However...the contractor and I debated on how high to place the windows in the garage door, and thought on the 3rd row it would be about 6' from the ground to the bottom of the window, and it's too low.  So, looks like I'll have it moved up to the 2nd row for security so that people can't look directly into the garage.  I'll have window coverings on the windows, so that will block the viewing there.

Otherwise, it's sealed up!



Attachments
__________________

Stan S.-Twin Cities 'South Metro'

1972 Malibu Convertible 2nd time around 

1999 SS Camaro LS1-6 speed

Forum influenced terms: 'Link Paste', 'Stanitized', & 'Revolving garage door...' 

 



1K+ Club

Status: Offline
Posts: 1169
Date:
Permalink  
 

Love the opener!
Karl

__________________

More ambition than brains,

If you have more than 5 of anything, best to stop counting!

1 2 3  >  Last»  | Page of 3  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Chatbox
Please log in to join the chat!