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Nexus

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Our Shop
« on: March 20, 2021, 06:21:03 AM »
I say ours but really it's my fathers shop but I get reap the rewards of it all.

I was two years old when we moved here and my dad finally built a garage. We have been working out in the dirt and weather prior to this or sometimes my grandfathers garage.

Backyard before

2021-02-25_06-52-05 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

this is the old sauna I have been making all my rustic wood projects from. Keep a mental note as to the location of the red box on the right!!

2021-02-25_06-52-24 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

2021-03-20_08-03-12 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

We were able to get it up and sealed just before the snow came

2021-03-20_08-12-55 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

we wanted lots of lights because working in my grandfathers garage resembled the mine he worked at...dark!!

2021-03-20_08-05-43 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

House panel upgraded to 200 amp service...100 for the house and 100 for the garage

2021-03-20_08-06-21 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

This is pretty much where we're at with it now

2021-03-20_08-09-10 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

2021-03-20_08-09-39 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

2021-02-25_06-54-39 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

you can see the red box location has yet to change!

thanks for looking!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

jonathonar89

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 07:14:46 AM »
Man, all you guys are showing me up with these shops.  My two car garage doesn’t even fit two cars normally  :lol:

Good stuff!  Get some bird work done!

Nexus

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 07:57:11 AM »
At least you have a spot that isn't in the dirt!!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2021, 08:16:26 AM »
Love it Charlie, cant go wrong with a building full of trans ams and motorcyles.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 11:12:46 AM »
Man, all you guys are showing me up with these shops.  My two car garage doesn’t even fit two cars normally  :lol:

Good stuff!  Get some bird work done!

I'll be happy with a 2 car garage... all I have is a single car garage that barely fits.
Congrats Charlie, that looks great.




Regards, Jack

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Nexus

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2021, 05:21:44 PM »
Since all of the above, the bench was installed, complete with a custom bent steel bench top

2020-11-06_02-52-33 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

Safety kleen varsol wash basin put in

Solvent-PW-16-30 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

and a sandblasting cabinet

20200331_132104 by Charles Marson, on Flickr
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2021, 07:49:51 AM »
I had a small blasting cabinet like that (broken record: lost in the fire), I really miss it. A couple of times I have been tempted to replace it, one of these days. A washer would be nice too.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2021, 04:38:37 PM »
Charlie,

You are making me envious with all that square footage, tall ceilings and bright lights. Blasting cabinet, safety clean basin and heavy duty work bench are just icing on the cake. If I had a shop like yours I would have a twin post side by side lift. I can’t complain about what I have, but your shop is really nice!
1980 T/A with a Pontiac 461

Gone but not forgotten;
1973 T/A 455
1975 T/A 400
1978 T/A W72
1982 T/A cross fire injected

Two wheel toys;
2014 Harley Ultra Classic Limited
2013 Honda CB1100
2010 Yamaha Vmax
1982 Yamaha Seca 750

Nexus

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 05:54:19 PM »
Charlie,

 If I had a shop like yours I would have a twin post side by side lift. I can’t complain about what I have, but your shop is really nice!

The hoist will come after the 16x 32 addition being put on the  west side of the garage is completed. This will be divided up into 3 rooms, one of which will be a wood working shop, and one will house the compressor and cabinets to clean up some floor space.

I am very happy with the available space but my father used to work in aircraft hangers so it isn't big enough for him...lol
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 03:31:10 PM »
That really looks nice; it is a lot of space!  This should really help with your progress.
1979 TATA Extreme TKO .64
Hedman elite; Pypes 2.5; Borla XS; MSD 6A; Performer intake; open scoop; Sniper QJ;  110 Amp Alt; 4 core radiator/Mark VIII fan; RobbMc mini starter; subframe connectors; solid body mounts; fiberglass rear springs; poly sway bar and link bushings; 81 master; D52’s; Blazer disks; 225/60 & 235/60 17's TrueContact's; relays for PW, PDL, lights; keyless entry

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2021, 08:00:44 PM »
Awesome Shop! Congrats on the new building.
Tom
King of Prussia, PA

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Build thread - http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=83354.0

Nexus

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 06:53:28 PM »
Thank you sir!!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 08:42:47 PM »
Do I spy a Farmal A or B wide front back there???
79 Trans am low buck LS swapped
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (This one is next)


Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

Nexus

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 07:12:47 AM »
Yes sir, its an A and I believe that one is a 1952?

We have several and it's hard to keep track.

I believe the years go like this...Mine (to be restored & belonged to my grandfather) is a 1949, that one a 52, the one that currently is the only one that runs is a 53 (I think) and the spare for potential parts is a 55.
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 07:22:53 AM »
Nice! I like a lot of light too, but need some work space now.
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
I feel like I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
1968 400 convertible (Scarlet)
1976 T/A - 455 SE (No Burt)
1976 T/A - 455 (Latest project)
1968 350 - 4 speed 'vert - 400 clone (the Beast!)
1968 350 convertible - Wife's car now- 400 clone
2008 GP GXP - New one from NH is AWESOME!
1980 T/A SE Bandit - Sold :(

Re: Our Shop
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Nexus

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2021, 07:34:09 AM »
That there is a big game of Tetris!!!

Nice size space though!!

So, what all is tucked in bed?
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2021, 07:41:57 AM »
That there is a big game of Tetris!!!

Nice size space though!!

So, what all is tucked in bed?
Pretty much the list under my avatar, plus my '76 Esprit that I picked up last fall.
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
I feel like I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
1968 400 convertible (Scarlet)
1976 T/A - 455 SE (No Burt)
1976 T/A - 455 (Latest project)
1968 350 - 4 speed 'vert - 400 clone (the Beast!)
1968 350 convertible - Wife's car now- 400 clone
2008 GP GXP - New one from NH is AWESOME!
1980 T/A SE Bandit - Sold :(

Nexus

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2021, 07:49:57 AM »
Your list has many of the same wish list cars I want!!

Awesomeness!!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2021, 08:18:43 AM »
Your list has many of the same wish list cars I want!!

Awesomeness!!
Oh, and the new JD mower. Picked that up in October. My 1998 one finally died after about 3000 hours! :(
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure.
I feel like I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
1968 400 convertible (Scarlet)
1976 T/A - 455 SE (No Burt)
1976 T/A - 455 (Latest project)
1968 350 - 4 speed 'vert - 400 clone (the Beast!)
1968 350 convertible - Wife's car now- 400 clone
2008 GP GXP - New one from NH is AWESOME!
1980 T/A SE Bandit - Sold :(

FormTA

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2021, 10:32:01 AM »
Yes sir, its an A and I believe that one is a 1952?

We have several and it's hard to keep track.

I believe the years go like this...Mine (to be restored & belonged to my grandfather) is a 1949, that one a 52, the one that currently is the only one that runs is a 53 (I think) and the spare for potential parts is a 55.

Cool, I have  1947 BN, my father has a B wide front and my Father-in-law has a B narrow.  All 1947s.
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79 Trans am low buck LS swapped
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (This one is next)


Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

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Re: Our Shop
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2021, 09:23:41 AM »
The older I get, the more interest I have in the tractors...must be an age thing!!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(20 years and counting but still have her)
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=79648.0

Re: Our Shop
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2021, 09:23:41 AM »
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