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  • Lift

    12 25.53%
  • Air compressor

    7 14.89%
  • Tool box/workbench

    13 27.66%
  • Sofa/fridge

    1 2.13%
  • Television

    0 0%
  • HVAC climate controls

    2 4.26%
  • Proper lighting

    2 4.26%
  • wash bay

    0 0%
  • electric door opener

    2 4.26%
  • Other (see my post)

    8 17.02%
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  1. #16
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    The most essential thing in my garage is what isn't there - other people. Don't get me wrong, I love my family, and I'm even pretty fond of all the friends my kids seem to have over constantly - but my garage is my refuge. That's where I go to have some peace and quiet and play time.
    Thanks,
    Jonstr

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    Don't forget to keep a few el-cheapo sockets and wrenchs(sp?) around to modify in case you need a specialty tool. sometimes a socket welded into a box end wrench is EXACTLY what you need to get the torque convertor nuts off a .

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    "Hey Grumpyvette, That is one huge garage. What kind of racing are you into?"


    IM retired now,I mostly enjoy helping a few local guys build drag and road race cars, and re- do muscle cars. I used to race a low 10 second drag race corvette (1968 BBC)and I have road raced in the past with a 377 SBC powered 62 corvette.
    but mostly I like building engines

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    Grumpyvette nice digs man



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    I have a pair of pliers, bastard screwdriver and a BFH. Seems to do the trick.........

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    My padded undercar creeper! It's a great place for a nap.

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    Wow, digging up a three year old thread....a good thread, but old. I voted today. My lift is tops in my garage....no pun intended. OK, it was intended.

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    Could always use a garage with more room!!

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    I'm gonna chime in here and say GREAT lighting. If you can't see big tool box's, great hand tools, and huge space dont matter....
    Charlie

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    THE most essential piece in my garage is not the tool box/workbench but the tools in the box or on top of the bench.

    Second most essential isn't in the garage at all...it's the Factory Service Manuals I have in my office.

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    It's good to see this thread going again. I have most of the tools, shop equipment and manuals I could ever need and can lay my hands on what I don't have quickly enough if it becomes necessary, but the one thing that is absolutely necessary in my shop is the HVAC system. Looking at the addresses of some of the members it isn't a big deal to them but here in NE Ohio if you don't have proper heating you aren't going to use the shop a large portion of the year. My HVAC system and heavy insulation make it possible to work in a t-shirt all year around and it never freezes in there even if I turn it down all the way.

    Tom
    1959 Chevrolet Corvette 1981 Chevrolet Corvette , 350 L81 automatic Frost Beige

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    I voted for my lift since it's the reason I can have the Z06 stablemate for the Vert... after that I'd have to agree with Hib, the Service Manuals are indispensable.
    The only thing that you accomplish when you make something idiotproof, is breed a better grade of idiot,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    It's good to see this thread going again. I have most of the tools, shop equipment and manuals I could ever need and can lay my hands on what I don't have quickly enough if it becomes necessary, but the one thing that is absolutely necessary in my shop is the HVAC system. Looking at the addresses of some of the members it isn't a big deal to them but here in NE Ohio if you don't have proper heating you aren't going to use the shop a large portion of the year. My HVAC system and heavy insulation make it possible to work in a t-shirt all year around and it never freezes in there even if I turn it down all the way.

    Tom
    By the way Tom, I'm still east of you and live in Northwest Ohio. Looks like your garage could use a map, GPS, and/or a compass.
    C6 has been great for over 10 years, I'll miss her... Still more fun driving the '64 and the '72.

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    After recent events I have to say...

    A BIG fire extinguisher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    By the way Tom, I'm still east of you and live in Northwest Ohio. Looks like your garage could use a map, GPS, and/or a compass.
    It isn't getting any better either. I need to do a thorough clean up. What are you doing tomorrow?
    NCRS 1360.............SACC 2082.............C1 Registry..............L81 Registry
    1959 Chevrolet Corvette 1981 Chevrolet Corvette , 350 L81 automatic Frost Beige

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