View Single Post
      01-30-2012, 12:14 AM   #113
acg35's Avatar

Drives: E92
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NorCal

iTrader: (2)

Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
As others have mentioned, Garage Journal will get inside your head and change the way you see the place where you keep your car.

My plain-vanilla 328 doesn't get a spot in my garage. I made a little cover to go over it's piece of the driveway.

And since I do carpentry, metal fab and car work in my garage (and since the garage is only 20x22), I gave up one of the parking spaces for a more functional setup.

Every garage should have a workbench. Or two. Or ten.

Two fold-down from the wall where the car is parked.

One is hydraulically raised and comes up out of the floor:

It also works pretty well as a lift for my rear-engine track car:

Here's a video about the lift.

Everything in the garage is home-made, repurposed or second-hand. I did all the work myself, including laying the tile and installing the lift. The total budget for the flooring, cabinets, benches and lift was $3,500. (I found the lift on ebay for $455, and put another $215 into tool rental, concrete and tiles.)

And if that isn't enough over-documentation,

here's the video about the garage.

And while I know it looks all girly and clean in the pictures, it's a working garage that gets plenty messy:

Dream garage! Nice work