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Old 05-16-2018, 04:45 PM
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Looks like a solid set up. How much storage space does it help you take advantage of. I was thinking of doing something like this (more of a long term project), but I haven't fully committed to the idea of doing it. Yours looks great though, inspiring I daresay! Especially thinking of the patience and time it takes to have the end goal in mind 14 years down the line
 
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:02 PM
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The building is 19’6”x30’, it is two feet longer than the slab. The walls are 13’ high to clear the hoist. So three walls bolt down to a perimeter cast footing slab, the end with the roll up door is on gravel for now. The slab was 19’8” by 28’ poured back in 2004, designed after a friends mechanic shop in town. The hoist is a Forward brand which is the same as the new car dealers use around here. It has 11,000 lb capacity and is 13’4” headroom, I can pick up an ambulance high enough to change the oil and work on the brakes. I am getting close to retirement so this gives me a nice place to make extra money.
 
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I purchased a trailer load of surplus commercial shelves. I am doing this on both sides of my shop. These are 10 feet tall and 10.5 feet long. They are 42 inches wide and fit beside hoist. The lower shelf near the hoist is at the 8 foot level so I can walk around the hoist. The first shelves I installed will move to the end of the shop in front of the hoist. Light seldom needed parts will go up high like door skins and door panels.
 
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:03 AM
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Great plan, Andy. Don't go any wider or you won't be able to work on anything but Saturns! LOL
 
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Got that set of shelves loaded up, today we start on the other side. Plus some welding lessons for two grandson’s today! Saturn parts on the top shelf which is the 10 foot level. Lucky for me there are a lot of plastic pieces.
 

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Old 11-25-2018, 11:33 PM
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Got more shelves up this weekend! I can get a car in the shop and up on the hoist again.
 
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:16 PM
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Man, that's a sweet setup. Color me green with envy!
 
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