A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather

Posted by: 1969L88

A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:38 AM

I only have 7 1/2 years to go until I retire so, I thought I should get positioned for being on a fixed income. I would like to have a place for car guys to get together and cool cars to reside.

With that in mind, I am renting a 30' X 50' man cave. I have installed climate control, theft and fire alarm capabilities and will have a full bath with a tiled shower.

It will, most likely, take until next April to get it completed as I'm doing it as I can afford it. The alarm system will be finished January 2nd and the floor will be coated (professionally) on Jan 12th. I intend to have two blender pumps, an oil caddy, tireflator and lighted sign (all Sunoco) as well as a late 60's Sun Drop vending machine when all is said and done.

I'll update with pictures as items are completed...



Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:42 AM

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:43 AM

Posted by: keithia

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:45 AM

Sounds and looks good but you might want to buy it and not rent it if you are spending that much on it.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:45 AM

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:46 AM

A man has to be able to watch the Velocity channel...

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 11:48 AM

Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 12:00 PM

I think what he was saying was that, he will be renting out the space to others to have get togethers in it. Sort like a banquet hall. To help him generate revenue during his retirement years.
Posted by: keithia

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 12:08 PM

10-4. That sounds better and looks great.
Posted by: rbonitz

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 12:21 PM

This looks awesome. Good to see plastic under those gorgeous vettes - nothing worse then parking on unsealed concrete.

Looks like a great joint.... keep the pictures coming as you get it finished.

Ray
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 01:23 PM

Great setup!
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 02:26 PM

I guess I'm a little puzzled by this idea. Not sure about renting a nice place decorated with collectables to a bunch of car guys and their good time beer drinking buddies....but maybe its just me..Mark, you need to weigh in again with more details.....GB
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 02:55 PM

Looks great so far!!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 03:04 PM

Wow!! Crazy nice set up!!! Can't wait to see it full!!
Posted by: Martin from OZ

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Dec 29 2013 05:51 PM

now that's one great garage.... envy factor 100% !
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Jan 04 2014 08:40 AM

The alarm company finished up a couple days ago. They left some wall art.



Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Jan 04 2014 04:55 PM

You could camouflage that pretty easily with a couple of brackets and a larger hanging sign!
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Jan 05 2014 09:01 AM

Mark this is coming together nicely. I like the roll up door that goes over the window good idea smile
Posted by: LC 336

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Jan 05 2014 09:06 AM

WOW!!!
Can't wait to see it done.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Jan 07 2014 11:30 AM

Being from North Carolina, I wanted (and found) a Sun Drop vending machine for the cave...

Posted by: eshaver

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Jan 07 2014 12:24 PM

We can buy Sun Drop here in Virginia too, GREAT Stuff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ed Shaver
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Jan 07 2014 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: 1969L88
The alarm company finished up a couple days ago. They left some wall art.



Another thought if it is still possible. Remount all of this equipment to a piece of 1/4" or so thick aluminum and then mount that plate to the wall. Then have a cover made that can be placed over the outer perimeter of the plate and screwed into the plates edge. The cover could be louvered top, bottom and/or sides for air flow if heat is an issue. It would be nice if that one unit in the center could be mounted in any other way in order to keep the depth of the cover to a minimum. Also, the cover should provide a nice place to mount a sign of just the right size.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Thu Jan 09 2014 03:51 PM

Floor work started today and will finish tomorrow.



First, they sanded the concrete...



Then they filled in the cracks and major imperfections...



Next went the gray base followed by white and black chips...



Tomorrow will be clear coat...


Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Jan 11 2014 04:11 PM

Floor is done. Now it's time to start furnishing...
Posted by: advertologist

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Jan 11 2014 04:18 PM

floor came out nice.. cool
Posted by: philmccauley

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Jan 11 2014 08:59 PM

Nice, pm the info on who did the floor.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Fri Mar 07 2014 06:57 PM

Have added a few items. Have not mounted them but, all in good time. I've been busy at work.

Going to hard wire and mount directly to wall...



This was restored by Mike Conliff in Harrison, OH...

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Fri Mar 07 2014 07:00 PM

Another original item I asked Mike to restore...



A 4' tall Big Boy. Again, restored by Mike...

Posted by: buzzy56

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Mar 08 2014 08:27 AM

Coming along real well. Looking very nice and what a great selection of things so far.Cant wait to se it finished.
Posted by: rbonitz

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Mar 08 2014 08:32 AM

Yes... This is really cool. The big boy is just awesome. I'd love to have one of those.

Ray
Posted by: Fasturn402

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Mar 08 2014 09:48 AM

I am green with envy.
Posted by: danlap99

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Mar 08 2014 10:20 AM

your building looks GREAT, love the floor. I'm a FORD man BUT your corvettes look awesome !!!!!
Posted by: Alex

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Mar 09 2014 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: rbonitz
This looks awesome. Good to see plastic under those gorgeous vettes - nothing worse then parking on unsealed concrete.



Sorry if this is a dumb question, but why is it bad to park on unsealed concrete?
Posted by: CJ

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Mon Mar 10 2014 09:55 AM

Very Sweet, great job
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Jul 22 2014 02:23 PM

Bathroom project begins tomorrow. It will have a tile shower, urinal, toilet, vanity, mop closet and linen closet.

Here are a few 'before' shots. I'll post some of the finished product.







Posted by: Highway66

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Jul 23 2014 12:13 AM

Wow that's one great garage. I would never leave!
Posted by: sellersrodshop

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Jul 23 2014 10:37 AM

looks eerily familiar to me. heres mine at that stage:
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Jul 23 2014 10:58 AM

I've been waiting for an update to this garage!! Is the bath going in a corner? You posted the one picture looking right in the middle of the wall. Is that were it is going?

Steve (sellersrodshop),
Post that exact same picture now. Would be cool to see before and after.
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Jul 23 2014 11:17 AM

Looks nice Mark.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Jul 23 2014 05:09 PM

It is going into the middle of the room. There will still be plenty of room for Corvette parking with room to spare...

Posted by: pickurt

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Jul 23 2014 09:46 PM

Great job, lot's of room.



______________
Kurt
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 07:59 AM

Bathroom project is finished except for exterior paint. Ended up with a sink and mirror, urinal, toilet, shower, mop sink closet and regular closet. Used LED lights in the ceiling and the closet LEDs are on motion sensors. Still have to hang towel racks and a few pics.

Pics are a bit distorted due to operator error:-))

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 08:01 AM

Oh yeah, and toilet paper holder...

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 08:01 AM

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 08:02 AM

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 08:04 AM

I'll post exterior shots after paint and clean-up. Place is a mess.

Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 08:35 AM

Nice work Clyde. wink
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 08:43 AM

What can I say beyond WOW!!! And that's the bath in your garage!!! Very nice!!
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 10:45 AM

Looks great.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 10:47 AM

After painting the exterior of the bathroom, this area will be the next to get attention.

Posted by: Steven C.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 10:50 AM

I cannot imagine why you would even touch that area. It looks absolutely perfect to me!! wink
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Sep 13 2014 11:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C.
I cannot imagine why you would even touch that area. It looks absolutely perfect to me!! wink


More Sunoco stuff:-))
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sun Sep 14 2014 02:59 PM

Looks so nice!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Sep 16 2014 09:43 AM

Great bathroom.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Sat Oct 25 2014 01:49 PM

Just starting to move in the gas station items...









Posted by: hri_2008

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Oct 28 2014 07:59 PM

Looks good. What kind of flooring did you put down?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Oct 28 2014 09:24 PM

Looking reeeal good!!! I have to ask, is that a florescent light running vertically up that wall?
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Oct 29 2014 09:09 AM

The floor is an epoxy covering.

Yep, mounted it vertically after the bathroom went in.
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Nov 25 2014 01:50 PM

The Sunoco wall is officially complete. Thanks to Mike Conliff for the restoration of all these items...

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Nov 25 2014 02:31 PM

The lounge area is next to be completed. A place for me and my buds to tell tall tales.

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Aug 18 2015 12:52 PM

Last pics of my garage. It's done except for the four post lift. Now it's time to chill out with friends...



Posted by: advertologist

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Aug 18 2015 01:51 PM

cool, I see the refrigerator is close by ... cool
Posted by: Stu K.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Aug 18 2015 03:57 PM

I see you took out the roll up door over the window. The place does look great. Enjoy!
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Aug 18 2015 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By Stu K.
I see you took out the roll up door over the window. The place does look great. Enjoy!


I opted for the motorized security shutter, on the outside...

Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Aug 18 2015 06:25 PM

Originally Posted By advertologist
cool, I see the refrigerator is close by ... cool


I had the fridge professionally decorated...

Posted by: Stu K.

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Aug 18 2015 06:42 PM

Looks a lot cleaner with that shutter.
Posted by: Boxcar

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Tue Aug 18 2015 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By 1969L88



What an awesome neon... I don't know Sunoco Neon....while I'm sure yours is an original....I've considered taking a box lighted fiberglass(ish) Sunoco that is that around that size... I believe from the 70's or so... and possibly make into a neon (gasp) I love yours!!!
Posted by: 1969L88

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Aug 19 2015 07:40 AM

Thank you but, mine is not original.
Posted by: marky

Re: A Place For Friends and Cars To Gather - Wed Aug 19 2015 05:36 PM

I have a bunch of questions as this looks like a Morton building
and I am in the process of getting mine built