Looks great so far, to bad you have that dam POST
in the middle, there is always something. good luck nice job.
It's actually not as bad as it looks. It's a couple feet from the truck not right up against it. With the truck against the back wall, I can open the door to the first detent without hitting the post. With the truck up to the garage door, I can open the door fully and clear the pole which will be awesome for wintertime wrenching in the interior. In my last 1 car garage, I couldn't even open the door to the first detent because it'd hit my wall lined with cabinets no matter where I positioned the truck. So I'll take 1 pole with plenty of over room over what I had before!
And on the passenger side, I can open it to the first detent, and open it about half way to the second before I hit the wall. In my old garage I couldn't even open the passenger door at all with the truck inside.
Plus, there will be 2 more posts in the middle of the garage once I get my 4 post lift and that adds 2 more posts along the centerline of the garage, so the middle one for the ceiling isn't a big deal.
Originally Posted by Painless Autoworks
The post will protect from door dings hahaha.
Looks great! I barely have time to sweep my garage. I need to do something like this. What did that flooring set you back?
The post will be getting "done up" too, I can't leave anything alone lol. Going to do CF vinyl wrap on the upper half and make it look like a CF driveshaft haha. I'm also using half of my split CF DS to be the railing for the steps going into the house. The bottom half of the pole I'm going to wrap in adhesive lined padding to protect from any door bumps from either side. It won't be just a big white stick with zip tied padding anymore.
Flooring for the entire garage is about $1,100.....It cost me around $700 to do my 1 car garage with spare stuff, and I just bought another $400 to finish the last bit. Depends on what style you get, the HD logo stuff is more expensive than the circle track stuff. If you're a forum member on Garage Journal it saves you a good amount, like over a buck a tile cheaper which adds up, and free shipping. Sure paint would have been dirt cheap but wouldn't last. Epoxy would have been a little cheaper but again sometimes not last and requires a lot of prep. The race deck prep was sweeping the floor and painting the perimeter. It's also warmer in the winter than epoxy since it keeps you up off the concrete.
What's up with all the sideways photos? Now my neck has a crink in it.... LOL
Looks good so far!
Must be your phone or something if it's rotating the photos sideways. They all appear correctly oriented on my screen lol
Originally Posted by JeffsLightning
Looks good. How does that racedeck hold up to jackstands and hydraulic jack wheels? Does it get dimpled?
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Holds up great. I've had my truck on jack stands for 6+ months at a time in the past, on straight edge jack stands (not flat pads), and doesn't even leave a dimple. Jack wheels roll fine and don't sink in at all. There are a couple tiles from my really high traffic area that have gotten a little worn, with small scratches that then hold the dirt and look a bit more brown, but I mean the small area I had to work in before that I'd always be standing on, grinding above, metal shavings falling onto and getting scuffed around, and 7 years of it. I wouldn't use it for a 100% workshop, but for a garage that's part wrench, part storage, part whatever, it's a great choice.