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Old 11-01-2004, 12:15 PM
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Routine work is done in my driveway or a friend's garage. A large portion of the work is done wherever I am when it breaks down. [img]smile.gif[/img]
1983 Cherokee Laredo "Gus"

Old 11-02-2004, 03:42 PM
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Location: Travelers Rest, SC
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This is a pic of the house I just moved from. My buddy is looking for a can of beer he set down! we had to let the air out of the 31's to roll it into the bay(7'door)the driveway is steep, the house is on Paris Mtn.. The garage is full of crap to re-model the house with and a staging area for every project I have going on and my re-loading bench.

My new house has a carport that is unfortunately well below the average high water mark during the hurricane season. So I have to build up a platform to put my tool box on and alot of shelving to get the other tools off the floor. But it is 2 car and has a 10x20 shop area at the back. I'm going to close it in and hang an 18' door. The best part is my Jeeps can sit in the driveway in neutral and they wont roll.

You can see the water standing in the driveway, thats just from a hard rain! Last year hurricane Isabelle brought water to the bottom of our floor joists I am going to cut the driveway and install a drain to help with the rain water and just hope for the best during hurricane season. Got lucky this year!
1994 YJ
1986 Comanche
'57 FC-150

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This year for ECI I got a Jeep. Pretty important upgrade.
Old 11-04-2004, 07:21 AM
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I work on my GW in the shop on my dad's farm. When I was a teen I soon learned that if I left it in dad's shop long enough, it usually got dad. Later, he would usually mumble something like, "I had to fix your blankety, blank, POS Jeep so I could get that bucket of rust outta my shop so I could work on the combine." Dad once worked in a garage, and he could fix whatever was wrong with that old Jeep while I was trying to figure out which tools I needed. I actually think he liked working on it because somtimes if he didn't have anything better to do, he would pull it in his shop and fix stuff that he thought "needed fixin" even though I didn't know there was anything wrong with it.

Finally I had to sell "DA Beast" when Dad evicted the old tub of rust and bondo from his equipment shed to make room for a new John Deere. There was so much oil on the cement floor where it dad been parked for years that Dad said it looked like the Exxon Valdez had been drydocked in there.

If Dad ever sells the farm, and gets rid of his tools and the farm business account at the NAPA store my Grand Wagoneer will have to go!

[ November 04, 2004, 01:35 PM: Message edited by: VA Beachboy ]
1989 Grand Wagoneer w/ factory moonroof \"The Green Machine\" (fully stock) <br /><br />1979 Wagoneer \"The Beast\" SOLD<br /><br />2005 Ford Mustang (babe magnet)
Old 11-04-2004, 02:50 PM
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The driveway as usual. But after years of wrenching in any weather, either on a tank in the army or on the family vehicles, the Jeeps Gods smiled at me, and with my first new to me house there is a detached 2 car garage with a 75000 BTU natural gas heater. Tonight was the first night getting organized enough to get something in there!

[ November 04, 2004, 08:51 PM: Message edited by: Allen ]
Old 11-10-2004, 12:08 PM
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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For now, I have a 2 car garage. But soon, after a 4" lift, 33s, and a Tadrack, I will be forced to use the driveway.
78 Wagoneer "Trusty Rusty"
360/TH400/Part-Time QT/ D44 Locked Front/Welded Rear/31x10.50x15 BFG M/T
Soon to come: 4.09 gears, SOA/shackle flip, 33x12.50x15 Swamper TSLs
Old 11-10-2004, 02:53 PM
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You can get a look at "the shop" here:

The photos were taken over the span of a couple of months. We still need to insulate and install a heater for these cold Minnesota winter months. We put up plastic sheeting to at least help hold some of the heat in. We are currently, carefully, using Knipco style heaters.

I ain't giving up. I've worked hard, it took me years to work my way to the bottom.

1998 Cherokee Sport (not maroon! Have history with maroon XJs)
1937 Chevy pickup (in progress)
1966 Mustang
1937 IH D2
Old 11-16-2004, 04:49 AM
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I got a nice narrow ditch beside my trailer. I push or drive it in and level my rig out then I have all the room I need underneath. It doesnt leave much room for weather though. So that is where the weather channel helps out for my more than a day projects. And ants are vicious so watch where ya park.
Stupidity rules at all times! Famous last words "Hey, watch this" Its 5:00 Somewhere. 1983 J10 In process: 360 ci install
Old 11-19-2004, 11:37 AM
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i use my buddies shop, (he happens to love jeeps also) was/is his dad. he runs alot of heavy equipment, so we got some good lifts, welders, plasma....ect..
Mike Hildreth...aka Tubby
"From nothing we have risen, and from nothing, we still rise!!" (Hatebreed)

84 GW in progress
fuel injected 454/th400/203/205/hpd60/ff14b 4.88/welded/4wdb/dbl/39.5 iroks/gm springs/rb shackle flip/ hydraulic assist
Old 11-19-2004, 03:05 PM
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I've been working on this for a couple of weeks now with the help of my son. Hope to have it closed in by the end of the month. Gonna be a big change from the 24x24 I'm working out of now.
73 J-4000,360,TH400/D20,springover,Q78 buckshots
Old 11-20-2004, 05:11 AM
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Nice pole barn!
1979 Chero S "Sundog" 1979 Chero S "Hammer"
1968 327 J3000 1978 J10SWB
The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
Hunter S. Thompson .

Old 11-20-2004, 10:37 AM
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The driveway which sucks because it is on an incline. I have not had the nerve to put it on jackstands on the flat part. Luckily it sits high enough that I can get to everything I need.

My Kraut rocket is a different story.
79 Wagoneer Limited Quadratrac Milemarker part-time conversion

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Old 11-20-2004, 01:18 PM
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In a 30'X80' shop(heated of corse).
'85 Grand Waggy 360/727/NP229 33X12.5R15 2inch susp lift with 2inch body lift.(wife's DD)
'86 Grand Waggy all stock with custom sagging springs
'85 Baby Cherokee 2.5L(my new DD)
'89 Chevy K2500 flatbed
'87 Ford Ranger
'84 Renault LeCar
'84 Honda Passport
'66 Yamaha MG-1T
Old 11-22-2004, 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by flyboy:
I've been working on this for a couple of weeks now with the help of my son. Hope to have it closed in by the end of the month. Gonna be a big change from the 24x24 I'm working out of now.
Nice looks like you have a main work area then a section as a clean room for building engines
"Crom" 76/75 Cherokee/J20 Hybred,

Originally Posted by Gambler68
congrats...that's the first post on here I have absolutely no effing clue how to comment on.

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Old 02-06-2005, 12:00 PM
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i work on mine in my driveway , where i'm assured that anything i drop will roll into the grass and the yard will eat the part ....i swear i find tools and parts every time i mow the grass , evil yard !
88 grand wag
Old 02-06-2005, 12:07 PM
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my shop has a cement floor...somewhere...may have to dig through dirt,oil,nuts,bolts but its there
1981 J10 flat bed<br />360 being built<br />4spd<br />part time xcase<br />planed 2\" spring lift(very bad front sag)
Old 02-07-2005, 10:34 AM
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in my none to warm garage complete with leaky roof hilly dirt drive or out in dirt
1993 xj,35s,rubicon express this n that daily driver/wheeler
1977 waggy(plow king)

Old 02-11-2005, 11:14 AM
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I work inside the truck bay at the fire department where I am employed. I have all the tools I need, plenty of light and a comfortable 70 degrees year round. I'm a bit spoiled. Installed a complete suspension lift at work. I wish I had pictures.
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the<br />intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved<br />body, but rather to skid in sideways, beer in one hand, body<br />thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming<br />\"WOO HOO what a ride!<br />-They will not pry my hands from the wheel...but only cut my body from the twisted metal wreckage-
Old 02-12-2005, 02:43 PM
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This is where the work gets done. Either the two car garage or in the dirt in front.
-Ethan Stanley- Stanley's Performance

1983 Wagoneer Limited (Mud Menace) RIP

1987 Grand Wagoneer RIP

1990 Grand Wagoneer Current
Old 02-16-2005, 05:16 AM
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...wherever it breaks down, naturally.
'85 CJ8 Shiny but Rough
'54 Willys Aero Lark, 161 F-Head six
'90 SJ Everything works - sorta. (edit: most things...edit: some things)
'04 WJ Overland (Blue Pill)
Old 02-16-2005, 11:15 AM
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I have been around a while and now have a 24x24x10hi garage with air in the walls on both sides, pull down lights, water hose, and air hose, heat and air conditioning, several Craftsman cabinets, and overhead crane on an I-beam spanning the garage where the engine sits when pull in, several work benches along the walls, a lot of tools stashed everywhere, and most importantly a beer 'fridge. I all too well remember working outside in heat, cold, rain, and snow. No more of that for this old guy. The biggest problem is that the Avanti has to sit outside when the Jeep in being worked on-was out for 5 1/2 months this spring thru summer-but what the h***, it's just a car!
87 GW 96 XJ

87 GW, B.J.s 4" lift, 3.92s, ARBs f&r, 32-11.50-15s BFG ATs, Eldebrock Performer/Holley 4160 4bbl, Thorley headers, Z&M HEI, Flowmaster 70 Series, just about everything mechanical rebuilt.

Other drivers: 06 Sequoia, 82 Avanti, 77 Bronco, 78 C-10 Custom Flatbed, 96 XJ-wife's

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