Well My Garage is officially PACKED, 1925 Runabout, 1917 Express T and 2003 HD Fatboy!
Here's mine... it's kind of a mess right now, but it will be clean by tomorrow as we're serving lunch for the T-Totalers club tour here.
...and the bar area upstairs.
Sorry. Not yet. I'm cleaning and organizing my garage now and will be painting the floor. What is a good 2 part epoxy coating that is impervious to gasoline and paint solvents? Jim Patrick
PS. Need to cover about 1000 square feet of floor space. Jim Patrick
My new garage with 26T touring, my new project almost finish 14T touring and 51 Chevy
Derek man, why's your T stuck back in the corner?
I see Chevy got past our spell checker!!!
Seth, I think it is hiding from all the horse-pressure.
Right now I'm in the Dog House, so here is my garage.
From left to right
Tim Pearson's 27 Roadster, Dodge that followed me home from my first T garage tour several years ago, 1913 Touring (friend from work), 1931 Model A pickup, my original 26 Touring
27 Tudor, 09 Roadster, 15 Coupelet, 1911 Sears, Tim's car again
Did you buy Tim's roadster or is it just there in your garage? As you know, that car came from me, restoration by Ed Heintz in Livingston, Montana from a very nice original. Body and paint by Livingston Body Shop in the 70's. The engine was done by John Miller in Helena at Montana Motors in the 70's. I bought it at Ed's estate auction. He was a fine guy, had a dozen T's, I think Jonathon Bodine has one of the cars, he was Ed's best friend. I still like the color I painted those wheels, they were a very pale yellow with blackwall tires, I painted them Turquoise and put the new Firestone's on it after I painted the wheels. It had very few miles on it when I bought it, it shuddered and shimmied all over the road, I drove it home from Livingston with my hands tight on the wheel and my foot on the brake. When I got home I pulled the wishbone nuts off and the wishbone holes were wallowed out a quarter of an inch. I replaced the wishbone and it drove like a new T. I had for about three years, liked it very well. Tim has re-done a lot of things that were not so good on it. It was a fine car last time I saw it.
It is still Tim's, it was on a sleep over after the folks from the Netherlands stopped by.
Derek - Another "Taj Garage"...How many of us have a hoist anyway?
Darren - It looks almost more like a machine shop..
Chris - We can dream, can't we?
"Derek man, why's your T stuck back in the corner?"
Seth, the TT is currently 3rd on the priority list. It needs very little to run, but needs quite a bit to be safe... tires, wheels, steering, brakes, etc.
Second on the list is my '25 Touring (not shown) which needs a valve job and new tires. The Chevelle on the lift is top priority right now.
I have a lift, but never tried to post pictures.
Too tight to take better pictures. Nice idea for a thread.
Well, I'll try to post a pic of my house garage, taken last winter just after I acquired the '26 TT firetruck. In the background to the left of the truck is the '20 Runabout, and the '15 Touring. It stays warm in this garage all winter compared to the pole barn, so the "pets" get to stay in! The firetruck will stay out this year, as now the 1912 Roadster Pickup gets the warm quarters.
Add me to the list of car lifts....a necessity for these arthritic joints to be working under these cars. Don't know why I didn't put one in long ago. But, don't know why I didn't start collecting Model T's long ago either!!!
So far, Darren's is my favorite. I'd love to have a mill and lathe like that.
Looks like rich eagle and I have twins.
My cave is full. Anyone over 5'9" must wear a hard hat. Time to expand and move the blasting outside with a new lift. My "baby boomer" back doesn't like crawling under the cars anymore either....
Space seems to fill up quickly. This is my bldg in SC. It has a concrete floor working area and gravel on the parking area.
In the foreground is the pic of the rear section of my 15 touring I took last year and happened to get other things in the background: from rt to lft is the sideplanks of my TT, below that is the red hood of a 23 speedster over the sissy bar and windshield of a 76 Harley, burgundy 29 Chevy, yellow speedster,and my hack. The below pic shows my lathe under the green tarp as it is in use every day-- my small refridgerator sits on the bed of it!
OMG Is it ok to be Green with GARAGE envy??? Beautiful Garages everyone !!!
You can't see much in these two photos but there are seven motorcycles stuffed in there besides the Speedster project. So what? Some of you with five or six T's may ask. Well it's only a 2.5 car converted garage.
Everything's on wheels and sometimes it requires more time to move things out of the way than the few minutes I might require to get to the lathe or a planishing hammer but it's what I have to work with for now.
right side (cycle you see there is 1958 Ariel British Police, possibly windscreen of BMW GS peeking from behind the wood tap/die tool box
Fleet of small Euro cycles housed in there plus one BMW 4-stroke
Love these !
The pallet rack on the right contains my T parts department. On the left, out of sight, are 2 speedsters that I am storing for friends and it's where my sanding cabinet is located. My 23 is in my home garage.
Took a picture yesterday to post here but put it in a new post by mistake---so here's my picture. A '14 Speedster, '13 Roadster pickup and a '15 Touring.
The Speedster just came to our garage on Thursday and hasn't been driven in years. I'll get started on it in the next few days (and I'll correct the horn position during the process)
Boy! Some of you have no idea what a "FULL" garage is! Maybe today, I can con my camera into working.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
My motto is (and don't forget this, guys) It's hard to build a garage that's tooooo big!
Has anyone noticed that all of these garages have one thing in common (and not just Model T's)? It's that they're almost all crammed full!!!!
Questions for Steve - where are the Packard and TT parked? Just wondering...
Not one of these pictures has a fridge?????
What's with that????
We have done two garage remodels because John wasn't convinced we really needed a big one.
Keith, the Packard and the TT project are out in the barn, along with the '26 roadster/pickup project, the 1945 Allis B used for mowing, and a 1948 Allis C project. The other vehicles and tractors are in different places. I think I have enough to do for a couple more lifetimes.
Not A Model T , But My Babies at rest
look again! My fridge was sitting on the bed of my lathe.
Mine is 50' long, and the far half of it is set up for woodworking. (My table saw's outfeed table is often covered with car parts.)
On the right is my recently-restored '21 Huckster, which will be at the Hillbilly Tour in a couple of weeks. And on the left, OMG!!! The beginnings of a (gasp!) Hot Rod!!
Farther back under the cover is the restored '15 Coupelet chassis, patiently awaiting new body wood.
The Hot Rod will at least be all Ford, with a late 40's flatmotor and all-Ford chassis components from 1950 back. The body and turtle will be restored like stock, so if someone wants to later on, he can remove them and put them on a T chassis and have a restored car. (But he might need to take some paint remover to the flames.)
Whoever said you can't build too big a garage was absolutely correct. When I first built this one (1,200 Sq. ft.), I thought it was huge. It doesn't take long to fill them up, no matter how big they are.
Wow, our shed is modest compared to some of you guys!!!
We are very much looking forward to driving to our next Australian Model 'T' Ford Rally in the Barossa Valley in about 6 weeks time. About 150 entries now. 'Mabel' is getting anxious to get back on the road after a long & wet winter!!!
Stan regarding the post above about my car that was sleeping over in the Brancaccio compound. That wish bone is yours! Along with the tie rod and drag link, orange paint removed and replaced with Henry's favorite color. Everything else on that front end is new to the car right down to the powder coated front spring.
The car temporarily has a 20 engine & trans in it that was my first build. A rush assembly I must add after joining the "two piece crank club" with the original a week or so before the Pincher Creek tour. Build was accomplished with input from local club members and information gleaned from many sources including this forum. The original block has been re machined and has a new crank in it, will back in the car this winter. It is a fun car and through it I have learned a lot and continue to learn and learn.
The car Judy and I will be going to Eureka Springs next week for the tour.
Daryl- I like what is in your garage! BTW - Sorry about your dad. love the alternator he shipped me in June. Great guy to deal with!
Hi Tim, I replaced the whole front end under that car with the one from my speedster because the speedster drove so well with that axle and spring. The reason I pulled the one that came with it was that the threads on the perch were buggered up from the wishbone banging around. I was always going to change them out again but never did. You've done a great job with the car and I am glad you and Judy have been able to have so much fun with it. You needed it worse than I did at the time. Have a good trip to Eureka Springs. Say Howdy to Walker but say it real slow. He can't listen any faster than he talks.
I resemble that!
Here are some pictures of the garage (France) we have in common with my twin brother Fabien.
The dragster and small yellow CitroŽn are not ours, they belong to friends who park in our garage.
Ford Vedette 1952
Ford Versailles 1955
Simca Aronde 1955
Delage Di 1926
VW 1300 1966
Wow, Olivier, that looks more like a museum than a garage!
As with most of us, you obviously need a bigger one.
It may not be all T stuff, but Olivier wins. That is a whole lot of cool.
the people not submitting pictures must have really messy garages..like mine
Attached are pics of one of my buildings. My wife who posts my pictures, won't post my work garage until I clean it up, but it's been on before. Don't worry, I didn't get rid of my T's, they are in the barn and work garage.
This has been the best Topic yet, LOVE the Garages Guys !!
Here is a shot of my Uncle's garage where my T lived (along with mice foxes and skunks) for over 50 years. It was backed out and driven every year or two.
This was not just an unused shed, my uncle was in that shed several times a day! The picture was taken though the only door.
MY NEW GARAGE VERY EXCITED
Whilst I'll agree it would be grand indeed to have gaboons of space like that of all these fine big garages...but then you would have to have the space to put one of those big garages also. I've got a simple 2 car attached garage in a small residential community, half stows the T the other half is my workshop. I've reworked my work bench to fit a spoke press, seat spring press, drill press, scroll saw and jewelers lathe, they all switch out easily and are stowed under the bench, nothing fancy, just the essentials.
The different fixtures mount in holes under the blue towel. I put plastic plugs in the holes when I'm not using them (like now, I'm working on a friends hall clock). And my recent purchases for today's swapmeet in Chatsworth...rear curtain frames and glass and they were cheap too, woohoo!
And of course I've got every tool I need right handy.
Here is mine. Regards, John
And today. Finally getting my "barn fresh" roadster roadworthy.
I forgot to post my "paint booth"
mine is to dirty I wont let you see it!!!!!!!!!!charley
Renea - this is for you
This is my project central. For the guys who like machine tools, the lathe on the right is a 1928 South Bend with a 8 foot bed. It came out of a gun shop so it's not beat up. PK
I love the machine tools. What AC is that beside the truck? WD?
Nice shop, nice Model "T's, and nice pictures. And to me, that 1928 South Bend lathe with overhead flat belt/pulley system is a nice "period" compliment restoration to the Model "T's!
Not sure just where you have your machine shop set up, and it's obvious that you have a nice big roomy shop, but that third photo shows that for guys like me that don't have a lot of room, a nice little machine shop could be set up inside of a 40 ft. intermodal shipping container. You can purchase those containers (used) pretty cheap too! Just a thought,.....harold
Nice shop, nice Model "T's and nice photos! I think that 1928 South Bend lathe set-up is a nice "compliment restoration" to your Model "T's Pat.
You know, it's obvious that you have a nice big roomy shop, however, that third photo gives me an idea. I think for guys like me that don't have a nice big shop building like yours, a guy could set up a nice little compact machine shop inside of a used 40 ft. intermodal container. You can buy those used containers that have been taken out of service pretty cheap, and they're still very strong and weather tight. Not sure, but being they're not considered a permanent building, might be a way to beat the real estate/property tax thing too! Just a thought,......harold
Well, that's a new one!!! After trying to post the first time, I got a bunch of "gibborish" that made no sense to me, and when I checked to see if it posted, it was not there. So I re-wrote the thing and posted again, and NOW, they're BOTH there! Oh well,....sorry,......harold
I need to remodel our barn It seems model t's and 1930's Maytag engines are starting to take up room in my basement now my grandma's 1915 runabout will be down there soon for restoration moving a model t out of a basement is not fun its a pain at lease the fridge and the microwave are down there
Well the tractor is a AC model C. The pick up is the wife's '47 Ford Y one ton. In the back is my '46 TD-14 in for a new head. The machine shop is a part of a 30'x20' extension on the side of the 40'x60' main shop. If you look behind the TT you can see 1911 Hendy lathe with a 10' bed. It has newly scraped ways but right now it's a giant jig saw puzzle. I'll attach a better picture of the South Bend. In the picture I'm making a new roller for my round baler. The SB is a joy to run. PK
Pat -- I did a frame-up restoration of a '47 1/2-ton pickup a while back. Here are some pics:
(Someone had put the 15" wheels and new tires on it previously, so the owner decided to run those for a while before going back to the 16" ones.)
My garage is a zip up tent in the shape of a quansit hut. No pictures......too embarrassed
Mike, that is just what is going to happen this winter to our 47. Did you go through the G six motor? Parts are hard to find for that motor. Your truck looks great! I hope ours turns out that nice. PK
I would love to share pictures of my shop but cant do it from my tablet . If someone could help I can show my shop. Thanks
Same with me! The message says the picture has to be made smaller but I have no idea how to do that on my I-pad or my computer for that matter. I am a dinosaur in the computer age!
Hello to all.
the second part of the garage. there are two model T being restored. a 1912 Touring and Touring 1917.
Here's mine a few years ago ( before the T birth rate explosion) They do multiply. I love to tinker with the T's they almost keeps me out of trouble. It's harder to walk in there now three
more have been added plus parts.
Cramped and unorganized
Started cleaning out the T house Friday, got a call on the trailer, picked it up Saturday, passed out Sunday, lazy Monday, maybe today rake the floor and put the cars back. Real hard to work on gravel, bought four 4x8 treated plywood to assemble cars on.
The Model T has filled out my garage nicely, my three bicycles got demoted to the walk-out basement.
Here is my filled-up home garage. It's actually an old carriage house, and the second floor (hayloft) is my wood shop. To the left is a 1911 Hupmobile, and perhaps Olivier can identify the car on the right!
Yes of course, it is a 5hp Citroen, with a body "Cabriolet Docteur"
I can't claim this garage - dad built it and I filled it up. It's 32x64 with an insulated 14x24 door. Soon after the garage was finished, dad bought a Backyard Buddy car lift. I can use the lift to raise a T and then move it on to a shelf made with 6x6 posts. This way I have two story parking for 6 vehicles; two T's on the shelf and one car on the lift above 3 vehicles down below.
This photo is from a couple weekends ago when I was doing some organizing. That's what I call it when I try to move thing around and fit more junk inside. At the back of the shelf is my '24 roadster project (hard to see). My T truck parks in front of that, just behind the lift. The car at the back of the garage is a '29 REO Flying Cloud Coupe that my grandpa bought in 1955. It has a rebuilt engine and new body wood. Dad and I just have to get it back together. Grandpa gave it to me last year after deciding he didn't want to work on it any more. Half of the top shelf in the back of the garage is REO parts, the other half has some of my T parts on it. Above the REO, on yet another shelf, is a '24 touring body with some T parts inside.
You can NEVER have too much garage space.
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great picture. Pretty cool that your garage has 3 Mercers in it.
...oh, and a 1910 Thomas Flyer 6-70.
WOW! What a neat post. I like the picture with the microwave and the coffee maker posted by Bob from Washington
Gene in Virginia Beach
That's a cool boring bar setup. Is that a Van Norman 777 on the floor? Looks like it. I dunno what the one on the table is either, looks like it's for big cylinders. I have lot of tools but my shop is such a mess I'm embarrassed to show a picture of it after seeing these spiffy ones.