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    Howdy from Reno!

    Hello,

    Im thinking of building a shop next year, and started thinking about the old 'Birth of a Shop' thread that I used to follow with a great deal of enthusiasm on another forum.

    For some reason, I just did a google on "Marty Walsh" and I landed here, and lo and behold saw a bunch of familiar names.

    I've gone through a move since last year, and in my new place have a very tiny garage that needs to be shared with a '46 chevy for my shop space.

    I've finally got this small shop setup so I can do some stuff, but am looking forward to having some more room some day.

    The good news is I have 68 acres and there are actually a couple of fairly flat spots I might be able to put a shop up on!

    This looks like a great place to be, and I'm looking forward to catching up on the 'Birth of a Shop' !

    Thanks!

    Brent

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    Welcome to the family Brent!

    We like pics, so when you get started, or even before you get started take lots of pics!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Hi Brent!

    I'll take that nasty room munchin' '46 chevy off your hands. What are friends for?

    DT

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    I'm afraid the '46 is a standard shop fixture, or has been for the last 10 years

    My Wife's dad bought it brand new in 1946 from a dealer in Los Angeles. At some point in the mid 70's it kind of just got parked. Then the kid's got a hold of it. when I got it, the engine was in the trunk, cats were using it as a brothel of sorts, and let's put it gently, it just needed a little bit of tender lovin care.

    At this point, I've torn it completely apart, got the running gear ready, put a motor in it and have it primered. If I could just get the pitman arm bushings (currently on order) , I could get the steering steering working and might be able to drive it around the driveway sitting on a milk crate!

    Once I get the shop build, I'm planning on making it big enough to house all my various hobbies, including a temporary spray booth so I can finally complete this decades old project!

    Since you asked for pictures, here you go!

    Before
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    Current (Really current, just ran outside and took this)
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    That's going to be a nice ride when you get it finished.


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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    That brings back memories Brent. During my childhood, those were only "Used Cars." I was born in 47.

    DT

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    To make matters worse, right now is 'Hot August Nights' in Reno.

    People from all over the country bring their restored and rodd'ed vehicles here for a week long party of car shows, etc....

    I've seen so many sweet looking rides....
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    hi brent!
    another ol` car buff here.
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    I am not a car buff myself, but gosh darn it I like old tractors. In fact there are a lot of us on here that like the old iron (both woodworking tools and tractors). You came to the right place, pretty small in size but a great bunch of guys.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Welcome Brent
    Do you have trees on that 68 acres that can be sawed cut and quartered for woodworking? If so I am in need of free 67 acres of wood!

    Not a car buff, but...........

    But I like every thing old..........including me.


    PS
    The coffee pot is on

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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