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Lets see your garage!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by rw86347, Dec 12, 2016.

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  1. Foxyboy

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    #321 Foxyboy, Nov 5, 2017
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    IMG_20160412_064331829.jpg IMG_20171105_123650421.jpg IMG_20171103_065647210.jpg Here’s my garage.
     
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  2. ibcs

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    Wrong person, we just have a standard gray floor. We have the four Post lift.
     
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    I was about to make a comment about propane tanks in an attached garage, but then I remembered I stored an oxy-acetylene torch in an attached garage for years. I finally moved the acetylene tank to the shed with the propane tanks...

    I'm planning a 3 bay addition to my 2 car garage. The new addition's floor will be ~4 ft lower, with ~12 ft ceilings for the lift(s). Likely a dedicated 200A service. Will update the thread when I start to move forward.
     
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    Speakingof .lift...what model is this one and are you happy with it overall?
     
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    Congrats. Just mentioned this to my better half this WE....she simply gave me "man crush yet?" look.
     
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  6. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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  7. Foxyboy

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    I did a little video of me doing the garage .
     
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    Amazing.
     
  9. ibcs

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    Challenger Lift since it was one of the widest to allow the Model S to fit underneath. Upgrade to the Signature S incorporating electric folding mirrors making it simple to get in and out.

    Best safety feature is automatic locks every 4 inches in case of hydraulic failure.

    Very happy with the lift.
     
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    Spent quite a bit of time getting it setup, glad to finally have a Tesla in it...
     

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    oh I like that...thank you for the idea.
     
  12. Trips

    Trips "Boring bonehead questions are not cool. Next?"

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    @DÆrik What do you think your costs were not including time and labor? I already have all the official measurements and was planning on making one out of wood but you have me rethinking this.
     
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    Some seriously cool garages here...! I love it.
     
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    I think I have maybe $600-$800 in materials. Materials weren't a big issue. It was mainly time. A lot of it. I didn't keep track of all the time, but I have 40-50 hours worth of video footage and I didn't even record everything. It was my first time doing anything like this though and had a fix several things, so I am sure if I made another I could cut some time out of it.

    Thanks Erik
     
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    #335 kiwiguy, Nov 8, 2017
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    I guess these are my "before" shots. Mine definitely isn't showroom clean! One day it will get a makeover.

    There is a Tesla in there hidden under the 2014 RAV4 EV body (40kW battery, 65K miles, unlimited mileage lease).

    Tractor is a 2016 Kubota BX25 D-1. Also a Model Tee electric golf cart. Clipper Creek HCS-60 EVSE.

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    With the backhoe on
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  16. DIL

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    Mobilize "Lets See Your Garage" philosopher ninjas...Need help stat! Wifey ok'd MS purchase AND garage remodel!!!!
    ISO contractor that can do insulation/drywall/electrical/floors/storage. My personal garagemahal depends on your inputs! I'm in SF Bay Area, specifically Danville. Thanks in advance everyone.
     
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    All I can say is go through this thread for inspiration and plan ahead for a second Tesla in the future... once you’ve had one it’s hard to go back!
     
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  18. dailydriver

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    I know I posted some pictures earlier in this thread, but here is a video a friend made of our garage condo.

     
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  19. Joshker

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    The loaner Tesla that finally convinced the wife that we needed an S. Can’t wait for our white S to arrive!
     

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    A few suggestions for your own GarageMahal: :cool:
    • Expoxy floor coating
    • Built-in storage cabinets
    • Overhead storage racks
    • Overhead charging cables
    • 4 post lift for storage/maintenance
    • Refrigerator and Bathroom with urinal!
     
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