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Old 10-20-2010, 05:30 PM   #15
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Great job Barry!

Im hoping a 10' door will work for us, building a 3rd car garage (addition) next year for "Belle".
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:51 PM   #16
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Impressive! Makes me wish my garage was detached!
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:17 PM   #17
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Can you lower your floor?
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:03 PM   #18
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Great job Barry!

Im hoping a 10' door will work for us, building a 3rd car garage (addition) next year for "Belle".
My shop door is 10' and the 51 Flying Cloud clears nicely. It is 8' 3" high - no roof A/C.

What gets some people in trouble is they put a garage door opener in that hangs down lower, or their lights are low, and that is what they end up hitting.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:31 AM   #19
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That is a good point Barry. I was thinking about putting in an opener but I don't open and close that door all that often and don't need the extra expense.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:33 AM   #20
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Bye the way, Barry, I love your tow vehicle. I really want something vintage once my AS is restored. I need to be able to haul my wife and three boys and it HAS to have AC. Any ideas?
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:40 AM   #21
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Hey Barry....a 1961 Chrysler Newport wagon.....no one else will have one....big ...really big....fins and lots of room for the gang. No Airstream will "push" it around.
This one is sold...but they do show up.
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:46 AM   #22
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I just took a look and that would do the trick! An old wagon would be a really great find.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:43 AM   #23
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A friend of ours used his "Back Yard Buddy" parking lift to raise his garage 4 feet, much the same as you have done. He built a "bridge work" from side to side over the lift, unbolted the sill plates from the floor, and up it went. Once up, with the lower wall additions in place, he lengthened the garage in front 10 feet. He then covered the inside with sheet rock.

Worked out very well.
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A friend of ours used his "Back Yard Buddy" parking lift to raise his garage 4 feet, much the same as you have done. He built a "bridge work" from side to side over the lift, unbolted the sill plates from the floor, and up it went. Once up, with the lower wall additions in place, he lengthened the garage in front 10 feet. He then covered the inside with sheet rock.

Worked out very well.

I love the creativity people use to do projects like this. Barry's with his inexpensive jacks, and Jim's friend using his hoist - great ways to do a major job that many would have found daunting. Still a lot of work, but the end results are excellent.
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Amazing! Brilliant! Challenging! Daring! Excellent! Fantastic! Great job! How cool! Impossible! Jealous! Keen! Love it! Masterful! Nice! Ooo La La! Perfect! Quite the feat! Razzle! Super! Terrific! Unbelievable! Very awesome! Wow! Xtremely dedicated! You Rock! Zippy!
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Amazing! Brilliant! Challenging! Daring! Excellent! Fantastic! Great job! How cool! Impossible! Jealous! Keen! Love it! Masterful! Nice! Ooo La La! Perfect! Quite the feat! Razzle! Super! Terrific! Unbelievable! Very awesome! Wow! Xtremely dedicated! You Rock! Zippy!
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Barry,
Great reuse! I've given away one garage and moved another, but hadn't thought of raising it.
Thanks for the education!
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