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Old 10-22-2010, 07:40 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, 07:46 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, 10:43 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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Old 10-22-2010, 07:36 PM   #24
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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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Old 10-22-2010, 08:27 PM   #25
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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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Old 10-22-2010, 10:06 PM   #27
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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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