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    Let's see, right now there are
    72 510 wagon
    2 72 240Zs
    73 510 2 door
    74 260 turbo
    95 300 twin (neighbor's)
    oh and a totaled 05 GTO (neighbor's parts car-LS2 with a 6 speed)
    in the carport is a 68 2000 and an 82 280ZX turbo- both for sale
    in the driveway we have the daily driver's 01 Frontier crew cab and 05 Quest
    and there are a couple of parts cars hiding out back!

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    Unless your garage is quite large, that's really not an accurate answer to the question. The ones in the first and last pics in my signature are in mine.
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    My DD is an '89 Toyota 4x4 pickup and next to it is my wife's '97 Toyota 4Runner. Then of course, there is my Z.
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    "Unless your garage is quite large, that's really not an accurate answer to the question"

    It's 25' x 50' There are 7 cars in there right now, but if there was a hurricane I can fit 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo 260 View Post
    "Unless your garage is quite large, that's really not an accurate answer to the question"

    It's 25' x 50' There are 7 cars in there right now, but if there was a hurricane I can fit 9.

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    Ooooo.....so envious....25 x 50...seven cars....doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sblake01 View Post
    Unless your garage is quite large, that's really not an accurate answer to the question. The ones in the first and last pics in my signature are in mine.
    Quote Originally Posted by turbo 260 View Post
    It's 25' x 50' There are 7 cars in there right now, but if there was a hurricane I can fit 9.

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    Did you get a second Z Arne, or is that just some photoshop work?

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    not the best pic but the three Z's fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
    Did you get a second Z Arne, or is that just some photoshop work?

    -Mike
    Neither. Jim (a7dz) came down from Tacoma and spent the night here prior to us doing the Mary's Peak Fun Run with the Datsuns NW group. More pictures here.

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    What is in my garage?

    * My 71 240Z (My summer time toy.)
    * 5 bicycles (including one tandem that I can't get anyone to ride with me...)
    * My 67 Wheel Horse tractor with a snow plow. (My winter time toy...)

    All 5 of our other cars sleep outside. (Including the 08 Mustang GT... You have to have priorities in life...)
    '71 240Z, Because any fool can drive fast in a straight line.

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    In the garage:

    '71 240Z - Red
    '77 280Z - Primer Gray
    '87 300ZX - Silver
    '08 Honda Foreman ATV
    '08 John Deere LA 165 Lawn Tractor
    3 bikes (2 Gary Fisher mountain bikes, 1 old school Miele road racing bike)
    More golf and hockey equipment than any single person should own...
    A whole lot of horse feed

    Outside the garage (but could be moved in in a pinch):

    '01 Chev Tahoe
    '02 Toyota Sequoia
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    '71 240Z
    '77 280Z
    '87 300ZX

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    In the garage.

    2006 Yamaha R1 (black)

    2003 Dodge Dakota Quad cab 4x4 (red)

    1972 Datsun 240Z (orange)



    ...and a bunch of tools and boxes.

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    Looking at your pictures mine must be empty.
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    1963 Supercharged Studebaker Avanti R2
    1970 Porsche 914-6
    Plus assorted spare parts, fenders, tools, and other automotive residue.
    1971 240Z - Original Owner
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    Default First off it's a shed.

    I have my two snow blowers and the 280 in temporay quarters till I get the 240's suspension installed (waiting for parts). Here it is.
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    Currently I'm working on building a second garage. The primary garage barely fits the Z with all of the equipment I have. Just one 71 240Z in my garage when there is a storm approaching. It's safer to keep the Z out of the garage otherwise.

    For tools..
    12x36 lathe
    9" 1928 Southbend lathe
    Milling machine
    TIG, MIG, Oxyfuel Equipment
    Plasma Cutter
    5hp and 7hp compressors
    Bead blast cabinet
    Pressure pot sandblaster
    Digital Storage Oscilloscope
    Engine hoist
    The list goes on...

    The garage is mainly for the construction of a 1/2 scale F4U Corsair. (Experimental)

    I've been "cheating" on my Z by loving on the plane for some time now. I think the Z knows somethings up.

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    1 x Rostisorie with a 240z on it
    1 x Paper Tiger 14" plywood catamaran in primer
    1 x pissed off wife (not in garage)
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    The Z's been kicked out the garage and has to spend the winter in the tractor, Uh, I mean Z shed with the '73 Deere 1530 and the Deere 111 lawn tractor. I promised the wife a kitchen remodel and I need the space in the garage to bring out the woodworking tools and room to build the cabinets.

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    So is it still true whoever dies with the most toys wins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyZ View Post
    For tools..
    12x36 lathe
    9" 1928 Southbend lathe
    Milling machine
    TIG, MIG, Oxyfuel Equipment
    Plasma Cutter
    5hp and 7hp compressors
    Bead blast cabinet
    Pressure pot sandblaster
    Digital Storage Oscilloscope
    Engine hoist
    The list goes on...

    The garage is mainly for the construction of a 1/2 scale F4U Corsair. (Experimental)

    Jim
    Hi Jim... buddy.. old friend... exactly where in Florida do you live

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    I wish this was my garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    Hi Jim... buddy.. old friend... exactly where in Florida do you live

    Carl B.
    Mt Dora Just a little North of you. Around the corner from me there's a guy named Jake that has his Z friends come over and "play" in his shop. They have everything I don't have but hope to have someday.

    Cya,

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyZ View Post
    Currently I'm working on building a second garage. The primary garage barely fits the Z with all of the equipment I have. Just one 71 240Z in my garage when there is a storm approaching. It's safer to keep the Z out of the garage otherwise.

    For tools..
    12x36 lathe
    9" 1928 Southbend lathe
    Milling machine
    TIG, MIG, Oxyfuel Equipment
    Plasma Cutter
    5hp and 7hp compressors
    Bead blast cabinet
    Pressure pot sandblaster
    Digital Storage Oscilloscope
    Engine hoist
    The list goes on...

    The garage is mainly for the construction of a 1/2 scale F4U Corsair. (Experimental)

    I've been "cheating" on my Z by loving on the plane for some time now. I think the Z knows somethings up.

    Jim
    Hi Jim, good buddy! What a nice list of gear you have! Although my Z still holds my rapt attention, to be closely followed by my (newly planned) winter project of transplanting a turbocharged LD28 into another 240Z shell, I'm actually most intrigued by the Corsair. That aircraft, the P-51 and the Supermarine Spitfire all share my appreciation equally! What is it "they" say, "beauty follows function"? Flying has always been one of the loves of my life, which unfortunately I've been unable to pursue due to time constraints. It's not something I want to do without a significant commitment of effort and practice. Flying as well as sailing, which is almost flying rotated by 90 degrees- that I still have enough time for, as I started to accumulate those useful skills at a very early age- unlike flying, welding or using a metal lathe.

    Welding and and proper use of the metal lathe are two of the primary mechanical skills that remain on my wish list to be minored (as opposed to being mastered, as I wouldn't be so presumptuous to think that's possible without beginning at a much earlier time in life- not that I'm an old dog. Arf. ) Or is that a demonstration of "rolling over"? I'd like to be much better with the brake, plasma cutter and milling machine too.
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    Oh golly, where do I begin? Lets start with the "bat cave", the little 12X38 foot addition Grandpa built for his Airstreams. It houses the 68 Roadster, 9 tons of red rock (indiginous to this area and can not get wet without falling apart) quarried in 1890 and used for foundation stone. Someday it will be used in an indoor fireplace. An 8 horse 120 gallon air compressor, some metal shelving and garden tools, weed eater and chain saw, a non working big screen, (big brother's), and a bathroom.

    The main part of the garage (26X38) has in it now my 73Z, and #110, a John Deere 111H, 3-3ft by 8 ft work tables, 3 work benches, a huge amount of garage sale stuff that needs to go somewhere, all kinds of spare Z parts including a driver's fender, 2 doors a hood and a hatch, a 4 speed tranny with drive shaft, a spare head with valve cover, chrome headers, a spook, 4 totes full of small Z stuff, more metal shelving racks, a huge assortment of tools, hand and garden, and other things I haven't seen in years. If all is placed just right I can get the 96 Saturn SC2 in there in case of hail. In the yard I have a pear tree without a partrige.

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    Nice shops. Wish mine had the tools some of you have.

    When this one is finished it will house the car in my avatar, an '82 slicktop ZX (future race car) and the pieces from my last two parts cars.

    Not enough room for the "regular cars":

    '04 RX8 Gray Daily driver
    '04 RX8 Green Oldest son's
    '08 CX7 GT Wifes
    '94 Impreza younger son's
    '03 Chevy 2500HD diesel Tow vehicle
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    2005 Honda S2000 1972 240Z



    I also have a 68 Camaro RS in the 3rd that I am currently restoring.

    We daily drive a Honda Fit and tow our toys with a Nissan Titan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poindexter View Post
    I'm actually most intrigued by the Corsair. That aircraft, the P-51 and the Supermarine Spitfire all share my appreciation equally! What is it "they" say, "beauty follows function"?
    Welding and and proper use of the metal lathe are two of the primary mechanical skills that remain on my wish list to be minored (as opposed to being mastered, as I wouldn't be so presumptuous to think that's possible without beginning at a much earlier time in life- not that I'm an old dog. Arf. ) Or is that a demonstration of "rolling over"? I'd like to be much better with the brake, plasma cutter and milling machine too.
    I haven't flown in years. It's just too expensive with the cost of AVgas and rental. That's why I'm building a homebuilt. On an experimental you can do all the maintenance and inspections yourself and save$$. At age 8 I saw my first Z about the time I was watching Black Sheep Squadron (TV show with F4U's) and fell in love with both machines. Got my Z at around age 20 and 19 years later I'm half finished with the plane. I agree. The planes of that era are very much like our Z's in the fact that there's a certain magnetism to them.

    I think you'd be surprised how easy it is to pick up machining/welding. I went to Vo-Tech for a few months and learned enough. It's surprising when you find how many people have this sort of hobby/inclination. Thought I was unique! (Just average) It took years of shopping and saving to equip the shop. Nowdays the equpiment is becoming very affordable. (Check out Grizzly Industrial and Enco) I'm not rich and earn an average income. Wish I had kids but the wife and I were too old by the time we were ready. (She turns 43 this year) W/o kids what's a guy to do... Build a dream shop!

    A half scale F4U...

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    Got my 1970 240z and a nice Kawasaki Eddie Lawson Replica.

    You can also see my old snowmobile and when I look in this morning.................. a lot of children toy in the entrance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyZ View Post
    I haven't flown in years. It's just too expensive with the cost of AVgas and rental. That's why I'm building a homebuilt. On an experimental you can do all the maintenance and inspections yourself and save$$. At age 8 I saw my first Z about the time I was watching Black Sheep Squadron (TV show with F4U's) and fell in love with both machines. Got my Z at around age 20 and 19 years later I'm half finished with the plane. I agree. The planes of that era are very much like our Z's in the fact that there's a certain magnetism to them.

    I think you'd be surprised how easy it is to pick up machining/welding. I went to Vo-Tech for a few months and learned enough. It's surprising when you find how many people have this sort of hobby/inclination. Thought I was unique! (Just average) It took years of shopping and saving to equip the shop. Nowdays the equpiment is becoming very affordable. (Check out Grizzly Industrial and Enco) I'm not rich and earn an average income. Wish I had kids but the wife and I were too old by the time we were ready. (She turns 43 this year) W/o kids what's a guy to do... Build a dream shop!

    A half scale F4U...

    Looks great! When do you anticipate first flight? I too fell in love with the Corsair from that show, and the hard-living Pappy Boyington was an idol, along with Gen. Chuck Yaeger. When my Dad was 13 during WW2, he worked at the Vought factory at Stratford, Conn. making landing gear parts for the Corsair, another connection with this plane. It's great how people can literally fall for inanimate objects of great beauty. I've seen the scale Spitfire too. Maybe some day I'll build one of those, and we'll fly into Oshkosh together in scale warbirds! I wonder if the L-24 would be too heavy for aviation usage? I also thought I'd take a vocational course in welding and metalwork to learn the basics. Best of luck to you!

    Not all of my family or friends understand this. Some even call my Z "that old POS!" Their loss to not appreciate the mixing of such grace with so much power and gorgeous lines. Age has nothing to do with it.
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    just my tools, my Z and my shelves... fridge to come later.

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    JimmyZ/Poindexter:
    Way off topic - but what the heck..

    I built models of all the WW-II planes in the mid to late 50's. I was 10 to 15 years old then. My father had gone to Emery-Riddle Flight School in the 20's and I used to have his Bearskin Flying Gloves. (lost them somehow during my homeless days).

    By the mid 60's I was in college - and got my Private Ticket at Lane Aviation, Port Columbus International Air Port. Loved learning how to fly, and for the first few years it was affordable.

    By the late 60's early 70's I was in the Air Force - and making something like $350.00 per month - the cost of private planes was just too high and I have to admit that having been there and done that, I wasn't as motivated as I used to be. A few friends had planes and I'd fly with them every one-in-awhile.

    Funny thing was, by the mid 70's, 80's and 90's I was working on engineering programs for the F-14, F-16, AV8-B, F-18, F-22..(among other things).

    By the 90's I was getting old, eyes going South and problems with my heart... so I was grounded for good.

    Nonetheless, like you guys - I still love to see the war birds from WW-II. Personally I'd like to have an ME-109 or P-51... but it doesn't look like that's going happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyZ View Post
    Wish I had kids but the wife and I were too old by the time we were ready. (She turns 43 this year)
    She's young by todays standards

    If you had told me, when I was 49 that I'd be having kids again, I would have told you that you were nuts. Lucky that we never know what life will hold for us tomorrow.

    At 50 I had my first Daughter - quite a surprise - and completely different than raising the boys (now 39 and 36). My wife was 41 and more surprised than me. My Daughter has been a complete joy.....

    You never know...
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    Carl, I hope you let them go shoping any time they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    JimmyZ/Poindexter:
    Way off topic - but what the heck..

    Funny thing was, by the mid 70's, 80's and 90's I was working on engineering programs for the F-14, F-16, AV8-B, F-18, F-22..(among other things).

    By the 90's I was getting old, eyes going South and problems with my heart... so I was grounded for good.

    Nonetheless, like you guys - I still love to see the war birds from WW-II. Personally I'd like to have an ME-109 or P-51... but it doesn't look like that's going happen.

    FWIW,
    Carl B.
    I have a Hobby Model balsa kit of an F4U from the '40's. (still in box) It was given to me by a girlfriends father years ago. Made a few plastic models when I was a kid but my paint jobs were God awful.

    There was a fellow named George Cauthin (RIP) who made the first 1/2 scale F4U 30 years ago. He worked for Skunkwerks. Who knows? You may have met him!

    Carl there's always ultralights. No license needed. Several of my friends who fly them have tried to get me to build one... Something to fly in the interim. Just look out for all of the traffic in your area. It's amazing how much Central FL has grown RE controlled airspace and traffic. Sadly I think we are seeing the end of general aviation. My generation is probably the last to truly enjoy it. The last time I flew the Stearman it was $180/hr. (7yrs ago) Now with aviation insurance rates/availability being what they are I might be able to get checked out in a Cub for that much $$/hr!! (It's probably closer to $150/hr)

    There's a P-51 which is available for rides in Kissimee. http://www.stallion51.com/ Even though it's $1600+ per hour it would be well worth it.

    RE Wifey.. She takes her "vitamins" regularily. Believe me I've really tried the few times she's slipped and forgot her prescription.

    Cya,

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    I flew with my Dad growing up....He owned 2 different Navions, 2 different 310'S , 2 different Twin Bonanza's and a Beech Barron, We had a friend in Georgia that owned 2 B- 26's , a Bearcat, and a P-51 at the same time. We used to tell him that all he needed to do was find " a weak country"? What's in your hangar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diseazd View Post
    What's in your hangar?


    Must be nice!!! Wow!
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    I am confused. Can you actually fly the 1/2 scale WWII bird or is it RC?

    BTW, in my garage-

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    1992 BMW 525i
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    As well as my 1987 pathfinder SE for sale on eBay

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    In the front shop, an '86 Daytona Turbo Z I'm piecing back together after being gutted for various reasons, also a bunch of odd car parts, '66 Poly 318, various 2.2/2.5 Chrysler engines (turbo and non-turbo), grond effects for my Chargers, SB Chrysler heads and blocks, and lots of other stuff. In the back shop is my '72 240Z and my '89 Lebaron project, along w/ a whole bunch of car parts, mostly Chrysler engine parts and engines. I can actually have at least 6 cars under a roof between the two shops if they are cleaned out properly, and there is another where I keep the mower that could house a 7th in a pinch
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    Wow! I love this thread - the S2000, John Deere tractors, Eddie Lawson replica bike, the plane stuff - it all has me envious!

    BTW - just was in Orlando area and spent some time at my folks' house in DeLand - not far from Mt. Dora. A few years back there was a car show that featured some prominent Ferraris IIRC.

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    Part of my scuderia, but not IN the garage:

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    2003 Honda Pilot (my wife's daily driver)
    '72 240Z HLS30-73667 (sold)
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    My M Roady and Z have to share space with the wife's Odyssey. Today they got to stretch out a little when she went out for some errands...
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    1972 240Z, 78 K miles (resto-mod in-progress)
    1997 Lexus ES 300, 140K miles (DD)
    1996 Lexus SC 300, 150K miles (Wife's car)
    80's Seafarer 30 Sailboat. (not really in the garage, in the water).

    I've always loved aviation. In fact, I started college as an aero engineer in the mid 70's. Even TA'd the flight sim lab. After a year I saw the writing on the wall regarding job availability/security and moved over to major in MechEngr.

    Never got my pilot's license, but have flown a number of aircraft, including some aerobatics in a Citabria and an AT-6. (It was a blast!). When I was younger, I never had the money to pursue my license and now the eyes are going south.

    Did fly RC planes for about 5 years, but gave it up to have a sailboat. I have only so much free time and the boat requires a lot of maintenance. In fact, the boat has suffered from neglect over the last year because of the Z restoration and home projects. I'll pay for that in many additional hours of labor next Spring. Probably something like 100 hours... (arrrgg!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Z View Post
    I am confused. Can you actually fly the 1/2 scale WWII bird or is it RC?
    Yes! You actually get to fly it! It's a bit cramped but there are a few 6'4" pilots who can squeeze in. The cockpit is 24" wide.

    Here's a website I inherited from a friend who passed away. (No, he didn't die flying)

    http://warbuddies.homestead.com/

    RE Poindexter's query about when it will be finished... If I had six months of free time and money it would be done. Some of these planes have taken 12 years to finish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyZ View Post
    The cockpit is 24" wide.
    24"??? I'm skinny and my a$$ is wider than that!
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    Well, I dont have any aircraft but I do have a few trinkets in the ol' car hole.

    1950 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe
    1976 280Z
    1974 VW beetle
    1973 Fiat 850 Spyder

    I have a soft spot for rear engine cars.
    After owning a 64 Ford Fairlane, my Z is my first truly powerful car.
    Still regret selling the ford though...

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    I got a 50 x 100 quonset out here on the farm.
    1955 chev 2 door sedan
    1956 2 door ranch wagon
    1972 ford 1/2 ton
    1972 zcar
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    My garage is full of crap!!! (for now)Just moved down here (dallas oregon)and still not unpacked. I'll have to update this post oh in ABOUT A YEAR!! At least thats how is feels anyway...... But as for my shop and what I do in it. check out my myspace photos under my passion/work. @ myspace.com/johnnyzzz13
    you'll have to request me to be a friend. you'll enjoy it!

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    Just the cars in my sig line are in my side of the garage:



    On the avaition theme, I still do build model aircraft, here are a couple of photos of my competed models:

    Focke Wulf Fw190-F8


    Supermarine Spitfire Mk II
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    JZM. You do realize that probably .001% of this forum is on myspace right? Why not just post the pix?
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    In my garage:

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    On the driveway:

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    The boys have theirs, I got one too. 71 & 73 240Z, 1985 300ZXT

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    Currently in the garage is the '76 280Z (on jack stands), and the '83 280ZXT 2+2. The 72 resides at the family farm. My wife is beginning to make comments about wanting "her" garage space back for the winter although I try to point out that I'm the one who gets to go out and start the DD every morning... (haven't won that one yet...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggarrard View Post
    My wife is beginning to make comments about wanting "her" garage space back for the winter although I try to point out that I'm the one who gets to go out and start the DD every morning... (haven't won that one yet...)

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    I'm "lucky" on the point. My garage is old and has small double doors so the only way her '03 Suburban can fit is if the mirrors are folded in. That's too tight for her. My driver gets to park inside most of the time during winter if I don't have a project spread out all over the place.

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    In my garage
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    2007 Ford Falcon poverty pack sedan straight 6 4.0lt - Daily drive
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    My garage has:
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    1971 240Z - Gold (Originally silver - 1st owner repainted gold)
    2004 Subaru Outback
    Driveway has:
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    Quote Originally Posted by doradox View Post
    I'm "lucky" on the point. My garage is old and has small double doors so the only way her '03 Suburban can fit is if the mirrors are folded in. That's too tight for her. My driver gets to park inside most of the time during winter if I don't have a project spread out all over the place.

    Steve
    My wife's point is the project (the '76) seems to be occupying "her" space... I thought it was ALL mine?? Right now the Odyssey, Altima and Protege 5 share the driveway.... I do need to reduce the non-Z fleet...maybe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggarrard View Post
    My wife's point is the project (the '76) seems to be occupying "her" space... I thought it was ALL mine?? Right now the Odyssey, Altima and Protege 5 share the driveway.... I do need to reduce the non-Z fleet...maybe...

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    Happy wife, happy life
    The boys have theirs, I got one too. 71 & 73 240Z, 1985 300ZXT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggarrard View Post
    My wife's point is the project (the '76) seems to be occupying "her" space... I thought it was ALL mine?? Right now the Odyssey, Altima and Protege 5 share the driveway.... I do need to reduce the non-Z fleet...maybe...

    GWGarrard
    Mine is all mine, as long as I am using some (most) of the space for projects she wants done. So I guess I'm renting it from her in a sense.

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    That poor Ken & Mary Skyline I would kill for an un-hacked version!!!

    Cool project though. I assume there are far more of them where you are. I imagine there are probably only a handful in the states
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    As of Monday, my garage also contains my rebuilt Rebello engine!

    Will be installing it in a few weeks, but have much to do before I can drive it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Z View Post
    That poor Ken & Mary Skyline

    Stop whining!

    There are quite a few out here in Aus, most are rusty bombs or hacked up with different engines in them. There are a few nice original ones with old grandmas still crusing behind the wheel though.

    I bought mine without the roof anyway so it was only fair to finishing the hacking up properly

    Anyway it's been built so I can just change over the crossmember and a RB26/RB30 will bolt straight in with only a gearbox mount and tailshaft mods.

    I bet you wouldn't complain if it had the RB motor in it.

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    Haha 240k Right you are sir. I would love to see an RB in there.

    The C10 and C110 skylines are my dream cars!!! One day.

    I am amazed at some of the great cars owned by members on this forum. This is a great thread!!
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    Julio, Ttiger and Steve....Much as I like to dream - I do know the rules of life, and although I'll never admit it, my wife will likely get "her" garage space back... at least for the winter months.

    My garage isn't insulated, so the likelhood of me doing any work is pretty slim...(see I've justified it already!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Z View Post
    Haha 240k
    The C10 and C110 skylines are my dream cars!!! One day.
    There is a C110 for sale right now on from one of the members of this forum in the states.

    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=32004

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=320304104336

    If you have the cash that day could be very soon

    Glad to hear you approve of the RB option I've left myself open, I figured if I ever sell it most people would want that engine in it.

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    In my garage :
    White 72 240Z (second owner)

    BRE Baja Z (third owner)

    Metallic Blue 72 240Z (original owner)

    My wife's 91 Thunderbrid Super Coupe (original owner, 9K miles) Super-charged with inner-cooler, full independent suspension with adjustable shocks, 4 wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, posi rear end and "V" rated high speed radials.

    Either I need to seriously clean out my garage - or most of you guys need to accumulate for more important junk!!

    My garage is 42' by 24', the doors are oversize 18' in front and the rear is 16'. When the garage was empty of junk - I could easily get 7 cars in... But it was actually planned to be a 4 car garage. The 18' doors were intended to allow a couple extra feet between the cars...

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    1970 240Z
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    Just sold my Suzuki DRZ 400SM, Im in the market for a Triumph Street Triple now.

    Oh, and it's not really a garage, just a covered car port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    In my garage :
    White 72 240Z (second owner)

    BRE Baja Z (third owner)

    Metallic Blue 72 240Z (original owner)

    My wife's 91 Thunderbrid Super Coupe (original owner, 9K miles) Super-charged with inner-cooler, full independent suspension with adjustable shocks, 4 wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, posi rear end and "V" rated high speed radials.

    Either I need to seriously clean out my garage - or most of you guys need to accumulate for more important junk!!

    My garage is 42' by 24', the doors are oversize 18' in front and the rear is 16'. When the garage was empty of junk - I could easily get 7 cars in... But it was actually planned to be a 4 car garage. The 18' doors were intended to allow a couple extra feet between the cars...

    FWIW,
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    Carl,

    You may have told this before, and I don't want to hijack the thread, but how'd you score the BRE Baja Z? What's the story behind how / where you found it, what condition, etc.

    It's long been a dream of mine to own a significant racing vehicle with provenance (primarily a classic F1, IndyCar or 60's era slingshot dragster), so I am curious!
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    Hi MEZZZ - Thanks, like anything in life, if I had to do it over I'd make some changes, but overall I've been very happy with it.

    Hi rdefabri - the BRE Baja Z was really just plain old "good luck" and "good friends"..


    Long Story Made As Short As Possible:
    I had been a fan of Peter Brock's designs since he pinned the Cobra Daytona Coupe. That admiration was farthered when I found out that he had pinned the original design at GM for the Corvette StingRay in 1957.

    When he turned up with his own Racing Team/Shop BRE in California - I started following DATSUN in both SCCA and Off-Road events. Of course when I bought my first 240-Z in March of 1970 - BRE was already preparing a Z for C-Production

    I knew that BRE had prepared 2 Datsun 240-Z's for SCCA's C-Production and that BRE had prepared one 240-Z for the Baja.

    I knew that the #46 Car had been totalled, and that the #3 Car was restored and entered in Vintage Racing events... but was always keeping my eye out for the Baja Z. I thought that with the Internet sooner or later I'd hear something, from someone.

    In 1998 Les Cannaday and I were discussing the beautiful restoration of the #3 C-Production car that Gerald Mason and his son had done, when the subject of the BRE Baja Z that Peter had built and drove himself came up. We were at the Induction Ceremony for Mr. K's induction to the Automobile Hall of Fame, standing around talking when one of the early Salesmanagers for DATSUN USA came up and joined the conversation. He remembered the Baja Z - and had helped Peter sell it when BRE shut its doors. He remembered that a Doctor had bought the car in the L.A. area - but couldn't remember his name. He said he'd check his files.. and get back with us.

    Les and I kept looking, asking anyone that had been a Datsun racer if they knew anyone etc etc.

    Les called me one night - to tell me that he had found the Baja Z. I thought he was calling to razz me and gloat... as good friends will do as the occasion calls for... Instead he was calling to tell me that his shop was completely FULL, and he was behind on too many customer projects - - Sooo if I wanted the car, he'd put me in touch with the owner. He did that, and he went to pick the car up for me and had it at his shop, to get it ready for it's trip to Florida...

    We both looked actively for the Baja Z for several years - and in the end it found Les when the owner contacted him about selling it.

    A side story as well - When Les called to tell me the car was for sale - and told me he'd put me in touch with the owner - I turned to my wife and said; " hey honey, do you have any cash?".. She said; "what for?"... I replied that Les had found the BRE Baja Z, and if I wanted it I needed to send a cashiers check to California the next day. She said; " yes, sure.. just tell me who to have it made out to and for now much, I'll stop by the bank in the morning".

    I still haven't given her cash back.... so around here we refer to it as Vicki's Z.

    It was actually in pretty good condition - only 13K original miles and completely rust free. The original owner had painted it Silver, put a stock interior back in it, put the stock gas tank back on - but left all the competition parts in place. He put a stock hood, and bumpers back on - to make it a street sleeper. He raced for a year, then street raced it for a couple more before storing it away..

    The restoration took me about four years total... had to find the original CIBIE Super Oscars, had to duplicate the 26 gallon fuel cell, had to find the American LeMan's wheels - all of which the original owner didn't keep... they just took time and money.. Other than that, it was just a matter of rebuilding everything. Peter and Gayle were most helpful by sending photos and spec's from his personal archives.

    I have to say that finding it, restoring it and owning it are for me - the pinnacle of Z Car-doom. The Baja and off road racing was Peter's favorite form of competition, the Baja Z is one of only two BRE Z's left in existence and it is the only one that Peter drove himself. Plus it is just unique enough to be really fun... one of a kind piece of Datsun Z History..

    FWIW,
    Carl B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    A side story as well - When Les called to tell me the car was for sale - and told me he'd put me in touch with the owner - I turned to my wife and said; " hey honey, do you have any cash?".. She said; "what for?"... I replied that Les had found the BRE Baja Z, and if I wanted it I needed to send a cashiers check to California the next day. She said; " yes, sure.. just tell me who to have it made out to and for now much, I'll stop by the bank in the morning".

    I still haven't given her cash back.... so around here we refer to it as Vicki's Z.
    Your wife is Awesome, does she have any sisters you could ship over to Australia?

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    Wow - great story, and a seriously great piece of automotive history. Your story gives me hope that I may one day have a "crown jewel" piece!

    Much luck with it!
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    Great story Carl!!! And killer collection you have there. I love the design of your garage with doors on both sides. Think I may steal that idea when I build my next house

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    Currently there's a CSP311 and a Z31 2+2 Turbo. Hoping to get the Z31 done and back on the road in the next couple of weeks so I can get an S30 or C110 in its place.
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    Not quite a garage, but, near enough..
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    Finally took 3 days to sell off a bunch of wood working tools (huge drill press, Grizzly table saw, Ryobi router table and a B&D Radial arm saw) Cleaned everything up and built a few shelves, tossed a bunch of crap, gave away my 300ZX B/W T-5 tranny and 79' ZX 5-speed and a few other things and found enough room to slide the 260Z in the garage, FINALLY!!

    There's just no way in Hell that I'm leaving the 70' outside this winter when I start working on the 74'. I'll pull the 70 out on nice days when I got body work on the 260Z but other than that, it'll sit in a corner.

    As you can tell from the pictures, Anything that can fit on the wall is shelved, nailed and bolted to the wall and out of the way. Parts on one side and tools on the other. It's cramped but it works.

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    68 Super Bee 74 260 ,lots of spare parts ,motor,tranny,s toolbox,s etc, overflow into 1/3 of basement

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    nothing, as my house has no garage! (driveway: 1997 dodge work van,,,,,datsun is 70 miles away )
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    Quote Originally Posted by beezee View Post
    68 Super Bee 74 260

    Now there is a sign of a seriously split personality!!

    Carl B.

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    My garage construction project began in earnest last fall, continued with the electrical this past winter, and ended with interior / exterior trim etc. this summer. Finally got vehicles in late this summer. Pic 1 - '71 Z with '91 Miata in background. Pic 2 - '96 Nissan Pickup. Pic 3 - far right = '78 911SC (and 16' kayak dangling above ).
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    Default Well, bit of a change.......

    Well, after spending all it's time in the garage, the 240 got moved to driveway, for the next week. I sold my X1/9 this past summer, for a "big" Fiat. Currently my Fiat 850 spyder and a new addition, a 1989 Ferrari 328. So that is what bumped the z outside. The Fiat goes to the warehouse next week, and the z goes back in the garage with the 328.
    Daily drivers, 04 Grand Cherokee and 90 Cherokee remain out in the snow and weather all year, until I can build a shop behind the house.

    By the way, after having the Ferrari for a bit, it has made me appreciate my 240z even more. I really thought I would start to lose interest, not true. I thought I would sell it, but I hope I don't have to.
    Folks, keep those 240z's, they are very impressive sports car. If you don't have one yet......GET ONE NOW.

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    In my garage:
    These 2 Z's in the pic. - 1974 260Z and 2003 ZRX1200R
    1993 MB 300E
    Daily drivers stay outside (why bother driving in and out of the garage everyday!?!)
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    More cool stuff than you can shake a stick atAnd with luck, I'll convince the wife to let me trade in the beer fridge for a kegulator full of Bass Ale
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    I've only got a single-wide garage and with Z parts all over and what not, I don't have room to put the car in.....even when I could put it in, I couldn't open the doors on the car.

    So the 1972 240Z is in the driveway, the 1985 Audi 4000 Quattro (once I fix the clutch) will be parked on the grass, the 1973 Ford F250 is on the side of the house (and for sale), and the 1969 Volvo 1800S is under the tent in the back yard waiting for me to get $$ to paint it and put it back together.

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    As of this past Sunday, 12/08/08, there's something new in my garage - heat! Pictured below is the system that is now circulating a water / propylene glycol mixture through the pex tubing laid in the slab last fall. Just in time for the predicted 4 degrees F low expected this coming Monday. I'm hoping to get some car projects done this winter, and this will sure make it easier crawling around on the floor.

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    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...mageID=1234250

    And the new Chevy truck.. (Z parts hauler)... gets to sit out in the elements...
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    In my garage,and several others, including one brother and a friend, I have

    '74 260z 2 + 2
    '55 Mercedes 300b "Adenauer"
    '58 Mercedes 220s "Ponton"
    '60 Buick Electra 225 4 dr H/T
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7T1240 View Post
    As of this past Sunday, 12/08/08, there's something new in my garage - heat! Pictured below is the system that is now circulating a water / propylene glycol mixture through the pex tubing laid in the slab last fall. Just in time for the predicted 4 degrees F low expected this coming Monday. I'm hoping to get some car projects done this winter, and this will sure make it easier crawling around on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7T1240 View Post
    As of this past Sunday, 12/08/08, there's something new in my garage - heat! Pictured below is the system that is now circulating a water / propylene glycol mixture through the pex tubing laid in the slab last fall. Just in time for the predicted 4 degrees F low expected this coming Monday. I'm hoping to get some car projects done this winter, and this will sure make it easier crawling around on the floor.

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    Well we are way overfull on cars.
    Daily drivers are:
    1994 BMW 325is my wifes old car my driver, it will not die 167K miles.
    2002 BMW X5 my wifes car, also over 100K
    2001 Ford Excursion Powerstroke Diesel (tow vehicle)
    HLS3009070 in progress

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    2008 GTM also from Factory five. 400HP LS1 in the back with a Porsche transaxle even futher back. The GTM is 42 inches at the roof top. Crazy short, 4 inches shorter than a Ferrari 430 (had them side by side at a rally for charity). 2300 lbs 400 hp scary fast.


    Yes sir, complete car fools. My wife had the subscription to car and driver when I met her. Fun thread. cheers Richard.

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    My garage isn't clean enough to show a pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oiluj View Post
    My garage isn't clean enough to show a pic!
    Same here - way too many children's toys
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7T1240 View Post
    As of this past Sunday, 12/08/08, there's something new in my garage - heat! Just in time for the predicted 4 degrees F low expected this coming Monday.
    Gary S.
    Woke up this morning and the temp was 7 below. I have cable heat in the garage floor. I keep the garage at 50 all winter long. Just warm enough to wear jeans and a flannel and still feel comfortable. Still hurts like he** when you bang a knuckle though

    Now to the garage:

    2005 Toyota Highlander Limited (Wife's DD)
    2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew (My DD)
    1970 240Z in full restoration, pictured below (My Toy)
    2003 Craftsman DGT 6000 Garden Tractor with 48" snow thrower and chains
    Power Wheels Barbie Jeep (5 year old daughters DD)
    Various other gas powered tools
    And a big, hungry dog that doesn't like strangers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Oben View Post
    2008 GTM also from Factory five. 400HP LS1 in the back with a Porsche transaxle even futher back.
    Did RVGD do the build of your GTM?

    When did you take delivery?

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    My garage....

    1970 240Z (driven on weekends)
    2002 Mazada Miata (great daily driver)

    In the driveway...
    2005 volvo S40 (wife's daily driver)

    Still can't believe she gave up her spot in the garage for my project.

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    My Zs share the garage with a Ducati. The truck gets the driveway.



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