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    Ghetto garage for detailing, best i could do with little to no money

    For the past year ive been dying to set up my garage better than it was. It needs so much BS to make it even remotely comfortable to detail in.

    The problems my garage has that need to get done:
    Double doors have to go, i need a one big single door. 2 single doors suck, such a waiste of space!
    Rewire the entire garage, it needs outlets just about every 2 feet plus hardwire in alot more lighting, i mean like an INSANE amount of lighting.
    Needs to get insulated, dry walled and painted.
    Needs gas and water hook-up.
    Beer fridge and TV hehehehe


    Since i have no money AT ALL to do any of that i had to focus on my major problems first and get those done but spend little to NO MONEY. Function over form.

    The biggest problem ive had so far is not enough lighting. I have 48" florescent lights on every beem in the whole garage and still did not have enough lighting. The problem was the walls where not reflecting the light obviously. So i just painted the bare walls. I bought the paint from home depot, i just asked if they had any returned semi gloss white interior paint that got returned. Sure enough they had 2 gallons, costed me $20.

    Then i bought 1 4x8 sheet of white peg board.

    The next problem was organization. I needed some serious shelving units. My soon to be father-in law works for D&D construction and they remodel Meijer stores. He got me 6 units of the shelving units that they use that they where throwing out. These are no joke shelving units. The only problem is i could only fit 2, so i have 4 more lol. He also got me a bunch of *MAY WE HELP YOU* signs that they used for the drive up pharmacy, those are more for just fun though lol.


    I really wanted to do before and afters of the transformation. This is all i got though

    This is what i do have for what it looked like before though:




    If you look in the background of these pics you can see what it used to be like:







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    Sure is ghetto, but it works for now.

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    That freak'in awesome! looks great.

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    Doesn't look ghetto to me, good job. You don't have enough products :D
    The real WyStang:

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    Clean and well organized...looks good to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer
    Doesn't look ghetto to me, good job. You don't have enough products :D

    At this point im runing desperately low on product, in the next 4 weeks i have to drop at minimum $400 to restock, i have to do this at the end of every summer.

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    Nice set up. I'll bet it gets cold in there in February though.
    One step at a time you'll get it done.

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    Beyond cold, have no choice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coupe
    Beyond cold, have no choice though.
    Too bad you need to put your utilities in first. Sheet rock & insulation isn't all that expensive if you DIY.

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    What..you spent how much!!!! man I got riped off!!!!

    Seriously though that is one sweet turn around on the garage, paint is not cheap and I felt like kiking my self how much I spent on paint....mmmm...oh well. Man that garage looks sweet, nice and neat.

    Oh I have to admit that "May we help you" sign looks wicked

    Very nice turn around there, it's amazing what a little clean up will do to an area huh.

    Thank you for sharing.

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