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Old 05-29-2019, 02:27 PM
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Default Fitting a car and Full RV Kit in a 2 car garage

With the nasty weather we're having in Dallas, it gave me a great chance to prove that you you can have a full RV kit and a full size car in a 2 car garage.

Stay safe out there.

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Old 05-29-2019, 02:32 PM
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That?s what my garage is about to look like. I sold my RV-4 and going to build my RV-6 at home. Im going to vacate the hangar I?m renting and move everything to the house. My wife is not going to be happy.
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:38 PM
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Oh, that side is suppose to be for another car????
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:24 PM
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Yup. Been there, doing that.

But, but, but how do you do it? Like this! 9' ceiling allows for wings to hang from ceiling above garage door.

Daytime when I'm working on it.



Put away at night for the wife's whip.

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Old 05-29-2019, 08:53 PM
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These pictures are great. I?m just about to get started on my 7 and this is my exact plan. Also, please do not show these garage pictures to my wife. I?ve sold her the idea that she will have a lot more room for her car in there than this!
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:07 AM
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Wow. Good for you, but I couldn't work like that. My cars are always exiled to the driveway for the duration.

Cars that can't sit on the driveway get moved on. I sold my Ferrari once the -14A project got underway in earnest, but I have a new one coming next spring, so I need to get the airplane finished and out of there! :-)
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:12 AM
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I built my -8A in one side of a 2 car garage, but I did store completed stuff in the house before taking it all to the hangar. Some of you may remember...I live streamed my build for over two and a half years.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:16 AM
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I built my -8A in one side of a 2 car garage, but I did store completed stuff in the house before taking it all to the hangar. Some of you may remember...I live streamed my build for over two and a half years.
I remember, buddy. We're old-timers. You, me, Randy Lervold, and Kevin Horton all built -8s around the same timeframe. This December will be 20 years since I started that project. Hard to believe.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:24 AM
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I have a similar setup in mine - QB fuse on a cart on one side, and both wings on stands at the rear and on the other side of the garage, leaving just enough room for what I refer to as part of the "happy wife, happy life" arrangement. I made a deal with my wife that as long as she can park her car in the garage for the vast majority of the build, then the rest of it is all mine.

When the wings are done they will live in the wing stand off to one side against the wall, and the wing stands will be removed, and that should leave me enough room for permanently mounting the tail and the gear on the fuse, while still keeping that vital space for the wife's car. All my tail pieces are out of the way on hangers or shelves on the garage walls. The down side --- my truck spends ALL of its life out on the driveway - a real PITA in the winter time, but I'm OK with that. So far so good........
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:28 PM
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Yup, Next month will be 20 years for me since I started my -8A! Good times!!



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