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Garage Mods

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by lsocoee, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Thor

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    What garage gadgets have you come up with? Tools, tool storage, flame thrower, etc...

    I didn't invent this, but I love it! I was doing some power sanding in my house and I didn't want dust everywhere. This cheap air filter worked great. I have very little dust in my house. This could also be run all the time in the garage.

    Supplies
    Box Fan ~$15
    20x20" Filter 3 for ~$8
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    All you have to do is place the filter on the suction side of the box fan. Feel free to tape it up. I use cheap filters and throw them out when they look dirty.
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  2. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    ive used my hi lift handle as a breaker bar extension...does that count?

    i also bought me one of these handy grill lights...its got a magnetic base so you can stick it anywhere on your truck (carefully...i put a piece of cloth between usually) and angle the light exactly where you need it
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  3. lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Thor

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    yeah, that counts.
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Hmmm......Im a little disappointed in myself.....I have no "Gadgets"......:(
     
  5. TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    baby seat and a muffler
    what about the flamethrower....you can use it to get rid of just about anything:D
     
  6. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    The flame thrower was dismantled. :(
     
  7. lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Thor

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    ok. Changed the title.

    Anything that you have done to your garage to make it better now also counts.
     
  8. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Cool! Thanks you!


    That being done, I have built shelves in our laundry room, and built some steel shelves in our shop. I will get some pics this weekend. Not of the laundry room, though.....Its a mess, and I dont want to try and organize it yet.
     
  9. cmfranks

    cmfranks Well-Known Member

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    BHLM, Pro Comp Skid Plate, AFE Drop in Air Filter, Tint, Pioneer AVH 4000 DVD,Polk Audio 6.5 components, Polk 6.5 co-ax's, Polk Audio 400.1 amp, Polk Audio 500.1 amp, (2) Polk Audio 10 in Momo subs, Mr Marv sub box, Sockmonkey decals, Redline Elite hood struts, Bak Flip tonneau cover, N-Fab Nerf bars, Painted Center Console & Window/Door Lock Panels Black, Amber LED Dome/Map Lights
    just show your beer fridge when fully stocked. thats all that really matters:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  10. A_Ninja_Racer

    A_Ninja_Racer Well-Known Member

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    Well this one is for you motorcycly riders. Probably betteroff being sport bike and Dirt Bike riders because they are lighter. In my old garage we had an access to our atic we needed to suport our front wheel up pff of the ground so we could take the front tire off and get a new one mounted. we opened up the acces (this access shouldn't have fold out stairs.) We took some ratchet straps and wrapped them around the cross members on either side of the access and then hooked them up to the handle bars. Then we just ratcheted the front of the bike in the air. It was very solid it held the wheel straight. I wouldn't recomend doing this with the rear tire though.
     
  11. cmfranks

    cmfranks Well-Known Member

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    BHLM, Pro Comp Skid Plate, AFE Drop in Air Filter, Tint, Pioneer AVH 4000 DVD,Polk Audio 6.5 components, Polk 6.5 co-ax's, Polk Audio 400.1 amp, Polk Audio 500.1 amp, (2) Polk Audio 10 in Momo subs, Mr Marv sub box, Sockmonkey decals, Redline Elite hood struts, Bak Flip tonneau cover, N-Fab Nerf bars, Painted Center Console & Window/Door Lock Panels Black, Amber LED Dome/Map Lights
    I second that:cheers:

    Call ya Sunday
     
  12. Beeg

    Beeg Active Member

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    Last summer I decided to put a window in the garage to let in some cool air :rolleyes:

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  13. Pster

    Pster Well-Known Member

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    Bak Flip bed cover, shorty antenna, Peripheral iPod interface, Garmin 750 mount, add'l bed tie down rings, Westin nerf bars, hitch safe, tailgate lock, Ideal 1 3/4" turn-key clamp to secure tailgate from removal, Spare tire security cable, spare tire stainless air hose extender, Fumoto oil drain valve, Amp Research Bed X-Tender w/Schlage Cable Lock, bed mat, Redline hood struts
    I have lot's of gadgets! I'll have to take some pics, but setting up my new 100% USA made Weber Summit Natural Gas (from 100% USA gas wells) Grill. This thing is built like a TANK and very high quality!!!! I have become too distant from American quality......not cheap, but it beats the frickin shit out of the Chinese.
     
  14. tacomian devil

    tacomian devil Canadian member

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    Nerf bars, Alum Knight Grill, CatBack Exhaust, Bakflip G2 HD tonneau, Dynolock electric tailgate lock, Webasto TVS 940 ST 2 panel electric sunroof, VIPER 5901 Alarm/Remote start, 3M FX PREMIUM 5% tint on back seat & rear slider, 15% on front windows. Retrofited Morimoto Projector headlights in smoked lamp housings with 35W 5000K bulbs lit by Denso slim ballasts, Gatling Gun shrouds capped with 100mm Cold Cathode Fluorescent Light rings.
    Parking made easy if you hang your balls properly.

    You won't bump into the wrong parts if you do some research, and learn where the doors are. I just hope as time goes by, my balls don't sag too much. :popcorn:

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    It seemed like a good idea at the time
     
  15. lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Thor

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    I'm digging all the posts here.

    I try to rep all the ones with pictures. **hint hint**
     
  16. Monkeysuncle

    Monkeysuncle My Cat's breath Smells like Cat Food

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    Diff Breather,CB thingy,GPS,Cop Shocks,Cop Breaks, old Man Emu 881's Dakar Leaf Springs and Nitro sport shocks. Deck Plate mod
    Here is the bench I made and the tool board, the computer is gone for now, but you get the point.

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  17. higherlux

    higherlux Well-Known Member

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    got bored one day and noticed i had an extra car radio just sitting in my shop and i went and "found" a battery charger and said to myself "i have a great idea"
    so i made this(second pic)
    and then i made a better one(first pic)
    what better way to waist 500$:rolleyes:

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