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Very nice! I need to get mine insulated and get some better airflow; it's an oven in the summer! I did buy a pellet stove (twin of the one in the house) on closeout, so I should be more comfy when winter gets here.
 

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Nice Garage/Shop/Barn/Man-Cave!

What year is your Studebaker? Don't see many of them around anymore. Does it run?
 

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Just signed the lease on mine last week! Have some work to do before we bring the cars in. Floor coating, cameras, alarm, electric opener, signage etc... Comes with 2 offices and a bathroom I'll figure out what to use those for. It will be unmarked from the outside but once inside a car cave!











 

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Before I got married, my shop was #1 priority before the house. Lol. I built a 900sqft loft apartment in the back and live there for 8 or 9yrs. You can see the window A/C upper left of the pic. ;) Only had a woodstove for heat.



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Yeah a ring will do that to ya... I know the only time I'll have to work on mine is during the week when I can take my employees there to help out. Probably turn one office into a kids cave so I can get stuff done around there!
 

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We got married a year after I finished it and she actually misses living upstairs. The house is nice, but it was just cozy up there. But I rent it out now and have a fantastic young couple as tenants.

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Nice!! I'd kill for a nice good shop. I have 2 acres of property and have the pad laid for my shop. 50x35 with four 15' bay doors. The county is giving me a hell of a run around and wanting me to permit it as commercial. Effectively taking a $25k project into a $150k project
 
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They shouldn't be able to do chit to you. They can't make you zone it commercial if your property is zoned residential. Build the shop, start the llc, then rent the shop to yourself.

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I'm really digging that split window vette

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That, and the 1934 Ford, is are my old man's rides.

He picked up the Corvette in high school for $2500. It's tubbed, and has a BBC 427, 4-speed and a 9". I've got a couple pics I'll post up.
 

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They shouldn't be able to do chit to you. They can't make you zone it commercial if your property is zoned residential. Build the shop, start the llc, then rent the shop to yourself.

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It's zoned residential/commercial. Meaning it can go either way. And since it will be the only building on the property, and it is not a residence. They are making it zoned commercial. So that means it has to meet code for a full blown commercial shop, have (expensive) commercial permitting, sidewalks installed, handicap code, commercial fire suppression, environmental impact study fees, and they want a stoplight installed at the intersection, for potential increase in traffic. Along with a slew of other things. They are out of their Damm minds.
 

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It's zoned residential/commercial. Meaning it can go either way. And since it will be the only building on the property, and it is not a residence. They are making it zoned commercial. So that means it has to meet code for a full blown commercial shop, have (expensive) commercial permitting, sidewalks installed, handicap code, commercial fire suppression, environmental impact study fees, and they want a stoplight installed at the intersection, for potential increase in traffic. Along with a slew of other things. They are out of their Damm minds.
I'd get the heck out of that freakin commie state. Just sayin,
There's always Texas :cowboy:
 
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I'd get the heck out of that freakin commie state. Just sayin,
There's always Texas :cowboy:
My gf and I have been looking at homes in Rockwall. I'd love to move to texas, I've also looked at a 420 acre plot of land outside of Nashville. The only issue is having my business here. It's a healthy one and I'd hate to sell out and go in search of another Avenue and the grass not be greener. Sadly I might have to just put up with these idiots for a few more years.

However, I could probably net 100-125k less per year and end up with the same outcome in Texas or Tennessee Lol!
 

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My gf and I have been looking at homes in Rockwall. I'd love to move to texas, I've also looked at a 420 acre plot of land outside of Nashville. The only issue is having my business here. It's a healthy one and I'd hate to sell out and go in search of another Avenue and the grass not be greener. Sadly I might have to just put up with these idiots for a few more years.

However, I could probably net 100-125k less per year and end up with the same outcome in Texas or Tennessee Lol!
Might be some truth to that for sure. If you are that profitable, Im sure you could call for a nice sale price and start another shop wherever you call home.
 

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My gf and I have been looking at homes in Rockwall. I'd love to move to texas, I've also looked at a 420 acre plot of land outside of Nashville. The only issue is having my business here. It's a healthy one and I'd hate to sell out and go in search of another Avenue and the grass not be greener. Sadly I might have to just put up with these idiots for a few more years.

However, I could probably net 100-125k less per year and end up with the same outcome in Texas or Tennessee Lol!
Yep Texas and Tennessee have no income tax, and they both have pretty good growth. Cali is nice, but their taxes and stupid laws would be hard to deal with. Good luck with whatever you do :thumb:

Might be some truth to that for sure. If you are that profitable, Im sure you could call for a nice sale price and start another shop wherever you call home.
Thinking the same way. It's hard to start over but if you have something to start with like J it wouldn't be near as hard.
I read some of the stuff these Cali guys post and think...wow...I don't know if anything would be worth all that. Family might be the only thing that could hold me in a place gone crazy like Cali. :crazys: IMO
 
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