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another CL score. 16 for $200. Will see what kind of LED bulbs will work in them. They were in a church gym and had been painted with a spray gun at some point in the past. I'll have to sand down and paint either Cobalt Blue or Green.

 

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Temporarily hung one just to get a feel of what they would look like. Remember, there will be a tin ceiling hung on that lowest truss member.

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49 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Mr. Earl. Any collaboration on the architecture?

 

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I was wondering the same thing when I posted this photo in the Reatta forum. :)

 

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Ha, as a matter of fact I had a couple of folks in the neighborhood ask if I was building a saloon. Tha's not a bad job on the barbecue building. I like the amount of overhang and what looks like small corbels used under it. I considered the same as I have some small ones from the house I pulled the big ones from. I may use them on the inside.  

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On 2/8/2018 at 8:55 PM, Terry Wiegand said:

Lamar, your workmanship is great, the doors turned out fantastic, HOWEVER, the question that is in everyone's mind who is following this is - How ya gonna keep critters out?  And you got things down there that we don't have out here in Doo Dah.

 

Terry Wiegand

Out Doo Dah Way

 

Terry, I hope that after the ceiling is installed and with how I am securing and sealing the doors and windows that most "critters" as well as cold air will find the level of difficulty of entering to be pretty high. I have yet to install the door sweeps but have them ready and waiting.

 

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I would be more worried about keeping the cold air in,  if I was in GA.   Up here I built fully insulated covers to go over my insulated garage doors.  Made a world of  difference.  6 inches of Roxul insulation in the walls and 10 inches in the ceiling then 1 inch foil faced foam inside.  Now the heater will atleast  shut off.  It actually does pretty good and I don't have all the foam up.  I used about 200 gallons of kerosene to heat my 28 by 50 foot garage with a 10 foot ceiling for the entire winter.  Should cut it down more once the foam is all up and taped. 

The new shop has 8 inch walls,  so I will Beable to put 8 inches of Roxul in the walls.  It will have a heated floor as well.  I already insulated the foundation for it.  I've been planning on 2 inch foil faced foam in that.  Lots of windows on the southern facing side,  so I should get some heat from the sun as well.  

Of course the shell is up,  but I ran out of money.  I have been saving to buy the windows.  I think I'm just about there.  

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For the last 3 days I have been moving building materials and junk around in and out of the garage preparing to start construction of the walls for the office area. Most of it including the cabinets, lights, a refrigerator, old tool boxes and the GMAP letters (somebody needs to buy them things, I'm tired of moving them) was moved into the pole barn stall vacated by the BlueBird. I'm pulling Southern Belle in and and out every day (and taking her around the block and to the beer store while she's out) and Tugalo Gas will be put up on wheel dollies so he can be moved around more easily. 

Took the opportunity to select the old heart pine doors that will be used for paneling in he office. I have been collecting these things for years and they are several different widths and thicknesses. I could not believe I was able to match up enough of a certain size and thickness to do the three walls. Thank you Jesus, thank you Lawerd....

 

 

 

I will be turning these upside down from the way they were originally hung and cutting off the bottom short half. These will go along the long back wall

 

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and these and 4 more just like them will go along the shorter end walls. The short ends will be used for under windows and possibly a seat box.

 

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I uncovered these heavy things I'd almost forgot I had. They are sections of flooring from an old sewing plant. Will likely use for work bench tops.

 

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and to finish out the song.....  some more shots of the windows in the front of the building

 

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y'all know what kinda eyes Rita's got.....  :D

 

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I never thought of using old doors for raised panel walls.  That would work quite well though and they are pretty cheap when you find them right. 

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Lamar,

 

What you are creating here is truly awesome.  Reusing old doors, wood, and such.    Truthfully, I'm astonished as to the thought and time you have put into this building with Rita's touch here and there.   I have half a mind to drive the 54 there just for a shot of it outside  the building!   My other half of mind keeps saying.."You crazy?" 

 

Keep posting!   Love the ambition behind this project!     

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3 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

  I have half a mind to drive the 54 there just for a shot of it outside  the building!   My other half of mind keeps saying.."You crazy?" 

Yep, stay away from there.  He'll either put you to work or sell you something. ;)

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1 hour ago, old-tank said:

Yep, stay away from there.  He'll either put you to work or sell you something. ;)

LOL ,

Well,  it is BUICK  " BUICK SALES & SERVICE "

Bill

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On 2/15/2018 at 1:14 PM, avgwarhawk said:

I have half a mind to drive the 54 there just for a shot of it outside  the building!   My other half of mind keeps saying.."You crazy?" 

 

Keep posting!   Love the ambition behind this project!     

 

Listen to the first half and come on. Or you could just wait til the Grand Opening...

You keep watching, I'll keep posting...

 

 

On 2/15/2018 at 4:27 PM, old-tank said:

Yep, stay away from there.  He'll either put you to work or sell you something. ;)

 

or both!!! Actually I like the idea of "I work for parts"

 

On 2/17/2018 at 12:23 AM, Daves1940Buick56S said:

I want to see this! Hopefully later this summer...I can bring really good whiskey!

 

Cheers, Dave

 

get in that Super or even the lil TR-3 and come on down Dave!!!

 

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Time to get some signs or something up that will keep all the neighbors from asking when is the saloon going to be finished. 

 

After considering a large 20's 30's script lettered BUICK painted sign and getting some estimates from some sign painters I decided on another route and am glad I did. I ordered some large MDF (medium density fiber) letters from Woodland Manufacturing. Took quite a bit of sanding and ended up laying on 4 coats of paint (and sanding between each coat) on the front and 3 on the back. Each coat had to completely dry for several days in the sun before sanding and applying the next coat, so it too a couple of weeks total.  I drilled the mounting holes before painting so the MDF would be completely sealed off from water.

 

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Always under my feet...

 

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and Kowpi too...

 

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The letter inspector keeping me straight

 

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Glued and screwed

 

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Looking good.  I only wish I was anywhere near that point on my shop.  I think I finally have the funds to order windows for mine this week.  I would love to go the salvage route,  but up here Thermopane windows are a necessity.  I think I am going to step up to  divided light I believe.  I've decided to try not to settle too much.  Settling on something as visual as windows will make you grumble every time you look at the building and think that the saving wasn't worth it.  I have been searching craigslist like mad,  but I need 12 matched windows roughly 3 by 5 foot.  That's a tall order for something that also looks good.  

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