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  • #16
    No, it looks like it was better than professionally installed!

    If you got the concrete and the correct anchors, and the skill, go for it.

    I try to pour an extra couple inches of concrete under where my mainside and offside posts will go

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    • BRENT in 10-uh-C
      BRENT in 10-uh-C commented
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      This floor was basically 6" thick. The anchors they sent with the kit were not long enough to go thru the slab, and we were sweating bullets tightening them down hoping they would grip. With George's comment about them loosening up, we probably should go check them to see if they have loosened up since that time as we have never checked them after they were installed. (i.e.: lack of professionalism! )

  • #17
    That guy up on the fork lift is nuts...
    2 1930 Tudors

    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #18
      When I had my shop built I want them to pour it 8 inches deep where the hoist went. I had made metal plate with the bolts all ready in it for them to put in the pour. It was supper strong. They would not do it for liability reasons they did do the 8 inches

      it has been 12 years and I use the hoist a lot. None of the bolts have loosened.

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      • #19
        Great looking shop.
        Very clean! Very professional looking.
        My wife and I used to own a new car dealership, We refurbished an old building for our dealership. All new lifts etc...
        We put air conditioning in the back shop for the techs, epoxied floor for easy clean up, separate tool room, private rest/change room. Personal lockers, uniforms, laundry of the uniforms included. Almost forgot to mention, excellent lighting. Auto exhaust system, automatic Co2 detection air exchanger. Name plates over each Bay station ect...
        I took alot of pride in having a clean shop and spent a lot of Sundays cleaning the floor drains. I encouraged the guys to save any scrap metal, which I took to the recyclers. With the money from scrap, We bought new shop equipment that the guys would agree upon, that would make their job easier. Each tech had their own garage door opener, so no one had to stand by the door opening and closing all day.
        One thing that did dishearten me tho, was the lack of respect some techs showed: example, torching rusted parts and allowing the molten metal to burn the floor (we had a burn sheet for this), not cleaning oil spills, the list goes on. The biggest complaint, was me having going out to the customer cars to clean oily finger prints off the interior. I state this last complaint, as I spent alot of money every week for clean shop rags, hand cleaners and rubber gloves. Well, now I'm venting. Lol... The car business was good to me, but I certainly put alot of hours and sweat into it.
        I loved our backshop, and most of the team I had working there. Now for the front shop (sales dept) that's a whole different story.
        Jeff

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        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Having worked in Ford agency's for over 15 years as a Tech, the cards were certainly stacked against you.

      • #20
        That is a nice shop, well done. And, Henry himself stressed cleanliness nothing wrong with having a man hired to keep everything spic and span, Mr. Ford insisted his dealerships do that very thing.

        That is what the Ford dealership we buy our cars is like, and it DOES leave an impression on you, it's an older garage but always immaculately clean.

        Brent as long as your shop meets the approval of that Golden Retriever all is well!! We have a 9 month old Retriever and just love him to death, what a great dog. And smart!! Lots of fun to play with him....

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        • #21
          Well Brent what is your plan for this Monday morning? Hopefully something more daring
          2 1930 Tudors

          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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