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Build thread - New home for the Tempest

Been insanely bust the last 6 months, massive hailstorm damaged my home and everything in a 10 mile radius. Lucky i know a good contractor...lol. Well with all the work starting to pay off I decided the Tempest needs a new home and some room to breath (and maybe a sister to come, stay tuned), along with some nice work/storage space for the business. Structure is 32' x 50' with 10' sidewalls, half loft space and half full vaulted ceiling for 7' two post lift, will have office in loft, over clean room and fabrication room below. the full vaulted half will be open work space, and halfcourt basketball....

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Brian, I'm on my way to help you utilize this new found space. This is the best Xmas gift anyone has ever gotten me Seriously, that is awesome! Super jealous my lot isn't big enough for a shop... maybe someday
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Flambeau, seeing some of that trick fab work you've been doing, your welcome any time you get up North to Michigan. I have all the parts on the floor a 91' Foxbody Mustang Go-cart i picked up for scrap money, once the facilities are done. Going to do a Saleen body kit, full chrome moly tubular front suspension, full adjustable UPR rear links, Cobra R 4 wheel 5-lug disks and rims. Body already has 8 point roll cage, zero rust on frame and shock towers, new quarters are on and primed, only thing i still need to pick op is a left fender. Goal is to be complete and on the road for under 5K (you can tell by this it's not a Pontiac..LOL) . Hoping by mid summer if i ever slow down and get some time for fun work... I am also planning on doing the Clean room for advertising photos for custom Garage/shops for car enthusiasts. Epoxy floor with the Pontiac Indianhead in the center, Rigid cabinets with stainless tops...etc. and of course the Tempest will be featured, figured i may as well target some business in a niche market, and we all know those car guys like to spend money on their hobby.


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That's gonna be sweet! I may take you up on that sometime!
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Congrats!!! You're about to become even more productive....and you won't have to work as hard. I expanded mine, but it's smaller: 24 or 26 x 42 with a high ceiling in the front part for my lift with a big ol' roll up door. Life got a whole lot easier. Happy New Year!!
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I'm ready to do some wrenching GeeTee, been building mostly piles of paperwork this year and i need some hands on get dirty work. Have a GTO hood for the Tempest that must have gotten stuck at some point in time and their solution was to pry the inner hood support and latch hole like a sardine can. Need to cut out support and weld in a patch a member was gracious enough to cot out and send me. Luckily the hood skin was not marred (got it cheap). I plan to make it a functional Ram Air, with modified Tri-power pan to fit the dual Quads. Probably won't get the duals on until summer as daughter is getting married mid June and the car is in the wedding as her something blue and i dont want to be dealing with any tuning issues. Still need to take her fiance out and let him drive it a bit in Spring so he's used to it for the departure from the church, tin cans and all.

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Hey Brian, nice work on the new facilities...

Good to hear from you - thought you'd died or somethin...

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Nahh Bear just making a living.... Nice Display Poster for shows you made, love that car. Gonna have the guys going balls out the next few weeks to get the place ready to move in, was hoping to be closed in by snowfall but came up a bit short because i had to wait a month for a zoning variance from the city for permits. I will post pics here as we go along... Happy New Years all...

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Very nice job Brian....Now you gotta fill it with toys! Eric



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Hey E, should have room for 5 more, Just located a 7000# two post lift that i can afford so that makes 6 with one high and low.... hope your doing ok with your insurance nightmare there Eric, been dealing with insurances and mortgages more than i care to the last few months. Had a few companies want us to come up there, but its much easier and less stressfull working in my backyard if i can.


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