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Old 07-09-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
Ben Moskowitz
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I was just wondering if there were any car geeks on the message board. If so, is it possible to build a garage gym and a "garage" garage? What takes precedence, a C2 rower or a lift? Do you make room for a squat stand or an engine stand? Is it possible to put equipment elsewhere?
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
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Ben,
I was a racecar guy and have been converted to Crossfit. My shop was 1200 sq ft, now my garage gym is 1000 sq ft..with all the car stuff stuffed into the other 200 sq ft. Once you put down stall mats you wont want a nasty car in your shop anymore. I still have the air reel in the ceiling and the craftsman retractable drop lights..I tell the people who workout with me the air reel is in case someone can't breathe.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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so do you still race then?
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:07 AM   #4
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No. Crossfit is a much cheaper, more productive hobby. I do miss it terribly thought :-( I think the two could compliment each other...Tire changing for time. The occasional push-start would be faster. I wonder if crossfit would translate into better lap time?

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:35 AM   #5
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Ask Eugene to develop a squat stand that doubles as an engine stand. He may also be able to work out some modification to a high lift to make it more functional (maybe some type of versaclimber/erg high lift thing?).
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:40 PM   #6
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Pullup bar/rings shouldn't interfere with the car garage.

A C2 can be stood on end and rolled into a corner taking up minimal space.

Maybe top the stall mats of a lifting platform with plywood so you won't be so worried about them getting oily, and you could replace the plywood if it gets too nasty? (3-ply, wood mat wood)

I've done the first two, but not the third.
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:50 PM   #7
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I've got my Alfa parked on one side of the garage, and my "gym" on the other...seems to work fine, except I am constantly worried about dropping weights on it when going for max of anything.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:30 AM   #8
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Re: Just curious: Car + Crossfit Garage?

switch from cars to go karts. since real racing is F1 racing nothing is closer then go karting. then you can do both and go karts take up way less space. If you want to try it out I have a kart for sale.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:36 PM   #9
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Re: Just curious: Car + Crossfit Garage?

I am in the same boat. Trying to squeeze in my wifes car, my project AND some workout gear!
Time to hit the drawing board
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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Re: Just curious: Car + Crossfit Garage?

If you have a high enough ceiling put a piano hinge on your platform and "stand it" when not in use. Then use staps to secure it to the wall.
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