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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:13 PM

First off, I have permission to use Brad's sketch, infact Brad came up with the shop logo.

Second, it's not perfect.


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Edited by Nick Winter, 05 February 2012 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

Nick, with out wanting to provoke a fight , I must ask why you chose to place a window at such an extreme hight . Doorways are generally 7ft . Most repair shops have a 12ft ceiling , maybe 14. Overall, the building looks fine . The rectangle window placed at the hight you placed it at just dosen't "square" with accepted building practices . Ed Shaver

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:29 PM

Ed in all honesty every industrial.commercial building I have seen has the windows up high and away from the ground, so that's why I did it this way.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

Looks awesome so far Nick!
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:08 AM

I like the look .. finally a modern auto center. :)

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:36 AM

Are you going to do anything to cover the corregated holes in the window & door frames, Nick? Looks pretty good so far. Windows up high make sense to me - better security from burglars and allows natural light to the shop interior.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:57 AM

You're off to a good start, Nick. Might I suggest that you frame in your windows and doors with styrene channel instead of angle. That way you get trim on both the inside and outside as well as covering up the holes in the walls.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:40 AM

the windows in our shop at VW were a good 12 feet or more off the pavement/ground, for security. i do see where Ed would find this questionable if the shop were a converted service station; they were all about high-visibility for advertising media and product placement like oil can racks, wiper blades, all that equipment. change out the strip styrene door and window frame for channel, and see if you can cover the inside surface to block the translucency of the plastic material somewhat. looking like a good start and i like the parking lot as well.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

Carl hit the nail on the head Jim, that's exactly what I plan to do.

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Thanks everyone.

Edit: forgot to mention I went back and cleaned up where the paint bled under the tape on the trim.

Edited by Nick Winter, 06 February 2012 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

the windows in our shop at VW were a good 12 feet or more off the pavement/ground, for security. i do see where Ed would find this questionable if the shop were a converted service station; they were all about high-visibility for advertising media and product placement like oil can racks, wiper blades, all that equipment. change out the strip styrene door and window frame for channel, and see if you can cover the inside surface to block the translucency of the plastic material somewhat. looking like a good start and i like the parking lot as well.

Around here, none of the recently built auto repair shops (say, within the last 30 years), inclusing the one I work at, have any windows in the shop area. The only windows are in the doors, and perhaps the office/customer waiting areas. However, many of the older shops have widows exactly as Ed describes.
As Ed said, I'm not wanting to start any arguments, only giving a point of veiw from my own experiences being around the auto repair business. I'm sure that different areas will have different building codes and styles.

Edited by Longbox55, 06 February 2012 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:57 PM

Nick, with out wanting to provoke a fight , I must ask why you chose to place a window at such an extreme hight . Doorways are generally 7ft . Most repair shops have a 12ft ceiling , maybe 14. Overall, the building looks fine . The rectangle window placed at the hight you placed it at just dosen't "square" with accepted building practices . Ed Shaver

Ed in all honesty every industrial.commercial building I have seen has the windows up high and away from the ground, so that's why I did it this way.

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The Baltimore GM plant I worked in had windows high, and even some fold-open windows in the ceiling......they were great for allowing natural light in. I worked both first AND seconds shifts in that plant, and I can tell you, the natural light during the day was a pleasant bonus.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:52 AM

Some days , I jus come off being da "Heavy "................................................... I dunno. Ed Shaver

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

nahhhh.... we loves ya.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

Great start Nick! Looking forward to watching this one develop......

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

Great start Nick !!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

looking good there Nick, should make for a great display piece.

I work for NAPA, and we would love to have more nice and clean appearing shops in the Auto Care program, make sure you do this one proud!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:28 AM

Mike, the Shop I work for is part of the Auto Care program, sorta why I chose to put that signage on.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:30 AM

As far as covering up the holes in the walls, I'd say frame the doors and windows the way they are in real life. You can use basswood strips... easy to cut, easy to glue. Run a frame around the opening using a strip that's the same width as the thickness of the walls, then add the inside and outside moldings using slightly smaller strips. Just take a look at how a real door is framed.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:19 PM

Looks really good so far Nick. I see you are using your decals, very cool. And just FYI, I worked in a shop here in Annapolis , MD. where the windows were pretty high off the ground. Great for natural light during the day.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:11 PM

Hmmmm been a while since I worked on this one...................I'll get it done eventually, my way of course.

 

JB Welded the building down to the base:

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Also made up a few displays and such.

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More to come.