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robby,s garage

Actually, a Man Cave,
15 pics total

1. Commander and I
2. Man Cave
3. The Commander
4. Man Cave
5. Man Cave
 

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1. covered cars/ I lease these spots to another goofball like me.
2. The front door.
3. Signage to remind myself.
4. t/v, fridge, micro, coffee, ya know, important stuff.
5. 97 Chev, Mission- Hauls 24ft car trailer in other pics.
 

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1.2002 Camaro B4C (Police spec) 6 speed. Chevy let me spec it. It is one of 18 made. 16 of those became Hot Rod Magazine Camaros, 1 was a muninciple order that fell thru. This is the only one ordered by and sold to a civilian and is the only one optioned with various z-28 options.
2. 1995 Impala SS Some mods- High 12's. I'm that grey haired guy that goes out and spanks the youngsters.
3. 1995 Impala SS.
4. 1996 Impala SS, I liked the 95 so much, I bought another.
5. You've heard of trailer queens. The three cars above are.
This is the King of trailers. A Pace Shadow GT.
Fully finished inside, checkerboard floors cabinets etc.
If there was a wash room in it, I'd live in it.

Hope you like the show,
........Rob
 

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Very nice toys Robby..... the Impala's with the LT-1 motors were my favorite police cars. They suffered from bad trannys and overheating problems though. Still a blast to drive.
 

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great good on showing us the "man cave." thanks for letting us in.
 

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Every man's dream! Looks like an airplane hanger.
 

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Okay, so how do you get an airplane hangar for a garage. Not only does it look like an airplane hangar, but in one of the pics you can see an airplane in the background, so I'm assuming this is (or used to be) an airplane hangar.
 

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Every man's dream! Looks like an airplane hanger.
You are correct,
It is a 50x50 (2500 sq ft) hanger at a air park in Poplar Grove Ill.
A really neat place, surrounded by homes that have attached hangers as well, and all interconnected with taxi-ways.
It is privately owned (no FAA intervention), and I have been known to take advantage of the 4400 ft runway.
It is populated mostly by old warbirds/Stearman and Waco bi-planes/some experimentals/a few russian Yaks, that type of croud.
Many boys with really expensive toys.
I am living proof that even though you grow old, You never have to grow up!
This has earned me a second nickname over the years, Peter Pan.
Thanks for the compliments.

.......Rob
 

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Okay, so how do you get an airplane hangar for a garage. Not only does it look like an airplane hangar, but in one of the pics you can see an airplane in the background, so I'm assuming this is (or used to be) an airplane hangar.
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You purchass the building and have a 99 year lease on the land.
You pay an association fee, like a condominium. This covers lawn mowing, snow plowing, etc.
Even though well insulated, it will create frightning gas bills in the winter, so I keep it at about 45 degrees when I'm away.
You make sure your neighbors know you are a mechanic and have tools on site. They are always tinkering with something on their aircraft.
The above good relationships get you an occasional foray on the runway, HEEE-YAAAAA, your own dragstrip!

............Rob
 

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That's awesome. I wish I had a hangar for a garage! I'm surprised you don't have a lift in there. No doubt that you have enough overhead clearance.

BTW, what kind of funky headers do you have on that Impala SS?
 

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Man, that it awesome. That is definitely every man's dream to have a garage that size. Then the wive's would never see us!!!
 

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That's awesome. I wish I had a hangar for a garage! I'm surprised you don't have a lift in there. No doubt that you have enough overhead clearance.

BTW, what kind of funky headers do you have on that Impala SS?
I have a 5 foot portable scissor hoist in there.
110 volt portable pump acts as the hand truck to move it about.
The headers are Borla stainless. The cats are on the downpipes so the headers, to be equal length, have to go up and loop down to meet cats.
One of the most miserable installs I've ever done, but they sure look wild don't they? Lotsa comments at car shows.
Both Imps have Borla cat back as well.

Thanks for asking,
........Rob
 

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Excellent. How far is this from your home?
It is a 50 mile ride (just under 1 hour)
Sounds like a lot but, the fuel is $.30 cheaper out there and like someone noted, the tranquility is worth the ride.
Women have a disease I have named, Stationary Man Syndrome.
Any time they see a man relaxing longer than 5 minutes, they come up with some Honey Do project.
A distant man cave prevents enduring S.M.S.
............Rob
 

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It is a 50 mile ride (just under 1 hour)
Sounds like a lot but, the fuel is $.30 cheaper out there and like someone noted, the tranquility is worth the ride.
Women have a disease I have named, Stationary Man Syndrome.
Any time they see a man relaxing longer than 5 minutes, they come up with some Honey Do project.
A distant man cave prevents enduring S.M.S.
............Rob
Guess that's why I try and spend as much time out biking than being at home. Ha.
 

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robby,s other garage

5 pics from the home garage and i'm done for now.

1. 07 Magnum-Lotsa motor.
2. 07 Magnum-fender callouts from 08 SRT/8 Challenger
3. 07 Magnum- nick= Carbon Footprint
4. 01 Kawasaki 650 retro-bike. A Triumph 650 copy that actually runs.
5. 24x24 toybox-crap collector- Has enouph room for 1 Magnum and my other hobby, motorcycle resto.
Their are 5 more projects in there but I'm not in the mood to push em out.
I threw the Mag shots up so momsR/T doesn't think I'm just a Chevy guy.
.......Rob
 

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