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    How big is your garage to your car ?

    I'm trying to sort out a garage for my 57. Looked at all sorts of options, but its gotta be a garage in the back garden, instead of renting.
    As I have a small garden, I'm trying to persude my good lady that its always better to have a big one & only use 1/2 of it
    57's roughly 17 x 7', so a 20 x 10 ?? (tho I got an offer on a 28 x 14, but I havent bought her enough shoes !)

    How big is your garage, in relation to the size of your car ?
    The doors open, but the ride it aint free.

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    Very small lol. I don't have a garage for my car's...

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    I've heard of making the garage into a dining room ect, but when I said about the opposite, the boss wasnt impressed
    Wheres Dan Tanner when ya want him, lol
    The doors open, but the ride it aint free.

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    It doesn't matter how big you build it,i'll still get filled with lawnmowers,old furniture and any other crap the wife can chuck in there!Every time I have a clear-out in the work shop and make some space she fills it up again!I think I'm fighting a losing battle.

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    When I had a 57 chevy I drove past the house onto the back garden then opened all four doors added front of car to rear fence side to side fence
    told the misses we could put a fridge/freezer in and hay presto 20' x 14' now have
    a zephyr estate in there with the freezer and tumble drier work bench mig
    shelfs and no I dont have enough room
    but I do have dry cloths and cold beer

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    When I had a 57 chevy I drove past the house onto the back garden then opened all four doors added front of car to rear fence side to side fence
    told the misses we could put a fridge/freezer in and hay presto 20' x 14' now have
    a zephyr estate in there with the freezer and tumble drier work bench mig
    shelfs and no I dont have enough room
    but I do have dry cloths and cold beer
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    I would go bigger than 20 x 10 for a '57. In the long term you will get frustrated at that size. It's fine just to store the car but when you come to work on it there will always be problems. You have long doors on the car so really you want 12' or more on the width. Length needs to have enough room in front for you and your tools so I would say 22' if you can.
    I'm guessing the garage you were offered is a pre fab so why not buy it and erect it with a few panels left off to make it shorter? Al on here has just done that. You will appreciate the extra width. You can also take Al's lead and use the leftover panels to erect a storage shed thus keeping crap out of the garage.

    Disclaimer: I know that many will have a garage smaller than 20x10' and cope just fine but if you're starting from scratch, especially with an American car, you will appreciate the extra width. Just my opinion.

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    Not quite enough space for the Bug project



    And definitely not enough space for the Mustang
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    Advice: Around ten years ago I used to draw plans for planning permission for garages and the one piece of advice I used to give was to AVOID a standard width (7 feet) wide garage door! This width actually came about in Victorian times when the standard access doors for horse & coaches was two 3' 6" doors! This became the "norm" for garage doors and as early cars were fairly narrow, it wasn't a problem. You now try squeezing a new Mondeo through one.... My 1960 Chevy is 6' 10" wide & the 57's are a bit narrower (6' 5" from memory) so go for at least an 8' wide door. Garage doors are available (as standard) in most widths in 12" increments. Remember that if you buy a sectional garage that it will come with a 7' door unless you specify otherwise.

    I built my double garage to accept a wide-track American car and the internal size is 21' long x 18' wide, with a 14' wide double door. At a previous house I had a 24' x 12' (external size) garage with an 8' wide door and I resprayed a 57 Buick in there for a friend with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunna View Post
    Not quite enough space for the Bug project



    And definitely not enough space for the Mustang
    I don't like that red padded steering wheel you've fitted.

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