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Happenings he Hood shopping powering on Here we go. We need some airflow. It's going to be warm today. Good day everybody.

Welcome back! Glad you guys are here! I'm not going to work on anything on this video I would just uh I'd like to give you guys like the updated walk around tour of kind of how this place has uh started to come together. Everybody keeps asking me about the space next door and how the place is developing. so I figured I would just dedicate today's video or this video on such things. Starting with this we can see here: I have another lift.

This is lift number three. It's a rotary I Believe this is a 9 000 pound capacity lift so it's kind of on the smaller side. It's good for 1500 size trucks, cars maybe small vans, loud trucks. A very loud truck so it's of a smaller capacity than the 10 000 pound and of course smaller than the 12 000 pound.

So the new lift the new use lift is going to end up going right over here in the new section where the wall used to be that I took down earlier I have a I've kind of marked out on the floor pretty much where the feet are going to be placed. so we've got x marks a spot right here and the way I figured that is if we look down to the other angled lift right here. that's where that footprint is going to lie right there. so we'll keep this one at an angle.

so I can still just use the single door. Meaning if we follow that one up, there's our other lift arm there so that should be at a good 45 degrees to the door. So if my car is coming in here, it's It's a real tight squeeze, but this is for smaller stuff. that's that's about as good as I can get it.

or I need to take this Hood down. which I'm going to because both of the fans that are in it are blown up and I take some of this wall down right here and I can possibly move this lift maybe a little bit farther forward. I've got to be kind of careful though because the floor has been cut out for these little drains and I can't get too close uh, into that little divoted area I don't know if you can see it on camera, but it's it's like, uh, well, it's a divot in the floor. Either way, this position will accommodate that lift.

I Kind of wanted to put it outside, but the concrete back there is is cracked up pretty bad. Um, maybe I see I'm thinking of doing it straight on. but then I I have to knock that wall down and I wasn't really prepared for that. Uh, with the exception of this closet area right here, this is a outside closet.

I am going to knock this down because getting cars through here is going to be virtually impossible. Plus, this is actually a whole lot of space that I need for uh for other things like this bench over here for example and the brake lathe for example and or bulk oils and fluids for example and or cabinets and or roll carts. There's a lot of stuff and I can find some space right there to to utilize to place all that stuff. Um, let's see what else.

This used to be a window and since uh, long term I'm planning on taking this wall down I'm gonna leave this alone with the exception of a big vent fan that I'm gonna put in right here because there's not much airflow on this side of the building. there's only the one door and then that fan. So I'm gonna cut a hole in that window type of thing over there and we're going to put a high volume come up like a commercial or industrial fan in there that will help move air through the building. I may or may not put another one like up over here or maybe over here because I do need to uh to work on some circulation action now I've got some cabinets.

What had happened is I I Located a shop across town and they were closing up and I kind of bought all their stuff. so I have some nice storage cabinets I have dedicated this one to oils and fluids. so I've got a bunch of filters, some BG stuff, some oils, some transmission fluid, more trans fluid, more trans fluid European trans fluid, European oils and Asian and domestic and European coolants. I still have some other coolant stuff way over Yonder on that other shelf, but I'm starting to gravitate all of these types of materials over here to this end of the building.

Cool stuff, connectors and whatnot that is absorbent mats for the floor oil for the tow truck, a shelf, a kind of a shelf yeah over there I need to get into that that is a top side creeper. that's the type that you climb up into and then you like lay down in the platform and then I can work down in the engine compartment without you know, leaning over the fenders or crawling up and standing on the the radiator core. Support things like that. So I need to put that thing together.

That's useful. Uh, we have a transmission floor jack. Many of you guys have seen that I've got an engine check slash cherry picker that's from the shop that uh, that closed up. Let's see.

Oh this is a new one. The BGE Driveline service pump that is for differential and transfer case oils. You guys have seen the BG transmission fluid one. All right.

let's see, it's what else is going on here. We've got a pressure washer just in case I need to pressure wash and stuff. Uh oh, that thing that's a European oil drain type device. It's actually like a vacuum oil sucker router that way.

I Don't need to pull drain plugs on the Euro Cars I Just stick two down in the little tube, stick that tube inside of the cars tube and you vacuum the oil out. It's super fancy. Uh, let's see if some of this wall like from here down might be removed. I Think you have to pull that out.

We already talked about removing that closet section. We mentioned the brake lathe before. I've got one of those ready to rock and roll. See that sink's gonna go away? No, No, no, no.

what else. What else, What else? What else? More storage, More storage. These shelves are all going to stay. You guys tell me to take these out so I can pull cars closer, but you'll see that the structure of the building is in the way.

So by moving these wooden shelves or removing them rather, I Um I just sort of remove space that's usable when in this configuration. I Do have some level of storage, so that's that. Stuff's all going to stay so you guys know. I've got the refrigerant machine that's good.

No squeezing through here. We've got some jack stands, more storage that's going to go up. I Think right here it's a good spot. Got a shaft for my Silverado don't need that anymore.

the assault blow gun. We've got a power steering exchange machine that's decorative. That doesn't mean I Warranty Interstate Batteries for no reason uh Parts washer a little dirty in there. It's full of diesel fuel we've got.

It's a 20 ton shop press with a hydraulic jack. need to upgrade that this one. the Pf7 that's another BG unit that is the brake fluid exchanger. Got some lights, some tool boxes, stock stuff, inventory Etc et cetera.

Yeah, it's it's coming together. Ah, the swamp cooler and what else is going on. Oh, another one of those cabinets. Um I don't know what I'm gonna do with this cabinet yet.

So far it's just. uh, it's uh, specialty tools where it's specialty tools and Rando stuff. Don't really know what I'm gonna do about that. See some torches? There's the head.

We don't need to go in there. more storage and inventory. This area is for my piles of brake clean. I've got some glass cleaner more BG stuff towels, towels, towels, towels, light bulbs, extension cords, more light bulbs Chamois cloths, more towels, lots of gloves, trash cans yeah all the uh.

all the Necessities oil filters for uh, the Silverado and the tow truck got a fuel filter there more Arctic Cat Stuff oh yeah. smoke machine I have not needed that yet. that's a smoke producing device. more ventilation outside, more storage, more storage delivery of Parts these are all this is all parts pending installation and uh in some shop towel delivery stuff so that's good to go.

Y'all know about the compressor. No one has stolen it yet. Weird right? Let's see. Got the keyboard and office land which also is coming together quite swimmingly.

Yeah, we're getting there guys. so that's the update. That's uh, that's where we're at so far. uh with Project Shop, it's coming together more lights.

also a little bit at a time I Squeeze in an hour or two every day just to try to build this place up to where I want it to be. So that's the tour. Hope you guys enjoyed the tour. Let me know what you think about this place down in the comments section uh, below while you're down there.

don't forget to tap that like button. And as always, do not forget to have yourselves a great day. See you guys later! end of transmission.

100 thoughts on “Shop expansion update!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Parker says:

    Amazing progress from when you first move in. I am amazed that you leave things outside. Must be gated or a really safe area.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 5Dale65 says:

    Hey I live in Europe and indeed almost every shop has those oil-sucking machines. But for me it's not a trustworthy thing, it almost never suck all the oil out. Depends greatly on how the oil pan is shaped and where the dipstick tube enters it and at what angle.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ARednecksLife says:

    That Dodge 1500 out side covered in dust, what’s the deal with it??

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Williams says:

    Looking good. Thanks for the update.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy Williams says:

    Good on you, Ray!
    Played "spot the fire extinguisher" – is there one in the corner by the electrics/fuse box?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Rab * Hudson Hornet says:

    I would move the two host back from the wall so when you put a automobiles on you have room to work from the front if the automobile

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ColinWatters says:

    Like and subscribe ! Let's see if we can get Ray over 1/2 million subs.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eddy Mahon says:

    How did I miss this video? You’re the first channel I look for.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars goalie1guy says:

    Where are the fire extinguishers?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Hart says:

    Very good proud of you!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TWK Panbult Silo says:

    I know Ray did a poll a while ago if people liked the shorter or longer videos, but I find myself drawn much more to the 20 min and less videos than the longer ones as I do not really have almost an hour every night before bedtime to watch just one video.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S Hay says:

    That's a sporting rifle blowgun Ray.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Walt Friedrich says:

    Be aware that you need 6 inches of concrete to mount those lifts. I sold and installed many brands for 16 years including Wayne Benwil and Rotary

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Lord says:

    The problems our shop has is programming modules and hybrid/electric equipment Charger and aluminum cherry picker and so on

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Lord says:

    The fluid evacuator and fill machine i can see. The trans machine in my 35 years i stopped using them. Too many transmissions wouldnt shift afterwards Too many problems for a shop for $150 flush and the trans quits shifting. We lost alot of customers due to this crap because it was the shops fault because it was working before Just isnt worth the headache. Ive had. Honda. Ford. Chevy Toyota. Dodge all mess up. Nissan cvt trans the manufacturer says to replace not rebuild the cvt every 180k miles. Cvt junk

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Lord says:

    I havnt seen a brake lathe in any shop in over 10 years. The machines were too much. The bits too expensive. Too time consuming. Not cost effective. If its a captured rotor ive seen on car lathes but since ceramic brake pads came around the need to machine has died out. Its almost always less time consuming and in some cases cheaper to just replace the rotors

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Madd Dawg says:

    Please explain ignition Dwell.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Flyza787 says:

    It is really great to see you expand your business by using that space wisely and efficiently. Way to go, Ray!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Angelo Jones Jones says:

    I have to say that you have come a long way also. I would also like to say where you are going to add the fan I would add another garage door. That would add to your ventilation. It will also give you an easier travel for vehicles to come in and out of your Garage.
    I wouldn't mind working for you.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Toxic Misfits says:

    I love the content and great work keep it up

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Drapas says:

    Would you put Kirkland brand oil into a bmw?

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aaron Britt says:

    You should definitely invest in a second roll-up door. Then you can install the 3rd lift straight.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Höpöukko Jesse says:

    Amazing job Ray. So did you want more intros done? I would be happy to do so.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Abrahan Santiago says:

    You should paint the place. At least the floor.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brant Kensinger says:

    We mounted plastic containers on our lift posts for holding lug nuts, bolts, and plastic fender clips. Magnetic trays are great, but with how much plastic is on vehicles anymore, we realized that a tray would work better.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie Crown says:

    The only way is up Ray, I'd say the only regret you have about the shop is that you didn't do it long before now. Getting things done and kicking @$$ 👍👍👍

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Huntmachine says:

    Knock down that wall and put in another full size roller door! Then you can mount that new lift straight and not worry about clipping the corner every time you have to bring a car in and out. And solves the airflow problem too.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Randall Alton says:

    another straight bay with a door makes so mauch sense to me…I'd really consider it Ray. I know it's pricey.
    I suppose you could always reposition the lift if you do a bay door later though.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars thedillpickle100 says:

    You'll love that topside creeper. First one I sold the mechanic fell asleep on it. (His wife told on him.)

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TooBuckChuck says:

    Goddamn great for what, 4 months? Amazing and good on ya

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tristan Martinez says:

    Can I have that plywood when you knock the wall out

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Funar says:

    Love it, Ray. Just love it. Well done!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ShadeTree says:

    Haven't been able to stay caught up, now I'm feeling guilty but family comes first. Awesome progress, so happy for you.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Beirne says:

    Just a suggestion Work on security next all those expensive tools and equipment. Easier to keep them out than get them out. Great job with the shop.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Styles says:

    No friendly guard dog. Even friendly dogs can be cranky during off hours. Almost mandatory in shops on TV.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars julio says:

    God bless u and your shop it are coming together nicely am so happy for u

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russel Baird says:

    It’s coming along a step at a time . I have always wondered why the big lift is not the straight drive in lift , easier for the “big “ rigs . The smaller stuff can handle the turns better . Just me an my OCD I guess . You are doing great . Stay safe , have fun .

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Clark says:

    Ray, I would invest in a few more fire extinguishers, placed strategically around the shop, cause you never know, your doing good, from KY. fan

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars billfuddled says:

    Thanks for the tour and update, Ray. I see lots of good comments and suggestions here. You get to harness the power of the Internet with hundreds of "consultants" feeding their expertise for zero dollars! You get to cherry pick the best suggestions and make it work for you. Keep up the good work!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ZALBY Maintenance says:

    Awesome ! Good job Ray !

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Wells says:

    I like your thought process. You're a well organized person. thoroughly enjoying your videos. Keep up the excellent work.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! A Ray says:

    Lookin good!