The Bird is in The Nest

1964 Ford Falcon in Garage
You may recognize the beak of a different bird poking into the shot

For those of you also suffering from a mix of severe packratism, too many projects and not enough space, you know how much of a victory this is.

1964 Ford Falcon in Garage

That is all.

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  1. She sleeps sound I see, protected from the odd shower or passing squawkdron of pooping fowl… snug in her bed. Yet her roommate under the tarp calls to her in a language she has yet to begin to understand. The language of speed…. I see a great future for her. Sleep well great lass, under yer bastion o' protection.

  2. Congratulations! It's a great feeling, I know, as for the first time in ten years I'm able to put my two favorites in the garage.

  3. I am about to win this battle myself. Finally got a place with a decent sized garage. My LTD takes up one half, currently some furniture and other stuff I need to sell takes up the other half, but hopefully only for another week or so. Then finally the Porcubimmer will get to reside at my own home instead of at my dad's place 30 miles away. Oh how nice it will be to tinker on the car during the week instead of weekends only!
    My girlfriend is greatly looking forward to this moment as it means I will only be 50 feet away when I'm "gone" all Saturday, heh.

  4. "That is all." Yes that is all that matters. That is all that is right with the Hooniverse.
    I think the Falcon has made my list of cars to get. The more I see of them the more I want. Great pics btw.

  5. Congrats and I am officially jealous, of both the garage and the vehicles. Awesome that you have a place to work in shelter. And who cares if the tire is flat – people should be clamoring left and right to won the glorious legacy that is the Uberbird!

  6. Every garage needs a whiteboard.
    My hope is to get the upstairs of Project House Hell completed in the next few months while Mrs. engineerd toils away on Saturdays preparing people's taxes. Then this summer I will run power out to the garage (a short in the buried line to the garage has currently rendered my garage powerless) and gut it and put in some shelves/work benches/lights/whiteboard.
    That's the plan, anyway.

    1. I am starting to look around for a truck. I tow and go out to the desert enough that it's silly not to have one, and it'll replace the Crown Vic as my dad's daily driver. He wants to park in the garage, so I have to find a truck big enough to tow but small enough to fit in his garage. Looks like an F150 super cab short bed will BARELY fit, heh.

      1. Dakota with the 4.7L or a Tacoma V6 (that you can get with a 6 speed!) are the potential shopping list for a truck for us.
        Both are robust enough to for occasional tow duty (be sure to get a tranny cooler and the 9.25" rearend on the Dodge), but no designed to look (and be) as big as possible.
        The Dodge is gonna be cheaper and would probably tow better, but the Taco will hold it's value, be better offroad and has 1000x the aftermarket support.

    2. I bet after shutting the garage door, you stood back, smiled, and admired that for a while! (because I know that's exactly what I would have done)
      Oh wait, yeah, of course you did… you even took pictures!

  7. Man, the work I could get done if I had a decent garage. Several PCH projects have passed me by because of this. There is no shortage of PCH where I live, and it's probably a good thing that I don't have the right facility to work on such things. I'd be the King of the Junkmongers.

  8. The more I see of it, the more I want to go and retrieve the Rambler so that she may be somehow resurrected. She apparently was finally located recently, so I no longer have to lament not knowing where she's gone, and have only to lament not being able to rescue her properly.

  9. I'm envious. My Dad and I's garage space is filled up- what with my Trans Am, the Corvette and the sad dilapidated '57, there's no room for the pair of 735i's i found on craigslist. I'm convincing myself that a big 6cyl executive car would make a great winter car in hopes to cram one last beast into that barn…

  10. I actually have looked at the Dakota, and they are appealing size-wise. But they get similar mileage as a 5.4 F150 but with less HP and a smaller bed. I had my dad measure his garage and an F150 will fit with about a foot to spare front-to-rear.

    1. Dakotas sound like a good idea, but I have a buddy who has one that he uses to haul a pop-up camper. Even though it's a four-wheel drive, he's afraid to take it into anyplace that's rough because to him it feels overloaded, and I don't think those little shortbed campers weigh much. I'd go with a fullsize shortbed truck, if space is an issue.

  11. I have been using the kids' sidewalk chalk to draw and make notes on the garage floor. The problem with that method is they sometimes like to "help me" by mopping up necessary numbers and dimensions.

  12. I have a three-car garage. Two bays are taken up with the two daily-driver cars and the third is full with the garbage cans, a pile of bikes and scooters, a treadmill, workbench, and a rocking couch (the couch that rocks). One day that third bay will hold a PCH. One day…

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