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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-27-2014, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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New garage build

Due to changes in vehicles, I haven't been on this site too much, up until recently. The reason for my come back is I have on order a 2015 Colorado LT. Previously I had a 2008 colorado.

In between, my vehicle was a 2010 Camaro SS modified, which is currently up for sale if anyone is interested.

But we also have a 2013 Corvette 427 60th anniversary edition convertible.

However, they were simply sitting on a dirt driveway with no protection:


So we then decided, a garage was needed!!!

We had some issues with the contractor because the contract was signed in September of 2013 with the expectancy that it would be finished in time for Christmas 2013. Unfortunately the contractor was a dipshit and pushed back many a deadlines.

And we had to experience evils such as this:


Finally, 4/10/14: We have groundbreaking




















4/12/14: first layer of concrete down:








2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

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4/19/14: We had progress today!!!











Some day time pics of yesterdays progress







4/21/14: Looks like the foundation pieces are done. Maybe framing to start:




4/28/14: Came home to this today:






2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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4/29/14: Today's progress:






5/10/14: Got some updates:

Wednesday they put 99% of the roof shingles on:


Friday afternoon, we got a door!!!



They showed up this morning to finish the roof shingles and do the siding:






2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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6/5/14: I know it's been quite a while since this has been updated but its been quite a while since we had workers out here. Hence a very angry phone call last Friday so we've had some progress this week:





New floor:




New front door:




New rear door:



Still to come, the driveway and the electricity and insulation. Hopefully all of that will be done next week. I know the driveway is supposed to be.
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2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

***NOTE***
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6/12/14: Some driveway progress, if you want to call it that:



6/16/14: We have concrete!!!


Time to pour a driveway!!!


















Truck almost getting stuck in the mud:




2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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6/17/14: Some pictures from today:









6/22/14: So my girlfriend got me some new garage decor:





7/12/14: Even though the insides of the garage aren't done, at least we can house the cars in them for now:




2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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7/19/14: The electrician decided he finally wanted to stop by this week:







7/27/14: Spent this weekend installing and wiring up the cameras. Next part is to dig the trench for the conduit and actually have the connection of the cameras to the DVR

Driveway camera:


Rear door camera


South side interior camera


North side interior camera




Cars out in the driveway enjoying the sun:



8/1/14: So Thursday, the insulation guy showed up:








Then today, the sheet rock guy did his job:






2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

***NOTE***
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8/2/14: Spackle guy showed up this morning. If you can see the cinder blocks down at the base, you'll notice white painted lines. I painted those so I'll know where the frame studs are for mounting purposes.








8/11/14: Heat pump installed:





2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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8/15/14: Electrician finalized his work today. We have power!!! And of course working lights!!! And outlets!!!


















8/16/14: Made another Home Depot run this morning after going to the bank. Got some inside light upgrades (since my gf likes the warm white color we're keeping the outside lights as halogens):



Then I got the walk in door knob and lock system:






2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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8/17/14: Finally got the security cameras up and running:


9/26/14: Finally, a new apron:






2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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10/19/14: Put up some DJ speakers for in garage music:






10/25/14: So I finally got my Adams section set up in the garage:






2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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Garage looks awesome! Who did you use as far as contractors/builders? I'm also in Sayrevillle and looking to put one up. Also have a C6 and looking at getting a Colorado.
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Garage looks awesome! Who did you use as far as contractors/builders? I'm also in Sayrevillle and looking to put one up. Also have a C6 and looking at getting a Colorado.
we used Robert Downey but he's a douchebag. When the work was being done it was for the most part nice (we already have a crack in the floor of the garage) but it took almost 6 months for him to complete the garage.

His people made promises and he was never able to fulfill them. Then he tried to apply the issue on us like it was our fault. We ended up firing him at the end of Oct early Nov because he was just a nightmare to deal with at that point. He's completely unorganized when it comes to an office person and he has no touch with his contractors about when **** needs to be done.

Back in early June, his secretary called us up and told us to expect the electrician the week of June 20th. We were set to go to Carlisle for the GM Nationals that weekend so having the electrician there that week would have been great because I was off work. Come that week, no electrician. The following week his secretary calls me up telling me that before he can proceed with the electrician, we need to sign more paperwork. Seriously?!?!? So we complete the paperwork, send it back. We then get a call telling us the electrician will be there the week of July 10th. So 3 weeks after HIS PEOPLE set the expectation, he went against it and made it longer.

Something similar happened with the insulation and drywall guys. His people told us a certain week. 3 weeks later they show up unannounced, after we had specifically told him we need notice. The reason we need notice is my girlfriend cannot drive stick which means she cannot move the Vette. So we needed at least 1 days advance notice so I can have the Vette moved before anyone comes to work. We asked the contractors when were they set up for, they told us "oh bob just called us 2 days ago".


After paying him $36000 out of the total $44000, he then threatened legal action on us because he thought we weren't going to pay the final $8000 balance.

2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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Typical.

For small jobs we've used Lowe's the last few years with good luck. They're still local contractors, but if they do a bad job or delayed they don't get paid by Lowe's or any return work. A lot different when they lose potentially hundreds of customers instead of just one customer.

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sounds like a lot of money for a big hassle. the garage looks really good though.
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sounds like a lot of money for a big hassle. the garage looks really good though.
it was quite a bit of hassle. We originally signed the contract in September of 2013 with the deadline set it would have been done before Christmas 2013. Due to the contractor stalling, the ground breaking didn't occur till spring 2014. Then all of the headaches during the build and everything else. Luckily the last thing I have to do now is just paint the inside of it and we're done.

2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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Can't believe its been over a year since I've updated this. But everyone was wondering about the garage door out the back. Well here is the answer:

Prep and measuring:






First ground breaking:



Tubing install:



Running the electrical conduit:



Start of the retaining wall:








Completion of the retaining wall:




2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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Stone base filled in:





2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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Wooden planks set up for cement bases:




Cement bases poured:






Stone flooring placed:







Stone floor finished:




It now has use:





2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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of course we had to add a hot tub:
Ed-Lt likes this.

2015 Laser Blue Colorado LT
CC, 4X4, V6, SB

Mods:
LED light bar - 32"
HID headlights
LED fog lights
LED high beams
LED reverse lights
LED license plate lights
LED visor lights
LED dome lights
LED switchback front turn signal lights
LED cargo light turn signal conversion
LED bed lights
LED tail lights
LED sidemarkers
Canyon swapped tail lights
Red painted calipers
Supermod ported throttle body
Silver metallic rally stripes
Super Skidz skid plate
Volant CAI

Have a Colorado but want Canyon tail lights? Or vice versa CLICK HERE

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