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Old 02-13-2018, 09:19 PM   #21
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When we need a new garage door, we just wait for a neighbor to park her stick shift car in the driveway, leave it in neutral, not set the brake, and then let her insurance pick up the tab. I thought that's what everyone does.

That only works when the garage is downhill from the street
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:25 PM   #22
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That only works when the garage is downhill from the street
The grading of my driveway is a whole other story that I'm oping I can ignore until after one day selling the house.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:41 AM   #23
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LOL - that is one idea to get a new door...
But this is the door in question...

Downhill to the road...

(I'll get more info later - I just had this picture handy....)
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:28 AM   #24
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Ah, guess an SWX won't work, and you're going to be tight for height.
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Maybe it's time to build a pole barn?
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Maybe it's time to build a pole barn?
Close in that open side and it'd be good to go.
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Close in that open side and it'd be good to go.
Yeah... Might make sense to do that instead of a lift.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:44 PM   #28
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Hi guys -

The right (open) bay is where my 28' car trailer is (and I like it there).

The building is deep (36') so, when I put in a new door I can have the track installed angling up following the roof line... That will give enough room for the lifted car - I think.
Also - I would not put an opener on it. I would keep it manual.

I figure the door track would be something kind of like this...

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I don't know what the inside of your garage looks like, but from the outside it doesn't look like much more than an 8' ceiling (?) I'd say the image you posted is more like 12' if I had to guess.
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