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Old 09-05-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Offering free (yes free) garage, tools and help at my place in North York/Toronto

I have lately had the idea of opening up my private garage to other fellow BMW enthusiasts. I think it would be a great way to meet others who have similar interests.

To be clear I am not offering just my garage, or just my tools, I am offering people my help. I enjoy working on cars, and do not mind sparing some of my free time. I will not do it all for you, I will help you work on your own car.

I have a reasonable array of tools (all the usual wrenches/sockets/ratchets) including but not limited too a mig welder, Industrial vice, bench grinder, compressor + airtools, sawzall and a fair amount of speciality tools including a OBDII scanning tool/software. That being said, I do this as a hobby so I am not as equiped as a professional shop is, but im slowly getting there

Some things to consider:
-I am not responsible for any damage or injuries that may occur, at the end of the day I am helping YOU do work on your own car.
-I am a fourth year university student, so consider that I may be busy at times and you will be on my schedule.
-Helping to clean up after working on your car is appreciated
-I reserve the right to refuse to help anyone at anytime, remember im doing this for free
-If you use my supplies, I would appreciate if you pay for them

I am helping completely for free, however if we do what would be hundreds of dollars worth of work, I have two options for donations (neither for profit):

-First thing is buying and donating tools from a list I will compile to help out future people who will come by to get some work done on their car.
-Second thing is to donate toward the rent of the garage itself. I spend $140/month for the Space.

Both are completely optional.

Most of my experience and passion lies in E30's.

Here is a picture of my place:

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #2
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Very cool idea and thanks for putting it out there for the community!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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No hoist lol where is the shop??
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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no dyno either? how are you suppose to see if any real improvements were made.

also where's the bathroom? presume it's behind that door.

you are quite the enthusiast...hope no one rips you off.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #5
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Very cool idea. I have my own garage to use, but where is this place located.

Like it was said earlier, I hope nobody takes advantage.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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Very cool idea. I have my own garage to use, but where is this place located.

Like it was said earlier, I hope nobody takes advantage.
Around the York university area. Some jobs are easier to do with extra hands or you may need different tools you may not have, so feel free to let me know

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #7
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I have an e30 5 speed swap I've been putting off. Maybe I will do it here. Thanks for this btw

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #8
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:03 PM   #9
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i am curious, that amount you pay for rent?

is this a condo complex with a exterior garage and you are renting a garage?
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
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Are you going to rape people?
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:26 AM   #11
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Are you going to rape people?
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:36 AM   #12
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ya cause "donating" to anything but a non profit charity is not for profit.

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Old 09-07-2012, 07:42 AM   #13
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #14
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That is very generous and excellent idea BUT...

I would be checking with insurance and your personal liability with this project.
Many of these "self help" garages have disppeared for that very reason. All it takes is one ding-dong to hurt himself and blame you...

Just my 5 cents man...
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #15
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And I thought it was illegal to touch one single bolt on someone elses car outside of a shop if you aren't a licensed mechanic?
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