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Old 05-01-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Stop those door dings....

I have a two car garage and one of my previous cars eventually ended up getting minor door dings from my daily driver. I decided to throw something together that was simple, cheap, looked pretty good and you wouldnt trip over. Put some rebar inside the lower section to keep it stable. Made this about two years ago and it works great.....



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Old 05-01-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hey that ain't a bad idea! My wife is a little to close for comfort in our garage. Nice job
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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I have a two car garage and one of my previous cars eventually ended up getting minor door dings from my daily driver.
It sounds like you're saying you ding your own cars? I think there's an easier solution to fix that!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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Isn't easier just to be careful when opening your door?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Isn't easier just to be careful when opening your door?
You can be careful, but accidents still happen. This way, you can't have accidents. I'm tempted to make one of these.

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Good idea...but not "idiot-proof"...lol...I'd drive off in the Camaro, and forget to move that thing out of the way first!...lol...then what do you have?...lol
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:42 PM   #8
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It sounds like you're saying you ding your own cars? I think there's an easier solution to fix that!
Thanks for your wonderfull insight! The car/cars that i was referring to were a Camaro that i had for TWENTY years and a Buick GN that i had for about FIFTEEN years.....does not matter how carefull you are you will eventually get minor dings not to mention both cars survived a wife and girlfriends durring that time who were not as OCD as me. You keep two cars for over fifteen years and get back to me.
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Nice looking contraption, but why not wrap the pipe insulation on the vertical pieces as well?
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Is it possible that you might tend to be more careless with your doors since you know no damage will occur if you accidentally let a door go?
And since you are "conditioned" to be less careful with your doors, are you more likely to be careless with a door when out in public?
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Nice looking contraption, but why not wrap the pipe insulation on the vertical pieces as well?
You could but there is really no need. The foam on the horizontal pieces hit the car and prevent the PVC legs from rubbing against the car and other car doors are convex and only hit along the areas i have the foam. I did not glue the one side so the foam can be easily replaced. If you have not already noticed they are pool noodles.
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Don't know about you guys, but my "2" car-garage is a joke as far as actually putting two cars in it. I decided to just park the Camaro in the "middle" and I can open the doors all the way without hitting anything.
OP...good idea if I did two cars...thanks...but I'm spoiled with just one for now!
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FEN, thanks for sharing a great idea, i am making one.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #14
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Is it possible that you might tend to be more careless with your doors since you know no damage will occur if you accidentally let a door go?
And since you are "conditioned" to be less careful with your doors, are you more likely to be careless with a door when out in public?
Im carefull all the time and respect other peoples cars more than my own. As mentioned previously no matter how carefull you are in a garage, after an extended period of time dings will occur....if not by you then by a significant other, a friend, or children. I dont think having this in any way makes "me" more careless in public places.
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That's why I only park the Camaro in my 2 car garage.
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That's why I only park the Camaro in my 2 car garage.
Same here...Even without dings, I need the room from a wide open door, just to get in or out!...lol
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Same here...Even without dings, I need the room from a wide open door, just to get in or out!...lol
I wish my garage was just 3' wider.
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that is genius!
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.....and you can get the pool noodles in any color you want.
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Cool idea!!
Nice job.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #21
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I wish my garage was just 3' wider.
Me too...lol...Yeah, only consolation for me is I don't have two cars worth parking in the same garage!...lol
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #22
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Mass produce them and sell them to Wal-Mart!...they could stack them in the lot, (just like shopping carts), for all those worried about parking to use!!...lol
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #23
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Good idea...but not "idiot-proof"...lol...I'd drive off in the Camaro, and forget to move that thing out of the way first!...lol...then what do you have?...lol
You could have the bottom portion facing the other way...another Idea would be to have it hanging from the ceiling.
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You could have the bottom portion facing the other way...another Idea would be to have it hanging from the ceiling.
Good thought!...It could just hang freely in the middle of both cars, and serve the same purpose for both car's doors without needing to ever be moved!
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #25
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Thats why I leave my Camaro out in the driveway. lol

But anyhow good idea thanks for sharing.
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