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Old 02-10-2019, 04:04 PM
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The law of gravity, that is. Personally, I'm outraged that the tiny shelf pins couldn't hold hundreds (thousands?) of pounds of car parts. Not to mention the half ton of tires and wheels on top. Not smart, frankly. It didn't start out that way, it kinda grew over time. And like that Bucking Donkey game we all wished we had as kids, it finally let go with too much weight:



So, I stripped the cupboard and sort of rebuilt it with wooden shelf strips and PVC/2x4 center struts so it'll at least have a hope. And I tossed some parts, and will rearrange...



Some of the heavier stuff, like starters, will get relegated to the bottom shelf with intakes and so on....

So that's my unplanned project for the weekend. And yep, it -was- loud when it came down!

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I could never live there.
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You should challenge Ohm's law next. Have next of kin report your findings.
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I could never live there.
True, but I could dump my garbage there.
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thank god,your a bigger ''PACK RAT'' then I am
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Gravity. The one law that is very difficult to break.
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There is no gravity.......the earth sucks.
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Back in the 40-50's it was common to have stamped steel kitchen cabinets......I have one out of stainless even......and so I got a kitchen job from an old condo building, and out came a ton of old steel painted boxes.....thery were green, but painted white over the decades.....

they in my garage and work shop/trash room.....even have a maple counter top from a tear out.....

they don't break, period.....

my Snap off top box sets on an old school house projection cart, like for showing movies to a class of kids.....once again, steel.....with shelves.....
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There is no gravity.......the earth sucks.
Maybe you could find another planet to live on.
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You should challenge Ohm's law next. Have next of kin report your findings.
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Originally Posted by 05c6silververt View Post
You should challenge Ohm's law next. Have next of kin report your findings.
That's actually somewhat clever, but a little harsh. You'll learn how to operate that new brain over time, slowly, a bit at a time, tin man.

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I could never live there.
Yeah, given the property tax bill every year, that's a damned safe bet.

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thank god,your a bigger ''PACK RAT'' then I am
I keep only stuff that I cannot replace, cannot easily find on eBay. The original date coded Q-Jet off my big block truck, a date code-correct alternator for my 2+2, a ported LT1 intake, and then some mundane stuff like one power steering pump, one alternator, one starter. It's nice and tidy when the shelves are level.

I have about 20 of those cabinets and one is full of old car parts, so that doesn't really make me a pack rat. As proof, I keep 1-2 empty for new stuff.

I completely rebuild and organized it, but it's beautiful now, and OT doesn't merit it.

Shelves are clean, doors are closed and **** is lined up. Probably neater than the haters, at least the ones that do their own work.

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Hope you got them door gaps spaced to match.
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At some point everything has its breaking point. You found it for the shelves.
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TAnd yep, it -was- loud when it came down!
Had a 3-tier wall-mount bookshelf in the bedroom come down about 3AM one time. I think that's the most scared I have ever been in my life!

Look at the bright side - you've been meaning to reorganize all that stuff for a long time. Now you finally got'er done.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:46 AM
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Had a 3-tier wall-mount bookshelf in the bedroom come down about 3AM one time. I think that's the most scared I have ever been in my life!

Look at the bright side - you've been meaning to reorganize all that stuff for a long time. Now you finally got'er done.
I once had an apartment closet come down at 3AM that I thought was an Earthquake, or maybe the apocalypse, given how loud it was. But you're right, this cabinet needed a "going through" anyway and now it's neat and organized!
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Maybe you could find another planet to live on.
gonna need more push pins
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