Just in case you haven't seen the last episode. I decided to build a new shop next to my current shop in order to expand the content that i'm able to bring to the channel for 2021, not just with projects but car reviews as well. So it's going to be a lot of work for sure and a pretty substantial investment into the channel, but i think it's going to be well worth it i've run out of space in the old shop. So if i want to work on multiple projects, i kind of got to figure something out anyway, but i put the link to the last episode in the description below it was just awesome watching the crew put this structure up, i mean just absolutely cool, so definitely Check it out when you get a chance aesthetically, my goal for the shop is to make it look like an old school service station, so with these bay doors that i think are actually here now we move a little bit closer to achieving that goal. The company that i ordered this building from didn't have any other door options aside from the standard roll up doors that you would typically find in a metal building, just like the ones that i have in my old shop, they don't fit the look that i'm going For they wouldn't be insulated and they wouldn't allow any light to come in the good plus with a roll up door, though, is that it stays.
You know rolled up right there, instead of coming into the shop but i'm, not worried about that. I ended up contacting marvin's garage doors in east bend north carolina and they had the perfect doors so i'm going to end up getting insulated doors that are black on the outside and have windows from top to bottom. So they're going to look awesome. The backs of the doors are going to be white, so my plan is once i figure out what i'm doing for insulation is to hang up white metal walls with possibly a two tone – black um section down below here, so being that that's white it'll work out. Pretty good that's about centered be all right all right, so these are actually the doors i was originally thinking of for the shop they're aluminum. They have smaller grids and a lot more glass just beautiful doors, but they were just too far out of my budget. So i didn't really pursue it that much further, but come to find out. These doors are not insulated. So if i go through the effort of spray foam in the entire shop, which is also very expensive, it would be counterproductive to put three giant non insulated doors on there so i'm actually very happy. I ended up going with the doors that i did because again they are fully insulated and they still have a ton of glass. I love how they look. I mean it. It worked out great okay, so i am so freaking ecstatic over these doors.
They are absolutely stunning wow, so the guys just broke for lunch. While i wait for him to come back, let me talk about some of my content plans for 2021. I talked about this some in the last video, but i figured i would reiterate and clarify some stuff just so you guys have a better idea of my intentions for next year. Obviously with the shop. My big focus is the project content to be able to make content production a little bit easier and you know more fun than it is now because i've just run out of space and it's gotten really difficult to just work on one project. But i do realize that there are a number of you that don't really care for the project content and miss the car reviews, so that's. Why i poured this big pad or oversized pad in front of the new shop, is to give me a nice filming area for filming the car reviews. I am scheduled to start taking some press cars in december i'm, not sure when or what vehicles are going to be coming. But i just wanted to give you guys a heads up on that, especially as this shop starts to take shape at the whole old school service station vibe it's, going to give it a really cool backdrop, so i'm excited to start uh getting to work here. The thing is: i've always been passionate about older vehicles. It'S just who i am and youtube has given me an awesome platform to be able to explore that passion and do something that i truly enjoy with the car reviews.
You know i used to do all sorts of different. You know videos on just the most random cars out there, but you know it's it's, gotten old, trying to hustle around the dealerships you know taking the press. Cars is fun and again i'm going to start doing that again, but on a personal note i just feel like so many new vehicles nowadays are are so derivative and generic, like it's hard to find a vehicle that just has like a soul like if that makes Sense, i i don't know like cars from you know: 50, 60 even 70 years ago, just had so much character and and the styling and the cool technology that was coming out at that time. You know it wasn't, like you know the driver, assistance technology that we see nowadays, but it was like true, like mechanical innovation like really cool stuff and um. I just love learning about that because you know it's it's kind of dying off, unfortunately so i'm trying to explore my passion of the older vehicles and learn how to restore and and tackle all of the you know, the the the the. What am i trying to say all of the stuff that goes into restoration because it's, a tremendous amount of work and it's, not even it's, all the little details of things that you just don't think about and i've learned a lot over the last few years about How all of those little details can really mess you up sometimes, but i hope to be able to get more into the restoration stuff long term, whether that be through youtube or outside of youtube.
I don't know, but i just know that you know as stressful as this can be sometimes at the end of the day, it's incredibly rewarding when you get to experience the fruits of all of that labor and stress like like the 240. The 240, you know always is going to have its little. You know quirks and stuff that need to be worked through. I'Ve been working through little things on the s10 and stuff, but when you get in the seat and go out for a drive, you know all smiles unless there's a problem. But anyway, let me show you a couple things that i've picked up uh in the last few months, uh, to give you an idea of some of the things that i have um ideas about for the future. I do plan on filming a full tour video on this car at some point, so i don't want to show you guys too much, but this is a 1949 studebaker commander, starlight coupe it's, a very cool and very uncommon car i've, never seen one in person and It was kind of a random purchase, i didn't need it, but i saw it and i was like that's amazing i just i i had to have it. It makes me smile. I don't know what else to say: it's, also a very complete car it's missing a bunch of the stainless trim at the moment, because i took everything off or a lot of it off to take to a local guy that does stainless polishing and dent removal.
So here's some pictures of what it looked like when i first bought it again, very, very cool car but i'm, not sure what my intentions are for the car. I don't have any timeline as far as wanting to you know, get into a restoration or anything like that. This is way on down the line at the moment, i'm kind of just going to use it as a prop for the new shop to fit the whole vintage service station vibe, and i actually found an original studebaker service sign from 1949. So that's pretty amazing. I'Ll end up hanging it somewhere around the car, wherever i decide to put it, but i don't know it's just it's a really really neat car. Whenever i look at it, i just can't help but smile the trouble with wanting to restore something like this. Is that it's not like a tri five chevy, where you can buy every little piece to rebuild the car from the ground up it's tricky, finding parts for these and i've gotten really really lucky with finding a bunch of new old stock like body panels and interior Trim pieces so i'm, not too worried about that for now, it's a very solid car overall. As far as uh you know, the frame and whatnot it's got some body rot. You know all the typical stuff of these cars like trunk pan, and you know the rockers like that one's laying on the ground right there because it's, you know worse than swiss cheese, but i'm, really really excited about what this car could become one day, because you Know one of the jokes from back in the day was you know the car had an identity crisis, it didn't know if it was coming or going because you got this big wrap around window back here and at certain angles.
The back end almost looks like the front end, so it's, just a a neat quirky, weird car, that um, you know it's it's, just from a time where it was so far ahead, and you know we're, just not gon na see anything like this again and you Know it makes me sad, but i'm also really fortunate to have come across something like this and um. You know i don't know time will tell we'll see how it uh how it goes, but i do really really want to restore this at some point. Here'S another one of my recent acquisitions i'm really excited to introduce this to the channel officially at some point but i'm, just not there. Yet this is a 1989 chevrolet k5 blazer that runs and drives great. It definitely needs some cosmetic love, but the guys just got back from lunch, so go ahead and let them finish installing all of the doors and then i'll talk about this some more well. The first spring is in place all right. Well, the doors are finished and they turned out fantastic. The guys just left the only downside with using this type of door for a shop is overall clearance. So, even though i've got 14 foot walls, the tracks are about 10 and a half feet off the ground which, for how i'm wanting to design this shop that really wasn't a big deal, i'm exploring different lift options. So you know there's still plenty of choices available.
Obviously, you would have all of the clearance in the world if uh you just got the traditional roll up doors but again it's, just not the direction i wanted to take and i'm really really happy with how these turned out. They are absolutely beautiful. The only thing that i might still do later on is add some uh motors. They actually make some motors that go on the the side of the the bar, where the spring is so. It won't take up even more space in the middle of here like a traditional garage door opener. So that would be pretty cool. You know after the electric's done later on, but to be honest with how they um, you know, i guess adjusted the tension on the springs. These doors are really not that hard to open so not too concerned with it right now that made the shop it's really coming together. Now very nice, all right i'm – pretty much done here, but before i close the video out, let me give you guys a quick peek at the blazer, just like the studebaker. I plan on filming a full video on this at some point. So i'll keep you guys up to date on that. My next big focus is going to be the chevelle. So right now, um i've made a lot of progress on the 240sx i'm, probably going to take another break on that for a little while and try to wrap up the s10 and introduce the chevelle um.
Well, i already did an intro video back in july or something but i'm actually going to start working on the car, so i'm very excited about that. So uh stay tuned and subscribe. If you haven't already, because uh that's gon na be a really fun project, but when the s10 is completed or or pretty much done as far as the channel is concerned, i want to introduce the blazer and of course, that all depends on the progress or where I'M, currently at with the chevelle, these are definitely getting harder to find when it comes to finding one that's decent for a reasonable price. This one is in really good shape overall underpinnings and everything are really really good. It does have some body rot, so i'm gon na have to replace things like some floor pans and fenders, and you know yada yada yada, but thankfully parts for these are a lot easier to find than studebaker parts so i'm, not too worried about it. This was actually a one owner truck it's got about a 151 000 miles on it, a fuel injected or throttle body fuel injected 350. It runs and drives really really good, i've actually driven it quite a bit. It has a 31 gallon fuel tank, which was actually standard, so that's, pretty incredible when gas prices drop. I can stock up on this, even though it probably gets like 13 miles to a gallon, but these are very special. I think – and you know, they're getting more and more popular just like c10s, just because there's, nothing else like it and the new blazer chevrolet came out with is nothing like these, unfortunately um, so it just it just makes them cooler and even more special.
In my eyes, so this will be a fun project whenever the time comes i'm, not sure the direction i'm gon na take on it yet but uh i'm very, very happy. I came across this. I actually bought an 86 chevy c10 long bed about a year year and a half ago, and i was going to do something with that on the channel. But i decided not to because you know everybody seems to really like the short beds and it was kind of rough like lots and lots of dents and everything, and it was just it wasn't worth it so i'm glad. I gave up on that in favor of this i'd much much much rather restore or do whatever on one of these blazers. Because they're i mean they're, just awesome. Well, everyone that's going to wrap it up for this video. I hope you all enjoyed, please don't forget to leave a like below. I really appreciate it. It helps the videos, a lot i'll see you on the next one.