Murdoch17

Smokeys Garage - vehicle repair shop modular building with 1950s tow truck - 75972 MOD - real world WIP

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I was inspired by Overwatch set 75972 (Dorado Showdown) to create this modular small town auto repair shop with 1950s tow truck called Smokeys Garage. The building features a raised platform for cars to roll onto and be worked on, with folding ramps to keep the broken-down vehicle in place.

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The front of the building. I've been working on this tow truck and building on and off basically since the Overwatch theme released in 2019.

NOTE: There are quite a few parts missing or lacking prints, including the sign out front and the billboard on the side of the building.

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The rear of the building featuring a few empty OCTAN-brand oil barrels and some old engines.

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The first floor of the building, with the ramps lowered for receiving a broken-down car. Several types of tools (will) hang from the walls.

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Upstairs on the second floor is the employee break room.

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The tow truck has been turned into a 6-studs wide 1950's-style tow truck, and seats one figure at the wheel.

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Rear of the truck. The hook is too high off the ground to actually pull anything...

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the cab roof is removable to seat the driver behind the wheel.

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So I started building the building in real life just to see how far I could get.
...Needless to say, I didn't get as far as I thought I would, as I've got a LOT of parts missing that I thought I had pulled out! As of now, I'm seriously questioning the integrity of my parts list but I think (hope?) this is only a minor speedbump on the road to getting this done in real life.

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Thanks to whichever Moderator front paged my MOC! It's always such a high honor to be seen there!

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That's a nice garage! It really has this 1950s small town feeling to it. I like that very much! I also like how you build the front of the truck :thumbup: Looking forward to see the garage build in real life.

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Very nice. I'd change the truck to a Dually, meaning it has dual rear wheels on either side, so it looks more heavy duty (and fits with its purpose).

Looking forward to seeing the finished build.

:thumbup:

 

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Are you planning to put the 2x4 tile from set 10743 in the build somewhere? Would go great!

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On 5/20/2024 at 7:08 AM, Yperio_Bricks said:

That's a nice garage! It really has this 1950s small town feeling to it. I like that very much! I also like how you build the front of the truck :thumbup: Looking forward to see the garage build in real life.

Thanks! A 1950s feel was my intent @Yperio_Bricks!

18 hours ago, yohai71 said:

Very nice. I'd change the truck to a Dually, meaning it has dual rear wheels on either side, so it looks more heavy duty (and fits with its purpose).

Looking forward to seeing the finished build.

:thumbup:

 

I'll look into that. Thanks for the suggestion @yohai71.

8 hours ago, Lemerbrix said:

Are you planning to put the 2x4 tile from set 10743 in the build somewhere? Would go great!

You are correct @Lemerbrix! I actually have a few other CARS 3 printed parts I'm gonna use as well.... but exactly which ones are a secret. :wink:

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Update:

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I've gotten a little further on my garage modular building without ordering anything. The parts list has been gone through, and it's only gonna cost a hair under $50 (before S&H, off course!) to finish this MOC when i get around to it.

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