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#1 Windog1

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 09:23 PM

Ok, so funny story (only to others, I am still p*sed off). I had a nice new house built. Three car garage and the whole works. We moved in two weeks ago, and we finally got our driveway poured. So today was the day I could finally park all our cars in the garage. And low and behold, my 1999 Silverado LT Extended Cab is 6" too long. The darn garage door won't shut. Now the only customizations I have on my truck are custom tires, nothing that is going to affect the length. Everything else is stock. Selling the truck is not an option either. Any suggestions on the bumpers or good aftermaket bumpers that will help me get in my garage. My current thought is to take off the back bumper and put on a roll pan. I belive that will give me the 6" I need but it will still be very close. Any ideas for the front bumper??? I hate to do this, but I really need my truck and do not want to park it outside all the time. Also, part two of my question. If I put on a roll pan, do I lose my cabilities for a trailer hitch. Anyhow, thanks for all your suggestions and help.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 11:03 PM

Ok, so funny story (only to others, I am still p*sed off). I had a nice new house built. Three car garage and the whole works. We moved in two weeks ago, and we finally got our driveway poured. So today was the day I could finally park all our cars in the garage. And low and behold, my 1999 Silverado LT Extended Cab is 6" too long. The darn garage door won't shut. Now the only customizations I have on my truck are custom tires, nothing that is going to affect the length. Everything else is stock. Selling the truck is not an option either. Any suggestions on the bumpers or good aftermaket bumpers that will help me get in my garage. My current thought is to take off the back bumper and put on a roll pan. I belive that will give me the 6" I need but it will still be very close. Any ideas for the front bumper??? I hate to do this, but I really need my truck and do not want to park it outside all the time. Also, part two of my question. If I put on a roll pan, do I lose my cabilities for a trailer hitch. Anyhow, thanks for all your suggestions and help.

Is it up against the wall or a curb?If its a curb I ran some bricks and drove up on top of the curb hope this helps.


Edited by mes, 11 October 2007 - 11:04 PM.

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#3 Tucson_02Silverado

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 11:40 PM

Are restricted by a Home Owner's Association?
http://trex.id.iit.e.../institut_1.htm

There's rollpans with hide-a-hitch options behind a license plate.

You can waste floor space and build a ramp to a height that brings the truck all the way in. Depending upon how it's built, it could have an access door or two to access some space within it for storage

X would be the wheel stop curb,

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#4 silverado04

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:03 AM

Dats Funny Right Dare Now I Don't care who you are dats some funny sh!t!!!!

then you still won't have room to get ot it cept through the big door.. this has me rolling!!! LoL..

do like some would, call the contractors and tell them they goofed up on the garage.... HA HA LoL...
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:19 AM

When I had my house built last year I made sure I took a look at the actual garage dimensions...

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:26 AM

My truck will fit if I back it in but not if I drive it in.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:58 AM

Add a small addition to the back (lean to) of the garage for the nose of the truck to fit in. This was popular in the 50's when cars got longer and wouldn't fit in the garage anymore.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 06:43 AM

Tell the wife your selling the house! Stop taking crap out of the boxes, you're moving!

Priceless!!

You can always modify the door to accomodate moving it out a foot and shingling top. Make it look like you planned it this way.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:51 AM

When I built my first house back in 1992, the builder screwed up and made the garage 22' deep instead of 24' per plans. The house was framed, but not yet sided or shingled when I noticed it. I made them re-dig, pour new footings, add foundation and move the front wall out 2 feet. My current home has a 22' deep garage, but my truck fits with only about 2 1/2 ft to spare, so I put the laser pointers on the ceiling to mark my position for accurate parking so I can still walk in front of the truck.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:06 AM

I literally have a total of 4 inches to spare in my garage for my '07 Silverado crew cab. When the garage door is shut, I cannot walk either in front of or behind the truck. It's rather annoying but still better than letting it sit outside all of the time. I have fishing string with a weight tied to it hanging from the ceiling...I pull in extremely slowly until it touches the windshield. Talk about a close call.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:26 AM

You don't need that extra 2' in the dining room do you?

Just park it REALLY FAST tonight...It'll fit.
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#12 silverado04

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:34 AM

I have a truck shorten'er forsale, it allows you to remove as much as you want but recommends only up to 16'' but you could buy this advise cheap... LoL.

really though the lean too on the back wall would be what I would look into if its really that big of a deal. I would besure that it would allow for a crew cab Long box.... and maybe even a bench.. ]

I still can not believe they build garages so small.. LoL..
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:26 AM

The roll pan out back, and you could re-adjust the front bumper. Pull it in an inch if there is the room for adjustment.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:45 AM

My truck will fit if I back it in but not if I drive it in.

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I agree. My 1/2T Crew would only fit if I backed it in. Going forward the front tires hit the stop with a foot of room in front of the truck. Backing in almost to the wall worked fine.

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:54 AM

You could try cutting out a section of garage wall in the shape of your bumper(if it's sheetrocked) and see if that works. I remember someone who did that and it worked just fine.

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