How many cars can I fit in 30x40? - Vintage Mustang Forums
Vintage Mustang Forum
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us
» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Go Back   Vintage Mustang Forums > General Discussion > General Discussion (Non-Vintage Mustang)
Vintage-Mustang.com is the premier Ford Mustang Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2009, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Terre Haute, IN, USA
Posts: 2,236
Send a message via ICQ to boss351 Send a message via AIM to boss351
Default How many cars can I fit in 30x40?

Getting ready to build a pole barn, 30x40x12. Wondering if anyone has a similiar size, and how many cars can you fit in it? Will i have enough room for a lift and 2 cars and still be 'comfortable'?
__________________
David Flak
1968 Mustanghttp://home1.gte.net/res00w92/images/sigline.jpg
VISIT MY WEBSITE: http://home1.gte.net/res00w92/
boss351 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-24-2009, 07:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
lethal289's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,775
Default

what side is your door on, if its on the 30 foot side, you can put three rows of two, if its on the 40 foot side, it would be a little harder to put 2 deep. My buddy has a 28 x 40, with 3 doors on the 40 foot side, and you'd be hard pressed to put more then 3 in there. Of course there is a work bench the runs the entire length of the back wall.
lethal289 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 08:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
Jim
Senior Member
 
Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: In Your Head...
Posts: 7,032
Default Re: How many cars can I fit in 30x40?

My shop is 30x36. 22x30 has an 8' ceiling, and 14x30 has a 12' ceiling. As you can see, I can pretty easily fit 4 cars with one on the lift. But much of my shop is taking up with equipment, storage, 4 go karts, a motorcycle, a bathroom, a sink and work benches and a nice table and chairs for BS'ing. How many cars would fit would depend highly on how big the cars are and how much other stuff you have. Mine are all fairly small.
What I did in the planning stages was draw a scale plan view of the garage and of the things I wanted to put in it. That would give you a better idea how your items would fit. Also remember that when you say 30x40, unless you specified differently, that's an outside dimension. Since mine is insulated with finished walls, it's a bit smaller than that.





Jim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 08:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Terrell,Texas
Posts: 1,901
Default Re: How many cars can I fit in 30x40?

I have had five in mine,that is with two stored against the wall.My door is on the 30' side.
__________________
[b][color:"red"]FastE
'73 Mach 1[/color]351C"Q",C6'3L25 White deluxe,folddown,gauges,added factory ram air and magnum 500s.Bought Sep.3'1973
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...3/88025a63.jpg
FastE is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 09:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
doug ford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Nelsonville, Ohio
Posts: 2,697
Default

The configuration of your doors will determine how many you can fit in it. I've had a couple of 30X40 buildings, the one with dual overhead doors in the 30' end would fit five comfortably but the one with two doors in the 40' side made it a lot harder.
If you put the doors in the 30' end though you'll have to jockey cars around to get the ones in the back out.
__________________
Doug
1968 modified fastback, aluminum 427 tunnelport 4 speed toploader
1968 coupe 289
'07 Shelby GT500, black with tungsten stripes
1995 SVT Cobra
http://www.cardomain.com/id/d_ford
Videos of my fastback at https://www.youtube.com/user/ohiofirelt?feature=guide
http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_i...0022_large.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/DSC_7381.jpg
doug ford is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 10:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Sandy, Utah
Posts: 7,556
Default

Hi Jim,

What kind of car is the one which is closest to the viewer in the second picture?

Thanks.

John Harvey
__________________
5R08A, "298"(+.060, 6,000+ rpm), T-10, Crane XR-i, Disc (F), Dual Master, Heim Strut Rods - Spherical Bearing LCAs, Roller Perches, Arning Drop, 1" & 75" Anti-Sway Bars, Export & Monte Carlo, "functional" hood scoop, and GW Subframes.

Victory Red, Eagle Wheels, Power Antenna, White Int. w/ Black trim, Right & *Left* Indicators, Tach, Cruise, and a Glass Rear Window.

http://i1325.photobucket.com/albums/...psb38dc213.jpg
JSHarvey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 10:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
Jim
Senior Member
 
Jim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: In Your Head...
Posts: 7,032
Default

John,
It's a '74 TVR 2500M. The white car is also a '74 2500M.
-Jim
Jim is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
Supporting Member
Myopic
 
dodgestang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Omnipresent
Posts: 16,428
Default How many cars can I fit in 30x40?

I have a 52x40 pole barn but because of the way I designed it I have a main room that is 32x40.

In that room you can easily put 6 cars with no lift or work benches: 2 rows deep to 40' of 3 rows across simply pulled and parked. If you want to start stacking you could prob get 5 in sideway along one wall and then 2 pulled in straight down the other for a total of 7 crammed in...I have had 5 cars in the garage...2 shells pushed in close to the wall, 2 cars parked, and one car being worked on. Even with a lift you could still fit 6 cars in roughly the same configuration.

However, I said this is without work benches...so if 30x40 is your total working area I would say are looking at 4 (5 if you count putting on the lift and putting it in the air and parking one under it) with workbenches along the 40 foot wall on one side.

2 shells 'stacked' close to the wall


Room for a full size truck plus more in front....(right now I have a boat sitting in this location)


If you look close you will see that I also have 2 other mustangs in the picture.

I'll post up a bunch of pics off various fill levels of cars and stuff in the 32x40 section of my pole barn



The window you see in this photo by the white mustang is at teh 32 foot wide mark...as you can see though I have a 'side room' that is 20x20 that I open up into




The tall poles are the 32 foot mark from the far wall in this one




__________________
Nick
1965 Fastback 410c AOD - DT
1967 Fastback 347 FMX - Cruiser
1968 Fastback 351w T5 - Brute
1996 Dodge Viper GTS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LUK2D0GjdY
dodgestang is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 12:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 6,381
Default Re: How many cars can I fit in 30x40?

I would say that on average a car with a 100 [6x17] square foot footprint would need 200 square feet of space to allow for a comfortable working space around the car. On that basis I would expect that with 1200 square feet of space, you could be looking at between 4 and 6 cars more or less, depending upon the configuration of the space and the access. Obviously, other objects will eat into the space and total capacity will depend on what you've got in there besides the cars and the lift.
__________________
url]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/jefftepper/IMG_0027_edited-1.jpg[/url]

*67 Vintage Burgundy 390GTA with most of the bells and whistles*
JeffTepper is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 04:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
studiopet_2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 576
Default

Hey Nick

With a garage that big - what exactly are you compensating for? =0

__________________
==========================
1966 Coupe - warmed over 302
2003 Zinc Yellow Mach 1
Loving South Carolina
studiopet_2005 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 04:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
ultrastang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 757
Default

Depends on how many shop tools you have and whether you have work benches and such within that floor space.

My shop is 30' x 30' with a 12' ceiling. I can [comfortably] put 3 cars inside. Trying to put any more than this inside gets crowded with work bench, beadblast cabinet, toolbox, etc. inside.
__________________
My current vehicles:
1968 Mustang notchback
1990 Mustang GT
2003 Mach 1
1969 F-100 short bed Ranger pickup

Producer of Mk VII and SN-95 Rear Disc Brake Conversion Brackets Since 2002.
http://www.ultrastang.com
ultrastang is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 04:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Muncie, Indiana
Posts: 3,833
Default

My garage is 24x40, with the doors on the 24' side. If one of the bays didn't have a wall in the middle of it, I could fit 4 comfortably. As it stands, I have 3 cars in there, with the back corner blocked off as work space with my benches and toolbox, etc. in there.

Joe
__________________
'67 Fastback 351c, T-5, 3.70 Trac-lok
'69 Mach 1 project
'71 Boss 351
joe69 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 04:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bishir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 4,638
Send a message via ICQ to bishir
Default

I'd say about 30 smart cars.
__________________
Looking to buy a 67-68 Restomod/Stock Fastback.
bishir is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 05:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
66sprint200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: S.C. Kansas
Posts: 1,262
Default How many cars can I fit in 30x40?

My garage is 40' wide x 28' deep. There are two double doors on the front side. I have one Mustang sideways in the front & five parked side by side -- so six total. There is one parked in the middle between the two doors -- cannot be driven out unless one of the others are moved first. This arrangement is for winter storage only. Five cars wide is pretty tight across the 40'.
__________________
'66 Sprint 200 deluxe interior hardtop ( not a coupe ), owned since '84 as first car
'66 factory GT A code 4 speed ( now T5 ) fastback
66sprint200 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2009, 08:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Daves72's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: St Pete Beach, FL
Posts: 765
Default Re: How many cars can I fit in 30x40?

After calculating the square of the hypotenuse, times a square pie, I can authoritatively state that it will hold one car less than you're going to want to put in it, no matter the size. The calculation equates to n-1 where n is the number you need to fit, and the -1 is how many short you'll be.

__________________
72/5.0/Holley Street Avenger 570 4v/3spd

Added 8/09 New King Cobra Clutch, Power Steering and Power Brakes
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...001_medium.jpg
Daves72 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.