Mixed feelings on this, but given the surroundings shown, I'm with the garage owner. It's obviously an "acreage area", so his lot has the room for it. Zoning seems to have the handle on it. If he wants to wrench with his friends, it's his business. For the benefit of the doubt, I do hope he and his friends do use some discression in the amount of noise, etc that they make. Look at it this way: If he'd built a huge swimming pool and invited his friends over to swim, would they be claiming he was running a "public pool"?
On the other hand: We did have a guy in our neighborhood (regular residential) that was running a "Saturday garage". He claimed the same thing, until a "planted customer" proved he was indeed taking customers' money for the work being done.
As for the "old bags needing action" - it appears they have that part covered. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64060
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