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Old 05-22-2009, 07:53 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm Luca from Italy, this is a great forum also for european "garagists"!

Here's the country house I'm restorating since one year with of course a great place destinated to old small cars I love, Citroen 2CV and similar vehicles.

Sorry about my poor english, here's some pictures:




This old rural porch/barn will be the garage, after 150 yaears a complete restoration of the roof was necessary..



At the end of winter '07-'08 it become Absolutely Necessary!!




Lot of work to keep in place the oldest biggest old wood parts, except fot the the to much "eaten" ones..




.. and completely change the smallest parts, then cover again everything..




.. as my "old" workshop and a little Trabant pray for their life..



Half-work done as a Renault Estafette and a Citroen 2CV Truckette wait at security-distance.



At last, water and snow are out of the garage It looks as a cathedral or not?

(to be continued..)


See you soon for next steps!

Ciao, Lucaj

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Old 05-22-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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Nice garage. Keep us updated.

Don't worry about your English you get the point across.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing...it is good to see old buildings restored and I think it makes a fantastic shop-garage.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:12 AM   #4
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That is cool and it does look like a church.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:49 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it..

Here's some more from last winter works: we'd like to have a parking-out-of-dust-area for best cars and an upstairs-place to keep spare-parts, tires and more, consider the building is more than 6 meters hight!

We decided to build the upstair stage in wood, and to cover only half of the place in order to keep an ensemble-vision of the roof structure from inside..

Here we go:



First of all we make sure that our highest car, the Citroen HY Van, could stay under the stage.. 2,5 meters is ok: yes it can, but the snow must stay outside!!




Here's me and my father tryig to build a solid stair.. was a very cold december, we look like the Zar Family working in their siberian prison camp!




Hot-tea-break..




.. as our cat Romeo checks everything it's right..




Maybe's better if my dad checks one last time..




Next morning.. et Voilą




In a small area downstair I finally built with some residual woods a nice palce to store the small 2CV engines and gearboxes..




This old building is really hard to use as a workshop in wintertime becouse it would be unuseful to warm it: so hight, so open and completely without any kind of isolation..

.. but it is very "agreable" in spring and summer becouse of it's East-open-side that keeps it cool al the day..


I will update you next week becouse the neverending-works must continue also during this w.e.!

See you soon, ciao Lucaj.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:08 AM   #6
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Lucajack - Thank you for sharing your garage re-build. What a cool older building.

Any chance of a few more exterior shots?
....and perhaps a shot or two of the Citroen van's interior?

You have a neat set-up going on it Italy!
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:33 AM   #7
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I have to re-build the stairs in my old barn soon and was considering the various options... seeing your finished stairs, I think that style will look really nice in my shop, plus save me the "triangle cuts" over and over! Nice work!

Really cool to save that old space!
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:46 AM   #8
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lucajack2cv

What part of italy are u from?? My parents are from Isernia(Molise) region.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:54 AM   #9
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Lucajack - Thank you for sharing your garage re-build. What a cool older building.

Any chance of a few more exterior shots?
....and perhaps a shot or two of the Citroen van's interior?

You have a neat set-up going on it Italy!
Thanks Sammerdog. Yes I have some, here's the exterior of the barn and of the big country-house, it's an old farm coming from XVII century but changed a lot during all these years.. (me and the house we are in the North-west of Italy, 60 km from Torino, 90 km from France, Isernia is instade in the center of Italy )








the house excaped from being destroyed and rebuilt as a modern house but now is in good hands (mine ) and I hope to save it's old "charme" .. and put a little more with my cars and my hand-works, maybe!




These are some pictures of the Citroen "H van" interior I have here.. they're from last summer holydays (during my trip from Torino to Rome in order to take part to the International Citroen Car Club Rally http://nuke.icccr2008.it/ in the autodrome of Vallelunga)






This '66 Citroen Van carried successfully the 4.000 T-shirts fot the meeting!



almost succesfully..






It is half campig-car and half normal-van becouse I would keep it's possibility to carry a complete rebuilding-2CV in it's back





I must go now, See you as soon as possible, Ciao Luca.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:03 AM   #10
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I have to re-build the stairs in my old barn soon and was considering the various options... seeing your finished stairs, I think that style will look really nice in my shop, plus save me the "triangle cuts" over and over! Nice work!
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Quite nice.. and fast to build (4-5 hours)

Ciao Luca.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:13 AM   #11
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Wow, cool set up. great variety from the stuff we see in the states.
Keep sharing !
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:19 AM   #12
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Talk about olde-world character and charm. I love it!
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Nice post/beam setup! Do you have any idea to the age of the structure? Thats got all kinds of old world cool to it! Nice Cit's too.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:58 AM   #14
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Awesome building!
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #15
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nice work you have there.
Did I spot a DS Pallas in an early shot? Does it run?
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That has got to be in the top five for garage with the most character.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #17
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Kinda reminds me of those European heist films.....where they always stash the getaway Van.....in a garage that looks just like that?

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Old 05-22-2009, 09:17 PM   #18
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Very cool old building to save as a garage. Looks like you're doing great work.
That old Citroen van is cool also. Keep the posts coming.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:07 AM   #19
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Looks like you are going to have your hands full with that project, can't wait to see how it turns out. And by the way your English is great, a whole lot better than my Italian.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:35 AM   #20
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Hi friends, tanks everybody,today I'm so deep in my (not-garagist-unfortunately) work that I can just post some shots of the citrogarage' yard great flood of some weeks ago









In fact a canal very next to my home was "overload" becouse of hard rains butI've been lucky, me and my nearbour were able to move some gates and situation changed very fast, in few hours situation turn normal again.

The ground is now perfectly dry and in fact in this time I'm making an hand-made stone-yard-pavement

It will be the explained in my next posts!

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