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  1. cavallo_nero

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    #1 cavallo_nero, Jun 16, 2005
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    My new garage is almost complete and ready for final inspection. It has been a long time comming, but alas, Cavallo has a worthy stable. My home was built in the 40s by Norwegian stone masons, and I tried to mimic the stone work with cultured stone for the garage. I did all the log siding on the house and garage, put up the steel roof etc. working on getting more glass block windows in the lower part of the house. My 78 euro 308 was struck by hail last june in Colorado. It has been in the shop since Christmas. The body shop did an outstanding job of chemically stripping the car (original lacquer), massaging out the dents and laying sown some pretty amazing paint (base coat/clear coat poly and buffing). They also removed the side marker lights and put in the original euro front marker light. They also surgically cut a vent hole in my front bonnet to place in the radiator ventwork. The new QV wheels completed the package. Just a concrete floor in the garage, nuthin special with that. Enjoy………………..john
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  3. cavallo_nero

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  5. ronsupercar

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    A new home for the 308. I love it.


    Thanks for sharing. What does the inside look like?


    Ron
     
  6. cavallo_nero

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  8. TexasMike

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    Congrats...let us see the inside of the garage.
     
  9. cavallo_nero

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    i will take pics of the inside, nothin special - definately not a ferrari shrine, workbenches, concrete floor with oil stains on it, woodworking equipment, storage, etc.
     
  10. TexasMike

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    Just hang up a Ferrari flag and you will be good to go.

    BTW, I love the house...if I ever move to the mountains, I would want a house like yours. The stone and logs look great.
     
  11. Mike328

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    Fantastic, John! Garage and car look superb. Glad she's back on the road!

    And do watch out for hail ;)
     
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  13. TexasF355F1

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    That is amazing. Never seen anything like that before....I like it a lot.
     
  14. weimar97

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    does your garage also serve as a great big dog house?

    (I spy a doggie door next to the sidedoor entrance...)
     
  15. cavallo_nero

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    Yes , the opening. well, since i live on the creek, and i built in the flood plain, i needed openings in the garage so it will take on water in the event of a flood (so i dont disturb the existing flood plain). what a pain, but that is the only way i could get a permit for the thing. anyways, glad you all like it, it was all my own design, nice to see it materialize. Mike, nice to meet you at the show, too bad i couldnt get my car there in time, your 328 is superb...
    upstairs in the garage will have wood floors, pine walls and a tin plated ceiling.
    john
     
  16. zjpj

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    it looks great!
     
  17. cavallo_nero

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    #14 cavallo_nero, Jun 16, 2005
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    for comparisons sake, this was my property after a huge snowstorm collapsed my roof and ceilings in the house 2 years ago. my satellite dish was in the living room!
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  18. 285ferrari

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    John, Stunning home. Your not scared of those boulders coming down on top of it??
     
  19. luke9583

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    Both your home and car are beautiful :)
     
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    Yeah man, was awesome to finally meet you too in person :).

    Man, I gotta hand it to you--you really know how to stand firm and rebuild it right when nature throws curve balls your way! The house really does look stunning and the garage blends in perfectly.
     
  22. Hemiragtop

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    Awesome garage, and the car looks great.
     
  23. cavallo_nero

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    those boulders, although looking pretty precarious, are pretty well rooted. that terrain has been there since the last ice age and it would take an earthmovement to loosen them up. - unlike fresh roadcuts and carving up hillsides to put up houses that are fairly recent geologically. i have lived there 21 years, and small debris falls down the hill once in a great while due to deer and wildlife. if that hill ever gave way, i hope no one is in the house.
    glad you all like it - the whole place has been a labor of love since day one.....and cavallo is right at home riding the twisties in the canyon
     
  24. SrfCity

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    Looks great. Man, you're a survivor. I was wondering why the place was so tall and with all the snow it makes sense. Good work!
     
  25. cavallo_nero

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    Nice black worktables with integrated back boards...are these commercially available or did you make them?
     
  27. cavallo_nero

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    the workbenches came from Lowes - they still have them for sale too.
    they only cost about $135 each when i bought them.
     
  28. skipgt4

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    John,
    I remember you sending in photos near your house when the big fire was over the ridge. The place really looks great. I am not going to show these photos to the wife or she will make me move. -Skip in Michigan
     

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