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post #121 of 557 (permalink) Old 04-13-2015, 12:15 PM
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What a beautiful workshop. You cannot create the character that such an old building has.
It's suites the cars well.

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I am extremely jealous, that workshop looks superb.
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Hubert,

What a beautiful result, a building and cars of real character. Congratulations !

Did you use a finish on the floor ?

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Richard, you name it!

Thanks again for the compliments, in deed I am very happy with the complete setup. But still some work to do. The windows need attention, the ceiling now looks even uglier than before, the barn needs a new roof . . .

Don, I had an impregnation applied on top of the screed. The craftsman said it would keep liquids off the screed, but I have the impression, that it does not work the way I thought. I have been offered a top coating of 3-5 mms thickness leading to an even better surface, extremely smooth and hard-wearing. But honestly, this floor is better than everything before, so it will do.

The lift has been installed yesterday and I brought along a suction device from the company, which i will use to suck off the exhaust fumes when working on running engines, an exhaust hose has to be installed to the roof to get this working.


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Hubert,

I would be careful about the floor. An impregnating sealer is only partially effective, and solvents penetrating the concrete are likely to get past it and damage the PEX heating tubes embedded in the floor. This would be an expensive problem to repair.

In my garages I had a polyaspartic coating applied, the same as is used in aircraft hangers. It is vastly better than epoxy paints, with a nice gloss that cleans very easily. After two years of use it seems very durable. The only negative is the cost, about US$ 60 per square meter professionally applied.

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Wonderful workshop, but Don's right about a penetrating sealer not being adequate. You really should look into a fluid-applied industrial coating, of which there several types. The one Don used is perfect, as it's designed to resist fuel, but there are others that will also do so. They aren't cheap, but neither is repairing damage to your PEX tubing.

In any case, there are a lot of very jealous guys out here...

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That's it. moving back to Germany, In fact, moving in with Hubert. Did I ask where you are in Germany?

My family owned a farm with two barns on them back in Germany. One of them (For the cows) was huge (Stone foundation, wood on top) and could have made a great workshop with loft living on top of it. My family has a dairy farmer background ... I hated it as a kid, now of course, I want that property here in LA ...

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Hi Hubert,

Thanks for this thread, it is an inspiration for others, I have commenced on the restoration of a flaminia touring 3c that is not too rusty but has been in a bad accident more than 30 years ago. some of your photo's of the rear structure have helped me to decide how to approach the repairs.

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Soft reopening

After a long break I am approaching the Bugatti-Wagen project again. Have to find my way back to panel beating, therefore the first reports will not show very exciting things. It will take some effords to speed up work to my usual level, it is too inviting to just sit and enjoy the place.

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Good to see the latest post.

Shop looks good in the lighter colour.

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We are following your work with great interest. I don't know what to say other than; May the Force be with you!

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trunk floor installed

Spent some more hours on the trunk floor. Welded in the special nuts to fix the covers, fixed the vent pipe and drilled virtually hundreds of holes for spot welding. With my simple spot welder it is not possible to reach all the areas.

At last the floor is fixed by a handfull of spots now and I am quite satisfied with its look. Very close to the original.

The next step will be to put the hinges of the boot lid in place, which I do not yet have an appropriate procedure for. My former plan was to weld in the rear panel (where the trunk lock is situated) first, but maybe this would cause difficulties when mounting the boot lid later on.
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I just found this thread, I've read through it several times. I'm in awe of these cars and also your work. Thank you so much for sharing so much detail of this beautiful car and all your work.
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You`ve just reminded me again of the fantastic work you do and you are not a professional restorer merely a very talented enthusiast. I would say your work is the very equal of any professional I`ve seen - although you do have an exceptional level of equiptment and workshop facilities (I`m jealous) We`ve just added another Lancia to our collecton of cars Hubert - a `63 Flavia coupe -but still on lookout for a Flaminia.

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Richard, congrats to the Flavia, beautiful car, refined but reliable when prepared properly.

Fixed the hinges fo the trunk lid and started adjusting it. Took the passenger side as a reference, because that is untouched so far. the left needed a lot of attention because I had not rectified the welding seams up to now.

It is unbelievable how beating at one point influences other areas. The upright area of the lid was touching the fender before I started. While planishing the upper edge, the wing end started moving finally leading to what can be seen on the pics.

Also interesting to notice that the horizontal gap at the front end of the lid does not look too good on pic 3, although the gap is very even whereas the gap on the left still needs some beats.

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