: And In That Poor Lowly Stable...



brougham_geezer
08-03-09, 09:47 PM
The Cadillacs have a home!

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/brougham_geezer/DSC07389.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g274/brougham_geezer/DSC07395.jpg

We're finally at the stage in the project to announce it to you guys here. Been quite busy lately (as building this thing has taken up most of my family's free time for many months now), but I'll try to post a little more often now that we're putting the finishing touches on this structure.

We're fortunate enough to have a 2-car attached garage, and our "prized" cars have been trading places in and out of that and under covers since we've bought them... but we knew we really needed another garage. The sun and rain can really take their toll on old vehicles, and they need to be sheltered if there's any hope of preserving them for the future.

We have built this entire structure ourselves, and are pretty proud, as we've never taken on something like this before! We spread tons of rock late last fall, and luckily my uncle is familiar with concrete and helped us create the re-inforced slab. We then set to work building on our free time (of which we seem to have very little).

Roofing it has been hot this past week and a half! We're getting a little help installing the garage doors a week from today, and will continue working on the siding in the meantime.

This is a absolute biggest out-building we were allowed to build in our subdivision, and luckily it will fit our cars... just! Dimensions are almost 27' by just over 22'. It is very much just a storage stable, as there's barely room to open the car doors once the vehicles are inside!

The garage door openings are 16 and 8 feet. Both are 7 feet high.

I will post pictures in this thread as the project wraps up!

In other news, the '80 Coupe deVille is getting a new vinyl top, headiner and sail panels on Sept. 14th. A well-known headliner/top guy in the area is doing it, but keep your fingers crossed that it comes out looking right! :yup:

Since the car SHOULD have red front seatbelts, and someone has installed a purple set, he will be switching those for a red set I found on ebay while the headliner is out. He'll also be replacing the carpet below the rear window, as someone installed some hideous red shag that has faded to orange. :cookoo: Next year, I will be having the white leather seats re-done. As a student I can only afford so many upgrades per season! I will let you know how this turns out. Cost will be $765 Canadian for this work.

Hope all is well guys! Enjoy the pictures, and know that is IS possible to build a garage on your own, on a budget... if local zoning laws permit! :bigroll:

Angry Matt
08-03-09, 10:34 PM
That looks great! I've been kicking around the idea of doing it myself. I'm jealous. I'd be happy just to have the concrete slab to park on. Good work.

Bro-Ham
08-03-09, 10:54 PM
Very very nice! Sexy Coupe deVille and I LOVE the color of the Fleetwood Brougham! Very good of you to work so hard for a new home for them. :)

tbcaddy18
08-06-09, 05:44 PM
Beautiful Caddys! I hope one day I will also own the 75-76 model.
Garage looks great!

Lazarus_Rooney
08-06-09, 08:59 PM
i see people putting nautical stars on their houses for whatever reason, how about a huge cadillac emblem under the peak of the roof?

jayoldschool
08-06-09, 09:52 PM
One of these would look cool:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/37806.jpg

... but this would be the best!

http://neonattic.com/commercial_vintage_neon_signs/CadillacStandardOfWorld.jpg