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Who we are
Ursula Walter and Axel Kaliske.
Uschi in front of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
During all those years the number of our 2CV's increased significantly. Meanwhile we own a Mehari with a german license and a AK 400. But the most beloved car is a 2CV which was built in Slough, England in 1955. This car was in a warehouse in Bangkok from 1955 to 1986. It was never driven. In addition we have some more or less standard 2CV's for daily use. To be able to do repairs on our own cars and cars of clubmembers we have rented a workshop since 1990. Since then we were able to do jobs what take more than a day. First we started with minor repairs. We also salvaged some 2CV's. Everytime we learnt more about the car. After some years we were in a position to build a car ourself - a Lomax. The repairs went on and the know-how increased. We started to buy accident-cars and restored them totally. So started the first frame-replacement jobs. A little later we did the first restoration because of a rusted chassis. In the time between 1992 and 1999 we have replaced about 45 frames.
With every job the know-how increased and more specialised tools were bought and made. Meanwhile we do a standard frame-replacement job in a weekend. We do all this work on a non commercial basis. If we would try to earn money out of this we should stop all activities immediately. But the 2CV is the focus of our lives. So we try to restore as many 2CV's as possible - knowing that every restoration saves the life of a 2CV. Thanks to the lousy production quality in Portugal (mid 1987 until mid 1990) we are still facing a lot of work.
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