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    After a myriad of Pugs, more than a few Renaults and only a BX in my past, I have acquired an almost completed total resto Dyane 6.
    It has had facory replacement panels, new lights all round (except headlights right now) new light surrounds (the chrome ones on the front), it is way better than the seller described. All the places the "Buyers guides" say to check are perfect.
    The list of jobs to be done is tiny, but one that is catching me out right now is that I need to replace the sliding window "lock". How does it dismantle?
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    I have come to the dark side! Don't you mean you have seen the light!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenM View Post
    I have come to the dark side! Don't you mean you have seen the light!
    No. But he will when he can get the darkly tinted window open.

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    Has nobody got any ideas for the catch? Actually need to take it off so I can get a locking version on. I thought there would be heaps of advice on here

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    I don't think any 2cv owners have latched on to the thread.

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    No idea about the catch ... if it has a 2cv boot lock .... here's how to get into any 2cv without the keys. press gently against the bootlid so the catch isn't loaded.... then flick the handle with your finger and it'll open every time. I showed this to the women carefully locking her 2cv yesterday when she saw us looking at it... I don't think she was overly impressed Don't worry though, I closed it again using the same trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwia110 View Post
    Has nobody got any ideas for the catch? Actually need to take it off so I can get a locking version on. I thought there would be heaps of advice on here
    send "petermelb" a message. He's the only person I can think of on aussiefrogs that owns a dyane. They were never sold in Australia and are extremely rare out here. That's why you haven't had much of a response.

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    Aha, stupidly I figured they might be similar to something else within the marque, oh what a dumb Kiwi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    send "petermelb" a message. He's the only person I can think of on aussiefrogs that owns a dyane. They were never sold in Australia and are extremely rare out here. That's why you haven't had much of a response.
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    No, you've expanded your range appreciation! I'd LOVE a Dyane. I must scan the original Autocar test - it's a hoot.

    Enjoy quite a special car.
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    Kiwi, I am sure there is another guy in NSW club with a Dyane. They are rare indeed. I'm no expert on them but does your car have headlights? Chris Mortimer 2cv

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    No idea about the catch ... if it has a 2cv boot lock .... here's how to get into any 2cv without the keys. press gently against the bootlid so the catch isn't loaded.... then flick the handle with your finger and it'll open every time. I showed this to the women carefully locking her 2cv yesterday when she saw us looking at it... I don't think she was overly impressed Don't worry though, I closed it again using the same trick

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    I've learnt something new. I rarely lock my 2CVs except when I leave it in a shopping centre carpark all day. I figure that the average dude would be thrown by the boot handle or front door handles just spinning.

    Stealing a 2CV would be on par with robbing a bank in July wearing a santa outfit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmusic View Post
    Kiwi, I am sure there is another guy in NSW club with a Dyane. They are rare indeed. I'm no expert on them but does your car have headlights? Chris Mortimer 2cv
    Hi Chris, the ones which it had were toast, so new ones arrive today. Likewise new seatbelts, wipers and seat covers. Then after a brake bleed we should be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwia110 View Post
    Has nobody got any ideas for the catch? Actually need to take it off so I can get a locking version on. I thought there would be heaps of advice on here
    IIRC, they just unscrew from each other. The last ones I changed were a cinch. More than 10 years ago too.

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