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    Ive got thick bog in the duck bonnet , falling off,,,,,, peeling about 1/4 inch thick ,,,,,and flaking paint ,,,,,,,, in the front and got creases or dings ( wife you know) on the outside guards not sharp mind you but protruding a bit ,

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    Can this get me defected for pedestrian safety

    May have to grind it over with a disk , runs well though

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    Cops can write a defect for anything, regardless of if it is defective or not.

    A mate got a defect for having a non permitted 'atmospheric vented Blow of valve', in spite of the fact that his car was not turbo charged and didn't have anything to blow off.

    So....yes.
    The thing is, you simply fix the problem (or in my mates case do nothing and accept that the cop was a retard) and go down to an authorised checking station and have the defect lifted.

    The whole procces is a PITA though, so best to fix it sooner than later and stay under the radar.

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    Thanks I was more thinking of those road side vehicle checks that they do here

    the police tend to ignore me ,

    Oh hell I will get an angle grinder with a segmented emery wheel and take the mess off

    and smooth it somehow

    I can do a very poor looking job , but legal

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    Might be time to sharpen up your metal working skills and slap the beast into shape.

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    When you said you had a dent in the duck bonnet, are you talking "Ugly Duck" AKA 2CV?

    If so, beware that the metal is very thin (0.55mm rather than the normal 0.9mm). I have had some success using Paintless Dent Removal to get a slight bump fixed on the flat bootlid. As the PDR guy said, metal that thin is a challenge, particularly when it is flat (some 2CV panels - bootlid, doors are dead flat).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    When you said you had a dent in the duck bonnet, are you talking "Ugly Duck" AKA 2CV?

    If so, beware that the metal is very thin (0.55mm rather than the normal 0.9mm). I have had some success using Paintless Dent Removal to get a slight bump fixed on the flat bootlid. As the PDR guy said, metal that thin is a challenge, particularly when it is flat (some 2CV panels - bootlid, doors are dead flat).

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    Its just the very thick bog lifting about 1foot square and 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick , could this cut a pedestrian if I hit them , but now Ohh , My inside edge of the front wheels is chopping out , , did a string alignment and found the front wheels have about 25 mm toe out on one wheel with the other wheel pointing straight ahead oh bad ,,,,

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    Where did you get your 2CV from? What colour is it? Its not a plums and custard Dolly that once belonged to me that you bought off a mate of mine is it?

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    From NZ , How much toe in or toe out do you have with a string alignment ?

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    I have always had my wheel alignments done at the local tyre place where I order my Nankang tyres. They seem to be able to juggle their equipment to accomodate the 2CV. I usually drive up there without the front guards on (less than 1 km) as it gives easy access to the track adjusters. I just have to be careful at intersections as I have no front indicators, but there is only one right turn involved and I use my arm to signal.

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    With the string method of alignment, you first need to know how long the string is, & as everyone knows, it is twice the half way measurement.
    I hope this helps.

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    How long is a piece of string? Sorry;couldn't help myself,Andy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alhantos View Post
    How long is a piece of string? Sorry;couldn't help myself,Andy.
    Its bloody long if its from NZ.

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    Are we talking cars or string puppets here?

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    I was thinking you were talking Xantia. If it's a 2cv..... Fix it properly !!!! The value of any registered 2cv out here is $8,000 minimum, so your not just throwing money away by fixing it.

    Don't use a grinder, you'll go straight through 2cv metal. You probably find you can scrape most of it straight off with a sharpened file end ( or screwdriver). Go easy and don''t punch holes in the metal.

    Take some piccies and we'll be able to offer more suggestions.

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    Default Shame on you JBN

    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I have always had my wheel alignments done at the local tyre place where I order my Nankang tyres. They seem to be able to juggle their equipment to accomodate the 2CV. I usually drive up there without the front guards on (less than 1 km) as it gives easy access to the track adjusters. I just have to be careful at intersections as I have no front indicators, but there is only one right turn involved and I use my arm to signal.

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    For getting an alignment done , Its only one simple adjustment

    you can do yourself ????

    and shame again for driving without indicators

    This is 2014 , not 1914

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post

    and shame again for driving without indicators

    This is 2014 , not 1914
    Just terrible... But is it worse than the countless poeople that don't bother to use them . And at least this way his 2cv matches 9/10 trailers on the road (ie: lights that don't work).
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    Its a sign of weakness to use your indicators

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renburg View Post
    Its a sign of weakness to use your indicators
    For this stupid comment , I was having a senior moment ,

    But thanks for the good advice about the incorrect gearbox oil eating the syncro rings , the Forum is a good place , for reasons like that

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