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    Default DS décapotable ( cabriolet) Appreciation Thread

    so here goes for all of you that stay up late and surf the net. i am interested to see where this thread will go and i realise that there is a competing thread ( Hi Mr P) but i am very interested in variants of the DS cabrio ONLY and also looking to see how many of you out there have attempted to construct this beauty and are willing to shed some light on the pitfalls and experiences.

    i have toyed with the idea of building one for quite some time, and know of some that have succeeded in this quest but to have it shared here as a central resource may be beneficial to myself and others that follow.

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    Are you searching for just 2 doors, or are the German 4 doors acceptable to you too? I know there was a kit available some time ago to make Chapron decap clones, but I forget who that was, or even if they're still available new.
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    OK, here's one for you to aim for

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    OK, here's one for you to aim for

    DS50th445 by UFO1966, on Flickr
    Oh, good gravy, I had forgotten completely about that one! That's almost like having a daughter who goes away for a while, and comes back with a sleeve of tattoos. You still love her dearly, but... Not to my taste, but it suited someone.

    More importantly, I'm wondering if the owner braced the chassis. Remember that the Chaprons started life as a de-skinned wagon.
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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce_hh/7753351140/ if you want the sunshine and the bracing


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    Or if you prefer it in dark blue -imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1398677866.281764.jpg
    Or maybe light blue -imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1398678196.458768.jpg
    But then you may prefer a different variant, La Croisette, in gold
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    Or silver again -imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1398678261.524465.jpg



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    In my eyes the doors are too short in the 2 door model but perhaps it looks better in the flesh.....

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    Default DS decap.

    here is a few. Hope these help with identifying the original type.
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    Default couldn't upload them all

    there is plenty out there, probably twice as many saloons that have been converted in the last 15 years.
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    Default DS décapotable ( cabriolet) Appreciation Thread

    wow some nice examples, where to start.

    UFO it doesn't matter if they are 2 or 4 doors as long as it fits the thread i guess. but to have this information in one place would be nice.

    so far some really great photos and lets see if this thread has legs.

    my fav would be second nose DS in metallic grey, silver or red, what the hell any colour !

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    Meh! This one's alright I suppose..

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    Default DS décapotable ( cabriolet) Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Meh! This one's alright I suppose..

    perfect !

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    Just love that Jeager instrument cluster in photo 19, post 12.
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    Here is my first (aborted) attempt.

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    And my attempt to upload
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    UFO, the silver decap with the Robergel wire wheels did excite me, much more than the others, and only because of the wheels.
    Before I owned Citroens, back in '82 a chateau-barn-housed 60s fully kitted Pallas with 3 Robergel wheels aroused my interest In the DS. The farmer at the time drove its replacements, a DSpecial and a Dyane, and in rapid French gave me the vehicle's full history. It was 30 years before I saw another D with these wheels (and I'd almost begun to think I had imagined them) - the photographed silver decap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehari James View Post
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    Thanks James, interesting photos and it's the brave that are rewarded. I am sure your better informed by the experience. I trust that the outcome was worth the attempt.

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    This will be sacrilege to most, I know, but to mine the decap DS doesn't cut it. I'd sooner have a '64 Mustang. Why? Because the wonderful resolution of the D roofline with the trumpets, rear screen and c pillars is missing, and thus an integral part of the overall shape is compromised...

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    I don't see it as a Dee in the original sense, more an evolutionary branch - like the 2CV and Dyane.

    Have to wonder, if you left a Chapron and a '64 Mustang convertible in the street with top down and keys in, which would be nicked first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post

    Have to wonder, if you left a Chapron and a '64 Mustang convertible in the street with top down and keys in, which would be nicked first?
    It would have to be the Mustang, because the yobbos out here that would pinch someone's car would have no appreciation whatsoever for the finer things in life!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    It would have to be the Mustang, because the yobbos out here that would pinch someone's car would have no appreciation whatsoever for the finer things in life!
    And ........................... they'd never figure out how to start a BVH DS
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