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    Default DS Pallas thin chrome upper and lower trim.

    G'day Froggers. Does anyone know where I can buy a set of thin trim ? (14 peices )
    I heard today that its not being made anymore, and the places I ve tried are out.
    A couple of my 14 pieces of thin trim are tatty. Namely a small rear wing upper piece, and a long front door lower piece. Problem is, its of the flat variety, which I'm guessing is even harder to track down.....
    Any help greatly apprecated....



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    Who have you tried? Darrin at classiccitroens.co.uk or Jamie at DSparts of further afield Der Franzose? Where are you in the UK?

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    Yes in the UK....Ive tried Darren and Franzose amongst others.

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    Have you tried atelier 524 in Paris?

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    You may be able to modify the CX pallas trims to fit

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    I've never seen that 'flat' style of strip. Every DS and CX Pallas I've ever encountered has had the same rounded profile strips. The section is the same, so it's possible to cut down a longer one from either model and turn the ends over to make it suit. The longer tapered ends as used on the top of the rear guards may be a little more difficult though.

    Are these 'flat' strips some aftermarket or UK only item?

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    You can also try sylvain1234_0 on eBay. Good seller, not stupid expensive and he has quite a pile of parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterMol View Post
    Have you tried atelier 524 in Paris?
    Is there an available website?
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    I hadn't noticed it wasn't standard pallas trim. We aren't talking an early slough DS are we ? It may have that Robri aftermarket trim on it. Butercup Bob did have some of this at one point. There is pictures around of buttercup with his 2nd set of panels fitted. They are painted black and have the full robri aftermarket accessories on them.

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    i have one of the top rear guards strips spare if you would like one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balki View Post
    i have one of the top rear guards strips spare if you would like one
    In that flat profile? Like David I've not seen that profile in all my Citroen years. . .

    Repro can be had but expensive, and not an accurate copy so it is suggested you would need to replace the whole lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    Is there an available website?
    L'Atelier 524

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterMol View Post
    Cool. Thanks.
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    sorry didnt see the second picture properly, no i havent got that shape

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    Thanks for all the replies. Got excited when Balki said he had some, but its sadly not of the flat variety.
    Had to bite the bullet, and ordered a whole set (upper and lower) from L'Atelier. 380 euro including post ......nice.

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    So, what do you think your car has been fitted with? The new set will be the standard rounded profile.
    Was it a Pallas from the factory or has it been upgraded with aftermarket items at some point?

    I don't suppose you could roll a standard item 'flat' to match the rest of the existing set? Perhaps, someone did that to yours after denting it with a mallet when fitting it? Reversing the profile would tend to hide that sort of damage, but make it harder to fit onto the clips. Those little red clips are a standard item carried by Wurth and they sell them by the box.

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    I have never seen flat trim. Was the car ever in Vietnam? The Vietnamese are dedicated people and they tend to make custom stuff like that rather than source original parts.

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    Its a South African car , non pallas. Sounds like the trim has been added at some point. It was held on by the clips that you can see in the first picture. Not the red ones.
    I've got a pallas too, but from Botswana. That also has the trim, but I don't know if its flat like this or not. Its now in storage, so I cant check right away, to see if the trim has the same profile. I only have this picture and cant really tell...... Neither car has been in Vietnam

    Great forum by the way. I hope you Aussies don't mind us foreigners hi jacking your site


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