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    Default Mystery part

    Don't you hate when a part emerges from the proverbial Box of Bits that is, on the one hand, a complete mystery as to function, but, on the other hand, hauntingly familiar?

    Such is the case with a matching pair of wire doovers I've found. Most likely they're the grapplers for retaining the splurger in the woggling iron, but maybe their use is more prosaic than that?

    I've got that tantalising half memory of seeing these somewhere but a search of the 2CV parts book and catalogues has so far turned up zilch.

    Of course it's possible they're for a Mini or a DS or even a Pug, but they were in a box with other 2CV bits.

    So, Brains Trust, somewhere out there is a Rain Person to whom this will immediately be recognizable and can set my mind at rest. (I hope!)

    Cheers, Pottsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsy View Post
    Don't you hate when a part emerges from the proverbial Box of Bits that is, on the one hand, a complete mystery as to function, but, on the other hand, hauntingly familiar?

    Such is the case with a matching pair of wire doovers I've found. Most likely they're the grapplers for retaining the splurger in the woggling iron, but maybe their use is more prosaic than that?

    I've got that tantalising half memory of seeing these somewhere but a search of the 2CV parts book and catalogues has so far turned up zilch.

    Of course it's possible they're for a Mini or a DS or even a Pug, but they were in a box with other 2CV bits.

    So, Brains Trust, somewhere out there is a Rain Person to whom this will immediately be recognizable and can set my mind at rest. (I hope!)

    Cheers, Pottsy.
    Looks to me as one off the air filter retaining clips.
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    Hi
    You have a pair of 2cv front window stays, holds the window open about 10cm.
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    You're a whizz Andrew.
    I've been giving the 1968 ID19B a service so we can be at Warrnanbool car show on the 14th Jan. We might see you there - - with family ???

    We'll then continue to Nelson and have a poke around the SE of South Aus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew B View Post
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    You have a pair of 2cv front window stays, holds the window open about 10cm.
    Cheers Andrew B
    BINGO! We have a winner!

    Thanks Andrew. I knew I'd seen them somewhere before.

    New black paint drying in the sun before being fitted to Gaston.

    Thanks for exercising the brain cells peoples!

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    Default The end result

    Almost look Factory! Maybe they are?

    Thanks again for solving the puzzle.

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    Looks like a pair of things I twisted up with fencing wire to get the grill of the bar-b-que.

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    Looks like an after thought anti car entry device made up after thieves found the spot for easy access and the manufacturer or distributor provided a quick fix.

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    I was thinking bonnet catch, so right family at least!! Best wishes for 2018.
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    I was thinking a rack for the spare tyre not having anything to scale it off initially. So seeing it on the door would mean it would have been a pretty small tyre.

    Cheers, Ken

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    Hello, it's no wonder your 2CV is ticking, you haven't fitted these two 'anti-ticking' springs
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    Don't you just LOVE this site for the clever witticisms it throws up. Well done M. badabec.

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    Aye, it's amazing how cheeky some folk can be.
    It seems to be directly related to the amount of geographical separation, in my experience...

    p.s. for Pottsy,
    I've had to deal with these contraptions for about 30 years now and would suggest that you might want to take a pair of pliers to them to restore the separation between the wires.
    If they've closed in to the extent that they're contacting the original window latch, they're a complete p.i.t.a.



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    Don't you just LOVE this site for the clever witticisms it throws up. Well done M. badabec.
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    Pottsy, they work in TWO modes. Clipping the tip into the slot on the window, holds the window open by that amount.

    NOT clipping it into the window but just letting it lie on the bottom window sills, allows the windows to flap in the breeze without slamming shut with a bang and scaring the driver. This is the "piss off you ****** mode" which works equally well if you are in front of an over powered, intellectually impaired driver or a smug MB, BMW, Range Rover in a very expensive car. The more the window flaps and waves at them, the more the bull paws at the ground glaring at the flapping red flag.

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    Thanks chaps. Always up for a well crafted witticism.

    I like the concept of annoying other drivers, and some certainly invite it, but most I've encountered so far, however, seem to be smiling nostalgically or laughing hysterically. There's a lot of love for the 2CV out there, except from those who think it's a VW.

    Ken, these particular wire dinguses (dingi perhaps?) seem to be fairly unused. other than the paint having gone, so the wire is not in need of modification and fits perfectly wherein they were designed.

    Along with the door pockets and cup holders now attached, the insides of the doors are looking decidedly less bare!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Waiting in the wings
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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