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    Follow up
    The car has been dropped last night at the panel beater's workshop; the color has been selected the roof will be removed to ensure all surrounding edges are well covered with the 2Pak paint; the estimated completion time is 2.5 months. I will post pictures at various stages to show the progress. I will need to follow the work very closely being the first time for the panel beater to work on a D. yes I’m a bit nervous this will a real challenge for this guy as there is a lot of work to be done.

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    Default My current 1969 DS21 BVH restoration

    Just a quick update
    All panels have been sprayed inside and out and ready for re-assembling, the color looks magic changing from blue to grey light dependent. I'm very happy with the quality so far, the spray painter is very good and understanding. Here are some pictures

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    They look amazing ... the fun bit will be getting the bloody thing back together with the panel fit even remotely "close to right" .................... without scratching the sh!t out of your fresh shiny panels

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    Hi Shane
    Shouldn't be too much of an issue as all panels have been carefully aligned prior painting. This car is full of adjustment and relatively easy to align just time and patience is the essence
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    You should be set if it was all done prior to paint Especially if all the adjustment plates are labelled and set aside. I've never had much success trying to adjust 'D' bodies myself I think the problem is I"m usually messing around with crap panels that never fitted in the first place!

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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    Well all adjustment plates from the doors had to be removed and the reason being the 4 new doors fitted just didnt match the original adjustment. I did the same with the last black DSuper that I have restored removed all door hinge plates and started from scratch. You can imagine 40 year old doors have been damaged at some time in their life and realigned to suit

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    Default 1969DS21 BVH restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    Well all adjustment plates from the doors had to be removed and the reason being the 4 new doors fitted just didnt match the original adjustment. I did the same with the last black DSuper that I have restored removed all door hinge plates and started from scratch. You can imagine 40 year old doors have been damaged at some time in their life and realigned to suit
    very very cool, love the dash board. looking forward to seeing the completed car.

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    Stunning and the new colour is lovely. I just had some major work one by Schenks. Alan does the paint and he has a traction for sale on Aussiefrogs for sale. A lovely old car that I think is a bargain. I'm keen to see it finished too. Very well done. Chris M

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamoor View Post
    very very cool, love the dash board. looking forward to seeing the completed car.
    Thank you Lamoor the dash doctor from Vic has down a great repair job on the dash; its being a long journey but I can finally see the end of the tunnel

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmusic View Post
    Stunning and the new colour is lovely. I just had some major work one by Schenks. Alan does the paint and he has a traction for sale on Aussiefrogs for sale. A lovely old car that I think is a bargain. I'm keen to see it finished too. Very well done. Chris M
    The color is not a Citroen one but if you're gone pay that much for a new duco you may as well pick the one you like I tried Schenks but not available until August so I picked someone else "Cest la vie"

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    If we had a prize for photos of wiring nightmares, you might just win I'd say.

    Great thread and by the look of it, a wonderful DS will emerge from its crysallis. Looks wonderful so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    If we had a prize for photos of wiring nightmares, you might just win I'd say.

    Great thread and by the look of it, a wonderful DS will emerge from its crysallis. Looks wonderful so far.
    Hi John
    This is my last DS Restoration and thus the reason why I choose this particular BVH model the DS69 a beautiful car indeed quite rare now. the wiring nightmare was quickly overcome with a new harness bought form Germany easily fitted; color coded and each end numbered also supplied with a circuit diagram. the best pleasing part being to remove the old harness from its location.
    the car panels are being reassembled as we speak more pics to come soon.

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    More pics Very dusty being gaped - 8 weeks so far Click image for larger version. 

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    Stunning can't wait to see the finished car.
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    Tres chaud!

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ID:	42312ctures, Panel gaping completed. last polish now due

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    Painting and polishing now completed, love the change of color, light dependent turns from blue to grey very nice.
    The side strips and mirrors are left to be installed by panel beater the headlights assembly will be done by yours truly and then the interior restoration will begin; I'm thinking about blue or grey carpet which will go well with the black leather seats.
    the current wheels will become spares as I have a new set of Michelin XVS and fresh painted rims ready to fit on.
    Pleasing results considering this is the first time this Panel beater touches a DS and at a very reasonably price. if you're looking at respraying your car send me as PM I would be happy to pass on his details
    Cheers

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    Cool!

    So...... when can I borrow it
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    Pictures taken with a digital camera this time and not the crappy iphone4

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    Nce!!! It looks like you even got the back edges of the bonnet sitting right (something many people really good at adjust 'D' panels can't do). I think that colour is great, good on you for doing it the colour you liked.... especially if it was origanally white or that metalic gold

    Out of interest, how did you protect all the panel edges from chips and damage Just masking tape

    Dark colours look the best on D's IMO. the black body rubbers aren't highlighting all the panels gaps and adjustments that are usually far from perfect compared to modern cars.

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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Nce!!! It looks like you even got the back edges of the bonnet sitting right (something many people really good at adjust 'D' panels can't do). I think that colour is great, good on you for doing it the colour you liked.... especially if it was origanally white or that metalic gold

    Out of interest, how did you protect all the panel edges from chips and damage Just masking tape

    Dark colours look the best on D's IMO. the black body rubbers aren't highlighting all the panels gaps and adjustments that are usually far from perfect compared to modern cars.

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    Hi Shane
    the alignment in general is good but not 100% perfect but I'm more then satisfied with the results considering the age of the car.
    The color is unreal constantly changing from light blue in the sun to dark blue or greyish in the dark.
    Panels protection is basically being very careful and yes masking tape used sparingly
    Over the years and especially in the early 70s with small budget I always ended up with a white dSpecial thus the reason for not liking light colors although very good for summer.
    Dark colors makes the car more noticeable especially at showing all the lovely curves.
    I can see a slight variations between identical panels possibly manufactured at different time or even different country and the reason for panels being hard to align.
    This car was designed for all panels to detach from the chassis in case of an accident so that the people wouldn't get buried in the car and the spare located at the front to absorb the impact; so panel gaping for Citroen not on top of their priority list
    Cheers
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    Not happy with the Head light buckets; the painting finish is just not good enough so more delays expected now as I will now have to wait for a new set to come from the NL also waiting on new rear blinker lenses.
    The pictures makes them look good but the paint beneath as reacted with the new one
    Next the CARPET can anyone advise where to get a good set locally???


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    What colour is this, Phil? Looks amazing so far. You don't muck about when it comes to restorations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    What colour is this, Phil? Looks amazing so far. You don't muck about when it comes to restorations.
    Hi Donat the color is Blue Karma code number 610R, This is my last restoration and I just want to do everything just once well in theory anyways. How is the wife? any little ones as yet?

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    Just received the head light housings and the rear blinker lenses also all wheels have beenClick image for larger version. 

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