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    There is plenty of nylon carpet around for the DS. But after doing some research I found a Mercedes carpet that was actually wool. A simple and cheap upgrade from the original, the colour palette was good as well. Given the black leather I guess there is only one choice.... grey. But as you say, when you put all this effort into a restoration you can choose whatever colour you like.

    The panel work and paint looks absolutely first class by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    There is plenty of nylon carpet around for the DS. But after doing some research I found a Mercedes carpet that was actually wool. A simple and cheap upgrade from the original, the colour palette was good as well. Given the black leather I guess there is only one choice.... grey. But as you say, when you put all this effort into a restoration you can choose whatever colour you like.

    The panel work and paint looks absolutely first class by the way.
    Hi and thank you for the carpet information I will follow up on it; cheap is good as long as there is some level of quality. True! grey carpet is best with black leather but I intend to pick a fairly dark grey colour it will go well with the external duco and as previously mentioned I am not one to follow Citroen colour code standards the fact is I don't like any of them. I'm restoring the car to my personnel standards and am sure it will look good when finished. I have been following your restoration thread and your car seems to be identical to mine and looking absolutely fantastic. BTW did you buy this car from Andrew dodd ?

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    yes, I bought the car from Andrew.
    It's a 1968 car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    yes, I bought the car from Andrew.
    It's a 1968 car.
    I bought 3 DS from Andrew Dodd over the years and recall trying to buy this one about 10 years ago unfortunately Andrew advised this car was already sold to a Vic buyer. Not much differences between a 68 and 69 BVH

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    Despite the amount of rain received this week end; I managed to do a little more on the car, the new wheels are now fitted, the stainless steel plates along and below the doors are now fitted, I finally received my new thermostat now fitted and one guard is now reassembled and ready to go back.

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    Hi again still raining but managed to do a wee bit moreClick image for larger version. 

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    Default DS 21 BVH Resto

    Waiting on grey carpet kit from Citro-Classique here is a couple more pictures before the interior get fitted





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    Default 1969 DS21 BVH resto

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    Waiting on grey carpet kit from Citro-Classique here is a couple more pictures before the interior get fitted (the bonnet is not locked thus the rClick image for larger version. 

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    really looks cool. it must look better in the flesh. great work.

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    That does look amazing, great to see such a beautiful car rebirthed. Well done!


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    Hi Lamoor
    Yes I guess it does look better in the flesh, Being registered I took it for a drive yesterday and wow she drove beautifully the gear change is just perfect took me a while to fully understand the BVH principals but I'm very happy with my adjustments (Self tuition); the new Michelin tires made a huge difference in handling I also noticed one of the rear spheres was a little hard so a new set of spheres will be next on the agenda will wait for Richo's next batch of spheres with dampers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mberry View Post
    That does look amazing, great to see such a beautiful car rebirthed. Well done!

    Thank you Michael ;cant wait for your DS to be completed it will be another success back on the road I have been following your progress and honestly you are doing a tremendous job "more pictures please". BTW I have ordered a complete set of carpet in grey including the foam sections that goes under the front and rear mats from Citro-classique NL. Will see how this goes
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    This weekend I have removed the tow bar and fitted new mud flaps to the rear of the vehicle and under the front guards and added a new tire strap to the spare wheel. I have received the new insulation for the under bonnet and I hate doing this job


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    This weekend I have removed the tow bar and fitted new mud flaps to the rear of the vehicle and under the front guards and added a new tire strap to the spare wheel. I have received the new insulation for the under bonnet and I hate doing this job
    Loving the detail, lovely work
    Question, did your rear mudflaps come with the metal straps already fixed? They appear to have the correct rivets? Rather than pop rivets that you have used elsewhere in fixing.

    Great thread I have really enjoyed your (rapid) progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Loving the detail, lovely work
    Question, did your rear mudflaps come with the metal straps already fixed? They appear to have the correct rivets? Rather than pop rivets that you have used elsewhere in fixing.

    Great thread I have really enjoyed your (rapid) progress

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    Hi Chris

    Yes the mudflaps come with the metal straps already fixed and with the correct rivets and all necessary stainless steel plates for the remaining flaps. I bought the complete set from Citroworld.
    Thank you for the compliment
    I believe in paying attention to details which is what makes the car standout
    Cheers
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    Finally received the carpet kit from citro-classique . Looks OK! well finished, reasonably good quality dark grey as ordered with clips to secure to the floor of course bloody expensive. Question is who will install the kit? Click image for larger version. 

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    Finally the car has been dropped at the upholstery for its final interior make over Cant wait to see the final result Click image for larger version. 

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    Looking resplendent if not a little undignified on the back of the flatbed Phillipe

    That colour looks superb out in the light of day, yes I bet you will count down the days waiting for her return all trimmed and fresh inside. Look forward to the pictures and one day perhaps seeing the car in the flesh

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    Wooohooo! Love that color!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Looking resplendent if not a little undignified on the back of the flatbed Phillipe

    That colour looks superb out in the light of day, yes I bet you will count down the days waiting for her return all trimmed and fresh inside. Look forward to the pictures and one day perhaps seeing the car in the flesh

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    Sadly the great unwashed (in LHM) public driving past would have thought "Ah look, anuvver one of them stoopid Sitruns broken down" etc etc.

    Car is looking great.

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    Well the car is fully registered and did drive on and off the tilt tray on her own steam very impressed with the tow truck lady Michelle she knew all about the Citroen suspension I'm highly recommending her services (Towing services that is) and also very affordable. I could have driven the car to Dural but needed a lift back home thus the reason for the towing. the car is now in the hands of Lewis Moore; Lewis works on his own and is located in Dural and has been trained by the best "Craig from Seven Hills" he actually remembers one of my Ds that Craig did for me during his time. the next jobs are to fit the 123 Electronic ignition and reconditioned the carby and I'm waiting for my reconditioned sphere kit, front and back from Pleiades with dumpers of course'. I have ordered new rear pallas tail lights, rear retractable seat belts, rear shoe brakes which should arrive anytime from Netherlands. the job is neither finished will post pictures when car returns Click image for larger version. 

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    Heavy breathing.
    Ooh.
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    Ooh.
    Ahhh.
    Ooh.
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    Hi
    Just a quick update, well Josephine is still with the trimmer its taking a lot longer then expected "not happy Jane" its really hard to get a good tradesman these days.
    In the mean time here is a few bits and pieces just received from QLD and NL and more to come, new high corrector . new heater valve and special tools for the DS
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    "the car is now in the hands of Lewis Moore; Lewis works on his own and is located in Dural and has been trained by the best "Craig from Seven Hills" he actually remembers one of my Ds that Craig did for me during his time".


    phillipe
    the car is looking great and the time and effort is huge, as for the interior, i guess its a balance of patience and cost because ther are a lot of component to any DS and especially a pallas. looking forward to viewing the completed car.

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    Phillipe's car is a cracker, I had a look at it in August and I think it must be one of the nicest D's in Oz, beautiful work : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by lamoor View Post
    "the car is now in the hands of Lewis Moore; Lewis works on his own and is located in Dural and has been trained by the best "Craig from Seven Hills" he actually remembers one of my Ds that Craig did for me during his time".


    phillipe
    the car is looking great and the time and effort is huge, as for the interior, i guess its a balance of patience and cost because ther are a lot of component to any DS and especially a pallas. looking forward to viewing the completed car.
    Surely that would be the late Greg from Seven Hills. As our club librarian would tell you, there is a difference between Craig and Greg - except to Americans.

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