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    Despite the 40 degree yesterday evening I was determinate to fit the new windscreen. I purchased an aftermarket rubber seal, well let me tell you it’s nothing like the original rubber what a bastard to fit my fingers are still aching it took 3 of us and lots of patience to complete the job. The old rubber being 40 years old couldn’t be used again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    Despite the 40 degree yesterday evening I was determinate to fit the new windscreen. I purchased an aftermarket rubber seal, well let me tell you it’s nothing like the original rubber what a bastard to fit my fingers are still aching it took 3 of us and lots of patience to complete the job. The old rubber being 40 years old couldn’t be used again.
    You did well, perhaps having a 40 degree day actually helped. I had the same trouble with mine and ended up taping the rubber in position and left it for a couple of weeks to take on the shape required - especially the tight curves.

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    You did well, perhaps having a 40 degree day actually helped. I had the same trouble with mine and ended up taping the rubber in position and left it for a couple of weeks to take on the shape required - especially the tight curves.

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    We still used duct tape to hold the rubber in place I remember reading this from someone on Aussiefrogs, also one of my friend’s hands are like a vice and that helped a lot!!!! He can run his finger under the rubber edge to pull it over the channel….
    I left the rubber around the windscreen for a few day I guess that also help….
    I’m also convinced that the aftermarket windscreen isn’t the same size as the original believe me it’s not the perfect fit but still acceptable no other choice

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    Philipe you were looking for one of these?
    CITROEN Platine / Boutons Pour DS






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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    I purchased an aftermarket rubber seal, well let me tell you it’s nothing like the original rubber what a bastard to fit my fingers are still aching it took 3 of us and lots of patience to complete the job. The old rubber being 40 years old couldn’t be used again.
    Are you taking off grey but replacing with black? I used to have an ID19B that didn't have laminated glass. The screen was thinner and needed a black windscreen rubber. I think laminated screens are thicker and need the grey rubber.

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    Actually Chris was kind enough to provide some of the missing bits

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    Philipe you were looking for one of these?
    CITROEN Platine / Boutons Pour DS









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    Quote Originally Posted by Budge View Post
    Are you taking off grey but replacing with black? I used to have an ID19B that didn't have laminated glass. The screen was thinner and needed a black windscreen rubber. I think laminated screens are thicker and need the grey rubber.
    Im using the grey rubber aftermarket crap

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    Icon11 1975 DSpecial restoration

    Back from Holiday and back into it, its bloody hot and not easy to restart anyway the back parcel and rear window now completed, Black carpet obtained from bunning and foam material under carpet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    Actually Chris was kind enough to provide some of the missing bits
    Hi Phillipe and Happy New Year

    This may interest you and possibly a few members here, Citrotech in the Netherlands can now supply reproductions of clocks for early and late Ds - these have a digital movement and will be far more reliable than the OEM Jaeger clocks. They look to be very good copies, only lacking the 'Jaeger' made in France.

    Klokje DS ?68-> **nieuw!!** ? CITROTECH





    Cheers
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    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Hi Phillipe and Happy New Year

    This may interest you and possibly a few members here, Citrotech in the Netherlands can now supply reproductions of clocks for early and late Ds - these have a digital movement and will be far more reliable than the OEM Jaeger clocks. They look to be very good copies, only lacking the 'Jaeger' made in France.

    Klokje DS ?68-> **nieuw!!** ? CITROTECH





    Cheers
    Chris
    Hi Chris
    Happy new year to you as well as your family
    I must have one of these clocks Thanks for the tip
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    Default DSpecial restoration

    the dash is complete with all small details added will fit the new steering at the end too much glare for descent pictures

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    Default Citroen Dspecial resto

    Its getting too hot so no more work for today. I have a pallas roof lining kit actually it come with the car I have lined up a mobile roof liner guy for Friday cant wait! so I can look up and see pallas and then look down and come back to reality. I will clean and leave the vinyl on the floor and fit new sealing rubbers not easy to remove these bloody screws holding the stainless trims.

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    Default Citroen dspecial resto

    I picked up my carpets today from Siba motor trimmer Lansvale (total cost $180.00 with thick insulation) and since he did a reasonably good job decided to drop my seat inserts as well as all the seats for Siba to recover, should be ready in 2 weeks also cleaned the grey vinyl and replaced the lower rubber seals
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    Looking great Philipe and pleased to see I'm not the only one copping heat to work on cars! I wanted to ask you what you're doing with your old seat covers, I need some that style for patterns in stitching to use as templates for a guy I want to do mine, even the back white bits would be handy if you' re not using them, Cheers Steven

    ps those mats look the goods btw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Looking great Philipe and pleased to see I'm not the only one copping heat to work on cars! I wanted to ask you what you're doing with your old seat covers, I need some that style for patterns in stitching to use as templates for a guy I want to do mine, even the back white bits would be handy if you' re not using them, Cheers Steven

    ps those mats look the goods btw!
    Hi
    As you can see on the pictures the seat covers are quite thin and worn especially the front driver seat anyway I will see if the upholsterer has kept them not sure what you mean in regards to back white bits??
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    Default Citroen Dspecial restoration

    This weekend the roof liner has been fitted and I’m not too impressed with the work! Wouldn’t ask this guy to do another, as mentioned before I used the liner that come with the car and “no” it’s not a Dspecial liner more like a Pallas grey velour with 6mm foam Well it doesn’t look too bad. On another note I finally found the reason why the nose of the car kept going up and down the culprit was the left front suspension cylinder it had a huge leak and kept filling the rubber boot and excessive LHM kept going back to tank now replaced with a good 2nd hand cylinder. Never seen this fault before and now the cycle time exceeds a minute. Also fitted the 123 Electronic ignition I must say “WOW” what a difference and finally adjusted all tappets. The engine sounds really sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Hi Phillipe and Happy New Year

    This may interest you and possibly a few members here, Citrotech in the Netherlands can now supply reproductions of clocks for early and late Ds - these have a digital movement and will be far more reliable than the OEM Jaeger clocks. They look to be very good copies, only lacking the 'Jaeger' made in France.

    Klokje DS ?68-> **nieuw!!** ? CITROTECH
    Cheers
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    Very nice.... but no 69 version...?
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    Someone had to say it....
    Keep up the great work Phil - your keeping me motivated...
    Cheers,
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    I was referring to the white vinyl backing 'board' on the rears of the front seats, I could use those if you're doing targa and chucking them. NO!!! I hope he has kept them and the seat covers as they would be great to get the measurements off. Fingers crossed!

    Also is that holding stay off the water pump for the speedo cable an original piece? I have wondering about the way mine just 'floats' around.

    PLUS I see you've attached the earth down below on the water pump, is that a factory locarion for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    Very nice.... but no 69 version...?
    LOL 8-D...
    Someone had to say it....
    Keep up the great work Phil - your keeping me motivated...
    Cheers,
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    Hi Mark
    My clock requirement is for a 1975 Dspecial just simplicity I guess!! Are you chasing another 1969 model??
    Thanks god I’m near completion can’t wait for the panels to go back on the car possibly within the next 4 weeks, thanks for the compliment Mark I wish someone would keep me motivated

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    I was referring to the white vinyl backing 'board' on the rears of the front seats, I could use those if you're doing targa and chucking them. NO!!! I hope he has kept them and the seat covers as they would be great to get the measurements off. Fingers crossed!

    Also is that holding stay off the water pump for the speedo cable an original piece? I have wondering about the way mine just 'floats' around.

    PLUS I see you've attached the earth down below on the water pump, is that a factory locarion for them?

    Well sorry but the old white bits have been picked up by the Garbo truck on the weekend and by the way you don’t need a template for these bits just cut the material roughly around, glue and tuck under that’s how the guy did the job. I regards to the seat covers I will check when I pick the seats up.
    I believe its an original support for the speedo cable I have seen them before you can get similar clamps lined with rubber at super cheap I do use them doesn’t have to be an original Citroen version as long as it does the job.
    The main earth is usually connected to the water pump as I have seen in the past many times

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    Bummer Philipe wish I'd got onto you earlier about the seat backs. What I want to check on the seat covers is the measurements for the stitching on the seat itself not the shape as such, where the padding has rows and is raised with stitching on seat both where you sit and the front of the seat where your back rest, the squarish bits in the middle of each section if that makes sense. same for the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Bummer Philipe wish I'd got onto you earlier about the seat backs. What I want to check on the seat covers is the measurements for the stitching on the seat itself not the shape as such, where the padding has rows and is raised with stitching on seat both where you sit and the front of the seat where your back rest, the squarish bits in the middle of each section if that makes sense. same for the rear.

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    Refer to page 2 and 3 where the seat material patern is exposed you will discover that my seats front and back had no stiching at all and the material was of poor quality and very thin.

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    ok then, thought I could see it : )

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    Default 1975 citroen Dspecial

    Just received pictures from the upholstery guy, the seats can be picked up on Friday looking good......
    The Car will be tranfered to the panel beater within the next 2 weeks its time to dress her up with a lovely new dress



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    Another hot weekend, what can you do just have to persist with it!!!!
    Anyways here is a few more pics I would say the car is now ready and waiting on the panels.
    Next I need retractable seats belts for the front seats and also must organise new windscreen wipers

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