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    I'm in the same boat with my D resto! Lookin good, are you going original on the paint job?

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    Default Murphy strikes again!

    It's like this. When I clamped and bolted the floors in place initially they all appeared to align with the chassis during a trial fit. So, I began the task of welding the floor panels in place.

    At the rear end the floor sits on top of a flange at the front edge of the "under the rear seat" box section. This section had rusty bits which I re-created and replaced over a number of days some time ago.

    To make the floor fit on this flange, as well as align with the front mounting flange (the new footboard) and the seat belt mounting (already in the new sill, non negotiable) I had to create a relatively graceful curve in the floor panel. That was my big mistake.

    Naturally, when one has carefully crafted a curved floor and wants to mount it flush on a flat chassis, something isn't going to match! I can only put it down to brain fade.

    Yeah, I stuffed up. I guess I can't really blame Murphy for his one, although the temptation is always strong to do so.

    So today saw me unpicking the welds between floor panel and sill as well as the support welds either side of the aforementioned box section. "Why?" You ask. (In your relentless search for truth). Because I'd neglected the simple precaution of supporting and bracing the box section before welding everything on.

    Yes, the box section had dropped about 30mm before I attached the inner guards to it, so by the time I attached the floor panels it was already rigidly positioned 30mm too high. End result, see the picture! Serves me right for not triple checking everything.

    Never mind. All's well that ends well. The floor has been re-positioned and re-welded at the stern end and is now flatter than Auntie Maud's chest. In the process, the box section was also cranked into it's correct position and the sills pulled in to alignment with it before welding the whole kaboodle together (again)

    So apart from a heap of little bits of welding needing to be done so that the floor panels are attached firmly both sides, that's all of the repair panels now joined into a cohesive entity henceforth to be called a 2CV body!

    I plan to add a bit of brazing in a few spots, in line with Mr Citroen's original process, since this will be a gentler and potentially smoother surface for the outer panel sections.

    Last thing today was to begin the process of sealing the welded seams (with a product imaginatively called Seam Sealer) before priming and painting the whole underbody.

    Once that's sorted I can lower it on to the chassis for a final fit, before preparing the body for painting overall. Won't that be fun?

    If you knew how much I hate painting you'd understand the term "labour of love" when applied to this car!


    Cheers for now, Pottsy.
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    Oh, and the prevailing wisdom currently is that Gaston will be painted white. Boring I know but easy to achieve.

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    "Oh, and as an after thought, I don't fancy lead poisoning."

    You are safe enough with the metal. It has got to be oxidised or otherwise compounded to be soluble enough to get into your system, especially as you are unlikely to be eating much of it ( unlike the kids in Mt Isa, where it is a real problem )

    Good luck - great progress with the project. HAve always wanted a 2CV, which will unfortunately have to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottsy View Post
    Forum, or can I call you For for short? Thanks for the encouragement.

    First of all, yes, old paint went west inside and outside wherever there was welding to be done. Welding to shiny metal is the only sort that works.

    Secondly, the body is braced every direction and was so before I started removing rotten bits. I took all my measurements off The Alleged Vehicle and so far it's all looking good. The braces are 10mm square tubing and may not be too clearly visible.

    You're right about flexing. There's not a huge amount of metal in the thing overall, but as I've gradually welded in the new bits the frame has become noticeably heavier and more rigid, so I must be doing something right.

    Way back when I was a trainee in the 1970's I did a course on lead wiping. Sure, it was addressing the sealing of underground communications cables but the principles are, i'm sure, at least similar.

    If I was planning on presenting this car as a complete, new concourse standard vehicle then maybe I'd see what could be done but there are two reasons not to go the lead wiping & filling route.

    The first is ability, as detailed above.
    The second is adding more weight to a 2CV is like cutting off horsepower.
    Oh, and as an after thought, I don't fancy lead poisoning.

    Body filler will be the weapon of choice. I at least have some capability with that, just not expert. Sort of describes my skills all round I guess

    Cheers, Pottsy.

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    Default ANother Milestone Achieved!

    In keeping with my plan to have this car complete as soon as possible, I set myself the goal of having the bodywork completely welded and mounted on the chassis by the end of July.

    Happy to say I achieved this today!

    Gaston is starting to look like a car again, (albeit a bit naked!) only this time with more metal and no rust!

    Feeling pretty pleased with meself today!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    Well done Pottsy. You are making good progress. We are looking forward to joining you in NZ. Hawk
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    Great effort Pottsy! I wouldn't have believed it when I saw it 3 weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leti View Post
    Great effort Pottsy! I wouldn't have believed it when I saw it 3 weeks ago.
    Oh! Ye of little faith McF!
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    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
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    Default And it's only Saturday!

    So far this week I've managed to achieve the following:

    Created a plywood template for the windscreen.
    Dismantled, cleaned, painted and prepared the driver's seat frame for reassembly.
    Cleaned off the old vinyl signwriting from the doors and prepared them for attachment.
    Checked out the replacement roof and prepared the boot lid and hinge for attachment.
    Painted (well Mrs P has really) the interior of the car in gloss white Metalshield epoxy enamel.
    Assembled and fitted the new exhaust system to the car, less the engine pipe for the present.
    Begun the process of fitting thermal and acoustic sheets to the firewall exterior and interior as well as the floor and ultimately the doors.

    Overall this doesn't look much, but it's involved many hours of careful resurrection of some parts that were very manky, and sourcing of alternative materials for some others. An instance of this latter is some time spent at Clark Rubber for the seat padding amd exhaust hanger material, not to mention a length of rubber that looks like it will be a perfect infill for the attachment of the rear mudguards to the body.

    Also been sorting and preparing all the myriad nuts and bolts needed, assembling things like steering column. pedal box and gearchange controls. Cleaning and painting front door hinges, fuel filler etc.

    Been busy, and it's still only Saturday!

    Here's a shot of the car as it sits so far while the paint dries internally.

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    1982 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
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    Great progress and I'm enjoying following this thread!
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    Default Continuing Apace!

    Time for an update I guess. Since my last epistle several things have been achieved.

    I've got the wiring in with a few judicious changes and additions. After 42 years as a technician, I reckon I'm pretty au fait with electrical stuff, but a couple of things in this, the simplest of cars, has me agitating the follicles. It appears that there is no original high beam warning lamp fitted, or, at least, I haven't been able to find one. Tracing a loom full of wires in only three colours is an exciting task, and when some of the ends have lost their little coloured ferrules it becomes a painstaking "put volts on here and see where they arrive" exercise. Anyway, it now has a high beam warning light, and it's even blue!

    And as a bonus at least I now know roughly what wire does which thing. Oh, and I've also installed a new fusebox, just to upset the purists! ( )

    One of the mysteries yet to be solved is what the hell the buttony switchy thingy on the top left of the dash actually is. (Sorry to use technical language there.) There were two wires attached, the function of which I've yet to ascertain and in fact have given up on. The actual device doesn't do anything. Turn or push, nothing moves, and the two connectors aren't attached to anything internally, they just turn and slide out of the housing. I reckon some Gauloise smoking joker stuck it in to see if anyone would work it out! To cap it all off, The Alleged Vehicle has the exact same dingus in the same spot with the same effect, ie, none.

    A prize of a kind smile to the first person to enlighten us all on this one.

    As part of the exercise of chasing wiring, I dismantled, cleaned and analysed the headlamp switch and it's an absolute gem internally. A beautiful piece of simple but effective design. Bit like the whole car really.

    A new windscreen is on order from a local supplier of vehicle glass and a pair of new front seatbelts are also on the list.

    Today saw the interior of the beast, well the front half at least, substantially completed. I've used "EzyKool" on the engine side of the firewall and "FormShield" from Clark Rubber inside the firewall and on the floor. Whilst I don't anticipate a huge reduction in noise, it should have some effect.

    Not a favourite job by any means. I hate working under dashboards (and laying flooring) at the best of times and once I moved on to the floor it all started to move around annoyingly. That was when I had a Eureka moment. To locate the right spots for the seat mounting I used some 7mm bolts with their heads cut off and this also served to hold both the soundproofing sheet and the vinyl in place while trimmning to fit.

    Over the top of the flooring I've fitted black vinyl in a Chequer Plate pattern, also from Clark Rubber. (They love me there by now!) Time will tell how effewctive this is, but it looks way better than the rusty white scunge that was the floor covering when the car first arrived here at the Institute.

    The driver's seat has been stripped and rebuilt thanks to Mrs P's sewing skills and Clark Rubber again for the foam padding. Passenger seat appears useable at present but may get some attention down the track. Back seat is next.

    Don't want to moz meself but there is definitely a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel!

    Picture captions should be self explanatory.

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    Well part of a mystery solved is better than none I guess. The Mystery Control has been revealed to be a pull on/push off switch. A bit of judicious lubrication freed up the mechanism.

    Now I need to suss out the wires a bit more closely. I imagne that it could be one of a couple of functions, assuming the 2CV has them: Perhaps instrument illumination on and off? Maybe the rear fog lamp on/off? time will tell.

    EDIT: A bit more "research" seems to indicate that the switch is for the rear foglamp. There was one fitted but it was rusty and broken so got chucked away. The UK requirement was apparently for post 1980 cars to be fitted with one of these, but didn't have to have a visble high beam or indicator warning! Weird these poms/frogs.

    Anyway, I've fitted a nice blue high beam warning and will pair it with a flasher lamp as well when I get back to the wiring (still painting!)

    I've created this little picture just to clarify, if I've got anything wrong, gurus, please let me know.

    Cheers for now, Pottsy.
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    1982 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    That's a lot of lights and switches. Looks very complicated to me. I think you have erroneously posted a picture of the cockpit of a jumbo jet?

    It tickles me to think of you struggling with that mystery switch. My DS has them too and I take it for granted that it would be obvious how to use it - but now i think about it, twisting and flicking it are the obvious things to try. Glad you worked it out in the end!

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    Default Light at the end of the tunnel

    A busy few days, but very satisfying.

    The rear seat has been re-upholstered successfully. Once again Mrs P braved the sewing machine and a couple more wire coathangers gave their all for the common good.

    The new windscreen awaits installation just as soon as a few other bits and bobs are sorted.

    The hull is now a glorious shade of Dulux Vivid White spray enamel (from spray cans!) and is at least a good thirty footer, if not quite a twenty.

    The rear mudguards are fitted.

    A pair of new inertia reel seatbelts are in the front and the original rears are also loosely fitted for now.

    The seats front and rear are in and I reckon they look pretty good.

    Now I need to address fitting the doors, roof and boot lid. I suppose I should also look at fitting some mechanicals pretty soon as well!

    The bonnet may yet be treated to a spray job, but will probably only get a clean at first.

    All that being said, I'm so confident of completion soon that I've even made a booking for a roadworthy test!

    Time will tell!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Waiting in the wings
    1982 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Default Fifty Shades of Blue

    A weekend spent playing with a Citroen is never wasted, and this weekend has been satisfying as well as productive.

    Gaston now has a roof including rear window, quarter lights refitted, new windscreen fitted and rear doors.

    The interior is substantially complete. Dash board is in, along with wipers, air vent and demisting ducts.

    I had a small hiccough with the quarter lights. Given that I've replaced the bottom third of the aperture with a repair panels, I completely ignored the fact that the internal lip size was different between the old upper part and the new lower bit. Consequently, try as I might, the glass wouldn't go in at all. It was only after a session with a marker pen, ruler and the angle grinder that I was able to fit them properly. (And after a bit of repainting I might add!) Ah well, nothing ever goes smoothly.

    A couple of other touchs are a reversing light (ex Toyota Hilux) and rear window mounted stop light. Both are LED in keeping with modern advances!

    So we're getting there!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    1982 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Default So Close!

    I believe we can thank the late Douglas Adams for this rather apt quote, which I must admit to have used quite often in my lifetime.

    "I love deadlines! I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly past!"

    I set myself the arbitrary deadline of the end of August to have the car registered on the road. Sadly, it hasn't quite happened yet, but I'm inching closer to that goal by the day.

    Thursday was spent swapping engines in and out of The Alleged Vehicle. A fun job, and I mean that. Now that I know my way around these jiggers it really isn't all that hard to do this stuff. I also couldn't resist a photo the length of the shed of both cars looking at each other while transplantation was imminent.

    Yesterday saw the engine fitted out with a cross muffler which has no holes in it, a new set of exhaust clamps fitted and the reverse selector thingy staked in accordance with recommendations.

    The motor then spontaneously leapt into the relevant part of the car and attached itself to everything needed. Well, not really, but wouldn't it be lovely if that happened?

    Today I started and ran the engine in its proper home. With the valuable assistance of Mrs P (she knew the risks when whe married me!) the brakes have been bled. The clutch is adjusted, the cables are all fitted, the tank has a few litres of the good stuff in it and the fuel gauge even looks like it works!

    Front mudguards are on, not without a bit of a fight with the RH one for some reason, but never mind. The indicators on the front were both suffering from a bit of internal rustiness so they're getting some TLC before RWC time on Wednesday.

    Last major panel will be the bonnet which needs a bit of a check over and clean before trying it on. The headlamps are in a state of flux also as I'm working on fitting a brand new pair of 5 3/4" standard halogen conversions in the original shells, but the job is proving a tad more difficult than I originally planned, but we shall overcome!

    A couple of questions for those out there who may know more about the minutiae of Deux Chevaux than myself. The roof is an external latching type. So far so good, but it has a couple of straps at the front with "lift the dot" type fasteners on them. I'm sort of assuming that there should be matching "midget donkey dicks" (for want of a better description) for these to clip on to somewhere, but don't know where. There are a couple of marks where I suspect something should be, and a pair of brackets that bear no resemblance to anything and don't line up with any part of the roof! A mystery wrapped in an enigma!

    Can anyone enlighten me?

    In the meantime, feast your eyes on this beauty, just don't look too closely at the paintwork quality, because there is none!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    Default The end is in sight!

    The time has come, the walrus said......

    Gaston is complete, drivable and (hopefully) roadworthy.

    RWC test is booked for Wednesday and, assuming that goes OK, then a registration appointment is booked for Friday.

    Last few little things have been addressed, except for setting the suspension heights so tomorrow he goes back on the hoist for that.

    New headlamps are a set of 5 3/4" halogen conversions via eBay with adaptor rings made by me. Like the rest of the car (and the owner), a little rough around the edges but fully functional. They will have relays fitted once I can relax a bit.

    So wish me luck.

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    1982 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Flippin heck! You get back in that damn shed and hammer out that front guard Pottsy!

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    Yeah, I know. There are quite a few dings and scratches to get to eventually but for now, not a priority. Been way too busy making it into a car again! You have good eyesight or did you blow up the picture?

    Down the track a bit I'll address that along with tidying up some of the other paintwork, but at present it's clean and looks OK from 30 feet or more.

    Just noticed that the previous post announcing completion was Number 42! It must be a sign! The answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

    Cheers, Pottsy
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    1982 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Default Look Out World!

    After visiting Vicroads today we are now wearing a brand new set of registration plates!

    Can I hear a Yippeee?

    Cheers, Pottsy
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    Buvito Ergo Sum!

    The Fleet:

    2006 307 Auto 5 Door ("Spike" 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 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Yippee! Bonzer job there.

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    Mega YIPPEE.
    JohnW

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    Awesome

    Great job and in a pretty short time ( at least for one who's been stuffing around for years )

    Greta to see another 2CV terrorising the roads of Melbourne

    Andrew

    QUOTE=pottsy;1535324]After visiting Vicroads today we are now wearing a brand new set of registration plates!

    Can I hear a Yippeee?

    Cheers, Pottsy[/QUOTE]

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    Should have been "from one who's been stuffing around for years "

    Oops

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    Before and After photos.

    Actually Andrew, it's taken nearly 4 years, just the last 6 or so months have been frenetic!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Gaston the 1982 2CV-.jpg   Gaston the 1982 2CV-.jpg  
    Buvito Ergo Sum!

    The Fleet:

    2006 307 Auto 5 Door ("Spike" 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 ex UK 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    Half of a 1984 2CV6Special ("The Alleged Vehicle")
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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