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    Hi all,

    I thought I'd post pics of my car which was at the British and European Car Day (March) and the all French Car Day last month.

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    It attracted a fair bit of attention as you can see from the photos.
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    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterd
    Hi all,

    I thought I'd post pics of my car which was at the British and European Car Day (March) and the all French Car Day last month.

    It attracted a fair bit of attention as you can see from the photos.
    Cheers,
    Rob
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    Ha ha, that's excellent would love to see high res images.

    Love your work, understand doors and guards are removed in minutes but the whole front cowl would've taken some time..... or are you in the process of restoring and ran out of time for the event

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    Yep, that DS looks brilliant. It almost looks like it's been all patched up in the structure. You see 'cos it's so clean/freshly painted it looks like it's had all new panels welded in (it hasn't, all the little panels/sections that are welded together look so fresh, clean and defined .... I can't remember ever seeing a DS like it).

    Rob, when do you want to start on mine

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    Interesting. They could have made it a foot and a half shorter.
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    Nice pics, but I see you chickened out and didn't take off the roof! Did you frisk every DS owner for panels and bolts before they left?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick
    Interesting. They could have made it a foot and a half shorter.
    Where would you put the spare wheel then Seriously though, the 5spd gearbox is within 1/2' of the front. It's a big crumple zone, the DS's take front hits exceptionally well (and are very easy to repair afterwards, just whip the crumple section of and tack a new one on).

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    The car was a one owner I trailered back from Sydney a few years ago. Always garaged, very little rust in panels and none in the frame.

    I am mid restoration and you'll see it at the 50th anniversary at Fed Square.
    The roof has been off, channels cleaned and resealed.

    I'm trying to remember how all the bits in the front wings came together, all 130 of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterd
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    I'm trying to remember how all the bits in the front wings came together, all 130 of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterd
    The car was a one owner I trailered back from Sydney a few years ago. Always garaged, very little rust in panels and none in the frame.

    I am mid restoration and you'll see it at the 50th anniversary at Fed Square.
    The roof has been off, channels cleaned and resealed.

    I'm trying to remember how all the bits in the front wings came together, all 130 of them
    Cheers,
    Rob
    130bits, you didn't pull the buckets themselve apart did you

    there may be some people here that can help, my memory is never good, however it's a series of rods the lock the buckets in, then you just have the wiring and rear panel mounts (1bolt).

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    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
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