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JuanNavarro
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: Groucho Reply with quote

This is my actual proyect, it is sometimes used daily, but mainly used to make weekend trips.

This is Groucho, a jaune mimosa (not sure) yellow 2cv special, when I buyed it, it has bad dents and a heavy coat of filler, and not matching color ratle can paint in some parts like bonnnet and fenders.
It was in this "original" shape for 3 years, and finally i started to customize it, I hope it some day looks like the illustration in my avatar.
I do some rought sheet metal job in the fenders, even welding some cracks and DIY paint it satin black, and the same to the bonnet.
The floors need a repair.
The last work was to paint the rims in blue and scotch brite polish the hub cups, but i believe that 2cv hubcups doesnt look like i want.

This is a slow work, and its being difficult to match this bright hippie color to a vintage look.

Sugestions are welcome.

The things I want to do are:
Install a old grill, round headlights, smaller front plate, redo the front bumper, paint the bottom part of the doors in yellow (it was painted by previous owner in shiny black with a brush, as vent flap and bumpers), modify the front arms and get it more low, paint dark orange scallops-or-flames in the bonnet with blue (as rims) perimetral pinstripe, mount external front door hinges, mount round rear lights... And in the interior, mount a round speedometer, and tuck and roll door panels.




The original when i buyed it:

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kadaver
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Location: Vriezenveen, the Netherlands

PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi guanjavaro!
it is nice to see that you have been personalizing your 2cv, although i also like the original yellow. but i understand that it is hard to match with rattle-can spray.
nice job on the hubcaps, looks kinda cool. maybe you want to try beetle moon-hubcaps?

keep us updated :)
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JuanNavarro
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: floor repair in progress Reply with quote

As i stated at the begining of the topic, my 2cv floors need a repair, that are some steps:
Original state:


My idea was to not separate the body from the frame, so i thought in a rigid structure surrounded by sheet metal and not a sheet metal structure as original.
Here is a square tube used as crossbar:


Hi res pics here: http://oxidoygrasa.blogspot.com.es/
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good work, I would be tempted to keep that bar as a reinforcement?

whilst there's no floor, take a moment to reinforce the chassis where it collapses, just under your feet, a piece of angle iron between 'the spring mount and the axle mount' works wonders. I don't know why Citroen didn't do it Question
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bren,
on P.O. chassis, Citroen planted a shallow channel section onto the web of the chassis 'box' in that location, which did a much better job of delaying 'chassis collapso' than angle iron... ;o)

Some attention to the top plate of Juan's chassis might be a good idea, mind you, as there does not seem to be much of the original metal left in the usual places where rust takes hold.

Ken


breninfrance wrote:
good work, I would be tempted to keep that bar as a reinforcement?

whilst there's no floor, take a moment to reinforce the chassis where it collapses, just under your feet, a piece of angle iron between 'the spring mount and the axle mount' works wonders. I don't know why Citroen didn't do it Question


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now try to change this rotten chassis without taking the body apart. Razz
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JuanNavarro
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

breninfrance wrote:
good work, I would be tempted to keep that bar as a reinforcement?

The square bar will be there, it will be the structural part of the repair, the sheet floors will be spot welded to it
dyanut wrote:
Some attention to the top plate of Juan's chassis might be a good idea, mind you, as there does not seem to be much of the original metal left in the usual places where rust takes hold.

Etienne wrote:
Now try to change this rotten chassis without taking the body apart. Razz

Repairing the chassis is not planned Confused, this is a first aid repair to the car, that was stoped by the rotten floors, and there is another 2cv proyect in the queue pushing this car out of the workshop.

I pick your sugestions for taking care of this.

More steps:
Cardboard template for the sheet metal.


Cuting and shaping the metal:



A trial to make the floor beading, finally it results in a very warped/oilcaned piece.
I tried to back it into shape heating it, srinken it, even cutting and re-welding, all with unacceptable results, so finally the floor was flat, with a lower reinforcement



Hi res pics and a short video here: http://oxidoygrasa.blogspot.com.es/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for bending metal yous a wooden hammer.
with metal hammer you make the surface grow.
if you know what i meen?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="breninfrance"]good work, I would be tempted to keep that bar as a reinforcement?

i did this with a dyane i recently fitted new floors and toeboard in.

before:



in goes the bar:



i've not got one welded in except this one.. me just showing off my first attempt at welding, (bottom line) not perfect but hey, it was strong



no idea what difference it made, the car never got finished after the my parents split up and car had to go
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is still up and running.

IMG_20210829_204030-01 by juannavarro2cv, on Flickr
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