CASE STUDY: CITROEN 2CV BODY OFF RESTORATION

A local classic vehicle was in need of refurbishment, with all panels badly faded and with various rust and damage around the windscreen, scuttle and arches.

Once the vehicle was stripped the real condition was revealed, with a respray turning into a restoration due to the amount of rust and damage hiding under 30 years of road grime and mud.

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Before Restoration Work Commenced

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Rust Patches All Over the Body

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Rust on the Windscreen Scuttle Pan

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Tired and Faded Paintwork

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New rear quarter panels had to be sourced and the rear quarters of the vehicle were cut out, before extensive metalwork and welding was carried out to make the vehicle roadworthy again.

All exterior panels were removed and repaired before being rust treated, prepped, primed and painted with colour matched paint from a local paint supplier.

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Stripped Body Panels

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Tired and Worn Engine

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Structural Damage Required Welding

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Rust had turned into holes

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body panels were sanded back to metal

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fiberglass and filler were used

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body panels painted the original colour

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2CV shell was painted

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The shell was then prepped, primed and painted in the same colour, with additional painting of the floor and rear quarter sections.

The bumpers, front light bar and wheels were refurbished and painted the correct factory colour and many new trim parts were fitted as supplied by the client.

The client was kept informed of progress throughout the job and visited many times to help with sourcing all replacement parts that were required.

The finished car was very well received and the customer is very pleased with the job, leaving lovely feedback and subsequently bringing further work to us afterwards.

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Panels and parts were put back together

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Exterior bumpers and light bar painted

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Wheels were restored and painted

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Restored 2CV by Bold Hydrographics

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There is a huge restoration folder available to view on our Facebook page with many photos of the project from start to finish.