Our rebuilt 2cv welding up the old body shell
The first stage of the 2cv rebuild is to totally strip down the 2cv. The 2cv is very carefully dismantled right down to the last nuts and bolts.
Before we weld in all the panels we have the body shell sand blasted to remove the rust. We then weld in all new panels that are necessary to get the body shell to first class condition. We weld in floors, sills, lower bulkhead, full windscreen panel (Original Citroen), boot floor, rear light panel (Original Citroen), inner rear wings and more if needed.
We always fit a new panels set as the old panels are not worth repairing as it is impossible to remove all of the rust from the old panels. All the panels we fit are made from Original Citroen tooling.
The rebuilt body shell is now treated and finished as follows:
Whilst all of the above stages are underway, The running gear, engine and chassis gets stripped down and all the metal work is shot blasted and painted.
We start with the Chassis, the only chassis we fit to our rebuilds is made by Mehari Club Cassis on Original Citroen Tooling and is the only chassis made under licence from Citroen, it also comes with a life time guarantee and is fully approved all over Europe unlike the other chassis made in the UK.
All of the running gear is overhauled, i.e. wheel bearings, kingpins, shock absorbers, all new brakes (shoes, pads, discs, wheel cylinders, rebuilt front callipers, all new brake pipes), reconditioned steering rack, coil, starter motor, alternator, fuel line, fuel tank sender etc. and a reconditioned gear box is fitted. We can also fit a fully rebuilt engine which is completely rebuilt by Mehari Club Cassis.
We will then fit the body to the chassis and reassemble the 2cv to your specification. Re-assembling your 2cv will take approximately 150 hours and in total the rebuild will take approximately 450 hours.
Once we have fully reassembled your 2cv for you, we will have it MOT’d and then test drive it for a few days before you collect it. All rebuilt 2cv’s come with a 1 year parts and labour warranty.
Before any work can commence, we spend some time with you discussing your personal requirements and we will give you a tour around our workshops showing you every stage in the process of rebuilding your 2cv. There are not many places now that allows you to have a say in the specification of your car before it is built for you, visit it at any point in its process, have photographs taken of it throughout the stages, choose the colour of your seats, roof, the colour of the 2cv and there are many more options available to you. At the end of all this you will have a beautiful classic 2cv that you can drive on a daily basis.
The labour cost for all of the above in option 2 is £11,950.00 + vat and parts.