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The UK & Irelands Sole Distributor of Mehari Club Cassis 2cv Parts.

 Tel : 01985 841327 

How we Re-Build a Citroen 2cv

With the 2cv shop you have 2 options when it comes to rebuilding a 2cv. Don’t worry if you do not own a 2cv we can supply one for a small cost from our stock.

For details of GUARANTEED RUST FREE rebuilds please select Option 1 below.

To read full details, please click on one of the options below:

Option 1 - Brand new body shell and panels Guaranteed to be Rust Free.

This is the closest thing you will get to a brand new 2cv!

We are the only 2cv specialist to guarantee a rust free 2cv.

This is because we are the only 2cv specialist that can supply and fit brand new left or right hand drive Body shells. Our brand new body shells which are Electrophoretic Coated (Cataphorese). This process is the same as all modern cars go though. We are also the only place that can supply a body shell fitted with an Original Citroen windscreen surround and rear light panel.


Now on to the panels, all the panels we use on our rebuilds are made from Original Citroen tooling and they all have the same process as the body shell, Electrophoretic Coated (Cataphorese).

Now for the important bit…  Just because we have all brand new body and panels doesn't mean it not going to become rusty. We therefore employ a 6 Stage process to prevent your 2cv going rusty.

Stage 1.

We have a lovey brand new body shell. The first thing we do is apply seam sealer to every seam on the 2cv and then underseal the underside of the 2cv to give it the best possible protection. (you can see the seam sealer in the photo it is white)

Stage 2.

From here the 2CV is taken into our Body Shop where we apply a thin coat of filler to take out any small blemishes.

Stage 3.

Once we are happy, we go on to apply a coat of high quality etch primer, followed by 3 coats of high build primer.

Stage 4.

The high build primer is then sanded down to give a smooth base for the colour coat.

Stage 5.

Then 3 colour coats are applied. The paint that we use is of a high quality and will not fade over a few years as a lot of the cheaper paints do.

Stage 6.

Once all the above is done. We then cavity wax inject to all of the cavity in all the panels and body shell. 

Stage 7.

Whilst all of the above stages are underway the running gear, engine and chassis gets stripped down. 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 comes with a life time guarantee. It 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. etc. A reconditioned gear box is fitted, we can also fit a fully rebuilt engine which is completely rebuilt by Mehari club Cassis.

Stage 8

We will then fit the body to the chassis and reassemble the 2CV to your specification, Re-assembling your 2CV will take about 100 hours, and in total time to rebuild will take approximately 450 hours.

Stage 9

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 2CVs come with a 1 year parts and labour warranty.

Specification:

Before any work can commence, we spend time discussing your personal requirements with you and we can 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 you can 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 through the stages, choose the colour of your seats, roof, the colour of the 2CV, plus many options available to you, and have a beautiful classic 2cv at the end of it all that you can drive on a daily basis.

Price for Option 1:

The labour cost for all of the above is £8,650.00 + vat and parts.

Option 2 - Rebuilding the original body shell.

Stage 1

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.

Stage 2

We then weld in all 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 new wings and doors as they are not worth repairing as it would cost almost the same as new panels, we fit Original Citroen front and rear wings. We are now fitting new boot lids and bonnets as more often than not it is impossible to remove all of the rust from the old panels, again both of these panels are Original Citroen.

Stage 3

The rebuilt body shell is now treated and finished as follows:

  • The 2cv body shell is turned over and a good quality primer is applied to the underside of the 2cv
  • We then go on to apply a seam sealer to every seam on the 2cv and then underseal the underside of the 2cv to give it the best possible protection
  • Next, the 2cv is taken into our Body Shop where we apply filler to take out any small blemishes. We do not use filler to fill any holes or big dents as this would lead to problems in the future
  • Once we are happy, we go on to apply a coat of high quality etch primer, followed by 3 coats of high build primer. The high build primer is then sanded down to give a smooth base for the 3 colour coats. The paint that we use is of a high quality and will not fade over a few years as a lot of the cheaper paints do.

Stage 4

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.

Stage 5

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.

Stage 6

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.

Stage 7

We will then fit the body to the chassis and reassemble the 2cv to your specification. Re-assembling your 2cv will take approximately 100 hours and in total the rebuild will take approximately 520 hours.

Stage 8

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.

Specification:

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.

Price for Option 2

The labour cost for all of the above in option 2 is £10,650.00 + vat and parts.

 

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Contact The 2CV Shop:
The 2CV Shop LTD
 
Unit 22 Deverill Road Trading Estate
Sutton Veny
Warminster
Wiltshire
BA12 7BZ
 
Tel: 01985 841327
Email: info@the2cvshop.co.uk 
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