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 Very rusty '86 Bleu Celeste. 
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Post Very rusty '86 Bleu Celeste.
I had this raging beauty delivered a couple of weeks ago:

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She's been stood for a few years as she wouldn't run. The local garage couldn't get her going and took exception to the exceptionally rusty rear end:

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The passenger side floor must have raised some eyebrows too:

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I got her running without too much drama and proceeded to pull her apart.

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The galvanised chassis is what made me interested in taking her on but the bodyshell is truly awful:

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Soon had passenger side floor and sill chopped out.

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Door pillars repaired.

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And new floor and sills fitted.

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Had to repair a bit of the bottom of the bulkhead but the rest of it was fine so wasn't worth replacing it.

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It took all of about 30 seconds to remove the sad remains of the boot floor.

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Now waiting for parts. New rear quarter panels, inner wings, complete boot floor, back panel and a nearside front a-panel.

Should keep me busy.


July 8th, 2010, 11:05 pm
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Post Re: Very rusty '86 Bleu Celeste.
good work so far

:)

are you re spraying it at all

i nearly bought a bleu celeste 2cv,

its my favourite colour for the 2cv, and i sort of wish id bought the bleu celeste i nearly bought

but thats the way life goes

and i love the shineyness of blue celeste when its all buffed up

anyway good luck keep up the good work :D

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July 8th, 2010, 11:14 pm
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Post Re: Very rusty '86 Bleu Celeste.
Nice :) Take it back to said garage when you get it back on the road, just to show 'em how it's done. :lol:

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July 8th, 2010, 11:16 pm
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Post Re: Very rusty '86 Bleu Celeste.
Saw this on the 2CVGB forum a couple of days ago. Good on you for taking the bull by the horns & getting stuck in! Nice to see another one 'on the mend'.

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July 9th, 2010, 8:42 am
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Post Re: Very rusty '86 Bleu Celeste.
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are you re spraying it at all


Yes, I've never really sprayed much in the past so I'm going to give it a go. I'll start by spraying the shell and see how it looks.
I suppose I'll never learn if I don't try.

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Take it back to said garage when you get it back on the road, just to show 'em how it's done.


I speak to the chap who runs the garage just about every day. He's pretty impressed that I've even got it running although I reckon he's questioning my sanity when it comes to the amount of welding.

Mind you, I don't think he's the only one. :lol:


July 9th, 2010, 10:22 am
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:lol: well good luck. What colour. Bleu celeste again?

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July 9th, 2010, 11:02 am
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Bleu celeste again?


Yeah, reckon so. The lighter the colour the less the imperfections show up!


July 9th, 2010, 11:09 am
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Post Re: Very rusty '86 Bleu Celeste.
Parts have just arrived.
It's going to be a busy weekend chaps. 8-)


July 9th, 2010, 11:43 am
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Nice, good to see an other body saved! so many people throw ones like this one away!

keep up the good work!

greetzzzzzzzzzz

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Good start. I look forward to watching it come along, keep posting!

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