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 My AKS400 
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Post Re: My AKS400
I've dug out some emails from '08 -

It was actually advertised back then for 2.5k!

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Hello Neil

I'm getting it MOTd this week, hopefully.

I'll ask the garage who are doing the MOT to advise on the state of the floors, chassis and wheel arches.

I've been offered 2,000 with MOT.

Regards

Matt


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Hi Neil

It passed the MOT, but needed a few things doing first - new king pin, driveshaft (I think second hand), welding to n/s bulkhead and o/s top seat.

I'm afraid I don't have the knowledge to give you an accurate idea about floors, rear arches, bonnet hinge etc. I'm just trying to sell the car for my mother. If you're able to, I suggest you come and view the car and have a test drive. The garage have given me a detailed service history that goes back to 1997. It lists all the work that dad had done.

I drove the car for the second time today (first time about 10 years ago) from Wingham in Kent, to Camberwell in South East London, where it now resides. It was a very different drive from my golf. I think I got the hang of it by the time I reached London. I didn't go over 45mph, which was probably near top speed.

I don't have any other pictures apart from those at: http://www.2cvtv.com/forsale/forsalepics5781.html

If you can't easily view it, I'd be happy to go out with my digital camera and try and take some close-ups. Let me know?

Matt


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Hi Neil

Still no takers on the van. I asked a local 2cv enthusiast (who I met by chance) to look over it and he said much the same as you. He was able to tell me that the van was built in Belguim and that the chassis is sound. He said this model, with rectangular headlights, was only manufactured for a short period.

If you'd be interested in the van at a lower price (say £800-£850), get back in touch.

Regards

Matt




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Hi Neil

Thanks for all the interest you've taken in Dad's car.

I sold it today for £500 to a man from Ross on Wye.

I hope that you find a better 2cv than dad's to replace the one you sold.

Regards

Matt


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February 12th, 2012, 8:20 pm
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February 12th, 2012, 8:32 pm
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It was red and yellow when I saw it at Raid Imber in December so it's been resprayed some point this January.

Has it got a left hand A pillar now? It had the remnants of one...


February 15th, 2012, 3:03 pm
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I suspect that will be the right hand A pillar that looks like someone has taken a chunk out of it!

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February 15th, 2012, 8:27 pm
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:lol: and they're in a DS

It's a nice little van (apart from the whole height thing ;) ) it goes really well:

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February 16th, 2012, 1:13 am
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samfieldhouse wrote:


:lol: and they're in a DS

It's a nice little van (apart from the whole height thing ;) ) it goes really well:

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Awesome pics, Cheers Sam!


February 16th, 2012, 10:07 pm
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Well that explains why the rear arches are so full of crap!

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February 17th, 2012, 9:57 am
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Bugger bollox feck! - Got some new front shoes as the brakes are a little interesting to say the least and some gimp in the past has replaced the box with a standard 2cv box so my nice new aks400 shoes dont fit! Grrrrr.....

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February 18th, 2012, 3:47 pm
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Some more piccys - the offending brakes and some pretty shitty nits of bodywork.....

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February 19th, 2012, 4:49 pm
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I'm guessing the brakes are probably fine - it's just that they're 2cv brakes thats the issue. An AKS400 is, what, 200kgs heavier than a 2cv?


February 19th, 2012, 11:51 pm
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