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 1986 2cv 'special' 2x4x4 
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Post 1986 2cv 'special' 2x4x4
Hi all! Here is my new toy, this started out life as your average 2cv6, owned by my dad as a daily runner, he got fed up with chasing rust around the car, so decided for his 40th to build a car that is not going to tie him up weekend after weekend, welding and grinding. Having been browsing through the usual kit car conversions for these, he stumbled across a new release from Deauville cars. Having viewed only a prototype built, we thought we'd have a crack at it anyway. This kit is basically a large body kit, having no need to touch any of the chassis or running gear, so we built it on the floor of the garage, fitting lights, loom, custom dash, framework and roll bar before stripping the 2cv body off the chassis and bolting the kit onto it one Sunday, ready for inspection on the Monday. Few years later we decided we wanted to take it off road, so we wanted to 4x4 it. There is a kit out there to run drive from the front to the back, but that was expensive, and we figured as we had a spare engine/box/front swing arms, that we'd simply fit that in the back, keeping it all separate so you don't suffer from gearboxes unwinding etc. plus the added benefit is you can control how much power goes to each end. Plus Citroen built the 2cv Sahara with twin engines, so we're kind of sticking to true roots.
Long story short, 8 years after it was first built, my parents split and this ended up in storage, last Christmas I cut a deal with my dad to buy this, but as I can't save money it took until today before I could pay him and get it on my drive.

So we move onto today, I gets up nice and early, take the 106 to meet my dad then drive to the snug carpeted barn where the jeep has been patiently waiting. Didn't have to do much to get it going, just gave everything a once over, tested the brakes, lights etc, chucked some fresh petrol down the carb and jump started it. Just a case of driving it home! Easier said than done, the engine died 2mins from mine and as it was still rolling, dad decided to bump start the back engine to nurse it home.. Then the rear gear linkage broke(wasn't check as it wasn't intended to be used). To keep things simple, the rear engine runs from the battery at the front, so there's no alternator for it to recharge, and as the battery was pretty low on juice it didn't take long to kill that engine too. No issue, I had an AA toe rope to drag it back on, but I live up a very steep hill and it had decided to die there. The clutch in the 106 didn't approve of this abuse much! So, long story cut considerably short, that's a quick sum up of my new toy. I do have build pics somewhere, and I will post them, but here's some I took today-

Few years ago, in its 'prime'

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Half out of the barn-

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On its way home-

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Home!

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January 4th, 2014, 7:33 pm
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Pics not working, I've not been on in a while, have some settings changed?

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rebel2cv wrote:
Pics not working, I've not been on in a while, have some settings changed?



No. You've not posted the right URLs for the pics.

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My bad! Unlike the car, I've gone a bit rusty!

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And the fleet this afternoon, jeep came home, van sold an hour later-

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Ahh mate this is awesome ! Congrats! I look forward to see you bumbling around Bungay ! haha ! how do you get in with tax and Insurance being a modified twin engine car ? just curious as I've been toying with the idea in the D*lly.


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Any chance of some pics of how you've done the gear linkage? Can it run 2wd/1 engine?

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Post Re: 1986 2cv 'special' 2x4x4
Engines aren't linked up, dad wanted them kept separate. So when it's up to speed, he simply put rear engine in 4th, dropped the clutch and with the throttles linked, it'd fly off!
I do want to link them up, but it's working out how to link the gears, and sourcing trafficlutches etc. priority is getting it mot'd, both engines want servicing, needs a new set of fat tyres etc etc.

Have a few pics anyway-

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This^^ won't be staying like this! engine is boxed in but has a habit of getting too hot! there is an electric fan in there too but it needs better airflow

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This needs ripping out and re-wiring-
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