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#1 OFFLINE   meshking

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:00 PM


About two weeks ago this vehicle was inadvertently advertised by stinkwheel on here. Having recognised this vehicle from my time as moderator on the 2cvgb forum, and having seen it change hands then, I was interested.

A flurry of pm's saw a seed planted in my mind. We've got some building work to do at home - so what better way to help this than to buy a van that hadn't been on the road for 8 years?

Amazingly, my wife thought it a good idea too, and we discussed the proposition with our children. A family fun bus? Why not! My 5 year old son was keen, my 9 year old daughter much less so.

Anyway - wingz123 delivered the mucky beast to my drive this afternoon. Thank you very much sir, lovely to meet you!

So here we are, project acadiane after a quick jetwash.
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#2 OFFLINE   meshking

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:04 PM

I've gone over it a bit, not too much rusty stuff but I'll certainly have to break out the welder over winter.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:10 PM

One fine project this will be. Always found the fronts of those to look stretched and gormless. Great to know the household is interested as well!


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:18 PM

Liking the seats and the World meeting gear knob. Looks like a good project assuming the chassis is OK, enjoy it and good luck with the work needed. The Acadiane is the king of the A series Citroen vans, rides well, roomiest cab and a bit streamlined (keep it in proportion) compared to the AKS400 brick.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:45 PM

Nice project.
I lurv these, had two and I'd have another. I've got my eye on one that's been laid up for years, feller says it's not for sale. I'll keep pestering him...
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:48 PM

I’m very glad it’s found a good home, much better than neglected in my barn where it’s been for ages.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:52 PM

That looks ace! Looking forward to updates.

Oh, and DO NOT PAINT.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:53 PM

Missed this one, it’s veerrryyy nice, cracking project.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 03:58 PM

In almost the words of the popular song ‘Freaky Friday’ - “Winner Winner Winner Winner, you’re that winner”

Looks amazing.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:02 PM

Was both a pleasure to meet you Matt (stinkwheel) and you too Ben (Meshking). In comparison to Brammy’s XM this was certainly a lot easier going on my winch! Lol. Glad too it has gone to a good home - seeing the reactions on the kids faces (and the neighbours ha!) when I pulled up was great!

Here are a few pre-wash (I like to call barn-find raw) photos....

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 04:15 PM

Nice. I wanted it too, but didn't have the guts, the facilities, or the skills to take it on.

 

Or the money, for that matter.

 

Glad it's found a good home on here!



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:39 PM

Lovely rescue.

Please do feel free to write and send me photos for the ccc mag ( membership not obligatory). [email protected] Org.uk

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:43 PM

Oh and 1979 too, so mot and tax free next year!
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:32 PM

Lovely!!!

Some form of 2CV is high on mine and the gf’s want list!

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:35 PM

Lovely!!!
Some form of 2CV is high on mine and the gf’s want list!


Strike whilst you can. Prices are stupid, and getting worse ( and I speak as the 2cv contact for the Citroen car club).
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:36 PM

Strike whilst you can. Prices are stupid, and getting worse ( and I speak as the 2cv contact for the Citroen car club).


I can’t believe the prices of some of them! Next few months hopefully before they go stratospheric!

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:45 PM

I can’t believe the prices of some of them! Next few months hopefully before they go stratospheric!


Pm me if you like, or email [email protected] Org. Uk as I wouldn’t want you to buy a wrong un.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 08:36 PM

Thanks for all the kind words!

I managed to pull a panel off earlier... And noticed that the rear brake pipe has been cut.

There is a lot of surface rust on the chassis, so my first task will be to the van up into the air, run a cup brush over it and industrial quantities of vactan.

I'm afraid it will be painted at some point - but it's not high on the list.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 08:39 PM

Vatican? Will that be enough. You might need a couple blessings and an Endulgance for extra security.


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#20 OFFLINE   meshking

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 08:46 PM

Lovely rescue.

Please do feel free to write and send me photos for the ccc mag ( membership not obligatory). [email protected] Org.uk

Thanks!

I will. Had I known you were at Brooklands today, you probably passed within 100 metres of it!

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:20 PM

Ace. Is this the ex-Chapman one?


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:43 PM

Ace. Is this the ex-Chapman one?

It is indeed! No snails left on the side though. Just some very thick dulux.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:33 PM

Vatican? Will that be enough. You might need a couple blessings and an Endulgance for extra security.

Is that when you pay the Pope to run you through with the sharp end of his crozier?


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:15 AM

It is indeed! No snails left on the side though. Just some very thick dulux.

You can blame chapman for that. I was going to include the tub of dulux that I inherited with it In the back of the van, but it had gone all separated and hard.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:17 AM

Thanks for all the kind words!

I managed to pull a panel off earlier... And noticed that the rear brake pipe has been cut.

There is a lot of surface rust on the chassis, so my first task will be to the van up into the air, run a cup brush over it and industrial quantities of vactan.

I'm afraid it will be painted at some point - but it's not high on the list.


Ah, whoops, I forgot about brake pipe. It’s because the load sensor was totally seized. And then promptly lost. That may have been why it came off the road in fact, but 8/9 years is a long time to remember exactly. If you need brake pipes making up, let me know sizes and I can sort out the weird Citroen 3.5mm stuff.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:46 AM

Ah, whoops, I forgot about brake pipe. It’s because the load sensor was totally seized. And then promptly lost. That may have been why it came off the road in fact, but 8/9 years is a long time to remember exactly. If you need brake pipes making up, let me know sizes and I can sort out the weird Citroen 3.5mm stuff.


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No worries. I noticed the sensor was missing yesterday, so I figured there must have been something up in that area.

I was pleased to see the access was easier to the rear cross member than on a 2cv. Also fuel tank removal looks much easier :)
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:51 AM

Chapman...?

Colin ‘added lightness’? Giles ‘crap cars’?

Could be either.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:55 AM

I can’t believe the prices of some of them! Next few months hopefully before they go stratospheric!

 

Consider a Dyane, if you can find one.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 08:00 AM

Chapman...?

Colin ‘added lightness’? Giles ‘crap cars’?

Could be either.

Neither. Adrian Chapman, laterly of Ccc. Well known Citroën fondler.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 08:08 AM

And famed Dulux-hurler!


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