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C6Dave   
Sat Dec 01 2012, 12:08pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Some of you will know I have been looking for a Traction for some time, well I have one and a bit of work needs doing, so I decided to document it's progress here: - Click Here -
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 cruiserphil (02 December 2012)
Tjensen   
Sat Dec 01 2012, 03:05pm
Joined: Jul 17 2012
Member No: #954
Location: Bergen
I think I started to like Citroens when my uncle bought and restored one (I was 10 ?), It was an 11 Sport. You are now the owner of the first and the last (ever ? ) of the legandary history-making Citroens. Good luck with the project and keep us informed !
drummond   
Tue Dec 11 2012, 07:43am
Joined: Sep 20 2010
Member No: #238
Location: Aldeburgh
Ah, the money pit! Best of luck......
C6Dave   
Tue Dec 11 2012, 08:09am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
My wife keeps asking why I didn't just buy a new small car Tim, it would have been cheaper.......
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drummond   
Wed Dec 12 2012, 07:57am
Joined: Sep 20 2010
Member No: #238
Location: Aldeburgh
Depreciation, Dave, as we discussed at the ICCCR! I can spend £3000 a year on the Light 15's or the DS's and still not get to the C6 depreciation amount.

Not that I do, however...
C6Dave   
Sun Dec 30 2012, 07:52pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
The car is back from the paint shop and what a job 'Jason' and his team at 'Painted to Perfection' have done.

Repair the dings and splits etc, prime, rub down, prime, rub down, paint in black then bake at 75 degrees, flatten the paint with 2000 grit, machine polish twice with 3M Fast Cut and finally wax with Turtle Wax Colour Magic 'Black'

The car is now very black and very shiny - Click Here - and scroll down the page.

I was trying to get the interior finished by tomorrow night, but the weather has held me up as the garage isn't wide enough and some things require the car to have the doors fully open so needs to be outside and it keeps on raining

Oh and Tim, I have spent circa £2,800 so far getting the car to where it is now. But the electrics need sorting out.....
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 cruiserphil (02 January 2013)
Gobxoy   
Mon Dec 31 2012, 11:39am
Joined: Jan 20 2012
Member No: #786
Location: Essex
C6Dave

Looking good
Electics you won't be upgrading to modern multiplexing anytime soon
C6Dave   
Mon Dec 31 2012, 04:07pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Gobxoy wrote ...

Electics you won't be upgrading to modern multiplexing anytime soon

Not a chance
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drummond   
Wed Jan 02 2013, 10:22am
Joined: Sep 20 2010
Member No: #238
Location: Aldeburgh
Nah, Dave, you won't win Car of the Year at the TOC rally in June! There is a certain 1939 Sloúgh built green roadster which will....(not mine, it's blue)
C6Dave   
Wed Jan 02 2013, 12:47pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
I'm not trying to win any prizes Tim, just to get the car looking good and comfortable
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C6Dave   
Thu Jan 03 2013, 07:28pm

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Well £3,000 + 80 hours or so personal labour later and the car is finished, apart from a few light bulbs to change.

Finished project: - Click Here -
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cruiserphil   
Thu Jan 03 2013, 08:38pm

Joined: Jan 24 2010
Member No: #38
Location: Celbridge
Dave,

Looks fantastic! You've given me the boost to finish the clutch and brakes on mine and get her back on the road. Many happy miles!

Regards,

Phil C.
Gobxoy   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 09:34am
Joined: Jan 20 2012
Member No: #786
Location: Essex
That looks briliant Dave.

The gearbox behind the grille looks slightly odd

Chrome Bibendum nice touch.
C6Dave   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 10:54am

Joined: Oct 01 2009
Member No: #1
Location: Northumberland
Yes the paint on the gearbox is discoloured after applying some 'cleaner'
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Gobxoy   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 06:08pm
Joined: Jan 20 2012
Member No: #786
Location: Essex
C6Dave wrote ...

Yes the paint on the gearbox is discoloured after applying some 'cleaner'

So what colour should the gearbox be? My choice would be black, so it wasn't so Bentley Blowerish. But still very nice
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