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1980 CitroŽn Dyane 4x4 -

We bought this 1980 CitroŽn Dyane from a good CitroŽn friend John Sobey in 2000. A couple of years later a decision was made to have the car converted to 4x4 by Louis Barbour, and we used it as every day transport (always getting up the steep hills here in Calderdale in the snow).

Five or six years later, the body was starting to look a bit untidy, and in 2007 I decided to remove it from the chassis for a thorough overhall.

Click on the thumbnails (left) for detailed pictures and description of most of the process. Because this all took place some years ago now, these might not be in the correct chronological order - I might well have completely forgotten one or two elements of the rebuild.

Having taken plenty of photos, I've been meaning to record it properly for a few years - but you know how it is.

Anybody thinking of restoring a Dyane or 2CV might find the information useful (or even interesting), but I would never call it definitive . . .

I think most of the rebuild explanation is alongside the pictures, but I'll try to write something more in the not-too-distant future.