The most iconic and most known of the Citroën family are ofcourse these 2CV cars.
The Citroën Méhari: started as a derivative of the Dyane, grown into a fully-fledged pleasure car.
The Citroën HY is still extremely popular as a food truck due to its rustic characteristics.
Citroën A-types also belong to the extensive field of expertise of CQS Classics.
The Citroën Traction Avant is a sublime ceremony car with its unique appearance.
The Citroën DS is characterized by its beautiful lines and fascinating hydraulic suspension comfort.
The Citroën SM stands for traditional Citroën comfort in combination with the power of a Maserati.
The Eden is the contemporary revision of a Citroën Méhari, but with an electric motor.
The Citroën CX is the successor to the DS and is certainly not inferior with its innovative bodywork and dashboard.
What we can do for you…
Maintenance & repairs
Next points will be overlooked by performing a check-up of your classic:
- Level of liquids like break fluid and window fluid
- Condition filters
- Complete ignition circuit
- Condition breaks
- Suspension, steering and driving condition
- Condition hydraulic circuit if present
- Steering and suspension lubrication
- Lighting, horn and windscreen wipers
- Tire and tire pressure condition
- Complete starter and charging circuit
- Engine adjustment
- Engine and gearbox mounts
- Check-up of complete lower panel
CQS classics provides your beloved classic Citroën with a check-up or maintenance. We are experts in restoring and repairing your car to it’s original appearance.
Depending on the number of kilometers driven and the elapsed time since the previous maintenance, the above parts will be replaced when necessary. Of course, this is always done in consultation with the customer. We would like to ask you to make an appointment if your car needs maintenance.
After this check-up and any repairs, your car is technically ready for the road. If the car needs to be inspected, the only thing left for us to do is to adjust the lights and the hydrocarbon. Afterwards you can drive to the technical inspection yourself, or we can do this for you.
Rust is quite possibly the greatest enemy of any classic car and your Citroën DS is no different in this respect. Unfortunately desperate situations call for desperate measures. Sometimes minor welding is sufficient, such as welding a new inner panel or part of the underbody. But sometimes more radical interventions are necessary, such as the replacement of the sills or the entire underbody. The kind of job that is best left to professionals.
CQS Classics always uses the same method. Together with you, we take a critical look at the car, after which we send you a quote of the parts that need replacing/welding.
Then our experienced welders set to work. They use top-class parts and the right materials. And they take the original welds and spot welds into account. This is the only way you can avoid situations such as doors that no longer seamlessly close after a restoration.
CQS Classics can also give your car a thorough anti-rust treatment, ensuring it can withstand the test of time in all weather conditions.
Replacing the platform of a Citroën 2CV
A rusted platform usually means a red inspection certificate during the annual MOT. But don’t worry, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your 2CV has come to the end of the road. It’s worth noting that welding rust holes is not always an option. The chassis may have already been tainted by rust to such an extent that it may have seriously degraded, meaning it is at risk of creasing or even breaking. Caution is therefore required.
CQS Classics has the expertise to make a professional evaluation of the state of the chassis of your 2CV. Where necessary we can also replace it. The relevant Belgian legislation is very strict, however. In fact, it is even stricter than in the neighbouring countries. When a chassis number of a 2CV is incorrect or incomplete, the car may be rejected or even banned from driving after an MOT.
You can avoid this risk by purchasing a new chassis from CQS Classics. Citroën and the Belgian Ministry of Transport have given us a mandate to engrave chassis numbers in a new chassis. This is done based on your vehicle documents. You then receive an engraving certificate from us, which you must keep with your vehicle documents. While we can install the chassis for you, you are of course free to install it yourself. Regardless of your preference, you can always make an appointment with CQS Classics for a platform change. Or you can visit www.citroparts.com, where you can buy a platform online.
CQS Classics has years of experience working with classic cars, especially post-war classic Citroëns. This means that CQS Classics can advise and assist you every step of the way, with minor or major bodywork.
Here is what CQS Classics can offer you:
- We have colour cards and the codes of all the original paints used by Citroën. That way you can be certain that your DS will be repainted in the right colour of your choice. You can also choose another, non-original Citroën colour.
- To avoid differences in colour during partial repaint jobs, we always start by checking a painted part, to determine the exact composition of the paint.
- We can also paint parts that you can then assemble yourself. E.g., parts that need replacing because of rust or damage.
- Naturally we only use top-class products to guarantee a top-notch result.
Are you interested in a free quote or do you want to review the different options with us? Contact us for an appointment. CQS Classics is at your service.
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