1978 Citroen HY Catering van restoration project

 

Citroen HY Catering van restoration - Restoring Citroen HY Catering Van

 

In January 2011 Peter Rea MD of Elan Creperie commissioned De-Fleet services to restore his 1978 Citroen HY van which we also had to convert for catering use.

 

Firstly all the interior, glass & lights etc were removed along with any removable panels such as doors, etc. The complete body was then grit-blasted to remove rust & show any excess corrosion.

 

The rear side body was cut-away to make provision for the service hatch & the spare wheel fixings removed to be replaced with a LPG tank Some body panels were replaced whilst others were cut away & new metal welded-in.

 

When ready the complete shell & all panels were primed & sanded prior to base-coat, lacquer finish, it was decided to keep the colour as original as possible whilst using a metallic finish to ad style

 

The interior was re-fitted along with the glass, lights & dash panel; seats were re-trimmed with original covers.

 

The next stage was to trim the interior & install the rather large catering fridge. A fresh-water tank with pump, wastewater & water heater went in next along with generator & LPG tank etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fabricated side hatch cover was fitted along with hydraulic rams.

 

An MOT test was booked & vehicle handed over to Elan on completion.

 

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De-Fleet specialising in car and commercial body repairs - shot blasting - restoration - smart repairs and lease returns, North East.