Citroen Avant Traction 11 Commerciale

Bodywork on Citroen Avant Traction

Citroen Avant Traction 11 BN, BL, Commerciale, Familiale

We love Citroen Avant Traction. The car constructed in 1934 was being produced till 1957. Even now it is very good drivable. By 80 km/h it is driving perfectly and keeping the road.

 

Our goal was to make a comfortable Citroen car which we could use in summer time for mariages and sightseeing city tours. The BL model is to small for this task, BN of 15/6 would be O.K. but if you want to have really a lot of space for passengers and if they should get really the feeling of a cabriolet it should be a long model based on Familiale or Commerciale. You ll see the difference yourself if you see the photos.

 

Below we ll tell You what and how we are doing on this interesting project.

Bodywork on Citroen Avant Traction

Black-white Citroen Avant Traction
Black-white Citroen Avant Traction

Among all the colours we loved first this bi-colour solutions.

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We make our first long CTA Cabriolet
We make our first long CTA Cabriolet

It is very easy to make a CTA Cabriolet. You just take a CTA Familiale or other model and make it to Cabriolet :)

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The doors of Citroen Avant Traction
The doors of Citroen Avant Traction

The doors of Citroen Avant Traction is one of its weak places, expecially the bottom of the door. Sometimes You must cut it.

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New bottom of the CTA door
New bottom of the CTA door

Here You can see the new bottom of the door. YOu can still see where is the new part.

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The door of CTA is ready now.
The door of CTA is ready now.

Now You can hardly see the border of old and new part of the door.

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The CTA door inside before.
The CTA door inside before.

After stripping down of colour (metal shot or other ways) you see normally this stage of the door.

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The door of CTA inside.
The door of CTA inside.

Now the bottom of the door is ready also inside.

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Next CTA illness.
Next CTA illness.

Sill panels you must cut or exchange. It is the second week place by CTA.

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The bottom of the wing.
The bottom of the wing.
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The bottom of the wing.

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Hand made parts.
Hand made parts.

Some panels You can buy but some we must make ourselves.

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The wing will be ready soon.
The wing will be ready soon.
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Paint work on Citroen Avant Traction

The body must be prepared.
The body must be prepared.
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The doors.
The doors.
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Paint work on Citroen Avant Traction

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Paint work on Citroen Avant Traction

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The first paint.
The first paint.

The first paint is done to see the non smooth surfaces to correct it.

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The wheels become the paint
The wheels become the paint

Now we don t paint the wheels like at this picture. We bring them now to powder painting.

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Paint work on Citroen Avant Traction

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Assembling of Citroen Avant Traction

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Prewar Citroen Avant Traction -  project started June 2019

12.06.2017
12.06.2017
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12.06.2017
12.06.2017
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12.06.2017
12.06.2017
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12.06.2017
12.06.2017
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