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RESTORATION

We all agree that the restoration of an oldtimer requires a lot of time. The way in which we should restore a car depends on the condition of the car, itīs owner and itīs budget.

For instance a businessman will certainly have no time to be under the car during the late evening hours. He will bring it to a restoration company and will receive ďthe surpriseĒ after 2 years. In 1980 , I had absolutely no money to restore a car. I was very lucky that La Reina Negra was original and that the bodywork was in good condition. The only holes were those found underneath the doors.
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Body work in perfect condition, 1981

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RESTORATION 1980 / 1983

THE ANTI RUST TREATMENT

I started to put the car on a couple of bricks. With a scrubber and machine brush I started to get rid of any rusty surfaces. First I coated the car in red anti rust paint. After that a new product came on the market , it was Novorox. It transformed the rust into a anti oxygen cover. It was white stuff but became black after it dried.

During the restoration I often went for a cup of tea at my grandmothers place. ďOh , my grandson , you are working very hard on that car , she said once on a sunny SaturdayÖ..

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ďYes grandma ÖI am really getting thirsty with all this work. Most of the time I was offered a bottle of beer (Amstel) or a cup of tea. Sometimes my grandma entered the garage to take a look at the car. That was much appreciated and thatīs why I took a picture of my grandma together with the ďrestoration objectĒ. CitroŽn Traction Avant 15 SIX - Restauracion8
My grand mother in Boskoop, September 1982
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