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Citroen 2CV Charleston
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A 1:8 Scale model of my new toy.
About this creation

EDIT: A new, improved version of this model can be found here.

Shed a tear, friends, for the passing of my (t)rusty old yellow 2cv. After 10 years together, it finally died of the dreaded tinworm. It was quite rusty when I bought it, so it did well. Naturally, I was bereft...

Grief counselling did no good, so I bought another one; a 1988 Charleston (so named after it's Art Deco inspired paint job - appropriate given it was designed in the 1930s..)



It is of course my duty to immortalize it in Lego. Enjoy.



As you can see, this one's not rusty at all...



The model is my most functional yet, so talk amongst yourselves while I bore you with the details ;-)

Everything opens.. all four doors will latch closed as well.



Most things in this picture have a purpose. Working steering, of course; there's also the twin speed transmission controlled by the gear lever (yes it is in the right place...), a working handbrake beneath that (this works on the model by locking the transmission), the black gear wheel adjusts the lights (a feature of the real one) and the radio plays tunes (no it doesn't..)



The interior really is that basic... everything you need and nothing you don't.



A good size boot/trunk...



...with a false floor and surprisingly futuristic spare wheel beneath...



All the seats come out easily, so 'le famille' may enjoy 'le pique-nique'. And that's as good as my French gets, I'm afraid...

Most of the grey tiles in this picture came from Dan the Man - thanks Dan - your plates are on their way...



Bonnet up - let's see what's under here... (do we have to ?) YES WE DO!



The flat twin engine is present and correct... all 29.5 bhp of it. The fan is indeed on the end of the crankshaft - it's supposed to be. This is driven by the front wheels through a two speed transmission. Also under here are the lights adjustment and handbrake mechanisms...



Suspension all around, although with front drive it's difficult to do with 1980s pieces - the front should be independent but this is effectively a live axle; the only way to do it if you want a good steering lock...



2cv springs are lovely and soft, with a large amount of travel; and so are this model's... this leads to great comfort, poise and hilarious roll angles...





That exhaust is indeed the size of a pea shooter...

Which is handy for plugging this in to control the HOG steering - it works from inside as well..



The lights adjust from the cabin in all 2CVs (including this one) to compensate for load. Here it is looking slightly sad (maybe because I've just noticed one of the over-riders is a bit squiffy..)



And now it's happy again...



I did build a roof for it...



.. but it's better without on a sunny day! (we do get them sometimes...)



Now here it is next to my old yellow model, making it look a little basic, but I think still an object with some charm...



And this is the car it's usually parked next to...



...in my dream garage!



And now I'm being ridiculous. I'll stop now.



Thanks all for your undying patience.


In response to a special request from MortalSwordsman, here's some views and an explanation of how I did the front suspension / steering / drive. Feel free to skip this bit unless you're a TechnicHead...

The suspension of a 2cv is all independent - this is a live axle located by leading arms, into which is built a steering rack. The wheel carriers are attached to the frame of the axle with 2x2 turntables above and below the UJ for the driveshaft. These carriers are then braced by liftarm triangles, as this is where the force is exerted. Because of the way these are built over and under the plates from the frame, the frame is strong enough without bracing, although for a Jeep, you might want to add some.



This system works very well - good steering lock, reliable drive and nothing falls off - however the ground clearance under the brick-built steering rack support slung under the frame is an issue. If you have the clearance above it, it's just as easy to do it that way round to get around this problem. Whether you can then put an engine above that with a low enough bonnet is anyone's guess...

One thing to bear in mind is that it's a good idea to minimize the angle of the suspension arm at rest, as it does do funny things to the wheels' camber as it's steered otherwise. Plenty of clearance above it is a good idea, probably more than you see here..



Transmission of drive and the steering column have to be articulated across the pivot point of the suspension arm. The system I've used here of gears that tilt with the arm but remain in constant mesh with those above is simply to save space so that I could get a flat floor inside the car. In my 4x4 Jeep, this is done with simple UJs.



Hope this helps and good luck with your Jeep, Joe! Just let me know if you need anything else.





Comments

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  January 7, 2014
I really love your old-fashioned style! Just cannot comment on all of your great mocs so I choose the best of the best ones. Hope to see more from you!
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  November 6, 2013
This is fantastic. As I am driving a 2CV myself, last trip from Hannover to Monte Carlo and back, I can understand your love for this beautiful car. It is really a car and you need all your senses when driving it. But I am also a big Lego fan and would like to have more details, maybe a construction plan, of how to build this very nice model in such perfection. Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks in advance for your inspiration. Bernd
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  October 13, 2013
WOW I CANT SAY JUST ONE WORD..... PERFECT
  September 3, 2013
Absolutely astonishing. Sorry for the real yellow one... Our 2cv is also failing to rust, I feel the pain... As for the lego model, I've never seen as much functionality into a model like this, and, in addition to that, on my favorite car. Thanks for posting, next step is to make a Mehari cover for it!
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  May 27, 2013
Fautless Brilliant Usage Off Bricks Very Good Design
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  February 21, 2013
cool model I am trying to study the pictures so I can build one of my 2cv (any help on how will be appreciated).
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  February 16, 2013
Hi, again, very good creations, always pleased to see french car from internationnal. I am plannig to build a 2cv for a long time, but in studless so I search some inspiration. Keep the good work. Regards, Nico71
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  February 10, 2013
I'm a big fan of all your work, but this is unbelievably good! You've captured the proportions so well
  December 11, 2012
I can see why, it is a great car! Your real car looks fantastic too! glad to see you taking care of it. :-)
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  December 11, 2012
Quoting Alex B May I ask if this is still assembled? No rating ;-)
Yes it is :-) It's still my favourite model.
  December 11, 2012
May I ask if this is still assembled? No rating ;-)
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  December 10, 2012
Quoting Puggioni Gianpaolo What type and how many pieces you want to build the citroen 2 cv. I can not get the instructions? thanks Gianpaolo
Feel free to try to replicate this with a pile of '80s Technic and some small red plates, but instructions do not exist, nor will they. It's a one-off.
  December 7, 2012
What type and how many pieces you want to build the citroen 2 cv. I can not get the instructions? thanks Gianpaolo
  November 28, 2012
Hello, it is possible to know the parts used to build it? Or are there any copyrights? :)
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  November 17, 2012
I've seen this many times as the little square next to your comments, but never go the close up. This is a fantastic car - although in real life I had some bad experiences with reliability when driving with my friend several years ago.
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  November 17, 2012
Quoting Puggioni Gianpaolo Hello, beautiful, you can not have one or the parts needed to build it? My partner is a fierce fans of Citroen 2CV. You can buy one to build? I would like to make a christmas gift. thanks
Thanks for your comment, but building another would be expensive and time-consuming.
  November 17, 2012
Hello, beautiful, you can not have one or the parts needed to build it? My partner is a fierce fans of Citroen 2CV. You can buy one to build? I would like to make a christmas gift. thanks
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  October 24, 2012
Your buddy icon! Very nicely built with tons and loads of details.
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  August 29, 2012
Quoting Andrew McDonald Just the most wonderful Lego model ever! Only wish they would take it into commercial production. Combines two of my favourite loves Lego and a Citroen 2CV Burgundy & Black Charleston. It's just like my full size car. So wish I could buy the model. Nic do let me know if you're interested in making another to sell. Thanks.
Hi Andrew, and thankyou. It's great to hear from a fellow 2CVist. I trust your car is fabulous; and I may make a copy of this in the future.
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  August 29, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . It's a beauty :D. Hope you are well Nick? Any mocs in the pipeline? I hope so.
Thanks, Joe - always good to hear from you. I've been very busy with work throughout August, but things should calm down very soon and I can attack that big pile of bricks again :-) See you soon, buddy!
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  August 29, 2012
Just the most wonderful Lego model ever! Only wish they would take it into commercial production. Combines two of my favourite loves Lego and a Citroen 2CV Burgundy & Black Charleston. It's just like my full size car. So wish I could buy the model. Nic do let me know if you're interested in making another to sell. Thanks.
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  August 29, 2012
It's a beauty :D. Hope you are well Nick? Any mocs in the pipeline? I hope so.
  July 11, 2012
Super job. Really nice to see and read about the details!
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  June 8, 2012
This is So great!!! You've done a Great job!!!! 10/5
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  June 1, 2012
Amazing,I really love this car, on this car I really like this studs to see,excellent work.
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  May 23, 2012
I can certainly see why this is has so many likes! EPIC details, shape and colors. And all those functions you managed to squeeze in there too, wow! Simply fantastic work :-)
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  May 14, 2012
Quoting Loek Marcus Well, there certanly are bigger cars than this made out of LEGO, but if there are better one's I'm not so sure about, mr. Barrett! It's excellent, and very very very very very detailed (and probably the biggest MOCpage ever :D) but good job, keep them coming, mr. Barrett! P.S. why there's a sport rim in the boot as a spare wheel? It is sporty, but on a 2CV...
Thanks Loek. That spare rim is from a motorcycle and slightly smaller than the others to fit in the available space. Just my little cheat ;-)
  May 14, 2012
Well, there certanly are bigger cars than this made out of LEGO, but if there are better one's I'm not so sure about, mr. Barrett! It's excellent, and very very very very very detailed (and probably the biggest MOCpage ever :D) but good job, keep them coming, mr. Barrett! P.S. why there's a sport rim in the boot as a spare wheel? It is sporty, but on a 2CV...
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  May 12, 2012
This is by FAR the biggest, best, and most amazing car ever! It looks so realistic! And the other car models are great too! I especially like the blue car! If I could build cars as well and big as you do, that would be awesome! Unfortunately, my skills lie in other directions....I hope..... Anyway, this is great, and you should tell the lego company to make this a set! I would buy it right away! Keep up the good work!
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  April 13, 2012
This is wonderful! It should be released by the LEGO company! I would buy it for sure!
  February 26, 2012
hello this is the link to see my 2cv lego car http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310246.
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  February 11, 2012
Quoting steve maltaverne good morning I m french and I find our 2cv and our ds are very beautiful. I built a 2cv lego car but I wanted to reproduce lots of many technic details like the real 2cv (real independant suspension, steering wheel, and real front wheel drive with telescopic transmition
Good luck with that - I managed to include everything except the interconnection for the suspension; I wanted the model to have a flat floor. Glad you like it and I look forward to seeing yours.
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  February 9, 2012
good morning I m french and I find our 2cv and our ds are very beautiful. I built a 2cv lego car but I wanted to reproduce lots of many technic details like the real 2cv (real independant suspension, steering wheel, and real front wheel drive with telescopic transmition
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  February 1, 2012
How'd I miss this one? A Frech chef in the next town over has one of these. Nifty car, and this is a perfect rendition!
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  January 27, 2012
It is a work of art.
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  January 27, 2012
Awesome! Got me thinking of the one my Dad briefly owned when I was a child :)
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  January 4, 2012
Excellent
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  January 3, 2012
Hi Nick, now you've got 100 likes for this beauty and it's well worth it :-)) I was lucky to notice the 99. Did you see the new 2CV from Martin GeiŖel? I think, it's a beauty, too, even without the Technic gimmicks of your one: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/301302
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  January 1, 2012
I saw a few of these in real life in France this summer. they're ravishing and so is this brilliant lego recreation ! 5 out of 5 /
  December 23, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman Father Christmas is bringing me a VW Camper :) I cant wait it's like being a kid again.
I know how you feel, because ... I'll get one, too :-)) Let's see who will have it finished, first :-))
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  December 23, 2011
Hi Nick. I hope you are well. You can probably tell I am enjoying being off work and going comment crazy ;). I really hope you and A_Flying_Banana have a great christmas. Father Christmas is bringing me a VW Camper :) I cant wait it's like being a kid again.
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  December 21, 2011
uuuooo, la, la! C'est bel... votre rouge et noir auto. :)
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  November 11, 2011
I can't believe, I haven't written a comment for this one, yet. I've been looking at the pictures many times and I like the many working Technic details as much as the shaping of the body and the colour scheme. That one is definitely made with love :-))
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  November 11, 2011
Quoting Omar Dib can u sell to me a 2cv like this one? how much dollars u need to build another one like that to me? thanks
Thanks for your interest, Omar, but I don't think I have all the right pieces to make another one. In any case, it would be pretty costly...
  November 11, 2011
can u sell to me a 2cv like this one? how much dollars u need to build another one like that to me? thanks
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  November 10, 2011
I'm imagining that your old 2CV is resting easier knowing it has been immortalized in LEGO. And obviously your new one has a good home. Are you planning some trips out to the countryside with it ..., hold on a minute Nick, I'm being distracted by some people talking amongst themselves. (Bones: hey, did you check out Nick's steering system? How does that even happen? Barto: Where is the car show chic? Leda: I don't buy it. I know gear ratios and Nick's don't look right. Hans: I'd take a ride with Nick in this thing, but I'm afraid we'll start talking shop, and I don't really want to compare rabbit stew recipes. Barto: Seriously, where is the car show chic?) I'm sorry, Nick, were you saying something about technic functionality? Oh yes, very nice.
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  October 8, 2011
wow nick! 90!...and 1 more lol!
Nick Barrett
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White Knight
  October 4, 2011
The indestructible James Bond Car.....
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  October 4, 2011
Another winning car from you mate!
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  October 2, 2011
Thanks for the update Nick - extremely useful. I have also commented on your jeep. Hope you like your new camper - i am green with envy. Or is it that just my hangover. ;)
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  October 1, 2011
Not so cool like the DS but very original.Now lets see a Renault Alpine;-)
Nick Barrett
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Preston the insane Petrolhead
  September 30, 2011
WOW, Great job i love all the detail and especially the trans. and the handbrake and the steering along with the suspension, better than your old one! 55555/5
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  September 28, 2011
just a piece of the art.....fantastic details and look so realistic ,,,,wow
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  September 28, 2011
This is marvelous. So much details and so true to the original. Good work, and keep them coming :)
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  September 27, 2011
Amazing. I wonder what would happen if you made a modern Citroen..(GT.. hint hint?)
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  September 26, 2011
Its pretty good, but id work on the back, as it doesnt stand up to the rest of the model
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  September 26, 2011
This might have not been easy! well done!
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  September 26, 2011
Glad to see this where it belongs! It's such a charming car. My entry is done, maybe a couple of tweeks but i'm happy with the concept. I can't wait to see what you've come up with, can't stop wondering what you've been scheming? I havn't felt this nervous since school, it's so funny haha and it's only going to get worse :-S
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  September 26, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman . This is so good its well worth a second look :). The front end is brilliant - front wheel drive, suspension, engine and steering. That's what my question is all about. 5 days until Swindon :) Shame your profile pic keeps reverting back to the old one, this happend to me until i did it for a second time. Hope your MO entry is coming on. The contest is making us all work outside of our comfort zone.
Thanks Joe. Looking forward to Swindon too! (the Lego show more than the town...) I'm still building my MO entry, it's going well. See you soon!
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  September 26, 2011
This is so good its well worth a second look :). The front end is brilliant - front wheel drive, suspension, engine and steering. That's what my question is all about. 5 days until Swindon :) Shame your profile pic keeps reverting back to the old one, this happend to me until i did it for a second time. Hope your MO entry is coming on. The contest is making us all work outside of our comfort zone.
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  September 25, 2011
Sorry about your old one! But this one looks like a pretty great car. And the Lego model is just beautiful! I love the incorporation of all the working elements; the tailpipe steering was a great idea. And, as always, I love your building style!
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  September 24, 2011
Quoting Rock Brick My Dream garage too - I used to have a 2cv Charleston and now I have a DS you're welcome to ride in it if you bring the model along too...
I'm lucky enough to have a DS as well :-) Nothing rides quite like it, not even another Citroen.
  September 23, 2011
My Dream garage too - I used to have a 2cv Charleston and now I have a DS you're welcome to ride in it if you bring the model along too...
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  September 22, 2011
Quoting Joost Cumps Second comment : this is so beautiful!!! You see in the old and new version clearly how your technique evolves (in the good direction, if that's need to be said :-) . Is also notice that your NSX needs a bit dusting :-)
Ah, yes. Hmmm... that's been around for a while :-)
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  September 22, 2011
Second comment : this is so beautiful!!! You see in the old and new version clearly how your technique evolves (in the good direction, if that's need to be said :-) . Is also notice that your NSX needs a bit dusting :-)
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  September 22, 2011
A moment of silence was recognized for your loss. =( Your new baby is an absolute gem, so congrats on that! Great model as well, you really captured some fantastic details.~H
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  September 21, 2011
Quoting Andy Larkum Absolutely gorgeous. I just don't know how you do it. Looks exactly like the real thing. You are a Lego God, Sir!
I'm going a little red right now :-) Thanks Andy!
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  September 21, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous. I just don't know how you do it. Looks exactly like the real thing. You are a Lego God, Sir!
Nick Barrett
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Lenard Stipkovic
  September 20, 2011
AMAZING! :O
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  September 20, 2011
She IS a beauty! Woaw!! That is a very efficient built: from A to Z. With a pure design (I love the way you treated the doors'patterns). I have noticed that Brit' 2CV have a turning signal on the back of the mudguard. I have never seen that on French versions. Funny!
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  September 20, 2011
WOW !!! Ok, that's a realy nice job, love the way you build on the old style and added all thoes functions, exhaust pipe that becomes a HOG steering; the lights !!!Öand so on..... You are a true master on your own wayÖ..brilliant!!!!! And congratulations on the real car.
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  September 19, 2011
Phew... I'm not facing you! Excellent build!
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  September 19, 2011
Quoting Barney R This is brilliant. Much as I liked your first, yellow 2CV, the proportions here are even better (great use of bike wheels) and the details are really-flawless interior. Any chance of a Citroen SM next?
Thanks Barney. An SM huh ? Worth a try...
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  September 19, 2011
This is brilliant. Much as I liked your first, yellow 2CV, the proportions here are even better (great use of bike wheels) and the details are really-flawless interior. Any chance of a Citroen SM next?
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  September 19, 2011
Outstanding creation as like the others. Really like the colour scheme aswell. Great work!
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  September 19, 2011
ravishingly beautiful!
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  September 19, 2011
awesome design!
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  September 18, 2011
Again a stunning job, one of the best of the pages...
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  September 18, 2011
awesome job dude
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  September 18, 2011
awesome job dude
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  September 18, 2011
awesome job dude
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  September 18, 2011
Quoting Family Vuurzoon Hi Nick, Your 2CV MOC is amazing!!! It looks excellent at the outside (including the color scheme) and inside and it has the proper technology (like the adjustable head lights). I tought that the first 2CV's had a dependent front/rear suspension: the front wheel suspensions interacts with the back due to a joint spring. Correct? Was that changed in the newer models? Fantastic work!
Thanks for your comment - glad you liked it! The first model had suspension at the rear but not at the front. This one has but it's not independent like it should be. I tried to interconnect it front to rear using rods/springs as on the real one (all 2CVs had this), but the system was clunky and didn't work that well (we both know how wonderfully it works in real life!) so abandoned the idea - the model looks much better without it and I was able to keep the flat floor.
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  September 18, 2011
Hi Nick, Your 2CV MOC is amazing!!! It looks excellent at the outside (including the color scheme) and inside and it has the proper technology (like the adjustable head lights). I tought that the first 2CV's had a dependent front/rear suspension: the front wheel suspensions interacts with the back due to a joint spring. Correct? Was that changed in the newer models? Fantastic work!
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  September 18, 2011
SWEET!
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  September 18, 2011
Quoting Senator. Chincilla . I was impressed enough by the Citroen, but really, 4 giant cars at once? That IS ridiculious.
Guilty, as charged :-)
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  September 18, 2011
I was impressed enough by the Citroen, but really, 4 giant cars at once? That IS ridiculious.
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  September 18, 2011
Thanks everyone for your kind comments. Who knew slow cars could be so popular ? :-)
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  September 18, 2011
Wow, this looks really great! It's easy to see how much passion you put into this. It looks just like the real thing and it even has all the small little details and features! Well done, sir!
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  September 18, 2011
This is truly great work. Instantly recoqnizable. We had a 2cv in the past. A unique car. You should post it also here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/lugnuts/ Another group of dedicated Lego car builders on the web.
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  September 18, 2011
Beautiful! I love the colour scheme and all the detail and functions. Excellent work as always
Nick Barrett
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Mitchell Andre
  September 17, 2011
This is so cool! I like the curves you were able to create. Very well done!
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  September 17, 2011
holy smokes thisn is great nice suspension and i love the engine!!!
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  September 17, 2011
jaw on floor
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting Dan the Man Aaaah so that's what the tiles were for :) Glad they arrived - the plates came this morning, thanks very much again for that ! Well... afterlooking at all the photos, and reading the description, I can see the love that has gone into making this model - I'm very, VERY impressed, quite possibly your best yet ! We've got one of these too (not a charleston, just a plain old beige one) that we're trying to get road-legal at the moment, and I can confirm that this model is extremely accurate, everything is there, the outside colour scheme and shape have been marvelously modelled, and the functionality... somehow, you've managed to cram everything that on the real car, onto this model - and even in the same way (ridiculously soft suspension etc). If I was wearing a hat, I would take it off to you - this is going to make my Tiger look quite boring in comparison :) - Dan
Thanks Dan. Glad the plates got to you OK. I think your Tiger will be really special, particularly as it's such a huge scale - looking forward to seeing the finished article :-)
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting Daniel Wareing Brilliant use of older parts to construct the front suspension and axle. Looks excellent as well. I used to find front wheel drive for cars a mind boggling concept with the Technic parts I had. Ended up building one that actually worked years ago (before the "Supercar" 8880 was released), but I couldn't manage front suspension as well, it worked well but looked like a pig, then I pretty much gave up on cars. Your models however prove what can be done with older parts, which are a lot more versatile than newer parts, and should be an inspiration.
You are so right, sir! Nothing in this car is from any later than the 8865 test car (apart from a few minor pieces) and it works better than my DS, which uses 8880 parts. The old stuff is much more versatile. Thanks for your comment.
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  September 17, 2011
Aaaah so that's what the tiles were for :) Glad they arrived - the plates came this morning, thanks very much again for that ! Well... afterlooking at all the photos, and reading the description, I can see the love that has gone into making this model - I'm very, VERY impressed, quite possibly your best yet ! We've got one of these too (not a charleston, just a plain old beige one) that we're trying to get road-legal at the moment, and I can confirm that this model is extremely accurate, everything is there, the outside colour scheme and shape have been marvelously modelled, and the functionality... somehow, you've managed to cram everything that on the real car, onto this model - and even in the same way (ridiculously soft suspension etc). If I was wearing a hat, I would take it off to you - this is going to make my Tiger look quite boring in comparison :) - Dan
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting Lego Builders That's cool! I love the colors! Man, you have a lot of Lego! I guess the reason why you didn't include your semi is because it wouldn't fit into the photo, right?
Haha! You got me - bang to rights! :-)
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting T.K . Stunning as usual, what do you think will be the next addition to your real (and Lego) garage?
I'd love a Honda NSX (can't afford one though..) so the Lego one will have to do; however a Peugeot 205 GTi might tempt me... Lego wise, I will make a model of my MGB one of these days.
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  September 17, 2011
That's cool! I love the colors! Man, you have a lot of Lego! I guess the reason why you didn't include your semi is because it wouldn't fit into the photo, right?
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  September 17, 2011
WOW, Wonderful car! The shape and colors are great. I like the white stripes. And as always an incredible amount of working details. Great!
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  September 17, 2011
Fantastic work. I see you went the extra mile with the interior, but the coloring of the doors is what takes the cake here! Well played sir!
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  September 17, 2011
Stunning as usual, what do you think will be the next addition to your real (and Lego) garage?
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  September 17, 2011
A near perfect model of a nice little car. Great job, I love the way you did the front bumper.
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  September 17, 2011
Brilliant use of older parts to construct the front suspension and axle. Looks excellent as well. I used to find front wheel drive for cars a mind boggling concept with the Technic parts I had. Ended up building one that actually worked years ago (before the "Supercar" 8880 was released), but I couldn't manage front suspension as well, it worked well but looked like a pig, then I pretty much gave up on cars. Your models however prove what can be done with older parts, which are a lot more versatile than newer parts, and should be an inspiration.
  September 17, 2011
It's a very good and realistic MOC. I like how you did the colour scheme.
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  September 17, 2011
you are a master at these types of vehicles and this is no exeption! great job, love the doors. ps thanks for the nice comment on my car :)
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  September 17, 2011
iīm lovin it, its one of the most famous 2cv in the wordl, the mights "charleston", beautifull and impresive, congratulations
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting Ape Fight Your best car yet, and one of the best uploads to MOCpages of 2011. The shape (in old school bricks and plates) is superb and looks a little 'lighter' than your first yellow effort. As always, great Technic functions - which are becoming your signature, and a very good interior (your best so far I reckon). I think I rated your old yellow 2CV as 5 stars, but this one is easily better in all respects, so, er... 6? : )
Thanks Ape! I'll take a 6... :-)
  September 17, 2011
Excellent, you have managed to achieve the curves really well!
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  September 17, 2011
I love a 2CV6 and this is no exception. The differences between this and the yellow one are subtle at first, but on closer inspection, it's clear that the build is way ahead. I vote for a Dyane or Ami 8 next!
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  September 17, 2011
So very well done! MUCH better than the old yellow one. Sculpting is very good. The black/dark red colour scheme is indeed a classic, and I am always on the lookout for the right-coloured parts needed to make one in minifig-scale. Love it!
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  September 17, 2011
Exceptional. I'm astounded how you can get square plates to attain such curves. Good work my friend.
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  September 17, 2011
OMG! That is excellent! So perfect with many functions! GREAT job!
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  September 17, 2011
Absoulutely lovable! I also enjoyed the text. ;)
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  September 17, 2011
Agree with Ape Fight, your best car! I Love the 2CV Charleston, it's such an originale body paint... :)
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  September 17, 2011
Your best car yet, and one of the best uploads to MOCpages of 2011. The shape (in old school bricks and plates) is superb and looks a little 'lighter' than your first yellow effort. As always, great Technic functions - which are becoming your signature, and a very good interior (your best so far I reckon). I think I rated your old yellow 2CV as 5 stars, but this one is easily better in all respects, so, er... 6? : )
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  September 17, 2011
this is HYPER excellent car with incredible technic details.i`m speechless!keep it up!
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 hi nick! oh wow! you have the REAL CAR? so clean! incredible! as for your build, very nice! all the technical marvels of the real car! so cool that you incuded pics for comparison, you write french very well! 'pour que la famille savoure le pique nique'! see? avec un peu de champagne aussi? lol! [with champagne too?] ok, i was so impressed to see your old citroen! it s very nice to see your collection of cars together!!! bravo nick!!!
Thanks Frank. It looks and sounds much better coming from you!
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Another jaw dropping moc. The 'art deco' paint job is beautiful especially the silver line running down the side. Plus all the technical functions I expect from you, including a few extras - door latches and hand brake. Those bike wheels are perfect for this. In fact I've got a vague memory of actual off road bike tyres being used on these for dirt/stock racing. Or am I going mad? Really looking forward to Swindon also (never thought I would say that;). I have a few technical questions on a moc I have planned (using my vintage Lego) so I hope you don't mind me picking your brains when we meet.
Thanks Joe. I'll be happy to talk Technic until your ears drop off :-) Looking forward to it!
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  September 17, 2011
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera I was wondering what you've been upto. Sorry to hear about the old Dolly, she must be very jealous of the new one, she's charming and those colours are just fantastic (Very good Nick too) Are you going to bring this to Swindon? would love to see it in the flesh :) I'm talking about the real one of course :) Onto the model, you could not do any better incredible and i'm sorry if i hurt the old one but this is much better. Another Nick Barret Classic. Well done!
Thanks Tom. Yes, you'll know it's me by the car ;-)
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  September 17, 2011
Brilliant!
  September 17, 2011
Yeah forgot to mention the wheels they are perfect. And Joe you are right! These were very good Hill climbers :)
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  September 17, 2011
Another jaw dropping moc. The 'art deco' paint job is beautiful especially the silver line running down the side. Plus all the technical functions I expect from you, including a few extras - door latches and hand brake. Those bike wheels are perfect for this. In fact I've got a vague memory of actual off road bike tyres being used on these for dirt/stock racing. Or am I going mad? Really looking forward to Swindon also (never thought I would say that;). I have a few technical questions on a moc I have planned (using my vintage Lego) so I hope you don't mind me picking your brains when we meet.
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  September 17, 2011
I was wondering what you've been upto. Sorry to hear about the old Dolly, she must be very jealous of the new one, she's charming and those colours are just fantastic (Very good Nick too) Are you going to bring this to Swindon? would love to see it in the flesh :) I'm talking about the real one of course :) Onto the model, you could not do any better incredible and i'm sorry if i hurt the old one but this is much better. Another Nick Barret Classic. Well done!
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  September 17, 2011
hi nick! oh wow! you have the REAL CAR? so clean! incredible! as for your build, very nice! all the technical marvels of the real car! so cool that you incuded pics for comparison, you write french very well! 'pour que la famille savoure le pique nique'! see? avec un peu de champagne aussi? lol! [with champagne too?] ok, i was so impressed to see your old citroen! it s very nice to see your collection of cars together!!! bravo nick!!!
 
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