Leakages In The Roof Platform On Citroën DS And ID
Citroën Technical Bulletin Number 51
This was an official Citroën Factory service bulletin, written during
the era of the DS's production. It covers completely the process of removing
and replacing the roof on older DS's and ID's. It does not cover removal
of the roof on newer cars with a roof that was glued on rather than bolted
on. I may cover this in a later version of these pages.
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Parts Information for 1966-1969 models:
- DLF, DYF, DJF, DXF models
- DV, DT models
- DX, DJ, DY, DL models
- Tony's roof clip drawings
Thanks to Tony Jackson for these fine drawings. The clips are an important
but hard to find part. Tony suggests that the drawings are not exact, so
be sure to model the original clip for curvature. On most later cars, the
roof is glued on rather that bolted. You will need to get or make more of
them if you are converting from a bonded to a bolted roof. See this for detailed
instructions on making your own clips.
Some of the materials and procedures are dated, or may not be suitable for
cars that are no longer in like new condition. The following should be observed:
- When paper tape is mentioned you can used masking tape.
- A modern replacement for "mastic" is urethane adhesive. Beige color
has been suggested as the original color, but it would be wise to simply
match the stuff found on your car.
- When doing this or any other restoration work, it is highly advisable
to have a parts manual on hand to obtain part numbers. This makes it much
easier to find them.
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Thanks to Rick Levy for sending me this article!
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