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2CVGB NATIONAL MEETING 28th August - 1st September
We attended the 2CVGB National Meeting on the 28th August 2014and had a wonderful time. The Whole event was so well organised, everyone so friendly and it was a really great atmosphere.
To also watch 2CV cars racing around the track was quite an eye opener. The race ran for 24 hours, yet it seemed like all the cars that started the Race where there at the end despite some fierce racing. See the gallery page for pictures.
In the picture below the ECAS 2CV Parts Supplier sponsored car is about to be overtaken by a Grey car that my 4 year old Son said was an Aeroplane!! It was a 2CV like you have never seen before, amazing to watch how fierce the racing was. I was stunned by how fast some of these were, ever so slightly faster than a H van.
We are Atlantic, Citroen H van restorers and Catering vehicle Builders, who specialise in making a 60year old H van reliable. We are H Van Engine rebuild specialists with have a stock of exchange rebuilt engines and Gearboxes from £1,490. We have also developed a Modern Ford Engine transplant that transforms the H van into an every day working vehicle, CLICK HERE for more details. We can arrange collection of your van from anywhere in the Country to have a new engine fitted at our H van Restoration premises and then deliver it back.
Atlantic HY have created this website to help all those with H van find out what they need to keep them running.
There is also a page dedicated to Karans documented restoration of her Camper which we hope will help inspire others to do the same, see Karan below with her newly acquired 'Little Red Fire Engine'. See Karans Camper.
Karans Fire Engine Camper restoration has inspired the creation of a new website that contains Childrens stories of Fifi the French Fire Engine.
These stories document Fifi's adventures as a Fire Engine in Paris and in her new role helping her ex Fireman owner make a new living selling Coffee and Cakes in Chelsea. Great bedtime reading for up to 5 year olds, CLICK HERE or see the Fifi French Fire Engine page in the menu above
We are unique in the UK in keeping a stock of exchange Engines and Gearboxes, all guaranteed 12 months, demonstrating our skills are very much more capable than most.
EXCHANGE REBUILT HY VAN ENGINES AT £1790; REBUILT GEARBOXES FOR £1,490
Many restorations of Citroen H vans are for conversion to a Catering vehicle where reliability is key. The van will be expected work every day. While we love the Citroen H van, no 50 year old van is likely to be associated with the sentence "working every day, reliable, low cost vehicle". That's where we are Head and Shoulders above the rest. Our Catering conversions have a full mechanical rebuild with 12 month Warranty.
While we would cringe at a Vauxhall engine being used in a Classic Jaguar, Catering Conversions have Microwaves, Inverters, LED spot lights, Generators and Electronic Tills all totally out of step with period.
Our modern Ford Engine Transplant is just a continuation of a conversion that completley transforms a Catering unit into a useable working vehicle. Click HERE for more details or see http://www.atlanticmotorhomeservices.co.uk/ford-engine-conversion.php.
This is one of the H vans we are restoring, it is the only 6 wheel van we know of in the World :
We have seen a twin rear axle Car Transporter, but not another 6 wheel van. This van is big inside, as part of the restoration we plan to raise the roof about 100mm and add another 800mm to the rear. This will not only make it one of the most cavernous vans around but the load capacity because of the extra Axle will be immense. A truly unique and eye catching vehicle. With that extra set of wheels it might have really strong Brakes to match the extra load lugging capability.
A raised roofline can cost as little as £900 when done as part of a major restoration, yet will add around £2,500 to the van.
This website will still be dedicated to helping enthusiasts restore their own van and provide help and information on parts, suppliers and even rival restorers.
CITROEN TYPE H, H VAN, HY or HZ?
On introduction in 1949 the Citroen H van had a designation of Citroen Type H. This was soon replaced by the designation Type HY and HZ. Most of the surviving vehicles are Type HY's and this is by far the more common name associated with the vehicle. We make no apology, inaccurate as it may be, for referring to them as Citroen HY vans.
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