There’s only one brand of tires that should be fitted on a Ami 8 in my modest opinion, and that’s a Michelin tire. Not only because of the handling on dry and wet roads (perfect), the quality of the ride (perfect) but also for the looks of them. A Citroën A-type just looks better with […]
The polyester fenders can be difficult to fit a way that the gaps are not too wide. I took some time and adjustment to get the polyester fenders to fit in a decent way on my Ami 8. There are several point to adjust the gaps, but I didn’t want to change anything to the […]
The rear fenders of an Ami8 are notorious; they are designed to catch dirt and mud and water in all the corners of their pressed and then spotwelded sheetmetal. The design was not optimised for moist conditions. Back in the day, almost every Ami that drove around in our rainy country (Holland) had rusty fenders […]
After the welding work on the inner fenders, I decided to repaint the boot section to have the nice “Bleu Gentiane” color and clean loading area again. Although the color is not exactly the same as the original internal color, it’s pretty nice. And because of the paint job, the repaired sections are not visible […]
After welding in the repair panels in the inner fender near the rear doors, I bought two new seat belt bolts and welded them to the thicker outer repair panel that I spotwelded over the remaining metal of the inner fender. It’s not completely as it is originally, but I’m pretty sure it is secure. […]
As soon as I unmounted the outer fenders of my Ami 8, there were some additional rusty metal areas visible on the inner fender and c-pillar. I decided to cut these rusty parts out and weld some new metal in.
The repair panel is quite big, and because I didn’t want to remove too much existing original metal I cut out the rusted pieces carefully and tightly. Also, there is a gutter part in the inner fender that is not present in the repair panel. Because I liked to keep the repair as invisible and […]
This is an area of DeKeijzer that already looked a bit dodgy when I bought it. A few months ago, I noticed a post on social media from Janez Keshma . He had started the reproduction of this panel. Very good thinking, because in almost every Ami 6, Ami 8 and Ami Super, this piece […]