Ami 8 front area renovation

After I repaired and repainted large parts on the rear of the car, I decided to renovate the front area of my Citroen Ami8. This is a project alongside the restoration of the interior seats and rear bench. I started with dismantling the front. It turned out to be a bit rusty on the bottom side that is normally hidden by the bumper.

Then I removed the outer and inner fenders to inspect them for rust. There were some rusty spots visible on one outer fender and one inner fender. I decided to replace them with new old stock parts that I’m going to sand down to the bare metal, paint with 2k epoxy primer. Soon more on preparing and painting those parts.

The main goal of the whole operation is to make the car as new as possible and as original as possible (and practical) both optically and technically, So it has to look good around and under the bonnet, but the engine, transmission, steering etc have to be in such a condition that I can drive the car for about another 40.000 to 60.000 km’s without major work except the regular prescribed maintenance.

Citroen Ami 8 engine bay

As I was removing all kinds of small parts in the engine bay, I decided to clean an repaint those parts as well.

After I painted these parts, I continued working on the front area of my Ami8. A lot more needed to be done to get the engine bay and bodywork into good shape again.

Thanks to the Dutch Ami Club to provide the necessary parts

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