New Addition to Traction Collection.

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  • #7683
    Anonymous

      I just found some Pics of the 80 year old original seating/door cards that had forgot I had stored in my iCloud account.
      Regards
      Davy

      #7684
      Anonymous

        Do you still have the original door cards??

        #7685
        Anonymous

          No I told the Trimmers to dump, as the hardboard backing was warped through age and the leather was as fragile as tissue paper.
          My brother in law is a master carpenter and he cut out new door cards from oil tempered hardboard (oil tempered does not warp or twist due to the linseed oil content) and the swan neck detailing and door pockets were cut from birch 3mm plywood for extra strength to these areas.

          Regards
          Davy

          #7686
          Anonymous

            Thanks for the quick reply. I was wondering as they look in pretty good condition – better than my Light 12 (’39). Does your car have a leather panel wrapping around from the rear doors to the rear window, replacing the side headlining. Stupidly, I forgot to take a picture before I removed it for storage – would describe it better.

            Regards,

            #7687
            Anonymous

              A small strip upstand of leather behind back doors then leather glued to rear wheel arches I could post Pics later if you wish
              If you require a sample of leather, just send me a PM with your address and I’ll be glad to help.
              Regards
              Davy

              #7688
              Anonymous

                Davy,

                I know what you mean. It’s the same as my Light 15.
                The leather in my Light 12 runs level with the top of the passenger windows, down and around to the rear window. About half of the “C-pillar” is leather the rest is headlining material. There is also a blind running from bottom to top of the rear window! (operated by a pull-string above the driver’s door!)
                It may be some time before I get it all back together again…!!
                Good to see another pre-war Light 12, can’t be many left.
                regards,
                Alistair

                #7689
                Anonymous

                  Hi Alistair
                  These pre-war Tractions are very rare and are increasingly, through time much sought after. John Gillard has a lot of history and experience working on my car for past owners, and assures me that to his knowledge only four other unrestored cars similar to mine are presently in the U.K. Possibly others will reply to tell me there are hundreds, joking aside they must be a fairly rare car indeed. John assures me that the Duchess of Cornwall once owned this car and promised to try and troll through his records to complete a history, which would confirm this for me.

                  Pics of Leather upstand and wheel arches pieces. The seam in wheel arches will almost disappear when pulled tight over wheel arches and glued in place, then after seat back and bottom are fitted not much of wheel arches are visible.
                  Regards
                  Davy

                  #7690
                  Anonymous

                    David,

                    It looks like a beautiful job. Where abouts are you or how do I get in touch with this company?

                    Regards, Norman

                    #7691
                    Anonymous

                      Hi Norman
                      I live in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, this company is in BALLYMENA, not far from my premises.
                      If you require any information on this small firm please contact me, or if I can be a go between for you, this would not be a problem (Pleased to help in any way)
                      Kind Regards
                      Davy

                      #21211
                      David Selfridge
                      Participant

                        Could someone identify this model of Traction for me
                        Davy Selfridge Traction

                        #21212
                        David Selfridge
                        Participant

                          Photo Traction null

                          #21214
                          David Faulkner
                          Participant

                            David can you post the full url of the image so we can take a look as it appears the new site isn’t working 100% yet

                            #21215
                            David Selfridge
                            Participant

                              Hi David
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                              Davy

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                              #21499
                              David Selfridge
                              Participant

                                I have enjoyed a lovely drive in the Northern Ireland contryside in my Legere, it has made wonder why I am selling this lovely positive driving car, however I don’t have a choice as the 1938 Light 12 has now return from its  full restoration. My full commitment must now be on the Light 12 as the lack of garage space would not allow me both.

                                My heart will break when the Legere leaves my premises but I must try harder to sell, to date I have been reluctant to push Sale.

                                Davy 1953 Legere

                                #22249
                                David Selfridge
                                Participant

                                  Hi

                                  I have just sold my Legere, I had become quite fond of this Car and parted reluctantly, but the garage space required freeing, for another project. Now I can concentrate on my Light 12 which requires some TLC.

                                  The Light 12 will be presented at The Pride of Ownership Stand, NEC, Birmingham, November 2018, my invitation has already been secured. Looking forward to this big forthcoming event and hope that all TOC members attending will take the time to vote for my car and maybe secure a Win for a Citroen Traction (the only Traction at this event) The Cars at this Stand can be voted for by all attending the show and a Winner will be announced at the conclusion, this is a tough stand with many very good restorattion projects competing, but I am off the opinion that a Citroen Traction Avant, should be able to hold its on with tough opposition, Fingers Crossed.

                                  Davy

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