Elan Creperie

HY Catering Van

Year

Model

Usage

Completion

1978

HY Van

Cathering

Jan 2010

 

"When our 1952 Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane sustained Accident damage so we consulted Dave at De-Fleet Services. The finished product is superb, so much so that in its first rally after the work was completed it won the Florence Longstaff Trophy for best on show in a 400+ car rally. The finish is superb, the sevice excellent, reliable and friendly."

 

Ray and Carol
Classic car collectors

 

In January 2011 Peter Rea MD of Elan Creperie commissioned De-Fleet services to restore his 1978 Citroen HY van which we also had to convert for catering use.

 

Firstly all the interior, glass & lights etc were removed along with any removable panels such as doors, etc. The complete body was then grit-blasted to remove rust & show any excess corrosion.

 

The rear side body was cut-away to make provision for the service hatch & the spare wheel fixings removed to be replaced with a LPG tank Some body panels were replaced whilst others were cut away & new metal welded-in.

 

When ready the complete shell & all panels were primed & sanded prior to base-coat, lacquer finish, it was decided to keep the colour as original as possible whilst using a metallic finish to ad style

 

The interior was re-fitted along with the glass, lights & dash panel; seats were re-trimmed with original covers.

 

The next stage was to trim the interior & install the rather large catering fridge. A fresh-water tank with pump, wastewater & water heater went in next along with generator & LPG tank etc.

 

The fabricated side hatch cover was fitted along with hydraulic rams.

 

An MOT test was booked & vehicle handed over to Elan on completion.

 

 

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