Bonnets for the bodywork of your 2CV. The 2CV MEHARI CLUB CASSIS, an age-old supplier of bodywork components for Citroën, brings to you a wide selection of parts dedicated for the 2CV bonnet. Between 7 October 1948, date of the launch of the 2CV at the Paris trade fair, and 27 July 1990, which marks the end of its production at the Citroën-Lusitania de Mangalde Portuguese factory, there are mainly two major models of 2CV bonnets even if each one has undergone several changes or developments as regards detailing.
From the pre-war design of the TPV (Tout Petite Voiture (Very Small Vehicle)) project that heralded the 2CV, one of the striking features of the vehicle was the adoption of a “ribbed” bonnet. This solution, which was inspired by the aeronautical industry and mainly by the German aircraft, Junkers JU 52, sought to stiffen the 8mm thin sheet that formed the bonnet of the 2CV. It thus enabled it to combine rigidity and lightness as was required by the specifications of the builder of the Javel platform. These ribs will last throughout the service-life of the 2CV even if their number reduces with time. The 2CV bonnet with small ribs, sometimes called a “corrugated bonnet”, was thus the first to appear in 1948 till 12 December 1960 for the 2CV sedans and till 10 July 1961 for the AZU vans. Characterised by the presence of 23 ribs, this bonnet underwent several changes with first a model with heavy welds till 1953 and then small welds later. The type and positioning of the bonnet prop or the presence or absence of a bonnet centering device were also some of these developments, which however remain relatively limited to the eyes of a novice. The most sensitive exterior modification over the period was the change of the Citroën insignia on the radiator grill with the disappearance of the oval that surrounded the double chevrons in 1953. The second 2CV bonnet model, whose production volume was by far the most significant, was the bonnet called “5 ribs bonnet” that emerged from 1961. It was equipped with 2 separate scoops and a removable radiator grill. The variations over the years of the positioning of the double chevrons on the bonnet led to a few modifications of this bonnet, which had or did not have holes for fixing these chevrons depending on the period. From 1974 and till the end of the production, the configuration of the front side of the legendary Citroën was definitively fixed with the presence of the Citroën insignia on the removable radiator grill. The 2CV 5 ribs bonnet fitted on all vehicles since 1961, as well as its different peripheral accessories, forms the crux of our offer. This bonnet is sold either individually or in different bodywork sets that are theme-based packs grouping several components, like our front pack with bonnet and front wings or our complete bodywork tower including 12 components (doors, bonnet, tailgate, wings, wheel arches). An exclusivity of the 2CV Méhari Club Cassis, our 2CV bonnets just like our other bodywork components are original parts manufactured with the historical Citroën machine tools. They meticulously comply with the smallest details of the manufacturer’s specifications and have a perfect setting which guarantees greatly facilitated installation and also greatly adds to the value of the vehicle thanks to the original quality label. Our online store also has numerous accessories for the 2CV bonnet: bonnet hinges, sound insulation, locks, supports, props, fixed strikers, fixing hook, thrust bearings, etc. Our selection of radiator grills is also unique in the market, especially with our original radiator grills. A “front side” section is also entirely dedicated to them. Opt for the 2CV MEHARI CLUB CASSIS for your original parts and particularly for the replacement of the bonnet of your 2CV.