Hi..my name is Ant...Originally from the Uk but now living in Hungary. Please check out my other threads/cars for the backstory of my automotive life and obsession with fixing rusty..slow..and impractical vehicles
About 10 weeks ago my Mum e mailed me this picture.
Her beloved Ford Ka had failed its mot
“Don’t worry” she said I think its time I gave up driving anyway and the garage wants £1300 to fix it!
No no no no no....was my reaction!
About two years ago my mum broke her back whilst doing yoga.....shes in a lot of pain but still manages to soldier on and can still drive and get around....basically she is a true heroine and gets on with her life very independently and without complaining!
Because I moved to Hungary three years ago money has been tight and I'm ashamed to admit I have been unable to visit my mum for the last two years.....she has been unable to undertake the journey to see me due to the pain!
I'm proud to say that I'm very close to my Mum so when she said she was thinking of giving up driving....I knew she was only trying to make me feel better I also knew that if she gave up driving she would be giving up a lot of her independence and freedom!
I knew what i had to do..so i booked a cheap plane ticket and without telling my mum embarked on one of the most important and overdue journeys of my life!
What has this got to do with a Citroen Azu 250 i hear the impatient cynics cry!
As I was getting on with it my beady eye was drawn to this
My old Azu 250 van bought in 1997...motd and used for a year then parked up after the master cylinder failed and stored in my Dads old shed until now!
Hmmm...what if I took it back to Hungary and restored it? After all with my new workshop and new tools plus all the experience and skills Ive learnt in the last three years..plus the fact I know a guy in Hungary with a trailer....
Awesome job on mums car and I am really looking forward to read more about your Citroen
Progress has been slow as Ive been catching up on taming the land at the back of the house Also Ive been giving the workshop a major emptying out and tidy/reorganisation as I have a feeling this is going to be quite the project!
Having done all that I set about some disassembly today
Pretty straightforward stuff I think You’ll agree.
Now one thing I haven’t touched on is the state of the chassis !
Hmm not too bad for a 52 year old chassis.....lets have a look at the front shall we?
Oh dear it would appear that when I parked up my van in 1998 the supposedly “dry garage” had sprung a leak!
That ..a missing bonnet and the fact that the glass master cylinder reservoir had smashed thus depositing highly corrosive dot 4 all over the chassis has resulted in the mess You see before You!
Lots of work to be done as you can see....all other projects are on hold as I will be doing this van full time with a view to selling it on....I'm hoping to get it done by the end of the year so stay tuned....comments good or bad are always encouraged.....wish me luck..I'm going to need it!
As there doesn’t seem to be much interest in yet another Azu 250 thread Id better throw some more pics up so in no particular order...
Oh, there is interest on my side actually, but I´m more of the silent watcher type. I like those old corrugated tin vans, and those AZU's are not (yet) that over the moon pricewise like their bigger brother HY. Although... a friend has one parked up in his garden and thinks his might be worth 12k €s! I would not consider that cheap either.
Atm I would like to know what angol is, like in balatonangol?
Do not swap/buy model cars with/from chandlergti ! You will not get back anything from him. He is a cheater!