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Little Printed Cars: 2CV tribute

by MichielCornelissen, published

Little Printed Cars: 2CV tribute by MichielCornelissen Aug 1, 2013

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Summary

The Citroen 2CV was a wonderful example of a radical but honest approach to car design - as it's rarely seen anymore, if ever. This 3d-printable design is not an attempt to recreate that car; it's simply my interpretation of design elements shown in various versions of it, notably, the 1939 prototype shown in one of the images above.
So I know, a real car usually has at least a front window. But the single headlight really was in those first 2CV prototypes, for cost- and weight reduction purposes.

The car is printed on its side to enable the 'captured' wheels to rotate, without assembly (not sure who invented that approach, but big thanks!). The default size is roughly scale 1:30 compared to a real car. That's a nice size, but it can take a bit long to print. I've successfully printed versions at 70% and 50%, they turn out very cute too.

A heads up: depending on what I end up doing with it commercially, this model may only be on Thingiverse temporarily - so best to grab it while you can.

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Instructions

After printing, carefully loosen the wheels from the build platform first, and then the body, or you might break the axles.

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Hoi Michiel, kom ik je hier ook al tegen :-) ik was op zoek naar een peugeotje of citroennetje en zo waar.... ziet er heel leuk uit, mooi gemaakt..... nu eens kijken of ik hem ook uit mijn printer krijg....ciao

This printed out great! Awesome toy for my son.

Cool, have fun you two! Share a pic if you like.

My autistic son would go ape shit over this, 'cause he could have a fleet of cars @ will lol

I'm really kind of hoping somebody will go through the trouble of making a multicoloured one - that should rock quite a bit...

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