Is it possible to carry a Xant s2 bonnet...

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Is it possible to carry a Xant s2 bonnet...

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In a Xantia or Xm saloon safely and without damaging either the bonnet or car carrying it?
Are a roof rack and strapping required?

I recall damaging a s2 bonnet slightly getting it home hanging out the rear of a Xant saloon:
has anyone got a definitive answer!?

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Re: Is it possible to carry a Xant s2 bonnet...

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FWIW, I know you can carry a Xantia tailgate hatch sideways on in the rear (with seats folded obviously!)
of a Xantia hatchback plus a windscreen too as these were put inside the boot ready to repair my red Activa.

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Re: Is it possible to carry a Xant s2 bonnet...

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I know Paul (citroenxm) once did it much to my disbelief Andrew but he needed to remove part of one back seat to manage it...

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CitroJim wrote:I know Paul (citroenxm) once did it much to my disbelief Andrew but he needed to remove part of one back seat to manage it...
Crumbs, rear seat dismantling? Is the rear backrest removed to allow more space for the bonnet to drop in?
I know a s1 Xantia bonnet will fit a saloon as it's shorter without the droopy grille on the nose.

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Re: Is it possible to carry a Xant s2 bonnet...

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It was an S2 bonnet that I watched Paul load into an S1 hatch outside my house. Had I not seen it with my own eyes I'd never have believed it possible... As far as I recall he removed the wider of the two back seats completely so the grill could drop in.

I guess an XM would swallow it no problem at all...

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Re: Is it possible to carry a Xant s2 bonnet...

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Thanks Jim, I'll dummy run test that with a duff bonnet I
have spare that needs to be scrapped anyway!

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Re: Is it possible to carry a Xant s2 bonnet...

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andmcit wrote:In a Xantia or Xm saloon safely and without damaging either the bonnet or car carrying it?
Are a roof rack and strapping required?

I recall damaging a s2 bonnet slightly getting it home hanging out the rear of a Xant saloon:
has anyone got a definitive answer!?
I put an Activa S1 bonnet, wings, bumper, lights indicators etc in the rear of an S2 hatch and shut it without damaging it.