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BX Pickup

Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Jan 04, 2006 9:50 pm

Anyone remember the fairly unusual lime green BX pickup that was about the place?

Is there more than one of these creations out there? Does anyone have any idea what the useful rear load length was? Was it/were they made from estates or saloons?

Sorry for all the stupid questions (im sure you will get used to them)

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:00 pm

I remember it up on eBay a fair time ago. I thought it looked a bit of a bodge, mind you...
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Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:03 pm

yes, I agree it was urm, thinks, 'interestingly' done.

I've just been thinking i need a vehicle to ocassionally move motorcycles etc and dont want a van or something and trailer if possible, if the load area is sufficient maybe something like the BX pickup (or another converted - ohh the heresy) might do the trick.

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Post by ken newbold » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:14 pm

Think it was listed about £400 which is probably about the same as your insurers would want off you.
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Post by Stinkwheel » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:22 pm

Think it was listed about £400 which is probably about the same as your insurers would want off you.
That is a very good point indeed.

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Post by Vanny » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:30 pm

http://www.bxproject.co.uk/gallery/GSF/pickup.jpg

Here is the beast!

ken newbold wrote:Think it was listed about £400 which is probably about the same as your insurers would want off you.

Wow, does that mean there having a 50% january sale on insurance :D

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Post by classic2cv » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:18 am

hi matt

how are you doing?, wecome to the dark side :twisted: :twisted:

i think that the pickups are built up from estates and bx vans

(i think that someone has a van in the CCC) 8)
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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:19 am

Hello mate :-)

I seem to get everywhere, as do you.

David Bain is it? in 2CVGB has an estate converted to a van.
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Post by Jayboy » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:56 am

The van is owned by Dave Shove who is part of both the CCC and 2CV GB. It's one of around 40 or so (I think) right hand drive versions produced for sale in Ireland. Something to do with their tax laws!?!?

Think they're almost as rare in left hand drive - if not rarer as very few were produced by Heuliez.

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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:21 am

Thanks,

i stand corrected, i knew it was a David at least :-)
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Post by classic2cv » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:51 am

i think that it's called an evaision :?:
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Post by cavmad » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:57 am

produced for sale in Ireland. Something to do with their tax laws!?!?

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i think that it's called an evaision :?:


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Post by classic2cv » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:25 am

i think that it has rear seats, i know that in this country years ago

the purchase tax was cheaper for vans

so people would buy them and then added windows and rear seats later :D cheap estate car

maybe the same rules apply in other countries

NB. I’ve seen 4 door versions in other countries too
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:14 pm

Heres a link http://www.citroenet.org.uk/utilities/b ... ise-2.html
Quite a few tradesmen I know have used BXs as work vehicles, good economy, large boot, motorway comfort, cheap! would you rather drive an ex post office escort or a BX?
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Post by ken newbold » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:31 pm

I've been using one for 16 years untill the arrival of the XM.

And I'm not done yet. :wink:
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