Thursday quiz..........

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Thursday quiz..........

Post by Mr B » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:02 pm

Right then.

Here is a pic of some bits from a BX......

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There are 4 on a BX, question is where are they from and what do they do?

The prize is my utmost respect, as you are indeed a BX saddooo :lol:

Crack on!

VANNY. You may know already as you know what I've been up to today, so give the others a chance :wink:

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Post by Vanny » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:07 pm

oh not fair! Hmmm four of them?

And there not barbed so they dont like push in and hold little flaps (like the wheel arch shrouds), but there too long to do that. There what about 2" long?


I'd guess there something to do with the interior of the car being plastic, and i guess something people dont usually see, perhaps behind the dash?



Ho hum, i dont know!


(well i've got a good idea, but i thought i'd get you all started!)

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Post by Mr B » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:11 pm

The picture is about life size, they are not barbed or threaded :twisted:

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Post by M » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:14 pm

Thems the infamous Earnshaw plastic nails - developed by the earstwhile designer Fatty Rhomboid to hold wings onto cars. two to each side secure the front wings in place and because they dont rust the wings never fall off.


OK Fooked If I Know.

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Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:28 pm

Vanny wrote:oh not fair! Hmmm four of them?

And there not barbed so they dont like push in and hold little flaps (like the wheel arch shrouds), but there too long to do that. There what about 2" long?


I'd guess there something to do with the interior of the car being plastic, and i guess something people dont usually see, perhaps behind the dash?



Ho hum, i dont know!


(well i've got a good idea, but i thought i'd get you all started!)
I`d go along with that. I think they hold the clocks into the dashboard.

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Post by M » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:44 pm

Not had your clocks out AGAIN Mr. B??? :roll:

They will take you away yet you know.

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Post by Vanny » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:44 pm

cavmad wrote:
I`d go along with that. I think they hold the clocks into the dashboard.

HA HA HA :lol: :lol: :lol:


The clocks arent held into the dash board by anything more than friction! They slot into a recess in the back off that tray bit!



no, i think they arent barbed because they are meant to move around a little without causing damage!


Can they be screwed into Mr B?

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Post by Mr B » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:14 pm

Nope, not dash board.

Nope, not screwed into.

Clue, they are in the interior :wink:

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Post by Vanny » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:18 pm

thats much too big a clue!


Im already half way there and when i get home tomorrow and take the head linning out i'll figure out exactly how they work!

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Post by M » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:04 am

Sunshine roof cable guides?

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Post by jeremy » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:22 am

Which of course us Estate drivers would know nothing about!

Jeremy

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Post by cavmad » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:44 am

Vanny wrote:
cavmad wrote:
I`d go along with that. I think they hold the clocks into the dashboard.

HA HA HA :lol: :lol: :lol:


The clocks arent held into the dash board by anything more than friction! They slot into a recess in the back off that tray bit!



no, i think they arent barbed because they are meant to move around a little without causing damage!


Can they be screwed into Mr B?
I wondered who`d be the first to spot that. Well done Vanny, shows your paying attention. :lol:
As I have had the clocks out more than once you`d think I`d know that wouldn`t you?
I`m hanging my head in shame now fellow BXers. I`m doing 100 lines: `I must stop daydreaming of Cavalier GSi`s with redtop 16V engines and Samantha Mumba cleaning them wearing just a flimsy bikini`.

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Laugh no more people! I have the answer!

Post by cavmad » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:49 pm

They are part of the back of the front seats and appear to hold the plastic panel and pockets onto the back of the seats.
Just been to hoover my car out pre holiday and noticed said plastic panel was hanging off behind the driver`s seat. Pulled it back slightly to find out how it went back in and presto hey! I found them.
Rushed up stairs to tell `er indoors who gave me a blank expression and appears to think I`m mad!
I`m now going to carry on cleaning my car and bask in my reflected glory of being `Anorak of the week` in my newly polished paintwork.

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Re: Laugh no more people! I have the answer!

Post by Mr B » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:14 pm

cavmad wrote:They are part of the back of the front seats and appear to hold the plastic panel and pockets onto the back of the seats.
Just been to hoover my car out pre holiday and noticed said plastic panel was hanging off behind the driver`s seat. Pulled it back slightly to find out how it went back in and presto hey! I found them.
Rushed up stairs to tell `er indoors who gave me a blank expression and appears to think I`m mad!
I`m now going to carry on cleaning my car and bask in my reflected glory of being `Anorak of the week` in my newly polished paintwork.
8) You have been crowned Saddooo Of The Week 8)

My utmost respect goes to you!

I'll post over the weekend what caused me to find them :roll:

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Post by Vanny » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:40 pm

could just be honest and tell them it was my fault ;)