Gti body kit.

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Gti body kit.

Post by Rog » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:37 am

Hi guys.
I'm new to this forum and I was just wandering on your opinion.
I resently bought a bx hurricane as I had one years ago and my dad and a good friend of mine did. I came across a scraped gti and I took body kit off and other spares and I was going to put the body kit onto my hurricane or will I just leave as is.

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:09 am

Hurricanes are very rare indeed, especially in Eire

Personally I would keep as is, sell the body kit (if its from a 16v), the bumpers especially if you have them are rare!
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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Rog » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:00 pm

It actually came out of UK before Christmas. Needed a bit of work. Flushed out lhm and clean filters, full service including gearbox oil. Had problem with starting it. It had to primed before every time you started it but it was only a problem with leak off pipes. Replace the 4 of them and all ok now. Starts and runs like a dream. Main car is a series 3 l&k superb but give me my bx any day. My kids hate it. 😂😂

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Jaba » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:41 pm

Lucky man to have a Hurricane my favourite BX. Dont spoil it with a body kit IMO.
I sold mine last year and have regretted it ever since. What was the UK reg of yours ?
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Rog » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:13 pm

J86 NKJ

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Jaba » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 pm

Thanks Rog. I know that one and will make sure it is not put on the nascent UK registrar list.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Rog » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:34 am

Is there many hurricanes left.

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by panky » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:48 am

According to howmanyleft.com there are five registered on the road and elven on SORN, so yes pretty rare now.
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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by panky » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:54 am

It also mentions a couple of GTi Hurricanes still out there, not a model I'm familiar with.
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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:19 am

A GTi hurricane is basically a 1.9i 8v instead of a Turbo Diesel, visually they are the same except for the badges.
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Rog » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:03 pm

What happens to the sorn ones. Will they be put back on the road when prices start to rise.

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Rog » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:05 pm

Would ye believe it's going to cost me 720 euro vrt.

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Re: Gti body kit.

Post by Rog » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:10 pm

Also any idea where I would get nice mud flaps for it. I got a nice blaubunkt radio/ tape player. My kids think I'm off my head and they call it "the green yoke".