Spirit of BXClub forum when you're down on your luck

Anything about BXs
User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11576
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 16

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:35 pm

Long live the BX Club. =D>

Glad no-one was hurt.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

adamskibx
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 950
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:26 pm

Post by adamskibx » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:40 pm

Wow its nice to hear that people are so friendly at times of need. Sorry to hear about the accident. Hopefully you;ll get something sorted with the insurers one way or the other. You'd be suprised what they can fix within the value of a car these days. My bets are on them deciding it will be cheaper to fix than to write off.

Hope you get sorted soon John

User avatar
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Post by docchevron » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:00 am

BXCLUB rocks 8) .
Give the car to me Jon, I'll have it mint in 3 days!! :D :D

Glad no one was hurt though, looks like a fair impact.

The last tw*t that hit my car ended up collecting his teeth from his bowels :evil:

Cheers
Chris G
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

User avatar
cavmad
Keeper of the site Goat
Posts: 7857
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 9:13 am

Post by cavmad » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:59 am

I`ll echo the sentiments of all the above and say that whoever was kind enough to loan you a car is an absolute diamond. Good on you, whoever you are. That was obviously the action of a true friend Jon and exactly the kind of spirit that this forum seems to generate.
Hope you get your car mended soon and glad to hear the most important thing that no-one was injured.
Vauxhall apologist.

tim leech

Post by tim leech » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:31 am

Glad noones hurt Jon, take the front panels off and i bet alot of it cosmetic damage as these modern cars are designed to crumple. I agree BXCLUB is one in a million!

User avatar
BX Bandit
Backslash Bandit
Posts: 2587
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:46 am
Location: Home
My Cars: Cars
x 1

Post by BX Bandit » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:10 am

Yep, no one hurt is most important - hurrah for crumple Zones and airbags!! I hope the insurance company don't write it off for you Jon,
I had a Hurricane that met with a tree and they reckoned £2500 worth of damage and that was the last I saw of it. DocChev could have sorted that one out in 1/2 an hour!!!
I've not been a member long but I do feel a great sense of commeradery so well done that man for lending your pride and joy!! :lol:
1990 BX 16V Platinum Grey
1990 BX TGD White
1960 Morris Minor Clarondon Grey
1971 Triumph 2000 Auto Valencia Blue

Stewart (oily!)
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1604
Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 6:23 pm
Location: North Wales

Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:34 am

Any accident you can walk away from is a good one Jon, Ill bet that with the damaged panels removed the car will be straight, it might be a suitable buy back if they write it off .We have a Xantia in my family like that, a Golf ran up the back end and bent the entire rear leaving ripples in the roof and closing up the rear arches a little, bought it back for £70 and put it back on the road, and that was five years ago now.
Stewart
TZD 19 TD one of the few
Xantia Td estate, going soft

User avatar
Barnsley BXer
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1264
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:32 pm
Location: Burgundy Banana Buggy

Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:22 pm

A lot of visitors to this site say that we're a great bunch.Well this proves it.Well done secret donator =D> ^^bx> Hope you get sorted soon Jon
1990 GTI 4x4
1992 TZD
Dear Drooper............................

Geoffrey Gould
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 546
Joined: Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:26 pm
Location: Bristol.UK.

Accident.

Post by Geoffrey Gould » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:29 pm

Sorry to see that Jonkw, thank goodness no one was hurt, although it must have been a shock. Being modern then probably the best vehicle to be bent, rather than a BX.
I dont have anything against BX's but the structural integrety with them ( because of hidden corrosion. ) cant be as good as a modern vehicle.
Be well and take care.
Cheers.
Geoff.
1991 BX 1-7 td Auto.


I MAY NOT BE ALWAYS RIGHT BUT I AM
NEVER WRONG.

User avatar
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Post by docchevron » Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:06 am

I know how well ZX's, CX's and AX's bend!

I've been hit in the rear, side and front of the BX and everytime my car survived considerably better than the car that hit me!
2 Rovers and a BMW M3!

Always find it's best to avoid accidents altogether but if you're gona have one a BX is surprisingly strong.

I destroyed a VW Golf with a 8 tonne bus, and I do mean destroyed!
Very low speed impact but the Golf was scrap, the bus had a cracked fibre glass corner panel and the headlamp bracket was bent :D

The gut in the Golf had pulled away from a roundabout and stalled it, car stopped, I didn't!
He apolagised saying the clutch had been fitted the day before and he couldn't get on with it. I explained as pleasentley as possible that the clutch wouldn't be a problem anymore! :D

Cheers
Chris G
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

User avatar
cavmad
Keeper of the site Goat
Posts: 7857
Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 9:13 am

Post by cavmad » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:29 am

docchevron1472 wrote:I know how well ZX's, CX's and AX's bend!

I've been hit in the rear, side and front of the BX and everytime my car survived considerably better than the car that hit me!2 Rovers and a BMW M3!

I destroyed a VW Golf with a 8 tonne bus, and I do mean destroyed!
Very low speed impact but the Golf was scrap, the bus had a cracked fibre glass corner panel and the headlamp bracket was bent :D


Cheers
Chris G
Chris, along with whoever was kind enough to have helped Jon out in his hour of need I feel you too should be awarded (for a seperate issue of your sterling work in keeping our roads free of junk :lol: )
Vauxhall apologist.

User avatar
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Post by docchevron » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:10 pm

I do what I can Billy! :D :D :D

Cheers
chris G
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

User avatar
thanuttiscotsman
BXpert
BXpert
Posts: 197
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:42 pm

Post by thanuttiscotsman » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:34 pm

bad luck mate! :( good show doc!
1989 BX 16v ph1 Chipped, k+N, full scorpion, weber throttle body, NOS 1990 BX 16v ph2
1996 transit 2.5di 80 swb
2006 Suzuki GSR 600cc Fast as F**K!

Stewart (oily!)
1K Away
1K Away
Posts: 1604
Joined: Wed May 18, 2005 6:23 pm
Location: North Wales

Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:45 pm

Further testament to the good folks in this club, this evening I posted a want ad for some tailgate struts, it seems to have taken under two hours to source a set, well done chaps.
Stewart
TZD 19 TD one of the few
Xantia Td estate, going soft