Vulgalour's BX 17RD

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Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by vulgalour » Sat May 04, 2019 9:24 pm

The whole story is over here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=22306

I'll be sticking the more momentous occasions in here, sort of a TL:DR version of the above.

Taking a break on the way home on collection day.
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Moody dark shot the first night it was home.
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After some welding, got introduced to the other one.
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Post by vulgalour » Sat May 04, 2019 9:26 pm

Home for the first time after passing the MoT.
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First fuel up on my watch.
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Post by vulgalour » Sat May 04, 2019 9:28 pm

That brings us up to today, which marks getting the top half of the car and the glass clayed, polished, and waxed. Long slow process since I'm doing it by hand.
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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by Dave_16v » Mon May 06, 2019 3:39 pm

Your car is looking very nice after all your work. Bet you will keep having a look at it even if not taking it out for a spin.
Thank you for posting all the pictures and info on the club forum as well. :)
Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by vulgalour » Tue May 07, 2019 4:25 pm

Thank you :) I'm already lining up lots of little cosmetic jobs to improve things. It's very rewarding to work on a car that's started out in such nice shape.

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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by vulgalour » Wed May 29, 2019 1:04 am

Temporary wheel trims turned out to actually really suit the BX. Also had a glorius day for a little snapshot recently.

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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by panky » Wed May 29, 2019 10:25 am

They do look good, I like them 8)
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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by vulgalour » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:11 pm

From my recent 600 mile weekend drive.

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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by vulgalour » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:23 pm

From back in July when I accidentally bought a tailblazer from Mr Leech, then restored and fitted it.
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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by MULLEY » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:59 pm

I do like a tailblazer :) How did you manage to restore it, i've got a broken one which i'd love to get fixed.
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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by vulgalour » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:16 pm

Really depends just how it's broken. I covered the restoration over on the blog here: viewtopic.php?p=266923#p266923

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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by MULLEY » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:11 pm

Cheers for the linky, nice one, when can i send my one to you ;)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Re: Vulgalour's BX 17RD

Post by vulgalour » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:04 pm

Oh no, I've far too many things to do :P You'll be fine doing it yourself, what's the worst that could happen? It's just glue and flammable liquids.