My First BX 19 TRS

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My First BX 19 TRS

Post by SICK_BX_19TRS » Sun May 24, 2009 9:56 pm



First, before anything. I am new to these forums and I hope that this forum can help me out on my new journey with my BX. Im going to be honest with you. I don't know that much about BX's. I Live in The States (NEW JERSEY) and I came across this neat looking car at a local garage. Apparently someone abandoned the car I seen this car and how great condition the body was in and the "now owner" of the car gave me the keys to check it out and it started right up and thats after he told me he hasnt touched it in 3 months. i was amazed and fell in love. Unfortunatly the only thing about the car that bothers me is that i dont know how to mod it and what to do with it. Im in need of parts and in dying need of 2 front seats the front seat thats in the car now is from a minivan.. I need your guys help on what I should do with this car where I could go to get my parts with me being in the states are there any good websites i can visit? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Ive included some pics of my car. Tell me what you think??




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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun May 24, 2009 10:03 pm

Welcome. Well, I think you're the only BX owning member we have from the States. The biggest issue for you will be finding another BX (I don't believe they were sold there - but I might be wrong). Your's (nice looking TRS by the way) looks like it might have been a special import.

Other members will respond to your fascinating situation: A car you love. And no idea (and why would you?) what to do with it :lol:

If you're going to get this BX on the road and in the form you want it will call for some inventive solution - and as you surmise, obtaining parts could be a real issue: But I reckon there are BX's in Canada (received wisdom)...
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Post by SICK_BX_19TRS » Mon May 25, 2009 3:33 am

Yeah, I beleive it was imported because the car was abandoned over by the port. But Im glad I took advantage and purchased it.. I only paid $800 USD . This card was definatly not sold here. Its a head turner. Another reason why Im thrilled to own this car. Im close to getting this thing on the road its been a long process but its almost over.. I hope I could find all the parts that i need..

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Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 25, 2009 10:29 am

all the TRS's ive seen pictures of before had a different boot spoiler to that one , a black rubber ducktail sort of thing ( or am I mistaken )

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Post by DLM » Mon May 25, 2009 1:34 pm

Absolutely right - that style of spoiler didn't appear until a long time after the TRS was produced - apart from on the BX Sport.

Those bumpers (fenders?) are unpainted replacement units in grey plastic.

Have you been in contact with these people - they import 2CV parts by container. http://www.citroenimportservices.com/pages/About.htm

Mechanically, the engine and gearbox is the same as that on a carb-fed 1.9 Peugeot 405, if those reached the USA. Injection-fed, it's also on the 405 and 205GTi.

Even in Europe, BX parts are getting harder to find, now that Citroen is no longer legally obliged to provide them: mainland Europe is the best source of lhd-specific parts (Holland is probably the best bet for finding English-speakers, and there are very active Citroen clubs there).
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Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 25, 2009 1:39 pm

so was the TRS a non injection GTI ( I suppose a GT in fact )

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Post by Kitch » Mon May 25, 2009 2:17 pm

DLM wrote:Absolutely right - that style of spoiler didn't appear until a long time after the TRS was produced - apart from on the BX Sport.
Wasn't such a long time, the TRS replaced the GT (basically exactly the same car, just a mk2) and the GTi replaced the GT in late '86, with the GTi having the hoop spoiler. It appeared pretty much a couple of months after the 19TRS was announced and the hoop spoiler continued to the end of production.

Not sure if it was first used on the Sport, or the road going 4TC. Suspect you're right with the Sport.

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Post by Mickey taker » Mon May 25, 2009 3:31 pm

ooh so I was right the TRS was a noninjection GT \:D/ \:D/

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Post by MULLEY » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:13 pm

Great find that car. I'd have a look to see if you have any historic car clubs in your local vicinity, even if they dont know too much about citroen's, they may have various contacts etc... that could help you out with parts.

Some of the citroen clubs dotted around america, may do container loads now & again, so perhaps you can source various parts from the uk or europe & get them delivered to the container guy's to save on serious shipping costs on the larger parts such as the seats.

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:39 pm

Peugeot 405s were imported into the USA.

I have heard of one BX in Canada, but that was years ago.

BX seats are easy enough to find in the UK, if you are not fussy about the exact type.

To avoid matching interior trim, just buy a complete interior, they are cheap here-but it would need to travel in a container unless you have a pal in the USAF with a C5.

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