Tim's 14TE ST Tropez

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Tim Leech
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Tim's 14TE ST Tropez

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:32 pm

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After a long HARD day machine polishing, vaxing etc this is the result, the exhaust is now correctly fitted and I changed the oil and filter as it was due.
NSF ball joint is shagged and theres a slight lhm leak from somewhere. Also need to visit my friendly local signwriter/graphic man to make up a coachline for that new front wing and that ugly towbar has to come off.

But overall a huge improvement and a lovely little car.
Last edited by Tim Leech on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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
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Post by TB2 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:56 pm

It's so shiny! :)
Looks brilliant with those white rims.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:32 pm

I love a BX in white. That has come up brilliantly - certainly worth all the hard work. No doubt it'll cost some money to get sorted but it'll be one of the nicest examples I imagine. The St. Tropez is nice in that it has a deluge of white - the window surrounds in particular, being in body colur, reflect early Mk.1's.

Very nice.
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:27 pm

It looks much whiter than it should, then i spotted the white sills, is that standard?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:46 pm

Yes. If they could've Citroen would've painted the windows and tyres white, I'm sure!
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Post by MULLEY » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:02 am

Cheers for the Phil, it does make it look a lot whiter like that, if it had black sills it wouldnt look like a dulux ad :lol:

Is that rusty inner wings i can see in the engine bay, or have they been welded?
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:03 am

The innerwings have been plated Mulley but they seem to have done a good job, the Tropez was a just a bog standard 14 with white wheeltrims, a Pop up roof and some decals (no electrics, one interior lamp, partially carpeted boot etc) so as with all low spec (E or TE) ones they didnt paint the window surrounds black or the sills.

Its very bright but its just through a few hours of machine polishing and waxing, and is the same alpine white as any other BX.
Last edited by Tim Leech on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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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Post by toddao » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:59 pm

That is Shineeeee! Looks great Tim. I've missed the story of this one as I've been away but I assume this is a new aquisition? You're going to have to find suitable premises and open up a musuem for your BX collection.
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Aug 05, 2009 1:28 pm

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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Post by fourwheelsteer » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:41 am

Well done. Nice to see "my" car looking so good.
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:16 pm

Right result today, I remembered seeing in the "bx parts hoard" from NT Shaws a ST Tropez Stripe Kit listed, they still have it. :D
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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Post by frugg » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:28 pm

Need to put 8) on - sure is bright 8) 8)

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:53 pm

Leave the towbar!!! Its a genuine Citroen one!!!
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Post by Tourist » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:16 am

Ah I get to see it at last :) nice looking car you got there Tim, you got it for a great price aswell.

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Post by RxBX » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:34 pm

Tourist wrote:Ah I get to see it at last :) nice looking car you got there Tim,
Unlike your TZD then James (Still NO new photos of yours AFTER the purchase) !
So there you have it a bit of challenge as your TZD is also white, If your going to the Stratford meeting get polishing and get Tim to go in the St. Tropez and get a bit of competition going for "The Best White BX of 2009 Challenge" and also have the competitors to buy the winner a large 4-pack of "Becks" or beverage of choice to the winner :lol: