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Post by Defender110 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:25 pm

Not for me that one Stinkwheel, I personally don't like the look of the hatch I like the Saloon with the Boot (strange fettish I know) + the estate (wagon) are brill.
There is deffinately now something about old Jap cars that is now appealing though.
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Post by Stinkwheel » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:03 am

Fair enough sir.

She is a clean ol' thing. And there is something about older japanese cars i find these days.
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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:34 pm

Rich wrote:
Both mine and Chas' BX's are going on a bit of an adventure at the weekend.... We are raiding a certain 2CVGB event on Sunday up north.

Full report and pics next week. :D
Right! Here we go... Report time.

Well we had a great weekend but all did not quite go to plan due to Mother Nature sticking her oar in :roll:

The event we were raiding was the anual 2CVGB run to Tan Hill which is the highest pub in England situated in the north of the Yorkshire dales. On Friday evening Melanie and I met with Chas and Rachel Vacy-Ash, their two Lads and our mate John Stenhouse with his trusty Dyane at the Woodall services on the M1.

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On meeting we had to drive north to Thwaite in the dales where we were staying for the weekend. After a detour due to a navigational goof and the A61 being closed we eventually reached Hawes then had to cross over Buttertubs pass at 11pm in a howling gale with thick snow on the road... which was... erm... interesting on the 1-in-4 decents with an autobox

We all made it safely and after a much needed sleep we threw back the curtains to this:

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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:38 pm

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After eating a suitably large breakfast it was out for a walk/stagger/drag/slide and take a few pictures

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An approaching snow storm

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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:43 pm

Sunday morning dawned with yet more snow having fallen over night and we set out to cross back over Buttertubs pass to meet the convoy at Hawes...

This is the lower part of Buttertubs pass and is bloody steep:

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However, at the first hairpin all three cars failed to go any further so we slid back down and set off on the long way around back to Hawes to meet the 2CV convoy:

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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:47 pm

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On route we had a chance meeting with another 2CVGB member

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We finally got to Hawes about 12.30 to find a small gaggle of 2CVGB club members frozen to the tarmac.

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Post by Rich » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:53 pm

So we never actually made it up to Tan Hill because Buttertubs pass and Keld bank were both unpassable due to deep snow so we had lunch in Hawes and headed for home.

The old BX did 512 miles in a weekend in sub zero temperatures and snow and never missed a beat. :D

Even Melanie is a fan of it now which is praise indeed.

Heres to the next adventure.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:18 pm

I'm all for BXventures!
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Post by Rich » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:11 pm

Now with added Towbar :D

Pics tomorrow.
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Post by Stinkwheel » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:04 pm

nice one. I better find you that seatbelt very soon i guess.
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Post by Rich » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:06 pm

Ooo well remembered Matt :)

It's Nits night Wednesday if you are about Matt. It will be good to have a BX gathering.... I'll even shout you a beer.
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'81 2CV 007 Drummer
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'77 Smurf blue Ami8
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Post by Rich » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:29 pm

Right! Here a some pics of what I've been up to this weekend:

In the end I ended up with two towbars to choose from... A genuine Citroen one and this Dutch aftermarket jobbie. I chose to use the Dutch one because I like the "swan neck" design. The Citroen one has been stored in my outhouse for future use if needed.

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Going back together nicely:

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Very carefull bumper triming was required which took me ages as I wanted to cut the bare minimum needed:

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Nearly finished:

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I ran out of energy and enthusiasum late this afternoon to wire in the electrics but everything is in place to simply connect into the wires that feed the light clusters
'86 2CV Dolly
'81 2CV 007 Drummer
'82 HY Shorty
'77 Smurf blue Ami8
'92 TZD Hurricane (keeping it safe for a mate)

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:49 pm

There's a job neatly done. And you have an enviable lack of corrosion showing anywhere.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• 2006 Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v

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Post by RogerPorter » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:08 pm

And you have an enviable lack of corrosion showing anywhere.
The car's pretty rust-free too :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:14 pm

Why use simple words when you don't have to :roll: :lol:
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