1990 BX19TGD 'The Red Baron'.

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1990 BX19TGD 'The Red Baron'.

Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:40 pm

After all the work changing the cam belt and so on, after some attention to the bodywork and some preventative maintenance, the car deserved some TLC. Which it got a few hours of over the weekend.

It drives beautifully and will hopefully make a darned good Challenge steed, all being well over the coming winter...

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Post by Dollywobbler » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:45 pm

That is a fine looking car. The rear lights are just perfect against the red.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:48 pm

Not bad for a car that owes us £34.98 so far. (And much of that is a new front bumper)...
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:56 pm

Looking well Phil (any of those bxclub sticks spare :wink:)

Lookings great, I will be at the East Midlands get together this Sunday if anyone wanted to bring it the rest of the way?

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Post by citroen7 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:02 pm

looks well phil although with a number plate like that maybe you should have called the car "Andy" :lol:

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Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:40 pm

Good work Phil. Looks lovely. =D> =D>
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Post by anaconda » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:07 pm

What a cracker!

For me this is an example of the BX at its most handsome, i.e mk2, without body kit or other uneccessary additions.

Have to ask. What do you use to replace/touch up the black rubberised paint on the tops of the doors (window frames) and rear spoiler? Is it via brush or spray?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:07 pm

Thanks. It's far from show-condition, but with a bit more work on the detailing, plus its new front bumper, it'll pass muster :lol:

I use Autoglym Bumper Restore sparingly on the door mirrors, door surrounds, door handles and rubbing strips. It keeps polish from staining the rubbery/plastic bits (I used T-Cut red polish which does stain) and although the finish doesn't last that long the cloth I use to apply the gel is so impregnated with the stuff a quick wipe brings it all back to life.

The rear spoiler has bad fade along the top as to the door frames, so in the spring I'm going to be respraying them with satin black.

The sills were painted in Hammerite Satin Black metal paint.

It's work in progress, but pleased it came up so well after the first stint.
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Post by mds141 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:27 pm

Surely this car is the true embodiement of the phrase in such common use nowadays ie "recycling". With love and tlc this car will continue to provide years of happy motoring and could so easily have ended up as a crushed cube. :)
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:37 pm

Roverman wrote:Looking well Phil (any of those bxclub sticks spare :wink:)
Hi Tim, sorry that was literally the last one, although I will be getting some made when I can afford it.
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Post by kermit the frog » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:45 pm

Hi Phil
Thanks for all that effort it looks the DOG'S now!
I know I did the cam belt and fitted the sporty air filter (which you must post a picture of)
But what you have done to the bodywork far outshines my input.
You have made a silk purse out of a pigs ear as they say.
The Red Baron is alive and still kicking.

Regards Kermit ^^ ^^ ^^bx>
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Post by kermit the frog » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:51 pm

Can I just send a very big thank you to John Mills who is now back in New Zealand for giving this car to Phil and me.
I think he deserves a vote of thanks for his generous act.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:11 pm

Absolutely Phil! He gets first dibs should we choose to pass it on next year (but who knows? Might be just the ticket for the ICCCR?)...

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Post by anaconda » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:36 pm

Philip Chidlow wrote:
The rear spoiler has bad fade along the top as to the door frames, so in the spring I'm going to be respraying them with satin black.

The sills were painted in Hammerite Satin Black metal paint.
I used the same for the sills.

Spraying is the only solution i suppose for the door frames. Any tips? - is there any way of reducing the papering up of the doors windows roof etc?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:57 pm

I guess there are no short cuts to doing it right. (Worst luck)... good masking and preparation will ensure a good result if the rattle can is used well!
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