Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by toddao » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:16 am

That's great. I saw this too in 2007. How come the mileage is still so low?

Once you've got those foglights fitted then you'll get sucked into the accessory vortex : door handle protectors, middle box etc.. though you'd have to have the tenacity of Indiana Jones to find a set of Citroen luggage!

Both my early BXs have foglights fitted that I've never wired up..


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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:03 am

toddao wrote:Both my early BXs have foglights fitted that I've never wired up..
Maybe you can wire them up once you've sorted out the A/C on the valver? :wink:
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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by bx petrol auto saloon » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:01 pm

Dear Ian.
Firstly Ian, sorry for my slightly late reply :wink:
Secondly doesn,t she look absolutely stunning Ian and a real credit to you aswell =D>
Thirdly a " Man out of my own heart " Polish it, take if for an M.O.T, polish it, put it
back in garage " =D> :D :wink: What a absolutely immaculate paintwork and such lovely
wheel trims aswell Ian :wink:
Both of my classic cars only do about 100 miles a year too Ian :wink:
Welcome to the club to Ian, they all are a fine bunch in here, :D :wink:
All The Best.
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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by bowei001 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:44 pm

Thanks for the photo of the accessories, Todd. I hadn't realised that the Mk1 foglights hang down in front of the bumper, I assumed that they would fit flush into the bumper in housings like the MK2, especially as my bumper has places in the grill which look as though they should be cut out for housings to fit. Very strange! I have limited the accessories to a power socket in the rear of the centre console and hinge-down covers for the storage spaces in the boot (tow bar and rear screen blind were fitted by the dealer). Over time, the exhaust system needed replacing so a s/s one went on to save any more fiddling around. The low mileage is simply because I was driving other vehicles except when I needed to tow anything or when there were 5 of us to transport as a Scimitar and a Volvo 480 only have 4 seats.

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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by Mickey taker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:52 pm

Ian, when you get a minute could you post some pictures of the boot cavity covers, I want to make some for my car but want them to look as close to the real thing as possible, Ta
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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by bowei001 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:20 pm

No problem. I'm not with the car at the moment but should be later in the week.

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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by toddao » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:01 am

I fitted some foglights to my Mk.1 that I found attached to a scrapper GT. I removed those two plastic blanks from the bumper with a Stanley knife but the foglights hang off special brackets that mount onto dedicated holes in the member behind the bumper, so yes, they sit quite far out from the actually recesses though I'm sure, depending on what you've got available, you could mount them deeper.

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Ian, when you get a minute could you post some pictures of the boot cavity covers, I want to make some for my car but want them to look as close to the real thing as possible, Ta


I'm sure they'll be better quality than the original items which are tres crap, especially the fixing 'system.' Plastic and more plastic, elderly now and brittle.
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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by bowei001 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:07 pm

Here are some photos of the boot hatch covers. I have to agree, they are not great quality items but they have lasted a long time ('cos they are hardly ever used!) and they are useful to stop odds & ends from jumping out and rolling around in the boot.
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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:21 pm

Same as the ones in the GT, they fixings have been repaired with superglue more than once....

I paid 50p for mine off a Rover guy I know a few years ago.
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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by Wooscary » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:58 pm

Ah so that's what they look like!

I'm thinking some pieces of appropriately cut thin ply, vent slots cut and upholstered in a suitable
fabric would do the trick?

All the gubbins I keep in my cubbies is forever falling out, very annoying.

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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by mds141 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:06 pm

I was thinking of making some up to use as a mounting for some speakers, rather than butchering my parcel shelf.
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Re: Ian's 16TRS Auto 1986

Post by Mickey taker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:10 pm

mds141 wrote:I was thinking of making some up to use as a mounting for some speakers, rather than butchering my parcel shelf.
great minds think alike they say ,

I have put my 6x9's in the parcel shelf for now but have a spare uncut shelf ,
when I had the 340 volvo a friend of mine who was a cabinet maker made me a set for it , I think I might see if I still have his number.

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