Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

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Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by peanuts » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:22 pm

After a bit of encouragement from another member I've taken a few slightly ropey pictures of my BX estate. I'm relatively new here so thought you'd like to take a look:

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I acquired this from a friend locally, who is a bit of a Citroen addict and has been working on various models for years. He's now in his mid 70's and has amassed quite a collection, most of which are going green outside. There's AX's ZX's, Xantias, GS's, CX's and rather a lot of BX's. I was looking for a sensible diesel estate so saved the one above.

It was extremely green and with quite an array of lichen growing on it. It had come off the road 5 years or so before I bought it due to leaks from the return pipework. I tried to repair this initially but just chased leaks around, so it the end bought the dreaded octopus from the main dealer, dropped the front subframe off (not sure if there's a better way) and replaced the lot. Also replaced cambelt/waterpump, disks,pads, handbrake cables, one radius arm and serviced everything else. It had 71,000 on the clock at the time of purchase and it's now at 92,000. Longest trip has been from Peterborough to Glamis, Scotland and back with 3 people, luggage and a trailer on the back. I've recently replaced the spheres, supplied by Pleiades who are local. Clutch is coming up for replacement but have been putting that off! It needs a few other things but is a good straight car overall. Most estates I've seen seem to be white - is there something in the paint that makes them survive longer?!!

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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:26 pm

Wow. That looks beautiful! Sadly, see Vulgalour's (ex me) BX estate to see that white is not immune to rust...

Needs the black stripe on the tailgate really - it looks too white without it. Nice save though and it must be one of the lowest mileage BX diesel estates in the country! Not even run in.

EDIT - I'm also annoyed that I completely missed another Citroen nut when I was working in Peterborough and living near Huntingdon! (2007-2010).

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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by MULLEY » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:29 pm

Nice looking car & a good save :)

Have you got any details/pictures of all those other cars that your friend has, there might be some more cars that could be saved?
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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by peanuts » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:38 pm

It did have the black stripe on the back but the corner of the tailgate was damaged (along with a side window) so I heated up the remains and scraped it off. In better light I think it looks okay but yes there's a lot of white!

I've done a few relatively minor rust repairs; small localised repair to n/s/r sill and half of the rear crossmember after the drain holes appeared to get blocked. I've been using it and the 205 for work which involves a lot of home visits for the local council, so it had a fair bit of use and gets some interest - "I used to have one of those!" I'm sure you've heard it before...

I'll get a few pics of the other cars. Quite a few of the better ones have been rescued but there's still plenty there. Would almost be worth starting a 'Rust in Peace' thread for interesting relics...
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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by Paul296 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Hi Daniel - Top car, good save and welcome aboard! =D> Hope you find time to post the 'rust in peace' pics - they sound really interesting.

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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by Caffiend » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:54 pm

That's a smart looking car - and +(another)1 on pics of the others please! As you're not a million miles away, will you make it to the X-rally at Stamford 7 April? - see Events section :)
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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by mds141 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:26 pm

Hi Daniel. Welcome to the wonderful and weird world of the Citroen BX. A nice looking example. 8)
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Post by Mothman » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:30 pm

Cracking job done there bud, well done.

As Sandre says, it would be great to see you and the motor at the X rally next week!!
Weather forcast says ile be there in my Mk 1 so it would be great to see you and many others.

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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by Mickey taker » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:45 pm

I wonder if this was from the same old chap that Tim visited last year partly in search of a "round thingy " for me
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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by Defender110 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:58 pm

Very nice and my own personal favourite spec, really like that.
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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by RxBX » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:00 pm

Hi Daniel and welcome to BXC , was the old boy you acquired it from happened to be 'Syd' ?
peanuts wrote:...................
I acquired this from a friend locally, who is a bit of a Citroen addict and has been working on various models for years. He's now in his mid 70's and has amassed quite a collection, most of which are going green outside. There's AX's ZX's, Xantias, GS's, CX's and rather a lot of BX's. I was looking for a sensible diesel estate so saved the one above.
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Many thanks
Daniel
Mickey taker wrote:I wonder if this was from the same old chap that Tim visited last year partly in search of a "round thingy " for me
I too thought the same Mickey ?

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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:34 pm

Well done, lovely car, welcome to the club!
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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by peanuts » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:57 pm

Thanks for the comments kind people. The pictures flatter the paintwork somewhat, but it's not bad overall! The friend I mentioned is not Syd but the pic of the yard is comparable. I was there today and took a few pics - will post shortly. Plenty of (brave) projects there...
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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by vulgalour » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:07 pm

Well at least I know what Stripey (presently renamed BX-xon Valdez) will look like when I finish sorting all the bodywork out. If nothing else, it's motivation! If you're having trouble getting the paint up to something like, grab yourself a clay bar, some Farecla G3 and some Autoglym Super Resin Polish. With some time and effort it'll come up like new if mine was anything to go by.

I had been toying with removing the black stripe from the tailgate and now I see it done as per yours, I'm not 100% sure whether or not I want to. Looks really clean, but at the same time it looks odd, possibly because I'm so used to seeing them with the black stripe intact.

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Re: Peanuts BX 19 TGD Estate

Post by Mickey taker » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:39 pm

leave the black stripe off but paint the panel where the number plate is black, that would look excellant,
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