My Bx open air

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My Bx open air

Post by banaanepit » Wed May 08, 2013 3:00 pm

Hello there!

On the 4th of may when i was visiting Citromobile in my home country the netherlands, a guy came up to me with great interests in my BX known in the netherlands as the BX cabrio top. Since this guy was a brit i'd figured more british might be interested. :D

The roof used is a first generation Twingo roof and fitting the roof did no damage to the driving comfort. It's absolutely the best adjustment to my bx.

This is my BX 16 TZI automatic u9 CABRIO TOP:

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Feel free to ask any questions!

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Paul296 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:07 pm

Hi there and welcome! Wow! A TZi auto with cabrio roof - that sounds lovely . . . looks it too. 8) =D>

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Post by Mickey taker » Wed May 08, 2013 3:11 pm

Wow , I for one really like this especially being on a decently specced car what with the leathet and all
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Post by banaanepit » Wed May 08, 2013 3:16 pm

thank you all :) its absolutely lovely to drive, i know you guys wont be cutting open your bx anytime soon but if the idea comes to mind feel free to ask me how i did it.

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Post by Paul296 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:20 pm

Do you have any pictures of the fitting process? It'd be very interesting to see how you did it. Also, you've fitted a phase1 16v body kit to it?

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Post by banaanepit » Wed May 08, 2013 3:30 pm

And yes I fitted the type 1 bodykit. I love to own a 1 of a kind bx :) im pretty sure other people will fit a twingo roof since I did it. so I try to stay unique.

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed May 08, 2013 3:35 pm

Thats awesome! love it!
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Post by Paul296 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:38 pm

Tim Leech wrote: awesome!
Yep :D =D>

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Post by Dollywobbler » Wed May 08, 2013 4:04 pm

Very nice indeed.

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Post by banaanepit » Wed May 08, 2013 4:13 pm

oh in case someone wonders heres on the inside

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Post by Mothman » Wed May 08, 2013 4:43 pm

Really nice, well done bud. looks like its not a too difficult job.


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Post by banaanepit » Wed May 08, 2013 4:48 pm

it's not difficult at all. you don't have a structure beam and the only thing you need are guts basically

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed May 08, 2013 5:19 pm

I like it, next try fitting one to an estate :lol: I must sort one out for mine as I really like having a sunroof. That would make mine one of a kind too (just like me. Fortunately :oops: )

TBH, when your account was activated earlier today I noticed when BX you mentioned and half thought it was someone trying to wind us up!
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Post by saintjamesy89 » Wed May 08, 2013 5:53 pm

LIKE :D I really need to sort out my sunroof sometime soon, it no longer works because the metal in front of the sunroof is no longer metal, but kind of powdery, so the sunroof motor has nothing to anchor itself on and spins about the 1 screw that is actually holding it somewhere. It leaked in the winter, and there is moss and other life forms growing under the sunroof deflector.

I would love to do this to my BX, and need to do something with the roof before winter. Are all mk1 twingo's equipped with this roof? Did it effect your insurance at all? With the headlining, did you just cut a hole in the middle, I see you've done something neat with a different fabric around the edges.

I hope you don't mind if I copy your idea, it does look fantastic!
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