My Bx open air

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by banaanepit » Wed May 08, 2013 7:16 pm

well in the netherlands as long as you don't change the stucture of your car you dont have to worry about insurance. the twingo roof was an option back than but around 60% of all twingo's have a roof like this. the fabric i used on the inside is the twingo roofing.

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by mountainmanUK » Wed May 08, 2013 7:40 pm

Would be a nice mod for Kieran to do on that tired old barn-find Mk1 RD. The hole in the roof is almost there already!

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by banaanepit » Wed May 08, 2013 8:11 pm

i wonder if he ever gets it running properly again :D the dutch bx club was quite suprised it actualy drove.

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Mike E (uk) » Wed May 08, 2013 10:09 pm

That is very neat. Like all the best mods, it looks original fit.

Citroen should have made it an option on the BX.

I could fit that to loose the heavy sunroof assembly.

That would save about 10kg from the top of the car.

Takes some balls to start jig sawing on the roof though.
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Defender110 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:27 pm

Very nice job, trouble is first generation twingos weren't sold in the uk so I think thy may be like rocking horse poop over here!
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by TizzyD » Wed May 08, 2013 11:42 pm

That looks brilliant! =D>

Defender110 wrote:first generation twingos weren't sold in the uk
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 09, 2013 12:05 am

Mike E (uk) wrote:
Takes some balls to start jig sawing on the roof though.
My thoughts exactly! :( #-o

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Post by patersom10 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:36 am

When I picked up my diesel the other day my faced dropped when I noticed it had no sunroof, I thought of doing this. Now I know it can be done ! Where's my grinder ...
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by MULLEY » Thu May 09, 2013 1:00 pm

Its good news if a bx doesn't have a sunroof, less chance of it being rotten :) That mod does look rather good though :)
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by banaanepit » Thu May 09, 2013 4:44 pm

Defender110 wrote:Very nice job, trouble is first generation twingos weren't sold in the uk so I think thy may be like rocking horse poop over here!
well you could try the roof of a vw lupo or a fiat seicento but the twingo roof has the nicest proportions. its being used a lot on the ds aswel.

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu May 09, 2013 5:54 pm

Here you go. £450 in Norfolk. Seems a shame to break it for the roof though!
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Defender110 » Thu May 09, 2013 10:28 pm

TizzyD wrote:Love the mk1 twingos, never understood why Renault didn't sell them over here

Me too :?
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu May 09, 2013 10:41 pm

I think there were difficulties in making a RHD version; IIRC it's fairly tight under the bonnet. We had one as a hire car whilst on honeymoon, so it brings back fond memories. Surprisingly capable off road :oops:
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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 09, 2013 11:10 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:I think there were difficulties in making a RHD version; IIRC it's fairly tight under the bonnet. We had one as a hire car whilst on honeymoon, so it brings back fond memories. Surprisingly capable off road :oops:
'Capable' of what? If you have honeymoon nuptial gymnastics in mind in a Renault Twingo I imagine it's 'pretty tight' everywhere, nevermind under the bonnet . . . ouch! :D

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Re: My Bx open air

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu May 09, 2013 11:33 pm

Perhaps that's why Twingos have an opening roof...