1986 19RD Break

A place for us to show off our cars in all their glory. Please keep picture sizes to about 800x600 pixels.
User avatar
toddao
BXpat
Posts: 2833
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Location: The Hegau

1986 19RD Break

Post by toddao » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:28 pm

I spotted it coming back from band practice one night outside the 'garage' of a retired Citroen mechanic. It had been sprayed as an advert by a local spray shop which later went bust.
Thus I became the owner of my first BX and so began my education and introduction to the eccentricities of the car and the members of the BXClub, without whom I wouldn't have managed to keep rolling! :D




Image

Image


Image
Last edited by toddao on Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:58 pm, edited 5 times in total.

User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11561
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 14

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:38 pm

Superb. That fog light set up is awesome. Love it! Unique. Well done.
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

User avatar
docchevron
The Immoderate half of the admin team
Posts: 7524
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: A Bucket of Fish
x 7

Post by docchevron » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:40 pm

That is a cracking looking car mate.

The front fogs set it off nicely.
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

tim leech

Post by tim leech » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:01 pm

Cool bus that mate 8)

User avatar
ken newbold
Over 2k
Posts: 4408
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:53 pm
x 5

Post by ken newbold » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:54 pm

I really like this, and it's not just for the reg no :D
They think it's all over, it is now!

mountainmanUK

Post by mountainmanUK » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:42 pm

Nice, original colour Todd!
Looking forward to having a better look in a few weeks! :wink:
(Oil Seed Rape Yellow?!?! :roll: )

User avatar
Philip Chidlow
Over 2k
Posts: 11561
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
x 14

Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:43 pm

mountainmanUK wrote:Nice, original colour Todd!
Looking forward to having a better look in a few weeks! :wink:
(Oil Seed Rape Yellow?!?! :roll: )
Almost certainly 'custard with a hint of jam' :lol:
• 1992 Citroen BX TZD Turbo Hurricane
• Xsara Picasso 1.6 16v
• COMING SOON... 1998 Citroen Xantia 2.0 16v auto Exclusive

User avatar
toddao
BXpat
Posts: 2833
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Location: The Hegau

Post by toddao » Sat May 10, 2008 8:38 am

?
Last edited by toddao on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:56 pm, edited 3 times in total.

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Post by MULLEY » Sat May 10, 2008 7:27 pm

That place sounds like an absolute gem, i know of one in Wakefield :D
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

User avatar
toddao
BXpat
Posts: 2833
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Location: The Hegau

Post by toddao » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:54 pm

It looks alright but it ain't! I pulled it out of the corner of the barn today where it's been languishing for the last year and gave it a wash.
Since it's been stood the rust has really got going : sills are through to the front floors, front inner wings nicely bubbling, rear section under the bumper collapses under finger pressure.
Also : all pipework needs replacing, front brake issues, rear bearings :shock:

Before it was laid up I fitted clutch, re-con injection pump, radiator, heater unit, new exhaust with Cat but it's screaming 'basket case' at me now. I can't weld and I can't afford to pay someone so I might have to break it to keep the TRD going or learn to weld but I know that's not easy.

Such a nice photo. The camera does lie! :D



Image
Todd


this yellow writing is really hard to read

User avatar
mat_fenwick
Moderator
Posts: 7275
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: North Wales
x 13

Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:33 pm

I have a cunning plan - do you have storage until next summer?

Will explain more on Sunday... :)
Image

1993 1.9 TZD Turbo Estate
1996 3.9 V8 Discovery
1993 VW LT35 campervan
1985 Hyundai Stellar V8
2016 Hyundai iLoad

User avatar
Tim Leech
Over 2k
Posts: 15121
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:12 am
Location: Burton on Trent
My Cars: 1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 53

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:58 pm

You just CANT break a Mk1 estate, its illegal I tell you!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

User avatar
toddao
BXpat
Posts: 2833
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Location: The Hegau

Post by toddao » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:57 pm

Mat wrote
I have a cunning plan - do you have storage until next summer?
yes, it's gone back into the barn to continue rusting in peace! I look forward to your plan, if it involves you doing a non-stop charity weld-a-thon I won't stand in your way! :D Good wine down here too :wink:

Tim wrote
You just CANT break a Mk1 estate, its illegal I tell you!
You're right of course. I don't want to 'go down for a long stretch' for such a crime!
I will preserve the old girl. It started first flick of the key yesterday and though the lack of power steering and the manual windows were a surprise again, it runs well. My wife has also expressed her liking of it. I like it too, just not lying on my back underneath it with rust in my eyes! :D
Todd


this yellow writing is really hard to read

User avatar
MULLEY
Over 2k
Posts: 8375
Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:10 pm
Location: Derbyshire
x 3

Post by MULLEY » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:05 pm

Good idea that, free holiday to paid for with welding duties :D Wish i had a skill set that i could use like that, well done Matt for stepping into the breach, that car deserves saving like no other.
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

User avatar
toddao
BXpat
Posts: 2833
Joined: Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:01 pm
Location: The Hegau

Post by toddao » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:04 am

This is where my break has sat on stands since mid-November. I was hoping to have it finished by January! I've got to move it from this garage by next week as it's blocking access to a sit on lawn mower that will be required by the groundsman who works there.

I should have taken some more pics but unfortunately this is the only one, taken by my wife. She's been really patient considering we don't have a car at the moment, just our huge lumbering Merc bus.
Work done since November:

- Complete re-pipe - hydraulics, everything inc fuel lines, returns.. this was a monster job during the coldest days of winter
- doseur strip and re-build
- Rear arm bearings
- Front wishbone bearings
- lower balljoints
- drop-links
- front brake calipers strip and re-build. New disks & pads.

To do :

- complete tie-rod assemblies. The whole of the front suspension was shot. I've had to replace everything.
- multiple welding areas: both sills, rear box section removal and replacement, front inner wings. I've taught myself to weld recently, using the Merc bus for practice!
- bleed system and re-new LHM.

Hopefully get it running, off its stands by next week then commence the weld-a-thon. Then off to the TÜV, hopefully in the not too distant future..


Image
Last edited by toddao on Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Todd


this yellow writing is really hard to read