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Post by rob-bx16v » Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:51 pm

Jeth,

I do believe its a postert bonnet.

quite a rare item here in the uk.

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Post by rob-bx16v » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:37 pm

Seeing as i had the camera at the ready after taking pics of the green 16v i spent the whole weekend t-cuting and polishig the 16v back up ( now im aching all over ).

heres a few pics of the results......

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Im in the middle of de-stickering the doors and have started peeling the sticker off on the rear bumper round the exhaust as those days are over.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:55 pm

rob-bx16v wrote:Im in the middle of de-stickering the doors and have started peeling the sticker off on the rear bumper round the exhaust as those days are over.
And the one off the filler cap, please? :wink:

Looks great though. Just shows how shiny a car can get with a coating of elbow grease. 8)
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Post by Jeth » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:53 pm

Im liking it!

I would debadge it.. i would take off that thing around exhaust and like Philip said, filler cap..

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Post by rob-bx16v » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:56 pm

Yes its all going ( the filler cap, door stickers, bumper stickers and pug 205 mirrors )

Replacing the exhaust with the scorpian off the green 16v ( the one i bought off you :D ) Then putting genuine electric bx door mirrors back on but may colour code them yet. Keeping the twin headlamp set up + the bonnet as its different but may downsize alloys from 17s to 14s that i have in the shed but they need reconditioning first.
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bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
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Post by docchevron » Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:29 am

Why so mate?
If you like the look then why change it?
I think it looks rather good, and it stands out, nowt wrong with that.
And how I wish my TD was that shiny!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

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Post by rob-bx16v » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:56 am

oh it stands out alright! it turns more heads than the saxo boys but that is not hard lol.

Ill definitly pull the stickers off as they have been there since 2001. Ive still got to get this aircon sorted out and fitted and im off up to macclesfield in 3 weeks so i may take the loom i have and arrange to meet vanny and see if he will sort it out for some pennys.

doc, If you want your td nice and shiny if you come down here at some point with vanny ( if you want to ) to help me with this aircon ill t-cut and polish your td for you.
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bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
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Post by docchevron » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:36 am

Thats very kind mate, but alas I dont think theres enough paint left on the TD to cut again! It's getting rather, er, thin in places.
I'll respray the thing at some point, when I get time and the bus is done probably..

It's been a long time since I've been to Britains best county so yes a visit may well be in order once things have calmed down a bit up here.

Oh, and dont forget Vanny's moved now!
He aint a scouser anymore...
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Post by Way2go » Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:57 am

docchevron1472 wrote: Oh, and dont forget Vanny's moved now!
He aint a scouser anymore...
Wasn't there an expression..............

"You can take the lad out of Liverpool, But you can't take Liverpool out of the Lad" ? :wink:
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Post by rob-bx16v » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:20 pm

:( Oh i forgot vanny had moved. God knows how im going to get this loom to him cause its way to heavy to post and its a complete binbag full.

Changed exhausts over at the weekend and i now have the scorpian back box fitted to the red 16v :D sounds rather nice too.

Most of my aircon parts have been striped down and cleaned ready to fit next year

(sorry about the quality of the photos)

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going to have to buy a new condenser rad as its full of holes even more suprisingly the whole lot was working prior to being pulled off the car.
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bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
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Post by Toddman » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:39 pm

Jeth wrote:Is there a place I could get bonnet like that? It's Musketier right?
The bonnet came from a Belgian rally car - the car blew its engine during a stage and my mates ended up buying the car and stripping it.
I bought that bonnet and a set of early quads from them but decided it just wouldn't look right in white so passed it onto Rob.
It is most likely a MK1 item as shown in the Citroen accessories brochure - http://www.bx16valve.co.uk/40.html

Car looking good Rob :D

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Post by rob-bx16v » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:38 pm

fuel cap sticker now gone. And originaleedlines back on with 4 nice new bf goodrich profiler2 tyres on.

just a quick pic

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:59 pm

Loverly! 8)
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:23 pm

Much better Rob!
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Post by rob-bx16v » Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:22 pm

*time to update this thred*

Well the car has been sat in the garage since early feb, i laid it up because i got fed up of it leaking lhm on the road out side our house. The plans are to return it to the road in late september and ive just ordered a recon hp pump and flow diverter and also a brand new metal/rubber pipe that goes from the flow diverter to pressure reg ( i think as that the one thats leaking :roll: ) most of the hydraulic parts have been change now 8) .

Im also removing the postert bonnet and re-fitting the standard item and also looking for some original electric door mirrors so i can re-fit the originals but the twin headlamp conversion is staying im afraid as i realy quite like it. The paint is also faded again and ive come to the conclusion the paints had it as it just wont hold its shine and stay red any longer so ive been in talks with a local body shop ( the best in cornwall ) to strip it back and re-spray the lot but not the engine bay though. The price is 3 and a half times what the car is currently worth although i dont care as i like the car and plan on keeping it as long as i can ( already had it 9 years now )

some pics to come as the work starts :D
The citroen bx loves garages hates driving

bx16v p2 k reg red
bx16v p2 j reg green
bx gti 8v h reg blue
escort rs turbo g reg red
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