Charlotte's first BX - 14 RE 1988

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Post by docchevron » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:28 pm

tim leech wrote: Doc go to the your room until and think about what you have said!
Ok, been to my room, got a little excited! Does this make me a bad person!!?? :wink: :lol:
Charlotte using Medway's log-in wrote:Look what I done did! No granny seats for me anymore!
Nice! Meteor seats??
Charlotte using Medway's log-in wrote:the compound cleaning of my paintwork killed off what remained of the paint on the plastic insignias on the tailgate. I think they should be silver, and Adrian (our bodywork guy) says white. Who is right?
Well, you're both right!
I've seen silver finish badges and White badges.
My RD had white, my dads TGD had silver...

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Post by cavmad » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:58 pm

Piece of, erm, cake to sort the badges out if you're careful. Mind you, you'd probably find some new ones popping up on eBay at some point. In fact there was quite a few as a job lot not that long ago, did anyone from here win them?
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Post by medwaycitroen » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:00 pm

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I was going to hand-paint the original badges with humbrol enamel.

I don't table top war game. Noooooooo.

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:oops:

We have tons of BX insignias - I just want to keep the original :D

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:27 pm

The 5.5J 8V GTI alloys are narrower than the 6J BX16V alloys,
this allows you to fit 185 width which are better for a non power steering car.

You had best check with the insurance company before you fit the alloys or you could come unstuck in the event of a claim.

The meteor interior is very smart.

Anorak on, hood up:

BX16V also includes; ABS,front fog lamps,6 speaker radio, driver's seat lumbar support adjust, 80A alternator, different sphere pressures, V rated tyres......

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Post by cavmad » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:44 pm

medwaycitroen wrote:...


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I was going to hand-paint the original badges with humbrol enamel.

I don't table top war game. Noooooooo.

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:oops:

We have tons of BX insignias - I just want to keep the original :D
That's pretty much what i was thinking tbh. I'd suggest spraying it black first then carefully applying silver Humbrol (or similar) to the lettering.
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Post by docchevron » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:08 am

Mike E (uk) wrote:The 5.5J 8V GTI alloys are narrower than the 6J BX16V alloys,
this allows you to fit 185 width which are better for a non power steering car.

You had best check with the insurance company before you fit the alloys or you could come unstuck in the event of a claim.



BX16V also includes; ABS,front fog lamps,6 speaker radio, driver's seat lumbar support adjust, 80A alternator, different sphere pressures, V rated tyres......
Oh dear.....
Right, well, yeah, you're right, fitting 185's MIGHT make the steering a little lighter, possibly, although frankly the difference is fairly negligable. And 5.5j alloys just look awful, you just gota have them wider rims! :wink:
Most insurance companies dont mind having alloys fitted, and dont penalise you for it, but indeed, it's a very good idea to tell them.

Plenty of non valvers had fog lights and ABS.
It's easy to stick a valver interior into any BX.
Is there a valver left on earth that still has the 6 speakers???
The alternator output doesn't really make any odds.
Tis easy to re-gas any sphere to 16v pressures, and again, how many valvers actually have valver spheres these days?
Tis easy to out fast tyres on any car.

Ooooh, does this make me anal too!???

The point I was making really was that it aint beyond the realms of possibility to make any BX 16V spec, since everything that makes the valver a valver is easy to change / add etc...
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:32 am

Mike E (uk) wrote:BX16V also includes; ABS,front fog lamps,6 speaker radio, driver's seat lumbar support adjust, 80A alternator, different sphere pressures, V rated tyres......
Not forgetting the heated electric drivers mirror...oh dear, this is getting sad!

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Post by cacaolat » Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:42 pm

Charlotte it was nice to meet you and Remy and Phil. great car and so many spares !!
I must sound like an old guy now, but it is good that young people like 1980s citroens too ! not only us who actually liked them in the 80s... :P
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Re: Charlotte's first BX - 14 RE 1988

Post by Stinkwheel » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:57 am

To breath life into a 6 and a bit year old thread............

Magoo is dead, except he isnt quite?

Long live Magoo :-)
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Re: Charlotte's first BX - 14 RE 1988

Post by Charlotte » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:48 pm

Indeed! Turns out his hydraulic pump lives on in Stinkwheel's St Tropez. He mail ordered it from Medway Citroen a year or so back.

Hopefully this darling little car is keeping other lovely BXs alive across the globe... Did I mention we ship worldwide? Hahaha!
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Post by Stinkwheel » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Nice plug !!

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Re: Charlotte's first BX - 14 RE 1988

Post by Charlotte » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:09 pm

I hate to say it, Medway Citroen aren't what they used to be in the way of parts. Remy THREW AWAY (Yes Rem, if you're reading this, I still haven't forgiven you) MULTIPLE BX parts including an 8ft high pile of interiors, NEW CX sills and other panels, NEW Visa GTi bodykit parts... and I believe he weighed in some CX metric wheels. I know they hadn't sold in more than a decade, but it was so sad!
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Re: Charlotte's first BX - 14 RE 1988

Post by MULLEY » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:17 pm

Should have banged them on e-bay or posted them up on the various citroen forums, surely got to have been better than just chucking them away :(
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Post by citsncycles » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:07 pm

He did post up that they were having a clear out a couple of months ago, and I bought some bits and pieces from him.
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Re: Charlotte's first BX - 14 RE 1988

Post by MULLEY » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:55 pm

But did he actually post up what items they were, a listing that say's BX bits for sale means nothing to me & probably the vast majority of people, so not much was probably sold. If people can't be arsed to make specific listings to advertise the parts & have some piccies as well, then you don't make many sales tbh....
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