The new wheels

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The new wheels

Post by ken newbold » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:09 pm

After performing virtually faultlessly for 3 years, my XM is now having a well earned rest until the spring. Having been BXless for a few weeks I took this one on ,because it was offered at the right price and it's an M reg.

In truth it's been one of the worst restoration jobs I've tackled. It's suffered 6 years of maintenance by one crap garage. Driving it home, you'd never have known there was anything wrong with it all. But trust me, I found plenty, it still has a few issues and it didn't seem to want to be saved. It's fought me every inch of the way. But it's here now!

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Post by ken newbold » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:11 pm

Oops, sorry about the size of the pic. Used tinypic :lol: as photobucket is down for maintenance. I'll resize as soon as it's up and running again. :oops:

SORTED :D
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Post by toddao » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:18 pm

Good work Ken! you know you love it!! :D
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this yellow writing is really hard to read

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Post by tim leech » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:12 pm

What happened to the, im not having another BX again :wink: Your words not mine when we last met :lol:

Its a disease you know, im on pills for it.

Well done though, 19TXD?

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Post by MULLEY » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:15 pm

Well done Ken, look forward to finding out what you uncovered as you were sorting her out, wasnt the same garage that i used to use was it :lol:

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Post by ken newbold » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:10 pm

It's a disease alright. In truth, I thought it would be easier to MOT this rather than my XM, not that the XM needs that much doing, it's just that it don't fit in the garage, with room to work. :(

Oh and 17TZD by the way. :)
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Post by millbanksunclub » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:24 pm

Looks good to me Ken they are the best van money can buy but the wheel trims have got to go
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Post by ken newbold » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:31 pm

Not bl@@dy likely, they're my last brand new ones :lol:
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Post by millbanksunclub » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:59 pm

:lol: Only joking very smart i got some here if you run out.
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Post by ken newbold » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:23 pm

Ssshhhh, don't tell Tim :lol:
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:26 pm

Would look better with alloys :wink:

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wheel trims

Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:43 pm

No way!

The wheel trims on tzds are classics from 80s sci-fi throwback land. Thats what people comment on most round here, how cool they are. Although i sometimes harp after some fatter tyres, mine are staying on!

Nice looking car that.

Best in white though (in my personal opinion) :wink: I accept tastes differ.
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Post by maxgreenwood » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:53 pm

actually having a look at millbanksunclub's estate, those fat alloys do look pretty cool. I may be tempted. Anyone? I'll be over in UK somepoint in the next couple of months.

I obviously don't know my own mind.

Or maybe its the wine talking.

celebrating of sorts. :lol:
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
'90 16TZS (m), White, 86k
'89 19TRS auto, Olympic Blue, 133k
'88 Saab 900 8v Turbo (auto) 107k Red with Tan leather, lovely drive and well maintained.
'07 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi 85k (m). Practical family wagon

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Post by tim leech » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:19 pm

ken newbold wrote:It's a disease alright. In truth, I thought it would be easier to MOT this rather than my XM, not that the XM needs that much doing, it's just that it don't fit in the garage, with room to work. :(

Oh and 17TZD by the way. :)
Oh yes :oops: sorry, the lack of the chrome grille and the two tone bumpers should have given it away, must have been to much "Vino" has sent my eyes funny

Oh and the TZD Badge! I'll get my coat(anorak)

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Post by ken newbold » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:46 pm

Now with 12months MOT :D
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