Tims 1985 BX 19GT (Work in Progress)

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Tims 1985 BX 19GT (Work in Progress)

Post by tim leech » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:10 pm

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Unfortunatly the front end shunt it had whilst in Adams ownership did more damage than originally though! Dont worry we have a collection of large "straightening" tools

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Post by adamskibx » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:25 pm

I am glad to see it's getting the level of work required to bring it back to it's pre crash condition. Is that bonnet a lighter shade or is that just fading? I know they did several shades of that colour... It also looks like its less bent than it was before under that bumper, which is a very good start.

Also, has the n/s rear door got primer on it? I don't remember any rust or dents there?

Keep up the good work. I want it back already lol :D

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Post by tim leech » Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:09 am

The bonnet has been sanded down ready for its new paint Adam, hence the change in colour, I managed to straighten the front end with a block of wood and jack but it still needs a bit more "tweaking" so it doesnt look like it has a "hair lip" when the bumpers back on.

The drivers dorr has been sanded but the rear door is just a shadow from the black Golf next to it.

I will need some new fogs as my reflectors are u/s, anyone know where to get some?

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Post by tim leech » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:20 pm

Paintworks done just needs mopping and reassembling, the drivers doors not great as its rotten so will probably come through again before too long.

Anyone know where I can get some new foglamps then chaps?

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:59 pm

They look very similar to my ZX Volcane's fog lamps...
Can't really see from this, but...

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Worth checking out though.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:59 pm

Which means, Peugeots too?
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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:44 am

They aren't the same as on a 205, that has straight sides but I *think* they might be a match for the ones on an 306.
Have a look at this link:
http://www.designercars.net/membercars/812.php
I know I bought a pair for a 205 a couple of years back from a Peugeot, and they turned out to be the wrong ones as they were slightly curved.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:31 am

I would have thought Zx and 306 items were identical, seeing as they shared so much else. Best thing Tim, is post the dimensions - with pics - and see if anyone can help further. How are they mounted?
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Post by tim leech » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:57 pm

They are mounted on a u shaped bracket which attaches to the frot crossmember which comes up andd under the front bumper, I imagine peugeot ones are the same, they are made by Cibie.

I may just get some kitchen foil and remake the reflectors myself :D

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Post by Baldbazza » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:15 pm

Tim, set up a fleabay search for "Cibie IODE". They came up fairly regularly last summer when I was looking for a yellow set (but none on at the moment).

They're much more common than you'd think :D
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Post by tim leech » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:35 pm

Tadaaa!

Just the GT badge to sort now and a damn good clean, and maybe some french style plates

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Not bad for a 23 year old car.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:49 pm

That's gorgeous!

For that really authentique look - yellow those foglamps. 8)

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Post by artic-steel » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:38 pm

That is amazing,

Well done Tim, well done Adam, BXers salute you

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Post by tim leech » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:36 pm

Good thinking Phil, I have a mate with the correct yellow paint too, leave it with me! :wink:

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Post by jonathan_dyane » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:49 pm

Well done, that's a super job! Now you can enjoy driving her...
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