Matt H's BX 14TGE

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Matt H's BX 14TGE

Post by Matt H » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:14 pm

Hi everyone,

Here is the story so far...

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The only surviving picture of my car when I bought it... Sitting on Xantia wheeltrims, and totally unmolested :P

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This was taken after the badges were changed, and the 16v interior was fitted, courtesy of eBay for £50...

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One of the best 16v interiors i've seen for a while... Now with rear headrests too.

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Graphite speedlines, front spoiler and rear spoiler all finish the car off nicely. Until...

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...I was offered a pair of P2 16v bumpers, how could I refuse?

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Bumpers now both painted...

A few other little things include:
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205 GTi instruments (Still not fully working, but I'll get there :wink: )

Also stuck a pair of these on...
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More pics of the freshly painted bumpers to follow...

Regards,
Matt

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:40 pm

Well, that's different! Nice, sympathetic work. Gandini/Bertone badge: An interesting and arguably legitimate 'extra'!

My only worry might be the traffic light grand prix showdown difficulty - unless you always play it cool - and never give the impression of wanting to rise (so to speak) to the challenges offered! :wink:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:04 pm

Looking good Matt, well done on the work so far!

Just one question though - what is everybody looking at in the first photo?
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Post by stuart_hedges » Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:48 pm

I like the Bertone badges very much indeed, and the instrument panel too. I really must get a temperature gauge fitted to mine.

I hope you've mentioned the mods to your insurance company? You should get away without paying any more, as they are all period Citroen parts, but you'd hate to find yourself without cover should the worst happen.

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Post by docchevron » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:18 am

A Pug dash?! REALLY!
I duno, the yoof of today!

Dude, would you like a proper BX instrument panel?
Oh, and that there tow eye cover. The reason you didn't get it is that it was returned to the local sorting office.
I collected it last week and took it to the national. But you failed to attend.
So I still have it!
Are you going to Stratford?
No excuses!
I'll bring the cover and a proper instrument binnicle if you want?
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Post by Matt H » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:53 am

My only worry might be the traffic light grand prix showdown difficulty - unless you always play it cool - and never give the impression of wanting to rise (so to speak) to the challenges offered! Wink
I think playing it cool is probably the way forward, but I wouldn't know, as nobody has ever tried anything... :?
Just one question though - what is everybody looking at in the first photo?
Unfortunately, that was the only picture I didn't take, so I couldn't possibly tell you... But whatever it was must have been good!
I hope you've mentioned the mods to your insurance company? You should get away without paying any more, as they are all period Citroen parts, but you'd hate to find yourself without cover should the worst happen.
I've told them about the wheels, and the bumpers... I think these are the main things. The engine is standard (for now)... I think they wanted about £30 more a year, so not too bad.
Dude, would you like a proper BX instrument panel?
Oh, and that there tow eye cover. The reason you didn't get it is that it was returned to the local sorting office.
I collected it last week and took it to the national. But you failed to attend.
So I still have it!
Are you going to Stratford?
No excuses!
I'll bring the cover and a proper instrument binnicle if you want?
Proper BX instruments would be ideal actually... and good news on the towing eye cover... I was starting to think there was some conspiracy against me, by the royal mail. Thanks a lot...

Stratford is a definite... around the end of August isn't it?

I really wanted to come to the national... but it wasn't to be unfortunately... Still, should hopefully meet everyone at Stratford.

Regards,
Matt

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Post by mnde » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:04 am

Last weekend of August, Stratford Racecourse. Be there!!

Love the sheep in wolf's clothing look 8)

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:52 pm

Matt I DO like that bertone badge, where did you get them from mate?

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Post by andmcit » Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:43 pm

Aren't the badges Fiat X1/9 or off something recent with a Vauxhall
griffin on it?

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Post by Matt H » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:44 pm

These ones are off a Vauxhall Astra Coupe/Cabriolet... But you can also find them on the Fiat Punto Convertible.

Really expensive from a Vauxhall dealer (In excess of £40 a pair), but you can find them on eBay brand new regularly enough for around £10-£15.

You can also find Bertone badges on some 60s and 70s Italian supercars:

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Post by Way2go » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:57 pm

Matt H wrote:
Just one question though - what is everybody looking at in the first photo?
Unfortunately, that was the only picture I didn't take, so I couldn't possibly tell you... But whatever it was must have been good!
Maybe lawnmower test racing at lunchtime, as the company next door is called "GP Lawnmowers" ? :wink: 8)
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Post by Matt H » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:02 pm

Perhaps there is some secret underground lawnmower street racing league we don't know about... :lol:

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Post by Way2go » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:10 pm

Matt H wrote:Perhaps there is some secret underground lawnmower street racing league we don't know about... :lol:
Nitrous injected lawnmowers, now there's a concept.............. :lol:
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Post by Matt H » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:44 pm

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Still on the lookout for a pair of 16v skirts... I think it desperately needs them.

Does it seem a bit OTT for a 14TGE?

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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:16 pm

Your cars your own mate so do what you like with it, some people modify, some just spend all day polishing and some dont care what they look like.