Matt H's BX 14TGE

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Post by Way2go » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:52 pm

Roverman wrote:And its finished in jewish racing gold aswell, with a bedet, 'roys, spaztronic gearbox, and a "lid" but sadly no skin or wind. I wouldnt give more than a "daughter" for it, ir if its really nice maybe a "monkey" :wink:
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Lessons for Arthur Daley still available eh? :wink:
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:44 pm

Motor trade jargon is used between sales staff but its dying off now, the days of arthur daley types with the camel skin jacket are pretty much consigned to the history books thankfully!

Good for a laugh though, any more pics of the metro Matt?
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Post by Matt H » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:29 pm

I'll see if I can find some more pics of it for you... It was a 1275 Manual, and drove really well, 40,000 miles or so.

Ahh, the bodykit... Thankfully someone else had the joy of removing it, but by the looks of it, it was ready to fall off anyway.

Now I have the joy of finding the rubbing strips, but unlike Tim, I need the 16v specific rear 3/4 pieces. Wish me luck :)

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Post by Kitch » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:33 pm

The rear arch spats are held on by two studs each side and plastic wing nuts. And LOTS of mastic!
Same for the front one, but only one nut IIRC. The skirts have a bead of sealant all the way along and rivets underneath. They're usually a real sod to get off so if they're undamaged you're laughing mate!

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Post by Matt H » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:25 am

Here's an idea of what it will look like, Just a test fit held on with tape...

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Post by BX Bandit » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:39 am

Looking good! Now you need an Mi16 unti to drop in......
have some balls
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Post by CitroXim » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:33 pm

BX Bandit wrote:Looking good! Now you need an Mi16 unti to drop in......
You'll need to find a scrapped Pug 205GTi for one of those these days...

Ahh, the irony :roll: :lol:
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'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:15 pm

citrojim wrote:
BX Bandit wrote:Looking good! Now you need an Mi16 unti to drop in......
You'll need to find a scrapped Pug 205GTi for one of those these days...

Ahh, the irony :roll: :lol:
Nah just buy a really nice one with 11 months MOT on it then sell off the shell :wink:
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
1963 VW BEETLE 1200

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Post by CitroXim » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:55 pm

Roverman wrote: Nah just buy a really nice one with 11 months MOT on it then sell off the shell :wink:
Good thinking Tim :wink:
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'96 Xantia Activa in Red - My favourite toy...
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Post by Matt H » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:37 pm

The weekend mainly consisted of me shouting profanities at the side of my BX, trying to get my skirts to line up... I think all the shouting helped :lol:

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Now I've just got this lot to sort out :wink:

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Post by Kitch » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:40 pm

Ah it's all good stuff mate. I rivet the skirts on in the normal place, then use this wet grab blue bathroom glue type stuff from B&Q to stick them down with....brilliant stuff!

But what, oh what is going on with that exhaust pipe??! :shock:

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Post by Matt H » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:44 pm

Yeah, I know... not one of my proudest moments, bought a chrome trim off ebay, and it was... well as you can see, a bit bigger than I thought :lol:

Don't worry, it will be changed...

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:24 am

Getting there mate, well done keep up the good work.
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Post by Matt H » Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:52 pm

Cheers...

When I do finish the car, I'm quite certain that I won't be able to enjoy it for very long, as the plan is to buy a real 16v... and I can either lay the 14 up and use the valver, keep both on the road at massive cost, or sell the 14.

I can't imagine that a heavily modified BX 14 is going to be worth much (okay - not worth anything), so I will probably just keep it, ready for when the 16v breaks :wink:

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Post by Matt H » Tue May 12, 2009 4:47 pm

As you can see, the 14 still lives...

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Professional job :wink:
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Check out the matching Number plates :lol: