GT mediated Awesomeness

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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:40 am

I use a local guy to me who was super reliable, don't know how far south he goes.

I would report him to shiply Tom
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by saintjamesy89 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:18 am

Time for a little update I think. I've not heard from the transport company for a week or so, I think he may have blocked my phone number too. So I opened a shiply support ticket thingy, and they responded saying they're a neutral platform for customers and transport providers to meet and organise so don't get involved in disputes, which is quite poor seeming as they charge 25% on top of the delivery cost!

So, I have had to resort to legal action as the guy has £780.40 of my money and I cannot get in contact with him, i'm usually a laid back, relaxed person but this has got me really quite cross. He has until 29th July to respond to whatever the court sends him, hopefully it won't go to a hearing (an additional £80), I can't see as to why he would want that as from my view he doesn't have any legs to stand on!

So i've organised someone else to collect the BX, it's costing me £150 more, but is a much more professional outfit and hope to collect this weekend or early next week - I should hear from them today with a date. So we're back on! Now I am absolutely skint though, this BX is going to have to earn me some money...
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by vulgalour » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 pm

If you do end up breaking it, I'll stick my hand up for grey interior bits if it's got anything compatible with mine. Hopefully the new transporter works out a lot better.

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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:35 pm

I'll just leave this here.. Collected yesterday, delivery tomorrow.
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by Kitch » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:00 pm

vulgalour wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:58 pm
If you do end up breaking it, I'll stick my hand up for grey interior bits if it's got anything compatible with mine. Hopefully the new transporter works out a lot better.


Get in line! :lol:

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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by Safari » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 pm

I’m after N/S rear black tinted quarter window, has been broken and repaired at sometime, but I think will be a bitch to remove, also N/S front wing if possible

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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by saintjamesy89 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:38 pm

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Has landed, medium sized inconveniences occured - update tomorrow, had to do quite some pushing, with wasps. Shagged now!
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 am

It's quite beautiful in silver
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by panky » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:15 am

That should scrub up and get a mobile phone holder suction cup on the dent 8)
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:29 am

Hi Tom

That looks way to nice to break, I hope it starts and runs!

Factory alloys and aircon on a Mk1 is s rare lets hope its fixable.
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by saintjamesy89 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:30 am

OK folks, so a better update. It's an 1985 TRS, so got all the toys, including a sunroof which i've not seen on a MK1 BX before. It is a late MK1, in the 86MY the first of the MK2's came out, so the last of the MK1's. It was last on the road in 2009 according to the CT sticker on the windscreen, so been stood a good 10 years.

There was a challenge with the delivery, the OH was at home for 20 mins after work before going out, and guess when it was delivered? Yes - in the only 20 mins of the whole day when there was the OH's car on the drive... So because our road is very narrow with limited parking, the driver had to drop it off way way down the road, whilct holding up neighbours in both directions, apparently. Poor driver! Sounds stressful, but the OH didn't hear the doorbell, if it was rung. The car was left right at the bottom of the road.

We then had to push it over the bump onto the drive, luckily this is a little bit downhill so we got some momentum going - steering was a bit interesting! It was quite heavy, as to be expected in a non-running hydraulic Citroen.

The car itself is filthy dirty, dusty, crusty seats etc etc. BUT is NOT SHIT! I've not gotten under it yet, but aboveboard it all seems remarkably good, all the electrics i've tried work, i'm not brave enough to try the sunroof yet but all the window motors work, the fan works, central locking all works, the dash (nearly) all lights up. Not tried any of the exterior lights as most bulbs seem to be gone. The front door hinges and rear door shuts aren;t rusty, so that bodes well for the underneath, that'll be the deciding factor if it is broken or not (and if the engine can be made to run , if I can register it over here without a Carte Grise, if the hydraulics aren't busted... etc). I only really want the a/c for my GT so as long as I can get some monies back for it.

Best dash! Shame my GT has a conventional CX GTI version, with needles and dials etc, not the really cool rotating drums...

So it doesn't turn over, just clicks and all the dash lights go out. There is definitely enough juice in the battery, it came of a sprinter ambulance (so a BIG FRO battery) and is fully charged, just incase I hooked it upto to the Venga of boringness with no difference. So could it be a starter motor issue? Bad starter earth/contacts? Perhaps not as all the other leccys work. My other though was the gear lever, being an auto I imagine there will be a switch to stop it starting if it isn't in park (maybe neutral)? The gear lever doesn't feel very secure/tight but does move freely up and down the run. I'd appreciate advice here guys as if I can get it started and lifted, I can see underneath.

Is all quite exciting!
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am

Hi Tom

That looks great, why don't you just keep them both and save the hassle of swapping the aircon over, my DTR and GT both have sunroofs,.

You may find giving the starter a good twang with a hammer will help, after you've checked all the connections.
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by panky » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:33 pm

What's the story with the wasps? They couldn't have been much help pushing
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Re: GT mediated Awesomeness

Post by Jaba » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:57 am

If it wont turn the motor and the lights dim out it could be the starter I suppose or, you don't want to know this, a seized engine. Check that by getting a spanner on something and trying to turn the engine.
The easy way to start is to run a lead from the battery to the starter solenoid connector BUT as it is an auto be really sure its in park AND disconnect the ignition so that it will not fire up.

It looks to be a good'un by the way.
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