Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - Back on the road

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by MULLEY » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:35 pm

Why do you need to get all the welding done at once? Just treat the areas with kurust to slow things down & as long as it isn't an MOT failure area, just get the bits done that actually need doing to keep it on the road & structurlarly safe? Think about doing the other bits when time & funds allow. If i costed up all the things that i'd like to get done on the TXD, i'd probably come the same conclusion as you & just scrap it. However, i'm in for the long haul & will just do the work (with some help) over time & in order of priority & cost. You could buy another BX, but they are all of a similar age & you'll probably just be substituting a different set of issues on your replacement car over the one that you've gotten rid of. Just my thoughts of course, which you can disregard :)
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:49 pm

Problem is, I HAVE bought another one! :wink:

I'm really not happy driving around in something that is so 'soft' around the rear. Bits keep falling off now. It's really quite bad.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by MULLEY » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:53 pm

If it keeps shedding weight, fuel economy should improve :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD

Post by Paul296 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:18 pm

Dollywobbler wrote: So 'soft' around the rear. Bits keep falling off now. It's really quite bad.
Oh it happens to all of us Ian once you're over 40. I've just learnt to live with it. :)

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Dollywobbler » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:07 pm

That's it. The Green Tiger has been on its final journey under its own power. One last drive for old time's sake, and so the below could happen.
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Mat F has already got an order in for bits, and I've been raiding it for stuff to use on the TXD too. Tax will be sent off for a refund and the break-up will begin in earnest. Already considering using the bonnet as a roof for our woodstore...

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:42 pm

A shame, its got quite alot of diesel in it too!
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:15 pm

Not for long. Especially if my fuel-transfer pump fits down the filler neck...

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:54 pm

I drained the fuel from my engine donor Xantia - got a good 15 litres out even though the gauge registered bugger all. My technique was to piece the bottom of the fuel tank once the car was on the trailer, which backfired somewhat when the penknife I was using folded up on my finger and sliced it to the bone (that's why I use a locking knife now!)

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Undeterred by this injury I still managed to collect the fuel in a jerry can, but rather stupidly forgot to secure the top. As I moved the (long) trailer, the back end swung round, and knocked over my hard won gains #-o
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:14 pm

Well, the strip down has been started. A few small things for Mat. Isn't as rusty under the washer bottle as I thought but there's definitely rot in the seam.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:17 pm

Sent the tax disc back for a refund today. And the first batch of parts in the post. She'll have to sit for a bit though as we're still renovating the downstairs of the house and I don't have anywhere to stash stuff I'm taking off. Need to get all of the interior stuff out and stash it somewhere dry and safe before I can consider panel strippage.

Not sure I can be doing with stripping and sending too much stuff, so am considering having an open day. Bring your spanners for guaranteed cheap parts!

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by citsncycles » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:55 am

so am considering having an open day. Bring your spanners for guaranteed cheap parts!
Can I bring a grinder with some cutting disks too? :lol:
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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Jaba » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:35 am

I hate the thought of any Bx being broken up but I need the RHS floor carpet in black if available please.
The Joy of BX with just one Citroën to my name now. Will I sing Bye Bye to my GTI or will it be Till death us do part.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Kitch » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:19 pm

Is the carpet black in this one?! :shock: I assumed it'd be grey so didn't say anything!

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Dollywobbler » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:25 pm

I still can't actually bring myself to break this car. I keep pinching bits off it, but I put the not-so-good bits back on! I still drive it up and down a driveway now and then to keep the hydraulics in good order.

Does anyone want it for salvation/breaking? Still has MOT! £100 anyone? Only bits not replaced are the rear wiper arm, the rear washer bottle support and the passenger sunvisor.

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Re: Team Green Tiger - BX19TGD - End of the road

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:26 pm

Dont tempt me.....
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