Wooscary's TZD 1993

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:43 am

Sadly that was one of my first thoughts!

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:16 pm

Screen replaced. It even looks like the previous screen may have had the same tint, it looks identical anyway.

I'm in need of a new wiper arm as mine is bent and the plastic gubbins on the spindle is all shattered (not the actual spindle, that looks ok).

Fingers crossed it doesn't happen again! I love this flat, but it would be so nice to have some off road/covered parking.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by mds141 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:54 pm

Who fitted the screen? Just be handy to know for future use. Did they supply the windscreen or use a third party supplier?
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:06 pm

It was National Windscreens. I've no idea where they got the screen, I think from somewhere else within the company.

He said he had several front screens in stock in Manchester.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by citsncycles » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:17 pm

Not sure about rear screens, but I found the following today against the time I have to do the windscreen surround on Timex - it's not worth trying to save the screen as it's chipped :(

http://mobilemotorglassltd.co.uk/citroen-bx.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:51 pm

That's pretty impressive, not bad prices either I don't think?

So what do I find in the waiting area at the glass place? A book with loads of pictures of BXs in! Ha ha. Geekery abounds.

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And back home, new screen, attempted salvage of sticker. Not perfect. Oh well. It's surprisingly hard to remove shattered safety glass from the back of a sticker.

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In other news my new chisels arrived today along with a nice brass mallet. And managed to negotiate a hefty reduction in rent this month in exchange for doing some fixing in the bathroom after the flood from upstairs. The landlord on realising the floor he'd just laid (incredibly badly) had just peeled straight up actually sank to his knees, thought he was going to cry. Oh dear!

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:08 pm

So, as per topic in "Wanted/For Sale", another nice bit of vandalism.

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This time new door is required. Great!

In happier times we went to a very small music festival in a wood next to Windermere last weekend and had an impromptu Cit meet. Big turn out. Not sure who it was, but they decided to park next to me out of all the other spaces, so it must be Citroen magnetism.
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Dollywobbler » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:19 pm

Oh wow! It's Seth the 2CV! Well known in Tin Snail circles.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Birotor » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:52 pm

Mat's advice is spot on. A lot of if not all the problem starts inside and shows on the outside. I have a full set of Citroen Factory bulletins for the period 1990 to 1993 and I think that there is a guide to cavity and under sealing (You drill to get access for the spray nozzle and afterwards insert rubber plugs) - I'll have a look. It is the one of the things I do not do my self and my J reg estate is going to Chevronics in a few days time for the job. What I do do myself is touch-up/re-coat all the underside and wheel arches with wheels off once a year. In the old days like when I bought a GSA from my local dealership back in 1981 I was given a voucher to get it done at a local Zeibart specialist... Proper treatment is a good investment...
PS: A good tip when you do your annual touch up get it up on axle stands, get the wheels off, plastic bags on the brake disk area, AND spray with cavity seal on the surface and leave it for an hour, then go back and touch up with a brush. The cavity fluid will have softened the surface to give a keying effect.
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:42 pm

Plexiglass,
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Plus bits,

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Equals - hi kwality windo repar!

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Keeps the rain out, and hopefully curious peoples. Under the tape it is also ziptied to the door, so high security.

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by MULLEY » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:19 pm

A decent repair considering :)
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:39 pm

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:59 pm

Wild praise! Ha ha. It'll do the job for a few days while I source a door and figure out how the hell to put it on.

I've got a mate who sprays cars, so if the replacement isn't the right colour I'll get him to quote for that and any
other blemishes. I love this car, it must be repaired!

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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Defender110 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:07 pm

Is the door frame not repairable? seems a waste of a good door otherwise. It's not necessarily a bad area just one wild arsehole can cause a lot of distress to a full community, lets hope he gets his just deserts.
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Re: Wooscary's TZD 1993

Post by Wooscary » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:17 pm

Got to say, I just assumed it was doomed. Maybe it could be bent back in to shape. The metal is frighteningly malleable.
The problem is it was bent to quite a sharp angle causing a bit of a crease on the rear edge of the window frame area of the door.

Not sure though, no experience with bending doors back to a reasonable shape.