Paul's polishin' blog

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 16, 2013 12:33 pm

The practical questions of why and what's to be done with all these cars didn't really occur to me. I preferred to see the whole thing as a great big work of art - the whole place was certainly very beautiful and as Oscar Wilde rightly pointed out. 'all art is quite useless'. Although, there were obviously quite a few bits and pieces I could definitely find a use for - there was a shit load of contour mudflaps for instance! 8)

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 16, 2013 12:51 pm

Paul296 wrote:there was a shit load of contour mudflaps for instance! 8)

I think your quite mistaken Paul, there wasnt any at all, just broken generic types [-X

(damn there goes my plan of making a few sets up and selling them for millions! #-o )
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 16, 2013 12:58 pm

Well, obviously when I say 'contour mudflaps' I mean those old generic ones. :^o

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Mickey taker » Thu May 16, 2013 3:13 pm

Would quite like to join you guys next time you go if pos, just for a day out and help you remove stuff if needed,
I have my own flak jacket lol
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 16, 2013 3:50 pm

Mickey taker wrote:Would quite like to join you guys next time you go if pos, just for a day out and help you remove stuff if needed,
I have my own flak jacket lol
Alan is a very amenable guy (contrary to what I was told) but would'nt suffer fools lightly and of course pilfering would be dealt with strongly! Ive never seen a good source of BX parts so its worth remembering for future use.
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Thu May 16, 2013 4:14 pm

Thanks to Tim and Paul for sharing these haunting images. :)
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 16, 2013 4:14 pm

Perhaps a few of us could get together and have a parts buying visit. I had a message from Daniel this morning and everything's for sale and I think Alan is quite keen to shift as much stuff as he can. The pricing all seems very reasonable and there's enough bits and pieces there to keep alot of cars going for years. I think the key is to keep the whole thing civilised unless you want to take a bullet! :D

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Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 16, 2013 4:33 pm

Im trying not to talk myself to buy anything, although that 14RE looks very saveable as does that Athena (doesnt it Paul,ey ,ey, nudge) =P~
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 16, 2013 4:35 pm

Ever the salesman Tim . . . ever the salesman. :roll:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Tim Leech » Thu May 16, 2013 4:40 pm

I offered to go halves.....
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Mickey taker » Thu May 16, 2013 4:59 pm

Theres nothing there for me but I just love wandering around old school car yards like when I was a youngun where there not stacked 3 high
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by mds141 » Thu May 16, 2013 5:05 pm

The guys over on the XM forum might be interested in the two examples of Citroen's finest.
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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Paul296 » Thu May 16, 2013 5:14 pm

mds141 wrote:The guys over on the XM forum might be interested in the two examples of Citroen's finest.
What do that bunch of nutters and ne'er do wells want with DS's? They were all bolloxed anyway. :roll:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by Citroening » Thu May 16, 2013 6:49 pm

Paul296 wrote:It went on and on and on and Tim and I wondered round more or less speechless.
Sounds like you'll need an oxygen respirator if you go inside then - the one's outside are the scrappers... :wink:

Buying is the easy part - getting them out is the fun part! :twisted:

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Re: Paul's polishin' blog

Post by saintjamesy89 » Thu May 16, 2013 10:37 pm

All those mentions of interesting 14's... Still want one, but need the space to put it and the time to sort it. The TXD and, although not so much at the moment, GT, manage to take up all of my spare time that could possibly be allotted to cars (granted, it isn't much). Hopefully it's places like these that will help keep the pot that is BXing simmering for some time yet.
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