The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:49 am

Went up to see both Mollie and Elsie at the Chevronic Centre yesterday and meet both Rob and his excellent team.
Elsie was taken away yo be resprayed and it looks like Mollie wont be long before she is finished.
Elsie has been totally welded up and every panel replaced. She will be resprayed a Jaune primivere, a primrose yellow rather than the rather drab off white she is now.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by RobC » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:23 am

We had a yellow GSA Club estate when I was a nipper. Great colour!
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:04 pm

Was given this today, an almost mint Mk 1 BX 19 Diesel owners manual from 1984!! Go very well with either Mollie or Wilma. A pretty rare bit of kit. Just need another 3. Anyone got any more?

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:21 pm

Rob has just let me know that Mollie has been started, the fans work and she goes up and down, albeit with a few teething problems which will be sorted.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Hancockshire » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:19 am

I've never seen such a clean looking BX... in fact, i don't think I've seen a cleaner car from the eighties, fabulous looking Mk1. The colour looks gawgeous, I'm jealous lol
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:24 pm

Well, we are not far off a result. Here is a before and after.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:36 pm

Looks amazing mate , not happy about the rain though lol
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:37 pm

Dosnt matter Tim, she is going to have a hard time going rusty!! Ime quite happy driving her in the rain, its frost and snow with salt on the road ime going to be wary about. Anyway, she is going to be used. No point having her sorted. Sophie is next.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by MULLEY » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:45 pm

Brave man using your car as a daily, i'd probably be too scared haha...
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:50 pm

There is a video on BXCs Facebook page of Mollie driving around the Chevronic Centre, would put it on here but havnt a clue how to do it.
In the mean time, the TGD clocked up 290K this afternoon on the original engine, dosnt smoke or use any oil and water and ime quite confident to take her on any long trip, hopefully to Looe soon.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Kitch » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:25 pm

Tim Leech wrote:Looks amazing mate , not happy about the rain though lol
You wash your cars with air then Tim?! :lol:

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:23 am

Here are a few pictures of Elsie, 1980 GSA. Primed and ready to be flatted prior to the primrose yellow top coat.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by MULLEY » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:30 pm

Wish i had the funds to do what you're getting done, very envious :) Another car which looks like its going to turn out to be brand new :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:09 pm

Gloria went straight through her MOT today despite 3000 miles since the last one!!

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:57 pm

And I should think so too!!
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
1998 Rover 75 2.0V6 Connoisseur Auto
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirit S Special
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR