St Tropez restoration blog

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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:59 pm

Ah, yet another reason to join CCC. :D Save a fiver at Wicksteed Park, get a valuation and get to read about my own car. Where do I sign?
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:05 am

Des Smith wrote:Ah, yet another reason to join CCC. :D Save a fiver at Wicksteed Park, get a valuation and get to read about my own car. Where do I sign?
http://www.citroencarclub.org.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or members@citroencarclub.org.uk

There is some discussion over the membership fee, but there would be no National, ICCCR, Stratford, Northern Rally or X Rally without them (and a very good magazine at £2.50 per month), also I think the CCC is aware of the growing publicity of the BX Club after nearly all of the stand members in 2012 were also CCC members.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:54 am

Done!
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:40 pm

Great stuff Des, welcome aboard.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:38 am

Very Important Day today. The rear subframe, beautifully restored, has been prepared for re-fitting on to the bodyshell. Hopefully, by the end of the day, it will be in place and I can use it as an excuse to pull a cork and toast a step closer to a return to the road. You need to bolt the wheels to something, after all!

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Rear subframe being prepared for re-fitting
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:05 pm

Des Smith wrote:I can use it as an excuse to pull a cork and toast a step closer to a return to the road
I'll do the same this evening too - any excuse! ~wine~
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:36 pm

Cue for a cyber piss-up! BYO and all stand up and toast the St Tropez subframe at 10pm. So what if everyone else thinks we've lost the plot, we'll know the truth! drunk
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:39 am

Far too busy celebrating last night to post this up, but here at last is proof positive of the job done. Looks rather business-like!

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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:43 am

Porn.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Caffiend » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:08 pm

Very "like"

If I can get in to Rob's this week for new tyres before CCCE I shall hope to have another peek.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by BX Bandit » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:54 pm

Looking fantastically new! Are those new sub frame mounts? Do you know of sets available?
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by barry badger » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:24 pm

Are they standard bump stops on the rear? They look longer than usual.
That is fantastic work, they sure know what they're doing. I hope to see it in the flesh one day when it's finished.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Des Smith » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:34 pm

BX Bandit wrote:Looking fantastically new! Are those new sub frame mounts? Do you know of sets available?
TBH, I'm not sure if they were the originals and have been shotblasted or new. Rob would tell you if you asked.
barry badger wrote:Are they standard bump stops on the rear? They look longer than usual.
That is fantastic work, they sure know what they're doing. I hope to see it in the flesh one day when it's finished.
Nowt wrong with your eyes! Original bump stops no longer available. Rob has adapted some to fit. Not sure, but they might be from a 747...
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by barry badger » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:08 pm

I thought it might have been a deliberate modification so that one stop does the job of the stop and the rubber 'assister'. It might well work this way anyway.
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Re: St Tropez restoration blog

Post by Mickey taker » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:10 pm

Sandre , your turning into the St Tropez stalker :D
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