TIMS BX BLOG

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Tim Leech
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:58 am

Well back to normality, well kinda, in my new house that is, which is at least twice as big as the last one, BX's fit down the drive (just) but the garage is wider than before so no worries of damaging door edges, plus the loft is boarded out and has a inbuilt ladder and lighting!!!

Cars are parked up now really until new year, mind you Ive got LOTS of DIY to do as the last guy made a real hash of it!
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by saintjamesy89 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:12 pm

Hooray! You must be much happier Tim, looked like a rather nice place to be when we swung by last month :)
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Post by Tim Leech » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:07 pm

It needs loads of work but im making a start!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Wooscary » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:21 pm

Tim Leech wrote:plus the loft is boarded out and has a inbuilt ladder and lighting!!!
You'll never get a BX up there!

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Post by RxBX » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:33 pm

Wooscary wrote:
Tim Leech wrote:plus the loft is boarded out and has a inbuilt ladder and lighting!!!
You'll never get a BX up there!
Marty, I don't agree with you , I sure theres at least room for eleven :lol:
Tim Leech wrote:Well not all is lost, some careful glueing has it lookinas it should, and has taken pride of place is one of my BX displays! :lol:

Image

Heres the other.

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I just noticed that the BX police car I bought a few weeks back (from a VW show) is actually a Mk1! 8) .

PS I'm not showing off with the bx awards, thats where they always live.
The /\ quote from THIS thread for ref. :wink:

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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:11 am

Said display cabinet has now been moved to the "BX Office" aka the small bedroom complete with posters, brochures etc, when my internet is working at home (sometime over xmas im told) I will be writing my bxclusives from there (apologies for the lack of content in Decembers, I did write it but the editor says he never received it, which is twice now and very frustrating!)

Theres certainly room in the loft for an interior or two....
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Post by Birotor » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:23 pm

My Spanish Policia National patrol car is a Mk I....
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Paul296 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:04 pm

Tim Leech wrote: (apologies for the lack of content in Decembers, I did write it but the editor says he never received it, which is twice now and very frustrating!)

Theres certainly room in the loft for an interior or two....
I thought it was rather brief this month. Once you've got BX central all kitted out we'll be expecting a double page spread with loadsa pics n' writin' n' stuff.

Congrats ( =D> ) on the new 'gaff' - another place for me to get lost on the way too!! :lol:

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Post by MULLEY » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:18 pm

Have you bought this new gaff Tim? or are you still renting?
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:24 pm

Paul296 wrote:
Tim Leech wrote: (apologies for the lack of content in Decembers, I did write it but the editor says he never received it, which is twice now and very frustrating!)

Theres certainly room in the loft for an interior or two....
I thought it was rather brief this month. Once you've got BX central all kitted out we'll be expecting a double page spread with loadsa pics n' writin' n' stuff.

Congrats ( =D> ) on the new 'gaff' - another place for me to get lost on the way too!! :lol:

Its easier to get too than the last one, you REALLY need to invest in a twatnav mr! [-o<
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by Paul296 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:16 pm

Tim Leech wrote: Its easier to get too than the last one.
Oh yeah, they all say that . . . just before I tell 'em I'm in Aberdeen! :D

Dear Santa,

Can I please have one of those really nice satnav thingymabobs for Chrimbo
and don't worry too much about all that socks and soap and 'festive pullover'
shit that you brought me last year. Thank you Santa. I've been good all year
and am sick of bloody Aberdeen.

Love from Paul xxxx :-reindeer

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1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
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Post by Tim Leech » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:10 pm

Well things go from bad to worse, no lights up stairs in my new house and now ive lost the keys, so talking to you from my mothers spare room! Hopefully they will show up at work or its going to be calling out a locksmith! I hope things improve as two weeks in I wish I had stayed put!

Electrician due Thursday!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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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
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:27 pm

Mended, I now have lights, a new comfy bed, keys to enter said house but as yet ive not had a night in to relax and enjoy my new surroundings!

I have next week off to start decorating and getting the place as I want it, new oven to fit and get some blinds that fit!

BX's are tucked away until new year, off to Skeggy Sunday to strip the red shed and then off to Andy "mothmans" a week today to deliver his bits! Not much of a holiday then!
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
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Re: TIMS BX BLOG

Post by mds141 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Glad things are sorted Tim. Annual leave in December! You're lucky mate.
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Post by Defender110 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Nice one Tim, hope your first Christmas in the new gaff is now a pleasant one.
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