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Post by docchevron » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:33 am

scarecrow wrote:Sorry Phil.

And Tim, I'm glad you've not taken it the wrong way, yet :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Way2go » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:23 am

docchevron wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Sorry Phil.

And Tim, I'm glad you've not taken it the wrong way, yet :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
ooh, you are awful but .............. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:21 am

Way2go wrote:
docchevron wrote:
scarecrow wrote:Sorry Phil.

And Tim, I'm glad you've not taken it the wrong way, yet :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
ooh, you are awful but .............. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:51 pm

Interesting little nugget of info: The Citroen family had an exceptionally honourable role in the last war-Andre's brother-in-law was in the Resistance and killed himself on capture. Andre's son Bernard was a pilot in the Free French Air Force (he died six years ago). The 2CV prototypes were deliberately hidden from the Nazis. Contrast Louis Renault who was a Nazi collaborator and was imprisoned after the war and his company nationalised...
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Post by scarecrow » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:32 pm

I've just been watching a documentary about the resistance and the way the Nazi bastards murdered them at Chateaubriand :twisted:

Vive La France! Vive La Resistance!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:32 am

Running parallel to the yet-to-be-realised "pretend" (read: homage to) BX4TC project, which was always going to be a bit of fun rather than anything to be taken too seriously, is another project. This one is looking like it might be taking shape in the new year.


Here's a pic to give an idea...

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:23 pm

A wee teaser....

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:17 am

Have you bought it?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:06 am

Let's say it's in the process of negotiation and assessment....
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Post by citsncycles » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:38 pm

Looks good from that teaser, but what are the floors and the rear subframe like. I've rebuilt various parts of the bodywork on mine so far, including the front undertray, the doors & the boot floor & rear valence, and it's all doable, but finding panels can be fun!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:43 pm

Waiting to hear back regarding rear subframe et al. Apparently it went for an MOT and failed on some corrosion at the rear of the sills. Some welding needed there, so it seems. But I need to know more. The front sphere top mount points look a little corroded, but it's hard to tell from the pics I've been sent. Again I've asked for clarification. (Also for the front tray)...

Essentially it looks like a practical project. But I suspect the difficulty will come when negotiating a price!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:21 pm

I remember a pretty sprightly GS from my trip to Lercy-Levis a few years back,

No wonder...

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Post by scarecrow » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:09 pm

The Birotor was rather a nice GS too

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:05 pm

Yep. Shame Citroen did their not unique trick of confronting sales/success/economical trick of buying back as many as they could during the fuel crisis etc. - and scrapping them. They did the same with the BX4TC Evolution road car, following the lacklustre performance of the BX4TC in competition (and after the abolition of Gp. B).

I've seen and heard a Birotor. Very distinctive! Love the subtle wheel arch mods of that over the standard GS too.
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Post by citsncycles » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:38 am

Waiting to hear back regarding rear subframe et al. Apparently it went for an MOT and failed on some corrosion at the rear of the sills. Some welding needed there, so it seems. But I need to know more. The front sphere top mount points look a little corroded, but it's hard to tell from the pics I've been sent. Again I've asked for clarification. (Also for the front tray)...

Essentially it looks like a practical project. But I suspect the difficulty will come when negotiating a price!
The rear edge of the sills is a fairly easy fix, although if it's spread into the rear footwell there's a couple of interesting compound curves there.
If the rear subframe is shot Bourne Garage in Lincolnshire have some good ones they imported from Australia a while back, as well as some front undertrays, & possibly other bits - his prices seem reasonable, especially compared to some other specialists.

I'm not sure about the top mounts but it may involve dropping the front subframe to do properly.
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