HINGES

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HINGES

Post by tim leech » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:45 pm

I understand that hinges coming detached on A pillars on BX's isnt that rare. thing is how big of a job is it to repair it?

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:03 pm

Its best to get them welded before they fully fall off, removing the front wing gives some access as does removing the hinge pins (I hung the door on the engine crane to avoid disconnecting all of the wiring)
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Post by tim leech » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:14 pm

We have a bodyshop at work so im sure they can do it as they deal with crash repairs, body jigging etc, thanks stewart.

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Apr 17, 2006 5:57 pm

A good bodyshop would be able to do it no problem.
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Post by tim leech » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:26 pm

I wouldnt be buying a tired 16V if it wasnt THE 16v I owned and regretted selling ever since, I had to sell it 1998 as it was a toy that was costing me a fortune on repayments and repairs, we had just lost dad and i had become the breadwinner and £150 a month approx was alot of bill money lol!

Am going to see it tomorrow so will keep you all posted!

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Post by Geoffrey Gould » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:50 pm

The very best of luck Tim, we have all done the distressed sale thing and regretted it.
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Post by tim leech » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:22 pm

Have confirmed a time tomorrow so going to go see the old girl, will be weird after all these years! Will let you know how I get on!

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Post by Cornishbx16v » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:33 pm

Tim simran from the 16v club is also interested in your old motor! (thought you might like to know before a bidding war starts!)
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Post by cavmad » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:55 pm

Ian_Fearn wrote:A good bodyshop would be able to do it no problem.
He works for a VW garage-I can`t imagine a garage with more experience of bodywork repairs than a VW one :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:00 pm

A Volvo one. :D
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Post by Way2go » Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:53 pm

Mmm..... :? Not sure about that one. I think I'd rather be in the Volvo than the VW in a metal bending argument! :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:03 pm

I was alluding to the probability of actually needing body repairs - having driven into something/someone :D Actually - I know four Volvo drivers and they're all exemplary drivers so I shouldn't really be casting aspertions - and I might well be taking over possession of a Volvo estate in the not too distant future...

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Post by Way2go » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:16 pm

It's OK! I once was issued with a Volvo Turbo Estate as a company car and it's performance and stopping ability was actually quite good and it was excellent for the longer journey. :)
It's turbo didn't have the "after-burning" boost effect of the previous Saab it replaced however. \:D/
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:43 pm

I had a Saab 900i (LPT) and that had oomph. I would still have it if it had had five doors...
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Post by Vanny » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:03 pm

Philip chidlow wrote:I might well be taking over possession of a Volvo estate in the not too distant future...


Not an old school sky blue GLE estate is it by chance? I have a little idea for one of them, but its a project in 2008 i think!