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Post by docchevron » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:56 am

Just four bolts on the baby walker, no bonding.

Whale tail, two bolts, enough bonding to stick Titanic back together!

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:20 pm

Like I said. A matter of taste...

I like the way the curve from the lower rear panel is carried on by the spoiler. It's got a well thought out feel. Not that the whaletail's less of a statement (well it is really, but understated is what it is - and probably more efficient to boot!)

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Post by Oscar » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:28 pm

Which one is the whaletail?!?
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Post by Oscar » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:29 pm

Which one is the whaletail?!?

I've been told that the carry-handle spoiler increases road-holding by slowing down the rear end, thus pulling the car more closely to the ground. Don't know whether this is true or not.
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Post by tom » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:03 pm

No, it is cobblers and is just put there for show.

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Post by Oscar » Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:06 pm

Cobblers? Is that another type of spoiler?
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Post by MULLEY » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:19 pm

Yes the cobble spoiler is infamous, it looks very similar to the baby walker, except the paint has all bubbled & hence the cobbled look :D

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:04 pm

Tom's response made me think... What would a BX look like if everything that was just for show was removed? An interesting thought - what other bits of the BX perform no other function than to just look good? I would suggest very little really, but what do you all think?
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Post by stuart_hedges » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:53 am

I thought the accepted method was just wait until the baby walker fell off of its own accord - no more problem changing the wiper blade then :oops:

You make a good point Philip - one of the nice things about the BX (and Citroens of that era generally) is that they are clean, functional designs.

They did like to slap the graphics on to them though... Leader anyone?