MOT failure Citroen BX

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by Kitch » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:03 pm

Mothman wrote:
djoptix wrote:Better for someone to take it as a going concern, but if not, that looks rather like a non sunroof shell in the right colour for my silver 16v which is a bit ropey, bodywise...

Engine mounts will not be the same as a valver and that will cause you real problems.

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by djoptix » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:16 am

Well, either way it's in the right colour, and my family ranch is in Herefordshire, so I'll register my interest in it as a spares car, but obviously if someone would keep it in one piece that would be even better.

Possibly a silly question, or rather one that's already been thought about, but isn't it worth getting the work done and keeping it?
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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:26 am

A new or good used rear arm a bit of welding shouldn't cost the earth and then sell it as is or run it.
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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by speedingfine » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:39 pm

Alas the BX has reached the end of the road for me as I've got a everyday replacement car and a Caterham to race this year, so if you want it for spares, it's yours- give me a call tomorrow to arrange collection. It does run and drive, yes.

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by Mothman » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:49 pm

OK guys, go get it!! Please!!

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by djoptix » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:43 am

Working on it...
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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by djoptix » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:18 am

Signs are positive! Watch this space...
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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by Kitch » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:38 am

If I had the space, I'd have had it. TU-equipped BX14's are a lot of fun.

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by citronut » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:34 pm

shame its so far away from me or i would ave it to put back on the road

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by sdelasal » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:10 pm

Malcolm - it is drivable! I'd be interested except I want to find a nice diesel XM!

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by speedingfine » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:49 pm

Collected by djoptix today I believe, thanks for the interest and a pleasant stay on your forum!

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by djoptix » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:21 am

Yes, picked it up yesterday, my new C5 performed admirably as a tow car.

I was hoping to salvage it as a car but having seen it I think it's probably a bridge too far. It needs some significant inner wing welding as well as the arms sorting out, and the interior (though insanely comfortable) would need a fair bit of tidying too.

It is the correct colour for my silver one so I'll be using as much of it as I can, but there are bound to be 14 specific bits available, drop me a PM if there's anything you need.

Does anyone know would be involved in swapping the roof panel with my sunroof-equipped one? Is there a logical place to unpick welds etc, or is that a crazy idea...?
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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by docchevron » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:40 am

surprisingly few spot welds hold the roof panel on, it's mostly glued on. You'll have to remove the windscreen to get at the welds across the front, the rear you can see with the hatch open.
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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by Kitch » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:16 am

Gary Cole successfully swapped roof skins on his race car 'Bertie'.

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Re: MOT failure Citroen BX

Post by djoptix » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:22 pm

Good stuff, I'll drop Gary a message on the 16v forum then. I think that's the way to go.

I've charged the battery but the engine doesn't turn - I'm thinking that either there's something wrong with the starter motor, or the engine is seized. How could I work out which?
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