Series 1 BX front seats wanted

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Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by bobbygodden » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:39 pm

Hi as per the title i am after a pair of front seats out of a series 1 BX can any one help

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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 am

Hi Bobby

All BX seats inc estate and hatch are interchangeable, you wont find a set of Mk1 seats that aren't very tired by by now

When I restored a Mk1 a few years back I fitted a set of Mk2 "tweed grey" which matched up well.

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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by Defender110 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Tim Leech wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 am

When I restored a Mk1 a few years back I fitted a set of Mk2 "tweed grey" which matched up well.

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Which is what I would like for my MK1 although the door cards are different are they not Tim?
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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by womble3go » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi Bobby,

I have a full set of seats and door cards from a TXD 1990 if they might be of some help Iam in Oswestry area if you are passing and would like to look at some point.

PM me if of any instead.

Kevin.

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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:39 pm

Defender110 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Tim Leech wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 am

When I restored a Mk1 a few years back I fitted a set of Mk2 "tweed grey" which matched up well.

Cheers



Which is what I would like for my MK1 although the door cards are different are they not Tim?


Yes they are, they are interchangeable, what state are you door cards in? mine thankfully just needed a good clean.
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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by Defender110 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:04 pm

My rear door cards have been chewed by a dog! ;-(
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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:12 pm

‎I was caught out by Mk. 2 door cards being designed to have the integral speakers and the Mk. 1 not. Therefore I couldn't swap the Mk. 2 card to the Mk.1 car because they were smaller!

Tweed seats went in to my Mk. 1 and we're lovely and comfortable. ‎
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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by womble3go » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:45 pm

My door cards are not to bad possible just a clean and glue in the edges of the matail on to the back of the cards.

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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by BX 14 GT » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:20 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:12 pm
‎I was caught out by Mk. 2 door cards being designed to have the integral speakers and the Mk. 1 not. Therefore I couldn't swap the Mk. 2 card to the Mk.1 car because they were smaller!

Tweed seats went in to my Mk. 1 and we're lovely and comfortable. ‎



Well, you could swap to series 2 door cards. They fit beautifully to the series 1 dashboard. But the real problem in this case would be the fact, that you would also need to exchange your series 1 mirrors to series 2 ones. The reason why is obvious: the lever (?) of the series 2 mirrors is longer and angeled horizontally, the series 1 is shorter and not angeled.
Series 1 dashboard with series 2 door cards would look like this:

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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:26 pm

Ah, you are of course right about swapping the whole door card, including the speaker pods, that would work.

My problem was that I was just swapping the upholstered piece in and that didn't work. The plastic colour was wrong for my car and also I only got the upholstered piece, not the whole card plus speaker pods.

BTW, loving the Mk. 1 dash transplanted to your car. Well done.
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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by BX 14 GT » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:39 pm

Thank you! Quite a lot of complicated work. I love it, too. To me it is a must have in a BX. But good series 1s are extreamly rare and so I came up with this.

Probably you got the upholstered piece from a later series 2 BX model. The early ones still had this light grey Interior like the series 1 BX. Even the door cards are the same in exception with this upholstered piece of plastic for the speakers. This was new because of series 2. The series 2 I referred to are models from mid 1986 to the end of 1988 as far as I know.

In my car the grey coulor of the dashboard doens't really fit so that i'll paint some of them in a darker grey.

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Re: Series 1 BX front seats wanted

Post by Defender110 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:53 am

Interesting: swapping Mk1 mirrors to Mk2 would not be a bad think in my opinion because the Mk1s are very lacking in rear view in comparison.

Kicking myself even more now for selling the mint Mk2 tweed interior I had 3 years ago. Doh!
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1987 Citroen BX MK1 diesel estate.
1997 Mercedes C230 W202 - daily driver.
2010 BMW X1 SE 2.0D Auto - Her indoors daily driver.
2003 Land Rover Discovery TD5 - hobby days and camping.
1993 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi 3 door - in need of TLC