WANTED: Mk1 rear bumper

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WANTED: Mk1 rear bumper

Post by dumbtime » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:33 pm

I'm looking for a Mk1 rear bumper for my 19RD, part of it is stuck together with gaffer tape which isn't very attractive.

As I'm new here, I'll tell you a bit about my car.

It was bought from new by my grandfather in 1984 and took very good care of it. When he passed away my older brother took it on for nearly 2 yrs and now I have it. As I’m student it's slowly deteriorating with not enough care, though I do try. I get it serviced regularly and it's passed its last 2 MOT's with nothing needed, though I think the clutch may need replacing. I live in Bristol when I'm not at Uni in Southampton. Any Bumpers near these areas would be great and I might be tempted to travel further.
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:38 pm

Welcome to the club! Being a Mk 1 owner marks you for special attention :lol:

Try to get you BX sorted for the Citroen Car Club National rally in July, if you can. We are hoping to put 25 Mk 1s together, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the BX's launch.

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Post by DavidRutherford » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:42 pm

I can do a red (well, somewhat faded red anyway) one.

Free if you want it. 35 miles south of Bristol (and could easily be on the way between Soton and Bristol. You'll need to get it off the car though. (as I can't remember how a BX rear bumper comes off at the moment!)

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Post by BCXM » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:52 pm

I can get hold of a brand new item if you want to go down that route..
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Re: WANTED: Mk1 rear bumper

Post by tim leech » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:58 pm

dumbtime wrote:I'm looking for a Mk1 rear bumper for my 19RD, part of it is stuck together with gaffer tape which isn't very attractive.

As I'm new here, I'll tell you a bit about my car.

It was bought from new by my grandfather in 1984 and took very good care of it. When he passed away my older brother took it on for nearly 2 yrs and now I have it. As I’m student it's slowly deteriorating with not enough care, though I do try. I get it serviced regularly and it's passed its last 2 MOT's with nothing needed, though I think the clutch may need replacing. I live in Bristol when I'm not at Uni in Southampton. Any Bumpers near these areas would be great and I might be tempted to travel further.

Welcome aboard mate, the MK1s are very special and very very rare so make suer you cherish it!

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Post by dumbtime » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:39 pm

Both options so far look good.

Does any one know if respraying the red bumper is possible? my car is silver/grey, the bumper on it at the mo does have paint flaking off it so I presume it can be done. Where do you live, DavidRutherford? I can find out how to take it off I have the Haynes manual for it. I dont have any tools though, they're in southampton and I'm in bristol at the moment

To BCXM: How much would a new one cost? could i get it in grey? would I have to travel far?
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Post by stuart_hedges » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:29 pm

I was given some good advice in this thread.

And Image You've already noticed we like Mark 1s round these parts - you're going to get mugged for that come the National in July ;) Hope you can make it.

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Post by dumbtime » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:55 pm

Yeah what is that national rally? I've had a quick look on the citroen car club website but didnt see anything about it. Can anyone give me any details? If im available at the right time I might come.
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Post by BCXM » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:30 pm

Dumbtime..PM sent
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:52 pm

CCC website's not helpful. The rally's on 14th/15th July (As far as I know) at a venue near Godmanchester. Perhaps someone fron the CCC could furnish us with a map?
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:31 pm

Having just had Mr dumbtime (Andrew) collect his faded pink rear bumper (and various other odds and sods which were useful to him), I can shed a little more light on his BX.

It's a lovely MK1. A few battle scars as you would expect, but really not bad for a car that's 2 years older than the driver! :lol:

What's particularly interesting is that it's an April 1984 registration 19RD. That's particularly special, as the XUD engine wasn't available in the BX until "Early 1984" Which means that this could indeed be one of, if not THE earliest BX diesel left in the UK.

Many years ago, when I was looking for a first diesel car, I considered a very similar MK1 diesel BX. Instead I made the (mistake?) choice of a Talbot Horizon Diesel. Identical engine, but in a much rustier, less elegant body, hence it was cheaper. Shame. The BX would have been a far better choice.
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Post by dumbtime » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:09 am

I've just had a look at the log and unfortunatly it wasnt registered in April. At the time I was ask the question I tried to look at what was written on my documents (in my head!) and I saw April. This was not the case and in fact it was August. Sorry!

I supose if David was a real swat, not that i was impressed with your knowledge, and knew your letters you would have noticed that the B registration came out in August 1984! (looked it up on the internet)

What does this mean? still possibly the earliest?
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Post by DavidRutherford » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:38 am

Had I thought about it a little more at the time.... of course "B" is 1984/1985! The earliest it could possibly be on a "B" is August '84.

In my defence... It's been a rather long time since I've have to try and work out the year/letter of pre-85 cars!

As for being the earliest Diesel.... quite possibly. The XUD may have been "available" in the BX from early '84, but that doesn't mean it was actually sold in the UK.

Plus... I can't remember the last time I saw an "A" registration BX, regardless of engine type.
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Post by dumbtime » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:58 am

Whoopeeee!! :D

After finding this forum, I seem to be strangly addicted.
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Post by docchevron » Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:28 am

I passed a 19RD Mk1 B reg on Friday afternoon, about 1530hours ish, heading into Westbury-on-Trym village from Greystoke Avenue.

I was in a muddy, black 16 valve, crawling in traffic and craining my neck for a better view of the car, not you was it??
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