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Post by PiLsY. » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:48 pm

Could be a plan! Did I hear that you're off work next week? My next day off is Tuesday...

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Post by docchevron » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:02 am

CHECK VERY CAREFULLY FOR RUST!

Especially the rear chassis legs, boot floor, rear end of the sills, the rear axle and the floorpan inboard of the back end of the front subframe..
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Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:03 am

Going back in next week now Matt but sure we can sort something out between us. I'm on earlies/lates various days. I knock off at 13.30 on earlies so perhaps we could start leaving about 2.00pm one day?
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:05 am

docchevron1472 wrote:CHECK VERY CAREFULLY FOR RUST!

Especially the rear chassis legs, boot floor, rear end of the sills, the rear axle and the floorpan inboard of the back end of the front subframe..

Your talking abouy my 16v again then! :D

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Post by docchevron » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:19 pm

Nah mate, Hurricane's are known to corrode MUCH more than any other BX for two reasons.

I've had two, and they were both holier than the vatican.

Your valver has just suffered for a lack of waxoyl underneath, alot of BX's are crusty underneath, it's not uncommon..
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:20 pm

Ahh ok, best not buy a hurricane then! :D

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Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:37 pm

Something to do with the kit trapping moisture and causing/hiding corrosion iirc Doc?
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Post by docchevron » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:46 pm

Nah, it was more to do with the amount of time they were stored before sale, and where they were stored.

and the lack of decent underseal....

They may as well have kept them in the north sea!
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Post by M » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:34 pm

docchevron1472 wrote: They may as well have kept them in the north sea!
Sounds like they used the old Austin Rover storage site off Dogger - I once had a very holy 4 year old Metro.

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Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:35 pm

And perhaps the place the Cavalier Mk2 Commanders were kept too? The fun people had with them concerning bodywork and electrics :lol:
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Post by tim leech » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:08 pm

Havent seen a commander in years, my first ever boss had a silver (werent they all) 1.6 Saloon on a C plate, it was 6 years old and rusty as hell! Steel sports wheels and special check trim iirc.

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Post by cavmad » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:12 pm

Silver, mostly (if not all saloons) and all had sepcial trims. They also had months of sitting in a boggy field apparantly and consequently electrics made their own mind up at random times and the bodywork disintegrated quicker than an Iveco van left on a beach for more than twenty seconds.

Back o/t the rescue mission for this Hurricane is being formulated: watch this space!
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Post by rob-bx16v » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:26 pm

bring it to me i love undersealing the damm things lol.......

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Post by docchevron » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:37 am

tim leech wrote:Havent seen a commander in years,
My mate smiffy had one. It was ripe, and totally shagged out, but it was great! I loved it! Had a certain charm about it.

Rob, nice work with the underseal, I just get the air line out when I can be arsed and smother everything in waxoyl. Messy, but cheap!
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:43 pm

What's happening with this one?
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