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Post by MULLEY » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:01 pm

Er, i might possibly have a rot free one, ask Vanny as he had a good look underneath & found lots of nice new bits. like subframe etc....8)

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Post by docchevron » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:18 am

I'll bet you any amount you like that under all that evil underseal on in the front arches there's rot, and in the sills, and the usual places that cant be seen unless you hack a fair amount of the car away.
Not saying yours is a ripe dog at all, but there will be rot in it.
You just cant see it.
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Post by DLM » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:29 pm

I'm really begining to wonder if there are ANY BX's left at all that are totally rot free
Totally in agreement on this, Doc. If looking at ANY BX nowadays I'd be checking rear sills - and especially rear inner sills - the last two estates I've had ('91 and '92) have had probs in this area despite other bits seeming OK. A lot of late BXs seem to be rotting from the bottom up.

I do have a gut feeling that early series 2 cars last better on the bodywork front (especially in dull red metallic) but of course they didn't have the plasticised pipework then. However, even that is reaching the end of its useful life now on the late cars on the hard-to-reach bits (front-rears etc).
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Post by m_2975 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:04 pm

docchevron1472 wrote:I'm really begining to wonder if there are ANY BX's left at all that are totally rot free.
The answer is no I reckon, certainly non in this country
ANY BX's left at all without rot....yep....all four of our BX's are rot free and I'd put money on it. After all I do live on the dryest continent in the world.

Certainly not in the UK would be a very good generalisation. It's all about the climate. You guys probably have times when it is just completely wet for weeks if not months on end, day and night.

Over here times being completely wet only extend to a week at most.

Most BX's here are also very very sound as rot is something unheard of over here. Plenty of good shells here, especially Mk1's bu they too are disappearing.


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Post by docchevron » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:08 am

Thats kinda what I wa getting at like :roll:
It's not so much the rain, it's the salt tey sling on the road every winter.
I understand that in Oz they dont salt the roads ever, so as and when it does get icy, you all crash and burn?
Well, not crash and burn maybe, but it gets a bit slippy like...


Oh, and I still bet I could find some rust somewhere on your cars...
Even if it is microns in diameter, I'm bloody determined me!
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Post by m_2975 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:18 am

docchevron1472 wrote:I understand that in Oz they dont salt the roads ever, so as and when it does get icy, you all crash and burn?
Well, not crash and burn maybe, but it gets a bit slippy like...!
There are only two or three places that get snow in OZ. We don't slip and slide cause it's not cold enough to form ice ever.

You're right, you might find a small amount of surface rust on a brake disc!



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'89 BX 19TRI Estate 5M
'89 AX GT(With EFI) 2door 5M
In the Family:
'74 SM IE (Fully Restored) 5M
'90 BX 19TRI122 Sedan 4A
'02 Xantia Exclusive Sedan 4AA
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Post by docchevron » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:44 pm

You guys will learn about ice once this global warming we've been promised kicks in!

Meh, 5 mins with a grinder and wire wheel, I'll find some rot!
And if I dont, you'll have a car with large chunks missing!
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