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I love French boot sales....

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...and autojumbles.

Biggest one of the year here yesterday, at St Pierre Sur Dives, near Caen (I can recommened it as a good weekend trip for next year - beautiful location, hundreds of tasty cars, loads of stuff to be had for cars, bikes and bicycles). In the first ten minutes I picked up a small octopus for my TD, a pair of NOS front caliper repair kits, a pair of rear arm bearing kits, and a new aluminium window channel, total cost 25 euros... 8)
Kicking myself for not buying the NOS rear suspension cylinder, but wasn't sure if it was saloon or estate - should have had it anyway, along with the NOS rear brake calipers. Last year at the same event there was very little BX stuff - looks like dealers are starting to clear out stock so it's trickling down to the autjumblers.
Icing on the cake was dropping in on a normal village boot sale on the way home and walking out with a stack of NOS 2CV bits including bumper brackets, ignition switches, locksets, half a dozen handbrake cables, wheel bearing fitting kits, exhaust clamps and trim bits. All for another 2o euros... :D
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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…and you just HAD to tell us all about it to rub it in! Tempting to plan a romantic weekend away, and 'accidentally' stumble across the autojumble!

Or we give you a shopping list ;)
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mat_fenwick wrote:…and you just HAD to tell us all about it to rub it in!
My work here is done... :lol:

How about organising a club trip over here next year - they wouldn't let me in to the 'classic' car parking in the BX this year, but if we turned up in convoy....
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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Mate just buy everything bx and sell on what's no good to you
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2CV ignition switches?! Gah! I've just bought a remanufactured one for mine. £100! And it 'feels' horrible.

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Mostly for older ones with separate ignition switch and red starter button (or cable pull starter) - same as H van, so pretty simple stuff really. It did include one or two of the actual switch parts for the later steering lock type, but not the lock/barrel/key part.

And yes, I usually buy up anything relevant to 2CVs, BXs or H vans and then move the surplus on- must have been having a moment of madness yesterday with that suspension cylinder, especially given the prices of the other stuff I had from that stall....
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!