One of M_2975's BX's. My new BX19TRI-122

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One of M_2975's BX's. My new BX19TRI-122

Post by m_2975 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:14 am

Hi all,

Just came in after taking my recently completed car for it's first test drive. Just a few quick photos; more to come.

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The newly finished interior. Complete with LED backlit instrument cluster and centre console, radio controls mounted on the wiper stalk & bluetooth.

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Ready for headlight aiming before the initial test drive.

I hope that you enjoy!

I hope to get some nice exterior shots soon.
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My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'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
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

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Post by toddao » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:34 am

That's great - a bit of discreet modernisation. I admire your dedication as I find it hard to keep the existing electrics functioning, let alone 'mods'!
Todd


this yellow writing is really hard to read

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1997 Xantia CT Turbo

Post by m_2975 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:40 am

Thanks Todd.

There wasn't a connector not taken apart and a cable not checked for correct continuity and resistance.

I had the break out box hooked up to the ECU connector block and checked the injection system. It's perfect.

I made a number of wiring enhancements including time delay interior lights, off delay cooling fans and new plip system with modern fold out key.

All in all the car has been in the workshop for 10 weeks.
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'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
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

scarecrow

Post by scarecrow » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:41 am

~Oh how I wish I lived in Oz. [-(

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Post by m_2975 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:45 am

scarecrow wrote:~Oh how I wish I lived in Oz. [-(
Well it certainly is a nice place to live.

The car's don't rust over here.
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'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
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

scarecrow

Post by scarecrow » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:52 am

Out of interest, what do the codes represent next to each car in your signature? [-(

Steve

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1997 Xantia CT Turbo

Post by m_2975 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:12 am

scarecrow wrote:Out of interest, what do the codes represent next to each car in your signature? [-(

Steve
Hi Steve.

5M - 5 Speed Manual
4A - 4 Speed Automatic
4AA - 4 Speed Auto Active
6A - 6 Speed Automatic
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'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
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:21 pm

Lovely, I do like the black and grey two tone interior on the export TRI models you get in OZ and NZ.

Ive got some LEDs on order myself for my 16TRS as Im fed up with replacing bulbs! :lol:
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by docchevron » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:01 am

Dad did the LED thing in Phoenix a while back with seriousley cool dimmable tri angle LEDS. I had up until that point thought "why? My bulbs last a good 10 years".. then I saw his and thought "cool, I'm having some of that" hence I too now have a large number of tri angle LEDs, in a box.. I might get around to fitting them oneday!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by m_2975 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:47 am

As promised, here are some more photos of my project.

Interior stripped out to make way for a nice clean one.
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Restored dash ready for installation.
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Carpets are in, dash installed.
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Door trims on, stereo installed.
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Rear seats installed.
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Just prior to being set back on the ground. Ready for the bonnet.
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The finished product!
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More interior shots to come.
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'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
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A

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Post by docchevron » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:16 pm

OMG how red is that car!

In Oz sunlight aswell!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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1963 VW BEETLE 1200 KGJ413A
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL BFA720L
1979 Rover SD1 3.5 V8-S TSL 982
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:39 pm

No rubbing strips too, looks very clean, wouldnt last 5 mins over here though without them!
1963 VW BEETLE 1200
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR

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Post by MULLEY » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:45 pm

That is ace, looks like its just come off the production line :D

Tim - i think the rubbing strips are on, they've just been colour coded to match the car :?:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
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Post by Defender110 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:54 pm

My vote's with Tim I think they're not on?

Lovely job, really nice to see that amount of work and appreciation being put into a BX.
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Post by m_2975 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:58 pm

Hi Guys,

Thans for the comments.

The car was resprayed the original colour a few years ago so the paint just shines.

As for the rubbing strips, no, they're not on the car. I took them off as they were curling at the edges. I'd love to put some TZI side strips on but they are no longer available. At the moment I'm liking them not on the car. It's good a really clean look.

I'm looking forward to providing some more shots.

It's actually motivated me to get out the GTI and take some shots too.
My Cars:
'93 BX 19GTi Sedan 5M
'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
'06 C5 2.2HDi Estate 6A