In the Wild West

Tell us about BXs you have spotted on the road, or BXs/parts spotted for sale including eBay finds.
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Sadly the Gs i fear may break its back trying to remove it from the earth.My Dad had a Peugeot 404 pickup sat on a gravel drive which i was asked to move when the sold the house.Sadly it quite literally broke in too half way down the road and only the bodywork panels pressing on the pickup part as it sagged kept things together.It looked quite reasonable as well .Just imagine hooking a tow rope onto the front of that GS and giving it a tug?The red BX Gt is wheel less and actually sat on the ground as well.God only knows whats going on under there?
Its exciting to see them all but also really sad at the same time that they have just been left to dissolve.
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Post by kermit the frog »

I think as mulley says this is a long term venture as the remaining BX's fade into dust any MK1 estate or hatch will be very sort after in 10/15 years time.
I would like to add myself that the rarety of MK1 interior trim parts etc;-
Would alone make a salvage trip a thing that must happen.
If as a bonus a MK1 is in a viable condition then it would be all worth it.
This is my own opinion and as my hands are full at the moment after my Green Hornet ACCIDENT
If it goes ahead next year when the Green Hornet is back to form i will be counting myself in on the rescue.

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My Dad had a Peugeot 404 pickup sat on a gravel drive which i was asked to move when the sold the house.Sadly it quite literally broke in too half way down the road and only the bodywork panels pressing on the pickup part as it sagged kept things together
When my parents 1st moved to Ireland they found a ford popular (one of the later, square bodied ones) in the back garden, in grass that was taller than it was. Although rusty it looked ok until they put a chain round the back axle to drag it out. Not only did the axle pull straight out from underneath with some of the boot floor, but the whole thing collapsed to the side, leaving than with a flat pack car with an engine sticking out the front :shock: .

Would love an old Peugeot pickup, by the way - my dad once had a 404 as a parts delivery vehicle!
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Rob's works van


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Post by citsncycles »

That's why I want one!!!

I love vans, and have probably had more vans than cars over the years 8) .

If I can't get my hands on a GS van, are there any BX ones out there tht need rescuing :?: :lol:
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BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
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Post by richardd1652 »

Anybody formulated a plan ?
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Now's the time - the weather's perfect! 8)
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:lol: :lol: :lol: that is all.
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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 Eric Brough »

The owner of all these cars is a mate of mine. The Mk1 GT once belonged to us - lovely car. I was involved in the acquisition of the Mk1 estate back in 2004 - about £250.00 off eBay from High Wycombe if I recall correctly.

Heres a picture of it after acquisition on our front lawn

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Post by Eric Brough »

Ooops, lets try that again. And, folks, also on display are my RHD GS van in the garage and the RHD BX van... plus rear end of a CX Pallas Mk1... ah, those were the days...

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Post by toddao »

Nice picture. It's a shame that the estate - and the others - have been left to rot in that field. Judging by the condition of that driver's seat that estate had a hard life - though that nylon stuff wasn't the best.
Knowing the state that my Mk.1 estate is in, I'm sure that one needed a bit of TLC too!

What's your mate's position on these cars now Eric?
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Why buy them then leave them to rot away? doesnt make sense, unless its a "I will restore them all one day" scenario which is all too common.
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Post by MULLEY »

I guess people just think that they'll fix them one day, & the years just roll by & before you know it they are rusted to buggery & then its too late :cry:

My own tzd has been off the road for 3yrs & i can't believe its been so long, last fired up when Mat came visiting approx 2yrs ago. Really got to get it up & running this year, or else it'll be sat on my drive & going brown....
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
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Post by richardd1652 »

I wonder just how many Projects never get started/finished and are still sat in fields or lockups/garages up and down the country.Just a quick flick through the classics on Ebay shows loads of unfinished or abandoned projects due to lack of time or money etc.
Just such a shame to see them sat rotting like this.
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Post by citsncycles »

Just such a shame to see them sat rotting like this.
I couldn't agree more, although I have several long term residents at the 'Sims Home for unloved Citroens & Cycles'. At least mine are under cover & secure!

I wonder what's the longest time something has been awaiting restoration or being restored for? I'll kick off with my F7 which has been in it's current lock up since my Mum put it there in 1978! between then and 1989 it has had the rear of the body replaced, the wings & bonnet painted, an engine and gearbox built up for it and the front suspension & steering stripped & rebuilt. At least she managed more than the previous owner, who failed to do any of the repair work that he took it off the road to do in 1962 :shock: .
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BX 19RD Estate Mk1 - Timex!
BX 4X4 Estate - Oh god, I've done it again!
BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
BX14 TGE, - SOLD
XM Turbo SD,GS Club Estate,Visa 17D Leader,HY Pickup,Dyane Nomad,Dyane 6,2CV AZL,Falcon S,Trabant P50,3x Land Rovers (88" series 1,109" series 2a FFR,series 2a Marshall ambulance),DKW F7, Lambretta LD150 x 1.5,Mobylette SP93,Ural Cossack,Ural M63,CZ 250 Sport,Honda Varadero 125,lots of bicycles & tricycles including (but not only) Sunbeams,Higgins & Bates!