My MK1 BX 19 DTR Saloon

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My MK1 BX 19 DTR Saloon

Post by WESTON89 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:27 pm

I managed to get home yesterday with a bit of daylight left! so here are a couple of snaps:

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I'm currently doing a few repairs. That O/S front wing has been straighten out a little, while I wait on a replacement. Put some dash bulbs in too, so I can see whats going on at night!

Still needs cleaning though! :oops:

Dom

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Post by toddao » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:30 pm

Doesn't look too bad. I like the BX sticker on the door - only seen one of those once here in Germany.

What's the history of this car and what sort of mileage has it got? I suppose it's got the tweed interior too?
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Post by WESTON89 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:41 pm

The gentleman I bought it from purchased the car in 1988 and gave me the newspaper with the ad to prove it! 33,000 miles and £5,000 at the time. It had been his main car and family workhorse since then, going to the Alps a couple of times on holiday. Its on 177,000 miles now. He gave me a stack of bills for parts, but mainly did the work himself. He now owns a 17 Turbo, as well as a Visa and Traction.

It did have 16v seats in it, but I've put the (faded!) grey/white tweed seats back in.

I've got to see our local signwriting about the BX sticker, as it would be a shame to lose it when the inevitable paintwork is done.

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Post by toddao » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:23 pm

What sort of condition is the piping in? Did the previous owner replace any of them? Being the earlier non-plastic coated variety they are quite succeptible.
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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
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Post by Tim Leech » Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:40 pm

That will keep you busy Dom, mind you its probably the only one left so keep at it mate.
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
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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:18 am

try Dee at isle of wight graphics for the stripes

E-Mail at........... info@iowgraphics.co.uk

Or Visit his Site....... www.iowgraphics.co.uk
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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 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:41 am

My local signwriters make up the engine bay stickers and have made up my sidestripe for the SD1 when it was painted, any decent local graphics company SHOULD be able to sort it. Or you could just sell it to me instead :wink:
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 WESTON89 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:56 pm

The pipes all look as though they have been done. One or two looked a bit wet when I got the car, but all sorted now.

The signwriter is coming down to do my brother's GSA Service next week, so I'll get him to weigh the job up and go from there.

Tim, I'll let you know........ :lol:

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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 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:44 pm

OK mate, and get that pig ugly towbar off :wink:
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
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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
x 70

Post by Tim Leech » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:46 pm

Roverman wrote:Or you could just sell it to me instead :wink:
Which is why Im selling the ZX! :wink:
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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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 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:19 pm

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Now part of my fleet, thanks to Dom for sticking to his word and giving me first refusal, it drives better than it looks (thank god) and will need LOTS of TLC! :shock:
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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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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 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:21 pm

This will keep me busy for a while!

Anyone got a front bumper! :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 toddao » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:52 pm

Well done Tim - if an anyone can give it a new lease of life - you can. Look forward to its rehab :D
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Post by ken newbold » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:46 pm

I had a brand new front bumper which I gave away with my MK1 when I sold it :oops: the reason I let all the MK1 stuff go was so that I'd NEVER be tempted to buy another.

But that's going to take some polishing :lol: Look forward to seeing it soon :D

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Post by toddao » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:09 pm

Ken wrote
I had a brand new front bumper which I gave away with my MK1 when I sold it
What manner of BX was that - any pics?

I know someone who's selling a new Mk.1 bumper just 'over the river' in France. Logistically a bit complicated..
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