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Future mot work

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I'd been under the motor recently and noticed the rust man had been and left his trail of destruction on the box section at the back of the estate ( side to side ) :( .
Set to this morning to remove the tow bar ( it's only been on about 15 years ). Out of 4 fixing bolts one was defiant and then admitted defeat. :D
Then the bumper was removed.
The motor is now booked in for welding on Wednesday and then the bumper can go back on.

I applied a little hammer to the rust on the tow bar to find that needs welding also. Different man to do this one for free hopefully. And then a full refurb with black paint to follow.
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Post by toddao »

If you look at this thread you'll see that there is an estate rear member for sale.
Several times I have seen these welded up but if you've got the time replace the whole thing perhaps?

I did this job on my estate as I was given the part for free but it involves drilling out a lot of spot welds etc. to get the old one out then spot welding/sealing in the new one.

It was a load of work and probably not really necessary as they only rot out on the ends but I was well chuffed with the result.
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After having bought the Break 5 years back, I looked behind the bumper and found that.

A couple of years from now, I'm thinking of stripping the entire rear suspension and welding the rear properly. Wouldn't mind otherwise, but the 5-seat van-classified diesels are a real rarity nowadays, and I'd rather pay the 50 euro diesel tax for a van than 300 euro for an otherwise similar car with a marginally more comfortable rear seat. So I try to keep that Break rolling as long as possible.
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Welding in the snow! Don't think I will complain about our weather again...
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rmattila wrote:After having bought the Break 5 years back, I looked behind the bumper and found that.
Mine looks mint up to your pictures :)


As for the complete crossmember. well , I don't do much underneath work at my age if I can help it but thanks for looking.
Its the outer ends that need the work.

Started to clean the rust off the towbar in between the falling rain.Gonna take a while ( Citroen tow bar )
Then there is / are the mudflaps to refurb also ( genuine )
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Got the BX back from the welder man , looking good , bumper back on and inside rebuilt. Rear lights tested after having them out to fit the bumper.

I'm a " round to it " worker so it may be a while before the tow bar is done! :lol:

There are the mudflaps to sort out . The spare ones are in a shed where it appears there is a wasps nest inside somewhere :x and I don't feel brave enough to test out the theory :roll:
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The wasp's nest is approx 15 in in diameter and the local coucil want £48 + vat to remove it. Next door neighbour used to have bees and so he'll put the powder on when I have it.

The towbar would have taken ages to clean off the rust so I've taken it to be shot blasted . Then I'll be able to see what needs repairing :shock:
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Tow bar has been shot blasted and highlighted a couple of areas to be repaired.
Had some 3mm plate donated and stuck them on with my ' gasless ' mig. Not a neat job but won't come off !!!!!!!.

Tow bar now white as the paint was ' in stock '

Dilemma:::: Use the old bolts or go and buy new ?

Local to me and passing, the nut and bolt shop was 99p for 8 bolts and 4 nuts :D

Now fitted and all fixings torqued up.
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