BX Club at the NEC - Stand discussion

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Birotor » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:59 pm

I like the personal theme! To me it is what the BX is about - they are part of the family! I am waiting for my reply from my DVLA info application. My green nodding frog sits on the rear shelf. He is smiling!
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Kitch » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:22 pm

Wow, that line up really surprised me!

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:15 am

Kitch wrote:Wow, that line up really surprised me!

Really? in what way, the general consensus at the ICCCR was it was a good mix, in an ideal world we would have a TZD Turbo aswell but we dont have room.
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:22 am

Tim - with yours, I think we definitely need some 'before' pics. It's come a long way!

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mike22861 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:45 am

it would be a good idea to get a BX fairly well on its side so you can see the underneath wonder if that possible Ive never tried to see how much it will lean before it falls over, unlike landrovers i know from experience exactly when they fall over
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1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:51 am

mike22861 wrote:it would be a good idea to get a BX fairly well on its side so you can see the underneath wonder if that possible Ive never tried to see how much it will lean before it falls over, unlike landrovers i know from experience exactly when they fall over
Rather you than me Mike!

Ian, I will print off some before and after pictures.
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1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:06 pm

I did wonder about having a sphere that people could handle. With a big sign above it saying "this is not a bomb!" Has anyone ever sectioned a sphere?

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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:29 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:I did wonder about having a sphere that people could handle. With a big sign above it saying "this is not a bomb!" Has anyone ever sectioned a sphere?

Good idea!

We still need ideas and suggestions for the stand, also as the cars will "sit down" after a while is it possible to prop them up without doing any damage as we arent allowed to run the engines.
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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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mike22861 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:33 pm

theres a thought I wonder if I can get Nissan Machine shop to section a sphere for me I shall ask the question
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
2003 Landrover Defender 110 CSW TD5
1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
some other newer Nissans

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mike22861 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:35 pm

I shall see if i can get the BX hydraulic circuit graphics printed out too theyre always good for a demonstration of how it all works
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
2003 Landrover Defender 110 CSW TD5
1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
some other newer Nissans

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Dollywobbler » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:44 pm

Good stuff.

Tim - I would have thought that stands or blocks of wood underneath the front subframe would suffice to keep a car at 'height.' Would appreciate some advice on the best place to chock the rear. I just used the towbar on the Mk1.

If an owner agrees, I'd like one car at least to be available for people to sit in AS LONG AS THEY ASK FIRST! I wouldn't recommend we use the chocked one for that purpose and any sitting-in would have to be supervised by someone on the stand.

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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
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:55 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:Good stuff.

Tim - I would have thought that stands or blocks of wood underneath the front subframe would suffice to keep a car at 'height.' Would appreciate some advice on the best place to chock the rear. I just used the towbar on the Mk1.

If an owner agrees, I'd like one car at least to be available for people to sit in AS LONG AS THEY ASK FIRST! I wouldn't recommend we use the chocked one for that purpose and any sitting-in would have to be supervised by someone on the stand.

I think its best to leave the cars locked but with the windows down, I have no problem with people sitting in the DTR as long as its supervised, I remember at the NEC 2007 finding 4 kids in the SD1, one was stood on the drivers seat pearing out of the sunroof :twisted:
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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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mds141 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:08 pm

Dollywobbler wrote:I did wonder about having a sphere that people could handle. With a big sign above it saying "this is not a bomb!" Has anyone ever sectioned a sphere?
In my former life as a psychiatric nurse, I've sectioned a few people, but never a sphere before.!! :)
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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mds141 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:11 pm

At the " keep left " museum at the ICCCR, I noticed Len Drew's DS was supported by some fabricated metal supports. It would be interesting to know where/how he obtained them. Anyone able to contact Len to ascertain this.
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1989 BX GTi 16 valve. Blanc Alpine. Completed the Citroen Classic Challenge Ecosse and 1337 miles without a hitch.
2000 XM VSX 2.1 td Auto. Rouge Magenta.
TGD saloon many years ago.

1990 Swift 'Corniche' 12/2 aka BXClub HQ.
Honda Firestorm. Gone, but not forgotten.
2015 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC.

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Re: BX Club at the NEC - we have a stand!

Post by mike22861 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:56 pm

i think i have 4 axle stands that will support one car
1992 BX 4x4 Gti aircon Silver
1991 BX 19 TGD Red(the Red Baron)
1993 BX 17 TZD Red the new Daily
1986 BX 16 RS Leader (The only 1 left I believe)
2003 Landrover Defender 110 CSW TD5
1985 Landrover Defender 90 4SC County
some other newer Nissans