How do you work out the age of your BX?

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Re: How do you work out the age of your BX?

Post by Des Smith » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:41 pm

Damn, totally missed the 5th of June! A quick party will have to be organised... Kiwi, thanks for the post - it was a nearly-timely reminder. Am I a thoughtless and reprehensible owner? Probably, I hear you cry! Double, I think...
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Re: How do you work out the age of your BX?

Post by kiwi » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:32 am

Des Smith wrote:Damn, totally missed the 5th of June! A quick party will have to be organised... Kiwi, thanks for the post - it was a nearly-timely reminder. Am I a thoughtless and reprehensible owner? Probably, I hear you cry! Double, I think...
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Guilty as charged!!! I overlooked my Diesels 20th Birthday a few days ago #-o

I guess it had its celebration with a new clutch =D>
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Re: How do you work out the age of your BX?

Post by merlyn » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:37 pm

Mine rolled off the production line on 10th November 1992 and was first registered 20 days later on 30th November 1992. It didn't hang about long!
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Re: How do you work out the age of your BX?

Post by Des Smith » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:48 pm

merlyn wrote:Mine rolled off the production line on 10th November 1992
So set a reminder on your phone so you can celebrate its 20th Brirthday guilt-free! You have no idea how hard it is to find an appropriate belated birthday card for an old and slightly tetchy BX. They sulk for weeks...... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: How do you work out the age of your BX?

Post by mds141 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:02 pm

As neither my XM or BX appears to have an RP number, is it possible to determine build date from the VIN?
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Re: How do you work out the age of your BX?

Post by merlyn » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:06 pm

Des Smith wrote:
merlyn wrote:Mine rolled off the production line on 10th November 1992
So set a reminder on your phone so you can celebrate its 20th Brirthday guilt-free! You have no idea how hard it is to find an appropriate belated birthday card for an old and slightly tetchy BX. They sulk for weeks...... :roll: :roll: :roll:


Done! I'm sure Moonpig.com will have just what I need! :D
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Re: How do you work out the age of your BX?

Post by BX-pert » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:02 am

TRIPLEX windows manufactured in the 1950's through the late 1970's can be dated with the 'TRIPLEX CODE' stamped into the glass.

Assuming that your car has the original glass, it can be used to fairly accurately date your car.

If you know the decade your car was produced, just look for two dots in the TRIPLEX logo on the glass.

One dot above T, R, E, or X gives the quarter of the year the glass was manufactured:
T is Jan, Feb, March,
R is April, May, June,
E is July Aug, Sept, and
X stands for Oct, Nov, Dec.

To find the year of manufacture, look at the nine letters in the word TOUGHENED.
One dot below a letter gives the year of the decade:
T is 1,
O is 2,
U is 3,
G is 4,
etc.

If there is no dot, the year is a zero.

This code also works if you have a TRIPLEX window with the word LAMINATED instead of TOUGHENED.