The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tinkley » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:59 am

The 'old' handbrake cable must be the only thing letting her down!.... :lol:

That car is better than she came out the factory, great work. Definitely get a decent insurance price agreed as you don't want the most unfortunate 'Daisy' scenario.......

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:38 am

She will be well insured before i set foot in her, that i can assure you. Have started the ball rolling on that score. Going to have to use her otherwise no point in having her done.

As long as the handbrake works Tink, thats all that matters and very difficult to see with the wheels on and this is not a 'concours' restoration. :wink:

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by citronut » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:46 pm

OU

photos 5 and 6 in the last batch
that rubber strip dont go there but under the bottom front of the head lamp and onto the edge of the bumper,
:roll: :roll: :shock: :? :lol: :wink:

and they could of cleaned all the dust out of the front edge DOH, hard to get the staff :twisted: :wink:

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As long as the handbrake works Tink, thats all that matters and very difficult to see with the wheels on
yes but why spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar,
all that time and effort whats a couple of new cable amongst friendes,
Mothman wrote: and this is not a 'concours' restoration. :wink:
aah but she is and some Andy, or she would be with new cables #-o :roll: :o :wink:

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:23 pm

citronut wrote:photos 5 and 6 in the last batch
that rubber strip dont go there but under the bottom front of the head lamp and onto the edge of the bumper
That's strange - all the BXs I've seen have had it in that position?

Regarding the handbrake cable, if it functions OK that's the main thing...a brand new cable is going to look pretty much the same after 6 months of normal use anyway!
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:25 pm

photos 5 and 6 in the last batch
that rubber strip dont go there but under the bottom front of the head lamp and onto the edge of the bumper,
:roll: :roll: :shock: :? :lol: :wink:



I think you may be having a senior moment here Malcolm as all my BXs have this strip in zakly the same place both the MK 1s and the MK 2s!!
I have done a little research so far that possibly indicates that early MK 1s may have had the strip underneath[Mollie isnt early] and have found pics of the engine bay of the MK 1 BX Sport showing them on the top. 1983 handbook dosnt show them but 1986 does. I think ime going to leave them where they are.
Oh, and by the way, the handbrake cables are being replaced.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by citronut » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:13 pm

i worked at a Citroen service agents when the BX first came to the UK and the rubber strip was under the head lamps back then, ala CX also has it under the head lamps too so there,

look at the red CX on the front of this months Citroenian

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by citronut » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:17 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:
citronut wrote:photos 5 and 6 in the last batch
that rubber strip dont go there but under the bottom front of the head lamp and onto the edge of the bumper
That's strange - all the BXs I've seen have had it in that position?

Regarding the handbrake cable, if it functions OK that's the main thing...a brand new cable is going to look pretty much the same after 6 months of normal use anyway!
there's obviously a rubber strip gremlin about then #-o :roll: :wink: ,

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:52 pm

I did a bit more digging, and found a Mk1 brochure where they aren't visible in an engine bay shot; and also a 1986 Mk2 brochure with them on top. So maybe we're both right and they changed with the introduction of the Mk2?
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:00 pm

Rob and his team.

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Isnt this a cracking picture? Come on all you BXers, say so!!
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Post by Mothman » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:02 pm

More going on.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tim Leech » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:48 pm

That is a thing of beauty Andy, nice heated garage on the agenda me thinks!
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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Thanks Tim, not possible yet but i will seal off the part of the garage she will go into and probably get some heat into it. Been in touch with Brian Drummond today as well re a valuation which will be in place with my insurers before i drive her home.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Tinkley » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:28 pm

Now 5 people = a bit less than 2 HP not a very powerful motor at all...... :lol:

Nice to see the project coming together.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Mothman » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:17 pm

Wish there was a like button Tink as on F/B.

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Re: The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

Post by Gary » Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:08 am

Mothman wrote:Wish there was a like button Tink as on F/B.
I don't know about a like it button Andy , it should have I want it button.
Very nice I bet you can't wait to get her back.
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