The Fleet blog and Mollie's restoration at Chevronics.

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Went up to see both Mollie and Elsie at the Chevronic Centre yesterday and meet both Rob and his excellent team.
Elsie was taken away yo be resprayed and it looks like Mollie wont be long before she is finished.
Elsie has been totally welded up and every panel replaced. She will be resprayed a Jaune primivere, a primrose yellow rather than the rather drab off white she is now.

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We had a yellow GSA Club estate when I was a nipper. Great colour!
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Was given this today, an almost mint Mk 1 BX 19 Diesel owners manual from 1984!! Go very well with either Mollie or Wilma. A pretty rare bit of kit. Just need another 3. Anyone got any more?

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Rob has just let me know that Mollie has been started, the fans work and she goes up and down, albeit with a few teething problems which will be sorted.

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I've never seen such a clean looking BX... in fact, i don't think I've seen a cleaner car from the eighties, fabulous looking Mk1. The colour looks gawgeous, I'm jealous lol
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Well, we are not far off a result. Here is a before and after.

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Looks amazing mate , not happy about the rain though lol
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....

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Dosnt matter Tim, she is going to have a hard time going rusty!! Ime quite happy driving her in the rain, its frost and snow with salt on the road ime going to be wary about. Anyway, she is going to be used. No point having her sorted. Sophie is next.

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Brave man using your car as a daily, i'd probably be too scared haha...
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There is a video on BXCs Facebook page of Mollie driving around the Chevronic Centre, would put it on here but havnt a clue how to do it.
In the mean time, the TGD clocked up 290K this afternoon on the original engine, dosnt smoke or use any oil and water and ime quite confident to take her on any long trip, hopefully to Looe soon.

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Tim Leech wrote:Looks amazing mate , not happy about the rain though lol
You wash your cars with air then Tim?! :lol:
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Here are a few pictures of Elsie, 1980 GSA. Primed and ready to be flatted prior to the primrose yellow top coat.

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Wish i had the funds to do what you're getting done, very envious :) Another car which looks like its going to turn out to be brand new :)
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Jasmine - Now SORN
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - SOLD
2016 Mercedes A180D Sport - Auto refinement
1992 TZD Turbo - Bluebell - My daily
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze - crash damaged, will get repaired.
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014
1988 CX 25 GTI Turbo2 - SORN
1996 - AX Memphis 1.5D - Dream - SORN

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Gloria went straight through her MOT today despite 3000 miles since the last one!!

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And I should think so too!!
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....