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Today when getting the Christmas decorations down from the loft "joy O deep joy ", I came across a cardboard box which I have not open since I had been in this house over 20 years now, and contents I had completely forgotten about, way back in the late 70,s, I started keeping scrap books this consisted of cuttings from newspapers on every type of car manufactured, although Citroens are by far the most cars featured, I even have an article from the western evening herald a plymouth newspaper dated Tuesday 5 October 1982, talking about the Audi 100 2.2 and the Citroen BX, also in the box was lots and lots of Citroen brochures a great many of them are to do with the Citroen BX, I even have a Citroen carrier bag which I'd got from the NEC in the very early 80's, and two toy Citroen cars 1 with made Great Britain on the bottom the other made in England how things have changed.

I have only had a very little time to flick through them, although I was surprised and delighted it was tempered with sorrow reading about British car manufacturing which now no longer exists NO thanks to the Wicked Witch.

I suppose the moral of the story is to check your loft you never know what delights are there waiting to be rediscovered.

Stephen
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I know exactly what's in my loft - 30 bicycles, and my stock of spare tyres and wheels for them!
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The entire combined fleets of the Imperial Empire and the Rebel Alliance are residing in my loft. :oops:
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Fortunate, you are, to be so prescient within the force to cover all eventualities except the prequel. :mrgreen:
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
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Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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Thread Bear wrote:Fortunate, you are, to be so prescient within the force to cover all eventualities except the prequel. :mrgreen:
:D
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Is it just me or is everything shit?

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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In my loft there are hundreds of old bike magazines, umpteen dead computers, a home plating laboratory (Zinc, Nickel, Copper, anodizing), a couple of old guitars, and an owl which craps over anything that's not covered up.

In the attic of the barn there's most of a BX TD and most of a 2CV, as well as half a dozen bicycles....
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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KevR wrote:In my loft there are hundreds of old bike magazines, umpteen dead computers, a home plating laboratory (Zinc, Nickel, Copper, anodizing), a couple of old guitars, and an owl which craps over anything that's not covered up.

In the attic of the barn there's most of a BX TD and most of a 2CV, as well as half a dozen bicycles....

Apart from the owl, this sounds horribly familliar

But my barn is actually full of 2CV's and Dyanes (not dissasembled)
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The barn itself is full of a pretty much everything in my signature! Must put some more upper floors in and some kind of cunning vehicle lift....
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!

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Dooh. I wish I had a barn. :(
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The most cunning barn has no lift but a lowering barn roof. Apparently bereft of space it will be left alone, secure in its insignificance - or continue to sink into the swamp you inadvisedly built it.

I hope you have a shed demag. Every man should have a shed. If you have a shed there is hope!
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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I have a shed... but I've extended it and I call it the workshop - not that there's any space to actually work in there :oops: Guitars are hanging on proper wall clamps in a corner of the living room - one of them is decent so needs to be looked after. Home plating kit is in the kitchen along with other items of amateur chemistry - shellac coating, etchants, wood preservers and cleaners, ball mills, chemical balances etc. Solvents and film stock are in the fridge where they should be :shock:
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There is great possibility of Bubble rebuilds in my Kitchen next winter, if its cold. :P

Indeed we are working on topless Messerschmitt, steady!, storage in the attic via a cunning false inner gable end to the said kitchen and two dropping purlins that turn into ramps. Attach winch from staircase and wind. That maybe going to far..... :? but it would consume the collection of 8 cars leaving the hack to drive about in 8) .

Flight of fancy further, and I fear where classic cars might be heading, each car can have a LED screen in front and we can go upstairs with beers and go on virtual run-outs and burnups stored in a computer. Strangely the program will see whichever car I am in as the fastest :lol: .

I know of several virtual rallies having taken place. On the agreed date people meet on Faecesbook or somewhere and post pics of their chosen car on a specific page as a rally. Already people who do not own cars, but can bore for Britain on the history whilst being allergic to tools, are posting pictures of someone else's car and spending two weeks pretending to own it #-o .
Aaaaaaaargh! My gun please redx . Trouble is its free. Doing it our way cost time, money and tax :( .
Miguel - 16 TRS Auto S, light blue, 43k miles - £450
Pluto - 14 E S, White, 105k Miles - in work
Egbert - 19 16v Gti, White, A/C & Leather, - Keeper
Walt - 17 TZD Turbo S, graphite, 70k miles, good op extras - Keeper
Scraper- 17 TZD Turbo E, blue, 208k miles - parts
Homer - 19 TXD E, Red, 189k miles - £250
Gary - 17 TZD Turbo E, 118k miles - in work

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electrokid wrote:Guitars are hanging on proper wall clamps in a corner of the living room...Home plating kit is in the kitchen along with other items of amateur chemistry...Solvents and film stock are in the fridge where they should be
Hmmm, you're not married are you? :lol:
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I have spanners in the cutlery draw and a set of door locks in the cup cupbaord, seems perfectly normal to me....
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Tim Leech wrote:I have spanners in the cutlery draw and a set of door locks in the cup cupbaord, seems perfectly normal to me....
You haven't met my wife!


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