The Irish barnfind

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The Irish barnfind

Post by scimitar » Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:14 pm

Here it is, after spending 17 years in a barn. I took seats out, looking for new ones now. Hopefully I'll have a nicer set of pics at springtime.

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1984 Citroen BX19RD
2007 Saab 9-5 BioPower
1957 Jawa 175

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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Paul296 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:58 pm

Nice find! =D> Good luck finding an interior for it, and look forward to seeing further pics.

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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:47 am

Just a word of warning from my experiences of trying to re-new the interior from a Mk. 1:

The seats will fit, but I suggest you keep the plastic until you get your new seats (just incase, like me, you get one from a cream plastic car).
The door cards won't as Mk. 2's have speakers in the door and Mk. 1's don't. You can't put the speakers on a Mk. 1 as it won't look right as the plastic mates up with the dashboard of a Mk. 2.

So, you will be left with mismatched cloth. Keep yours in safe, dry storage until you can determine what you are going to replace them with.
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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Mothman » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:07 am

I was lucky with one of my MK 1s, Mollie. Managed to get a set of leather seats, originally from a MK 1 from Tim Leech. Door trims excepted but they dont look too bad. I too kept all the old seats. I was lucky as they were a similar colour to the paintwork. I have another MK 1, also with Rob Moss that may also be a problem as its seats are also trashed. They may have to be recovered.
In what condition are the hydraulic pipes? Make sure they are in good nick as MK 1s were just steel and had little protection. Mollie and Gloria have both had them all replaced.

She looks great, good luck with her.

Andy

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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by scimitar » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Fellas, thanks for advises, I was actually thinking of leaving door cards on as they are in fairly good nick; and I nearly put my hands on these seats: http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/auto-onderd ... ousPage=lr
They would have matched perfectly, unfortunately someone was quicker than me. Gotta keep looking.
Pipes look pretty good, but I'll be replacing them soon anyway, as I'll probably do with half of the car :)
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2007 Saab 9-5 BioPower
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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Mothman » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:55 pm

You were unlucky with those seats bud. Fingers crossed more will turn up.

Good hunting.

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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:43 pm

16RS or 19RD? Another non passenger mirror car!
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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by maxgreenwood » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:53 am

Saw it on donedeal, great find!
'92 16TXS (m), Dark metallic green, 74k
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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by scimitar » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:35 am

19RD, got the history checked and looks like mileage is genuine
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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Tim Leech » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:39 pm

Great save!
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
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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Kitch » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:56 am

Mothman wrote:I was lucky with one of my MK 1s, Mollie. Managed to get a set of leather seats, originally from a MK 1 from Tim Leech.
Andy
They were actually made for a mk2. It was a red TZD Turbo estate on a K plate. They weren't the original seats from it, Tom sourced them from another mk2 as he didn't like the GTi-style seats in the TZD if memory serves.

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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Mothman » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:29 am

Ah, thanks for that bud, i must have got confused along the line somewhere. Easily happens these days. It was the info i was given.

I was very lucky the colour matches Mollie and they will live on for another 20 years. I dont think its a problem fitting MK 2 seats to a MK 1 as most original MK 1 seats are nearly all pretty well buggered by the sun by now. Reupholstering is an expensive route to go.

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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Kitch » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:21 pm

It was a really high quality leather IIRC, he was really chuffed with them!

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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
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Re: The Irish barnfind

Post by Tim Leech » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:41 am

Yep mk1 and Mk2 seats are interchangeable.
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: The Irish barnfind

Post by Mothman » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:45 am

I wonder if anyone has got a set of MK 1 seats that are useable?

Andy