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Does anyone know a reasonable restorer - preferably somewhere not too far from Northamptonshire ?

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Restorer of what, BXs?
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Yep - BX 19 TXD estate
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I can do them, but I'm in south hants, not Northants :lol: Here's my Dad's GT I'm doing:

http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic ... 13&t=16821

I think Chevronics aren't too far from you though, and they've done a couple.
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Hi Kitch
Thanks for your reply. Looks like a fantastic job you did on the GT! I wish you were a bit nearer here but on the other hand I could probably get down to you. What focused my mind was the suspension has just started playing up and it looks like the bearings in the arm/s have gone. There is a clunk when I go over bumps. I joined the club last night (after previous membership had lapsed) and saw that Rutter 123 had posted only yesterday "pair of rear arms with all new bearings/seals, plastic sleeves etc. One is a arm and one is s/h ready to fit £75 pair ".
Apart from a bit of rust near the rear arm bearings I can't find any rust on the body and she has been great apart from a few minor problems. I can see you are very thorough so if you are up for a restoration job perhaps you could give me an idea of cost please?

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Hi jhunt31 i do have a pair of rear arms for sale or alternatively i can rebuild yours if you prefer,I am about 6 miles east from Spalding Lincs about 50 miles from N'hampton.
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jhunt31 wrote:Hi Kitch
Thanks for your reply. Looks like a fantastic job you did on the GT! I wish you were a bit nearer here but on the other hand I could probably get down to you. What focused my mind was the suspension has just started playing up and it looks like the bearings in the arm/s have gone. There is a clunk when I go over bumps. I joined the club last night (after previous membership had lapsed) and saw that Rutter 123 had posted only yesterday "pair of rear arms with all new bearings/seals, plastic sleeves etc. One is a arm and one is s/h ready to fit £75 pair ".
Apart from a bit of rust near the rear arm bearings I can't find any rust on the body and she has been great apart from a few minor problems. I can see you are very thorough so if you are up for a restoration job perhaps you could give me an idea of cost please?
There's quite a jump from mechanical overhaul to full restoration. To fully restore a BX to show-winner (not saying that's what you want. but just using it as an example) you could quite easily blow over £10k on one. It really depends how much work it needs to begin with. The GT would be up to around £12k if I was doing it in company time and charging my Dad for it :lol:
Restoration is a big word. Recomissioning, repairing, overhauling....they're all different. Be hard to advise you with anything accurate without seeing it I'm afraid, but happy to help you if I can.
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That's very helpful thanks Kitch. I am still looking at my options which isn't made any easier when I think that the government might be banning diesels by 2020!

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Just wanted to thank Kitch and especially Rutter 123 for your responses.

I did follow up with Rutter 123 and he did a brilliant mechanical overhaul for my BX - was very clear on what needed doing and did exactly what he said he would ! Thanks.

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No worries.

I think you were confusing 'repair' with 'restore' :D
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