Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

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Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

Post by Dragon Man » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:51 pm

As some of you know, my BX estate is almost complete. i really need to remove the side vent panels so i can get the car resprayed.

just how do you remove the trim panels on a BX break / estate?

i will at the same time replace those bits of foam / sponge looking material that has all but broken up and disappeared over the years.

what holds them on? does anyone have any pictures of a BX without the tim panel vents on? (so i can see where it is held on).

thanks guys!
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Re: Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

Post by Kaapelimies » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:44 pm

I do have a stripped break (actually Van) standing on my yard, if no-one is quicker I'll try to make photos tomorrow if I can breath outside the house without beind drowned...
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Re: Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

Post by Dragon Man » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:56 pm

thanks! it will be very handy :D
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Re: Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

Post by Kaapelimies » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:25 pm

Here you are, just click on her to get to the gallery. Includes some pics as an added bonus!
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(The gallery contains a lot of pics and info from our fellow ethusiasts so take your time browsing around)

PS. No animals were harmed while taking the photos, the pig was allready breathless :wink: .
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Re: Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

Post by Dragon Man » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:36 pm

thanks for the pictures. i was looking for pictures of the vents on the outside of the car being removed.

there must be a way to take them off without damage surely??
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Re: Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

Post by Kaapelimies » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:58 pm

Sorry I understood you want pics from inner trims removed. Does the break have bolts like hatchback? If not, I think they are glued #-o . If you want you can come and try to remove them, no harm done if they break because the car is going to be scrapped anyway :D .
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Re: Side trim C pillar vent panel removal

Post by Dragon Man » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:09 pm

hmm so its bolts that hold them on from the inside maybe?? i will have to do some research on this..
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Drives: a classic Panda 4x4 called Project Fallout
classic Panda 4x4 Sisley named Talon
broken BX Diesel Estate in silver that's currently for sale.

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