BX Project

Tell us about life with your BX, or indeed life in general!
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Vanny
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Re: BX Project

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Citroën BX – XPO – Old A-Pillar Removal – Eps21

So, the big question for 2023 that literally no one asked,
DID XPO GET SCRAPPED?
Well, let me tell you . . . .

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... r-removal/
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Great job, nice to see a proper job being done.
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Hold my beer, Eps 23 is a lesson learned!
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Re: BX Project

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As always Vanny an interesting read about doing your best to save a BX from la casse. The time involved is daunting and the care you exercised is impressive.

You are up for the award of BX angle grinder of the year :mrgreen:
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I simply couldn't put it off any longer. Time to put on my big boy pants and fire up the grinder. The day had come for the Big Cut. And after all the build-up, it could have gone better!

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... cut-eps22/
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Good recovery :D
Been meaning to get some of those side clamps for ages, thanks for the reminder.
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Citroën BX – XPO – Welding in the repair panel – Eps23

The latest episode of 'fabricating a Citroen BX out of rusty panels' has arrived, for those that are into that sort of thing. So very nearly time for paint!

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... air-eps23/
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Citroën BX – XPO – Wheel Arch Repair – Eps24

Just when I thought I was done with welding, I realised I had best tackle the wheel arch repair before committing to paint.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... air-eps24/
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Citroën BX – XPO – Painting the A-pillar – Eps25

With the welding finally finished, attention turns to painting the A-pillar. This several-month stage doesn't end well!

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... int-eps25/
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Re: BX Project

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Another great read Vanny!
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The ending #-o
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Yep, I bet that was gutting. I do envy your attention to detail Vanny - such meticulous care with that seam sealer. Are you of the engineering persuasion professioanlly?
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My day job involves cars and laptops. The BX is like an antidote to sitting at a screen all day. I'm certainly no expert at this car mending thing, just trying my damnedest to do it right. Ideally first time 🤣
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Citroën BX – XPO – Unpainting the A-pillar – Eps26

In the previous article, the repairs on XPO were finally completed and repainted. However, I soon find I'm unpainting the A-pillar 😭

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... lar-eps26/
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Citroën BX – XPO – Wheel Arch Repairs – Eps27

Taking a break from painting, in this article, we will look at wheel arch repairs to the fitch panel and wing bracket.

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https://bxproject.co.uk/blog/citroen-bx ... irs-eps27/