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perfect for Spring ( er.. it's snowing here today)

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

what about this?

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I like the second one more :)

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I really like that BX Convertable :D Looks really smart.

Were they ever officially produced?
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Only in Photoshop! 8)
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Philip chidlow wrote:Only in Photoshop! 8)
You're kidding! I take my hat off to you sir...

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Philip chidlow wrote:Only in Photoshop! 8)
Phil, you should have saved that for the first day of next month :lol:

(or have you something better lined up for that date...)
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Ouch! to the first one.
As for the second one that looks like something the doc should have a go at.
It would need a fair amount of strengthening in the sill area but it's possible.
I think it has to be done just to get it looked at.
maybe someone has a CAD program that could work out the best way to do it make a closed in boot area behind the rear seats.
lets go really mad how about a folding electric roof into the boot.

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Maybe oneday...

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TBH the proportions of that red convertible BX look all wrong. If it's going to be a 3-door, then the doors need to be bigger so there's less of a massive expanse of metal between the b-pillar and the rear wheel. The roll-bar also needs to be either further back, or removed completely.

Also, you'd have difficulty gaining access to the rear seats with such small front doors.

Someone once posted a picture of the Heuliez mock-ups for a 3-door coupe BX. That would be a better basis for a convertible.
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You take it too seriously, David. It's just a bit of fun :lol: I agree, the door needs to be a 'coupe' length, but in keeping with other Eighties convertibles (BMW, VW for example) there would likely be a roll-bar á la Baur.

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The roll bar would no doubt be vital not just on safety grounds but as the roof on a BX is structural to the strength/stability of the chassis it would need to be engineered to make up for this.

Agree with David though about it's position and length of the doors. :wink:
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More like this I recon:

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i think doc should go for it aswell, come on doc you know you want to :wink: :D would the folding roof from the visa cabriolet work? also you could make the tailgate (whats left of it ) fold down like a mini/pick up truck :idea: :?:
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I agree David. Proportions work much better. The seat belts could be anchored to a central roll bar too.
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