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#151 OFFLINE   Steve79

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:19 PM

Yes please! I've got no paraphenalia at all with this car.


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#152 OFFLINE   Ben_O

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:02 PM

ref-bumper, is there any possibility that you can drill the corners of the bumper and the wing (where the flanges meet) and pop a rivnut into the wing each side and then bolt up through the bumper into them?

If you see what i mean?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:16 PM

I've been thinking about what the problem is with the bumper and I'm sure it's not something that needs more fixings.  All the various holes are where they should be, and all the blocks on the front bumper are where they should be.  The issue is that the sides of the bumper can't push in quite far enough on both sides because the arch liner - which is surprisingly rigid - is holding the edges out.  So, in theory, I reckon I should move the arch liner out of the way, engage the bumper into the slots, and then cram the arch liner back in.  The resulting tension should, I suspect, help keep everything aligned and sealed well.  The blocks are only about 1-2mm off locating, if the arch liner wasn't there I could get them in without any trouble.  Pushing the liners home once the bumper is seated is going to be another war, I'm sure, but it will also mean a good seal all around and help keep the weather out of the vulnerable inner arch areas I've repaired.  This use of flexible plastics and tension is quite clever, and also incredibly annoying, like most things Citroen really.



#154 OFFLINE   dean36014

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:53 PM

I had loads of problems trying to align that bumper. It didn't help that the hole for the mounting block had rotted out on passenger side. I shoved it in place and cable ties it to stop it moving back out. I thing that passenger side inner arch liner needs a light trim off the outside edge to allow bumper to sit right. According to email today your pipe should be at mine Thurs or Friday. I'll get them flared up over weekend and in post on Monday if that's the cases
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1991 Citroen BX TGD

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1991 Citroen Bx St Tropez


#155 OFFLINE   Steve79

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

Expect a parcel containing informative content in the next few days


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:25 PM

Dean:  BXpert, Tim Leech, suggests the front bumpers are a massive pain to fit so it's not just this car.  I'll rope Mike into helping me, he loves* helping out on my weird old cars.

 

Steve: will do!  Seem to have a few things arriving this week so it's just as well I'm chained to my desk for all of it.


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#157 OFFLINE   dean36014

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:08 PM

I can't get the bumper to stay in place on shonky either, will have another go at it this spring.

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#158 OFFLINE   dean36014

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 02:50 PM

The next part of the puzzle is winging it's way to you. If anyone else needs 3.5mm or 4.5mm Citroen lhm pipes flaring I'm happy to do this as long as you send me parts required and cover postage back to yourselves. Should be a lot easier to fit them with the car on a ramp too.
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2004 Citroen C2 1.1sx

1991 Citroen Bx St Tropez


#159 ONLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:15 PM

The next part of the puzzle is winging it's way to you. If anyone else needs 3.5mm or 4.5mm Citroen lhm pipes flaring I'm happy to do this as long as you send me parts required and cover postage back to yourselves. Should be a lot easier to fit them with the car on a ramp too.
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*makes mental note for CX purposes*


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

*could you just make every single pipe a CX has?*


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:51 PM

Saying that, and (without being too rude, but knowing your health issues), would that not be a nice little earner? Find the lengths and specs of every pipe for each hydro cit, and make replacement kits, with every end fitted that it needs and flog them? Shitters discount, then ebay for £££?

Or is it not that easy?
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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:07 PM

Great work again. Love reading about this, shame i cannot do welding. If i have the time and money i would learn.

£200 a level at night school (single discipline welding no fab). Now you've no excuse!!????
Edit - I wonder if night school do emoji courses as the smiley face I put on the end is a line of feckin question marks yet again!

#163 OFFLINE   dean36014

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:13 PM

Saying that, and (without being too rude, but knowing your health issues), would that not be a nice little earner? Find the lengths and specs of every pipe for each hydro cit, and make replacement kits, with every end fitted that it needs and flog them? Shitters discount, then ebay for £££?

Or is it not that easy?


It's reasonably easy making the pipes, the hardest bit is measuring them out then winding them into a coil around a paint can so you can post. I'm happy to do it for free as long as no one takes the piss. I don't think there's much money to be made, not that many old Citroens left!

1987 Citroen BX 17RD

1991 Citroen BX TGD

1996 Citroen XM 2.0i 16v auto.

2004 Citroen C2 1.1sx

1991 Citroen Bx St Tropez


#164 ONLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:34 PM

....I don't think there's much money to be made, not that many old Citroens left!


No, but an infinitely variable number of leaks.....
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#165 OFFLINE   Steve79

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Posted Yesterday, 01:43 PM

Vulg, you can haz this choonz machine if required. Came from the same car as the handbooks.

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#166 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted Yesterday, 04:08 PM

Sweet!  That'd look loads better than what's fitted.


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