TZD Hurricane (Beatrix)

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TZD Hurricane (Beatrix)

Post by Ross S » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:08 pm

Hello all,
Thought now was about the time to introduce my daily driver and one and only BX (pictures to follow) named ‘Beatrix’

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The car is a TZD Hurricane I purchased back in August from Jaba on here, John had put a lot of work in to the car (including a full set of GTI gauges and a new cambelt just before handover) and hence so far I have just been working on the cosmetics and getting to know all about it.
Work completed thus far includes...

*Replacement repro 16v gear knob from Chevronics.
*Removal of nasty 90’s Nokia phone kit screwed in to the dash.
*Replacement pedal rubbers.
*Interior detailing with Autoglym products.
*Waxoyling of sunroof mechanism.
*Removal of old P&O Ferries GB sticker on tailgate (though you can still kind of see it was there even with a machine polish and a good application of Autoglym Lifeshine)
*Welding to both front inner wings plus boot floor.
*Upgrading of rather feeble tail lights to new filament LED bulbs (just a good and totally invisible idea when driving a car like this daily)
*Thorough underbody rust proofing with Dinitrol products.

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Work still to come is all about the paint which while presentable, does have a few naffed bits of trim and damaged bumper corners, not to mention about a million stone chips.

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Re: TZD Hurricane (Beatrix)

Post by Kitch » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:08 am

Would be interested to know which LED bulbs you used? I've tried a few and never had success. They end up looking pink, or yellow!

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Re: TZD Hurricane (Beatrix)

Post by Defender110 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:22 pm

Welcome . looking good. Don't you just hate those hands free kits and the damage they do.
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Re: TZD Hurricane (Beatrix)

Post by Ross S » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:48 am

Indeed I do...

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I have thought about getting a smart repairer in but such fixes never seem to look right in older cars...

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Re: TZD Hurricane (Beatrix)

Post by rutter123 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:22 pm

Cup holder would cover that nicely, after all, bx's could use one. And if you got a black one prob wouldn't look too bad.
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Re: TZD Hurricane (Beatrix)

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:01 pm

Looking good, you can get trim repairs done which may hide it
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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