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Post by admiral51 » 31 Dec 2009, 19:32

Just seen how bad those pics really are :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Will take some more and may even remove those in the above post :)

Colin

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Post by CitroJim » 31 Dec 2009, 19:48

Despite the picture quality Colin, she's lookin' good!

Good work on such a cold day :D

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Post by admiral51 » 31 Dec 2009, 19:54

Thanks Jim

Yes it was a tad on the nippy side down here today.Its suprising how quick hot water goes cold :lol:

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Post by admiral51 » 01 Jan 2010, 22:09

Hi All
First and foremost a great big thankyou to Andmcit (Andrew) as without him i would never have had the good fortune to own a VSX,i shall be forever in your debt :)
Secondly a great big thankyou to all on the forum who have provided advice and encouragement when i felt like throwing the towel in :oops: :oops:
I now have the greatest of pleasure in providing photos before (courtesy of Andmcit) and after of the transformation of what i believe is a cracking example of the Citroen Xantia VSX :D :D
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Whilst nowhere near the same league as Vinces VSX or ant one of Gareths i still think she scrubs up well :D :D

Still a few minor jobs to be done but she dont look 13 years old :wink: :D

Once again a big thankyou to all on the forum and most of all to Andmcit

Cheers

Colin

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Post by Xaccers » 01 Jan 2010, 22:15

Looking great Colin.
Where did you get the wheel arch damage repaired?
I need to get Cassy's done (and her estate rust removed in that area too!).

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Post by Citroenmad » 01 Jan 2010, 22:18

Wow, what a lovely looking Xantia 8) Its certainly looking very nice Colin, in fact i might even save some of those pictures :lol:

The interior really makes the car too, it looks in great condition. Im a big fan of VSX wheels and the colour is one of the best too. Thats two very nice dark blue Xantias on here 8) Xantias are such a nice shape and still looking great today, infact they are getting better looking, some modern cars are truely hideous.

Where is Andrew these days? ive not seen him around on the forums for months now.

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Post by CitroJim » 01 Jan 2010, 22:48

That's some transformation Colin :D Well done, excellent work =D>
Citroenmad wrote:Thats two very nice dark blue Xantias on here 8)
Three sir! There's my dark blue V6 but not as tidy as these two though :lol:

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Funny how they look almost black in pictures... Must be the pearlescent paint that does that.

Mauritius Blue is one of my favourite colours after Dantes' Red.
Citroenmad wrote: Xantias are such a nice shape and still looking great today, infact they are getting better looking, some modern cars are truely hideous.
Totally agreed, the Xantia is a good looking car and especially the Series 1, improving with age :D Was only thinking that today on a run to Somerset and back after spotting a few Xantias down that way. Several stunners in Dantes' Red...

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Post by Citroenmad » 01 Jan 2010, 23:01

CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:Thats two very nice dark blue Xantias on here 8)
Three sir! There's my dark blue V6 but not as tidy as these two though :lol:

Mauritius Blue is one of my favourite colours after Dantes' Red.
Citroenmad wrote: Xantias are such a nice shape and still looking great today, infact they are getting better looking, some modern cars are truely hideous.
Totally agreed, the Xantia is a good looking car and especially the Series 1, improving with age :D Was only thinking that today on a run to Somerset and back after spotting a few Xantias down that way. Several stunners in Dantes' Red...
Very sorry Jim! Id forgotten about your V6, you should have more pictures up, you know i like a good picture :lol: im sure there are more than three too, but all are very nice indeed. I did get a quick glance at your V6 at Stratford Jim and it did look very nice.

You must be smitten Jim, two Xaitas, both your preferred colours and both great versions 8)

I go from liking S2s more to liking S1s and back again, at the moment I prefer S1s. Just been looking at some pictures of Andrews really early Xantias, a lovely maroon VSX with the early two spoke leather steering wheel and tartan like cloth trim, looks excellent. Old style grill with the chevrons on the bonnet, nice 8)

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Post by admiral51 » 01 Jan 2010, 23:27

Thankyou all for the comments :D :D :D

as for the wheel arch repair Xac i did that myself in Admiral51's back yard work shop :lol: :lol:
It took a fair bit of patience to get the lines somewhere close and it did help having the TD sat just in front in the drive :) :) .If you look close you can see little errors/imperfections (Gareth, please dont look too close as your expert eye will see more than most :lol: :lol: ...only joking thankyou for your support and advice :D :D ) on the wheel arch itself but although the paint job looks ok its a bit flat and needs some proper polishing,a result of using the aeresol cans instead of an air gun :oops: :oops:

Thanks Citroenmad your comments made me feel :D :D :D :D

Yes i must also admit to forgetting adout Jims V6 being the same colour :oops: :oops:

I agree Jim,sometimes in certain lights/angles it does make it look a black colour...but not when you are trying to repaint it then pearlescent paint is a right PITA unless you know what you are doing and thats definitely not my forte :lol: :lol:

Your V6 looks immaculate Jim,do i detect the hand of Gareth as the reason or have you been out with the polish and cloths again :) :)

Now as for Vinces VSX.................................... :twisted: :twisted:


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Colin

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Post by myglaren » 01 Jan 2010, 23:30

CitroJim wrote:That's some transformation Colin :D Well done, excellent work =D>
Citroenmad wrote:Thats two very nice dark blue Xantias on here 8)
Three sir! There's my dark blue V6 but not as tidy as these two though :lol:

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Funny how they look almost black in pictures... Must be the pearlescent paint that does that.

Mauritius Blue is one of my favourite colours after Dantes' Red.
Citroenmad wrote: Xantias are such a nice shape and still looking great today, infact they are getting better looking, some modern cars are truely hideous.
Totally agreed, the Xantia is a good looking car and especially the Series 1, improving with age :D Was only thinking that today on a run to Somerset and back after spotting a few Xantias down that way. Several stunners in Dantes' Red...

Not to mention the immaculate (cough cough) C5 estate somewhat obscured by earlier French tat :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Post by Citroenmad » 01 Jan 2010, 23:33

:lol:

Where was that event by the way Steve/Jim?

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Post by myglaren » 01 Jan 2010, 23:42

CXM rally in Jim's back yard (Little Horwood, actually) :)

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Post by Citroenmad » 01 Jan 2010, 23:59

Oh right, thats the one i really wanted to go to but ended up forgetting all about it :? I remembered on the day but it was a bit late to travel down. This year ...

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Post by myglaren » 02 Jan 2010, 00:06

Citroenmad wrote:Oh right, thats the one i really wanted to go to but ended up forgetting all about it :? I remembered on the day but it was a bit late to travel down. This year ...
Damned shame, you could have come with me, I traveled alone.
Was a great couple of days.

To be honest,I remember far more about that than to following weekend that cost me about 100x as much. (was still great though and no I was not inebriated).

Went to see her
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She was lovely:)

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Post by admiral51 » 02 Jan 2010, 00:08

Totally way off topic now but not wanting to post this on a free to view section :wink: :wink:

I need to find/aquire some new steering wheel radio controls as i may have been a little fierce in my removal of above :oops: :oops:

I know of a scrap Xantia i have access to but the steering lock is on and i can only move the steering wheel enough to gain access to one of the airbag securing bolts any thoughts on how to break the steering lock so i can gain access to the other bolt :wink:

Cheers

Colin