For the upside down Citroen

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bernie
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For the upside down Citroen

Post by bernie » 24 Nov 2004, 01:07


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Post by Stuart McB » 24 Nov 2004, 01:35

Must be for one of those foreign Citroens LOL.

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Post by nick » 24 Nov 2004, 02:21

There appeared to be a "fashion" for putting the bonnet chevrons on Citroens on upside down at one point. I used to see loads of AXs & BXs with the bonnet badges upside down. It seems to have died out recently, I don’t suppose it’s possible on the later cars that have the badge on the grille.

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Post by Homer » 26 Nov 2004, 02:37

I always understood it as a secret sign that the car had suffered some damage and the repair was in some way bodged.
By putting the chevrons upside down those in the know are guided away from buying the bodge-up.

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Post by nick » 26 Nov 2004, 05:16

Exactly ! It was a dead giveaway.

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Post by ACTIVE8 » 03 Dec 2004, 23:02

Amazing !
I suppose you could even get them put on sideways!
This would be something that an employee of More Than insurance could put on his car,[:D] but I guess he/she would have to look at a maths book to work out the correct way to put it on!
The "fashion" to take V.W. badges off, was brought about by the Beastie Boys many years ago.
So does the Citroen badge "fashion" have a connection with music, or something else[?]

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Post by nick » 03 Dec 2004, 23:15

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Amazing !
I suppose you could even get them put on sideways!
This would be something that an employee of More Than insurance could put on his car
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Surely that would count as a 'modification' and invalidate the insurance ?[;)]
I've no idea how this started, but I always took it to mean that the car had been damaged and then repaired by someone none too professional!

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Post by ACTIVE8 » 04 Dec 2004, 03:40

I agree it's the sign of a botch up if they can't even get the most simple, and obvious thing right.

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Post by paranoid » 04 Dec 2004, 07:19

If they can't get the badge on imagine the sump plug!!!!!!!

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Post by ACTIVE8 » 06 Dec 2004, 18:54

Looking at this E bayer's feedback, and checking their most recently sold items. It's a pity that they could not use a TRAIN of thought to SPOT their, "badge up" (botch up) or down in this case [:D][:D]

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Post by dan.2cv » 07 Dec 2004, 06:57

indeed probably stupid repairers. I used to work in a repair shop and the daft old bloke putting the badges on used to create some right concoctions. I distinctly remember a lovely mercedes 032E!