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I dont know Colin, they are fairly comfy especialy when used with a bench seat poof :lol:

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Excellent news Dean :D it's all coming together nicely on the Activa front now...

And leather for it as well, wonderful. Once you've sampled leather there's no going back... You really should be drinking a fine old tawny port whilst seated in leather. I trust the whisky was a fine single-malt?
admiral51 wrote:what i can only describe as a stunning XM :D :D


Stunning?? I'll say :D It stood out head and shoulders above virtually every other XM at CXM 2010 :D :D magnificent is another well deserved description...

I can see your Activa being just as magnificent when we see it at meets next year Dean.

Did you have any joy sourcing a replacement rear drop like for it?
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:oops: Thanks Jim.

I asked the guy on hayling island if he could give me a price, he got back and said he wanted £100 for both Activa rams and i cant remember what he wanted for the strut tops now but he never let me know about the droplink, Richard may of known of one but its not the weather for that sort of carry on at the moment and he's come up trumps with the strut already as it is, (I got that strut all sorted out by the way Richard :wink:) . Besides there is plenty of time for that yet Jim, im very pleased with the way its coming on, faster than hoped and under budget so im very happy once the matrix job is put to bed and the interior is sorted out then i will get underneath and give the delicate bits a bit of a greasing, put a new tyre on her and then its off for a Vic check first and foremost then an mot, still a few months away yet though.

Oh and yes, single malt :wink:

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CitroJim wrote:Stunning?? I'll say :D It stood out head and shoulders above virtually every other XM at CXM 2010 :D :D magnificent is another well deserved description...
...and that's why it won the Best-XM prize too at the CXM Rally! 8-)
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Citroening wrote: ...and that's why it won the Best-XM prize too at the CXM Rally! 8-)
And richly deserved too :D :D :D
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Oh and yes, single malt Wink
The best thing about Christmas for me, is the offers on whisky in the supermarkets.

A bottle of 12 year old Gelnlivet with a 15 yr old miniature, £20! Bargain.

The rally seasons seems so far away with all this blasted snow.
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robert_e_smart wrote: The rally seasons seems so far away with all this blasted snow.
I miss rallys terribly in the winter. Can't wait for the new rally season to kick off...

The Midland Rally is a real harbinger of autumn and it seems like it was ages ago now... And as for CXM it seems like it was last century :(

Roll on spring....
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Yes, once xmas is over i cant wait for spring to come around although i do like the snow, at least its not just mild and wet and makes the place look beautifull.

Wouldnt mind trying some of This, but not at that price, thats Activa droplink money, i have just run out of whisky this evening actualy i will have to go and stock up again for the year while its cheap.

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Gosh, I never knew it was possible to pay that much for Whisky :shock:

Not only is that Activa Drop Link territory it's nearly as expensive as LT71141 ATF :lol: :lol:

Seeing fine old single malts and speaking of tawny port makes me very sad. I'd love to be still able to enjoy the odd glass, especially at this time of the year :cry: :cry: :cry:

It's not because I'm a reformed Alki on the wagon; I have a zero tolerance of alcohol. The tiniest quantity makes me very ill for several days...
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I think its a rather common thing (well moreso than your would think), im sure Andrew doesnt take well to Drink either. You will have to just stick with the smoking, you have to have some vices after all!
I am missing smoking greatly at the moment, nothing helps you think like a Liquorice roll up and a cup of tea.

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Post by robert_e_smart »

Proper cask strength stuff as well.

Yum, yum!!

Thats not all that dear in the whisky world either unfortuantely. Some whiskies are big big money.
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robert_e_smart wrote:Proper cask strength stuff as well.

Yum, yum!!

Thats not all that dear in the whisky world either unfortunately. Some whiskies are big big money.
The BenRiach that my daughter bought me was £54 (looked it up, never heard of it previously) and while looking I stumbled across a BOGOF offer from another distillery (forget which now)
One bottle matured in Port (or perhaps Sherry) barrels, the other the same whiskey but matured in new oak barrels.
Comes in a numbered box - there were only 500 offered, with a book about the distillery and two silver cups/measures.

Bargain at only £9,999.00
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There is a lot i could spend 10k on but a bottle of whisky!!!!!!! im too poor/sane for that :lol:

eventualy been back to the scap yard today and picked up a new drivers side carpet and the insulation sheet for the drivers door along with a speaker cover as i must have left one behind on sunday when i collected the interior so im all set now, when i get the matrix i have everything i need to get the interior back together again 8-) .

I brought the new carpet in and gave it a shampoo in the bath, then another, and another and now it looks very clean and fluffy..............too clean maybe so now i wil have to do the passenger one :? the one that is in the activa has been worn through on the plastic heal guard and is stained with lhm from a doser valve leak at some point and looked rather tatty and since it was only £5 for all todays bits i thought i just have to get it to have her looking as nice as she can be when it goes back together.

Here are my new strut tops and an interesting comparison with the xm ones which are much smaller and 4 times more expensive, (,althouhg now we can have them rebuilt 8-) ) also note Peugeot stamped on the Xantia Activa specific strut :?
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Post by MikeT »

Deanxm wrote:...also note Peugeot stamped on the Xantia Activa specific strut :?
Curious! Maybe there's hope for Toby's Activa suspended 406 yet! 8-) Are you reading this Toby?
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Deanxm wrote: also note Peugeot stamped on the Xantia Activa specific strut :?
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I spotted that and had to check all the photo's to see if it was a Xantia strut. I was wondering why you were buying Peugeot parts for an Activa.

They all look to be in nice nick, good haul there :)