V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Re: V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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CitroJim wrote:I like the idea of a Xantia trailer for yours Steve...
it would be easier to convert the C1 into a trailer Jim :shock: :roll: :twisted: :yikes: :yikes: :eye: :-D :rofl2: :rofl2:
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citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I like the idea of a Xantia trailer for yours Steve...
it would be easier to convert the C1 into a trailer Jim :shock: :roll: :twisted: :yikes: :yikes: :eye: :-D :rofl2: :rofl2:
That's true Malcolm...... A-frame on the front is all you would need, you could even leave the clockwork engine in place and use it as a generator.......... Hmmm where to get a cheap C1 ..... :-D
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Trainman wrote:
citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I like the idea of a Xantia trailer for yours Steve...
it would be easier to convert the C1 into a trailer Jim :shock: :roll: :twisted: :yikes: :yikes: :eye: :-D :rofl2: :rofl2:
That's true Malcolm...... A-frame on the front is all you would need, you could even leave the clockwork engine in place and use it as a generator.......... Hmmm where to get a cheap C1 ..... :-D
i konw of a cheap one in the MK area :roll: :shock: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
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Trainman wrote:
citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I like the idea of a Xantia trailer for yours Steve...
it would be easier to convert the C1 into a trailer Jim :shock: :roll: :twisted: :yikes: :yikes: :eye: :-D :rofl2: :rofl2:
That's true Malcolm...... A-frame on the front is all you would need, you could even leave the clockwork engine in place and use it as a generator.......... Hmmm where to get a cheap C1 ..... :-D
They're all very reasonably priced. Not cheap as that makes them sound, well, a bit cheap and they're not that at all.

Great idea though. A spare car with you at all times :-D Motor home owners do it...
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CitroJim wrote:A spare car with you at all times :-D
OH Dear, he's taken a turn for the worst again, a C1, a spare car................ shakes head and wanders off muttering........
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CitroJim wrote: That's true Malcolm...... A-frame on the front is all you would need,

Great idea though. A spare car with you at all times :-D Motor home owners do it...
you wouldnt need an A frame Jime just stick it in the boot of the XANT
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citronut wrote:
CitroJim wrote: That's true Malcolm...... A-frame on the front is all you would need,

Great idea though. A spare car with you at all times :-D Motor home owners do it...
you wouldnt need an A frame Jime just stick it in the boot of the XANT
Won't quite fit Malcolm. It needs an XM....
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Well, got the towbar fitted today, had to get the 'old fella' to come over with his angle grinder to remove the old bolts. Removing the rear bumper caused a bit of head scratching at first whilst I tried to work out how to remove the LPG filler. :?:

What I did was split the glass pipe at a conveniently placed union :wink: I had thought about trying to strip the filler down and remove it but changed my mind once I realised it was easier to split the union.

Once the towbar was fitted I spotted an issue with the route of the gas pipe, I had to reroute this which caused a bit more head scratching, only to suddenly realise after a good 30 mins thinking time that there was an easier solution. The problem was that the gas pipe was contacting the towbar.

I managed to run some tubing along the pipe creating a safe route. The towbar came with plugs fitted for easy connection, so rather than disconnect the cables at the socket or cut cables, I decided to make the hole in the boot floor bigger, necessitating a round the local car parts shop for a bigger grommet to run the wires through.

I also found that when I removed the rear mud flaps they were packed with dry mud, so those were cleaned out and reattached.

All in all a productive day, just hunting for a small trailer now.......
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Like a C1 maybe?? ;) :p
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:rofl2:

No, something a bit bigger, maybe a "little tykes"..... :-D
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How about the back end of an accident damaged C6... maybe coparts have one :p :D
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They did, but it was the back end that was damaged, strange really I never did find out where that one went....
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Trainman wrote::rofl2:

No, something a bit bigger, maybe a "little tykes"..... :-D
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Trailer all sorted, been over the Wirral this morning to collect it and haul it back. Not a peep out of the Xantia very happy towing car, even the gearbox behaved. :)

Having said that I now got a slow puncture in the OSF wheel to get sorted tomorrow, I'm also planning to get the windscreen replaced before the National Rally. Hopefully the switch will get changed there once that's done it's just odds and sods.....
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Re: V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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What trailer you got then Steve? Did Paul modify the leftovers of a Xantia for you ;)