E300 GJF Reborn.

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Diabolical
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E300 GJF Reborn.

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I bought a CX GTi Turbo2 a year ago mechanically/electrically fantastic previous owner had spent £2000 just on parts, not including 4 new TRX's.

After taking it home I realised at some point a lot of bodging, blowover and touching up had been done to the the body.
I sourced 4 clean doors and O/S/R Quarter that where gone repair.

Following pics.

Car stripped down and ready for work:
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Sills removed for new ones, bought from http://www.franzose.de/en/ £99 for a pair 'Graeme' saloon not Safari size..
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Rotten Part of O/S/R Quarter removed.
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New sills welded on.
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O/S inner and outer quarter welded and bonded on.
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In garage at home to get heavy waxoyling and change of seats. Orange Mountain Bike in pic STOLEN 2 weeks ago, gutted.
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Getting there.
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Doors and boot fitted, no external mouldings.
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Leather seats and door cards fitted.
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JOB DONE :D
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Post by Citroening »

\:D/ Very nice resto' and that Cassic Nacre does suit it well!

Good to see some CX resto' going on - will it be at the National? Or the CXM?

Not 100% sure about the fully clean look with no badges but it's good to be individual! :D

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Brilliant work, must of taken some time and pennies but the results are stunning, i like the colour too.

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Post by andmcit »

Smart! WELL worth all the effort and expense!! Is it that Cx aubegene colour?

Couple of things from the piccies:

Typical Cx handbrake state of adjustment! :roll:

Some love and some hate the full chromed handles/door tops/rear screen
surrounds/window bottom trims off a GTi but I must confess I prefer the
matte black plakky originally fitted to the Turbos - just a personal thing!

I see that you too have one of those 99quid Halfords pro socket sets!
Seems a prerequisite for Citroen spannering as I've met/seen many
who have one!!

Is that a Boxer dog in the background? I've met a load of Citroen fans that
own Boxers too - odd. Must be the temperament!!

I thought the car was going to be dark green!? :?

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Citroening wrote:\:D/ Very nice resto' and that Cassic Nacre does suit it well!

Good to see some CX resto' going on - will it be at the National? Or the CXM?

Not 100% sure about the fully clean look with no badges but it's good to be individual! :D
I will be going to CXM Rally on holiday for National.

Cassis Nacre was a last minute decision that I'm glad I made.

I'm not to sure about clean look either, door mouldings are defiantly staying off as for badges Citroen one on now at least.
andmcit wrote: Is it that Cx aubegene colour? Colour is Blackcurrant Pearl

Couple of things from the piccies:

Typical Cx handbrake state of adjustment! Now adjusted for MOT, Always a pain as we all know.

Some love and some hate the full chromed handles/door tops/rear screen
surrounds/window bottom trims off a GTi but I must confess I prefer the
matte black plakky originally fitted to the Turbos - just a personal thing! I think black plasticky stuff OK on silver and other light colours though much prefer chrome on dark colours.

Is that a Boxer dog in the background? I've met a load of Citroën fans that
own Boxers too - odd. Must be the temperament!! Dog is Chocolate Brown Lab - Border Collie X. 9 Years old with fab temperment.

I thought the car was going to be dark green!? Confused Not surprised so am I :!: Was going to be Nice Xantia Dark green, then changed mind to Lucifer Red, then went back to Green very last minute Cassis Nacre.

I have all the engine bay to do myself now, not looking forward to it, even though car rest is meant to be FUN :?:



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Post by davoxx »

that is gorgeous!!

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haha! As the new owner it's great to stumble across these on here! I will definitely print a copy of these photos out to put with the rest of her history! :D

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Post by Citroenmad »

That looks fantastic 8-) A very nice buy

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Post by DavidSamuel »

Wow! How amazing to see my old car again. I ran E300 GJF between 1997 and 2001 and have extremely fond memories of it, a fantastic car. I've often wondered what happened to it. Now I know! Does anyone have any more up to date information about the car? :-D

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Welcome to the Forum (I've modified your profile to remove your exact postcode).

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Hi, to answer David’s question, yes the car is still going strong. I’ve done about 30,000 miles in the last 6 years, although it’s not done many miles this year due to the virus situation. The car itself is in fine order and now wearing the remanufactured 16” turbo alloys. There was an article on it in Classic & Sportscar magazine last year https://www.classicandsportscar.com/fea ... citroen-cx

Cheers

Marc

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She is not only beautiful, she is a credit to your workmanship. Well done.

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marc61 wrote:
04 Oct 2020, 21:38
Hi, to answer David’s question, yes the car is still going strong. I’ve done about 30,000 miles in the last 6 years, although it’s not done many miles this year due to the virus situation. The car itself is in fine order and now wearing the remanufactured 16” turbo alloys. There was an article on it in Classic & Sportscar magazine last year https://www.classicandsportscar.com/fea ... citroen-cx
Marc
Cheers

Thanks for letting me know about the car Marc. I saw the feature in Classic & Sportscar magazine and couldn’t believe it when I realised it was my lovely old CX still going strong! It was quite a shock to see it in a different colour and with different trim but it looks good.

Cheers

David
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PS Do keep me posted about the car. It’s great to know that it’s still going strong and glad you’ve fitted the original turbo alloys, presumably with Michelin TRX tyres? I tried to keep the car as original as possible when I ran it all those years ago.