Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by citroenxm » Wed May 11, 2016 6:10 pm

Right... A re shell is a possibility however space and to a certain extent time are real issues for me..

The thought of a full strip down is a possibility.. The floor of the car is good.. The rear box sections were welded two years ago and still look goood.... Cills were done years ago and are still fine.. The main floor chassis is generally very good.. The off side box section under the B pillar was done last year..

This outrigger has come as a suprise to me.. The off side outrigger is good and solid so shouldnt need anything.. There was also a hole found last year in the sill section behind the wing curviture which i sorted..

The drivers inside front wheel arch is all solid its a bout of bad luck on the nearside. I need to look inside the car.. Pull the carpet back and see if i can get the foam far enough away from the arch to get a plate in.. The car is nearly there.

A point made above.. Am i likely to sell? No i dont and wont want to.. I think the amount of patching is prehaps a tiny bit excessive... But ive seen worse and have fixed worse.. And yes had this been a 2.1 or tct it would be parts by now..

Im talking myself out of huge work as i wont have the time to EVER finish her otherwise.. And id like to try and enjoy her best i can while i can.. So against better and best advice i think i need to do these two patchs the very best i can and im rather certain i should be on top of the body stucture for now..

I have a full car for outer body spares in the same colour but front wings are shot on it and also is the passenger front door.. The door skin on the inside just under the door card has completely disintigrated.. Anyway thats something else.

For me. I need to enjoy. Putting her back for a reshell could take me two years or never and i cant deal with that..

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Post by Eddie nuff » Wed May 11, 2016 6:19 pm

Well, if nowt else, at least you've got your head into gear as to what you are going to do.
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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by Dean » Wed May 11, 2016 7:03 pm

I can understand that, patch it, use it and enjoy it now, if the situation changes in a few years then a re-shell can always be done if you feel the need.

Good luck with it Paul, hopefully it wont fight too much.

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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by citroenxm » Wed May 11, 2016 7:19 pm

I dont think shes at the shell stage.. If i start chasing all the parts ive already done to be done again then yea prehaps..

Of course the other issue is finding another good shell.. Or buy a lhd and convert to rhd..
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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by MTXM » Thu May 12, 2016 6:43 pm

I think you must be right to repair Paul and the damage surely cannot be as bad as my Poland car. Here are some reminder photos to spur you on! With regards, Matthew T.
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1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
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1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by citroenxm » Thu May 12, 2016 7:03 pm

Ahh yes mathew.. Ive seen that.. The issue there though is useually further up and it can rot out the areas that support the jacking point and when that area goes it opens the floor foam up to the outer areas..
1990 H reg V6 24v Manual .. in progress.. on SORN
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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by MTXM » Thu May 12, 2016 7:37 pm

The front jacking points basically fell off in our hands Paul and therefore the supporting metalwork had to be rebuilt including all three layers of the sill plus the adjacent floor. I initially flattened out the floor that had been impacted during jacking and also lifted the carpet for welding which was not too difficult. Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by citroenxm » Thu May 12, 2016 9:02 pm

Yup seen it.. Been there done it.. Got the cert.. Do NOT want to do it again!
1990 H reg V6 24v Manual .. in progress.. on SORN
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92 L Xm 2.1t D auto project
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55 C5 V6 24v Auto toy
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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by White Exec » Thu May 12, 2016 9:13 pm

Done all that myself with Rover, several times over. Had quite enough of it.

More than happy to get stuck into mechanicals, electricals and servicing, but hunks of rust I have finished with.

That's why we body-wise looked after all our cars from about 1975 as soon as acquired (new, in the case of the XM - our very first new, and probably last), with thorough cavity and underside protection. Can't understand why everyone doesn't do it, particularly if buying something less than ten years old.

Buy wax, buy gun, and be done with it.
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Re: Pauls 1991 V6 24v Manual ...

Post by MTXM » Thu May 12, 2016 9:24 pm

I am not sure I would be rushing to do another one but the Poland car seemed worth saving. It was the earlier destruction of the jacking points that did the damage in this case of course, which any amount of injected wax might not have addressed. Regards, Matthew T.
1989 V6 Exclusive (Poland car)
1990 V6sei auto (grey auto)
1990 V6sei manual (gold car)
1990 V6.24 Pallas (Germany car)
1990 V6.24v (Scotland car)
1992 V6sei auto (blue auto)
Other previous XM sold and broken too many to mention!

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