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Re: New owner with Series 1.

Post by citroenxm » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:15 am

No zoom in will.. here I've done it for you..
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Theee rotary dials... as you predicted..

And what looks like a properly sitting glove box catch release which means it should work..
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Re: New owner with Series 1.

Post by ralphturenne » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:55 pm

now that i am looking at all the replies i am glad i found you guys, thank you so much. I got it from my uncle, he loves it i want to restore it to its former glory. I have not tried to turn the engine on yet even though my uncle said it will run. I definitely will post the progress as i go along anyone that knows where i can find the body parts please share, I will inventory what I need and i will share as i go along. I guess i have a good deal with this baby... whats the price range for a this particular car if restored?

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Re: New owner with Series 1.

Post by ralphturenne » Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:57 pm

you gave me tones of info i just did not know where to find your detail answer as i am new to online forum. thank you again

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Re: New owner with Series 1.

Post by citroenxm » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:03 pm

What body parts do you need. Bear in mind some interior parts especially dash board parts will be different between LHD Cars and UK RHD cars.. externally though shouldn't be a problem.. hard to get to start with will be the Marker Side lamps at each side if the headlights and possibly the chrome plastic strips. I think there is a guide on here as to restore them or someone was going to put one up and never did..
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Re: New owner with Series 1.

Post by Dieselman » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:19 am

Knowing where you are in the World will be an advantage for sourcing spare parts, as postage for large, heavy items will be significant.

I would start with getting the engine running and the car mobile, as an immobile Xm, on the floor, is a pain to work on.

I would push the roof back out...make sure you work from the edges towards the centre, otherwise it will buckle. You need to be gradually working the dent back into shape.

Make the car watertight, so cover the broken windows and look for replacements.

Make a list of what you need.
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Post by Eddie nuff » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:48 pm

citroenxm wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:24 pm
Meaning it's the second oldest xm we currently know of with Mathews lhd polish car being a bit older.
I remember when I got Goldie back in 2013 she was the third oldest XM known - now she doesn't even get in the top ten! :shock:
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Post by Eddie nuff » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:06 pm

The side repeaters are the same as mine, the exterior trims will come back with some decent restorer. Take care with the loose trim on the side of the windscreen, you really don't want to lose that. ;)

The roof will push out steadily - wouldn't be surprised if the headlining has come away from the backing board. The dent on the front wing will pull out. Bodywork looks in decent condition. Ask around the local window fitters for a rear screen. They will know if they are available where the national companies won't be interested.

Put some air in the tyres, kick her up and see what happens . . .
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