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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:07 PM
Previous owner had somehow managed to break the rear screen, I can only imagine in attempting to remove the rear spoiler
less of the street diamonds to hurt myself on! and a pile of trim bits...
from pulling out the seats dash heater box, to get at the carpet which was torn and flthy....
and to get at the heater matrix which was donald ducked.
then this morning Helped Rich sort his garage out and move stuff around, and got the donor in the dry ready to crack on.
Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:38 PM
Jetwashed the carpet off in the back yard and put it on the workshop roof to dry out, is now hanging over the bannisters waiting for the bath to be free....
Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:13 AM
Its a road car, so full interior with high quality light weight soundproofing if i can find the cash, o.e stuff is dead! But its mightily expensive.
I also value my hearing, so exhaust will not be loud, induction bark is all i need
Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:43 AM
I look forward to seeing this progress!
Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:53 AM
There's lots of small touches on the zx that never made it to the 306 and some of it is very Citroen I think, like the single electric mirror for the passenger side, the rear sunblind that rolls down into the parcel shelf, some models even had a sliding rear bench seat, rear washer jet at the top of the rear screen (had to wait till phase3 for Peugeot to see sense here!)
The wheel brace is clipped to the side of the boot, but the jack in a nice box clipped to the spare wheel carrier.
The clutch cable has steel wire guides bolted to each corner of the subframe, the bosses are there on the 306 but not used!
Yeah i saw the car came with nothing but just wondered what you planned as i guessed you had some sort of interior from your old one but have never seen a progress thread for it.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:46 AM
Edited by Sam306, 03 September 2012 - 10:56 AM.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:58 AM
Whilst I was fiddling at the front I took the slam panel off and unplugged the engine loom and drained the PAS res, wont take long at all now to get it out as there's no exhaust or coolant pipes left, just shafts and 3 bolts!!
Also swapped the wheels that Adam had put on to move the car as it came without any, he'll need them back soon as they're his winter tyres for his 406 Bus, comedy size difference, 65 to 55 profile!!
Oh and 3 days on the carpet is still hanging up in the house still damp in places! so interior progress is a bit slow still, but hope to get to a scrappy later on today and get some sound deadening as I don't work on Wednesday
Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:19 AM
edit: to add mock
Verb: Tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner. Adjective: Not authentic or real, but without the intention to deceive. Noun: An object of derision.
Edited by BERTMAN, 05 September 2012 - 10:25 AM.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:55 PM
Carpet finally dry, so dysoned it.
Popped down the sound deadening I alleviated from a ZX in Harry bucklands on Wednesday.
Fitted my shiny heater matrix into the heater box.
Then fitted heater box in the car, this one is so much easier than the 306 as there's a plastic plate and a foam gasket that sits over the pipes, then the pipes poke through the bulkhead and another rubber gasket and a steel plate is screwed down on the top, no faffing and cursing for ages trying to squeeze the grommit in place!
Two nuts on studs with fibre washers on the engine side of the bulkhead and a bolt to a bracket on the exhaust tunnel and that's it, wiring sits in a channel and screwed onto a few tabs across the top.
underside of the dash (which weighs bugger all) steel parts on the left are for the fuse box drivers side air ducting and general stiffness, on the right side is for the glovebox with an additional piece across the bottom, couple of in built ducts in the middle and brackets for the heater controls.
All done for the evening, no bad for 2 hours work
one of the other bits I got from the scrapyard was a two speed relayed fan control loom from a 1.9 N-A diesel ZX, as standard the 16v has a single speed single fan, the diesel has a single two speed fan as well but in a double cowling, the TD uses twin fans, a nicely self contained loom, I've used one of these on my 205 now, plugged straight in, just needed to splice in the fan connector
Posted 09 September 2012 - 11:40 AM
My mate Richard (spannerman) has said that I should get the interior done first, then body then mechanicals afterwards, that way nothing will be left when it finally gets on the road.
After taking the front interior apart in fairly swift time, I thought I'd crack on with the rear and get that swapped over today, or at least it all removed ready, crikey what a difference, there's so many bloody screws its not surprising it feels so much different to a 306, took me an hour and a half to get all the trim off, seats were already out!
The bag on the light cluster is half full of all the screws that hold everything down from the B-pillars back.
A big box of trim panels! Going to grab some autoglym engine and machine cleaner and go over the plastics.
This little piece that sits under the rear seats you don't get on lower spec ZX's.
More coffee and time for F1...
Posted 09 September 2012 - 03:55 PM
Only comes out through the boot if you want to keep it in one piece, then I had a look up at the mechanism, AHA!!! that'll be why you don't see any ZX's with rusty roofs like you do 306's, clever buggers at Citroen used a plastic frame and bolted it not like Peugeot that spot welded the sunroof frame up....
Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:27 PM
Posted 16 September 2012 - 09:07 PM
sod all progress the last week as my mate Rich is having some building work done, and they found how the garage was getting its electrickery, the garage is across the lane with some armoured cable between two posts and into the shed at the end of his back yard, we found the cable simply goes into a junction box as you'd find for a lighting circuit then carries on to the house another 30 feet or so in some standard 2.5mm2 cable spurred off a socket next to the boiler!!
given the roof is off the shed and the wiring exposed Rich doesn't want to leave the power on whilst he's not there in case it trips, he'll have a defrosted freezer and dead fishies!
Dan (DCC) popped up yesterday to have a fudged locking wheelbolt sorted on his C2, and dropped these off