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 Post subject: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:57 am 
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Morning chaps

Just got the rust bucket through another 6 monthly mot test!!

Will be needing a couple of repair panels (at the very least), what i need are the panels that sit inside the rear doors that have the hole and blind nut that hold the coutesy lights.

No one in Bristol has them and been given a number of a guy who is meant to manufacture them but he seemed reluctant to sell me any and then never returned my call !

Advice appreciated thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:04 am 
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Cheersdrive wrote:

No one in Bristol has them and been given a number of a guy who is meant to manufacture them but he seemed reluctant to sell me any and then never returned my call !

Advice appreciated thanks.


Why does he bother making them then, jeez some way to run a business. He'll be one of the whingers too that moans that times are hard. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:16 am 
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contact CC by PM and you could get a new tx1 as someone in his manor is selling one it may be ok and you could use yours for parts

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Cheers for the advice skippy..............................a little extreme me thinks for a couple of repair panels though :mrgreen:


Anyway my lovely licensing authority wouldn't allow it!


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:30 am 
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Cheersdrive wrote:
Morning chaps

Just got the rust bucket through another 6 monthly mot test!!

Will be needing a couple of repair panels (at the very least), what i need are the panels that sit inside the rear doors that have the hole and blind nut that hold the coutesy lights.

No one in Bristol has them and been given a number of a guy who is meant to manufacture them but he seemed reluctant to sell me any and then never returned my call !

Advice appreciated thanks.


T&S Liverpool 0151 933 8585

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Cheersdrive wrote:
Cheers for the advice skippy..............................a little extreme me thinks for a couple of repair panels though :mrgreen:


Anyway my lovely licensing authority wouldn't allow it!


call leepu at london chop shop


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Cheers did you have any success? I might get a couple of new panels for mine. If they're the right price it'd save the bother of a lot of welding and filling and sanding and spraying and sanding and spraying and sanding and spraying and buffing :sad:


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Cheers did you have any success? I might get a couple of new panels for mine. If they're the right price it'd save the bother of a lot of welding and filling and sanding and spraying and sanding and spraying and sanding and spraying and buffing :sad:


Why not dispense with doing all the above every 6 months, and buy a metrocab and fit your engine into it
Alegidly it could be possible to do

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skippy41 wrote:
stewie wrote:
Why not dispense with doing all the above every 6 months, and buy a metrocab and fit your engine into it
Alegidly it could be possible to do


I've only just got my TX1! It actually looks very tidy but there are a few rust spots in the usual problem places that I want to sort out before it gets serious.

I've heard Metrocabs are much better behaved where bodywork is concerned but to be honest I much, much prefer the look of Fairways and TXes :sad:


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Hi Stewy

Repair panels are now available on good old fleabay, two suppliers, the more expensive one, (approx £25) is the better quality of the two, ( i have one of each) :lol:

Our local council run mot station has just discovered that the outer sills on the TX1 have great big holes under the plastic sill cover thats probably been there for years , but they've just thought to have a look under there !


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:38 pm 
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Cheersdrive wrote:
Morning chaps

Just got the rust bucket through another 6 monthly mot test!!

Will be needing a couple of repair panels (at the very least), what i need are the panels that sit inside the rear doors that have the hole and blind nut that hold the coutesy lights.

No one in Bristol has them and been given a number of a guy who is meant to manufacture them but he seemed reluctant to sell me any and then never returned my call !

Advice appreciated thanks.


T&S Liverpool 0151 933 8585

poor finish to the ts ones
the ones on ebay look good


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:15 am 
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TX1s are rust buckets?. I'd have thoughtafter the fairways LTI would have got it right.Or am I wrong?

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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Very wrong Bacon :mrgreen: Mine started rusting from the time it left the showroom and continued to do so in the 10 years i have owned it!


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:59 pm 
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Thats interesting to hear. I was amazed at the atrocious fit(obviously from new) of things like sills on my fairway and the schoolboy errors of building in massive mud and water traps on a design that has years to be improved.
maybe its a deliberate ploy,that after building a vehicle that lasts for many years mechanically (and if it weren't it would hardly be worth having as a taxi in the first place) inbuilt rust traps make it fall to bits around its still running engine.
No wonder we don't have a car industry anymore .

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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:14 pm 
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the tx1 is far better than the fairway when it comes to bodywork

at least the wings don't visibly flap around when your driving along and the doors are thicker then a cardboard box
and your face up against the windscreen while yer arse is almost in the passenger compartment

nope the tx is much better although the older ones are begining :lol: to go now


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:14 am 
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I've got used to the wings bouncing up and down going down anything other than a dead flat road.
It reminds me of a very overweight swan trying to take off.
And at least with the screen being so close.when its cold and you get a dew drop on the end of your hooter,you can wipe it off without taking your hands off the wheel.

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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Always makes me grin when i clean the passenger compartment and read the sticker " build with pride in coventry" =D>


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:21 am 
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They must be the ultimate in recycling though.They quickly dissolve as you drive them.

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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:29 pm 
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i do miss opening the rear doors while still in the cab.........you could almost scoop your passengers up without their compliance :lol:
now that was real cabbying :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: TX1 repair panels
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:47 am 
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I made up some angle iron bracing to go inside the front wings and stop them flapping on my fairway.
they work quite well,the wings no longer wave at pedestrians as you go over a bump,they just give a little tremble.

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