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[Car_Overhaul] 205 Gti Front Panel Replacement And Underside Restore W


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dale205mills

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Hi Guys

 

Some people on here no the topaz 205 that I brought off piston heads last year. The plan for it was to have a cheap 205 to drive about in but it sat in my yard for nearly a year with no engine, as the engine in it was on its last legs so a spare of mine was thrown in it and I put it in for mot at the start of this year and taxed it but with electrical gremlins that it had it would run and drive and just die, I have had the engine loom out of it and checked the wiring threw and threw a few times and replaced lots of bits but I drawed the line on how much money I would spend on it and decided it needed one of my gti6 engines put in it and with that idea it was put in my workshop for the fun to start.

 

I have had to put a new front panel onto and rebuild the inner wings as it was what you could call rotten, I have all so re stone chipped the underside and rebuilt the rear bumper mounts and the plan is to re fresh all of the running gear like I have done on my other 205.

 

How the car was.

 

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I put a mot on it and tax and gave it a full mop and polish and died the trim ready to drive it and this is were it all went wrong.

 

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The car has had a cheap paint job but it do polish up well but it was cheap and we all no a cheap 205 means that there will be problems but I didn't no I brought a rot box, well that's what I like to tell my self. this is the photos of front panel removal and replacement and inner wings repair.

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Panel work all done and is ready for sealer and primer and paint, the engine bay is going to be painted in 2k black as that will blend in with the black underside, now I no this wont be every ones cup of tea but I am doing something different with the topaz.

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Edited by dale205mills, 16 June 2013 - 04:52 PM.


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I have all so gave the underside its first coat of stone chip, should look good with all its painted parts.

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I have all so been painting a few bits for the gti6 engine and a 8 valve engine.

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some nice progress there

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Thank you for the kind words, I have had enough of looking at it and taken up space in my workshop as I have got a non sunroof body shell to go in its place and build something special. 



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sounds like a plan my restoration has slowed down ti a crawl at mo

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are they pattern panels? What was the fitment like. I'm tempted to do this to my 205.



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are they pattern panels? What was the fitment like. I'm tempted to do this to my 205.

yes it is, the panel was not a bad fit but it was not like one from Peugeot and I had the problem of keeping the wings on and a rotten front end  :( once I have been in there with the sealant gun to feel the gaps it should be fine but I don't think I would do it to a 205 if I was building a concourse one as I would look for a clean shell that needs paint and no panel work and go from there, it was my first try on one so the next mite be easier but it is a bit upsetting to see a 205 with no front end on  ;)



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Shame about that from the original pictures it looked quite nice, still nice work



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Shame about that from the original pictures it looked quite nice, still nice work

I could of left it as it was but I will have my little boy with me and putting the gti6 engine in it, I just wanted a solid 205, that wouldn't grumble if I get a bit keen  :D she will look good again.



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Etch primer on filler, got to seal panels and high build the engine bay.

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Some Sundays are spent having a day off and relaxing, mine is not when the wife and son are out of the way and I am on call for work, which means I have to be close to the work van ready to go into work if there is a problem with are waste water treatment centers and I look after the ones in Hampshire. I have just gave my engine bay and few coats off high build primer, I will leave it for a week to see if it settles and hardens, then I will stone chip and paint.

 

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Rear beam painted in glow in the dark yellow.

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Looks excellent so far





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