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[car_restoration] My Sorrento Rebuild


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Andy, Poomobile is right i had some luck finding one but i was working with an apprentice sparks one friday who said he was mates with a guy who works in the local scrap yard. So after work (well during work :P ) we made a trip down to see if any 205s were about. We spent 10 minutes walking around and thought it was going to be a fruitless visit when we saw his mate and asked about any 205s. He said they had one, a graphite grey 1.6 which we had walked straight past previously.

It had a 206 on its roof and you could only just squeeze in the broken passenger door with others cars tight up against it each side, but when i looked inside i couldn't believe my luck a non sunny headlining in black! :rolleyes: so the next day i went back as soon as they opened and spent about an hour and a half slowly carefully easing the headlining out. It came out in one piece although they wouldn't take the 206 off the top or pull the car out so i could work on it. The car was also full of water but i was determined to get it out. It was a handy really as i pocketed all the little screws from around the rear quarter windows which i had lost from mine.

Once back home i gave it a good hoover down and had my dad help me fit it. I used some strong carpet adhesive a mate gave me to stick it to the roof. I have got some pictures around here somewhere.

Anyway I'm going to the Maldives for 2 weeks today :) so the build will obviously stop while we are away but as soon as I'm back I will have all the parts needed to make her a rolling shell again and i will write a massive update with plenty of pictures.

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I have just read this thread and have to say great job so far!

has there been any progress recently?

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I have just read this thread and have to say great job so far!
has there been any progress recently?


I wouldn't think so :lol:

Anyway I'm going to the Maldives for 2 weeks today :) so the build will obviously stop while we are away but as soon as I'm back I will have all the parts needed to make her a rolling shell again and i will write a massive update with plenty of pictures.



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obviously i didnt read that part :)

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great job, sorrento is one of my favorite color ;)

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How you getting on mate?

Giving me some inspiration :)

Al

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all these posts about how others cars are going makes me want to buy the first I see? But well done.

Alastair thats a nice red 8v you have there...

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A quick update!

Heres some pics of the second hand head lining from the scrapyard described in my previous post.

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So i've now got all the rear beam parts (cheers matt) and will be building it up this week! I've also now bought an o/e cambelt and tensioners for the GTi6 lump. All I need now is a Mi16 clutch kit and the engine is ready to go in. I've also bought a mrk 2 escort top engine mount as described by Spiky in a recent thread. The mount is smaller thus allowing more space between the cambelt cover and master cylinder. I'm awaiting arrival of this after the christmas break. I will try this first but if its not right i will hunt down the smaller Citroen zx mount ;).

A new 405 throttle cable (longer) and a new speedo cable have also arrived with a set of standard rear beam mounts.

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I also picked up my powder coated hubs and rebuilt the front arms with the newly coated top mount, group N rubbers and new Bilstein shock absorbers. The only thing I do still require at some point is some bumb stops and gaitors but i'll worry about this at a later date. I also had the front ARB coated to match the subframe :) I bought a decent set of 309 driveshafts ages ago which needed cleaning up and new CV boots, while i had the shafts in pieces i decided to paint the shafts with black gloss enamel to protect them in the future.

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So while i was waiting for all these bits and pieces to be ordered i set about the brake lines. As i'm using GTi6 front set up and standard rears with no compensators i decided to use a Wilwood bias valve. I'm using the 1.6 brake set up with one line going to the back with a T piece off to he two calipers. So i had to make something to mount the valve onto which turned out to be an old loom support which i took in a box of bits to the powder coaters just in case i might use it. I think it turned out quite neat. So with the subframe complete and back on the car and the brake lines, servo&m/c, washer bottle and header tank in place the engine bay started to take shape.

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Expect another update soon!

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Looking good Ed :)



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More top notch progress :)

What's the part number for the late spec white header tank?

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That looks fantastic :)

What's the part number for the late spec white header tank?


lol, i was just going to ask that. Was it expensive?

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No its the OEM part number the diference is that peugeot stop doing it in black all header tanks are white now :)

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Cheers for the comments guys.

The header tank is a diesel part and the part number is 1303 73 it was only 23.61 including the VAT. Not bad for peugeot really!

I wasn't aware they didn't make the black ones anymore as i wanted a white one so i could physically see how much fluid was in there instead of having to take the top off, find a torch which had some batteries and then realise i had no coolant. I always thought it was stupid changing from the phase 1 clear header tank to the phase 2 black.

I also find it odd Peugeot no longer have any header tank caps available. So I got mine from Autofive.

Hopefully this week I will get the tyres fitted to my wheels, rebuild the rear beam and finish off the front suspension meaning it might be a rolling shell soon! by the way does anyone know where to get some cheaper NEW 1.9 wheel bolts? pug want a fiver per bolt :)

Edited by Edp, 30 December 2007 - 08:09 PM.


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Ed that looks lovely man.

Inspirational :)

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Cheers for the comments guys.

The header tank is a diesel part and the part number is 1303 73 it was only 23.61 including the VAT. Not bad for peugeot really!

I wasn't aware they didn't make the black ones anymore as i wanted a white one so i could physically see how much fluid was in there instead of having to take the top off, find a torch which had some batteries and then realise i had no coolant. I always thought it was stupid changing from the phase 1 clear header tank to the phase 2 black.

I also find it odd Peugeot no longer have any header tank caps available. So I got mine from Autofive.

Hopefully this week I will get the tyres fitted to my wheels, rebuild the rear beam and finish off the front suspension meaning it might be a rolling shell soon! by the way does anyone know where to get some cheaper NEW 1.9 wheel bolts? pug want a fiver per bolt :)


If OE bolts are that expensive, then why not make it an ideal excuse to go for a stud and nut conversion? :lol:

Also, did the header tank come with the level sensor or do you have to buy that in addition at some ridiculous price?

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oh my god!!!!!

i've just messed myself :)

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Nice build :) any more plans for it?? also how much was the braided pipe to do all your lines and where did you get it from?

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Ed, a decent motor factor should be able to get you wheel bolts in whatever size or shape you like, well worth a try. :)

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If OE bolts are that expensive, then why not make it an ideal excuse to go for a stud and nut conversion? B)

Also, did the header tank come with the level sensor or do you have to buy that in addition at some ridiculous price?


I had been thinking about that. I might look into it. The header tank didn't even come with the nuts that fix it onto its mounts let alone the sensor. The sensor is 43 so i cleaned up my old one and will use that ;)


Nice build :D any more plans for it?? also how much was the braided pipe to do all your lines and where did you get it from?


I spent at least 100 on the fixings and hose and i bought it all from rally design.

Ed, a decent motor factor should be able to get you wheel bolts in whatever size or shape you like, well worth a try. B)


Cheers Dan, I will try my local factors but if no luck i might opt for the stud conversion ;) by the way hows Ian's shell coming along?

Well today was a busy one, I rebuilt my beam and was surprised at how easy it all went. Well i'm not really that surprised as all the parts were either refurbed or brand new but it was pleasing putting it all back together with no mishaps. I spent the previous day cleaning up and painting the torsion bars. I went for the lairiest bright red i could find, gave it at least 4 coats then 3 coats of laquer for good measure. I was going to have them powder coated but i'm impatient at times and wanted to get the beam together today :o

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I used the guide on the main website for a pointers and basically just took my time greasing all the bits up i might need to take apart in time. It does look mint i must say! :o even though once its on its wheels nobody will see it :D :)

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considering it looked like this :P

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So once i was happy everything was nipped up tight and all the parts were in the correct places i decided to bolt it back on the car on my own which wasn't easy to say the least. I'd forgotten how much these things weigh once they are complete but with a little help from my old man to start the fixing nuts from above while i held the beam up i soon had it in place and torqued up ;) (sorry for the s*ite pictures camera phone i'm afraid)

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I even got round to fitting the passenger side caliper and disc. Picked up my new handbrake cables today too.

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So thats it for today! happy new year guys. I'm off out to get hammered.... :D

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Well done mate, keep up the good work and that link at the bottom of your page dont work fort i would let you no :)

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