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[Body_Work] 1991 Gti Steel Grey Detailing Progress Thread


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Looks stunning, as always.

Looks like the bodyshop have done a good job as well judging from the pictures. Hopefully the old girl will be solid for a good few years to come now that grot has all been dealt with :)

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Yeah it looks splendid.

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I think your beauty has solidified it to me that steel grey is the best colour for a 205. It looks great !!!

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Thanks for the comments guys. I was very apprehensive about taking it to be done but I an very glad I did.

Looks better in photos than real life, as theres numerous carpark dings over it. Considered having them done but theres too many and it adds a bit of character! Not bad for 185k miles though, still the original engine too!

Bodyshop did a great job. Everything single bit of grot has been sorted from back end to front wings.

Future job in a few years will be inner wings and headlight panels but they are pretty solid at the moment, suprisingly!

It's quite nice now to not worry about using her in the rain 😊👍

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MOT and oil change today as wellas a bit of exhaust repositioning as it was a bit low.

Sailed through MOT with a minor advisory for slight corrosion on front inner wing. Just surface speckling sorted by a good wire brushing and treating so ok for now. Joy!

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MOT and oil change today as wellas a bit of exhaust repositioning as it was a bit low.

Sailed through MOT with a minor advisory for slight corrosion on front inner wing. Just surface speckling sorted by a good wire brushing and treating so ok for now. Joy!

 

Are you going to Pugfest?



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Nah Im not unfortunately as got other things on. Maybe next year!

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I keep looking in on the thread as I totally regret selling it. But I couldn't have done anywhere near as good a job of restoring it as you are doing. I only owned it first a short time (basically bought it for a ring trip whilst the mini was off the road).

Talking of sorting rust, I've bought another project that's waaay worse than the 205 was...and way worse than I'd hoped, but I'm hoping it'll be awesome when it's finished!

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Cheers Matt! Feels like a lifetime ago eh! She's going well :) . You bought another 205 or something else?

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I'd love another Pug. But I've already had 3 of them and I've wanted a MK1 Astra since I was 17, so I've got this now:

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No updates really other than since having the sills and bumper mounts done, I'm pretty much using it in any weathers and throughout winter where I can. Just ticked over 185K miles.

 

Next couple of little jobs are to change the gearbox oil and handbrake cables, and that's about it other than enjoying it!



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So yesterday marks the 3 year anniversary since I travelled to rainy Shrewsbury to buy the 205! Time flies!



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my word, I'd missed the astra, my mate Adam would love that,   brown base model with a redtop on bodies too?



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205 has been my daily for the last two weeks while my Audi is in having work done. Not missed a beat - has it really been over three years since I bought her!

 

DCC you might spot her in the embassy car park if you're around Bridgend...



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I meant to send you a message, i was going to tell you theres another steel grey parked up, didnt see the plate but just twigged its yours :)

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Four weeks of daily use for the Pug has just come to an end, when my Audi has been in having some stuff done.

 

Here's a little pic of them both!

 

MOT next month and a gearbox oil change for the Pug.


She's just ticked over 186,500 miles.

 

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MOT passed with no advisories today and she also had an oil change, gearbox oil change, and new handbrake cables.



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Dent to roof line after my ladder accident all repaired by Justin Mr Dent South Wales - great job done.

 

Pain in the arse having to take the headlining out beforehand but there you go.

 

Car being used regularly, what is strange is not having to do any work on it!

 

Hankering for another project to am tempted to foray into MK1 Golf GTI territory to compliment the 205...! Just a pipe dream though as can't really justify it!





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