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[trackday_prep] 205 Mi16 With A Track/hill Climb Future

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qwerty

Did a bit more last night, got the rusty inner wing sorted where the side light goes.

 

Very poor quality pic but its all I have of how it looked before, more of what you see thats left is underseal.

 

Before

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After

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qwerty

New light bezel on

 

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And one cut off

 

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Can't believe the difference in this side, it's like new compared to other side, You think they'd look equally rusty.

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qwerty

Both light bezels on and ready for paint :)

 

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And a good couple coats of primer

 

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I picked up a spot weld drive bit from machine mart today, had a little go and was so impressed. So need to remove oil seat mounts next and sort some new ones. Custom cages do a kit for £70 so might order couple from there. Also want my cage from here too so will need to sort cage mount soon too.

 

That's all for now, will be back with more soon :)

 

Thanks.

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rallyeash

nice work!

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qwerty

Cheers Rallyeash ;)

 

Just can't wait to get it useable even if its not totally finished, don't want to rush it at the same time though.

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Batfink

It's great to see so many threads where people are restoring the cars now rather than scraping!

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johniban

i love this build, makes me want to get up and sort mine out

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qwerty

i love this build, makes me want to get up and sort mine out

Cheers mate :) feels like its going somewhere now. Still lots to do

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qwerty

Updates coming soon.

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borufus

Fascinating series you've produced for everyone to enjoy! Good job!

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qwerty

Evening all 

 

I’m back 

I’m so happy to be finally getting round to posting this back up on the forum. 

Me and my dad started a new project a couple of years back which started very slow however we’ve managed to get stuck in and make some real progress this year. We started by making our own rotisserie jig for the project which is a classic mini, it’s quite an interesting project as we’re converting a Mk4 shell into a Mk1 which requires quite a lot of work, however this has spurred me on to also revisit my 205 project. The plan is to use the rotisserie jig from the mini that we built once we’re done with it on the mini project which should be soon, here is one of the videos of us completing part of the jig to give you an idea, a bit of adapting will be required obviously. 

 

 

 


Cheers
Mark. 

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opticaltrigger

Fantastic mate, tell your Dad the same, and thanks for uploading the video.

 

All the best,

O.T.

 

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qwerty

Thanks, we’re hoping to have an update every week.

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qwerty
Posted (edited)

Evening everyone

 

I finally got round to getting the first film on of my 205 edited and on YouTube, it’s just the start so lots more to come. The plan is and always has been to build a track car that is road legal. 

 

Here is a little bit of entertainment for anyone interested. 
 

YouTube link below 

 


 

Thanks for taking a look. 

Edited by qwerty

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opticaltrigger

Nice one Mark, thanks for the video.

 

All the best,

O.T.

 

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qwerty
On 4/5/2020 at 9:51 PM, opticaltrigger said:

Nice one Mark, thanks for the video.

 

All the best,

O.T.

 

 

Hi 

 

Thank you for that ;)

 

I will hopefully get a bit more done to it with having a bit time on my hands at the moment. I managed to get the trolley finished and the car sat on it, it seems to work quite well apart from needing some slightly bigger wheels so that it can roll better on the gravel. At least I can drag the car outside and move it around now to work on it, which is great. 
 

I’ll have another video on all of this at the weekend.

 

cheers. 

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opticaltrigger

Looking forward to seeing it,

 

O.T.

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qwerty

 

Hello everyone 

 

I hope that everyone is well and staying home safe. I’ve been working on the 205 a bit, working my way through the jobs, mainly cleaning it up after it’s 5+ years of sitting in the garage. I need to get a start on making and welding in the roll cage mounts once I’ve got all the surface rust cleaned back first, should have that in my next video episode.  
 

Apologies for the terrible quality of the last episode, my editing program messed it up. All sorted now in this next episode though. 
 

Here is the latest episode. 
 

 

Thank you for watching. 
take care. 

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qwerty

Evening all

 

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe. 

 

In this episode of the 205 GTI Build I start work on the roll cage mountain feet. The plan is that I would like to build the 205 GTI to meet the motorsport regulations or standards In the UK, as a sort of future proofing for if I get to the point that I can enter competition racing. However I want to build the car and enjoy it, maybe on a few track days, sprints or hill climb events first. 

I’m taking my time to make the best finish that I can with the skills I have and I’m learning a lot as i go, plus the main thing is I’m having fun as I’m do it. I hope you enjoy this next episode and thank you in advance for watching. 
 

 

 

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mmt

 Nice. Attention to detail. 

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On 6/7/2020 at 12:45 PM, mmt said:

 Nice. Attention to detail. 

Hi thank you very much, I’ve just been taking my time to try and make things as neat as I can. 
 

 

Here is the link to my next episode. I was so pleased with the welding and how it came out, I changed the real from 0.6 to 0.8 and it was very different welding with the thicker wire. 
 


 

 

Thanks 

Mark. 

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