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Kezzer30

[Body_Work] Project Eclipse 1.9 1990 205 Gti

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Kezzer30

So today I decided to take the inlet off to strip down and polish and paint bits and bats etc , so job one was to remove it

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then I removed the throttle body and fuel rail

 

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I then removed the injectors (I have a full reconditioned set to go on)

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I've cleaned a few bits up , sone bits I will be polishing others painting etc , I did finish the fuel regulator however

 

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Kezzer30

So today I continued with the engine bay spruce up and first job was to brighten up the dull dirty throttle body

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Cleaned up and sprayed with some engine silver and then a light coat of engine lacquer

 

I also polished and sealed the coilpack holder

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Finished the fuel reg and fuel rail

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Currently on with polishing the inept but that's going to need a full day . Also all being well car will be shipped off to its temp new home to get engine out and repainted (by myself however)

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GLPoomobile

Wanna talk us through your polishing process? Also LOL at the polished "inept"! Guess your're posting from your phone.

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Kezzer30

Haha yes I was lmao just for anyone that's not entirely sure I'm polishing the (inlet) haha

 

As for the polishing il stick something up in detail later

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Kezzer30

Quickfire update the car was moved to the garage this morning

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Kezzer30

So I nipped to the garage today where the 205 will be transformed and removed the engine oil and gearbox oil aswel as the drive shafts unfortunately the lad who's garage it is was ill and had to go home so I didn't get chance to do much more but hopefully will tomorrow

 

However I went home and spent all day polishing the face of the inlet which was very hard but the results ain't half bad , not perfect but not bad at all

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I even removed the raised codes on the bottom

 

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Kezzer30

So today I was off so did a bit more on the 205 , I took off the alternator and power steering pump and brackets etc I will clean them up and paint them etc , I also stripped back all the wires for the lights etc and removed a few more wires from engine bay , I got a nice pic of the worse rust on the car which I'm sure you all would guess where , passenger inner wing

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Kezzer30

Ok so first a quick pic of how I left her before as I forgot to take one

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and then on to tonight's efforts

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All bolts ready to be loosened etc

 

After a bit of tugging and fighting I removed the gearbox and out came her heart lol

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and a quick bay pic with no engine

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This is where the main fun begins il get more pics and progress on Monday

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Kezzer30

So back on with this now and cleaned up a lot more bits

Alternator

Afm

Hubs

Calipers

Top and bottom engine mount

And engine head and block

Sump

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Kezzer30

So I did a few more bits today , decided to give chrome paint a whirl , not stunning by any means but not to bad rocker cover looks nice and clean

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Took off the sad and distributor and gave them a quick once over

 

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Gave the master cyclinder housing a quick blast

 

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And also gearbox

 

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Kezzer30

So time to update , a change of plan meant that I had to paint the engine bay first and put the engine back in and then move it to another location for the shell painting .

So the car had be left for a few months without being touched and was a sorry sight .

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But managed to get things moving with abit of rust killing

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Then gave the bay it's final clean up and removed the subframe and got the usual nasty inner wing rot cut out and welded up

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Masked up ready to go

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And then a few coats of high build primer

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Then a stunning alpine white

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After this is was time to pop a few things back in and I treated her to a full set of brake lines for the engine bay

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Engine back in

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Then she was moved to a new location and it was time to start the body prep . Main bad rusty was the usual rear quarter to sill issue , mine made worse by some idiot cutting out the rear arch at some point in its life and it was flimsy and bent near the wheel but I dug out all the sealant and the rust and made a start .

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Using an expense flexible fibreglass and the. Filler I clean it up .

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And then for safety a dazzled abit of rust kill over it before high build priming just for extra protection

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There was more things to contend with but she's currently sat in primer and half flatted down will update once painted in a few days time here are pics as she is now

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Kezzer30

Also forgot to mention , she now has a new fast road clutch kit and release bearing and a full set of refurbed injectors in .

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Kezzer30

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Cheeky addition for the old girl a spanking new radiator to replace the old battered one

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Kezzer30

So after a full days work I got to the workshop at around 11.30pm and stayed rill around 5am to get the old girl painted once again in her orginal alpine white .

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She will be returning home tommorrow where I will slowly paint the rest of the bits in my workshop and flat and buff her . It's been a long hard few months in which I've not stopped and virtually done all myself (not bad for a chef) , however this may well be one of my last updates and due to complete lack of interest I feel it's getting pointless to update .

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credowan

Looking good what bits have you got to paint in workshop ?

 

Be good to see the progress so keep updating been keeping an eye on your thread on the gti6 forum too impressive work

 

Gary

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Kezzer30

Thanks buddy , I've still got grill bonnet one wing and both verlances, all trims to be painted smooth gloss black etc , wheels I need to paint gunmetal grey and polish the lips .

Slam panel, bonnet hinges etc quite a few bits still to do but I don't have to rely on anyone but myself now so it will be done .

I'm also going to take carpet out and re underlay and fully clean the carpet also etc .

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credowan

The car will look sweet when you've done, and from what I've seen across the two forums your pretty handy with a spray gun and polishing ally

 

Keep it up and for one I'm interested to see what you do with her

 

Gary

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Kezzer30

Cheers Gary , will do just had confirmation she's finally back home after 5 months so I can crack on and slow put her back together

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Anthony

It's been a long hard few months in which I've not stopped and virtually done all myself (not bad for a chef) , however this may well be one of my last updates and due to complete lack of interest I feel it's getting pointless to update .

Don't stop updating the thread :)

 

Certainly I'm reading with interest and I'm sure that plenty of others are too, just I don't have anything to add that would enrich the thread so I've not been replying - doesn't mean that I'm not reading though and impressed at the way that you've tackled the bodywork head on when most (myself included!) wouldn't have had the guts to try painting the whole car outselves like you have.

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Kezzer30

Thanks Anthony , I've taught myself a lot over the last few years bodywork wise and while I can assure you the car won't be split mint , it will certainly look good for its age , and this is the first full respray I've ever done. So be keen to see how good she looks after a good flat and buff .

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dobboy

I'm following it too!

 

Btw, i did my carpet with a power washer with the bottle loaded up with Vanish carpet cleaner, it came up great. Then a couple of tins of Poppy Red fabric spray.

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Kezzer30

I'm following it too!

 

Btw, i did my carpet with a power washer with the bottle loaded up with Vanish carpet cleaner, it came up great. Then a couple of tins of Poppy Red fabric spray.

Sweet buddy , well we have a carpet cleaner and that does a good job so my plan was to give it a good going over with that and then was going to look to see if their was any (fabric restoring) products to sort any bits that may not come up too well etc .

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dobboy

I wouldnt bother trying the carpet cleaner, i didnt think my carpet was bad until i got the power washer on it and manky puddles just kept appearing and appearing until the water eventually ran clear. Just go easy until you find how close you can go with the nozzle. If you've not got a washer take it to a car wash!

 

It brings it up all piley again, like new. The fabric spray sorts out any fading, but be warned you don't get much in a tin, so best use it in a garage out the wind.

I did the centre console too with the washer, and all interior plastics, then covered with Auto Finesse Revive, and then wrapped them in clingfilm until i was ready to fit them. My interior looks well.

 

You should maybe think of hiring a washer for a day or keep an eye out for one in Aldi's.

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Kezzer30

I've got a pressure washer so now worries there bud cheers for heads up

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Kezzer30

Ok so update time , on Monday the car was finally returned home after 5 months of being away and will now live In the garage when not being used .

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Firstly here is the boot looking nice and fresh

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After this is was time to flat and buff , and this is a very long and time consuming procedure . I started with the wing and here are the results

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Next it was time to do the door and rear quarter , this took a long time but once more here are the results

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Then I did the boot lid which came out very nice

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Sadly this took around 8 hours and will have to do the rest over the next few days when I can spare a few hours here and there but she's looking good and I'm happy with her so far

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