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205 RYP

(RYP)1.6 GTI phase 1.5 mini resto started

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205 RYP

Hello all . My very first post on here so hope I’m in the right place. Well I’d like to say hi and introduce my 205 GTI and  tell the story so far .

so F63 RYP came into my life 22 years ago when I was a young 18 year old. I can still remember the drive back to Cornwall from Exeter and just how great it was to be behind the wheel. Mileage was just under 60k. I kept it for a year and ashamed to say did the usual things to the car we did back in those days . Nothing major, 15” tsw stealth alloys, 90 spec lights and clear oval side repeaters and the all important stupid italic number plates. So after 12 months or so I moved onto a 30k miles 1.9 , also f reg. My dad took ownership of ryp for a short while before selling it on to a work colleague after about 6 months.A good ten years passed by and I would very occasionally spot ryp on the road as the new owners were fairly local. It was then in 2008 my dad got asked the question just by chance bumping into the owners of ryp if he would like to buy the little 205 back. I don’t he said but I bet my son will.

he was right. The car had been living in Plymouth and before I knew it I was driving ryp home again from Devon back into Cornwall. It was just as I sold the car ten years earlier. Even still had the red carpet I’d fitted in the boot, oval side repeaters the lot . Now I’m ashamed to say due to my other hot hatch interest (Mk2 golf gtis) ryp just sat in a friends garage from 2008-2013 very much unloved. And when my current mk2 gti was bought in 2013 I sold ryp for the 2nd time to a friend who runs a car repair garage locally.he wanted a project for him and his son to get stuck into. They did alot of work on ryp, mainly mechanical stuff and just as well as the only paint they had done was the bonnet and rear quarter panels to a pretty shocking standard. Fast forward to 2016 and I now get the call saying we’re selling the little Peugeot if your interested. Now initially I declined. As much as I wanted it back it just wasn’t practical. About a month later the phone went and a deal was offered to me I just couldn’t refuse. I’d bought ryp again for the 3rd and final time! I’m now 2 years into my 3rd ownership of ryp and now decided I want to do a full respray and light overhaul . This is where I’m now at currently stripping the car , interior , fuel tank, engine , rear beam to see exactly what’s what and what needs doing. so I guess that’s where you guys come in as I’m going to need plenty of help and advice along the way. I’ll try posting some pics.

thanks in advance guys . Dale

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205 RYP

Ryp just after I bought it back the final time 

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205 RYP

And this is where we’re at at the minute, in the middle of the strip down

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jackherer

It looks very clean in the photos, well worth putting the effort into.

 

I see you've already put it back onto 14 inch wheels, your 18 year old self would be dismayed no doubt :lol:

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205 RYP

Yep the cars going back to standard spec. I picked up 5 x1.6 alloys for £60 so need to get them refurbed with polished centres. Ive also bought early spec rear lights and complete rear end wiring loom to change back what I changed 22 years ago. Are the 1.9 alloys worth much? they don't seem to fetch a lot. 

The garage had also fitted a full Ashley exhaust system which is going to be sold.Far too loud for me. 

 

 

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jackherer

1.9 wheels do have some value but not a huge amount, as so many have survived there is no shortage of them for sale at any one time. I have about 50 probably...

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205 RYP

With the interior basically striped and boxed up my attention will now turn to engine and gearbox removal. In fact im starting this tomorrow. Any advice /tips greatly appreciated. 

from what ive learnt on here ive been looking at the usual places for rust. inner wing on the jack side is very good with just a bit of surface rust.The passenger side however has had a patch welded on. I was planning on engine out anyway to rebuild gearbox and possibly engine. I keep reading about Miles, This is pug racing right? I understand he may well be the go to man with my gearbox?

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barneys66

Great story - watching, and I for one am glad you're putting it on the original wheels.

 

21 hours ago, jackherer said:

1.9 wheels do have some value but not a huge amount, as so many have survived there is no shortage of them for sale at any one time. I have about 50 probably...

Yes, but you're not normal..!

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205 RYP

Thanks Barney. Yeah for me its got to have the correct 1.6 wheels on. Obviously the 1.9 is a better looking wheel but mines a 1.6 and im proud of that.Ive also read on here some people talk about better handling on the 14" wheels.

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jackherer
1 hour ago, 205 RYP said:

I keep reading about Miles, This is pug racing right? I understand he may well be the go to man with my gearbox?

Yes and yes. He is @Miles on here.

 

48 minutes ago, barneys66 said:

Yes, but you're not normal..!

This is true, I do have a wheel hoarding problem. I'm trying to cut down to just steering wheels these days :lol:

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Harrybowling

Nice looking car! Just brought my first 205 and looking to do a restoration myself! Were are you planing to get the car sprayed as I live in Cornwall and looking for some recommendations. 

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Tom Fenton
On 11/10/2018 at 8:45 PM, jackherer said:

1.9 wheels do have some value but not a huge amount, as so many have survived there is no shortage of them for sale at any one time. I have about 50 probably...

That’s a fair hoard!! I just had a count up I reckon i have about 30 of them and 4 205’s with them on!

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jackherer

I didn't even think of 205s with them fitted :lol:

 

That's another 12 or 13 probably...

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205 RYP

Harrybowling- when it’s ready ryp will be going to Pete at creamer auto refinishers I’m Plymouth. The work I’ve seen him do is top quality and I’m pretty fussy. He painted both sides of my mk2 golf to a great standard and I get on really well with him. Don’t expect it quick but I read this about a lot of body shops. He had mine ages but I wouldn’t want anyone else doing my pug. And to be fair he did my everyday car within a week.

He painted both sides on this

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Harrybowling- when it’s ready ryp will be going to Pete at creamer auto refinishers I’m Plymouth. The work I’ve seen him do is top quality and I’m pretty fussy. He painted both sides of my mk2 golf to a great standard and I get on really well with him. Don’t expect it quick but I read this about a lot of body shops. He had mine ages but I wouldn’t want anyone else doing my pug. And to be fair he did my everyday car within a week.

He painted both sides on this

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205 RYP

Got a few hours in on the pug this afternoon. Started by removing the fan, rad, battery and mainly bits around the front of the engine. Oh and the exhaust manifold. 

What’s people’s views on removal, get my hands on an engine lift and come out the top or bring it out the bottom and lift the car over it ? 

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Anthony
1 hour ago, 205 RYP said:

What’s people’s views on removal, get my hands on an engine lift and come out the top or bring it out the bottom and lift the car over it ? 

 

Out of the top - easy with an engine crane and it'll come out with gearbox, manifolds etc all still attached

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Harrybowling
2 hours ago, 205 RYP said:

Harrybowling- when it’s ready ryp will be going to Pete at creamer auto refinishers I’m Plymouth. The work I’ve seen him do is top quality and I’m pretty fussy. He painted both sides of my mk2 golf to a great standard and I get on really well with him. Don’t expect it quick but I read this about a lot of body shops. He had mine ages but I wouldn’t want anyone else doing my pug. And to be fair he did my everyday car within a week.

He painted both sides on this

Cheers for that will definitely give him a shout when it’s ready hopefully in the summer. Looking forward to seeing how your finished car looks. 

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205 RYP

Anthony-thanks for that . spoke to a mate with an engine lift and I can borrow it. Does the battery tray need removing or im guessing it will just tilt past it.

 

Harry- so where abouts in Cornwall are you? im in Liskeard. What 205 do you have?

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