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  1. Hi 205'ers, I have been meaning to do this for a while having gone through the same process with my old VW camper a couple of years ago ( http://forum.earlybay.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69499 ), I found it a great way of recording what I'd achieved and the help and advice received made a huge difference! I always wanted a 205 when I was a 'yoof' in the early 1990's, but (working in a Ford dealership) tended toward the blue oval (RS1600i, 2 x S1 RS Turbo, Capri Mk2... wish I still had them, I'd be well off now!). Even then I knew the Pug was a better car than the Escort, but I wouldn't admit it, even to myself. So, I stumbled on a bit of a 205 project about a year ago, a chap had started the resto but needed space for other projects (RS2000 Mk2, De Tomaso Pantera,...). It was quite local and at a price I was happy with to get me into 205 land. Basically it was: A 1.6 phase 2 from 1991, 79k with no history. (However, looking at the condition of the interior, engine and gbx internals and the body I'm as sure as you can be this is genuine) It had had a bump in 2004 and was written off Cat C - the damage was minimal and limited to the o/s/r 1/4 panel and rear bumper. The tailgate fitted was non-GTI. Engine, front suspension and interior already stripped out. Engine had been stripped, vapour blasted, all new parts (cylinder liners, bearings, gaskets) were supplied. Crank had been checked/polished and the head fully rebuilt. Gearbox not touched. Rear beam (seized), also not touched. Front suspension had been overhauled with new brakes, wheel bearings and the subframe p/coated. The shell was in good condition, tiny bit of corrosion on the n/s inner wing and boot floor needed 2 x 5cm square patches. The guy had already wire-wheeled the underside - which i was very happy about! Here she is as bought...
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