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    nJm
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    I finally got a Pug!!!

    After over a month of searching, today I finally bought my first car, a 1983 505GR sedan with a BA7 5 'box.

    It has 255,000kms on it, and has been owned by the same elderly couple since new, and has lived in the country all its life. It has got a fantastic service history, and has been living in a garage.

    I must say, its the best condition GR i've EVER seen

    Should get it by next weekend, it just needs a new steeringwheel, gearknob and windscreen to get its RWC.

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    It has certainly paid off waiting for the right pug to come along :p
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    Welcome to a lifelong addiction to French cars. At least it has been for me - I've owned nothing else in 25 years...

    ...although I am about to become part owner of a 2002 Mercedes-Benz C 230 Kompressor Coupé, perhaps breaking the streak...

    But that's down to Peugeot not selling new cars in Canada since 1991.
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    I'm already thinking about what I want to do to it. I'll stick on the nicer fan grille (i hate the recessed one), and is it possible to put on a side mirror on the passenger side?

    I'd imagine that it would be hard to find these?

    thanks
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    nJm:
    I'm already thinking about what I want to do to it. I'll stick on the nicer fan grille (i hate the recessed one), and is it possible to put on a side mirror on the passenger side?

    I'd imagine that it would be hard to find these?

    thanks
    Nick,

    Most pug wreckers will have them, but you need to make a circualr hole somehow in the triangular steel panel that's in the corner of your window (behind the balck plastic).

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    hmm, not quite sure how i would do that.
    thanks for the info david.

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    ray bell has a non recessed grille for a 505 that he will probably want to part with
    in fact i think he has most of a 505 for parts
    it is residing in my backyard at the moment
    the body is rust free
    if you get in touch with him he can let you know what parts are what
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    thanks for the offer, but I've found a few places to try locally (don't really have time to go up to NSW)

    thanks
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    Not sure which part of Melbourne you are in , Nick, but Hayden and his missus at Pugwreck ph 9720 7521, are a great source of S/H parts (tell them I sent you).

    In the north , check out French Connection (ph 9338 8191).

    For new parts the spares section at Regan motors has excellent stock of parts for older Pugs ph 9882 1388 , and very helpful staff.

    Out in Keilor East there is also Renospares on 9336 1602.

    Europarts can be good for well priced non-original new parts - 9583 3766

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    Hi Rod,
    I'm in the eastern 'burbs. Glen Iris area.
    Nick
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    505GR with a BA7/5?

    Is that right?

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    well i think it is, people on here told me ages ago that 505 GRs built by Renault 1980-1981 had the BA10 5, and then the latter 505GRs built by Leyland had the BA7 5. The gear box i have has a very soft feel, not too mushy but definately not notchy at all.
    Nick
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    "All of its cars from the 1.1 litre 205 through the ugly duckling 309 to the 2.2 litre 505 GTi had a rightness and a righteousness about them that turned every humdrum drive into a journey. Someone, I once wrote, in the bowels of Peugeot understands handling and how a chassis should feel." - Jeremy Clarkson

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