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    hey guys i have been working in smash repairs shop for a while and im currently stripping and sand blasting and old mini cooper s and i thought ahhh this would be great to do to a 205. so i have the tools and skills at my disposal but i need a cheap 205 as im broke. atleast one that running mechanical issues will be solved later when i have money as the complete re-spray will cost me maximum 500 bucks cause i have all the right connections. but i also wanted to know how easy is a 205 to remove doors trims seals etc etc so i can really get in there and strip the whole thing down to metal and re-spray the thing.

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    there's about 3 atm on ebay from $500-, i don't think you will have too much of a problem finding a cheap resto project, it would possibly be worth buying 2 !

    they appear to be mostly being left to die, if you have the time and energy (lol - you're 18, i'm sure you have the energy) they are a fun little car, save a 205

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    hahah thats the plan. plus they are a future classic car. it will be a worth while investment.
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    Mate they are really easy to strip back. When you look closely at it, remove the two bumpers and the side strips, you are just about ready to paint !

    In fact, if you close the doors hard enough, they will fall off themselves...lol. I was going to paint mine not long ago, but ahh i'm not really the paint and show type. Oily engine, go fast bits, good brakes & rubber - that's all for me.

    BUT, if you are painting, remember don't sand back to far - as you will go through the zinc plating. I think all models have a galvanized / zinc coating under the paint work and that's the last thing you want to loose.

    Apart from that it would be a sinch to strip, mask & spray. Have a look at Rohans job on here somewhere. He has done a complete strip and looking good. There is a white rally car being done too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PugMonkey View Post
    BUT, if you are painting, remember don't sand back to far - as you will go through the zinc plating. I think all models have a galvanized / zinc coating under the paint work and that's the last thing you want to loose.
    ah thx for that - the clear coat on my bomb is completely stuffed and peels off in half the bonnet with your fingernail, i was wondering how to prep it since the paint would be soft, the clear coat hard ! seems to me you would hit bare metal on the paint before removing the clear coat.

    i was assuming i would have to paint strip it, but would that remove the zinc plating also?

    all my car painting experience was with old things with no clear coat

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    i think that i might be better off removing the zinc coating and then reapplying a similar spray on coat. this is ok because i will be able to respray where i have stripped and then this will also rest assure that the galvanised coat will be perfect with no chance of rust. also this means that if i need to i can remove dents scratches etc etc which will have penetrated the zinc coat anyway. lucky the 205 is a simple shape not too many curves etc. do u think it would be smarter to remove the engine gearbox etc to respray the the engine bay? this would make it easier to perform a mechanical rebuild from scratch. im really excited to do this just i need a 205 gti for about 500 bucks because im poor, lucky at this stage mechanical performance is not a concern as long as it starts. i also will only settle for a gti no point doing up and si. any thoughts on colours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_molon View Post
    any thoughts on colours?
    my vote would be for miami blue, but it is a whole lot extra work to change the entire colour of a car rather than respray (as i'm sure you are aware.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_molon View Post
    hey guys i have been working in smash repairs shop for a while and im currently stripping and sand blasting and old mini cooper s and i thought ahhh this would be great to do to a 205. so i have the tools and skills at my disposal but i need a cheap 205 as im broke. atleast one that running mechanical issues will be solved later when i have money as the complete re-spray will cost me maximum 500 bucks cause i have all the right connections. but i also wanted to know how easy is a 205 to remove doors trims seals etc etc so i can really get in there and strip the whole thing down to metal and re-spray the thing.
    I have a red 1987 model.
    Dash is a bit ordinary and is missing exhaust but it does drive.
    The shell is the best part, very straight with all trim sitting nicely, never had a hit as far as I can see.
    Driveshafts, front suspension and rear beam have all replaced with good items recently.
    I am Melbourne which may be a problem for you.
    POA but the car will be cheap.
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    I have a red 205 gti, it's got low k's well 170000 which is low for a 205, would be a good car to restore. I'm in manly if u wanted to have a look

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    yeah im in balgowlah call me on 0404002558 im not really looking to pay more than 500 tho sorry mate im really poor so im looking for something close to a hunk of junk mechanically because im going to fix that later anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_molon View Post
    im going to fix that later anyway.

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