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    Default Mi16 S1 light restoration

    This early series 1 Mi16 was on the verge of either gut it for a engine swap or give it some TLC. Not half bad looking but most of the perishables needed replacing and it was starting to feel tired.

    After a month of getting stuck into it, finding the little bits that were broken or missing, It is now almost ready for daily driving.

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    Looks good - what did you need to replace? You should come out to a Collingrove hill climb next year with the old girl, right in your back yard! I'll be there in my white 205, come say hello if you do.

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    Be good to come and get some pics of a 205 running up there, its a good drive out that way too.

    Was missing little bits of plastic here and there and some trim bits are just aged: door trims not sitting proper, plastics faded, and from when it had a respray or a bingle at some stage some bits were not put back on. Had a massive vibration which is disappearing with each new part that goes in: like broken engine mounts swapped out made such a difference. Must admit its fun just fiddling with it, a bit here and there and a drive in between. The 405's & 205's certainly still deliver "fun".
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    Yep agreed! Definitely still deliver fun! Every time I jump in my Mi16 it makes me smile!

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    Just a shame that the plastics are utterly useless after some sun exposure and most of the tops of back seats fade to white.
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    Looks awesome! Will keep my eyes peeled for it at Christmas...

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    Allways seems there are times when there arn't many for sale, but other times there is a mini flood of them that come on the market, must be a seasonal 405/205 thing because in typical pug fashion things go wrong. owner has enough of it, moves it on, then buys another pug a little up the track.
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