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    Quote Originally Posted by ng850 View Post
    OK, I'd like to track down this view that early 205s weren't 'full galved'. I've seen this mentioned before on other forums, but interested in the veracity of it.

    I've got a number of 205 brochures going back to the initial release back in '83 and all the way up to '93 vintage and they all say the same thing... including 6 year anti-corrosion warranties.

    "Corrosion resistant zinc or galvanised plated panels are used in vulnerable areas or areas that would be difficult to protect after assembly." There is never mention of 'full galv' and I'm sure they would mention it if this had been an issue.

    There are multiple follow on processes, phosphating, cataphoretic bath, yaada yaada... all up 10 stages to final topcoat/lacquer.

    As the Series 1s are at the end of that series production (June-Oct 87) I'd be surprised if our GTis would suffer from specific corrosion if this was indeed an issue showing up as the 205s had been in production for close to 4 years.

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    After you say that I think i agree with you. This site mentions all 205s were full galved by September 1987, which makes me suspect that the base models weren't until that date, but Gtis always were. http://classicregister.com/id-guides...i-phase-15-19l

    Either way when you pop seams from a prang, rust will eventually ensue, especially if, like mine it has sat outside its entire life.
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    Well it sounds like you can utilise most of your mechanicals for the new one so you may as well keep plugging away. Silver is a great colour.
    Missus is not impressed that my entire bottom story is filled with 205 parts now. Just gotta figure out what I need as spare and what to get rid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flock View Post
    Missus is not impressed that my entire bottom story is filled with 205 parts now. Just gotta figure out what I need as spare and what to get rid of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    They tend to lack the vision

    "what do you need all these cars for?" "why don't you sell one?" "why do we have 4 of the same thing?'

    probably fair enough actually!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Isis View Post
    probably fair enough actually!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flock View Post
    After you say that I think i agree with you. This site mentions all 205s were full galved by September 1987, which makes me suspect that the base models weren't until that date, but Gtis always were. How to identify a 1987 - 1990 Peugeot 205 GTI Phase 1.5 (1.9l) | classicregister

    Either way when you pop seams from a prang, rust will eventually ensue, especially if, like mine it has sat outside its entire life.

    Missus is not impressed that my entire bottom story is filled with 205 parts now. Just gotta figure out what I need as spare and what to get rid of.

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    Ah, we are coming full circle here. I am actually working with Tim of 'Classicregister' to improve the information on the 205s... Phase 1's done so far... and I did query him about this 'full gav' aspect and he said he had sourced this from some forum comments... so not hard information.

    AFAIK, there would have been absolutely no difference between the treatment of a 'GTi' body and a regular (3 door) 205 body... they are pretty much the same metalwork wise, its about what they bolt onto the body that makes the difference. Sorry, but GTi's aren't special from that pov.

    So I wonder regarding this whole corrosion 'mythology' is:

    1. Was this unique to the 205... were other Peugeot models less prone to corrosion?

    2. Was this unique to UK Pugs and if so was this due to the type of 'salting' on the roads during that period?

    So if anyone has some thoughts on the matter, I'd be keen to hear them.

    BTW, I heard somewhere that Iraq might be hiding WMDs... someone down the pub said it I think :-)
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