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Old 21-12-2015, 06:05 PM   #21
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Your wet vac is certainly taking a battering! I had a 309 Sri back in the day, great little car and quite pokey for an 80's 1.6. Keep the updates coming.
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Old 21-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #22
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Removed the scuttle panelling next as another area which I'd identified as crucial cleaning to remove years of sludge and avoid it causing any chronic tin worm problems.

I was right to check it




I also figured out that the wiper linkage spindle bits were well and truly seized, hence why the wipers were stuck halfway up the screen in the original pics.
I took apart the wiper assembly and dismantled the spindles which enabled me to clean and grease everything so that it was at least functional. I would seek to find some new ones as and when I could find any.


After cleaning the scuttle a few small bits of surface rust were evident but fortunately it'll clean up without any holes or repairs. I revisit this in later updates but for now.





Temporarily refitted wiper assembly and vacuum tank for the sunroof





Then moved onto the passenger rear window. Removed it to find this





And after





I did spend quite a bit of time cleaning up the rear window seals which worked well but I have since found new old stock genuine items to fit for piece of mind.

Last job of this update was removing the fog and driving lamps. Safe to say they were beyond saving.

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Old 21-12-2015, 06:22 PM   #23
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Wow what an excellent read, can't wait for more!
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Old 21-12-2015, 06:27 PM   #24
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Great project, love these machines. I really expected to see more rust, my old Goodwood practically rusted away overnight!
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Old 21-12-2015, 06:28 PM   #26
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In removing the rear window the B pillar end pivots on a bracket which is riveted to the B pillar. To remove it and clean properly behind it I have allowed a slight modification here to make things easier in future by using rivet nuts/nutserts.





And voila. The frame piece needs cleaning of some minor surface rust on the edges and repainting. Another one for the to do list

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Absolutely amazing, can't wait for more!

I was brought up with my dad driving 309s (although in XL and style trims). I inherited his last style D as my first car. Very fond memories and the boot was huge! :-)
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I was going to buy one of these back in the day but insurance quote put a stop to those plans!

So far so good! hope the rest goes as well

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Old 21-12-2015, 06:37 PM   #29
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Continued with the front end next mainly to refit a few bits and tidy the garage up a bit.

I started by restoring the front bumper to how it should be. This is how it started as faded, with a little moss staining in places and plenty of muck to remove.



A few hours later, I won't bore you all with the process I've used unless anyone's particularly interested, and this is the passenger side done. Essentially it needed cleaning with a toothbrush and autosmart tardis to get the grime off, washed it, heat gun technique (YouTube has a few videos) to bring the original black pigment permanently back to the surface, then it's maintained with a cocktail of plastic care products.



Also the headlamps, front indicators, driving lamps and the fog lights are all brand new genuine Peugeot items.

Whilst the fogs & driving lamps were out I've fitted new chimney nuts



And sorted out the knackered old connections which were mostly corroded



With new genuine connections fitted. I was determined to find and use the original type connections rather than alternative spade connections which had been used previously on the outer lamp



All in all quite pleased with the results so far

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Next up was removing the GTi trim pieces from the passenger side of the car. Took out the red stripes in order to clean all the pieces fully. Used the same method as I did on the front bumper to restore each piece and it's made a huge difference. The door panel behind the kit pieces was also as dirty as expected.
You can see on the following pics the damage to the passenger door that I mentioned previously that'll be addressed when the rest of the paintwork is. Sadly the original paintwork had suffered over the years so my eventual plan once the mechanicals are perfect will likely be to have it fully resprayed in the original ELZ Topaz Blue.

Before


After the first piece was done


Here's how things looked behind the trim


Soon sorted that




All done






Rear bumper needs tackling


Started removing the dashboard and cleaned up a few more bits of trim.



Nice comparison pic following some tlc


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