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Thread: Bringing back an old legend - Peugeot Sport Rallye 1.3

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    Hello to all.

    This is the story of a 1996, one owner, 106 Rallye 1,3, no crash history, and except for some superficial rust on the trunk area, a rust free car.
    The car was being used as a daily, for the last 26 years from its owner. However as you will see, apart from being dirty and tired, it is a true gem.
    The paint, which is a single paint, is tired and the car is flat, with no gloss left, almost like it was wetsanded. Mechanically it has 259k kms, starts right up, has no issues revving to the rev limiter, and honestly, in case you cant tell already, I love this car for many years now. More than 10 actually.

    In case you havent figured it out yet, how much I love it, you probably will, by the end of this work carried out by me, in two calendar days. Working time was about 25 hours into this.

    My first task was to clean the exterior of the car as well as i could, decontaminate it, then do the interior, the engine bay, and then, if i had time, and also, the needed skills, to do a correction on the paint to bring back some life into it.

    Ideally i would also like to do the underbody of the car, but I needed the shop available to do that, since i dont have a lift. Yet.

    So let's dig into the story of how things went.

    One of my first tasks was to remove some very old stickers.

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    No more stickers

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    Took a lot of time to remove them all, glue remover, and then cutting compound to remove the outlines.

    Removed the plates, to throw the surrounding plate, replace rusted bolts, paint the letters, and straighten them

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    After cleaning them , i added some carpet from behind like i always do to prevent rattling and scratching the paint

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    New bolts

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    Much better, even though not perfect

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    Fuel cap before

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    And after

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    Rusty wiper arm before

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    Removed

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    And somewhat better after my paint booth

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    Wheels were next

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    Multiple passes

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    Rears before

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    And after

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    Door shuts

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    And after. These cleaned better than i thought they would

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    Then i sprayed the car with an iron removed in places to soak before the multiple passes of snow foam.

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    Nothing to see here

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    Lost count of how many times I snowfoamed the car with Koch GS snowfoam

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    Then before cleaning the car properly i attacked the engine bay, which i was a bit skeptical due to the exposed electrics etc. But if you have common sense and air from the compressor you cant go wrong.

    Weapons. Well some of them

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    What I had to deal with

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    And here is what i managed, after washing, drying, enhancing the plastics and also hand polishing some body parts with cutting compound to take off the yellowing from the years

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    From this

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    To this

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    Then again a snowfoam, to do the exhaust and spare wheel. Exhaust will be thrown away for a more appropriate one, dont worry.

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    Next post is the interior.


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    Then it was time to tackle the interior. The plan here was to clean and enhance, sadly no time for deep cleaning of seats and calipers, although they are in need of one, which is logical given the age of the car.

    Let's see what I started with

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    The exposed body colour needed MULTIPLE passes with apc to get the dirt off, and then some hand polish to take a yellow film off it.

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    I **** these with all my heart

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    Started by attacking the doors

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    Although I started cleaning it in situ

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    I then saw how easy it is to remove it entirely and do a proper ocd clean in there

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    Plus I had a chance at fixing this mess

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    Removed it all

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    Speaker needs replacing

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    Cleaned everything, glued the carpet back on the backing pad, and then hydrated the plastics

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    (yes i then cut that hair u see uptop)

    Did the exact same things on passenger door

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    And some pics of how the rest of the interior came out

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    Also cleaned under the plastics here

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    Did a fix for the ashtray that was falling down on potholes

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    Next up, the correction and finishing touches


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    So, day II, was about correcting the paint, as much as I could with the tools I had in hand, also the skills I had available. I am no professional, keep that in mind when you see the results.

    First I did a hand buff on the arches that seemed to removed some dirt / dirt coat that I couldnt get out by washing alone.

    Before

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    50:50

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    Managed to take out some defects

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    And after

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    Although bumpers still need painting, but always good to remove some things. Too bad I didnt have some white paint cause the shops were closed at the time.

    So onto the correction

    Used these, mostly the Fine one with orange Koch pad.

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    With my kestrel DA, and 5' pads

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    Some 50:50 shots

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    As much as I could take a photo with a white car, and no projector lights.

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    Pads came out like this, so I had to wash and swap them regularly. Luckily paint came off easily and with air, they were good to go afterwards.

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    Trunk corrected, fender untouched

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    Rear quarter panel done

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    Then washed the car again

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    And applied some protection

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    Gained some depth and hopefully some protection too

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    New sticker set will be ordered, wish i had it at the time

    Ready for a quick photoshoot after some extra wipe down and rubber treatment, as well as tyre treatment

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    Here it is then

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    Cheers guys

    Mike


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    Hell yeah, that thing cleaned up real good. Awsome work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddye View Post
    Hell yeah, that thing cleaned up real good. Awsome work!
    Thank you mate , appreciate it. At this point, I thought noone else read it but me.

    Cheers

    Mike


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    It's amazing what a bit of time and elbow grease can do.

    Awesome work! Looks fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgpdoc View Post
    Thank you mate , appreciate it. At this point, I thought noone else read it but me.

    Cheers

    Mike
    Im on here almost daily. Its nice to see a few people keeping this site alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddye View Post
    Im on here almost daily. Its nice to see a few people keeping this site alive
    So am I. Hopefully we all return here and revive the forums (fora), and not just clickbait videos and thumbnails on utube.

    That is what I would like at least.

    Cheers

    Mike


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    Threads like these are so satisfying! Great work and sweet car!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cblock406 View Post
    Threads like these are so satisfying! Great work and sweet car!
    Thank you so much sir


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    Finally stopped back in to actually read through the tread. As always you killed it with the clean up on this one. Cant wait to see more of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Finally stopped back in to actually read through the tread. As always you killed it with the clean up on this one. Cant wait to see more of it.
    Hello mate, happy to always read a post from you. I cant wait to do more things to it as well, hehe.

    Cheers

    Mike


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