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#1 OFFLINE   paulscavalier

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:02 PM

An update on the 405 and a general look round
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Interior pics soon.
The front bumper came off its mountings because no one had bothered to fit the bottom three screws in so it caught on the kerb when I reversed off and pulled it off. I have bodged it back on for now as I have a new bumper ready to fit.
Initial impressions are that mechanically it’s good it has new tyres new cam belt and it drives well. One rear shock is starting to weep so I will get a new pair. The paint is ok ish for its age, the drivers side being rough where the door edge protectors were and under the fuel filler where the petrol spills have ruined the lacquer. The new front bumper rear bumper and spoiler will be painted as they are poor and the correct colour coded mirrors will be fitted as the passenger side is not working anyway. I haven’t done much inside yet just cleaned up the plastics and fixed the many blown bulbs. I am hoping to sort the bumper out early April. The underside is good and has even been waxoyled.
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#2 OFFLINE   Scruffy Bodger

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 02:10 PM

Nice save  :mrgreen:  The Autoglym colour restore is pretty good if doing it by hand. I was persuaded by Mr D Spares not to mop mine as the paint on these probably isn't the thickest or the best out there. It takes bloody ages mind and blisters were involved  :shock:

 

Was this on Ebay a while back?


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#3 OFFLINE   paulscavalier

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:50 PM

Yes it was. They took an offer....
Apparently its the only Sri left in topaz blue so matching panels from another is a non starter. Paint is definitely not thick so I am going to have to be careful. I may well get the drivers side repainted if funds allow as it is the worst of the two. I definitely think its worth saving, there is very little wrong with it.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:57 PM

What a beauty this is. Is it a single point injection 1.9 petrol?
I'd like to see interior pics please.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:01 PM

Thanks I will do some interior pictures . There is some bolster wear but I am going to get an upholsterer to check it out and work out a plan
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:02 PM

I think it is a Bosch multipoint system as per the 205 Gti 1.9
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:03 PM

I had one of these whilst at Uni. loved it.

 

wish i still had one, the chassis is top notch.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:39 AM

I can't believe there are so few of these Sri's left. The subtle uprating of the suspension settings really made these a great car to hoon about in back in the day,insurance was pretty cheap too, and yes it's basically the 205 1.9Gti engine. Great to see your giving this one some tlc. The o/s front wing was recently repainted so I presume the body shop that was used couldn't be arsed to put the bolts back in. I was very very tempted by this when it was first offered on ebay 3 or so years back. Registered locally to me originally by the looks of it. Brings back great memories of borrowing the keys to my father's 1991 Cherry Red Sri back in the early 90s whilst I had my Imp in bits.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:48 AM

Always fancied one of these. Lovely car in the day as was the 309 SR Injection (I had one of them and adored it)

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 08:59 AM

I think the engines in the phase 1 models were robbed out a lot of these. There are probably even fewer 309 sr injections left. The passenger wing was removed for repaint by the look of it. The front part of the wheel arch liner is missing on that side as well.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:33 AM

The survival rate of petrol 405s is is lower than most people realise.

They weren't that plentiful to begin with, since the overwhelming majority of 405s was sold powered* by Beelzebub's diarrhea.

 

I was scoffed when I owned up to having a lot of cosmetic work done to mine, so the same will happen to you eventually.

Where were you able to source the colour coded mirrors from? I need one myself.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 09:37 AM

Good save, always liked Pug's mid ranger, I remember my PE teacher Mr Gill having one of these and on school sports day he would attach a BFO P.A system to roof bars on it, and blasted out stuff by the likes of Bruce Stringbean. His was the same colour, quite a few teachers seemed to drive mid range sporty repmobiles, there were 2 Sierra GLSis run by teachers, and another teacher had a Cavalier mk2 LXi


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:04 AM

You can pick them up off eBay if you hunt around I am assuming the phase2 mirrors fit a phase one car seller is all cars_online.I don’t mind the scoffing .... I am used to it with my taste in cars. I am guessing most of the fleet sales were diesel gl/gr models.
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:28 AM

Good save, always liked Pug's mid ranger, I remember my PE teacher Mr Gill having one of these and on school sports day he would attach a BFO P.A system to roof bars on it, and blasted out stuff by the likes of Bruce Stringbean. His was the same colour, quite a few teachers seemed to drive mid range sporty repmobiles, there were 2 Sierra GLSis run by teachers, and another teacher had a Cavalier mk2 LXi


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:40 AM

Initial impressions are that mechanically it’s good it has new tyres new cam belt and it drives well. One rear shock is starting to weep so I will get a new pair.


Fine cars, I preferred driving an SRi to the Mi16, you could actually enjoy using the performance without worrying about your licence (as much). The dampers were Peugeot made and really good, I've known them weep a bit then reseal, perhaps give it time to start dripping oil before junking?
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:54 AM

I had one of these whilst at Uni. loved it.

 

wish i still had one, the chassis is top notch.

 

Strangely one of my friends at uni had their old Dad's one, I was super jealous. I was also annoyed when he didn't have it after one summer and he told me he'd scrapped it. I would have happily given him scrap value for it, especially then when steel was rock bottom.


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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:44 PM

Some interior picsimage.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

Oh and..image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted 22 February 2019 - 02:29 PM

Drivers seat will need some work where it has worn through
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:17 AM

The car is impressive, but those pinstriped seats are something else.

I look forward to seeing more of this in the future. 405s are really starting to appeal with their crisp styling, especially in saloon form.
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:25 AM

I love the pre-airbag, GTi style steering wheels these had.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:54 AM

Have to say, the earlier interiors seem a whole lot more French than the later ones, and the earlier seats are amongst the best I've experienced. Later ones still up there of course.

G'damn I want another 405. Won't happen though.

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:10 AM

fine looker... like these more than 406....and i not Peugeot fanatic


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:35 AM

It’s how I remember them creaky plastic and squashy seats. It smells of stale dog in their though which I will have to do something about
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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:26 AM

Those Mk I interiors really take me back to my first selling job in a Peugeot dealership in Watford in 1988.  The 405 had just been launched and there was a lot of interest in it.  They really were a superb drive, hope yours still has that unmistakable Peugeot 'feel'.  The 205 and 405 had the best steering feel of any car I have ever driven.

 

It may be the only topaz blue SRi left but there should be a few topaz cars around in other trim levels, it was quite a popular colour.  Two early 405 colours which have completely disappeared are Panama beige and Calypso blue, both fairly weird solid colours.  

 

I also remember some of the appalling quality on some early 405s, they were making them too quickly.  One beige saloon we had the rear door skins actually flapped about as you shut the door, we also had an automatic with a loose clutch pedal flopping about.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:37 AM

Those Mk I interiors really take me back to my first selling job in a Peugeot dealership in Watford in 1988.  The 405 had just been launched and there was a lot of interest in it.  They really were a superb drive, hope yours still has that unmistakable Peugeot 'feel'.  The 205 and 405 had the best steering feel of any car I have ever driven.

 

It may be the only topaz blue SRi left but there should be a few topaz cars around in other trim levels, it was quite a popular colour.  Two early 405 colours which have completely disappeared are Panama beige and Calypso blue, both fairly weird solid colours.  

 

I also remember some of the appalling quality on some early 405s, they were making them too quickly.  One beige saloon we had the rear door skins actually flapped about as you shut the door, we also had an automatic with a loose clutch pedal flopping about.

 

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wheel bearings, its scary but it works (21mm + 20mm if ur interested lol)

 


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:50 AM

I kid you not.  We couldn't believe it either.


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 10:35 AM

Looks like they didn't bother changing the steering wheels for a while then? My Phase 2 dirty derv one appears to be identical?

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:00 AM

Yup that was the high spec wheel until the airbag ones came out in '94


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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:27 AM

Yup that was the high spec wheel until the airbag ones came out in '94

 

Ok cheers, must be one of the very last then as it's a 94 car. Must admit I do prefer the non airbag look.

 

Good to see this one on its original wheel trims too. They aren't too common any more. I had a right game trying to find a decent one and ended up having to buy a NOS one. I did manage to find a few more spares after 18 months or so though.


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