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Tarmac terror

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Hi folks. Thought I would start a thread for those interested detailing the return to grace of a Rallye I picked up today. I bought it off Ebay from a recovery firm and the initial pics looked like it had seen a bit of action......probably track I suspect!











On seeing it in the flesh I was still confident that it would turn out OK......cosmetic stuff would be easy enough to sort as would the front driveline and suspension damage. Being an ex-Peugeot techie AND an ex-306 S16 owner should help in getting it back together!.
The chap I was buying it off was decent enough to weld up the snapped wishbone and tie rods so that it would drive onto the trailer. Engine sounded good but I detected a big old flat spot just past idle.


On the way back home I had arranged to pop in and see Colin of PugPerformance nr Odiham and get an O/S wing. He reckoned he also had an O/S wing mirror but alas was unable to find it. Once I got the Pug home I got to snapping some baseline pics to get an idea of the 'Now'......









Seeing there was still plenty of day left I got around to removing the crumpled wing to get a sense of the damage..




On removing the wing it was good to see that there had been no deformation of the structure around the wheelwell/sill area.


Thought I'd chuck the new wing in place to make it look a bit more presentable for the missus and neighbours Big grin ...




Looks much better already!! Thumbs up


Have a load of stuff either in my hand or on order such as:-
2 x wishbones and lower balljoints; 2x drop links; 2x track rods; 2x track rod ends, 1x wheel, new F/R discs and pads; O/S/R light unit; sill moulding; O/S driveshaft; O/S hockeystick and both clips; timing belt kit; plugs; oil and filter. Hadn't planned on a rear bumper but I'm going to need one of those too.

As a Billy Bonus, I managed to pick up a genuine Peugeot rear quarter panel from Randles of Stoke on Ebay ........




with a supposed RRP of £960 for a measly £25...yes, £25!!!!Big grin Will probably use the whole thing!! More work but the finished result will be better. The rear 1/4 looks like its been repaired a few times with the amount of filler on it Thumbs down so a new, genuine panel will do the job nicely!!
Also picked up a large oil cooler matrix for £22 and will get a sandwich plate and lines for a cooler install.

The drivers seat unfortunately looks shot, not just the cloth on the bolster but the actual back frame which feels like its gone. I will decide what to do about that another day. Theres an S16 in my local scrappy which has decent half leather but part of me wants to retain the original look of the car. That said, I HAVE been toying with the Maxi kit Whistle Whistle

So, that's where I am right now. I reckon I should have this ready to MOT and tax by end of April for some summer fun. Don't know what the long term plan is for it yet......might sell it on just prior to winter or might use it as a recipient for a c500HP Cosworth YB I am in the middle of building along with some Saph 4WD running gear Thumbs up Thumbs up

Only time will tell............



TT


Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 20:35
welshpug!

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Post #2
awesome, I said it was more than fixable in a recent thread about this one.

I wouldn't bother with an oil cooler unless its a race car really.

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Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 20:43
jamiek_uk2000

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Yeah it was for sale on here and a guy from a blog/magazine online bought it and binned it a few weeks later IIRC. How much you get it for?

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Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 20:50
jamiek_uk2000

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I have an o/s mrirror with no glass...

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Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 20:51
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looking good so far as the old saying goes anything is possible
Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 20:53
demondriverdan

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Glad someone's bought it and not scrapped it! Hopefully have it back on the road soon Smile

Long term plan is to sell to me Wink

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Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 21:11
matt evans

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One of the Pistonheads staff members bought the car then binned it, blaming crap rear tyres for the wayward handling.

Be good to see it live again. At least the repair is being done properly

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Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 21:46
Tarmac terror

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matt evans wrote:
One of the Pistonheads staff members bought the car then binned it, blaming crap rear tyres for the wayward handling.

Be good to see it live again. At least the repair is being done properly



Just did a bit of digging on PH. Certainly looks like the same car...

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Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 23:45
Lecktorious

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Yeah it's the same car, there was an extensive thread on here about it as well a few on PistonHeads.

If you're R32 is anything to go by I'm sure the Rallye will turn out well Thumbs up

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Posted 28th Mar 2014 at 23:50
chiefton

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Good man Thumbs up
glad too see another cherry one being saved,love the cherry colour nice and bright...although I love white ones!!!

Can see mine tomorrow when you grab them bits Smile

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Posted 29th Mar 2014 at 00:13
walker_texasranger

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Looking forward to progress on this! Subscribed Cool

The car was owned by a member on here until this January Yes For sale thread

And binned very quickly by the journalist Doh Crash thread

Glad to see it being saved instead of stripped Thumbs up

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Posted 29th Mar 2014 at 03:38
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Welcome to forum and congratulations in saving this rallye and giving it the tlc it deserves to get it up and running again Thumbs up

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Posted 29th Mar 2014 at 05:14
honestly3k

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Fair play and well done on saving a Rallye Thumbs up

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Posted 29th Mar 2014 at 10:06
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Nice to meet you today hope the restoration goes well!!

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Posted 29th Mar 2014 at 18:42
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chiefton wrote:
Nice to meet you today hope the restoration goes well!!


Thanks Mark and a big Thumbs up for the impromptu rear bumper removalLOL

You have PM Whistle

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Posted 29th Mar 2014 at 20:03
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Busy again today...

Made a little trip up to Cranleigh to pick up some parts from Mark (chiefton). Got:-
A wheel and tyre; O/S/R light; O/S sill moulding and a rear bumper. Obviously got cracked on when I got home!! LOL





Looking MUCH more presentable now Yes. GTR getting in on the show in the last pic LOL ......Its ALWAYS looking for a piece of the limelight...Roll eyes

Ordered a pair of front wishbones today along with a pair of Bilstein B4's, pair of hockeystick clips and an O/S hockeystick. Unfortunately it looks like the front bumper will need replacing as the moulded O/S clips that hold it in place are broken Doh. Not to worry!!
Also, lower rad hose needs changing as it must have split due to impact damage. There is an S16 in my local scrap yard which has a good one but having done some research on here it seems there are various kinds of hoses with different ends........*confused*.

Will wait until I have all the goodies together and I'll tackle the front suspension in a one'r. Been thinking about the rear quarter and I reckon that I'll farm the fitting job out to the local body shop. As good as I am with the MIG I'd rather take the hit on the wallet and get it fitted professionally. Will probably not happen before car goes on the road but wont be long after.....


TT

Posted 29th Mar 2014 at 21:17
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Good work looks much better already Thumbs up

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Posted 30th Mar 2014 at 17:47
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good progress, subscribed.

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Posted 30th Mar 2014 at 16:49
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Nothing much done today as I had to do a service and F/R discs & pads on the missus' Megane as well as fitting a new expansion tank to my X5!!!

What I DID do though was remove the remains of the drivers mirror and try and remove the lower rad hose....seems its NOT the easy ring and prong type that my old S16 had! This one has a clip, which I removed, but for the life of me couldnt get the bloody thing off the radiator! Might have to consult Mr Haynes I think LOL..

Will pop up to local breakers on the way back from work tomorrow and pick up a mirror. Will also see if any of their other 306's have the same lower rad hose. I'll give Peugeot a call first and see how much a new one will cost first though.

Hopefully at least some of my suspension parts will arrive tomorrow...with the lighter nights I can get cracked on in the evenings after work


TT
Posted 30th Mar 2014 at 20:21
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This is coming along nicely, great job. Do you have any of its service history? Reason I ask is, Im sure this car used to be on Anglesey... numbers familiar although it may have been something similar.

As for rad bottom hose... are you throwing the rad? When mine was shot I just cut a small slot in the plastic inlet where the hose connects into on the rad, prised the slot apart with a screwdriver which loosend its grip on the hose. Others more knowledgable/ competent that me may advise you differently however!!

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Posted 30th Mar 2014 at 20:52
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yeah, I;d advise just buying a new bottom hose, £22 or thereabouts, new o-ring included.

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Posted 30th Mar 2014 at 21:25
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gwyn rallye wrote:
This is coming along nicely, great job. Do you have any of its service history? Reason I ask is, Im sure this car used to be on Anglesey... numbers familiar although it may have been something similar.

As for rad bottom hose... are you throwing the rad? When mine was shot I just cut a small slot in the plastic inlet where the hose connects into on the rad, prised the slot apart with a screwdriver which loosend its grip on the hose. Others more knowledgable/ competent that me may advise you differently however!!


I have been in contact with Chris, the owner immediately prior to Matt Bird and he tells me he gave all the docs, receipts etc to Matt. I have sent Matt an email to contact me as it would be nice to reunite the chassis with the documentation although he has still to send me a reply.

I have absolutely no idea where the car has been prior to me picking it up in London.

TT
Posted 30th Mar 2014 at 23:47
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Managed to get a new tyre put on a spare alloy that came with the car so at least it now wears the same style of wheels....


Today I received the following:-
Bilstein B4 struts
Wipers
Fuel filter
Aux belt
Hockeystick clips

Tomorrow I will pick up a lower radiator hose from local dealer as well as two new strut top mounts from GSF.

Just waiting on the wishbones and steering gaiters so I can get cracked on with all the mechanicals. Unfortunately I'm having a bit of a hassle removing the wheels as the car didnt come with the locking bolt key. Not a major issue but just causes unwanted hassle!!

TT
Posted 2nd Apr 2014 at 00:11
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Good progress Thumbs up

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Posted 2nd Apr 2014 at 08:07
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Had a wee bit of time tonight after work so got on with fitting the auxilliary drive belt and my new, never used O/S mirror that arrived today. Popped into local Peugeot garage to pick up lower rad hose after work and also stopped past GSF and got some oil and a pair of strut tops. I thought that, if I was going to put new dampers on then it would be prudent to replace the tops... The O/S one is bent and has probably ripped internally due to the accident so for £30 it made sense to get some replacements....

Steering gaiters were also delivered so that only leaves the wishbones. Once they come I will get stuck in and get the suspension, steering and brakes back in top order!!!


TT
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