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  1. Also I'd love to see some pictures of your car, so used to seeing just mine, ha...
  2. Nothing to be jealous of, sounds like you are well on your way to having the same thing, aren't our cars more or less clones of one another? Let me know if you get hung up on anything, we have gone pretty far through this one to get it where it is. I don't (but probably should) even think much about breaking down when I drive it anymore...
  3. Oh and the white car is still running great, happy to report...it has seen many cars and coffee events already this year with my daughter...here are some recent shots at a friend's house...
  4. Hey guys, little update on the 2 new cars... After much thought I decided to register and put them both on the road. The tan wagon is something I really look forward to getting fully mechanically sorted (pretty much just needs a fpr and exhaust), and then just drive. It's really a very nice car, and while the paint has faded in some spots, it's a solid car, what I would call patina-enhanced survivor... The red Mi16 is the wildcard here. It actually drives quite nicely, and is very well mechanically sorted (save for a small exhaust leak somewhere). Turns out whatever accident it had in the rear years ago, doesn't really seem to have been that bad. I'm going to try my hand at some home bodywork/paint, and see how it turns out. But this car might just end up being a really nice one in the end after all, as opposed to just a parts car - stay tuned...
  5. Gentlemen, have spent the last few days organizing and cataloging all the spare parts I got with the 2 new cars. I also got a shipment from the former mechanic who worked on my friend's cars, and he was actually a Peugeot dealer tech back in the 80's. Came across some really cool stuff I thought you all would appreciate...
  6. Bean, these are all fair thoughts. The cars will both be going on the road soon to allow a better assessment of both, but I'm definitely going to be taking the red car to my paint guy for him to give me a quote on doing everything right. Maybe it's less than I think...
  7. Hey guys, have had some time to get to know these cars over the last couple days, and got to cleaning them up really well (mostly the wagon, the red Mi16 just got an interior clean so far), and early observations are pretty good. Really excited for the SW, would like to get it over to my paint guy for an assessment of some scale on the bottom of some doors, but overall it's in really nice shape. Want to give it a thorough mechanical lookover, but that might take some time to do so. Either way, big things ahead for the SW, but it will mostly end up being a mechanical restoration over time, and keep it nice cosmetically. It's a great driver... Jury is still out on the red Mi16. It could be a nice car if I do the body work from whatever rear end accident damage it once must have had, but that's a big commitment cost-wise. It is in amazing shape otherwise though, extremely clean underneath. And it's a '92, can't be but a few that made it to the US in that model year. Probably the only one left too. Either way, in the meantime, it's cleaned up and parked in my overflow garage...
  8. Well gentlemen, I picked up the cars today... For starters, the red car that was thought to have an ignition problem, well that was a complete misunderstanding. Turns out the battery wasn't connected, ha. This was never communicated to me until this morning. After connecting the battery, the car fired right up and drove just fine. I was thrilled to see this, because no matter what I do with it, at least it runs and drives and can be easily moved around... The wagon I actually drove home, over 100 miles (we had a tow dolly for the red Mi16), and it ran/drove amazingly. I can't wait to start cleaning it up and then get it on the road... More updates to follow, but a few pictures from today...
  9. Goce, looks can be deceiving, the paint on the red car has nice shine, but it has been touched up in the rear I'm quite sure, so while the tan wagon may look a bit dull, it is at least all original and should polish up nicely. Bean, I agree, and good eye noticing the wheels and steering wheel updates to later Mi16 specification. The wagon will be used for summer daily driving with my wife and daughter. No need for speed, would just like to make a nice driver out of it, and I don't think it will take too much to do so...
  10. SRDT, thanks, I haven't a clue what the ignition issue is, that's just what his son was told by him, but I'll keep this in mind whenever I have a go at it... Bean, an Mi16 sportwagon definitely sounds like a good idea, but this SW actually runs quite well (car only has around 137K miles), so I'm going to ride it out this way at least for a while. It does however have an Mi16 transmission though, which is pretty cool (the only thing on the car that is modified), and with the shorter gearing, actually has nice response. I like how stock it is, at least for now... The red car is the wildcard here. With all the cars we already have, there's hardly a need for a second Mi16, but having a whole/complete parts car can never be a bad thing. And that's a worst case scenario, so I suppose whatever direction I go, it's a good problem to have...
  11. Hey guys, have a pretty interesting update... I found out regrettably that the gentleman I bought my Mi16 from years ago had passed away a couple months ago. He was a really nice guy, and a friend I never would have made were it not for our mutual affection for Peugeots... I'll spare all the details of this story, but basically, I spoke to his son, and I'll be getting the remaining 2 Peugeots he still had, a '90 Sportwagon S, and another Mi16. I was at the house today to confirm a lot of the details, so now working to arrange transport of the cars back to Buffalo. Here's some shots of them... Early plans are to really give the put wagon a deep clean and going over and then put it on the road, as it runs and drives quite nicely. The red Mi16 has an ignition issue, and is not running at the moment. Not sure how deep or when I'll dive into that car (if ever?), but time and circumstances will tell. Perhaps it will just be a nice and complete parts car for me... Updates to follow when all the garage work is complete, so stay tuned...
  12. Hey guys, garage is finally done and cars returned today for the first time in a month. Gave the Peugeot and S2000 a wash today, felt great to do so...also got some banners up on the wall...
  13. Gentlemen, a garage build check in... I haven't driven a car in months, as we have been full go on the garage build. Rather than bore everyone with thousands of photos, here's a synopsis in 4 photos. Cars should be returning in a couple weeks...
  14. Garage project fully underway now, all cars temporarily relocated, had to bring Peugeot to a friend's garage the other day. Much chaos for next couple months, can't wait until it's all done...updates to follow...
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