Hello Peugeot 205 enthusiasts, My name is Arie and I am currently 57 years old. In my younger years I sailed around the world as a sailor for 13 years. After this great adventure I decided to change course and go back to shore. Soon I ended up in metal construction as a fitter / welder / thinker.
At one point I bought a Peugeot 205 GTI and immediately fell in love with this brand. Unfortunately, it had a lot of rust problems and many parts were no longer available. Luckily I like to think out of the box and I started copying various parts with the result that I started designing my own parts. My passion for this grew and I wanted to learn more and be able to do it myself.
I like to think out of the box and design/make my own parts.’’
Making and designing parts is not easy. In the automotive industry they work with huge sheet metal presses. However, I do it differently, I draw the mold for the restoration parts myself and have it laser cut. Then I make the press mold myself and try to achieve the desired result by adjusting the mold.
My workshop has a press of 50 tons and can achieve a good result with this. The whole process is a matter of trying out, adjusting and finally perfecting it to arrive at a solid product. In addition, I also make various brackets with a manual bench.
EMPA supplies parts within and outside Europe to both individuals and businesses.’’
I have been selling the products for the Peugeot 205 (around 100 pieces) for about 15 years now. I mainly do this in Europe, but also beyond. New products are added every year. This takes a lot of time and effort, but because this is a real passion, I see it as a hobby.
I deliver to individuals, companies and traders and love getting feedback. For example, I regularly receive various stories and photos from customers I have been able to help. Feel free to contact me if you have a good idea.