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    Yesterday I started on replacing the faded house numbers on our letterbox with Peugeot model numbers, but got stuck with the number 1. So I have two 5s and a temporary 1 now adorning the letterbox, and I'm looking for something to use for the number 1. I'm thinking of cutting down a 4 to get the straight bar, but I don't have one off a 504, and the 404 is hollow and so difficult to mount using double sided adhesive tape. The 504 babes are a little more substantial than the 404 badges, something I hadn't realised until yesterday.

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    Just wondering, has anyone else in Aussie Frog land used used metal or plastic model numbers on their letterbox or otherwise? I could see 8, 10, 12 or 16 being a possibility. Preferably only damaged badges should be used, as I did, but it might be interesting to see photos of anything successfully used.

    I recall a PCCTas club member living at No 403 Liverpool St in Hobart when the club was first formed, and a 403 badge would have been fun, but something as precious as that would have had to be taken when the member moved. I think he may have been driving a 404 at the time, or maybe it was a 504.

    I'll upload a photo in the next day or so.
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    G'day,
    why not print one from a picture or such, and laminate it. Or, go to you local 3D printer or metal worker.
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    What about the 'i' from a GTi Pug? Something like a 505 maybe? Close enough to a '1' for the postie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgti6 View Post
    What about the 'i' from a GTi Pug? Something like a 505 maybe? Close enough to a '1' for the postie.
    G'day,
    he knows your number, even with it being on the letter box.
    However, it is nice to have the number very visible, so the Ambo's and Police can find you in a hurry if necessary.
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    Remember, be nice to your Postie, he knows where you live.
    I wish.

    We constantly get a miscellany of mail addressed to nearby houses.
    Then we get the after hours re-delivery of our mail presumably from other house owners.

    In spite of 70mm high street numbers above the mail slot!
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    We have a similar issue......we sometimes get mail delivered to our house instead of the same number in a street with a similar sounding name a few blocks from here. We've even had bills that weren't delivered but then got the reminders and wondered what ever happened to the original bill. Rather annoying.
    Also had a couple of occasions where the mail was perhaps not put in the mailbox properly and then we've come home to find it strewn over the nature strip. Reminds me of that Chevy Chase movie when the mailman screams past in the pick-up truck and just hurls the mail from the window.
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    G'day,
    our postie said he had bills to deliver that were incorrectly addressed. No 1 instead of 11, 28, should be 29. Never assume that the letters were correctly addressed. Mail over the footpath is usually the result of mischievous action. Either by school children or idlers just walking by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugnut1 View Post
    Yesterday I started on replacing the faded house numbers on our letterbox with Peugeot model numbers, but got stuck with the number 1. So I have two 5s and a temporary 1 now adorning the letterbox, and I'm looking for something to use for the number 1. I'm thinking of cutting down a 4 to get the straight bar, but I don't have one off a 504, and the 404 is hollow and so difficult to mount using double sided adhesive tape. The 504 babes are a little more substantial than the 404 badges, something I hadn't realised until yesterday.

    Just wondering, has anyone else in Aussie Frog land used used metal or plastic model numbers on their letterbox or otherwise? I could see 8, 10, 12 or 16 being a possibility. Preferably only damaged badges should be used, as I did, but it might be interesting to see photos of anything successfully used.

    I recall a PCCTas club member living at No 403 Liverpool St in Hobart when the club was first formed, and a 403 badge would have been fun, but something as precious as that would have had to be taken when the member moved. I think he may have been driving a 404 at the time, or maybe it was a 504.

    I'll upload a photo in the next day or so.
    Have you considered a house swap with a neighbour that doesn't have your Peugeot fetish but does have the correct house number?

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    Just get one off a Mazda 818 ? Kinda has a French Connection

    Mazda were selling the 808 (Basically an RX3 without the Rotary Engine) quite happily here and in the US, but ran into a bit of a licensing problem in Europe.

    Peugeot said "No, we have all the car names with a zero in the middle, you have to change it"

    Didn't a similar thing happen with the 911?

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    Ebay has a wide range of cheap badges for 106 206 307 etc.

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    Peugeot does use a one: S16?

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    Mi16 too. It all depends on whether you want the current italics style of number, or the older more upright style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speaksgeek View Post
    Mi16 too. It all depends on whether you want the current italics style of number, or the older more upright style.
    Also whether you have painted or chromed plastic or chromed cast iron numerals. I'm after the cast iron numerals as they should last longer in the sun.
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