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    Any ideas as to where I could buy these. They are dust boots for the tail light bulbs of a late 404. Anything similar would do.

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    For anything like that, I'd check places like Rare Spares for remanufactured parts for old Holdens, Falcons, etc.

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    I generally do a walk of DIY wreckers. To find and note a replacement from a more modern car.

    Old stuff costs too much money.

    EDIT: I'm still smiting from visiting Scott's Old rubber a few years and being quoted $35 for a similar item.

    That is when I decided to visit Pick-a-part.
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    NOW: 1960 403 Sedan 1953 203 Ute 1957 203 wagon. Ducati Monster s2r 1000
    Previous Peugeot 1 203 6+ 403 7+ 404. 4 504 4 505. 1 205
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    Yep always remember two wheels good four wheel bad lol
    NOW: 1960 403 Sedan 1953 203 Ute 1957 203 wagon. Ducati Monster s2r 1000
    Previous Peugeot 1 203 6+ 403 7+ 404. 4 504 4 505. 1 205
    Renault. 3. 12ís. 2. 16ís 1. 25wagon. 1. Floride
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    alternatively you could use those milk bottle nipples.. just cut the tip a little...
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    Would that be a case of "suck it & see?" Not sure how Dan would feel about that.

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    You would need teats destined for the African market, if originality is to be observed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLB View Post
    For anything like that, I'd check places like Rare Spares for remanufactured parts for old Holdens, Falcons, etc.

    Yeah, if you want to pay through the nose.

    I would suggest you go to a motor factor with good electrical supplies and check out the alternator positive terminal hoods they have. They look exactly like that though they might be too small.

    Failing that, find a (more or less modern) car that has similar rubbers and order those. Most cars I know of have something like that if you're not fussed about originality.
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    Long shot....... Jaycar?????
    They have all sorts of odds and ends and you might just find something in their shelves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Yeah, if you want to pay through the nose. ....
    Sorry. Please excuse my thoughtlessness.

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    Might be worth a call to Auto Surplus in Mitcham (Vic )

    They go around buying up old stock from closed dealers and have an impressive array of stuff going back well into 40's and 50's

    Because of this they might be able to find either:

    The right Pug Bit

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    An identical one off a similar fitting

    The boss is pretty good at the "this goes with that " mixing game

    Auto Surplus
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    They also have a website, so email exchange/sending photos should be possible

    I may have some second hand ones , as I have a few tail lamp units of your vintage, but I fear that anything in my possession for long will not be up to your restoration standards. Have just moved house and garage, so it is all a bit unclear at the moment, but I should be able to have a look on weekend. If you manage to find new and need a group buy, I would be in it too

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    What about old skool right angle coil or distributor rubber boots... if you can get some copper lead boots... should do the trick... or just make some... easy enough to make a mould for a simple shape like that... fill with adhesive sillicone... done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post
    What about old skool right angle coil or distributor rubber boots... if you can get some copper lead boots... should do the trick... or just make some... easy enough to make a mould for a simple shape like that... fill with adhesive sillicone... done.

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    The problem with that theory is the lamp holders are around 27 mm diameter.

    Far too big to stretch a HT boot over.

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    [QUOTE=dino;1578739]

    . easy enough to make a mould for a simple shape like that... fill with adhesive sillicone... done.

    Cheers Dino

    Dino,

    As Robmac said, the coil boots etc., are too small. Mind you though the thought did cross my mind. And as for casting them, that too has been tossed around...

    Thanks for your thoughts...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano View Post
    Hi, Any ideas as to where I could buy these. They are dust boots for the tail light bulbs of a late 404. Anything similar would do. Cheers, Dan
    Did you phone or email French Connection? Could be similar for several French models.
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    [QUOTE=Dano;1578766]
    Quote Originally Posted by dino View Post

    . easy enough to make a mould for a simple shape like that... fill with adhesive sillicone... done.

    Cheers Dino

    Dino,

    As Robmac said, the coil boots etc., are too small. Mind you though the thought did cross my mind. And as for casting them, that too has been tossed around...

    Thanks for your thoughts...


    Dano
    27 mm... is pushing it... but maybe an overnight stay in brake fluid should soften enough to stretch to that size...

    Cheers

    Dino


    Ps... what about water/vacum rubber block off caps... available in quite a few sizes...
    All you d need is a hole to the side and piece of rubber hose to fit... 1 inch would get you there...
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    Dano: Had another thought.....Basil Van Dongen PCCV club member of many years standing and supplier of oddities (By Appointment to same) is another very sensible 'port of first request' for us Victorians. Why not give Basil a try?

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    What about Lewin Partridge? He apparently scored a truckload of stuff from that junkyard shutdown in Toowoomba.

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    for temporary measures you could use the end plugs they fit at the bottom of the stools, Clark Rubber Australia sell them for a dollar each

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