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    Round two of plated hardware:


    Replated taillights that I got a couple of weeks ago, this time reassembled. One of the turn signal bulb bases had to be replated due to corrosion and all of the lens screws were replated too.


    6 months ago I was desperate to find one of these damper cap nuts, 1964-66 type. Instead I found an earlier version from my former 1963 sedan, with the same threading that had to be turned down on a lathe to make it fit. Then a couple weeks ago, I found this.....in the same box where I found the others. So I had it replated for future considerations.....



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    Hi Mike,

    What niceties are hidden the Peugeot boxes in the bottom right of the first photo?

    Dan

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    Know how you feel about finding the strut caps.

    Had a clean up and resort of the 404 /203 bits under my house on the weekend.

    Things like,
    Ah, that is where that is,
    I knew I had one of those,
    why have I got two of these,
    God, I have some crap here and what the hell is that for, were all said.

    Now I have to re catalogue it all again. It was once, but with two moves in two years, things were just stored anywhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano View Post
    What niceties are hidden the Peugeot boxes in the bottom right of the first photo?
    Hi Dan, the boxes contain taillight lenses, some reproductions, and some original, all in original type boxes.

    Actually there is a story....I bought the repros years ago and when I tried to screw the lenses on yesterday the holes were not _quite_ lined up properly! The original lenses have tight holes that you have to thread the retaining screws into whereas the reproduction units allow them just to fall into place. Once on the chromed holder, there seems to be some sort of a minor deviation in angle so they are a bear to line up. I have more than enough originals, including the original red indicator lenses (Canada/USA only) for the lower portion (which I don't plan to use).
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    I understand from Ray B. that Norm S. is following this thread with some interest, so "hi" to Norm and good luck with your 203 projects!
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    I was away in Prince George last weekend with my wife but on the way we managed to squeeze some 404 action in: I stopped by John Coltman's house in Barriere BC and he gave me a bunch of NOS 404 parts, plus some old KF2 injection parts and lots of spare fasteners and hardware.



    On the way back home I bought a huge sheet of rubber for making the pedal box gasket and inner fender rubber seals. Tonight I took 15 minutes to make a new gasket. It's on the car already, on the studs in the footwell waiting for the pedal box to be mounted (months from now, I don't want the pedals in the way early on in the reassembly process).



    Old one on right, my replica on the left.
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    Slow progress to report....

    Dashboard's Pininfarina sign has been replated :


    ....and mounted on the dashboard's stainless steel trim panel. Note the stainless trim to the left of the instrument cluster, it's not original but I like it.


    Water pump pulleys. The one with red insulation is the one I propose to use, because it's in better condition than the original with the cracked insulation. I painted both anyway. The old one still works fine.
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    Wiring harness reinstallation. The bit that pops through the rear bulkhead into the trunk was worrying me because it was a bear to remove but it slid back into place beautifully. You can barely see here the flat black concealing plate that the wiring harness goes through to get to the front. The fuse box has been clipped back into place below the A-pillar. Next step is to get the front of the harness installed. That should be somewhat more complicated!



    Today I got my new remanufactured bumper irons (for the side front bumper mounts) for my Coupé, made by Richard Gretau in Bordeaux:

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    I've been rather unambitious these last few weeks but a few parts have still trickled in. Waiting for a care package from France with the washer nozzle seals before I can get too far with the reassembly under the dash.


    New plugs for the 404C doors that accept the upholstered panel clips, an ovoid plug for the hole in the new front crossmember (which the original one didn't have) and ten trim clips for the stainless steel rear fender trims.


    New NOS fuel sending unit, not the cheapo version sold on eBay etc.
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    Bit of work done over the past weeks:

    Sending unit mounted (I found the screws!), put new o-rings on three screws that secure the unit to the tank


    Front bumper mounted, slight adjustments required


    Under bumper spoiler that was fitted to 1962-1966 404C models


    Rear bumper mounted, license plate light, fuel filler, plus I improved the hood release cable, mounted the battery buffers and found the missing hardware for the windshield washers
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    colour looks like black in these photos

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    Yup, it's very dark blue.
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    Beautiful, Mike.
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    Looking lovely Mike !!
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    That grill dosnt have the provision for the extra lights that the car will have when finished

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    '62 through '66 models did not have driving lights in the grille.

    I owned a 1967 once and the entire nose cone, grille shape and front bumper are all totally different. I prefer the look of the earlier grille too.
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    Tail lights are mounted with 3M non-drying putty in behind the vinyl gasket to keep water out of the trunk/rear fenders.* I also put new cage nuts in the rear side bumper mounts, sealed them also with 3M putty so they won't leak and temporarily installed the trunk lid seal, which is perfect!
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    Spectacular Mike.

    Can't wait to go for a spin when we come back.
    Graham
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    This is one of the best renovations/restorations ever Mike! Fantastic work!
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    Thanks Luthier!



    Painted the steering column today. Looks pretty decent now. It was rusty in the lower engine compartment area.
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    Today I didn't do much for the car, but I did manage to take the steering shaft out of the column for a thorough cleaning and lubrication. Between the shaft and the column in the photo, you can see the upper rubber coated bronze bushing that provides location for the shaft. All parts are in great condition so after a coating of thick grease, it's all back together.

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    Carrosserie Peugeot plate is reattached now that I got my new copper rivets from China. Looks good, but I will be clearcoating the plate itself to give it a smoother finish.
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    Mike,

    I love the attention to detail. If you're going to spend that much time and effort, you may as well do it right.... Great work!

    Cheers,

    Dan
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    The third batch of cadmium plating has been done, and about half of the stainless steel trim polished:





    I snapped the window frame SS trim back on both doors, and provisionally put the beltline trim on as well. The rear quarter window trims will be next.

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    Well I have slowed down a bit but a short while ago I mounted the Pininfarina door jamb wedges with the new clear plastic gaskets I got from Peugeot in France:



    Tomorrow a few more parts go in for cadmium plating: hood latch, a few bolts etc and the clips that hold the rear quarter windows in. The front fender stainless steel strips will also be polished by the same shop.
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