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    Had to drill 6 holes in the new front guards because Peugeot did not pre-drill them for the trim bolts or hood buffers. Coated holes with ZINGA (99,9% Zn) and a bit of body colour.











    Today I installed the rubber flaps (which I had to remake) for the front inner guards, which are intended to keep the mud out of the back of the front guards.

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    I also derusted three of the rear brake lines and painted them. I may remake one or all of them, but I wanted to inspect them carefully first.

    In just over two weeks, we will be in Japan for our son's wedding so work will stop until mid-May.
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    Great job again Mike

    Good luck with the wedding. Japanese weddings are interesting, we had one last year. Have you folded your 1000 origami cranes yet?

    Fascinating place. Love it.

    Andrew

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    No not yet, we will see. It's a civil wedding but there will be a big family dinner and of course kimono shots in a park.....
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    Amazing work, Mike, I have no words!

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    Latest batch of plating, including engine hood latch, support mount for SEV wiper motor, three of the four decent used front suspension bolts (spare, but with better plating than the new Peugeot-supplied ones I have installed), and of course the 10 rear side window trim clips.
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    Son got married last year in Oz

    Tradition is that family fold 1000 origami cranes for luck. It is taken quite seriously in many families. Bride, mum, grandmum and all rellies folded furiously and mailed to Oz

    Week before wedding. No cranes. Shit, what to do

    Spent week folding furiously, whole family included, also Aunties primary school class. Task completed.

    Mine were the crippled looking ones flying in wonky circles at the back of the flock. It is no easy task, at least with my visuo-spatial skills..

    Week after wedding the mail arrived and we were knee deep in bloody cranes.

    Wedding ( and return match in Japan ) were fun. You will love Japan, especially if you are a foodie.

    Andrew



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    No not yet, we will see. It's a civil wedding but there will be a big family dinner and of course kimono shots in a park.....
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    Japan was great and I lost 6 or 7 pounds there! Guess I'm not a "Japan foodie", LOL! Wonderful country though, we took trains all over and also rented two cars for a total of four days. Wedding was fabulous and we all had a great time!

    Today I finally resumed work on the 404C after about two months!

    The passenger door side window winder cable went in beautifully, and after winding the handle back and forth several times, the cable settled and the winder did about 8.5 complete revolutions. OK, good!

    So then the driver's door, with the winder given to me by Nick Angiuli from Florida went in. It seems that it was sort of wound improperly on the drum because I could only get 5 turns in. So I removed it again and wound it back and forth with the cable tensioned over a round metal part of my vise.

    Eventually I got 8.5 turns and then carefully held the cables near the drum while reinstalling. Mounted in the car, it had 8.5 turns to the handle! Woo-hoo!

    The next stage is to get new tracking for the window glass and then to attach the window carriers to the cables. That should be a bit of work, but I am not dreading it like I was today's job.



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    Quite a tricky job, well done ,had a similar problem with the cable , having replaced it ,had wound it in the wrong direction.!!!
    took a while for the penny to drop ,all good now.
    you are on the home run now attaching the glass support , getting the glass to run straight takes a bit of trial and terror!!
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    Aha, I missed your last post! Great news about the wedding. I know others who have been to Japan and love the place.

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