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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.











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    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.

    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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    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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    The photo above is of a Jaeger sports instrument panel for the 404C that was sold as an accessory in the 1960s. I have wanted one for a long time, but they are rarely for sale and when they are, the cost is very high, 1000+ Euros.

    So I have been looking to make one myself, using Canadian versions of these same gauges from the same era (or just afterwards, late 1960s). In this case I have put together five of the six necessary gauges, as shown below:



    The speedometer with trip odometer is from a Renault 8 Gordini, Canadian version, as are the battery and temperature *F gauges. The rev counter is from a Renault 8S from Canada, which has a redline at 6200
    RPM which is about correct for a 404 Injection. The fuel gauge is also from the 8S, but identical to that fitted to the Gordini.

    Now all I need is an oil pressure gauge to match, and them to make a plate to receive all the gauges.

    However, when the 404C is first assembled I will be using the original instruments. This one will be added a few years later.
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    Mike, will a Smith's brand amp meter match the rest? Neil

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    No way! Jaeger only!

    Besides, an ammeter is not going to work with my car, which has a SEV Motorola alternator. Hence the battery gauge.
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    hi mike, those r8 jaeger gauges look the same as a set I got from a citroen gs club for Renault 1.4 engine conversion into dauphine I did about 20 years ago when I had my workshop,maybe other model citroens run a jaeger oil pressure gauge.as a side topic shmbo is suggesting a Canada trip east and west coast may/june next year to which I commented that would be nice as there are a lot of Peugeot and Renault cars to be seen over there,funny side ways look from boss lady but I will work on that........jim

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    Maybe I'll see you next year then !
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    I will work on it and let you know when tours are booked.......jim
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    What a fun day! OK not really. I managed to get the passenger door lock installed and working, something that eluded me last time. Then I put the side glass in and tried rolling it up, and the cables were binding on the winding drum so it would not go up more than halfway.

    Recognizing that the previous installation was not done properly**, I had to take it out. The drum that has the cable windings on it was a total mess, a rat's nest of tangles. I spent about 90 minutes*doing random stuff to it like un-looping cable, not fully knowing what I was doing. But in the end I got the drum wound properly - one end of the cable on one side of the drum and the other end on the other, with five windings of cable over the drum in between. Holding it carefully I reinstalled it in the door and then installed the glass again (1 hour's work there) and it works!

    Driver's door next.....
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    When I reinstalled the cables on my 504 cab I set up the cable on the drum then wound masking tape to keep it in place then pulled the tape off once it was all in place with tension on the cables .
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    Great idea!

    This particular winder was given to me by someone else so it had been tangled badly before I owned it. I may have to double check the driver's side before attempting to install the glass.
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    When I was ready to remove the tape around the drum I cut through it with a blade so I could pull it off and not have to unwind it.
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    A week ago I put the upper stainless steel trims (freshly polished) on the rear 1/4 windows. The clips that hold them on are not spring steel but rather have to be bent into shape. While doing this, the screwdriver slipped and I did some unintended surgery on my left index finger joint, grinding into the nerve. Getting better now but it was quite nasty, The car was uninjured, most importantly!




    Last week I got the matching 12V oil pressure gauge!* Now they all need a cleaning and I have to make up a plate to mount them (and 5 warning lights too).

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    Beautiful

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    Picture tells a thousand words.
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    Here's another 1000 for you! Old wheels and tires that I store the car on.

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    I was dreading removing for the second time the driver's side window winder cables to reseat them properly. It went reasonably well. As did the installation of the window tracking. The nightmare was installing the interior door opener - getting the clip on to the door latch, blind and inside the door was "fun". I also installed the door lock. Installing the glass is a pain too. Ugh, glad it's over.
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