203 hubcaps - Difference?
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree4Likes
  • 2 Post By GRAHAM WALLIS
  • 1 Post By DeeCee
  • 1 Post By Commerciale

Thread: 203 hubcaps - Difference?

  1. #1
    Fellow Frogger! Dano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    678

    Default 203 hubcaps - Difference?

    Can anyone definitively tell me, which 203/403 hubcaps belong to which vehicles.

    Advertisement


    It is my belief, that the hubcaps on Australian assembled 203's are unique to Australian vehicles. This also applies to the bumper bars. The parts manual only shows the French screw on hubcaps and the pressed metal bars.

    There are two different types of hubcaps, the written name,

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	203 sedan hubcap.jpg 
Views:	144 
Size:	86.8 KB 
ID:	104936

    and single 'P' style.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	203 ute.jpg 
Views:	143 
Size:	89.9 KB 
ID:	104937

    From what I know/understand, the written name version was for sedans only and the 'P' was for Wagons, Utes and Vans.

    I would appreciate any comments on this.


    Cheers,

    Dano

  2. #2
    1000+ Posts BIGRR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    North Rocks, Sydney
    Posts
    2,256

    Default

    If you blow these photos up (with a bit of imagination) these 203s had "Peugeot" on the caps. (Stangely enough the overiders had the Peugeot "P" on them which can be seen in other Redex images.

    Peugeot au REDeX et Ampol Trial Australie - Histoires du sport automobile - FORUM Sport Auto
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=p...=1522632334629
    Present fleet:-
    Peugeot 93' 205 Gti 16v
    Peugeot 73' 504 Ti from new
    Peugeot 08' 407 Hdi Coupe from new

    Previous fleet:-
    Peugeot 95' 605 Sv
    Peugeot 92' 205 Gti
    Renault 72' 16TS from new
    Renault 69' 10
    Renault 71' 10s
    Renault 68' 10 from new

    "Be reasonable do it my way!"


  3. #3
    VIP Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    8,592

    Default

    Written Peugeot was on 203 and early 403, the P was on later 403s and carried through to 404 wagons and utes. Bumpers and Hub caps were made in Australia for 203 and 403. I had a set of NOS hubcaps and they were wrapped in Sydney newspapers of the time. Early 203s had different hubcaps, the 1952 model had a particularly good clip on cap.

  4. #4
    Fellow Frogger! Dano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    678

    Default

    Thanks Graham.

  5. #5
    203
    203 is offline
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    ballina
    Posts
    94

    Default

    There's a third type of 203 wheelcap. This is from my November '49 car and has no script on it.It's in poor condition and probably can't be saved. The dome is much more pronounced than on the later caps. On the inside, written in pencil, is the name and address of the original/previous owner. Even the registration number is there - potholes must have been bad in the early 50's at Kenthurst. I think most later 203's had the Peugeot script and 403's had the reversed P.

    Norm

    203 hubcaps - Difference?-203-wheel-cap.jpg

  6. #6
    VIP Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    8,592

    Default

    Yes, that is one of the earlier types that I mentioned.

  7. #7
    Fellow Frogger! fnqvmuch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    port douglas
    Posts
    693

    Default

    was there an early one high-domed with 2 or 3 concentric ribs, too?
    sorry but in the some of the above i am confused by which P is meant - i reckon there were efforts to 'anglicise' the historic Geugeot for local consumption; the hubcaps, script badges (anodised and diecast) - indeed, why not those overriders, unique to our bumpers?
    Last edited by fnqvmuch; 3rd April 2018 at 02:40 AM.
    grandC4picasso RHB, [email protected] , EGS6Sp, B58, MY 2012-2013 (?)

  8. #8
    Fellow Frogger! Dano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    678

    Default

    Tony,

    Are you talking about this type?

    They are also on eBay Australia. Because I had never seen them on a 203, I thought they may have been off an earlier model (202/1?).

    The link is as follows,

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Peugeot-...-/191953640952

    Cheers,

    Dano

  9. #9
    VIP Sponsor
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Posts
    8,592

    Default

    That is the 1952 type I mentioned above. You need clips on the wheels.
    Dano and DeeCee like this.

  10. #10
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Tooradin Victoria
    Posts
    194

    Default

    There you go Dan: You are now the best informed "Pugcap" person in OZ.We shall consult you first in future when ever in need of knowledge and enlightenment.

    Cheers: Oh great Guru!
    Dano likes this.

  11. #11
    Fellow Frogger! Commerciale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    166

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    Written Peugeot was on 203 and early 403, the P was on later 403s and carried through to 404 wagons and utes. Bumpers and Hub caps were made in Australia for 203 and 403. I had a set of NOS hubcaps and they were wrapped in Sydney newspapers of the time. Early 203s had different hubcaps, the 1952 model had a particularly good clip on cap.
    To clarify the earlier point, the change to a single P was made in 1959 - which coincides with 403 assembly being taken over by Continental and General. Mention should also be made of the fact that the wheels themselves were made in Australia in imperial sizes. These were 16 and 15 inch rather that the 400 and 380 mm sizes used in France and elsewhere.
    Dano likes this.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •