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    Default 1970 Peugeot 404 Ute (warning - heavy on photos!)

    It's been many years since I've owned a 404 (my last was a '64 wagon), and I have really missed having one.

    I've always had a soft spot for the utilities, so when one came up for sale last year, I bought it.
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    (Note: some of the above photos were as it was when I acquired it, and some were from several years earlier when it was still in regular use)

    Progress was slow to start with, but it soon became clear that the body was not viable to restore. So, when another shell came up for sale late last year, I bought that too, with the intention of using the first ute as a parts donor to complete the second one.
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    The second body appeared to be much more solid, and so I took it straight to my panel beater who did such excellent work on my 504.

    Within hours he had stripped the body down and identified the trouble areas that would need addressing.
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    Despite looking very solid, the chassis rails had begun to rust from the inside out, meaning that they were very thin. The plenum chamber where it joins the top of the firewall had rusted through in several places, and the front jacking points were basically made of paint. The A-pillars had some rust perforation and the doors had been very poorly repaired previously.
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    Despite all this, we pressed forward to remove all the rust and get it straight.

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    The car now sits in primer. I'm still looking for some good sill panels to fit to it, as well as the slatted plenum chamber cover in front of the windscreen, before it gets the final colour.

    I spent some time yesterday working on the mechanical side of the first ute. I needed to replace the thermostat housing which had corroded away, and investigate non-working clutch and brakes.

    I replaced the clutch master cylinder, bled the system and the clutch now works perfectly. Unfortunately changing the brake master cylinder was not as productive - it seems that the brake booster hydraulic cylinder is leaking into the vacuum diaphragm. I noticed last night that you can buy VH44 boosters brand new for about $200, so I think that will be the way to go.

    Since I still haven't finished the 504, this is now a concurrent project, and this one does have to be second priority.
    Scotty

    Melbourne - Dandenong Ranges

    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    Nice job Scott, I remember the lovely dark coloured 404 you were driving when you dropped of my 505 panels. That's going back a while now!

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    Hey Scott!
    1970 must be a good year for utes!
    Good to see another one on the way.
    BTW I'm in contact with the Dutch 404 club & I've found a guy who's prepared to remove one of the canopy bows from his ute, place it over some paper & trace out a full size template which he will then mail to me.
    I intend to get 3 bows made so I can fit a European style canopy.
    The clips holding the canopy along the trailing edge of the cabin are very similar to those "twist the tongue" jiggers that hold down the tonneau's on MG's etc. and the ones on the sides & backs are just buckles attached to 50-60mm leather straps pop-riveted to the metal. Easy peasy!
    PM me if you are interested.
    Cheers,
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    As usual I have neglected to keep up with my photo blog, so it's time to clear a bit of a backlog...

    It turns out that rust-free 404 bonnets only exist in the imagination of various sellers around the country. After paying good money for three bonnets, all of which turned out to be so thin that they were beyond rescue.

    Finally I found one that appeared solid. It had been prepped for painting already, but it was quite some time ago. I was assured that there was no rust in it, and on the surface, it certainly looked good. So, I handed over yet more money.

    After sanding it back to bare metal, we found out that it too had suffered from the tin worm, and also from some less than ideal repairs. Still, it was mostly solid, and was the best candidate sofar to restore.
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    Next stop was the firewall. 404s have a multi-layered plenum chamber, and a drains on each side. However, the diligent workers at the Heidelberg factory decided that the application of sealant around this crucial section did not require that much attention - and they managed to seal both drains shut. As a result, the whole centre section around the inlet for the heater unit was completely rusted out, as was the firewall at the front of the plenum top panel.
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    The other part that proved challenging was a pair of usable sill panels. The ute is different to both a sedan and a wagon, but could be stitched together from parts of the others. Eventually I found a new RH sill, and another Aussiefrogger was generous enough to sell me a decent LH one. As it turned out, both required a little bit of repair to get them perfect, but beggers can't be choosers!
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    So finally, it is all coming together. The body is now more or less ready for final paining.
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    Final photo - getting some sun!
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    Scotty

    Melbourne - Dandenong Ranges

    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    Colour!

    There's more photos of the build to come, but I just had to share these pictures of the ute in paint.

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    Scotty

    Melbourne - Dandenong Ranges

    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    Didn't know you had the 508 Scott. How do you like it?
    John W

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    - now on the road

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    Previous: 2005 407 HDI manual sedan, 1980 504 GL, 1990 405 Mi16, 1977 504 GL Special, 1984 505 SRD Turbo



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    Great work and thanks for keeping us updated with all the photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn View Post
    Didn't know you had the 508 Scott. How do you like it?
    We actually borrowed it from my mother-in-law for this trip. It is lovely though - it now has 60,000 trouble-free km on the clock, and it is a surprisingly good tow car: 1900kg capacity, and with this particularly un-aerodynamic load on board, it averaged 12.9L/100km for the drive from Adelaide to Brisbane, sitting on the speed limit (110 or 100km/h). It's a 2011 Allure, 2.0 HDi.
    Scotty

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    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    Adelaide to Brisbane! Hope you had that gorgeous green paint protected for the trip!

    Cheers

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    Another lovely colour choice

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    Had a peek at Scott's ute yesterday. WOW, the colour is superb, it really suites the ute shape. Depending on which angle you look at it, the light changes the colour ever so slightly. It will look great with all the stainless polished.
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    What's is it going to be powered by ?

    A diesel perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    What's is it going to be powered by ?

    A diesel perhaps?
    If you look closely at the trailer drawbar in the third photo, there might be a clue
    Scotty

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    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    I'm not that familiar with Diesel/ Douvrin engines when out of the car.

    Especially with that amount of back light and over exposure. And at that distance of the "shot".
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    I'm not that familiar with Diesel/ Douvrin engines when out of the car.

    Especially with that amount of back light and over exposure. And at that distance of the "shot".
    All fair points. The joys of mobile phone photography!

    The engine on the drawbar is a PRV V6. Time to get the shoehorn out!
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    Is that 406 coupe green? Its gorgeous Scotty. My desire to obtain a 404 ute is now at maximum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James504 View Post
    Is that 406 coupe green? Its gorgeous Scotty. My desire to obtain a 404 ute is now at maximum.
    James, it's a nothing-in-particular green. I shortlisted a section of the colour catalogue and my wife made the final selection. It's not specific to any car. It's dark green, but in some light it turns teal. The fine metallic flake through it is gold.

    My intent was to find a metallic version of the original green colour that was available in the 404 range in Australia. I had such a 404 sedan for a time, and thought it suited the car perfectly. I wanted something different to the Alpine White that seems to dominate 404s in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    All fair points. The joys of mobile phone photography!

    The engine on the drawbar is a PRV V6. Time to get the shoehorn out!
    Here's a couple of mates for it ! They might have bigger engine bays...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    James, it's a nothing-in-particular green. I shortlisted a section of the colour catalogue and my wife made the final selection. It's not specific to any car. It's dark green, but in some light it turns teal. The fine metallic flake through it is gold.
    At first glance, I thought it WAS that original green!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FedGrapes View Post
    At first glance, I thought it WAS that original green!
    Found this in my archives. The last known photo of my old green 404. Incidentally, the brown 504 is now my blue 504
    1970 Peugeot 404 Ute (warning - heavy on photos!)-p1010003.jpg
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    Your ute looks fantastic dark green is one of the best colours for 404,s 1970 Peugeot 404 Ute (warning - heavy on photos!)-img_0627.jpg
    Are you going to chrome your headlight surrounds or paint them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty 404 View Post
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    Are you going to chrome your headlight surrounds or paint them.
    Thanks Marty!

    I know the puritans will get upset, but I prefer the look of the chrome rings. 404s (albeit not commercials) were available from factory in both styles.

    And I'll be mixing and matching other parts of the trim too - I need to find the stainless strips for the front doors and guards, and I prefer the sedan bumper bar, but the commercial grille. Again, I'll get no points for originality.
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    I think that seeing as you've gone to the trouble of rescuing this 404 and spending the money, you have the right to decide what colour it is and whether it has chromed or painted headlight surrounds.

    Keep the photos coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chisholm View Post
    I think that seeing as you've gone to the trouble of rescuing this 404 and spending the money, you have the right to decide what colour it is and whether it has chromed or painted headlight surrounds.

    Keep the photos coming!
    Thanks Peter, I had come to the same conclusion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    Thanks Marty!

    I know the puritans will get upset, but I prefer the look of the chrome rings. 404s (albeit not commercials) were available from factory in both styles.

    And I'll be mixing and matching other parts of the trim too - I need to find the stainless strips for the front doors and guards, and I prefer the sedan bumper bar, but the commercial grille. Again, I'll get no points for originality.
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