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    I have made some progress in the last few weeks .The left side inner guard has been replaced with a new original part and new sole plate welded in then the whole lot sent off to the sand blasters for blasting and priming this was a very satisfying day.Although it did reveal the drivers side door is damaged beyond repair it looks like at some stage it was forced to far open and has cracked and bent the frame. Does anyone have a good spare door .
    I have started on repairing and getting all the panels in final primer ready for gloss before the car is primed .
    Lots to do the tail gate is still very sad I have had a panel pressed to line the inside which will stiffen it up and give it flat surface to sit on when its down.The last photo shows a warning sticker on the panel next to the radiator does any one know if these stickers are available .
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    Quote Originally Posted by marty 404 View Post
    The last photo shows a warning sticker on the panel next to the radiator does any one know if these stickers are available .
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    Marty,
    If you have trouble sourcing the sticker I'd be happy to make a reproduction - I'd need a clear image and measurements.

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    Thanks unfortunately I did not measure it before removal by thousands of grains of sand I can enlarge the photo and scale it from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marty 404 View Post
    Thanks unfortunately I did not measure it before removal by thousands of grains of sand I can enlarge the photo and scale it from there.
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    Marty, email what you have with your estimations of sticker size etc. greenblood(at)aussiefrogs(dot)com

    If anyone watching this thread has better copy that could be useful too

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    Marty,
    from time to time, they appear on eBay France. From memory, I think Serie04 have them as well.
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    Hi Dano have you got one I did,t see it on your list of new parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dano View Post
    Marty,
    from time to time, they appear on eBay France. From memory, I think Serie04 have them as well.
    Dano
    If you post an image and detail the overall size.

    Greenblood can reproduce them for you and and anyone else restoring a 404.

    His prices are excellent and the profit stays in Australia.

    It seems to me this is the best option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    If you post an image and detail the overall size.

    Greenblood can reproduce them for you and and anyone else restoring a 404.

    His prices are excellent and the profit stays in Australia.

    It seems to me this is the best option.
    Hi Rob,
    If the sticker is not available or difficult to obtain I am happy to do this work gratis - it's more to do with preserving the history and cataloging these stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Hi Rob,
    If the sticker is not available or difficult to obtain I am happy to do this work gratis - it's more to do with preserving the history and cataloging these stickers.

    Cheers
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    I totally agree Robmac I will get the details to Green blood the spirit is strong.
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    Marty,

    I do and I can drop it off to Chris.

    Chris, if you read this and you don't mind, would you please PM me your address.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks another part of the puzzle falls into place thanks to an AF team effort.
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    Very generous offer to do this , sez a lot for the spirit of AF

    One thing that has struck me looking at a few cars, including my latest "barn find" 4CV is that the stickers are often the first to go/die/get damaged a) in life and b) in the enthusiasm of the strip down /respray etc.

    Then when one wants to reproduce it is hard to find the right one and requests such as Marty's do come up from time to time

    Would it be worth starting to collect ( ? on AF ) a database of such stickers, photographed in a standardised way with measurements, to allow later reproduction ( also to help those trying to be authentic to a particular year )

    I shall be photographing the 4CV collection before putting him back into service ( am NOT stripping/repainting, but they will suffer the inevitable wear and tear in use). I am now regretting not doing this with previous cars and wonder whether others might feel the same

    Would a central repository be useful? One of the few things I like about digital photography is the ability to do stuff like this ( and for clever folk to make it speak to a computer )

    It would be a fairly standard, generic database task

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    Another day in the shed sanding and painting panels, the process is
    Get sandblasted and epoxy primed by sandblaster
    Sand primer with 180 grit
    Fill any obvious dents with Jota Fair epoxy filler and sand filler with 80 grit
    Apply 3 passes of 2 pac high build filler primer
    Sand with 180 grit fill again if required
    High build prime and sand with 320 grit
    Ready for gloss
    The sill panels and ute fill in panels that are in good condition will just get high build and sanded with 320 prior to gloss.
    I was able to find a very good drivers door near by to replace the original to far gone door.
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    Hi I little more sanding and painting over the Christmas break One step forward and one backwards ,Unfortunately the sand blaster wrecked my good recently found drivers door the skin is badly stretched and bent in. Luckily Dano has come to the rescue and given me a used door skin to replace the bent one, it just makes more work.
    I headed south to the town of Mary J and magic mushrooms and bought a ute load of Peugeot parts including a 5speed gearbox set up for a 404 and a 504 ti engine. I plan to use the 5 speed gearbox and set it up for column gear shifting if anyone wants the floor shifter let me know, the ti engine I plan to set it up on a test bench and get it running although I,am not sure it will be used in my ute as I like simplicity .
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    Good buys Marty.

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    Good buys indeed and great for you to have those workshop manuals.

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    Workshop manual for 404 injected engine would be rare beast in Oz

    If it doesn't fit into your plans ( KF 2 injection different to 504 ) I would be happy to buy or swap - my 404 has KF2 injection fitted

    PM me if any possibility

    Best Wishes

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    As has been mentioned by several posters "rustproofing" has to be an ongoing battle. Over Christmas break I decided that the 404 could do with a re-application of Lanotec (about the only 'car' thing I did over nearly two weeks) so got the kit out & squirted some more into it. Some time ago I realised there was a 'blind' section accessible only by removing blanking plugs under the front floor mats, what stopped me treating those areas before is that once removed I could see (but not get to) loads of rusty flakes within. This time I fashioned a makeshift extension to the vacuum cleaner using an offcut of garden hose & removed as much debris as I could before Lanotecing, photo shows contents of vac bin after.
    Decided also to treat the 505 - it was standing next to Louis the 404th after all - All went well until having prised off the bung under the offside front wheelarch when pulling out the nozzle it was all wet (water not Lanotec). Investigation showed the front two drain slots in the sill were blocked - prob'ly been that way since car was new in '89 :-/ had to knock them gently with a hammer & drift as a wire was going nowhere in the unblocking attempt. I'll need to leave it about a month without rain before redoing the Lanotecing on this one.
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    Looks like you found a dead mouse in there as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by marty 404 View Post
    Looks like you found a dead mouse in there as well
    Wondered what that squeaking noise was over bumps :-/


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