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    Default 203 Ute restoration

    First off I know this is a ďbigĒ project but Iím up for it. The rust in the old girl is not to bad a bit at front of chassis near jacking points, floor and a bit near cab and tray. The first task is strip it down to bare body, so I pulled the motor out. The motor is genuine 203 it is seized solid and ill replace it with 403 when I get to that stage. If youíve got a 403 motor sitting under your bench let us know but Iím in no hurry thatís a long way off.
    Good to get a start.
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    NOW: 1960 403 Sedan 1953 203 Ute
    Previous Peugeot 1 203 6+ 403 7+ 404. 4 504 4 505. 1 205
    Renault. 3. 12ís. 2. 16ís 1. 25wagon. 1. Floride
    Citroen 1gs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tok403 View Post
    First off I know this is a “big” project but I’m up for it. The rust in the old girl is not to bad a bit at front of chassis near jacking points, floor and a bit near cab and tray. The first task is strip it down to bare body, so I pulled the motor out. The motor is genuine 203 it is seized solid and ill replace it with 403 when I get to that stage. If you’ve got a 403 motor sitting under your bench let us know but I’m in no hurry that’s a long way off.
    Good to get a start.
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    i have a 403 engine under my bench you are welcome to it but maybe getting it to you might be a problem. Where is Sapphire Beach?
    graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangel 1 View Post
    i have a 403 engine under my bench you are welcome to it but maybe getting it to you might be a problem. Where is Sapphire Beach?
    graham
    Near Coffs Harbour?

    i am in Gladstone but I go to Brisbane all the time. I could take it down to Coffs Harbour for you in the New Year. Good excuse to see that part of the country.
    Graham

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    That be great thanks Graham Iíll pm you.
    NOW: 1960 403 Sedan 1953 203 Ute
    Previous Peugeot 1 203 6+ 403 7+ 404. 4 504 4 505. 1 205
    Renault. 3. 12ís. 2. 16ís 1. 25wagon. 1. Floride
    Citroen 1gs

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    Another productive afternoon, removed diff and gearbox, just got front end and all the little ancillary bits and she’ll be bare body ready for rust work.look at 60 odd year of chunk around end of gearbox.
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    NOW: 1960 403 Sedan 1953 203 Ute
    Previous Peugeot 1 203 6+ 403 7+ 404. 4 504 4 505. 1 205
    Renault. 3. 12ís. 2. 16ís 1. 25wagon. 1. Floride
    Citroen 1gs

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    at least the owner had been greasing the joint!! if only a little too much ,
    utes are surprisingly light when stripped of the heavy bits ,
    have lots a fun

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    Russian winter treads on the back? Take good note of the condition of the uni joint. Nothing worse than to put everything back and have it go. Different types between early and late models. You can get new pillow blocks for the head of the torque tube and back gearbox mount. Have a look on the net, lots of French ute restorations under way.

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    Hi I’ve created a webpage for my ute https://peugeot203ute.simdif.com/index.html like the ute its a work in progress. I’d like to know what you think, does it load ok your side etc.
    NOW: 1960 403 Sedan 1953 203 Ute
    Previous Peugeot 1 203 6+ 403 7+ 404. 4 504 4 505. 1 205
    Renault. 3. 12ís. 2. 16ís 1. 25wagon. 1. Floride
    Citroen 1gs

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    Mate that is brilliant. Looking forward to the ongoing story. Love the dead rats you are using as props to the story.
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    Great story and web page
    Looking forward to details on how the Holden floors pan out..pardon the pun
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