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    Default And now for something completely different...

    Not my build thread

    http://retrorides.proboards.com/inde...d=36591&page=1

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    what is it about these cars that turn grown men into babies wanting a 2nd or 3rd identical rattle? now, wheres my wallet....

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    John W

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    2009 Peugeot 407 HDI wagon - family car

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



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    Quote Originally Posted by 404ism View Post
    Bloody awful!

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    Lol its certainly differant!!

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    Brilliant Good to see an old pug still in use - better this than the crusher which would have been fate otherwsie!

    I confess to a perverse enjoyment of the "rat ride" concept
    I tried to drown my sorrows in alcohol, but the bastards learnt how to swim

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    After seeing those flairs, I'm reporting him to IKEA for crimes agains light shades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGRR View Post
    If John does weld these arms (seeing he does not know the material in the arms to be welded, and probably will not do any efficiency testing on the completed arms) could you please have him put a big red sign on the front and rear of his car so that I will know not to drive close to him on the road?

    I hope he has not considered it!
    Are these safe !!!



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    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doush_504 View Post
    Are these safe !!!



    I've comfortable with the caster bars, because they don't take too much load.

    I would be real worried about the bottom arms 'tho.
    In doing the mods you have lost both section and heat treatment. Mr Peugeot considered this was very important because a Brinell harness test was performed of every LCA (the dent).

    The dynamic forces in the middle of the control arm in bounce and rebound are enormous. The threaded rod looks like M16, this is smaller in section than the original, but my concern is at the bush end, where the fitting has been drilled and tapped. The bump stop acts as lever to apply bending moment to this section. I can't help thinking Mr Peugeot knew what he was doing when he designed the LCA an "I" section.

    You are about to be test pilot. Best of luck.

    With that much adjustment your will be able turn the front suspension from a plough to a billy cart.

    BTW you really should have taken the silentbloc bushes out before the welding - if they wern't stuffed before they certainly are now due to the heat transferred into the arm during welding.
    Last edited by robmac; 25th March 2011 at 09:01 PM.

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    Default No worries!

    Look at those welds with their consistent flow of bonded metal - just like a Ducati frame - but a little bit different.
    I wouldn't be the pilot or the passenger. An observer at 20 paces could be fun!

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    These are NOT MINE
    I got them from the thread that 404ism posted ...
    which is this: http://retrorides.proboards.com/inde...d=36591&page=1

    I wouldn't play welding games on LCAs in a million years.
    Last edited by Doush_504; 25th March 2011 at 11:40 PM.
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    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

    All since new


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    Hey Chadi, thanks for posting that! Cool to see it done, even if I'd never do it myself.

    I also thought they were your parts!
    John W

    1979 Peugeot 504 GTI 2.2 litre 5 speed - 72 kW at the wheels

    1974 Peugeot 504 TI
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    2009 Peugeot 407 HDI wagon - family car

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



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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn View Post
    Hey Chadi, thanks for posting that! Cool to see it done, even if I'd never do it myself.

    I also thought they were your parts!
    You're welcome John.
    I think I am done with the suspension for the moment, that sway bar is driving me crazy
    Chadi

    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

    All since new


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doush_504 View Post
    These are NOT MINE
    I got them from the thread that 404ism posted ...
    which is this: http://retrorides.proboards.com/inde...d=36591&page=1

    I wouldn't play welding games on LCAs in a million years.
    Whoops ! My sincerest apologies

    The dude that did that work is a moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Whoops ! My sincerest apologies

    The dude that did that work is a moron.
    No need to apologize Rob
    I honestly don't like what he has done with the car but if you read the replies on the topic you'll find that people are giving him huuuge compliments
    Chadi

    1982 504 SR white manual sedan with A/C (257 000 Km)
    2012 308 1.6 VTi Vapor Grey manual H/B (35000 Km)
    1994 405 1.6 white manual sedan (208 000 Km)
    1992 605 SV24 (91 000 Km)
    2005 406 2.0L automatic (Replaced with a 2013 C5)
    1983 505 GR white manual sedan with A/C (170000 Km)

    All since new


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