The 504 restoration

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504GLD
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The 504 restoration

Post by 504GLD »

Just some photos to share of my 1978 Peugeot 504 GL, which I've slowly been working on.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=3 ... =628361561

The car started life as an 1.8 carby auto, but when I bought it it had already received a 2.3 XD2 diesel and manual gearbox, cobbled together from a variety of bits. I've taken that a little further by making some mods to the cooling and adding a turbo.

Next stage is to get the engine back together and running. Bolt all the tin work back on, electrics etc and get a new MOT. I plan to take it up to Glasgow, were a friend has restoration business for mainly Simca/Talbot vehicles, to have a factory finish paint job.

504GLD
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Post by 504GLD »

To be honest not a lot. I just havent had the time to really do much at a time being 60 miles away from it. Its the learning as you go, research and decision making which takes the time rather than the actual work. 504 is very simple, and the construction modular so its quite easy to work on. I've taken the time to strip back paint, apply anti corrosion, zinc primer and then layers of paint.. all this takes time to dry between layers.

I'm lucky that the only welding has been behind one head light, and I replaced one inner mud guard with a new one rather than patch it. I will have to attend to a hole in one door bottom and part of one rear wheel arch where it meets the seal. The floor is 100% solid and weld free :-))

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CitroJim
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Post by CitroJim »

It's great to see a 504 under restoration :D They were very attractive cars and I was reminded of just how when I saw a pair at FCS '05. Was one of them yours? The memory is a bit dim now but I fancy one was gold like yours and the other pale blue.

Keep us posted on progress :wink: