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23-07-2020, 22:29   #616
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Who knows.

I would tend to take care of the mechanics first, and then move on to the body, and this body is worth taking the time.

And as suggested I will start a new thread, so as not to put this one on hold,
I was kinda joking about clear coating over the actual muck before you washed it but maybe we’re onto something !
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23-07-2020, 23:59   #617
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I was kinda joking about clear coating over the actual muck before you washed it but maybe we’re onto something !
I am not gone on a complete rat look. Like i said engine and mechanics first, maybe drive it for a spell , then body ,...
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26-07-2020, 13:22   #618
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Variant resto thread

Please post any further queries on the Variant on the thread set up for it, here

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2058098814

So as not to hijack this one for the resto of it, and let the good intentions of this thread here

roll on
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Lift the gear levers and align the two selectors rods, you will see the two squares and align them,then replace the gear levers with a bit of sealant. The gear levers wear as do the selectors and one slips out of the other so be gentle when changing gear..............................................................



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This worked perfectly - really appreciate the advice - I'd never have chanced lifting off the gear lever panel to have a look without your comment (on account of my complete lack of mechanical knowledge!) - This is where the internet is great - you learn stuff from people!!! Gears now all back in action and I'm feeling rather chuffed with myself!!
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This worked perfectly - really appreciate the advice - I'd never have chanced lifting off the gear lever panel to have a look without your comment (on account of my complete lack of mechanical knowledge!) - This is where the internet is great - you learn stuff from people!!! Gears now all back in action and I'm feeling rather chuffed with myself!!

Delighted to be of service and really chuffed to be able to repay you for the joy you have given me following the "most excellent" thread...................................
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12-08-2020, 23:48   #621
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Hey folks. The Daihatsu Hijet, the VW Variant and the Ford 3000 tractor have all now found new homes. One thing this has meant is room to move in that shed which a few months ago was absolutely crammed. The removal of the VW in particular has meant more access to the car that started this thread running, the Peugeot 504. So I thought it was about time to pull back the covers on it and post some better shots now that it's accessible. I'm amazed at how the paint work has lasted through the years. Check out the shots. And the other thing I'm amazed by is the comfort of the seats. I sat in the drivers seat for the first time ever and sunk into it - it's like sitting in a comfy armchair!! - probably terrible for your back, but such a different feeling from sitting into one of todays cars. Anyway - here's some photos of what must be one of the oldest new cars around!!!





















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That is absolutely stunning, good lord it's just beautiful. Your charity will get a big donation if you sell that I think.
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That is just feckin beautiful.
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That is absolutely stunning, good lord it's just beautiful. Your charity will get a big donation if you sell that I think.

I honestly don't think we'll be parting with this car - it's so unique
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Looks like it just came out of a showroom, and I suppose it did, fantastic condition, that must be some shed your Dad had to keep it so dry and moisture free. You'll have to offer some details on the shed, I've stored cars that went moldy in months.
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I honestly don't think we'll be parting with this car - it's so unique
I couldn't argue with that. Keep it, enjoy it, love it. Use it. big Peugeot fan here.
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I honestly don't think we'll be parting with this car - it's so unique
I agree. The colour combination on that car is really good too.
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Ooooh thats definitely a keeper for sure. Its a beauty.

When my guy was towing the variant onto the truck, he should have put a
chain from the variant to the peugeot at the same time

You have to keep that one.Nice car.
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Looks like it just came out of a showroom, and I suppose it did, fantastic condition, that must be some shed your Dad had to keep it so dry and moisture free. You'll have to offer some details on the shed, I've stored cars that went moldy in months.

Well, that's something that amazes me - that shed is literally a shed - moisture blows through it on damp days - we get a lot of fog here and the sea is only down the road - the walls etc are damp and the roof has spring plenty of leaks in its time. Yet, under it's covers (a sort of nylon sheet thing and some plastic) the car has remained pretty much pristine for its 40+ years while other things in that same shed have rusted. The passenger side of the car is pushed tightly up against one of the shed walls, so I'm hoping that when we move it it won't be rusted/corroded on that side .... but fingers crossed!
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Well, that's something that amazes me - that shed is literally a shed - moisture blows through it on damp days - we get a lot of fog here and the sea is only down the road - the walls etc are damp and the roof has spring plenty of leaks in its time. Yet, under it's covers (a sort of nylon sheet thing and some plastic) the car has remained pretty much pristine for its 40+ years while other things in that same shed have rusted. The passenger side of the car is pushed tightly up against one of the shed walls, so I'm hoping that when we move it it won't be rusted/corroded on that side .... but fingers crossed!
I think we all have our fingers crossed for you as well.
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