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  2. I have not thought of that and is a good suggestion. I think it would be wise for me to go the other way though. If anyone in Arizona Nevada, California etc wants it, let me know. Not sure what the border restrictions would be. Kiwis are certainly a nation of DIYers but I was a transplant for 5 years. I wasn't fully assimilated into DIY especially mechanically . Willing to try but should probably start with something less challenging.
  3. I'm sad to see this, but your car's soft parts, interior, rubber and plastic parts are in very good condition. Have you looked in buying a 405 from a dry place, like nevada or california, they have no rust but all the soft parts are destroyed by the sun, between yours and a clean shell you'll have a very good car, and spare parts. If you've lived in New Zealand you surely can do DIY mechanics.
  4. ok, a brick doesn't have to hit me in the head. Been to 5 locations to see if they could restore the frame. 3 said no and 2 said, how much do you love the car. It is less about what you can see and more about what you can't see. Hugh risk that once you start chipping away at the frame it may just keep going and the dollars keep piling up. So as much as it pains me to do this, I am calling a halt to attempts to restore the car. It needs someone able to do the work on their own (or spare cash lying around to pay someone $80/hr) . I don't have the tools, facility or experience to tackle this kind of job (and no spare cash lying around). So if anyone wants it to refurbish or to strip for parts, letting it go for best offer. I guess I'll have to wait for Peugeot to re-enter the North American market to get back into Peugeots (or move back to New Zealand). Cheers
  5. Do you remove the strut and the control arm to do the ball joint? Same as a 505? I noticed a ball joint kit available, which includes a boot among some other parts, but looking unique from a traditional ball joint. I’d appreciate some photos of the job.
  6. Hey Rabin, it's a Ba7/4 (manual 4 speed). No A/C, I can't find a compressor for the A/C anywhere, so I am assuming it had no A/C to begin with. Can't wait to drive the damn thing. Just ordered a balljoint from Brian Holm hopefully it gets here soon enough.
  7. Great pics Santi! Is it an auto or 4sp? AC? The XD2 moves these quite nicely, and they get great fuel economy. I had one that had a throttle lock for cruise control and it would barely slow down on steep hills. Could also climb steep inclines in 1st at idle. Rabin
  8. Hello guys, It has been quite a long time since I've been on this site. My name is Santiago... finally in my 20s, think my last post I must have been 18 years old. Either way cut to the chase! I recently moved to Calgary, AB from Ontario and naturally I set an alert on my classifieds app (Kijiji) for any Peugeots that came up for sale. On the second month of living here this Peugeot 504 came up for sale. It had no pictures and it said it was abandoned, I asked the seller what was the asking price and he said to make him an offer. I went to the Peugeot, and found a 504 up on wooden blocks sitting in the backyard of a fancy neighbourhood - seller informed me that there was no keys and he had no information on the condition. Now, I have been a diesel mechanic (on and off) for 2 years now so this was perfect as the car had an XD2 under the hood. I primed it lightly with some ether, threw some fresh oil through the filler cap, threw in the whole bottle of old fuel conditioner it had, and boosted it with my daily. I pulled the wires out of the ignition switch and crossed them until the starter engaged, with a used battery under the hood being boosted. The starter engaged and the car cranked... and cranked.. I gave it a bit more ether and BAM the clatteryclat of the old Indenor welcomed my ears. I had the car running long enough to fill the system with some coolant, and appreciate the old-school no-emissions-equipment smell of diesel fumes. Turned it off, and told the seller I would be back to make sure it drives and then I would sign the bill of sale and exchange a low sum of Canadian dollars. A week later, I came back with a friend of mine (An International trucks master technician) and we got the car running off of the blocks, and I did a lap of the neighbourhood. When I came back I smelled diesel, so I checked under the car and there was a huge trail all the way around the neighbourhood.. we quickly got the car onto the dirt alleyway and assessed the situation - a rotten off vent hose for the filler neck to the tank was letting diesel out as I drove! Buddy parted ways shortly after, on the way to a local event, and I called a tow truck and paid the seller for this relic of a project. Let's just say, everyone who had witnessed this car driving, formerly adorning the backyard of this house, was astounded and quite shocked! The tow truck delivered the car to my garage's side driveway and I went off to work. Since then, I have been doing a few little things to the car. Namely, I assessed that it needs a driver's side balljoint very badly (I could feel something loose in the front end while on the short drive), and I removed the entire driver's side hub assembly for inspection, and reconditioning. I've ordered new brake pads, new belts, a new oil filter, ALL new fluids, got tires to replace the original 1980 units, and repurposed a piece of wood as a battery tray. Currently, I am on the hunt for a balljoint and the appropriate battery. Here are some pictures of the vehicle. More to come! If you're in Calgary, give me a shout.. I am hoping to use this car for the Great Beater Challenge at the end of this August, and to use it to go to Edmonton to check out some Peugeot 505s for sale!
  9. I bought the car new back in '91. I liked its performance and the fact that it was not a car you would see very often. I lived in New Zealand in the late 2000s early 2010s for 5 years and came very close to buying an Mi16 there. I was prepared to put some $$$s into it to bring it back to its useful glory knowing that it would not be an investment. Although I was hoping the frame would be in relatively good shape since it was under cover all those years. I guess the humidity and fluctuating temperatures would not be deterred by cover. I am thinking of taking it to a body shop for an estimate and decide from there.
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  12. I feel it’s somewhat special. Black is black, and so is rust reformer. Shame it’s not in the US. I’d be interested, however wouldn’t expect any return on investment. something like this could possibly go for a while, and is entirely up to your interest and how much you value it. Love the interior and manual shift.
  13. Hmm yeah. Not worth trying to save I think - they're not worth anything and the cost of rust repair alone would be immense. Plus the rear beam is probably shot, so it's a job for Sisyphus. Curious though, what's the VIN?
  14. Well this could be a short project. Finally got it up on to a hoist and frame looks pretty bad. Open to any suggestions
  15. Seller says he traveled a lot so car sat. EBay listing does refer buyer to pick up at Kansas zip.
  16. It was in Washington when initially posted? Seems to be listed in Kansas now, quite a move *there is a turbo cylinder head on my local Craig’s list. I think it’s near Boston
  17. Ad was pulled and is now on Ebay. Seller has no history. I have requested pics and video of engine running. Let's see what happens. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Peugeot-505/223615463182?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df473ee525a354275940f6bcbc937e4b9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D223615463182%26itm%3D223615463182%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A878d7a1d-ba40-11e9-8a38-74dbd1807dd7|parentrq%3A73e0904816c0a8604eb877eeffd70da3|iid%3A1
  18. Reached out but no reply. Spidey sense is peaked.
  19. The Carfaxes match up, and I suppose it's not unheard of for a car to sit that long. I'd certainly ask for more photos before proceeding, though.
  20. This ad is posted on cars.com. Is this a scam or legit? https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/781843536/overview/?aff=stempest&CMP=stempest
  21. 4592556, Cabriolet Injection, 19 mars 1964, Blanc Saratoga 1031, Cuir Noir 2000, AIX-LES-BAINS FRANCE 4670554, Coupé Carburateur 1968, Rouge, Velours Gris, sans CG, TONNERRE FRANCE 4598571, Cabriolet Injection 1966, Rouge China 1135, Cuir Beige, Sold by Automobiles Gaité, BRAINE-L'ALLEUD BELGIUM 4596202, Carrosserie 7889, Cabriolet Injection 1965, Blanc Saratoga 1031 Cuir Noir 2000, RHENEN NETHERLANDS 4596122, aucun plaque Carrosserie Peugeot, Cabriolet Injection 1965, Noir 1000, Cuir Rouge, For sale August 2019 at J. BARQUINHA, PORTO PORTUGAL 4599879, Cabriolet Injection 1967, Scrapped, FRANCE Total: 2342 !
  22. It’s a very difficult color, from my experience. Can’t wait to see it cleaned up. Interior is beautiful. The color combo of the red and black is phenomenal. I’m looking for a rabbit pickup, White with red.
  23. I've had a black 405 with fresh paint they do look great in black but they must be clean.
  24. I’m a total sucker for a red interior. Black paint never looks good, in my opinion. Nice car!
  25. For Sale - Make Offd 1985 Peugeot turbo Excellent condition after power wash of storage dust - 27k original miles. Condition is Used. Peugeot sale is buyer's responsibility to pick up car fro'm a 66215 zipcode Public Storage unit. It has been in storage for 20 years and has accumulated dust during that time, The automobile has no dents, scratches, cracks, nicks, rust, or fading. Leather seats with no wear or tear. Never ate or smoked in the cabin. Excellent Carfax report at last service before storage at 24k miles. No known mechanical problems. I first saw a picture of the Turbo while living in WA. I searched for the same and found it (Winchester Gray) available in Portland and flew out to purchased it and happily drove it home. Today I didn"t know what to expect after 20 years of storage ...but the fiirst pic of her standing on her Pirelli tires amongst other estate items made me think that there may be a few wonderful smiles left to share with this wonderful riding automobile.
  26. It is obvious it's been sitting around from all the scraps from stuff being drag around it but looks to be solid, interior will clean up nicely. First thing i'll do is to remove that resistor box from the MAF the (plug extension) those always cause trouble, then install a battery in it and try starting it. From the look it still has the factory spark plug wires so it can't have too much mileage on it. The surface rust on all the brackets is not too scary try getting it running to see if is healthy and from the cleaning and maintenance.
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