After the Peugeot 205 and 306 it is the turn 504 coupe and 406 coupe to enjoy a restoration. As usual, a jury selected the cars. We were able to attend the workshops and see the progress of the work. The key handover to the respective owners is scheduled for 18 March 2019.
Peugeot 504 coupe from 1971
Our visit begins with a red coupe from the early 70s, a first phase powered by a four cylinders 2.0, Its original color is gray, but the owner bought it in 2017 in this red color, true to the specifications of the model and wants to keep it. After checking the possible corrosion points, the place of cosmetics can begin. A lot of work, as no less than 12 layers of paint were discovered. The various chrome compounds have regained their luster and the windshield had to be replaced.
The interior also benefited facelift, The rear seat and the rear seats have got new upholstery and a nice padding. The old one was marked by big holes. The carpet has been preserved.
The mechanical part did not require much work. For safety reasons, the rear brake calipers and the master cylinder are new. Just like engine seals, to make the whole thing more reliable. The restoration is nearing its end, because "it's enough" to dress the car (seats, bumpers, optics …), but the working hours have already been reached 80 hours, which corresponds to about 7,000 euros bill.
Peugeot 504 coupe from 1978
The second copy is younger, it is a phase two and has the V6 PRV, Despite her apparently good condition when entering the workshop, she hid her game well, in fact, the body was a bit bumpy in many places. The case had suffered altogether 15 layers of paintings! As a result, the edges of the flanks disappeared and much work was needed to find the original shapes. Before painting, three primers are required. In addition, polyurethane foam and synthetic resin were in the left front fender. For perfect aesthetics, the four wheels were overtaken.
In the cockpit the upholstery and the carpet had to be renewed and the flap of the glove box had to be checked. Finally, the mechanical aspect is in good condition, since only the brake hoses, the four dampers and the rear silencer had to be replaced. Overall, this recovery should be required about 200 hours of work,
Peugeot 406 Coupe from 1997
This is the only 406 coupe this year. Newer (1997) than the 504, the too the same owner for almost 23 years Thanks to a current maintenance book, the renovation was announced without much difficulty. Unfortunately, his painting was obviously not fresh, especially since this model was parked on wet clay. As a result, the corrosion was initiated by breaking down the brakes, the exhaust, the catalyst, the landing gear or the cradle. These last elements had to be fully processed.
In addition to smoothing some bumps, especially on the rear right wing, it was necessary to remove the bodywork before repainting. The two shields, which are very fragile on this model, are new, but they still lack side bars, which are hard to find.
The interior benefits from a new upholstery, but there are still some elements that need to be replaced, such as steering wheel and gear knob. As for the engine, a 2.0 petrol engine, the mechanics removed it from the car and could do a complete overhaul: distribution, water pump, spark plugs, gaskets and even clutch. This 406 could rest on its wheels, but it lacks an element that teams have not yet found: Bottles with slices Rear brake.
Despite a car that seems to be in good condition on paper, it is necessary to count more 150 hours from work and about 7,000 € to spare parts!
Peugeot 504 coupe from 1970
An almost nude case, 200 hours of work and many more repairs to be done on this 504. It is the one who hides the most unpleasant surprises. Due to bad work, water has accumulated in places, which has led to considerable damage. The teams had to cut and replace parts, especially at the front fenders, They are even redone by hand,
Fortunately, the 2.0 petrol engine was in good condition, but the interior had to be renewed on the bench and the front seats.
New spare parts
For this year 2019, the Peugeot Citroën Adventure DS wants to develop the reprocessing of spare parts. Today, the committed buildings are dedicated 14,000 references, Restarting a piece is always a matter of demand. Youngtimers are in vogue, some elements of 205 are again available, such as the grille logo, the plastic strip of the trunk, the badges of the quarterback or the surrounds of the wings and the body versions GTi. Series 6 (106, 306, 406 …) is currently under investigation. The order of priority is always the same, first the body elements and then the security elements. You can find the available pieces on the website www.pieces-de-rechange-classic.com.