I am working on a 1966 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet.
I can find no brake parts whatsoever.
That convertible takes all different brake parts than the sedan (only the sedan was imported into the U.S.).
I am hoping someone could find a website in France or Holland, or maybe even England where there are a few of those cars, and I could order some parts.
Or put me in contact with a Peugeot dealer that would send those parts to the U.S.
Thanks for any help.
Aaron Griffey cell: 510-416-1219
What do you need ? May be the parts are on one of my shelves or I can get them easily
Do you know the "club 404" there are some members in USA http://leclub40.o2switch.net/joomla2/
You can also try these vendors
As a quick side comment, this thread sums up one of the things that I like so much about this forum. There always seems to be someone who knows something useful about almost anything...
Aaron posted an OT request for information on parts for a Peugeot 404 and two hours and 39 minutes later, Philippe told him what he needed to know and offered to help him. Amazing....
Hi Aaron, you can visit this website, maybe help you,
Luck with your Peugeot.
My phone number is wrong
Thanks guys, I need:
all 4 front wheel cylinders
both rear brake cylinders
front brake shoes
rear brake shoes
Brake booster overhaul kit
Timing belt and seal kit for fuel injection pump.
Looks like the master cylinder is same as 404 sedan.
Car has not run in 22 years.
How about some pictures? Even in the workshop can do!
There was a detective show in the 60-70s where the cigar smoking detective drove a Peug convertible.
Cant remember the name of the show or if it was a 403 or 404 convertible.
Manuel in Oz
Aaron, a lot of your parts can be repaired by a brake specialist, shoes bonded and wheel cly's re-sleeved.
Beautiful car but somewhat ramshackle as Detective
Peugeot 403 convertible deluxe 1959
This is a 404 cabriolet. And for the record, I'm staying :-)
I can, and probably will, have the cylinders sleeved but that will cost a bunch to do all seven cylinders.
I can easily get the shoes relined for $200.
A new remote power unit will cost $200. It needs new brake steel brake tubing and hoses.
I am trying to not spend $2000 for a brake job on a car that still won't run when I'm finished.
404 203 403
I have had several, 404, 504, 505STi & 604. The 505Sti had the best ride of any car I'd ever owned
When I was living in Holland and wanted to buy the 1936 Austin (our first "old car"), Anja said we had to downsize the Audi 100 GL if we were going to add a car. I sold the Audi and bought a Peugeot 204. Great little car. Traded it a couple of years later for a CitroŽn GS because my parents were coming to visit and the four of us were going to do a wine tour of France. I needed something a bit larger and more comfortable for that. Really liked the Peugeot, though....
That's him (& the car)
Thanks Frank and Eduardo!!
Manuel in Oz
So I had the cylinders sleeved.
The shippers lost one front wheel cylinder, the box broke open.
Now some four months later I am still trying to find a front cylinder. The rears are easy to get, some fronts too but not for a '66.
It looks like I'll have TO GET ONE MADE. $$$$$
the story of the moral is: If you can't find a good parts source and the car isn't yours, pass on the job.
I'm French, so I can find the parts for your 404 cabriolet.
I propose to me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the list of parts you need, and I will have to look for you parts Peugeot dealers.
This is me in 1974, in the 404 from my uncle.