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PostSubject: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:05 am

Oh shit !

An our ago i put my nose out a little to far at an intersection (T) affraid , and my front was scraped by a Peugeot.
I feel like an idiot !
Luck was on my side, and nobody was hurt. The other car had the entire side scraped, and is properbly beyond (economical) repair - i am just happy that i am insured, and my Pontiac should be covered as well.

After all, the damage to the car is limited (pictures comming when i get myself together again Sad ) - and the fenders was not hit. The front bumper is properbly beyond repair, but i think the rest can be salvaged.

I desperatly need a fornt bumper and a hood emblem, since it was hit by the side mirror of the other car.
Any help will be very much appreciated - i realize that these parts are hard to come by - but this should be the place to ask, i think....

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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:33 am

Christian, sorry to hear about your accident. It could of been much worse. You might try Indianapontiacs.com for the parts. Jim
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:04 am

Thanks for the tip.

I have seen his name before on this forum - now it's time to straighten the insurance issues out before i can do a whole lot, but i might as well start the search.

As you said - it could be a lot worse !

I'm sure this is going to work out one way or another.

This might be the time to have a complete respray, which has been on my wishlist for years.
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:43 am

Sad to hear about your accident! Try to call TN- Cars, Thomas Nicklasson in Rörvik, Sweden, 0382-24031, specialized in Pontiacs between 64-66 but has many valuable contacts. A serious and reliable person to deal with.
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:37 pm

Cat SS 59 wrote:
Christian, sorry to hear about your accident. It could of been much worse. You might try Indianapontiacs.com for the parts. Jim

The link to indiana Pontiac no longer works. Is it still open?
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:51 am

Thanks Palle ! - If i could source one in Sweden it would sure be nice. Then i could just put on the trailer and get it myself Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:16 pm

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Thanks Palle ! - If i could source one in Sweden it would sure be nice. Then i could just put on the trailer and get it myself Smile


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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:10 pm

WOW - just what i need. I am waiting for the verdict if the old one can be straightened, and i would buy this one in a flash if i could only get it here.
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:38 pm

I found mine in Indianapontiac $ 170, the price of transportation via USPS cost 800 dollars in 2012. 22% of customs. And it must chromer anyway.
Today I would choose transport by ship.

  I need to check, I think I have a logo.
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:17 pm

I think that is not too bad - a friend og mine just had a bumper chromed, and it was about 2200 $ - so if my own bumber cant be straightened i thik that i can get the insurance to pay for this. Unfortunatly i can't buy until i know ehere i am standing with the insurance.

I have to deliver the car to my mechanic on monday, and have the damage evaluated - i think that i will know pretty soon if i need to buy a new bumper.

The emblem is damaged, and can't be repaired, so if yoy have one i will be happy to buy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Wed May 06, 2015 2:53 am

I bought the bumper from e-bay (thanks for the tip Very Happy ), and i am working on a solution to get it home.

Still on the wanted list : Anodized trim around grill and hood emblem.

I know there was a set on ebay for a while, but it is gone now.
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:04 pm

Well - time for an update.

A bumper has been ordered (complete, rechromed) form the guy hwo imported my car. I still have the bumper that i bought sitting in Oregon - i might ask the guy to relist it, as soon as i have confirmation that the other one is on the way.
I got the car back from the shop, and everything has been nicely straightened - it looks fine, and the paintwork has been patched - i am going for a respray later, so i hope to save the money for the partial respray (hood and front) that the insurance is offering.
I still need a set og trim around the grill and the emblem - though the old stuff is not that bad...
With the car looking OK again, and after fixing a few other things, i went on a trip today, only to have my newly rebuild engine snap a connecting rod, punching a hole in the oil pan. This is properbly the end of this season of driving Sad - i just hate it when a streak of bad luck strikes like this....
So, though this should properbly be in the 'engine section', any thoughts on what to do ?
Should i get a set of reconditioned original rods of ebay ? - or replace with fordged (expensive) aftermarket rods ?
I have searched the web, and found wildly differing opinions - though i am leaning towards original rods, since this is no racing engine, i just dont want to see this happen again.
Apparently the rod has failed just above the bottom bearing cap, which is spinning frely on the cranck. No evidence of a seeized bearing or anything else - just snapped Rolling Eyes ????
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:18 am

This is insane. How are you doing recently?
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:40 am


Well, after extensive engine work, and at extreme expense Shocked , i am back up & running. cheers cheers .
I ended up buying an old 60 engine, and used it as a donor for heads. After putting down alot of work & money into rebuilding my block, including sleeving a cracked cylinder, it turned out that one of the heads had a crack (i had them pressure tested). After having a 'specialist' trying to weld the crack it failed the pressure test again. I then got lucky on ebay, and bought a worn out 60 engine, that ended up donating the heads.
It ran for a few hundred miles, but pulled 2 rocker studs (they were properbly loose when i got the donor engine). I ended up converting it to screw-in on those 2 studs, which turned out to be quite difficult too.
I just changed the oil for the first time, and it looked OK, so i am optimistic lol! .
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:48 pm

scratch ........cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:39 am

Best of luck! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My 59' just killed a Peugeot - need front bumber and hood emblem.   Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:09 pm

Thanks cheers
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