1975 Renault 6TL - £600 ono

  1. Vulgalour

    Vulgalour Enthusiast

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    This car is now SOLD

    £600
    Located in Stockton-on-Tees, TS17

    Many of you know Crapaud, he has a dedicated thread HERE

    I've reached the end of what I can and what I want to do with this project so it's time to move it on. I'd like to avoid eBay etc. if I can. Enough people have told me it's an easy fix that I believe for someone, it is, I'm not that someone. The engine has been rebuilt but something is set incorrectly because it won't run. You may need to remove the head or take the engine out of the car to sort this and those are both jobs I will not be doing.

    The engine does turn freely, has good compression and oil pressure. The rebuilt carburettor is not blocked and there's a good healthy spark from the ignition system.

    I'm owner number 3
    The car has done 132,000 miles
    It is the 1181/688 engine

    There are many new things included:
    front brake discs (fitted)
    front brake pads (currently not fitted, calipers are a bit sticky)
    5 brand new Kumho tyres, 4 fitted, 1 not fitted as the spare rim is badly corroded
    radiator
    three part clutch (fitted)
    full exhaust (backbox not fitted but supplied)
    fuel sender (not fitted, tank needs cleaning out first)
    custom headlining
    all four door seals
    tailgate seal
    inner and outer driveshaft boots (not fitted)
    rotor arm x2
    distributor cap x2
    plug leads
    spark plugs
    contact breaker points
    coil
    piston rings
    all engine gaskets and seals

    Will also come with a pair of NOS Renault front wings, still with factory stickers, and a pair of second hand doors that have good glass and a few good spare parts attached. I've sourced the rare items such as headlights and dash switches so you don't have to. The gutters had rotted out so were welded up and stick-on ones applied. The tailgate window allows water in where the seal has lifted, I now keep a cover on the car so it stays dry.

    I have the current V5, you may be unable to declare SORN online because the car has been off the road since 1993. I wrote to them and they sent a letter confirming SORN not required until the car was in use, I advise a new owner does the same.

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    Switch missing in above picture has been sourced
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    Buyer must collect as the car does not run. Please check the legalities of A-framing, etc. if you plan to do this as that would be your responsibility, not mine. You cannot drive this to an MoT. You cannot drive this at all currently.

    The thread linked above should give you all the information you need, including my trials and tribulations learning how to rebuild an engine for the very first time and getting to grips with the peculiar layout of the Renault.

    Those interested please reply here or message me directly the site's messaging system. I am not on Facebook and I prefer not to use the phone. Viewing welcome by arrangement, please be aware it would have to be from 2pm onwards due to my working hours and the car is outdoors as our garage is currently occupied so you would be at the mercy of the weather and what daylight is available in a day.

    Finally, my thanks to those of you that helped me get as far as I have with what has been, for me, a very difficult project. Plenty of people seem to believe the fix is an easy one so here is an opportunity for one of those people to prove that to themselves. I will be delighted if the new owner really does have to just spend a few minutes fiddling to have a running car and I would love to know how the new owner gets on with Crapaud.

    For me, it is time to say goodbye and focus on my other projects.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2017 at 9:25 PM
  2. mojobaby

    mojobaby Enthusiast

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    You've come this far, just persevere and finish the job.
     
  3. Andrew4Renaults

    Andrew4Renaults Enthusiast

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    Agreed. This has been an epic thread and I've followed it avidly. It seems that the final hurdle is worth jumping. Maybe a fresh set of eyes might see the problem....
     
  4. Vulgalour

    Vulgalour Enthusiast

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    That final hurdle can be for the new owner. There is a point in every project where it is sensible to walk away. This is that point for me.
     
  5. Vulgalour

    Vulgalour Enthusiast

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    Today I went through everything on the car and got it all together so it could be put back in one piece and the spares collected up. The only thing I'm aware that's missing is the interior kick panel trim for the passenger A pillar, since this is made from generic black faced carboard type stuff it won't be difficult to replace. Other than that, here's the brand new pictures so you can make up your own mind.

    Driver's side rear door opening. Historic repair, I just removed the filler and painted.
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    Passenger side rear door opening. Historic repair, I just removed the filler and painted.
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    Driver's side rear inner arch/wing. Historic repair, I haven't altered this at all. Peculiarly, the other side of the arch doesn't show any sign of this repair or damage at all.
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    Passenger side rear inner arch/wing.
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    Boot floor, seats folded forwards.
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    Access hole in bulkhead. This is cut neatly, doesn't go through the strengthening brackets and all material removed was kept so it can be welded back in. This was made in an attempt to access the timing chain to avoid having to remove the engine but proved unsuccessful. Repair was on my list of jobs to do, I just didn't get this far.
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    Passenger front floor pan. No rot or holes, just staining from when the car was leaking.
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    Driver's front floor pan. No rot or holes, just staining from when the car was leaking.
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    Rear floor pan. No welding required, but would benefit from fresh paint and underseal.
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    Underside. Some mud still present but otherwise very solid. Note also brand new exhaust sections.
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  6. Vulgalour

    Vulgalour Enthusiast

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    Engine room. All components reattached but will need checking before an attempt to start as some items are loose. Battery will be included. Old radiator shown here, which will be provided for reference purposes, new radiator is also included.
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  7. Vulgalour

    Vulgalour Enthusiast

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    Interior next. Boot mat and rear arch trims are present but not pristine.
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    Parcel shelf and rear seat is fully functional.
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    All items present, including original static three-point seatbelts.
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    Note, floor covering is currently in component pieces. Original vinyl still present, new carpetting cut to fit and ready to sew together. This just demonstrates everything is there but isn't fitted properly. Note also the unique RHD dashboard and steering column cowl which are difficult to source. Column cowl is taped in place at present as it has minor damage to the fixing holes the needs repair.
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    Custom made headlining.
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  8. Vulgalour

    Vulgalour Enthusiast

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    Finally, an overview of the exterior and the collection of spare parts that will come with the car. This should be everything you need to get the car fully road legal again.
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  9. Neil Enthusiast

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    You display great wisdom by dismissing eBay!
    Every day, I receive enquiries from respondents who justify the introduction of (section 1) Mental Health Act (1983).
    You are too much of a gentleman to go near THERE !! (Gumtree's not too far behind them!)

    Good Luck, today & Always

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  10. Vulgalour

    Vulgalour Enthusiast

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    That's very kind, Neil.

    This car is now sold and heading off with a very excited new owner. Happily I didn't even have to LOOK at eBay to move it on.
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