1985 Renault 4 GTL 1108cc

  1. Rich

    Rich Enthusiast

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    1985 Renault 4 GTL 1108cc R1128

    Went to pick the R4 up on the weekend, some doubts as it was an ebay purchase bought unseen and I've never driven an R4 before. What an awesome drive! I did an hours drive from Hinckley to Stafford for the VW show and then the next day 4 hours back to Devon, never missed a beat, kept at a steady 55-60mph, amazing how many 'new' cars I over took :shock:

    Here's a picture of her at the Stafford Showground, she came with a load of receipts and has had a load of work carried out by Renospeed. I intend to clean her up and enjoy. I have already cut and polished the bonnet and passenger door, replaced a head light bulb and am cleaing up the wheels for paint:cool:

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    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  2. Cornish4

    Cornish4 Le Dazzleur

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    There you are Rich, I said that 4s are a bit different, and great fun. It looks like you've bagged your-self a good'en there. And the added bonus of a VW show on the way home. Well done. Regards Brian.
     
  3. jjad

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    Congratulations! Looks like a good one :)
     
  4. pstruckers Enthusiast

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    Looks great. Loving the colour!
     
  5. Rich

    Rich Enthusiast

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    Thanks chaps, more cutting polishing and painting of wheel(s) for me tonight, got my tax today so all legal and above board :D

    Pics from yesterday half the bonnet done...

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    Wheel number one painted, just the clear lacqer to follow...

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  6. jjad

    jjad Enthusiast

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    Looks good. What paint and lacquer are you using for your wheels?
     
  7. Azazello

    Azazello habitué

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    Good work.
    What are you going to do for the nuts?

    Andrea scripsit.
     
  8. Rich

    Rich Enthusiast

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    Thanks jjad, It's just Renault silver grey and clear lacquer from Halfords.

    Thanks Andrea, I've left them alone as they have the black plastic caps which stil on top of them.

    More cutting and polishing tonight and another wheel painted. Time to turn the car around and start on the otherside :cool:
     
  9. Rich

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    I took the R4 out the garage for a little drive before popping her back in to start the other side...

    The cleaned side, 3/4 of roof still to do!

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  10. Cornish4

    Cornish4 Le Dazzleur

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    She's scrubbed up well Rich, and don't those wheels make a difference. Nice early Bay in the background too.
     
  11. renault4mad

    renault4mad Enthusiast

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    thats looking great...well done. Paint on wheels always transforms the car...
     
  12. Rich

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    Thanks Brian, she's getting there, though the other side is rougher, lots of dents and some rust in the rear wing tops. Thats my '71 US Westy.

    Thanks, appreciate your comments :cool:
     
  13. jjad

    jjad Enthusiast

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    Do you know if you can still get the plastic caps for the nuts? And how long are the nuts they fit?

    Car looks great!

    Thanks.
     
  14. Cornish4

    Cornish4 Le Dazzleur

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    Dents are ok, there's bound to be one or two of those aren't there. But catch that rust in time, our Westcountry weather isn't very forgiving. Thought your camper was a Westy, slatted window was a givaway, Mmm nice.:cool:
     
  15. Rich

    Rich Enthusiast

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    Thanks Brian, whats your bus? Loving the yellow R4, more pics please!

    Went for a drive down the beach today ...

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  16. Cornish4

    Cornish4 Le Dazzleur

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    Hi Rich, I've posted a reply on Clem's Cafe.
     
  17. Rich

    Rich Enthusiast

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    Blended the paint on the the rear wing and drivers door yesterday to get rid of the wrong green that had been painted there.

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  18. mike4gtl

    mike4gtl Mad many would insit upon

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    Reminds me of a picture Lord Stanbury sent me of his r4 by the sea
     
  19. Lobster

    Lobster Screw loose

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    Gotta say, looks like you're doing a cracking job here, well done!
     
  20. Rich

    Rich Enthusiast

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    Thanks Lobster :cool:

    Went out again today, it's great having a couple days off work :wink: ...what cracking weather

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