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1977 R4 safari

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
Messages
621
Location
Breda The Netherlands
#1
Hi all,
We found a 1977 R4 safari with a fase 2 hood.
She stood in a greenhouse for 25 years

So the paint is shot and needs redoing. Chassis has some minor rust issues so a body off is needed.

The engine is seized up. It’s in need of a complete overhaul.

Most importantly this safari has the original seats.
Apart from some superficial mildew flakes it is in good shape.

Another project in the making 11781ABC-E996-4B0D-8E5D-F881D9ECF634.jpeg D3A6E01C-6D6F-43A9-9AD8-BF71283F910F.jpeg 86209F05-985B-44BE-8D4C-5B38CBA17D5A.jpeg 1EF14A36-8423-4AEA-A5E5-D17C73DF05D2.jpeg E69B749E-CAEA-4BFA-85DE-6D9A9EEA0540.jpeg
 

mojobaby

Enthusiast
Messages
1,127
#2
Can't wait for you to start, interesting that the plastic side trim goes all the way around to the back light.
Those seats are a rare find! I'm sure that Angel was looking for a pair:)
 

angel

Enthusiast
Messages
1,779
Location
Athens, Greece
#3
I am actually looking for the even harder to find Jogging seats - roughly the same but without the headrests.

This one should be 1976 model year, which makes it even more rare. Congratulations on your find! It should also have the special door panels, which are something like metallic beige in colour.
 

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
Messages
621
Location
Breda The Netherlands
#4
The original Dutch registration is 2 February 1977. So the actual factory built could have been 1976

It has the beige metallic door cards to.
 

Tomcat

Enthusiast
Messages
655
Location
Milton Keynes
#5
Robert
Looks like you will be very busy over the winter months. Look forward to reading about your progress.
Regards
Tom
 

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
Messages
621
Location
Breda The Netherlands
#6
To be honest, we are bringing this one to a Renault wizard in Slovenia to do all the body work.
The engine, gearbox and brakes I’ll do myself.
 

Marco93

Enthusiast
Messages
63
Location
Udine (NE Italy)
#8
I do not know if the rust loves the 4L or the 4L loves rust.
Great restoration project!!
 
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