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1990 Renault 4 GTL

MarioZg

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Zagreb, Croatia
Hello! Long time, no see... anyway, after some time, I finally get on schedule for repairing front chassis beams. On Monday, early in the morning, I went to well known little town Žiri in Slovenia. This view was the proof that I am at the right spot...
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Then the work begin...
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Rusted spot...

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Disassembling on the interior because it is necessary to remove wheel column for that kind of job...
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Front Napoleon cap also needed repair
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Find the welded spot if you can :D
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All rusted parts are replaced with new or repaired
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We worked until 7pm every day. It was about 10 hours of work every day... the room is clean, without tools on the ground, every tool has its own place. 156451445_1031133653956817_2999314356501183016_n.jpg
 
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MarioZg

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Location
Zagreb, Croatia
Day 2
Waking up at 6, by 7 we were at the workshop and after coffee and breakfast, we started... The major part of the welding was done 1st day, so now it is time for paint job and putting all in place...156674015_221107563049031_9190376655880291615_n.jpg156613633_240320721068602_3422050339481196837_n.jpg156592645_129031119140111_7429927355837826310_n.jpg

Master cylinder and repaired part
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I had luck because the guy who can repair small dents was around... the rear wing was in really bad shape...
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We had to change the valve axle because it had dents and it was making a lot of noise...
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MarioZg

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Location
Zagreb, Croatia
Day 3
It was the final day of our job. All major things was done. The interior was disassembled so we cleaned the heater

Before
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The heater housing
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The one thing that made me scare of this work is losing original wing seal... but, we had CRAZY luck and the seal stayed on the body... we put new seal on inner side, so this one is now just for decoration, but it is still original... I know I am crazy, but that kind of stuff makes me a lot of happines :D
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There are some more things done that I didn't take a photo of... valves and ignition are set, new contacts, gearbox oil changed and last but not the least, the rear end is lifted
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I am very satisfied with this work, just like the last time... I had a great fun, learned some new stuff and my Quatrelle got the treatment which she deserves... until next time, stay safe and enjoy!
 

salamander1209

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Location
Pirot, Serbia
This is really fantastic! I think that even those who did a bit of work on the cars could get all the information just by looking at projects that are here on the forum.

P.S. Lurking to see what awaits me in the next month or so :whistle:
 

petak

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1,730
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Vodice, Croatia
Finally right height at the rear.

As soon as you hear that Jan is working on R4 you can not expect anything less than shown.
 

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
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1,021
Location
Breda The Netherlands
The Mlinar brothers are wizards when it comes to bodywork and repairs on Renault 4.
Good choice to go to them.
Very nice work. Happy driving.
 

bigjobbins

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52
Location
Portugal
There is nothing much new with the white one since last time.
But, luckily, I`m not in deficit with R4s :D
This weekend I made quite a long trip. With my girlfriend we went to visit her friends in Jošan, little village in Lika, Croatia. We went on Friday afternoon, and stayed to Sunday. It would be too much for me to spend whole weekend with 3 women so I arranged a trip for myself and visited our member petak in Vodice :D . We talked about little problems, about huge fun we have driving them, and went on a short ride comparing these 2 old Quatrelles :D It was great trip, great weather and great spent day. There was no problem (why it would be, I`m driving R4 :D ), old road and landscape were fantastic. Anyway, you can see by yourself ;)

On Velebit
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Turning to Vodice
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Two little giants
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Traffic jam
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R4 in front of Velebit
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I made 671 km with 36.13 liters of fuel what shows consumption of 5.38l/100 km or 52.5 mpg if I calculated mpgs correctly :D That is why, along with everything else, I love this car so much...
Absolutely Fantastic! What great landscapes: reminds me of a minor road - with no one travelling on it; i took last year from Portugal into Spain. Good health/boa saude to you from Portugal!
 

MarioZg

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139
Location
Zagreb, Croatia
Hello! Quite a long time no see :D
This Friday I had a day off, woke up early and decided to make a trip to Slovenia. I took the old road trough beautiful landscapes and picturesque towns. I visited R4 doctor Jan, we had a launch and coffee and I went back trough Novo Mesto where my R4 was born. I took this great photo with my Polaroid camera in front of a birth place

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Also, Jan gave me something I wanted for a very very long time- original silencer :clapping: It was in great condition, but needed a little bit of love...
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Then I brushed it and give it a good wash with a nitro thinner
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Finally I put the zinc spray and this is the result... :cool:
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I can't wait to put it on the car... :laughing: I will do a video of sound before & after...
Thats all for now, see you very soon :waving:
 
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