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Hodder

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Carlisle
#1
Hi
I have recently bought a F6 van, which spent most of its life in a vinyard in Alicante. i was never in the market to buy a Renault 4, pardon my ignorance but i thought they had all rusted away!! how wrong was I! I saw this van advertised locally on Ebay, organised to view it straight away and fell in love with its battered rustic charms!







its in really good condition, having a Spanish MOT up until 2017 however it does need some welding. the front floor pan is full of holes and has had some makeshift repairs in the past. there is also small amount of corrosion to the floor in the load bay. I have never welded in my life and thought it was time to teach myself, i have bought a welder and associated PPE

so far i have bought the front floor repair panel from der franzose and was wondering does anybody have any tips or advice for a Renault 4/ welding newbie?

the panel looks like it fits in between the chassis legs and then can be welded to the chassis is this the best way to carry out the repair to the floor?

thanks in advance



 

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mojobaby

Enthusiast
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#2
She looks in pretty good condition, lucky you!
Those holes in the floor don't look too bad. I can't weld either, so I fixed mine with fibre glass and after 5 years it's still good. If you would like to see the Youtube video that I made of the repair, give me a shout.
 

mr-reno-139

AKA Paul Cunningham
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#3
What year is supposed to be as Brown dashboards not fitted to post 70s cars
Floor pan is not strictly structural but check the surrounding chassis sections first
 

Hodder

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#5
She looks in pretty good condition, lucky you!
Those holes in the floor don't look too bad. I can't weld either, so I fixed mine with fibre glass and after 5 years it's still good. If you would like to see the Youtube video that I made of the repair, give me a shout.
Hi thanks for tip!

could you send me the link to your you tube video
 
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