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Richnd1974

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529
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Bournemouth
Do you have any Pic of the trims of the Savane model?
If you Google it you will find images I think looking at your pictures your car has all the savanne details, side stripes, savanne name on the trunk lid, door cards and seats and a 956cc engine that's all that the model had. My seats have been swapped to black vinyl but still have the original door cards
 

DAA

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Portugal
I don't have those trims... I don't know this detail..

Your 4L is very top!!! Congratulations
 

DAA

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Portugal
And the work continues.. Or try to..


Nedd to change this rubber bellow of the wheels side..
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DAA

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Portugal
Let's update the work already done..

After desembling everything of the steering, I start removing the rust

Part of this work is already described in a post about rust remover.

I used phosphoric acid, a wire brush, sandpaper and a lot of patience. For painting I used an anti corrosive primer and high temperature paint.

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Before

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During

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After

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Eccles60

First Renault 4 after 40 years waiting
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239
Location
Solihull, West Midlands
Lovely job. Well done.
 

DAA

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149
Location
Portugal
Today the work continued..

Some screw restoration.. don't have the final result

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From this ones I don't have the "before"

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Let's start assembly the parts..

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Now I need finish the paint of the arms..
 

petak

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Vodice, Croatia
I sugest that you send bolts to galvanising, as you have taken off protection coat.
They could rust (at surface) fast.
 
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DAA

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Portugal
Last days in 2021..

After recommendation I take of the shock absovers and put the new rubbers on it..

For someone who don't know anything of this, everything is a challenge.. put the anti-roll bar on the spot was very hard, Thanks to @petak for all the tips!!

So after many tries without good results, I stopped and do some reflexion..

The measure of the holes are 12mm and the originals are 10mm, so let's swap it..
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After some pushes.. something happens eheh

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Gearbox oil refill.. 1.8l

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Let's try but the wheels/steering straight..

Steering position on the "marks" with aprox. 71.5cm to each side.

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Steering wheel aligned..

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But I need to do some check on the Steering arm for passenger side, the wheel are too much open..

After this adjust I will try drive to a professional alignment workshop..

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petak

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Vodice, Croatia
I am happy that you made it.

Alighn wheels as much as possible so.you can drive it and then streight to wheel alighment specialist.
 

JdeW

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706
Location
Laarbeek The Netherlands
Spotless work but alignment and angle of the wheels are way off...
 
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DAA

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Location
Portugal
I've never seen wheels at that angle before.

I believe after adjust the measure on the Steering arm, the angle will be more normal. My big mistake wasn't mark the old mesure. @malcolm Do you have any other recommendation?
 

malcolm

& Clementine the Cat
Staff member
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4,299
Location
Bedford UK
Try rolling the car a couple of metres. The positive camber might just be because the car has been lowered from a jack.

For setting tracking measure the distance between the rear of the front wheel rims and then the front of the rims (inside edges while the car is on the ground). If the front measurement s maybe 1 or 2mm larger than the rear measurement then it'll be close to right.
 
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