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My first Renault 4

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Newington
#1
Here are some of the pictures of the Renault 4 that my Dad [Mr Renospeed] has got me for my 17th birthday which is in October this year, it's a bit behind schedule but lots of work has been done to it so far, with assistance from in my free time, and it is coming along nicely.

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Plenty more pictures and updates will follow in the near future.:)
 

JdeW

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Laarbeek, The Netherlands
#4
Welcome Jnr, a R4 GTL :clapping: can't wait to see more (restoration) pictures.
Regards, Joop
 

jjad

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Herefordshire
#5
Looks good. Are you keeping it left-hand drive? And what about the engine? Keeping the 1108cc?
 

Cornish4

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Falmouth
#6
Hello Harry, welcome to the forum. Looking forward to updates on your project car. Cheers Brian.
 
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Newington
#8
The original plan was to keep the 1108cc engine that was already in the car when we got it, but unfortunately it had a reading of only 50PSI compression! (likely due to being flogged relentlessly in the past). When the rocker cover and sump were removed they revealed that the oil had not been regularly changed and it all looked as if it had been really abused.
We decided to fit a good replacement 1108cc engine from a Portuguese GTL, we have kept the original French transmission (after a good clean up). The Portuguese engine has received new oil seals and ancillary parts, plus a coat of black paint.

Additionally after dismantling the body, some unpleasant corrosion was found in the offside rear window, front footwell and in the boot floor, all of which have been repaired since, pictures on their way.



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The rear window's corrosion was repaired using the green section from another car, pictured in the first photo, then bare metaled and given a healthy dose of red oxide to future proof it from the lovely British weather. As well as repairing the window the wings of the car were removed and it received a full set of wings fitted with some difficulty, grrr reproduction quality :mad:. These wings were also gifted with a healthy coating of red oxide underneath, especially on the sharp lip where the rust spreads from if not protected properly.

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Mr Renospeed also repaired the boot floor of the car cutting the damaged section out and replacing it with the new section and straightening out the existing floor, which is more trouble than it seemed to be at first as the floor must line up correctly with the tailgate. The new section has been rustproofed as well as the front floor which was sanded down and received some red oxide and a coat of black paint
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The eagle eyed will notice the new boot hinges which have been fitted in the first photo, which will be shown in a future post. Despite some more setbacks than expected the car is coming along well.
 
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