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Renault 4 armee de l' air project (Robinette)

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
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690
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Breda The Netherlands
Today was a day with ups and downs.
The down was that our bridge seized to do its job. After putting Robinette back on the floor and putting a Volvo 245 on it decided that it had enough after 10 centimeters it jammed.

The up was that after rebuilding the gearbox there was only one more job left to do.
Putting in some new cross couplings on the right rear axle.
Undoing it from the car is easy.
But then undoing the 50 year old couplings took some brute force with a hydraulic ram. 179D31AB-5A0C-4E75-8001-A758F329EF10.jpeg The rear drive shaft on the bench.
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Pushing out the old coupling with a 27mm socket onderneath and a 10mm socket to push it through
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Old couplings all the cups had play in them.
9E0AE2F8-8B93-4E3B-A0D6-7DA859434DD9.jpeg Placing the new coupling. 0A383914-42D9-47A7-B697-BDE203B98FAE.jpeg
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Under the hydraulic ram.
 

JdeW

Enthusiast
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Laarbeek, The Netherlands
Nice progress Robert, and what a workshop equipment you have :clapping:
Hope it is heated as well as I'm momentarily freezing my *** of working on stone cold sheet metal in the farmer's shed :whistle:
 

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
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690
Location
Breda The Netherlands
No heating Joop, but giant windows facing south. When the sun is out. It warms up quite fast.

And an additional electric heater takes the chill away until the sun kicks in.
 

JdeW

Enthusiast
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Location
Laarbeek, The Netherlands
Ahh the greenhouse effect ;)
Maybe I can move the project and get some more warmth from the cows in the cowshed next to my restoration spot :laughing:
 

JonathanT

Not normal for Norfolk
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1,167
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Wymondham Norfolk
Today Robinette passed her MOT with flying colors after I put in two new headlight units and fixed a small hole in the right front axle gaiter.
I also put on some blue license plates
Looking very cool- how did you fix hole in gaiter? Repair or replace?
 

harbourseal

Renault R4 Lunatic
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690
Location
Breda The Netherlands
I repaired it with a dab of aqua sure.

Aqua sure is a repair glue for diving suits. Works well on rubber gaiters as long as the hole is not bigger then a 3mm.

With some excelerator it dries within an hour.
 
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