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And there he goes.........
 

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Here comes donor!

Body is so rusted that I could push front glass out.

But mechanical part of the car is in respectable condition.

I got it for 200 KN ( cca 23 GBP), and that was for transport not for the car.

Owner was happy to get rid of it, and I am happy to get some spear parts that I need for blue one

Rest will be sold
 

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petak

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Some work in progress!

Take off rear sidemember to take precise measurements for CNC cutting and bending

Changed left center sidemember (whole).
 

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petak

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Something is going on overhear!
Very slow but it is moving

Pictures will tell much more than words!

I am planning to make a replacement rear sidemember, with all inner or outer reinforces

Only problem is shock absorber mounting carrier. It is not possible to make it without press and special tool, and that is too expensive.
So it will be transferred from old rear sidemember to new one.

Peace is now at the body worker who will se how does it fits to the chassis.


Question for you! Will this bother you, lack of this shock absorber carrier on new replacement rear sidemember?


And now, pictures!
 

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petak

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Here is final 3D layout for center and rear sidemembers.
Only thing left to do is chose nuts to be welded inside sidemembers but that discussion in other topic.
 

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petak

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Some progress is finally happening here.

Material for chassis parts is chosen and send to the cutting and bending and spot welding. At the end i hope it will look as Renaults spear part.
I am still waiting for guy in factory to call me that parts are finished.

Then it is my thing to bring these parts to the body repair guy. He has one month job to weld all parts together and to put protection on chassis from inside and outside.

In the mean while i have started to work on engine and transmition.

Open engine to see what is going on inside. Head gasket has started to rotten and it was right time to change it before make a bigger problems.
But beside head gasket engine is in ok stage. Cylinders are in good shape and no need to intervention on that. Basically all that i will do is change all gaskets around engine, change water pump (SKF), change timing chain (original Renault parts-everything except timing chain tensioner because it is no longer available-as i have been told- found one at Franzose.de)

Same thing with gearbox. Open it to see is everything all right, change parts if needed and put new gaskets all around. All gasket are original Renault parts

One thing that I hate with engine and gearboxes is when they are leaking oil.

Clutch kit is bought (VALEO).
ATE brakes (front and rear) all around are ordered and waiting to be delivered.
Brake lines newly made by local hydraulic garage.

I am trying to prepare all things before chassis came so that after chassis is in my garage i have to put it on.

Some engine pictures are coming
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This last picture is more into ex Yugoslavia people here on forum. This letters FDP is abreviattion of factory (Serbia) that made engine block for Renaults factory in Novo Mesto (Slovenia) who made Renault 4. Hope others wont mind! TX!

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petak

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While still waiting cross members to be finished I am into sorting out engine, and collecting some parts.

1. Engine parts sealing and timing. This was missing.
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2. Gearbox sealing parts
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3. ATE brakes. Front discs, front disc pads, rear brake cylinders, rear brake shoes, and springs for rear brake shoes
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4. Putting valves in place
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5. Tool for job
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6. Head gasket
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7. Head (new bolts in place)
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8. Preparing for tightening the head (also my assistants:cool: You are not drunk they are the same/twins - thinking, speaking, working as one – even I do not know which is which :smile:)
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Planning to finish engine and gearbox before chassis came home but will see what will happen
 

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new head bolts

While still waiting cross members to be finished I am into sorting out engine, and collecting some parts.


7. Head (new bolts in place)
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Hi There, just been curios to know where did y get new head bolts?
I see that you have ten bolts, same lengths i guess?
I have a 845cm3 engine and three diff bolt lengts, managed to buy one ten bolts set for R5(spanish made)

good luck with finishing!
 

petak

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Some more news.

Engine almost finished
Old timing chain. very loosen
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And timing chain tensioner after 180000km
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Bought ruville tensioner because renault does not supply it any more
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New renault stock timing chain and both sprocket together with ruville tensioner in place
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Gasket in place
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Closed timing chain
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Only thing left is to put oil pan
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Rear crossmembers made out off plain sheet of metal
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And side crossmembers made out off plain sheet of metal
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Together
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Left to find spot-weld machine to join all inner pieces together


Hope you enjoy reading as much as i enjoy doing it!
 

politeperson

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I know where to go to get my old Merc fixed. You are a true craftsman.
 

petak

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Just wanted to inform all here that crossmembers are finished (after an year since idea came to my mind)

Some more pictures are coming.

Think that you will know what is what!

Enjoy!

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