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politeperson

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Fantastic.

Have you thought about selling finished chassis? If you could sell them for e1,500, I am sure you would have some takers.

You have already done all the hard work.
 

petak

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Thank you for positive encourage but chassis is little bit big step for me at this moment.

To be honest, i have already thought about this idea but there are some details on chassis that i do not know how to make.

For example front crossmembers (if they are cold like that) that are holding engine and gearbox are one big problem. I do not know how to make them to look like original one.

These two elements of chassis that i have made are most critical one, and there are very few R4 which have good/healthy this parts.
 

petak

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Went to see guy that is working on R4 chassis and body

Welding on chassis is finished. Rear crossmembers are in place
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There is left to put sealant on all welds and joint of two plates, some antirust paint, than black chassis paint, wax in all holes on chassis and antistone paint (do not know is this right word for it) underneath the chassis.

And bring it home! :D
 

John Doe

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Mine have arrived from galvanising :)

 

petak

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Have found one detail on body that need to be changed komplete.

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Inner part of rear right wheel arch.

Now i need to look for replacement part from some other scraped R4 that has this part in better shape!

I have one R4 for parts but not 100% shure how is this part of body.
 

renault4mad

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Hi,
i ordered 2 new panels for mine from Renault but only the left hand side is still avalible
part number 7700513207..think it was around 10 pounds
 

petak

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Thank you for that info!

Definitely will try at local Renault dealer

Maybe miracle will happend
 

Rutger-peer

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The work you're doing on the chassis is GREAT Petak! Really nice to see. Are you still going to post some detail pictures of all the smaller new parts you welded into the chassis?

This is definitely going to be a really neat chassis!
 

petak

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TX Rutger-peer!

Actually I do not have too many pictures of body parts that have been changed because, guy who is working on my car is some 100 km away (one way) and i was not there so many times.
And when i am there i really forgot to take pictures. I rather spend time talking about next steps, material that will be used what details to take care of.

Beside side crossmembers and rear crossmembers I needed to change some floor panels and that is about it.

Is there something that you are especially interested?

EDit: I have found pictures of parts that i have bouth for body work

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petak

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Quick info.

Inner part of rear right wheel arch is not available from renault any more.

Scrap yard here i come:)
 

politeperson

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Petak, as a matter of interest, how much are you paying for those repair panels? Are they readily available in Croatia?
 

petak

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This rear inner wheel arches are not available in store but on scrap yard’s it can be found.
But they are mostly rusted too.
It is just mater how bad
 

borgeb

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Great work!

Hello Petak!
I have been following your projekt and it is amazing! I am an Norwegian R4 lover, and I have a 90 RTL in your neighbourhood, Tribunj. It would be fun to see your work in real.

Borge.
 

petak

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Hello Borgeb: You are more than welcome to come.

Finally to meet some foreign R4 enthusiasts
 

petak

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I got big boys "puzzle" game for present

some parts- first cleaned with electrolysis, then brushed with steel wire, galvanised, and powdercoated
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sorted
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old bolts/nuts/washers -galvanized
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new bolts/nuts/washers
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Do you know where this is going? :D
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old galvanised and new one made out of stainless steel A4
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petak

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Also rear axle is finished and ready for mounting.
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first old paint and rust cleand with little help of electrolysis
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then cleand with steel wire brush,
one coat of primer
one coat of mat-black paint
 
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