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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: January 15, 2013 04:43PM

Most taxis are worn-out Japanese cars that have been converted to left-hand-drive. Many from the 80's and 90's, with their 5th used engine implant. Some with the instrument cluster still on the right (although that is now banned).

I rode in a 76 Datsun the other day. No door panels or shock absorbers. He had about a 3/4 turn correction on the steering wheel as it wandered. But it costs $1 to go from downtown to my office 3 miles away.

Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: Aaron65 ()
Date: January 15, 2013 05:14PM

Isn't it kind of funny that sometimes the people who are the most talented at working on cars really don't like cars?

1965 Corvair Monza Convertible 95 4-sp.
1965 Buick Skylark
1965 Ford Mustang
1965 Dodge Dart 170 Wagon
1953 Buick Special Riviera
1974 Pontiac Firebird Esprit

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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: February 19, 2013 03:46PM

The floor and trunk are finished and primed.

Waiting on a friend who will take some cash to Buenos Aires where another Renault club member will buy all the weatherstripping, tail lights, hoses, and include a carb and some misc. parts. Unfortunately you can't economically send money through the banking system, as If I send him $700, at that end he will only get $420 worth of pesos, since they will only give him the official exchange rate of 4.56 pesos to the dollar, but they are only worth 7.60.




Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
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Richard's Renault Dauphine

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Selection of the right transmission oil for the corvair
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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: vairyhard ()
Date: February 19, 2013 09:35PM

Looks Great Richard! As always thumbs up.

It's a cute lil' buggar for sure. How's the mini coming? Any progress with it lately? It amazes me what you start with... as compared to the finished product. Most men would never consider it possible. So cool!

Kevin

Quartz Hill, CA
'65 Crown

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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: February 20, 2013 03:11AM

The mini is stalled, waiting on the engine. That in itself is a long story that may cause me to buy another engine and if the first one ever gets here, figure out what to do with it.

Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
Richard's Corvair
Richard's Renault Dauphine

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Selection of the right transmission oil for the corvair
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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: March 07, 2014 10:04AM

Time has passed, but not forgotten. I went by the machine shop to pick up the parts they were fabricating since about a year ago, and assembled the front suspension, then got my replacement seats and stripped/painted them for upholstery.

Took a while to figure out the right assembly order for the king pins and get everything lined up.










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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 07, 2014 10:27AM

Progress!





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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: March 07, 2014 11:47AM

I would happily purchase any of Richard's completed project cars, sight unseen, test drive not needed.




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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: MonzACT ()
Date: March 07, 2014 05:31PM

Richard

Your car is looking great. So few Dauphines left now - they all rusted while you watched! I hope mine new one won't follow that trait.

Chris Gallagher
Melbourne, Australia
1964 Monza coupé

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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: March 07, 2014 06:54PM

MonzACT Wrote:
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> Richard
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> Your car is looking great. So few Dauphines left
> now - they all rusted while you watched! I hope
> mine new one won't follow that trait.


Yup! Even in New Orleans.


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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: June 02, 2015 04:29PM

Got a big surprise today. My body guy sent pictures of his guys working on my Dauphine again. When I was there last month I teased him about how long it had been.

Hadn't done much yet, but if they keep up at it they won't take long, since all the underbody work was finished before they put it aside. The roof is what needs the most work.

Since I have the power train and suspension in it already, and the seats ready, I basically just need to do the wiring, conversion to 12v, and start looking for bumpers again (or redo these).

I'll see it in a couple of weeks when I go to pull the transmission on the Mini.

Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: June 25, 2015 03:21PM

Yes, we have action. He has been sanding and working on the body. Pulling a some things in to form and weld, trying the bumpers, etc.





I've asked him to have the bumpers ready for me to take with me this weekend to chrome in Santa Cruz. I'll also be taking the windshield with me to copy. Have to figure out where I put the headlight buckets.

So I took yesterday afternoon and this morning to strip the moldings off the rear and front windshields and polish it. Of course there were dents to remove. Practice never hurts.





Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
Richard's Corvair
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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: June 25, 2015 04:15PM

Where do you find the time??? thumbs up

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: veverlove ()
Date: June 25, 2015 10:06PM

I really enjoy following your posts, Richard1, but afterwards I feel like such a SLACKER! While my budget is my biggest restriction in my progress, I have no excuses for things like trim restoration - I've certainly got my share of trim I could/should be attending to. Kudos! Thanks for the inspiration.

'65 Monza Convertible, 4-speed to PG conversion in progress
'02 Blazer 2DR, lowered for easier access & dog transport

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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: June 26, 2015 04:44AM


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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: June 26, 2015 06:35AM

Gotta love that turnbuckle! That's not something you will find at Ace Hardware. Are facing a registration headache with this car too?

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: June 26, 2015 08:21AM

Registration with this will be difficult. I tried to register it with the Corvair, and got half way through the process and they said it had to come to the office on its own power. I had not yet built the powerpack, nor fabricated the front suspension. So I have the police certificate that it is mine, never reported stolen or wrecked, but don't have the import document from 1962 or any license tag information.

A friend who works with the police will go through the boxes of documents from wrecked cars and try to find something similar.

Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
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Selection of the Right Motor Oil for the Corvair
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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: strangecars ()
Date: January 10, 2016 05:17AM

Any updates from the bodyman?

Steve Morton
1961 Rampside, 67 and 2 1964 Monzas

Morton's Classic Garage
Parts and Service
Nampa, Idaho

Mortonsclassicgarage@gmail.com

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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: January 10, 2016 07:56AM

I'm not sure if I have posted this picture here yet.

This is how car guy started for me at eleven years old.

It was in 1966 at my family home in Burbank California.

We built the first dune buggy with a Gordini powerplant.


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Re: OT- progress on the Renault
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: January 10, 2016 08:22AM

He was on a binge for a while and got a lot done. Then he got flooded with wrecks to fix and once again sidelined it.

I'm hoping to get there this month and start bothering him.

Restoration in Bolivia
Richard's Mini Pickup
Richard's Corvair
Richard's Renault Dauphine

Selection of the Right Motor Oil for the Corvair
Selection of the right transmission oil for the corvair
How to polish and restore stainless and aluminum trim

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