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#2657916 - 06/18/12 07:13 PM Some progress on my 62 Renault
widman Offline

Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 3285
Loc: Bolivia
For those who didn't see it, when I bought my Renault about a year ago, it looked like this.

After a little cleaning

Jump forward a bit and we have the straightened, sandblasted and painted parts

A little polish and BBQ paint and the manifolds progressed from this

to this

The rear grills went from this

to this

Rebuilt the transmission

This week I got the parts for the conversion to 12 volts, plus steering wheel, lighting controls, water pump, and the missing cylinder sleeve.

A little polish took care of the alternator

Also took apart the replacement rack & pinion steering I picked up a couple of months ago. This one is excellent inside.

With a little luck I'll put the engine together this week. Lots more details on my site.
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#2657926 - 06/18/12 07:17 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
Turk Offline

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9103
Loc: MN
Oh yea! banana

Thanks for posting!
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#2657932 - 06/18/12 07:26 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
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Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: OH
Would you restore a Dauphine, or any pedestrian car, for me?
Where do you find the time?
I love your Corvair, and I have no doubt that this Renault will be at least as nice when you're done.
Great work!
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#2657936 - 06/18/12 07:32 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
widman Offline

Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 3285
Loc: Bolivia
Finding time is a trick, especially living in two cities 450 miles apart, but it is also a way to maintain my sanity. Staring at the computer all day may be productive, but it is not fun.
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#2657961 - 06/18/12 07:53 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
antiqueshell Offline

Registered: 03/02/12
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Loc: chicago, Illinois
I can't wait to see the finished car. It's going to be beautiful!

#2657983 - 06/18/12 08:13 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
Danh Offline

Registered: 10/16/10
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Gosh, I learned to drive in a 62 Dauphine with a 3 on the floor. Not many people would restore one of these, but you sure won't see yourself coming and going. It does look great, though.

My favorite Dauphine memory is pulling into a full service gas station and asking them to "Fill up the oil and check the gas.".

#2658016 - 06/18/12 08:34 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
daves87rs Offline

Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 17020
Loc: Michigan
Very cool!
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

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#2658018 - 06/18/12 08:35 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
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That is a lot of love right there! Very nice so far!
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#2658119 - 06/18/12 10:27 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
FirstNissan Offline

Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 934
Loc: MO
Inspiring work you are doing! Very very nice work, and I like the choices of cars you work on.
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#2658142 - 06/18/12 11:11 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
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Loc: Lake Forest, CA
So far so good, can't wait to see the finish project. I'll bet that it will look terrific.
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#2658233 - 06/19/12 02:39 AM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
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Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 4073
Loc: Kuwait
That is awesome! Thanks for posting this, please keep us updated. Good luck! thumbsup
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#2658363 - 06/19/12 08:31 AM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
SLCraig Offline

Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5627
Loc: London, ON, Canada
Love threads like this. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Man I wish I could undertake a project like this (space or $ are a problem)
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#2658418 - 06/19/12 09:43 AM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
Norm Olt Offline

Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 1829
Loc: Pac NW
Next up? The LeCar, maybe?

There has to be an interesting story about a '62 Renault here, somewhere...


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#2659009 - 06/19/12 06:48 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
widman Offline

Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 3285
Loc: Bolivia
(space or $ are a problem)

I built a garage for ample space. Now I squeeze 3 into it and pull out the working ones to work on the others.

Without the power train and front suspension, 4 people can easily carry the Renault around.

As for the $, I figure it is cheaper than golf, women, or drink.
Richard's Car Restorations

#2659170 - 06/19/12 08:32 PM Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman]
Rick in PA Offline

Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 3203
Loc: Southeastern, PA
I am impressed!
A wise man told me:
"Heat is your friend." and "Any oil is better than no oil."

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