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

Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2657926
06/18/12 07:17 PM
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Oh yea! banana

Thanks for posting!


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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2657932
06/18/12 07:26 PM
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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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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2657936
06/18/12 07:32 PM
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Bolivia
widman Offline OP
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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.

Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2657961
06/18/12 07:53 PM
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I can't wait to see the finished car. It's going to be beautiful!

Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2657983
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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.".

Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2658016
06/18/12 08:34 PM
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Very cool!


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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2658018
06/18/12 08:35 PM
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
That is a lot of love right there! Very nice so far!


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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2658119
06/18/12 10:27 PM
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Inspiring work you are doing! Very very nice work, and I like the choices of cars you work on.


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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2658142
06/18/12 11:11 PM
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Lake Forest, CA
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So far so good, can't wait to see the finish project. I'll bet that it will look terrific.


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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2658233
06/19/12 02:39 AM
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Kuwait
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That is awesome! Thanks for posting this, please keep us updated. Good luck! thumbsup


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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2658363
06/19/12 08:31 AM
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London, ON, Canada
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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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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2658418
06/19/12 09:43 AM
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Pac NW
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Next up? The LeCar, maybe?

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

Cheers!

p.s. NICE WORK!


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Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2659009
06/19/12 06:48 PM
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Bolivia
widman Offline OP
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Quote:
(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.

Re: Some progress on my 62 Renault [Re: widman] #2659170
06/19/12 08:32 PM
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Southeastern, PA
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I am impressed!


A wise man told me:
"Heat is your friend." and "Any oil is better than no oil."
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