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Renault R4
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damiende



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: Renault R4 Reply with quote

Hey there been a while since I have posted...

But I have been quite busy doing stuff.

Last night me and a friend went to search for some old cars.
And we did find their remains..

First up a Volvo LV125


Second some kinda french car..
My friend thinks its a Renault R4





But this car has a steering column gear shifter did the R4 have those at all?


The sad remains of another truck. This might be an Austin of some kind



You can find some more pictures here
http://transporthistorie.com/index.php?album=bilar%20i%20fjellet
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poodge



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Renault is actually a 12,though I've never seen one with a column shift.Maybe an automatic?
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Julian



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

poodge wrote:
The Renault is actually a 12,though I've never seen one with a column shift.Maybe an automatic?


I think they probably did have a column shift - well the 16 did (I had one of those) and I think it shared to same mechanical layout with a north/south engine and the gearbox out front.

Julian.
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before I got to reading Julian's posting I was just thinking that the car looked, to me, more like a 16.

I don't think the 12 has a rear quarter window and the R4 rear quarter window wouldn't end up that shape even if squashed.

Peter
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Julian



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Before I got to reading Julian's posting I was just thinking that the car looked, to me, more like a 16.

I don't think the 12 has a rear quarter window and the R4 rear quarter window wouldn't end up that shape even if squashed.

Peter


Maybe you're right, it is a 16. You can still make out the windscreen de-mister air outlet - it ran the full length of the windscreen and had vertical 'slatting.' Though I think the design may have been used on other Renaults too.... Those 'three nut' road wheels still look like they've got early radial tyres on like the Michelin X or ZX.

I remember those wheels with no centre orifice, you couldn't get them on a dynamic wheel balancer.

Julian.
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Phil - Nottingham



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Julian - R12's had floor shifts (I had a 12TL in in the late 1970's and almost bought a 12TR which was the auto. The saloon was a 4 door 4 light too although there was an estate

It definitely Renault with those wheels and the dash style was used on a number oF Renaults of the late 60/70's
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P3steve



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a 16 they had a column shift and the hatch back shape is more 16 than 12
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Jeeves



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel sure that it is a Renault 16.
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