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    Default Renault purists, turn away now ....

    Not exactly your usual modification to improve responsiveness of an old Renault

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    I always wanted a Juvaquatre but I think I'll pass on that one.
    Must be because its in the US that puts me off
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    OMG I wish I hadn't looked..surely that can't be street registered?

    I wonder if Uncle Joe hopes to recoup what he has spent on it.

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    wheres that throwing up smilie... thats hideous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    OMG I wish I hadn't looked..surely that can't be street registered?
    Only in the US of A ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ving View Post
    wheres that throwing up smilie... thats hideous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno View Post
    Bah hah hah haaaa - that's fantastic
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    I think it lacks proportion. It needs a longer chassis and the Renault body replaced by a 2cv
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    It would fit straight in at Calder. It's even RHD!
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    Yuck......
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    Hard to imagine that he started with a pristine road registed vehicle. It was more likely to have been a shell or a rusting hulk ready for scrap. These vehicles are more caricatures or cartoons or even piss-takes of the originals. I don't have a problem its his money and his time...
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    The man is a genius! I'm sure he selected the body because the majestic sweep of the mudguard cutouts happen to coincide with the complex shape of the extractors on each side!
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    There you go...
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    It makes a change from the Fiat Topolinos that usually get this type of treatment.









    And just to prove it's not just the Yanks that do this, here's one from Oz!


    But I think this Dauphine looks waaaay better!




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    After what I did to my R8 and R10 I can't see anything wrong with anything shown here they are engineering masterpieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renomad View Post
    It makes a change from the Fiat Topolinos that usually get this type of treatment.

    But I think this Dauphine looks waaaay better!




    I remember this Dauphine ! I reckon it had a 390 Cadillac engine from memory. I still have the magazine with it on the front cover, with a centre page fold out of it somewhere in the shed. I rember being blown away by it a long long time ago as a kid
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I remember this Dauphine ! I reckon it had a 390 Cadillac engine from memory. I still have the magazine with it on the front cover, with a centre page fold out of it somewhere in the shed. I rember being blown away by it a long long time ago as a kid
    Yes me to. The back wheel arches were VW welded onto the Dauphine rear gaurds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Yes me to. The back wheel arches were VW welded onto the Dauphine rear gaurds.
    Speaking of big guards, I wonder what's done to this one ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Speaking of big guards, I wonder what's done to this one ?

    Hmmm one of the big advantages the Renault had over the VW in its day was the lack of running boards so what did this bloke put on it?
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    And this one comes complete with periscope for deap sea driving .....

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    Lovely photo! Judging by the look of the doors and sills on close examination I think the vehicle could very well have been used underwater at least once!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I remember this Dauphine ! I reckon it had a 390 Cadillac engine from memory...
    Yep it had a Caddy V8, mid mounted, so it was driven from the back seat!

    But this VW powered Dauphine would blow it into the weeds, I reckon!



    And it's engine is mounted where it should be in a Dauphine!

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    Default Very fast but safe?

    Looks like this one is for sale again. I don't remember it looking like this though. I don't remember these cushy home made seats either

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    Right hand drive in the US?

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    Default Another Juva V8

    As found by Pugwash

    This Juva V8 is still ridiculous but more of a daily driver (kind of) with air cond. Quite a snug fit under the hood

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