Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.
  • Register
  • Help
Page 1 of 3 123 Last
Results 1 to 25 of 58
  1. #1
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.

    Hi Gents,

    Advertisement


    Could someone with a genuine gear knob similar to the one below provide me with the dimensions indicated so I can make a reproduction.

    I have already had one attempt and have worked out how to do it but the dimensions and proportions are wrong.





    First attempt.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-gear-knob.jpg   Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-bling-007.jpg  

  2. #2
    My Supermodel 63-1092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    somewhere! Pilbara, Bowen Basin, Melbourne?
    Posts
    10,689

    Default

    I would if I could, but I can't at present as you know.
    John
    Александър Кристоф Шанел

  3. #3
    Member Jabin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Tas
    Posts
    32

    Default

    From an R10 gear knob; A=30mm; B=47mm; C=12 (inside); D=24mm.
    I could send you the whole knob if you're interested.

  4. #4
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    Thanks Jabin,

    I am not sure if an R10 knob is the same..? Any chance of a pic..?

  5. #5
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    I would if I could, but I can't at present as you know.
    You just enjoy a well earned holiday John. i didn't realise you had an original gear knob, seems you've been holding out on me.

  6. #6
    Member Jabin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Tas
    Posts
    32

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Thanks Jabin,
    Any chance of a pic..?
    Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-img_0819_gear-knob_1.jpgDauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-img_0819_gear-knob_2.jpg
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-img_0819_gear-knob_2.jpg  

  7. #7
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    Blimey, they (Renault) stuck with the same shape for all these models. Thanks for the help Jabin, now I can make a replica of the original with three dolphins and crown emblem for my Floride.



    Cheers and thanks again.
    Graham

  8. #8
    My Supermodel 63-1092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    somewhere! Pilbara, Bowen Basin, Melbourne?
    Posts
    10,689

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    You just enjoy a well earned holiday John. i didn't realise you had an original gear knob, seems you've been holding out on me.
    Out of three cars plus a stash I should have any part, and you already know the best latest thing "honk honk".
    John
    Александър Кристоф Шанел

  9. #9
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    Out of three cars plus a stash I should have any part, and you already know the best latest thing "honk honk".
    When you get your hands on an original Floride steering wheel I'd like to make a copy in red/black.

  10. #10
    1000+ Posts
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Boonah Qld
    Posts
    2,506

    Default

    Bruce at the club has an original Floride red/black wheel. Ask at next meeting or email him to bring it to the next meeting. Tell him you want to use it to make a copy. I'll PM you his phone number if you like.

  11. #11
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    Ok Rob, will do, thanks.

  12. #12
    1000+ Posts renault8&10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,363

    Default

    I think the R8/10 gear knobs are bigger than the dauphine et al ones though aren't they?
    It may pay to measure up first.
    KB


  13. #13
    1000+ Posts J-man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Littlehampton, S.A.
    Posts
    22,886

    Default

    I thought the Dauphine ones were a bit thinner than the R8/10 as well (from memory)
    cheers,

    John

  14. #14
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I think the R8/10 gear knobs are bigger than the dauphine et al ones though aren't they?
    It may pay to measure up first.
    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I thought the Dauphine ones were a bit thinner than the R8/10 as well (from memory)

    I'm going to be limited by the size of the jewel casting I have , really can't make it any smaller than the R10 dimensions above, but I'm not trying to achieve concourse here, just a bit of completeness. But it will be damned close to original.

  15. #15
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,703

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I think the R8/10 gear knobs are bigger than the dauphine et al ones though aren't they?
    It may pay to measure up first.
    I'll photograph an R8 one later. They have a Renault diamond in chrome in a white background, not the fake wood look. I have a feeling they are all the same size for Caravelle/8/10 but don't know about the gear lever diameter on the Florides.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  16. #16
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    John,

    I would also be interested in the thread diameter. My Floride has a really slender and tapered gear lever starting at 12mm and finishing up at the top with a 6mm thread, I can only assume it is original.


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-011.jpg  
    Last edited by 59 Floride; 16th June 2013 at 05:31 PM.

  17. #17
    Fellow Frogger! Sarosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    467

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    When you get your hands on an original Floride steering wheel I'd like to make a copy in red/black.
    Graham,

    I've already started to make a copy steering wheel as well. I am using a black Quillery M564 wheel as the base. It was bought from eBay ($30), being advertised for a Simca, R4, Estafette & "others". I already have a Floride centre cap, which exactly fit's. The overall diameters are the same as well. All I will need to do is paint the centre spokes and grip part enamel red and then band the ends with a gold strip and it should be pretty much an exact match. I assume the original's where basically this steering wheel anyway, just with the extra bling embellishment.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-simca-estafette-r4-quillery-m564.jpg  

  18. #18
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    He Sarosa, Renault in their wisdom used many different steering wheels through the Floride and Caravelle series...this is the one I am after..


  19. #19
    Fellow Frogger! Sarosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    467

    Default

    [QUOTE=59 Floride;1172129]He Sarosa, Renault in their wisdom used many different steering wheels through the Floride and Caravelle series...this is the one I am after..

    Yes, the holy grail! The only difference I can tell between your pic and my pic is the Red paint & 4 gold bands. The R1092 was also slightly less dished as well, so I think mine will be more Floride S/Dauphine looking i.e. slightly larger dish. A useful attached link shows the differences between the all:

    Floride Caravelle Club de France *- Support Technique *- Trucs et astuces

  20. #20
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    [QUOTE=Sarosa;1172135]
    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    He Sarosa, Renault in their wisdom used many different steering wheels through the Floride and Caravelle series...this is the one I am after..

    Yes, the holy grail! The only difference I can tell between your pic and my pic is the Red paint & 4 gold bands. The R1092 was also slightly less dished as well, so I think mine will be more Floride S/Dauphine looking i.e. slightly larger dish. A useful attached link shows the differences between the all:

    Floride Caravelle Club de France *- Support Technique *- Trucs et astuces
    Nice, thanks for the link..

  21. #21
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,703

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    John,

    I would also be interested in the thread diameter. Mt Floride has a really slender and tapered gear lever starting at 12mm and finishing up at the top with a 6mm thread, I can only assume it is original.]
    OK. The 4CV is a 6 mm threaded lever, presumably much the same as your Floride. The R8 is a 12 mm lever, and the knob presses on to a knurled section at the top, like a Caravelle.

    Dauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-r8-gear-knob-2.jpgDauphine, Floride, Caravelle gear knob information sought.-r8-gear-knob-1.jpg

    The R8 has a plastic disc pressed into the black body of the knob, and the background is pale grey.

    PM me with the current home email address if you want a hi-res photo of the top pattern.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  22. #22
    1000+ Posts renault8&10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    4,363

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post


    Based on a spare R10 one:

    Can't help with the thread pitch/diameter but the OD of the Stick is 12mm. From memory, the R10 top is knurled and the knob must be glued on, rather than threaded I seem to recall.

    Other dimensions:
    A=29.2mm
    B=47.5mm
    C=17mm
    D=25mm

    JohnW - you must have just beat me back inside from out in the garage!
    KB


  23. #23
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,703

    Default

    Yup, just beat you!

    For the knurled ones, you just push them on and the plastic is, well "plastic" enough to hold as a rule. I hesitate to glue as you just KNOW you'll need to pull if off for a completely unpredictable reason just after the glue hardens!

    I've only once or twice driven Florides, but seemed to recall a 4CV-size gear lever.

    Cheers
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  24. #24
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    32,889

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Based on a spare R10 one:

    Can't help with the thread pitch/diameter but the OD of the Stick is 12mm. From memory, the R10 top is knurled and the knob must be glued on, rather than threaded I seem to recall.

    Other dimensions:
    A=29.2mm
    B=47.5mm
    C=17mm
    D=25mm

    JohnW - you must have just beat me back inside from out in the garage!

    Thanks one and all, it seems they all varied a little in size from model to model and my new one will be no exception (probably 5% larger than original).

    It's the overall shape that concerns me as well, I have just turned up a wooden blank so I can make a mold from it, will report back with the goods in a couple of days.
    Last edited by 59 Floride; 16th June 2013 at 07:52 PM.

  25. #25
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,703

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    OK. The 4CV is a 6 mm threaded lever, presumably much the same as your Floride. The R8 is a 12 mm lever, and the knob presses on to a knurled section at the top, like a Caravelle.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	R8 gear knob 2.jpg 
Views:	663 
Size:	57.0 KB 
ID:	45023Click image for larger version. 

Name:	R8 gear knob 1.jpg 
Views:	564 
Size:	81.4 KB 
ID:	45024

    The R8 has a plastic disc pressed into the black body of the knob, and the background is pale grey.

    PM me with the current home email address if you want a hi-res photo of the top pattern.
    There's a brand new one of these for sale on ebay France...
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    Citroën CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

Page 1 of 3 123 Last

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •