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    Excellent photos Graham and they show great details of the interior.

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    What a cruiser! I can see all the chicks running along behind you in that one MG. A bit like the hysteria when the Beatles were in town ....
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    Well it's been a long time since any fair lady has thrown herself at my feet....t's mainly fair ladies who have fallen from their walking frames these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Excellent photos Graham and they show great details of the interior.
    Nice, and Transfluide transmission to boot. I saw one in Paris with Jean-Pierre Delaunoy 2-3 years back. Quite stylish and in very nice condition. Only a few made, this one being 114.

    On the Chapron plate, this one is 65 bodies ahead of the one shown before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    What a cruiser! I can see all the chicks running along behind you in that one MG. A bit like the hysteria when the Beatles were in town ....
    You do know that Adelaide had the single largest number of people ever to turn out to see the Beatles anywhere in the world? Always amazes me, presuming my information is correct of course.

    I suspect even a Chapron Fregate might struggle to beat that one...

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    Another one, they seem to grow on you don't they...?

    Checkout the extended side mirrors.

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    Amazing mirrors! Well placed actually!

    Thanks for that.
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    And the Presidential model...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    And the Presidential model...
    Not exactly the DS Presidential but really nice in a restrained way. Good in black too.

    Thanks for that.
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    I was the proud owner of a 1956 R1101 Fregate as my first car. It lived around Drouin in Victoria on a farm before I bought it from my uncle for $25.00 in 1970. I kept the car for over 10 years before it was sold through Shannon's in Melbourne so it is likely to be around still, probably more or less as I sold it. The R1101 was a pretty car for its size and mine was light blue (solitaire blue according to Renault) with bright red upholstery. The R1101 had the bigger 2141cc engine, up from just under 2000cc for the R1100. The car was underpowered even for its day but the big drum brakes did a good job and the high top gear meant that she would really move downhill with a tail wind. The car as it aged had some issues. Firstly the differential was hung from the chassis on a steel leaf spring and that broke after a few years so when the clutch was released the differential used to hit the fuel tank. The gear linkage wore so much that the gear stick wobbled everywhere and geat selection became an art. The seals at the bottom of the sleeves used to deteriorate quite quickly and oil used to mix with water in the sump to produce mayonnaise. Road holding was very good and the suspension absorbed the bumps on even the roughest roads. Needless to say I would like my Fregate back and I still have the workshop manual if that ever happens!
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    I really want this...

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    Well it's all up to you. You know you've got the capability. Although have you tried making wire wheels yet? There is plenty of info. A car up near Gatton. You will need big spanners. Some nuts are 36mm!! Well at least one is. You are a fast worker. Done in 18 months. The car club in France has some spares. Many, like universals etc, are standard sizes. The rubber dough nuts on the drive shafts can be rebuilt, they were standard off the shelf in the day may still be used in industrial equipment. Go for it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Well it's all up to you. You know you've got the capability. Although have you tried making wire wheels yet? There is plenty of info. A car up near Gatton. You will need big spanners. Some nuts are 36mm!! Well at least one is. You are a fast worker. Done in 18 months. The car club in France has some spares. Many, like universals etc, are standard sizes. The rubber dough nuts on the drive shafts can be rebuilt, they were standard off the shelf in the day may still be used in industrial equipment. Go for it!!!
    Not even I would be crazy enough to attempt such a thing as making wire spoke wheels, but if I was I'd get the guy at Gatton to roll some new rims, have some centers made up by a machinist and then get them spoked by a motorbike restorer and hey presto, a set of wire wheels. Not that hard really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Not even I would be crazy enough to attempt such a thing as making wire spoke wheels, but if I was I'd get the guy at Gatton to roll some new rims, have some centers made up by a machinist and then get them spoked by a motorbike restorer and hey presto, a set of wire wheels. Not that hard really.


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    I knew you could meet the challenge one way or another if you really wanted to. Actually they look very much like pre WW 2 Ford wheels.

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    By gove, is that a fregate in the back ground...?

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    Noooh. Love BB though.

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    A coupla lads fixing one up...

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    More likely a Simca, but what REALLY surprises me is that your depth of field got that far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    By gove, is that a fregate in the back ground...?


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    Interestingly, it looks more like an MGA than her usual Floride/caravelle (I can never tell the two apart!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Interestingly, it looks more like an MGA than her usual Floride/caravelle (I can never tell the two apart!)
    Definitely not a Floride. Looks MGA to me as well. But as you said rather difficult to get much depth of field even to the left.

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    Gees you coves are observant, I didn't even notice there was a car there...must be the old grainy photo that threw me off............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Well it's all up to you. You know you've got the capability. Although have you tried making wire wheels yet? There is plenty of info. A car up near Gatton. You will need big spanners. Some nuts are 36mm!! Well at least one is. You are a fast worker. Done in 18 months. The car club in France has some spares. Many, like universals etc, are standard sizes. The rubber dough nuts on the drive shafts can be rebuilt, they were standard off the shelf in the day may still be used in industrial equipment. Go for it!!!

    How to make wire wheels...simple when you see how someone does it.

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