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    I did the morning coffee run on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    That was awesome MG
    Thanks for taking us for a spin. Even Mrs J-man loved it

    My pleasure, I was just testing out my new camera.

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    Very good. I've been trying to work out where the camera was mounted, and between the teeth seems the best guess????
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    I couldn't make out if they were your arms or not. I'll have to take a better look and note of them next time I see you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    I couldn't make out if they were your arms or not. I'll have to take a better look and note of them next time I see you.
    Probably, because his knuckles definately don't drag on the ground when he walks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    I couldn't make out if they were your arms or not. I'll have to take a better look and note of them next time I see you.
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    Probably, because his knuckles definately don't drag on the ground when he walks.
    Yeah righto you two, being as astute as I know you both are you would have noticed that the camera was a wide angle type which has made my slender arms appear more manly than they really are. Y'áll would have also noticed my giant hands, no-one but no-one has hands bigger than mine..


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    Hmm, riveting stuff yes I know.

    My good friend and fellow Fregate owner Philippe from Toulon France has correctly pointed out that according to the 1958 Fregate owners manual the gear shift had finally been repositioned on the RHD cars to the left hand side of the steering column by 1958. My car is a 1956.

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    Here's another Aussie Fregate from about 1953 with the right handed gearshift like mine.

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    ‘cept his is probably adjusted properly
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    I'm glad no one has used the adjective "correctly" for the repositioned gear lever. What's wrong with the RHS, apart from not being able to sell the cars to everyone of course?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I'm glad no one has used the adjective "correctly" for the repositioned gear lever. What's wrong with the RHS, apart from not being able to sell the cars to everyone of course?
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with the right handed gear shift especially for a naturally gifted driver like yours truly.

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    ...I'll deal with you later.

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    The early Standard Vanguard also had a RH column shift on a RHD car, then there was also the Riley Pathfinder with a RH floor shift on the RHD versions. Renault was probably trying to cater to a niche market of upgraders.......
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    THAT'LL BUFF OUT..

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    Gee, you must have some pretty coarse grit paper up there....

    Great photo. Thanks.

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    Won't buff out, you but could just spray over the top. May be cover the glass bits first though.

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    Anyone looking for a parts car..?

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    No not a parts car. It wouldn't be a problem for you to restore G.

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    Coarse grit and a power sander I'd reckon.
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    I've been trying to upload these images for weeks, a fully blinged Domaine.



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    I like the bling. I miss the lack of chrome on modern cars. Saw a black late model Merc with quite a bit of chrome on it the other day. Not sure if they were extras or factory but it certainly looked great.
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    The position of the gear command, for RHD, is like this :

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    Bonjour Ricky,

    Do you know how many road-going Fregates there are in France, In Australia we have only 3.

    Savez-vous combien il y a de frégates routiers en France? En Australie, nous n’en avons que 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I've been trying to upload these images for weeks, a fully blinged Domaine.
    That's nice and thanks! Did you note the two extra rear lamps, one white and one yellow. Reversing and fog warning lamps respectively I wonder?
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    G'day JW, yes I noticed.

    These cars were delivered with the bare necessities which is why this car stands out, being fully blinged and all.

    I would point out that there is a Domaine in Victoria awaiting restoration if anyone is game enough..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    G'day JW, yes I noticed.

    These cars were delivered with the bare necessities which is why this car stands out, being fully blinged and all.

    I would point out that there is a Domaine in Victoria awaiting restoration if anyone is game enough..
    I wish someone would do exactly that - the Renault service car I presume? Lovely red on the car shown by Ricky. One of the Fregates in WA is regularly spoken of by its owner in terms of "must restore it..." or words to that effect. It's a "gonna" car. Others would know better but I think there are 2-3 lurking here, none actually mobile to my knowledge.

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