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    Yes there's a pile of spares in boxes, I believe there's a dauphine brake set up amongst it. I'm informed that an R10 rack is desirable, but I'm looking at chemical stripping and welding first.

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    Everything is easy relative to the body I expect!

    The R10 rack might be better but also compromises turning circle a bit I'm told - I've driven a 4CV with an R10 rack and I didn't really notice that though. My car is on its original rack and I'm OK with it. Pretty low geared but, like some others, I've thrown out the return springs.

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    I've been lucky that the car came with so many spares, including a full set of hanging panels. Getting the body right is the priority.

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    Nice to have the panels. I got a pretty reasonable rear guard from a wrecker at Sandy Creek, near Gawler in SA a couple of years ago and he had more on a car there. When I think about what I threw away 45 years ago I could cry..... Still, only so many are really needed.
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    For those following this thread.... A couple of weeks ago I'm sure someone was looking for a 4CV De Luxe badge - my wife's old 1954 model had one in the left hand front side mudguard area. I've found the one I had but now can't find the message asking for it! Bit embarrassing....

    Can anyone remember who wants one?

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    This would have to be the fattest 4CV I've ever seen. Wonder what's in it?

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    This is not a bad 4CV restoration video series to watch. He has some different ideas on modifications which I'm not a big fan of, and I haven't seen the fuel tank done like his either, but interesting to see anyway ...

    Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJZIQ11dW7A
    Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsL-1OeKPys

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    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    This would have to be the fattest 4CV I've ever seen. Wonder what's in it?
    Hmm, my earlier reply disappeared, so maybe I forgot to post it!

    Anyway, what superb artisanal work on the body. Not for me, but that's not the point. Not enough clearance to cross a frozen pea by the look of it too, but that's definitely not his point either.

    It is amazing what people spend time and money on, isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    This is not a bad 4CV restoration video series to watch. He has some different ideas on modifications which I'm not a big fan of, and I haven't seen the fuel tank done like his either, but interesting to see anyway ...
    Interesting - I doubt we'd get a roadworthy with that fuel tank arrangement, but you'd know better than I would on that score!

    The car already had a bastardised part Aerostable rear end in it, a Ferlec gear lever and I think R10 wheels, so his work wasn't the first. One shot showing the brake shoes had the old 4CV shoe holders not Dauphine ones - wonder what, if anything, he's done to the brakes?

    Anyway, I then had a look at the second video, and, on the YouTube vertical column to the right was part three, it turns out 'after the accident', which might answer the brake question.... Or not of course.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BddlLMLCdVw

    Now there's lots of power with the new engine and some clutch stuff I don't quite understand - clearly the first, larger diameter thrust was neither centralised with the pressure plate nor with pivots quite parallel judging by the extreme wear marks. I didn't know there were different diameter graphite thrusts (although the replacement looks like a needle roller one, which I have on the R8 successfully). Maybe one isn't Renault?

    What does surprise me is no mention of brakes to match the extra power, although I see a 330 gearbox!

    Lots of work and enthusiasm. I do like the extra, louvred vents at the rear.

    Best wishes for 2018!
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    I stumbled over this little gem. Quite a nice resto I think

    https://www.classic-trader.com/au/ca...cv/1952/130261

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    cheers,

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    Nice, looks better with the steering wheel on the correct side.

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    Big game hunting Australian style...

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    That brings back memories.

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    They both should be arrested for crimes to fashion..

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    They've killed all the trees, now killing whatever moves! About 1951 or earlier, the car, judging by the side flasher lamps. As for crimes of fashion, guilty....
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