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    It's quite a mix of models. It doesn't have the demister slots at the corners of the windscreen like a late car and has the early engine but has the late battery location and spare wheel location too. I think it has been made up from pieces. Late dash and nose etc.
    It's always interesting picking the bits of various models on these cars isn't it!

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    Not sure if this link will work for everyone as it's Facebook, but this very original appearing early 4CV has come up for grabs. Looks so solid in the photos and appears to have never been done up. I think some polish would do wonders

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Not sure if this link will work for everyone as it's Facebook, but this very original appearing early 4CV has come up for grabs. Looks so solid in the photos and appears to have never been done up. I think some polish would do wonders https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...roduct_details
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    That looks seriously sound to me. I'd guess it might just be late 1951 and therefore with telescopic shock absorbers (my near-identical car from May 1951 registration in Adelaide, has the last of Renault's own lever action shockers. The script Renault badge on the front is rare - mine is all upper case and alloy. Old cross-ply spare. Pity we don't have the oval plate on a photo...

    I'll pass the link (which did open) around the 4CV Register.

    Many thanks John!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Not sure if this link will work for everyone as it's Facebook, but this very original appearing early 4CV has come up for grabs. Looks so solid in the photos and appears to have never been done up. I think some polish would do onders https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...roduct_details 51 4CV.JPG
    Forgot to say, you should slip out there and collect it for posterity. It's barely an hour away. It looks really good to me and nearly un-molested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    That looks seriously sound to me. I'd guess it might just be late 1951 and therefore with telescopic shock absorbers (my near-identical car from May 1951 registration in Adelaide, has the last of Renault's own lever action shockers. The script Renault badge on the front is rare - mine is all upper case and alloy. Old cross-ply spare. Pity we don't have the oval plate on a photo...

    I'll pass the link (which did open) around the 4CV Register.

    Many thanks John!
    This car is so close in features to my car, right down to the cursive badge. The only difference I can pick is the air filter housing (mine had the tube from the carby to the canister air cleaner and a fancy form of badge in the steering wheel center.

    It appears to have some odd damage to the body on the right rear. One forward of the right tail light and the other back from the right rear door handle?

    I'd love to check it out. Wouldn't be able to take it home though John
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Wouldn't be able to take it home though John
    Seeking forgiveness after the event wouldn't work??
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    Aftermarket air filter of some sort I'd say or scrounged from a wrecker. I recall once filling up with fuel in Melrose, still a dirt road, and the old bloke who ran the service station said "not bad little cars, but they always got dust in the bores" and he was right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Seeking forgiveness after the event wouldn't work??
    The nights are starting to cool off here in the Adelaide Hills Arto. The dog house might be a bit chilly for me
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    You could get more dogs as well

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    To keep you warm
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    It's starting to look like a plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I'd guess it might just be late 1951 and therefore with telescopic shock absorbers (my near-identical car from May 1951 registration in Adelaide, has the last of Renault's own lever action shockers.
    That's interesting you say that John. That throws even more confusion into what year my car actually is. Mine as you know is the later cursive badge but mine also had the swing arm dampers. It seems they were a update on the run production car.
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    Please PM me your email address regarding lever arm dampers! I've just rejigged the rear end and written it up.

    Also, what is your oval plate number and diamond plate number. They changed to telescopics mid-1951 in France, so a bit later in Oz.

    We'll have to persuade you to join the Register!!

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    I think I still have your email address John from when you sent me pics of the blue 4CV respray . The oval plate number is one of the many mysteries of my car. The plates and the model details don't match my cars specs. I think from memory you or Simon suggested it was a 54, which suggests the car was re-birthed or similar at some stage, which would have happened before Dad bought it for me in 1977.
    Also all the original gear is gone from my car from the person I sold it to, and bought back again 26 years later. It now has R10 front end and set up for 16TS power. My 17TL engine is currently bolted to the 10 gearbox but just sitting in there.

    It used to be easy to upload a picture of an oval plate

    Oval plate is R1062 333877 and diamond plate is 2026370
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    Ah, I remember now. Just sent you an email anyway.

    It's really interesting to have a very early car and see the progressive simplifications over the years - the dramatic changes in brake hose fittings being a good example - as they progressively reduced manufacturing costs. Those lever-action shock absorbers are complex devices and work reasonably at best. The rear of mine is much nicer now I have brand new telescopics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    That's interesting you say that John. That throws even more confusion into what year my car actually is. Mine as you know is the later cursive badge but mine also had the swing arm dampers. It seems they were a update on the run production car.
    Mine is a rare French-built car, so maybe the upper case capital badge could have used in parallel with the cursive badge for Oz-assembled cars around 1951-2. No badge on the front by 1954. I could work really hard on the big parts manual but the records of what the folk in Sydney actually did and when they did it are not, let's say, comprehensive!
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    Hi J-man,

    Based on your diamond plate number your car was manufactured in January 1954. My contacts in France have a database which relates the diamond plate number to the manufactured date. This agrees with the information Simon has given you.

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    Must remember to get that database David! Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ 750 View Post
    Hi J-man,

    Based on your diamond plate number your car was manufactured in January 1954. My contacts in France have a database which relates the diamond plate number to the manufactured date. This agrees with the information Simon has given you.

    Regards

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    Thanks David, and that also suggests my car was probably rebirthed at some stage. Maybe someone wrote off their 54, bought mine cheap and swapped the rego plates and ID plates. Not sure why you'd bother though.

    But my car definitely doesn't or should I say didn't (very modified now) have features/specs of the later car.

    I must put some more effort into that time machine project so I can go back and see what happened
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ 750 View Post
    Hi J-man,

    Based on your diamond plate number your car was manufactured in January 1954. My contacts in France have a database which relates the diamond plate number to the manufactured date. This agrees with the information Simon has given you.

    Regards

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    Good grief. I completely forgot to have this discussion with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How do we access this database?

    We've just arrived home, hope you have achieved the same!

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    The 4CVfrom Bridgetown WA
    John van Halteren has run the car for about 30 years,almost in its present form. Just recently he did an upgrade to the motor also with new pistons and sleeves and a general tidy up of the engine compartment. He has also fitted a new Alfa V6 radiator and new electric fan.

    The car runs very well, and is very responsive. With 30 years work on the suspension and handling, it rides very nice and handles very well. The brakes are all R10 discs and calipers, and it stops very well in deed, with a lot of feel on the pedal. He just recently had the wheels built in WA from 16TS centers with new Holden rims at 5.5Jx14.

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    The only thing I don't love about this Ray, is that fabulous story doesn't end with "and after 30 years has decided to sell it to another John who lives in the Adelaide Hills"
    Thanks for sharing Ray. What a cool little 4CV
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    I stumbled over this site through Pinterest. Some fabulous early industry photographs which happen to include production of the early 4CV

    Pierre JAHAN (1909 - 2003) - Site officiel du photograhe

    It's so cool seeing the pressings stacked ready for assembly.

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    I definitely wouldn't mind some pressings from that department !!!!
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