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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Love the white lines in the tyres Roger. They really set it off.
    Thanks John, had them refreshed just for the All French car day, got to be careful putting it on the trailer for the trip to Forbes next year.

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    Yup, it's hard to be humble..


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    Even when you age gracefully..

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    Like this one, driven here 20 or 30 years ago ....

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    and now housed at

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    Same address. Seized wheels and locked steering with no keys decided that for me. I'll be returning for what I can save off it. She's a rare Ferlec clutch jobby but unfortunately the body is that rotten the b-pillar pulled away opening the back door which pretty much disintegrated in the process. Poor old thing ....
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    John I hope you are saving the Ferlec stuff. Rare as hens teeth.

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    An aquaintance in Austria has this little collection going on ..
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    hmm! Nice but ....
    I must say I don't share his enthusiasm for whitewall tyres; in my view, they visually unbalance the vehicle's overall appearance.
    All a matter of subjective taste of course.
    cheers! Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    John I hope you are saving the Ferlec stuff. Rare as hens teeth.
    Trouble here Rob is the car is on a slope and over the years rain has caused the land to wash down under the back of the car so it's like the car is bogged up to the body and needs digging out. I wouldn't be surprised if the sump was completely rusted away from wet ground being against it. We started digging it out and the exhaust system was part of the dirt we removed! I'd hate to see what it looks like underneath
    It would certainly be easier to recover any good bits if I could get it home and just take my time attacking it with CRC to loosen rusted bolts etc to remove anything retrievable.
    I can imagine the Ferlec bits would be rare as hens teeth but would anyone want those bits? Most people probably de-Ferlec-ed those cars when things went wrong and changed them to normal manuals
    I was thinking if I could drag it onto a trailer, I could possibly put those wheel trolley's under each wheel to maneuver it at home but my driveway is on a slope so it could get a bit interesting ....
    It may just be best to take what I can in-situ
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    Most, if not all, have been de-ferleced but perhaps that would be a reason to get the bits and rebuild one. If you are getting the bits then don't forget the gear stick it is special and control box. Geo H has a Ferlec Dauphine and some parts for a 4CV Ferlec. If I lived a bit closer I would give you a hand but..........

    I would certainly like to try to get one up and running but do have a lot of projects on the go however I wouldn't ever rule anything out.

    I recently got bits out of a rusty Fregate, under pressure of time, and found an angle grinder and an oxy torch speeded up the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    I was thinking if I could drag it onto a trailer, I could possibly put those wheel trolley's under each wheel
    Is the shed strong enough to take a a block and tackle? Lift the rear up by the bumper irons or engine support mounts, then it is draggable at least. Otherwise gas axe/sabre saw in situ.

    Or drop it directly in the back yard, like these guys.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Is the shed strong enough to take a a block and tackle? Lift the rear up by the bumper irons or engine support mounts, then it is draggable at least. Otherwise gas axe/sabre saw in situ.

    Or drop it directly in the back yard, like these guys.....

    Man o man. Hope they got the chopper at mates rates. See John easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Is the shed strong enough to take a a block and tackle? Lift the rear up by the bumper irons or engine support mounts, then it is draggable at least. Otherwise gas axe/sabre saw in situ.

    Or drop it directly in the back yard, like these guys.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Man o man. Hope they got the chopper at mates rates. See John easy.
    Yes, that's a hideous amount of trouble and expence to retrieve a rusted peice of junk, I hope it's worth the trouble.

    It's amasing the basket cases that folk in the Northern Hemisphere will take on, where we would shy away. And here's me thinking myself to be insane for taking on an old fregate.

    Good luck to em anyway..

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    After seeing that video I've decided it's not that bad after all and I'm going to organise a chopper for the weekend

    Yes, it really is amazing what some people save. The thing with those early Kombi's is unlike a 4CV, there value can be $70k plus, so if that one is super rare, who knows what rediculous figure it could be worth.

    My wife has been retrieved in a chopper twice for serious asthma. One time was only from Mt Barker to Adelaide. We accidentally got the bill for it because they mis-spelt her name and hence she didn't show up as having cover. The bill for the flight was $8k . Needless to say, I nearly needed an ambulance myself for a second

    I'm pretty sure the great idea of hoisting it up wouldn't be an option. I reckon the car would stay put and the collapsing barn would lower down on top of the car
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    Here is the little 4CV that John was referring to. Unfortunately the shed storing the car was under pine trees and after twenty odd years the shed cried enough and some of it has partially collapsed. If we attempted to pull the car out I reckon it would have snapped in half!For the 4CV fans ...-imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1408690327.713346.jpgFor the 4CV fans ...-imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1408690348.308776.jpgFor the 4CV fans ...-imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1408690362.712268.jpgFor the 4CV fans ...-imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1408690380.886547.jpg
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    It is sad really.

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    I get to see my 4cv today. Do the dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
    I get to see my 4cv today. Do the dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R10S FAN View Post
    Here is the little 4CV that John was referring to. Unfortunately the shed storing the car was under pine trees and after twenty odd years the shed cried enough and some of it has partially collapsed. If we attempted to pull the car out I reckon it would have snapped in half!Click image for larger version. 

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    Today I had a shot at picking some bits off the 4CV on death (crusher) row. With the help of the very generous Lucien, I came away with a salvageable left B-pillar, F&R seats, bonnet & boot lid, head lights 'n grille, radiator cap & surround ornament & a fabulous steering wheel, requiring little to refurbish. I'll need to return another day for more bits ....

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    Bit sad isn't she. Needs more than polish.

    The truth is, there are more bits around than we'll ever need, and some really aren't worth more than a pickover before wrecking.

    Nice steering wheel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Yes, that's a hideous amount of trouble and expence to retrieve a rusted peice of junk, I hope it's worth the trouble.

    It's amasing the basket cases that folk in the Northern Hemisphere will take on, where we would shy away. And here's me thinking myself to be insane for taking on an old fregate.

    Good luck to em anyway..
    So right. There was a 4CV written up in Classic and Sports Car a few years ago. The amount of welding and reconstruction was amazing, and way beyond anything I'd imagine being done in Oz. At least the Fregate wasn't totally rotten by any imagination.
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    J-man, is the ignition switch up for grabs, I need one for the Fregate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    J-man, is the ignition switch up for grabs, I need one for the Fregate?
    That's one of the many things I want to go back for MG. My car has a home made dash to suit 16TS gauges & R10 column but I'd prefer to use the nice original 4CV dash & column out of this car, even though it's not an early dash. There is no key to it which is a slight pain. Would a R10 ignition switch work for you?
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