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    I have obtained a late 1955, early 1956 Renault 4CV from a friend. Unfortunately it has spent many years out in the elements, so it is definitely going to be a "Labour of Love" to get it back on the road.

    Does any one have plans for a rotisserie for either a 4CV or an 8 or 10 that could be adapted?

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    I hope there's no inside-out rust along the roof line gutter spot welding.... If there is, best of luck. It looks a bit tired and moth-eaten from the photos.

    Note it has the rare bottom-hinged glove box lid - they can be expensive to buy and are hard to find in my experience. Off things like that can make the worst shell worth picking up, or at least I reckon so.

    Good to see yet another emerging. You can hide the hole in that rear bumper at the front with the number plate!
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    I can take some pics of my stand and give basic dimensions but it is not a true rotisserie as it doesn't have a ratchet mechanism to rotate the shell 90deg. It uses the bumper mount points to mount the shell so your width and depth etc will be governed by those dimensions on your shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ 750 View Post
    Hi,

    I have obtained a late 1955, early 1956 Renault 4CV from a friend. Unfortunately it has spent many years out in the elements, so it is definitely going to be a "Labour of Love" to get it back on the road.

    Does any one have plans for a rotisserie for either a 4CV or an 8 or 10 that could be adapted?

    Regards

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    Try JY Dog on here with a PM. He leant me a home made rotisserie that I used for the Dauphine. He was trying to sell/give it away about 3 months ago before moving house. It may still be around if he is still on Aussiefrogs.
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    Once saw one made from two engine stands. The bumper bar attachments were welded up with a piece of 75mm? pipe that was put into the swivel point. New ones cost about $1400 to $1500 last time I looked. But have a hydraulic device for altering height.

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    By the way love the car. Having great fun with my restoration. Although a bit slow as other things get in the way. Hope yours goes well with out too many nasties.

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    The mini guys often use two engine stands, but they can run a single pipe mounted to the bulkhead, then runs through the speedo hole to the back and through a removable panel on the rear seat out to the second stand.

    The engine stands are often tilted back however.
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    [QUOTE=Sunroof;1303391]Once saw one made from two engine stands. The bumper bar attachments were welded up with a piece of 75mm? pipe that was put into the swivel point. New ones cost about $1400 to $1500 last time I looked. But have a hydraulic device for altering height.[/QUOTE

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    Cool! So will we see a 4CV restoration thread then? That grille bar on the front is pretty rare. I haven't seen the choke on the floor by the gear shift and the pull starter behind the hand brake for a while. It looks earlier than 55-56 to me with that dash and pull starter
    Like John said, I hope it doesn't turn out to be too rusty; it'd be great to see another one restored
    cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    It looks earlier than 55-56 to me
    Based on the oval plate, and the features such as the dash and front badge surround, DJ would be spot on with his dates. I'm hoping it will be an easy resto too!
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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the information about rotisseries. The more I work on the car (or try to loosen rusted on bolts), it is going to be a long slow and I am sure painful restoration.

    Thanks

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    You can hide the hole in that rear bumper at the front with the number plate!
    I was going to ask about that but I was thinking that with my family background I should know the answer already. Did someone fit a rear bumper on the front or is it the typical Renault tightarse tradition of making one part fit all and just cover it with the number plate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    You can hide the hole in that rear bumper at the front with the number plate!
    I was going to ask about that but I was thinking that with my family background I should know the answer already. Did someone fit a rear bumper on the front or is it the typical Renault tightarse tradition of making one part fit all and just cover it with the number plate?
    David Cavanagh

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    I was going to ask about that but I was thinking that with my family background I should know the answer already. Did someone fit a rear bumper on the front or is it the typical Renault tightarse tradition of making one part fit all and just cover it with the number plate?
    Cheaper not to make the hole I'd have thought. No, just that someone damaged the front one and had an undamaged rear and they are the same size. My 4CV is just the same.
    JohnW

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