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    Hello Fellow Froggers,
    I have started to do some small bits of work on the Renault firstly to remove the transfer stickers that were on the rear side quarters. I'm not worried too much about the paint coming off because I will repaint the whole car one day soon.

    I'm thinking of keeping the same colour White as it's an awesome colour as original. My question is what is the best White for this car. Vibrant colour not a cream, or off white just a nice bright colour white?

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    I would look at the white of current Corolla. This seems to be a rather sturdy colour in our climate and ages quite well.
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    Alpine White was a standard colour
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    I might have a new in bag windscreen wiper arm. I'll poke around.... Sadly, all other 16 things went years ago.

    So, a TL with a TX spoiler. Looks fairly straight. How's the rust?

    Great you are attending to her needs!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I might have a new in bag windscreen wiper arm. I'll poke around.... Sadly, all other 16 things went years ago.

    So, a TL with a TX spoiler. Looks fairly straight. How's the rust?

    Great you are attending to her needs!!
    Wiper arm would be quite handy as mine is showing signs of age. If you find it just PM me with cost.

    TS actually. 1972 from Adelaide . Needs some minor work but generally clean. Electric window front doors are slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nt reno View Post
    Alpine White was a standard colour
    I have found that Alpine White from other makes is not quite the same. Most paint places will have the recipe for Renault Alpine White. As R10 as well as R16's were painted in Alpine White.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renaultmark View Post
    Wiper arm would be quite handy as mine is showing signs of age. If you find it just PM me with cost.

    TS actually. 1972 from Adelaide . Needs some minor work but generally clean. Electric window front doors are slow.

    thanks
    Interesting. Early TS, but no badge on hatchback? They didn't have electric windows, so someone's worked hard to retrofit something in there. Maybe from the TX that supplied the spoiler? Quite rare, TX examples in Aus. Who cares though, at one level, if it is a recoverable TS. Great cars.

    I'll pass on the wiper arm when I find it! No charge but postage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Interesting. Early TS, but no badge on hatchback? They didn't have electric windows, so someone's worked hard to retrofit something in there.
    Cheers
    I had an early TS with original front power windows so they were available.
    It would have been around 72/73 build (square seats with separate headrests).
    It was definitely factory fitted. If memory serves, the door cards didn't have cut-outs for the window winders and the switches were on the dash near the clock.
    Was the same colour as yours too.

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    Ghost Gum white was the colour of my 75 16tL auto when i had it.
    I also have an original owners manual a bit ratty but if you want its free to a good home

    I once took parts off a wreck in Cessnock that had factory electric windows also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    I had an early TS with original front power windows so they were available.
    It would have been around 72/73 build (square seats with separate headrests).
    It was definitely factory fitted. If memory serves, the door cards didn't have cut-outs for the window winders and the switches were on the dash near the clock.
    Was the same colour as yours too.

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    Live and learn!! I had no idea and have never seen one - our 1970 white one in Adelaide definitely had manual windows, nor our 16TS Specials. Pleased to be corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Interesting. Early TS, but no badge on hatchback? They didn't have electric windows, so someone's worked hard to retrofit something in there. Maybe from the TX that supplied the spoiler? Quite rare, TX examples in Aus. Who cares though, at one level, if it is a recoverable TS. Great cars.

    I'll pass on the wiper arm when I find it! No charge but postage.

    Cheers
    My 16 is later than yours actually. Don't be fooled by the boot lid trim not being black. If anyone has a black trim to suit I would swap to make it original. The early TS's had different tail lights that sat higher. Speaking of lights, the headlights are Lucas not Cibie, which came about because of Australian local content in 1972.

    Thanks k's for the offer of wipers arms, much appreciated.

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    Hi Mark. You were quick to get her into the garage after your separation with R17. Good on you!

    Would you know of any old Renault panels I could use for some rust work on my R17 door quarter? I want to use the same vintage metal. My brother is a panel beater - painter business owner in Tassie. He reckons stick with the same metals. Some maybe harder/softer than others of the shelf, so welding should be easier. John
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    My 1975 16TS Special had electric front windows and its colour was Dulon Ghost Gum
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    That's not a TX spoiler. TX spoiler has different mounting brackets and is mounted on the roof, not the hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Hi Mark. You were quick to get her into the garage after your separation with R17. Good on you!

    Would you know of any old Renault panels I could use for some rust work on my R17 door quarter? I want to use the same vintage metal. My brother is a panel beater - painter business owner in Tassie. He reckons stick with the same metals. Some maybe harder/softer than others of the shelf, so welding should be easier. John
    i wouldnt know of any old Renault panels available. Sorry, but I am actually looking for some good R16 doors if someone has any hidden in their garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarosa View Post
    That's not a TX spoiler. TX spoiler has different mounting brackets and is mounted on the roof, not the hatch.
    I thought that was odd having it mounted on tailgate.
    But it still looks good and somewhat unique.

    i have just added these pics to show that the trim above the tail lights have improved the looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoji View Post
    Hi Mark. You were quick to get her into the garage after your separation with R17. Good on you!

    Would you know of any old Renault panels I could use for some rust work on my R17 door quarter? I want to use the same vintage metal. My brother is a panel beater - painter business owner in Tassie. He reckons stick with the same metals. Some maybe harder/softer than others of the shelf, so welding should be easier. John
    I have a secondhand set of R10 guards (3) for sale, two fronts and one rear.
    Located in Sydney though. $120 for the lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I have a secondhand set of R10 guards (3) for sale, two fronts and one rear.
    Located in Sydney though. $120 for the lot.
    Thanks, but no thanks. I will keep try over here in the west. Cheers. John
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    No probs, but ironically of all the secondhand stuff I've sold over the last 10yrs, I'd say 90% of it headed over to the west.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    No probs, but ironically of all the secondhand stuff I've sold over the last 10yrs, I'd say 90% of it headed over to the west.
    That's because it's coastal maybe. Rust loves the sea air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renaultmark View Post
    i wouldnt know of any old Renault panels available. Sorry, but I am actually looking for some good R16 doors if someone has any hidden in their garage.
    I had 12 of them at one stage. They went with the car when I sold it and I fear I know where they went next..... Alas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I had 12 of them at one stage. They went with the car when I sold it and I fear I know where they went next..... Alas...
    I had so many R16 parts when I lived in Adelaide that I had to leave behind when we moved over to WA in 1995. I'm sure there are many stories told similar from other Froggers. But you just never know someone here in WA may just have parts or whole car sitting around for a rainy day. Old shed maybe, old barn, yeah right! Tell me I'm dreaming lol.
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    It can be a partly rusted panel that is no good.
    As long as there is some good, fairly flat areas to cut small bits out from.
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