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    Hey all,
    I've just bought a 1978 Renault 12 1.4 in very original condition, which I hope to get on club plates. However, as always there are bits that need doing.
    My main problem at the moment is sourcing parts. Front shocks will need replacing, I'll require a tail-light, and there's the odd bit of external trim that is missing in action, although a low priority. Then there's the rear brake slave cylinder, LHS drive shaft seal, LHS outer drive shaft boot, outer tie rod end ball joint boots, and rear axle bushes.
    Where the heck do I source these parts? Based in South Gippsland, so Melbourne works for physical locales.
    Cheers, Barry

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    I'd try French Connection or Alpine affair. Either should be able to help.

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    Home *-* renault12shop
    They have been a great help with parts for my R17
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    I am in Traralgon and know a local guy with a bit of 12 stuff which is all surplus to his requirements. If you PM me I can give you his contact.
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    There are parts on Ebay too.
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    Yep! replaced pretty much what you are asking after on mine 12m ago from Turkey / Greek / UK ebay

    You can find a drive shaft boot that from something modern, take the broken one into repco and ask for something like this. It will be fine.

    Slave cylinders are on the ebays.

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    Goodness it doesn't look like the rust has eaten into the bottom of the things. Good sh1t!

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    Nice looking car. Doesn't look like it's got the usual rust in the nether regions and it's got the later wheels with the hole in the centre so it's going to be easier to find someone to balance them.

    Like others has said, French Connection, Alpine Affaire, and Ken Bailey if you can find him.
    The R12 shop has a lot of mechanical, panels and trim and Ebay can be a source for mechanical bits like brake components and consumables and you can probably get a taillight too if you are patient. External trim might be a struggle but as you say, it's not a high priority

    Regarding the driveshaft boots, (I presume you're talking about the outers), if you can't get them from the usual local suspects, I got some of the stretch types for a Clio off ebay and they fit. Only thing is you have to remove the driveshaft to fit them. You might be able to do them on the car but you'll obviously have to release the driveshaft from the hub so it's not that much more to remove them completely and move to the comfort of a workbench. You can get split boots that glue together and you don't have to remove the shaft for those. Don't let the driveshafts run dry, while replacements are available they're not cheap and there doesn't appear to be anyone in Australia reconditioning driveshafts any more (at least not here in Brisbane).
    For memory, the boots were less the $25 each (delivered) and that was supplied with the cone, stainless steel ties, and the grease.
    Because they stretch, they feel very flimsy when compered to the original boots but it's been over 12 months since I fitted them and they're still holding up fine. They only have to hold grease in and keep water out so should be okay.

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    Ken Bailey is back in business as Parts of France. Works out of alpine Affair. Contact for Ken is 0400 566 119 and email is ken.bailey55@bigpond.com

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    Thanks all, plenty to chase. And yep, almost rust-free and with an engine showing plenty of compression. Couldn't say no.
    Now the non-gender-specific life choice partner says I have to sell the motorbike to make room for it, but at least she says I can keep all the other cars -- a one-owner (until I borrowed it) '73 Superbug, a one-owner (until I bought it) low-kays '94 Falcon GLi in completely stock condition and an '03 Land Rover Discovery 2a money pit. We've only just recently retired an '02 Saab 9-5 Griffin that (some would say thankfully) cracked the block.

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    Oh my, you have fun toys!

    And that griffin! Gaaaaah I had a hard on for those things for ages.!

    RIP Saab.

    But keep the bike. You'll miss it. Doesn't take up that much room anyway.

    VIV LA R12!

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    Keep the bike & sell the money pit Disco.! Renaults are much more fun and more reliable.

    Looks like a great little 12 in good nick. Well done.
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