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    Default 1920s? Renault cric

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    An ancient Renault car jack has come into my possession which I have done a bit of a job on to bring it up to speed. I pulled it apart to clean and regrease with the view of restoring it, I stopped short of painting it or trying to make it any better than it was originally made, therefor I left the patina as it was.

    The body of the cric was made from sheet metal and was hammer welded blacksmith style, the machine work was pretty good for the era as was the casting. After a thorough clean up I bathed it in rust converter and rubbed it all in clean grease for protection. Check out the hand made thrust bearing.

    Should look good sitting on the mantle with my ancient French clock.

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    Now you just need an old Renault to go with it
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    cheers,

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    with a straight 8
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    In ya dreams. Why would anyone in their right head want an old car like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    right head

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    point taken Arto, point taken.

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    Tasmanian eh? Learn something new every day
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    Glad to see you’re still using an imperial tape
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    Glad to see you’re still using an imperial tape
    I think he is taking a bet each way.
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    I'd be careful using that old thing or your car could be up shit cric.


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    I expect his Mantle will be sufficiently sturdy to support it and the ancient French Clock, but perhaps not the other way around
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    ...surrounded by comedians.

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    ain't it great
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    How does it work though? Isn't there a gear missing that would drive the big gearwheel (in turn to rotate those lovely long spirals and extend the cric) by winding a handle that plugs into the hole in the side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    ...surrounded by comedians.
    Too much time on their hands. It'll be different next week...
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    Icon14 Shade tree mechanics and desired tools

    Harking back to a past life, the obliterated serial # (or is it ?) May indicate it was "liberated" from some owner/employer inventory of tools like many tools that find their survival in Australia..

    If it could talk! but would it do a Ghosn confession.

    Add that to the "conversation" piece inventory

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    John, the small gear is visible on the inside shot, covered in anti sieze grease.
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    Now that all the juvenile levite has died down I’d point out that Ken is onto something here ( you maybe should have been a detective), under closer scrutiny with a magnifying glass it would appear that the brass plaque is indeed a clean skin, never been stamped. I figure the statute of ownership limitations would be up by now, so I claim legal ownership. Ghosn wouldn’t have been born when this cric was manufactured but Louis Renault certainly was, shame he died in prison tho..�� Is there a pattern forming there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Now that all the juvenile levite has died down
    You aren't getting "jacked" of our comments are you MG
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    How does it work though? Isn't there a gear missing that would drive the big gearwheel (in turn to rotate those lovely long spirals and extend the cric) by winding a handle that plugs into the hole in the side?
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    John, the small gear is visible on the inside shot, covered in anti sieze grease.
    Wot he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
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    I think he is taking a bet each way.
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    I'd be careful using that old thing or your car could be up shit cric.
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    I expect his Mantle will be sufficiently sturdy to support it and the ancient French Clock, but perhaps not the other way around
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    ain't it great
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    You aren't getting "jacked" of our comments are you MG

    You'll all be laughing out the other side of your poorly fitting tourist grade berets when it is revealed that this cric was once the personal property of Louis Renault himself ( hence no serial number). I imagine I will be invited over to the father country as a guest of the French government and attend state dinners with Macron, Bardot and Depardieu, perhaps even a representative or two from the British royals. I'll likely be awarded the Legion Of Honour for returning this priceless cric to it's people. There will likely be appearances on local chat shows, a guest appearance at Caan and perhaps I will be appointed the official starter of the French grand prix at Paul Ricard. Who knows where this might take me.
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    and I'll be the first to applaud you when it happens, but be weary of the Brits Royalty, you never know what you'll catch there
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    ..well the part about the royals was a bit of a stretch anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    You'll all be laughing out the other side of your poorly fitting tourist grade berets when it is revealed that this cric was once the personal property of Louis Renault himself ( hence no serial number). I imagine I will be invited over to the father country as a guest of the French government and attend state dinners with Macron, Bardot and Depardieu, perhaps even a representative or two from the British royals. I'll likely be awarded the Legion Of Honour for returning this priceless cric to it's people. There will likely be appearances on local chat shows, a guest appearance at Caan and perhaps I will be appointed the official starter of the French grand prix at Paul Ricard. Who known where this might take me.
    Dreamer... be careful though, do they still use that vertical cheese slicer and make heads roll

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    La belle France. I'm afraid she's feminine, so very much the mother country! I do wonder whether the Renault Classic folk have such a fine cric though.

    I could imagine the British royalty, or some of them, preferring France after Brexit, even though Edward VII regarded his blood as German (as it mostly was, come to think of it). Still, no known/proven descendants of that bloke have surfaced.
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