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    This pic is from somewhere in France and is an exquisite example of these beautiful cars all fully restored, note the different roof shapes and styles...the cars to the right are all Caravelles, the Florides have two soft top versions and it can be confusing which one is which when dealing with online rag top sellers...gotta make sure you get the correct one.



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    An interactive colour chart for all models, just click a colour and see a photo example.

    http://fccdf.free.fr/article.php3?id_article=17
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    For those interested in these old Renaults, here is a recent pic of my Floride.

    I have been fixing her up for 5 odd years but only the last year in earnest as I have discovered where and how to get parts.

    She would never be a concourse winner as the original motor and gearbox are long gone so she is hardly original, but that suites me as I want a car that I can drive in modern traffic not a museum piece.

    I have fitted a 1.4L R12 motor and a sweet R10 gearbox, R10 disc brakes all round as well.

    She is complete except for a few bits missing from the Hardtop which I am finding from all corners of the civilized world.

    The next step is a full body rebuild and repaint as some of the leading has shifted and needs reworking.

    Happy New Year to all.

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    Default Can't show you mine

    Graham, been trying to post photo's of my two Florides but can't upload from my computer to AF but can to other sites, even copy-paste makes them to big.
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    Default It can be done , just don't know how......

    Images can be resized because I have done it ...once... just requires a bit of fiddling around I guess which is something us old car buffs no how to do well.

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    I want to put my 6" wheels from my old Floride onto my other one, I just want to know if i can just bolt them on or do i need to have something adjusted to run with the wider wheels or is there any other changes or mods i should consider. Also do you think 6" are to wide, if so what max size do you think i should go, as i'd like to possibly order some new wheels from france and get them chromed with some of it's other parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    Also do you think 15" are to wide, if so what max size do you think i should go, as i'd like to possibly order some new wheels from france and get them chromed with some of it's other parts.
    A rim is a rim and their design has not really change much over time.
    Tyres on the other hand are a period thing and as time moves on some sizes drop off the market as others come onto it.
    The trend over time to go bigger and bigger has brought us to a point where little jap/korean cars that once came out in 13 inch are now coming out with 15inch rims as standard.
    For this reason it might be prudent to look at what skinny tyres are available NOW and design a setup that reflects the current market or you may end up with orphan tyres on your car.
    One good thing about going with the market flow or at least considering it, is you end up with a great range of tyres to choose from in the given size, and the competition keeps the price way down.
    For an example pulled out of the air, if you chose a tyre size the same as a Hyundai excel, you know at tyre change time life is going to be easy.
    Alternatively read the pages of grief the guys who drive DS's write up when they need new tyres.

    There may not be a modern easy-to-buy tyre that fits your renault, but if its just a mm here or there difference between a weido tyre and a common one, go the common one in the easy to get size.

    Oh, and renault experience tells me to go as narrow a tyre as possible.

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    Default The 6 wheeler ??

    Hi
    Sorry to break into the technical discussion. What was the point of that 6 wheel version in the photo. Where did it come from?? More information please Sorry to disturb the purists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
    Hi
    Sorry to break into the technical discussion. What was the point of that 6 wheel version in the photo. Where did it come from?? More information please Sorry to disturb the purists.
    Jaahn

    It's not a real car, but computer inhanced. So the only point is i suppose is to show someones computer skills.
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    Put my 6" wheels on the floride today, drove out the driveway and scrap, scrap, went down the street abit and thought this aint good, so tried to do a u-turn and couldn't.
    Had to reverse all the way home and then change the front wheels out on the street. Left the 6" on the back but had to leave the skinny R10 wheels on the front.

    Has anyone ever put wider wheels on a Floride or Caravelle and if so, what size would you need to have to be able to still steer the bloody thing?
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    Default Fat tyres fat chance Sundance........

    I had a set of rims widned to 6inch (any good wheel shop can widen them for you) and had the same result as you.

    There just isn't enough room at the front for anything except the original 135 SR 15's, but for me I quite like the old school skinny pizza cutters.

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    This is the location of the chassis stamp on a Caravelle, it is said that it is also the same for Florides. It's not the passenger seat but the drivers seat or right side of the car for us.

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    a-teintes-p1.jpg

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    Thanks should go to Rob for these, they are for a 1092 floride.
    Looking into why the two Floride coupes had different cloth interiors at the Renault roundup, and it turns out both are original, i knew the red interior cloth was correct but i wasn't sure of my cream and brown one. Your cabriolet came out with leather, but the coupe or (bolt on hard top) in cloth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    For those interested in these old Renaults, here is a recent pic of my Floride.

    I have been fixing her up for 5 odd years but only the last year in earnest as I have discovered where and how to get parts.

    She would never be a concourse winner as the original motor and gearbox are long gone so she is hardly original, but that suites me as I want a car that I can drive in modern traffic not a museum piece.

    I have fitted a 1.4L R12 motor and a sweet R10 gearbox, R10 disc brakes all round as well.

    She is complete except for a few bits missing from the Hardtop which I am finding from all corners of the civilized world.
    I like the colour! Thanks Graham.
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    Vived, your car that you got was it a Floride or Caravelle ? There was photo's pre crash but i cant remember what you had. Some photo's would be nice.
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    Default Renault roundup 2011

    There was 4 flocar at the roundup on the weekend

    There you go Graham, mine is the one with the hard top.
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    It's a Caravelle S.

    It's pretty much still as it is in the photos stored in my garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid View Post
    It's a Caravelle S.

    It's pretty much still as it is in the photos stored in my garage.

    David.

    Dav, photo's aren't the best quality, but the car still looks pretty good and a convertable too. I hope all the bits came with it.
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    You're right, they are pretty average quality. We need to get the 100k picture limit changed in here!

    I sure hope I have all the bits too, I do know of somewhere with a bunch more parts from years of wrecking them. I didn't have the money when I bought the car, but maybe someone here would be interested investigating this further.

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    There was 4 flocar at the roundup on the weekend



    Flocar, I didn't know what you were talking about for a minute.

    They used to be known as Floravelle's
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    Incidentally, does anyone have advice/experience re-covering a Caravelle (or any) soft top in Melbourne?

    The canvas on mine is cracked and degraded, albeit all there.

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    Should of put it as FloCar, would of made more sence, it's actualy the term the guys in France use.

    Getting a new soft top i would go through europe, i think they were about 500euro, remember there are three types though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    Should of put it as FloCar, would of made more sence, it's actualy the term the guys in France use.

    Getting a new soft top i would go through europe, i think they were about 500euro, remember there are three types though.

    Correct, there are three types and I can tell you from experience that there is mass confusion about which type is which, R1092, R1131 and R1133.

    I have been searching all corners of the civilised universe for a top for my Floride, and although they all want your business, none of them have been able to convince me that they know much about these cars, do not rely on the guys who sell them to get it right or you may be disapointed in what arrives.

    That said, you could try www.melun-retro-passion.com , you may find they are out of stock but they can get them made if you are prepared to wait. A vinyl top will set you back 500euro and an alpaga 900euro.

    The alternative is to get one made locally...good luck with that. I have been trying to get someone to make one from copying the original one that I have, but no such luck. The young trimmers haven't been trained how to make them and if you are lucky one of them might say "I'll have a crack"...doesn't instill much confidence does it. The older motor trimmers don't want to do it because they aren't easy to get a good fit and it's all too hard for them.

    I am looking at the prospect of learning how to sew and "have a crack" at making one myself.
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