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    Here's the chart that shows date of birth of your flocar taken from the ovel plate in your boot.
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    Had to look twice to see that there was a car in the picture
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    I think most floride's in Australia have this air intake, but not the one's in europe.
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    air intake box my Aust one with and attached one without
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    Mine has an air intake too but it looks like it was never connected. (click on thumbnail)
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    (Figure 4).

    Main differences:

    hard tops
    wheels
    engines
    side air intakes
    brakes
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    but why the above really and one on e bay now
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    Nup, no front airbox there...
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    caravelle technical info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHRIVAL View Post
    but why the above really and one on e bay now
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    The above Caravelle, is it anyones on here if so send me a PM i would'nt mind taking a look, the one i've been looking at i think i've missed the boat.



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    This car is an R1131 4 seater Caravelle and should have a fixed hardtop. It was not originally a coupe/ convertable. Also the engine would originally have been 956cc but it could have been fitted with 1108cc liners. The R1131 coupe/convertable for 1962 would have been badged as a Floride S not Caravelle. The coupe convertable only has a jump seat not a proper rear seat. If there is space behind the rear seat for the fold up hood I would check how the body has been modified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    This car is an R1131 4 seater Caravelle and should have a fixed hardtop. It was not originally a coupe/ convertable. Also the engine would originally have been 956cc but it could have been fitted with 1108cc liners. The R1131 coupe/convertable for 1962 would have been badged as a Floride S not Caravelle. The coupe convertable only has a jump seat not a proper rear seat. If there is space behind the rear seat for the fold up hood I would check how the body has been modified.

    Rob, your correct on the caravelle, i should of looked at all the photo's, also i think the wheels are incorrect they should'nt be floride type non vented when this car should have the disc brakes and vented wheels. With the soft top over the years i've seen two caravelles that have a non original rag top more so, which also have less metal in the frame, at first over the years i thought these were a stock item but now know otherwise, i assume the caravelle must fall in this bracket.

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    The wheels appear to have some type of chrome trim. As you said often found on Floride R1092. They would not allow as much cooling as the slotted wheels that should be underneith the chrome.

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    convertable....................................... ................. coupe


    Note the difference in the rear walls and the parcel shelf where the soft tops fold down into. All 1092 florides being soft top, coupe or hard top have the convertable type design where as the 1131 or 1133 caravelles have both set ups. The coupe or 2x2 or true four seater is the model that has a true rear seat and not the kiddy seat with storage compartment.

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    Click on this link it should lead you to some interesting Caravelle production pics....http://anciennesautosdachy.free.fr/b...otz/index.html

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    metal parts
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    Left example is a caravelle and the right is a floride soft top.

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    Both of the hoods shown are not correct. The left hood plexiglass is too large. The right hand one is also too large and the hood comes too far back on the body. The hood should not cover the hard top retaining lugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    Both of the hoods shown are not correct. The left hood plexiglass is too large. The right hand one is also too large and the hood comes too far back on the body. The hood should not cover the hard top retaining lugs.


    Don't know about the caravelle, but the floride i think your right, after i posted i also noticed the hard top lugs missing and thought about mine, so i cheaked other florides and the lugs are showing, but i think the size of the clear rear window is correct on both. Might have to do some more homework.

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    Mine hood is original and I can give you the diamensions if you really want to know. But you will have to wait until I take the hard top off and as we get continuous predictions of showers and as my hood is some what porous it may not be happening too soon. Almost 100% chance that it is smaller as its not easy to see out when backing. Although compared to modern cars not that bad but compared to a R10 much more difficult. Thats a convoluted answer. Actually I will have to get a new hood early in the new year as I will be lending it to French visitors for the 4CV Muster. Any one done it recently?

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    Rob, but your's is a 1131 floride S so it might actually be a 1092 soft top on it not the 1133 caravelle type. Though i do remember reading somewhere that there is 3 different types of soft tops, so really there should be three photo's in the series, i suppose one for each type 1092,1131 and 1133.

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