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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I wonder if the hocky stick gear shift remained in tact, you wouldn't want to be the middle passenger methinks.

    Another reason leading to the R4 being discontinued, the intrusion of the gear lever into the passenger compartment. EU rules being changed to make cars safer.

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    I often thought a similar thing with XA/XB Falcons with their nut-splitter dashboards, and they were made to have a front centre passenger unlike an R4 :-)
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    Hmm! It wouldn't he all that hard to modify the R4 gear change rod to eliminate its spear-like character. A judiciously placed Hooke/Cardan joint or two would probably suffice.

    (I must say I don't like the sound of nut-splitting dashboards; presumably they rotated downwards in a crash.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I wonder if the hocky stick gear shift remained in tact, you wouldn't want to be the middle passenger methinks.

    I don't think you need worry about the middle passenger, even the 7 dwarfs or delegates for an anorexic's convention would struggle to sit 3 abreast in an R4.

    There's nothing much under the first half of the bonnet length until you get to the radiator and the metal is thin to save weight so they'd fold up pretty easy. Also being low the bumper would be little better than useless so the bonnet would take the hit in any collision.
    But every thing bolts together in an R4 so they'd probably unbolt the bent panels and bolt-up straight replacements.
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    Monaquatre V Jeep

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    Renault NN V motorsikle

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    Renault in tight squeeze

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    Primaquatre V un camion of some sort, good that the sunroof survived the crash.

    The astute observer will have noticed the truck is sporting cable brakes, ah the good ol'days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
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    Interesting NN windscreen arrangement. Bald LH front tyre and extra horn too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    Interesting NN windscreen arrangement. Bald LH front tyre and extra horn too!

    Good pickup JW, the roofline looks like it has been raised quite a bit, hence the two part windscreen. Perhaps this was for a wheelchair bound occupant or maybe this car was modified for a Papal visit.


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    May be just a tall driver. Note height of steering wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    May be just a tall driver. Note height of steering wheel.
    Could be actually. I was thinking boy racer. Shaved head, power up from 12 bhp to 15 or so. No money for tyres.
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    American..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    American..?

    From the plates it would be in France. (78 = Yvelines?)

    It looks like Madge is wondering how she will explain to her husband what happened to the car in the car wash....

    Is that a rubber bumper buffer on the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    From the plates it would be in France. (78 = Yvelines?)

    It looks like Madge is wondering how she will explain to her husband what happened to the car in the car wash....

    Is that a rubber bumper buffer on the car?
    Given that similar image is for sale on E-bay.fr, I suspect you may be right again.

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    Crumple zone testing..


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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Crumple zone testing..

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    No seat belts, no air bags, frightening. But we still love driving old cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Crumple zone testing..

    Why open the engine bay, to look for the driver?
    Given the force of the smash has pushed the wheel into the front footwell said driver may have been relocated rearwards.
    Wouldn't need an ambulance, just a large bucket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
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    Laden brand washing machines. Is my actual interpretation.

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    Excellent display of Renault's clever pre airbag technology. The roof folds down in front of you, preventing your head from going forward as your face slaps the hood lining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Excellent display of Renault's clever pre airbag technology. The roof folds down in front of you, preventing your head from going forward as your face slaps the hood lining.
    Yes, maybe just a friction burn on the face thanks to the hood lining.
    Pity all the driver below the armpits has turned into hamburger mince.
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