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    Default Renault 16TS - 1969 Barossa Red

    I'm getting stuck into a 16TS over this spring/summer and are motivated to get it done, so I thought I'd write a thread on it here, given I don't think there has been a 16 restoration thread on here yet.

    I love the spec of this 16. My favourite year (1969), my favourite colour (Barossa Red) and my favourite model (TS). I'm just looking at restoring it to a level of a good "daily driving" R16.

    The car came from another R16 enthusiast (Thanks Jason!) and before that was pretty much a paddock car for I'm not sure how long. Has a bit of rust that needs to be sorted (mainly rear floors) but structurally, in the right places, it is surprisingly very sound. It is one seriously dirty car though. Lot's and lot's of dirt. It also has, at some stage, had a respray and the colour match was terrible. (See Photo's below of the door & wheel archers with vinyl covers off, you'll notice the resprayed colour is too pinkish compared to the lovely deep Cab Sav colour it should be). So the main jobs will be cleaning, welding, respraying and interior work. I'll be going it all myself unless my respraying is too poor for the outside of the vehicle, then I'll get that outsourced.

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    The first photo's are of the car getting mostly stripped out. As you can see it's very dirty even though the photo's were taken after I had removed quite a bit of dirt already!!
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    SaRosa,
    Man you bring back good memories !!!!

    And it all comes back to being a fantastic car again.

    Keep us in tune please.
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    I'm with Geckoeng! Makes a man go quite misty. Restoration to "good daily driver" ticks my boxes too.

    Have fun. I do look forward to the photos as they come over the months.

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    More cleaning, scraping and wiping....and probably another weekend or two of the same to come. A good thing about taking photo's is you get to see the change. I checked the rear brakes and they looked surprisingly clean after a spray of cleaner. I'll leave them for now. Found some writing in the engine bay of the re-spray done. Rego sticker states probably last registered Oct 1986, so only a relatively short time road registered.
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    I bought a 16 in 1969 because I was told I would have to wait a year for a 16TS! The only red to chose from for my 16 was a colour named Cherry Red. It was a fair bit darker than the reds that followed. I was peed off that the TS arrived only 8 months after I traded my R10 in on the 16! I rallied the 16 for a couple of years and it always looked a kind of muddy brown.....
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarosa View Post
    More cleaning, scraping and wiping....and probably another weekend or two of the same to come. A good thing about taking photo's is you get to see the change. I checked the rear brakes and they looked surprisingly clean after a spray of cleaner. I'll leave them for now. Found some writing in the engine bay of the re-spray done. Rego sticker states probably last registered Oct 1986, so only a relatively short time road registered.
    That looks pretty sound to me. Great! the rear brakes look very much like Dauphine, don't they! You have one good buy there I reckon.

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    A 16 would look sick with 2 longer doors...

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    Looks really good alright. Well done.

    I hope the rear brakes on mine are in as good a nick as that when I get to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    That looks pretty sound to me. Great! the rear brakes look very much like Dauphine, don't they! You have one good buy there I reckon.

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    Yep! Having just renovated front & rear brakes, I can say they are just about identical!
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    Oooooooh, keep us posted!


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    I had a go at some rust repair to the front headlight area. The patch panel was OK but I cut it a bit undersize, despite checking a few times. Welding was a bit skewwhiff. I changed my welder over to flux cored wire from gas for convenience sake but it was a bit horrible to work with. I'll be changing it back before I do any floor welding.
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    I hate going wheel arches. Most hard on the body and hands. I scrapped and brushed off what I could. The good old, close to 50 years old!, electrophoresis has held up and done it's job extremely well and will continue to do so. I POR-15'ed the seam line, front face of the A pillar and headlight cowl. Were the existing coating stubbornly held (say 20% of the total area), I let it be, but marine cleaned it all and then sprayed a rubberized coating on, including on the lower wishbone.
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    I did the engine bay today and despite the windy weather I'm really happy with the result. Nice gloss off the gun with the Protec Acrylic paint.
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    Before and after!
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    Nice painting, but your masking needs work!
    Looks really good. Well done.
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    Such a good colour! Reminds me of red devil grease.
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    Sarosa !!!!

    You are making me want to get into the TX.........

    AAaahhhh for some time.

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    A Barossa Red Floride would of looked so nice. Sorry, just saying.
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    John !!!!

    You have got to seek HELP ............!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    John !!!!

    You have got to seek HELP ............!!!!!!
    Ray, me, please, you see there was this bloke in Melb who was competing with me for the local Floride market and in the end in they pretty much all end up as scrap metal. Luckily though, cause now the R16's are back on the project floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    Ray, me, please, you see there was this bloke in Melb who was competing with me for the local Floride market and in the end in they pretty much all end up as scrap metal. Luckily though, cause now the R16's are back on the project floor.
    Yeah I meet that guy too. Nice bloke, I think his name was Midas. However whenever he touched a Floride, instead of turning it into gold, it would turn in to a pile of rust and break his heart. Poor fellow.

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    Update: I've been doing this car very piecemeal over the last 6 weeks or so, having to fit whatever I can in while looking after two kids running around! So an odd mix of painting, the moving to electrical, then onto interior, then back to painting etc. etc. Engine is up and running, electrical's sorted after finding a previous short/meltdown in the loom from the rheostat (do these things always eventually cause fires on R16's??) and burning out a distributor. But all good now. A lot had to be sorted on the car (as it was being used as a parts car) - so lot's of little things to trace and sort. Next is brakes.
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    That's lovely. And you do need to fit "life + family" into it too! Great work and thanks for sharing it. I always get weak knees with a few photos like that....
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    What a nice car! Plain old, nice. I never had a 16 or a DS, and frankly I would be torn to have to choose. BUt that is so nice. Simple, elegant and nice. And a good car to boot.

    That colour is the colour of the seventies in my memory. Many of these when I grew up, and then when the 12 was introduced, this was a very popular colour for the first generation of cars.
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