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    Default Sydney peeps need bits from a 17?

    Renault r17. Very rare car one of 6 i | Cars, Vans & Utes | Gumtree Australia Inner Sydney - Potts Point | 1132139649

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    Doing the right thing thing and bringing it your attention. I'm a month away from being able to seriously think about it.

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    Now sold. That was fast! Wonder what the price was?

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    This car is still listed on Ebay with a starting price of $290

    RENAULT TL17 RARE CAR FOR RESTORATION . 4/73 | eBay
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    I never noticed they had a inverted bonnet like that before.

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    Leather upholstery would be rare
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    Quote Originally Posted by COL View Post
    This car is still listed on Ebay with a starting price of $290

    RENAULT TL17 RARE CAR FOR RESTORATION . 4/73 | eBay
    If at first you don't succeed.......
    The seller used to be a member on here I believe, but I haven't seen him here in a while.
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    It's had a lot of plastic surgery in the past. All the usual 15/17 rust in all the usual places :-)

    I'm still intrigued how the area of the roof above the tailgate rusts out, it must just wick up through the seam of the frame and roof panel.
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    I have a 17TL in exactly the same colour. Leather seats? They look like my car seats which are vinyl. My car has rust in all the same spots.
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    I get the impression nowadays that vinyl trim is such a rarity that many younger people wouldn't know that "plastic" used to be used to cover seats. In their world, if it looks like leather, it must be leather, unless they know it is Artico.
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    I agree Simon, but the seller in this case should know unless he didn't write or post the ad directly.
    He's owned lots of Renaults over the years, in SA, NSW and probably QLD I would guess.
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    I could be wrong but I've noticed over the years that some older metallic painted cars do worse in the rust department. I had an xy falcon that you couldn't stop the stuff. This R17tl in metallic looks bad.
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    During the mid 1970's (not sure of the year) so the rumour goes, there was a strike in the French steel mills. Renault got some of its steel from Russia. As it came from the mill it was cooled with sea water. Hence some Renaults of the time had severe rust and others did not. I have a 15 and two 17's with no rust at all. And two 17's with rust one very bad but it came from UK. All the 17's have metallic paint. Three with metallic brown, a terrible colour, and one metallic blue. So two brown have no rust where as one brown and the blue have rust. The Glen yellow 15 has no rust. They all have 1974 compliance plates so would have been built late 73 or early 74.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Leather upholstery would be rare
    I've seen those seats jammed into the back of a Floride with a 16 engine jammed into the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post

    I'm still intrigued how the area of the roof above the tailgate rusts out, it must just wick up through the seam of the frame and roof panel.
    All my fuegos were starting to show signs of the same issue, and I guessed it was as you say, water wicking up the seam sealer.

    A bummer of a place to do a proper repair without distorting the roof skin.

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