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Postby Undertheengine » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:26 am

Just signed up to the forum, so a few words of intro.
I bought a couple of Renault R4s back in '72 to cobble into one for a g/f. The saloon dated from '62 and ended up as a 750cc three speed. Since then I have had around 10 R4s, 1 R12, 3 R5s and currently run an Espace 3 and a first series Twingo. There were a couple of 2CVs somewhere in there too.
We live in S.W. France near the coast and I do some metal fabrication for a crust. Past history includes light aircraft and sailing boats. Built two cars from scratch, one with a blown Renault engine, so worth a mention here.
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Postby Hell Razor5543 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:53 am

Hello, and welcome to the Forum :welc: I won't be able to help on the Renaults, as I have no experience of them, but others have and will be able to offer advise.
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Postby CitroJim » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:32 am

Welcome :-D

I ran R4s as a teenager.... Love 'em to bits...

That was way back in the 70s now so my memory of them is a bit dim but I still nave a Haynes Manual for them :wink:
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Postby Undertheengine » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:56 am

Hi Citro
Out shopping this morning and a very nice example in the car park. A lot are still in daily use here. No salt on the roads helps... Even the Suoermarket owner uses an R4 van as his local transport ( along with an Audi A6)
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Postby CitroJim » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:02 am

That's good to hear Andrew :-D

I still miss mine nearly 40 years on and I can well understand a lot of people holding on to them...

I like to feel I have the next best thing in a C1 but that won't do as an R4 will - such as carry two automatic washing machine in the cargo area!
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Postby Stickyfinger » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:03 am

Bonjour, hello and really ? why would you want to hang out here with these idiots ?

:lol:
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Postby Hell Razor5543 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:04 pm

Stickyfinger wrote:Bonjour, hello and really ? why would you want to hang out here with these idiots ?

:lol:


Speaking as one of these idiots I resemble that remark!
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Postby CitroJim » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:13 pm

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:Bonjour, hello and really ? why would you want to hang out here with these idiots ?

:lol:


Speaking as one of these idiots I resemble that remark!


Me too! :lol:
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Postby Stickyfinger » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:04 pm

:)
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Postby Undertheengine » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:30 pm

I was just hoping, probably in vain, that I might find some idiots that had pooled their brain cells from a vague connection with French cars and I might find something in common with. Plus, the seemingly less likely chance that I could find a solution to the odd probs that I have with them.
I will keep looking here in hope :o)...
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Postby Stickyfinger » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:36 pm

Troll posting Alert....he thinks we have brain cells.....LOL
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Postby Undertheengine » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:04 pm

Stickyfinger wrote:Troll posting Alert....he thinks we have brain cells.....LOL

Alasdair

Nice to know you... But I have a enduring faith in the better possibilities of mankind. So I will wait until some better examples admit to ownership of french voitures.
Sticky, I will give you a bit of leeway on account of your location and love of real cider.....
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Postby Stickyfinger » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:29 pm

Just jesting my French (or ex pat) friend, you will soon agree with the others here, I am just a big ass :)

My Activa came all the way from down your way (and east a bit)
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Postby Undertheengine » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:57 pm

Stickyfinger wrote:Just jesting my French (or ex pat) friend, you will soon agree with the others here, I am just a big ass :)

My Activa came all the way from down your way (and east a bit)

Ah, some saving graces. So I don't need to write you off as a complet arris :-D Rumbled as an ex pat.. since '75, when i decided to take 6 months off to help out a friend in Portugal. Just never returned. Was it a good idea? Dunno But the ride was fun.
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