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Projects Kustom From Outer Space..France calling.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ratatouille, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Ratatouille
    Joined: Sep 3, 2014
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    When life change, we must take decisions. I sold my old 1967 Renault Estafette (petit panel) to inject money in the Fregate. The only car I kept, it's my Buggy, with some update, wheels/tires/paint. Buggy-16072019.jpg
     
  2. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Burning up the ivory brother! Glad you're back on the car
     
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  3. rgdavid
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    Love the beach buggy..tres fun
    Force a toi Rat.
     
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  4. Ratatouille
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    About the tires and wheels, the Fregate looks like a Skateboard, here in France, tires is a real problem, if we want the nice us 16' whitewalls diagonal profile tires, you have to sell a kidney!....I found English cab tires, new, no whitewalls, but it's ok for me.
    Left the new, right the old.... pneu.jpg
    No more moon discs
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    Welcome Lyon hubcaps and new tire :)
    Lyon.jpg
     
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  5. vetteguy402
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    Glad to see you back in action. I missed this.
    Sent from my SM-N975U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  6. VEDETTE
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    Pas facile la vie d'artiste! j'en sais quelque chose! Bon apparement la préparation carrosserie n'a pas été faite dans les règles .. Ton mastic jette le! Prend de l'isotech chez AD ou du flexible chez sintofer pour les parties mobiles .. ils ne fêlent pas. Evidement moins t'en mettra moins ça bougera.Mais je te conseillerai avant de réattaquer la Fregate d'assurer un abri ou un box pour elle! Un kustom ne doit pas rester dehors.
     
  7. KoolKat-57
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    Yeah, like he said, couldn't agree more!
    KK
     
  8. Ratatouille
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    You absolutely right Vedette and KoolKat-57, when it's finished, it will be protected. Has I have always said, this car was built in the street, park in the street, and my fault, abandoned in street.... "Lowrange" was the first version, now, it's time for part 2. I'm still working in the street, under the rain, and soon under the snow, but the next finish version will be park in a box....or under un umbrella;):):D
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  9. chrisp
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    Don't forget to insure it even if you ever rent/buy/built a garage to finish it. A neighbor nephew decided to put the little money he had in 2 old cars and motorcycle instead of the bank as an investment... The garage burned down to the ground, no insurance I'm in talks to buy the registrations.
    How did you get the hubcaps to stay on the wheels, are they stock Renault or something else? When I put the sombreros on mine (15") I had to modify the hubcaps to mount them.
     
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  10. Ratatouille
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    Hello Chrisp, thanks for your advise. About the front wheels, originaly, it was on 400 on my Fregate. That wheels come from a 1943 Willys MB, in 16. Easy to find in France, cheaper, and fit directly on that bold patterns 5x139.7 with the big center hole.
     
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  11. 40two
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    good to have you back, Rat, missed your posts!

    Cheers, Carsten
     
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  12. Glad to see you back here, @Ratatouille! Good luck with Low Range 2.0.
     
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  13. Ratatouille
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    I followed your advice VEDETTE.:)
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  14. VEDETTE
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    ;) J'utilise pratiquement que ce mastic! il m'a jamais deçu. Ne met pas trop de durcisseur..on a tendance a en mettre plus qu'il ne faut..
    Et surtout prépare bien ton support! sinon d'avoir un bon mastic ne sert a rien!
    Tole à nue passée au diluant ,couche fine d'appret, leger ponçage, et mastic. Ca bougera plus! :cool:
     
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  15. Bandit Billy
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    ^^^I was going to say the same thing, @VEDETTE beat me to it. Glad to see you back @Ratatouille
     
  16. If you can't read the french, just copy and paste it into google and it will translate to English.
     
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  17. VEDETTE
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    Sorry for my French! you can right click on the text and a translation is possible!
     
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  18. LAROKE
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    [QUOTE = "FEATURED, post: 13351370, member: 127147"] Sorry for my French! you can right click on the text and a translation is possible! [/ QUOTE]

    Thanx, that's a nice trick I didn't know about. I did have to hit the option button from the popup that said the page was not translatable and tell it I was trying to translate French to English.
     
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  19. Woogeroo
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    welcome back... good luck on the project.
     
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  20. Sandgroper
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    Good to see you back, big fan of your build but then I am biased to French cars. Lol.
     
  21. zdrag
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    Hello Ratatouille,
    A big thank for your return , it's been too long....
    Ciao JP

    Bien le bonjour de l'est de la France ou il fait toujours beau... ;-)
    Good morning from the east of France where it is always so beautiful ...
     
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  22. Ratatouille
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    Very busy right now, not enought time to work on the Fregate. I have compose a new electro music, all by myself, Lowrange is inside a little....



    I have also bought my next gauges.... 20191129_105718.jpg
     
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  23. VEDETTE
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    Excellent ton clip! la french touch !!!
     
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  24. Peanut 1959
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    Love it! It's like David Lynch meets David Byrne!

    It's cool to see what a multi-talented group of people on the H.A.M.B.

    I would post a pic of myself as Frank-N-Furter from a stage production of "The Rocky Horror Show" about a decade ago, but I'm not sure how that would go over!
     
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  25. chrisp
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    The speedo goes only to 130km/h.
     
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  26. woodbutcher
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    :D Welcome back Sir.Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a healthy,happy,safe and prosperous New Year.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  27. Ratatouille
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  28. Dick Stevens
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Ratatouille!
     
  29. missysdad1
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    The car's not terrible for having been untended in the street for two years. Great project the first time around, I'm sure it will be even better this time. Good luck!
     
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  30. Ratatouille
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    Well, it's time to work again on the Fregate, first, just for "the fun", I know that the new engine is not all ready ok to take the road, there is still a lot of work on it, but I wanna ear if "will it star"?.....when I opened the hood, damned, no more battery, someone think that my car was a self service.....my fault, the hood open from the outside....after checking, no over parts missing. Cool. I put a new battery, and try to start, but big fuel leak....hum, let's see what's wrong.... durite.jpg

    Well after changing that rotten hose, and quickly checking, the engine is dirty, I'm must clean everything....but for now, I just wanna listen that engine..... moteurcrade.jpg

    Will it start with no finish electricity, wiring mess, dead hoses?.....well.....enjoy that link ;-)

    https://streamable.com/uquof

    The exhaust was never finished, and I have to redo things well (I have lake pipes to install)...It might be good to connect them....why not?)
     
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