I modernized the front wheels by upgrading to hubs from a R16 TS -75.
1968 was the last year for the older type of Bendix brakes, and by making this swap I got better brakes and more easy to find parts like brake pads.
When doing this swap I also had to change the upper ball joints because these are smaller on R16s up to 1968 year model.
|Some new discs I had in stock came in handy, and naturally I fitted new wheel bearings when it was disassembled.|
|New original Renault shock absorbers of the correct type for Sweden, marked "Mauvaises Routes" which is french for bad roads.|
I started the assembly in a slightly odd order, with the license plate...
This was because I made quite a run in the clear coat behind it, and the plate just covers it.
On thing led to another and, voila, a nice looking rear end.
|With the doors back in place it is starting to look like an R16 again.|
I have put a lot of effort into adjusting the door gaps before painting, and now it pays of.
It sure looks nice...
|The final assembly was done outside in splendid summer weather.|
|There are still lots of dirt and greasy finger prints to clean up, but at least most pieces are in place.|
|Kind of funny feeling to see it drive for the first time in years...|
|Elbow out and the Renault R16 passes one of its main competitors back then, Peugeot 504.|
|With the "new" seats it look quite inviting, doesn't it?|
|And there is a back seat too!|
|Everything is now in place and cleaned up.|
|The TX wheels was borrowed from my R17 to pass the car inspection, which it did with flying colors.|
Last revision 2005-08-10