Complete restoration of a Renault Estafette from 1975
Restoration in our workshop of this 1975 van. The Estafette is the first traction model of the Renault brand. Built between 1959 and 1980, this vehicle is available in different versions. We were lucky enough to restore the R2137 model.
Technical characteristic of this model
- Brand: Renault Estafette
- Model: R2137
- Number of places: 2
- Year: 1975
- Mileage: 49,500 km (Registered Counter)
- Tax horsepowers: 7
- Energy: gasoline
- Number of gearboxes: 4
- Body color: Blue
- Interior color and type of coating: Ecru and brown
Restoration and interior fittings of a Renault Estafette from 1975
This Renault Estafette R2137 comes from the Vendée region. Dating from 1975, the body of this collector’s vehicle looked beautiful in appearance. But in the end, after dismantling, we found that it was much more attacked by corrosion than expected! These are the surprises of the trade!
This extensive corrosion forced the team to replace the front and rear fenders, the rear door panels and the sill. After a complete disassembly of the body and the replacement of damaged body parts, direction the paint booth to get back to color. It is a blue tint that has been chosen to give new youth to the Estafette R2137.
The engine, too, needed to be overhauled. Not being able to provide this type of mechanical intervention ourselves, we entrusted it to the hands of an expert.
During this time, the Atelier CVDC team was able to focus on finding spare parts (not easy given the year of the vehicle) and reforming the sheet metal of certain parts.
Once the crate was raised, we proceeded to insulate the interior walls and the ceiling. To complete the fitting out of our van, our teams installed paneling on the walls and a nice parquet floor.
After 4 months of work, and a budget of around 20,000 euros, the Renault Estafette R2137 leaves our workshop fully restored.
If you are passionate about vintage cars from the Renault brand, we invite you to discover another restoration, that of the Renault 4L Savane from 1991.
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List of work carried out:
- Complete disassembly of the body
- Replacement of the following body parts:
> front and rear fenders
> rear door panels
> rocker panel
- Complete painting of the body and accessories
- Interior insulation of walls and ceiling
- Installation of wall paneling and parquet floors
- Small mechanics
- Engine overhaul