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chadsmeltzer
12-03-2004, 08:35 AM
Does anyone have any suggestions of filling the crease that runs along the side of my 740 wagon? I am talking about the crease that is directly above the trim on the doors. Started filling in the trim holes and want to make my doors smmoooooth!

Thanks

DurableSwedish
12-03-2004, 08:49 AM
how about bondo? or weld it? Got a picture be more precise about which crease?

Alex Buchka
12-03-2004, 02:20 PM
i think he means the "lip" running along the car where the side trim is attached. he wants to fill the holes and get rid of the crease as he calls it. if you pulled it off, it would look great

chadsmeltzer
12-03-2004, 05:41 PM
Sorry I was not clear, let me try again. I don't have a pic, but let me try to explain again. On the doors of my 740 if you look at the door, viewing from the window down the first thing you see is a channel that runs around down the side of the front door and rear door. I want to know what is the best way to fill in the channel? Underneath this channel is the black trim. I am not trying to fill in the holes underneath the trim.

Chad

Chigga 744SE
12-03-2004, 06:45 PM
not a clue, I think I'm going to shave the whole car along with pull fenders in the summer.

EvanSargent
12-03-2004, 06:50 PM
weld it, then bondo

sdodd
12-03-2004, 07:24 PM
Chad,

I removed the door trim and welded up the holes. While I didn't fill in the 1.5" wide groove, it looks pretty smooth. You can see picts on my website. (link in sig)

-simon

the poi
12-03-2004, 07:28 PM
i think the best way to do it would be to sand down to metal around the top and bottom, and weld in some 3/16" steel pieces down the whole length. Then grind flat and body fill to flat

chadsmeltzer
12-03-2004, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the help everyone, after work I decided to see what I could do with the holes. Used the idea of welding the head of a nail in the small hole. Filled the hole cut off the nail and ground down the welds! Worked like a dream!

Thanks!

towerymt
12-04-2004, 12:08 AM
Is this what you want? Car is owned by Pete Moorcroft of the UK. I don't have contact info for him at the moment.

Before:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/old2.jpg

During:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/peteproj02.jpg

After:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/pete01_04.jpg

MikeHardy
12-04-2004, 12:17 AM
that looks pretty nice. which is the only time i've said that about morcrofts car

BoxDriver2
12-04-2004, 12:33 AM
Is this what you want? Car is owned by Pete Moorcroft of the UK. I don't have contact info for him at the moment.

Before:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/old2.jpg

During:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/peteproj02.jpg

After:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/pete01_04.jpg

For a minute there i thought it was Chesh's 745, until i saw the modas.

chadsmeltzer
12-04-2004, 02:27 PM
That is exactly what I am looking for! That is the ***t! So, I have filled the holes, but what did you do to fill the channel above the holes? I am thinking of welding a strip over the channel and then bondo? What do you think?

Thanks
Chad

BoxDriver2
12-04-2004, 03:08 PM
i think the best way to do it would be to sand down to metal around the top and bottom, and weld in some 3/16" steel pieces down the whole length. Then grind flat and body fill to flat

Yep.

Homer
12-04-2004, 03:37 PM
Is this what you want? Car is owned by Pete Moorcroft of the UK. I don't have contact info for him at the moment.

Before:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/old2.jpg

During:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/peteproj02.jpg

After:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/pete01_04.jpg

Personally I think it ruins the flow of the car from the front to the back. Anyone else see what I mean?
-Jacob

MikeHardy
12-04-2004, 03:41 PM
i like it but it needs a smoother kit. maybe thats why the kit ended up being sold and put on chesh's car

vurbo
12-04-2004, 04:11 PM
For a minute there i thought it was Chesh's 745, until i saw the modas.

same here!

noz-e8tr
12-04-2004, 05:56 PM
Personally I think it ruins the flow of the car from the front to the back. Anyone else see what I mean?
-Jacob

I agree...On the before there is a flow that comes off the front bumper over the wheel wells and meets up with the rear bumper/areo kit... On the after that is lost...Too me it makes the rear bumper look more like an after thought than part of a kit...Just my opinion though..It still looks hot....

chadsmeltzer
12-05-2004, 10:21 AM
here is a pic of the holes I filled, check out my project at....chad's740volvo......at cardomain!

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/728000-728999/728769_20_full.jpg