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Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 11:01 PM
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Posted By matt b
Thanks Doug. Off topic: I was wearing my Kauer...

Thanks Doug. Off topic: I was wearing my Kauer Guitars T-shirt and a musician friend went wild over your site and the guitars. If a Brett D from Tucson orders a Super Chief, we'll know why.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Thanks, it's packed with parts and the 1800S (a...

Thanks, it's packed with parts and the 1800S (a 64 model) but I'll get it organized soon and should have a nice spot to assemble this car ASAP.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-03-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
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Forum: projects & restorations 11-26-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 248,176
Posted By matt b
Rock on! Looks good, nice progress.

Rock on! Looks good, nice progress.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-23-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Modern single stage.

Modern single stage.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Body man will need to cut the openings for the...

Body man will need to cut the openings for the rear bumper brackets into the new quarters.

I am working on painting the engine and prepping it to receive its accessories. I have a fresh clutch to...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
As it sat this morning, awaiting to roll into the...

As it sat this morning, awaiting to roll into the booth for a coat of filler primer.

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Forum: projects & restorations 11-21-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Some progress, very little of which is mine....

Some progress, very little of which is mine. Neeko, the body man I am using for the final body work and paint is moving quickly on it.

As it sat 2 weeks ago.

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Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,216
Posted By matt b
I wonder if the lowering springs are partially to...

I wonder if the lowering springs are partially to blame for that. The BC set up seems very affordable for what you get and looking at what owners are saying about them, they seem like a legitimate...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,216
Posted By matt b
4C is amazing when it works well. But if you want...

4C is amazing when it works well. But if you want these cars to corner well, throw some IPD sways and KW coil overs and it'll be as close to a large go-kart as it can get.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-12-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,782
Posted By matt b
It's in good company in that shop! The rotor...

It's in good company in that shop!

The rotor was sketchy. Sounds like your seller did the basics to get it on the road but stopped well short of checking everything out. I had an Amazon that...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,782
Posted By matt b
And rather than paying $1.64 for the catches from...

And rather than paying $1.64 for the catches from Skandix, you can grab them from VP for $0.67/each
Forum: projects & restorations 10-31-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,782
Posted By matt b
You need these: ...

You need these:

http://212.247.61.152/US/Cache/US/File/0/hmc.local/FILESERVER/K1060_Program$/Visma/Business/Images/F0009/671227.jpg

Volvo P/N 671226. Available with VP Autoparts for $0.78/each
Forum: projects & restorations 10-29-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,782
Posted By matt b
I love this, the flip out windows, the color, the...

I love this, the flip out windows, the color, the fact that you also have an 1800S, so much to love!

For the rack, I think 145 and 245 racks can fit either model.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,544
Posted By matt b
I think it's your best course of action. Once you...

I think it's your best course of action. Once you start addressing rust, you add on a whole new level of complexity to the flip. If your goal is to offer a reliable driver for sale, you can probably...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-17-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 648
Views: 248,176
Posted By matt b
I hope you have better luck than me with them....

I hope you have better luck than me with them. Mine sat on a shelf for 3-4 months after I got them from the UK and they had seized up. Took a trip to a motorcycle shop to free them up.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,213
Posted By matt b
Pull the B27 engine and sell it on a Delorean...

Pull the B27 engine and sell it on a Delorean forum. The PRV's are still in demand, you should see pretty money if you offer a running engine with documented compression numbers.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Thanks, it's been a journey so far! :rofl: A...

Thanks, it's been a journey so far! :rofl:

A rotisserie is really handy. It takes up a ton of room but it's so much safer and easier than working on your back!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 130,592
Posted By matt b
That thing is going to fly, you'll have no weight!

That thing is going to fly, you'll have no weight!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
We drilled small holes all around the base and...

We drilled small holes all around the base and welded it to the "structure" of the car that way. We clamped the panel beneath the trunk lid to the rear quarters to get everything to fit and line up....
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,216
Posted By matt b
Are you 100% sure your AWD works ? (you can let...

Are you 100% sure your AWD works ? (you can let it run on jack stands and watch the wheels move) I remember my 04 with working AWD having a tendency to oversteer when pushed hard. But FWD 850's will...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-14-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,865
Posted By matt b
I love the attention to details and the fab work....

I love the attention to details and the fab work. It's impressive.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Trying tp update this thread and sucking at it. ...

Trying tp update this thread and sucking at it.

The car went to the body shop for paint on Friday, huge milestone on a car that was sold to me as a rust free roller and was anything but.....
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Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 48,371
Posted By matt b
I just put the invoice away: $120 for a re-core...

I just put the invoice away: $120 for a re-core on my radiator. Tucson prices are cheap but for $350 gets you an aluminum one on Ebay.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,061
Posted By matt b
If you ever want to mimick the Volvo 123GT tach...

If you ever want to mimick the Volvo 123GT tach without spending $300-$450, look at Smiths tachs on Ebay. They were on many British cars and can be scored cheap.

I love that last pic, makes me...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 130,592
Posted By matt b
Impressive work, they came out great especially...

Impressive work, they came out great especially for a first attempt.

Why the foam inside the fender ? I'm curious as to what it does.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 218,241
Posted By matt b
Pic of burn out or we'll just assume it's still...

Pic of burn out or we'll just assume it's still broken down.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-08-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By matt b
Man, that must have been a scary experience for...

Man, that must have been a scary experience for the owner when that tire blew. The blue 65 2 door I had in KY had a bent cross member, I found a metal fab shop to straighten it and was able to push...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-04-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 227,710
Posted By matt b
I love the badges, that's a great idea!

I love the badges, that's a great idea!
Forum: projects & restorations 10-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Want to send me pics of what you have ? I need a...

Want to send me pics of what you have ? I need a ton of little things, it may be easier to see what you have go from there.

Thanks
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 248,176
Posted By matt b
Yes!!!! Now to re-assemble it.

Yes!!!! Now to re-assemble it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By matt b
Paintscratch.com will have the correct color,...

Paintscratch.com will have the correct color, including in a spray can.

I'd source a spare rocker from a state outside of the rust belt and replace it. It's not that hard to do and you'll be...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-30-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By matt b
Pull those rocker covers and fix that rust. It's...

Pull those rocker covers and fix that rust. It's only going to get worse over the winter.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,271
Posted By matt b
rare bird for sure, throw a used engine in it if...

rare bird for sure, throw a used engine in it if the current one is toast.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By matt b
They do get gummed up, you can always wear...

They do get gummed up, you can always wear gloves, spray some carb cleaner on a rag and wipe down the inside of the pot directly. It would leave very little residue and would avoid diluting the oil...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Thank you. Skill or insanity ? I'm leaning...

Thank you. Skill or insanity ? I'm leaning heavily on my buddy to help me with the welding. We both obsess over details, which can slow progress but makes for better results.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Rear corner 2 months ago as a reference: <a...

Rear corner 2 months ago as a reference:

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Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Rocker done on the driver's side. Fitment is...

Rocker done on the driver's side. Fitment is dead-on. I'll need to trim the fender patch to get the correct line on the rocker but that shouldn't be too complex.

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Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,061
Posted By matt b
Congrats, it really came out great. You...

Congrats, it really came out great. You definitely did that car justice with the mods and work done on it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 247,024
Posted By matt b
Is the German warehouse willing to ship to...

Is the German warehouse willing to ship to Germany ? If so, I may be able to help you. A buddy flies to see his GF every month, does Berlin to Stockholm and he would be willing to take some with him...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,061
Posted By matt b
Nice work, great progress. Look up "Quick...

Nice work, great progress.

Look up "Quick Glo Chrome Cleaner" for your bumpers, you'd be amazed by the shine you would get from using the stuff. They would probably match the shine of your mirrors.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
I wanted to get the inner panels in paint ASAP....

I wanted to get the inner panels in paint ASAP. It would help me determine whether we scanned a good panel for the paint mix and also get these areas sealed and ready for install.

Monday was paint...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Tons of prep left: <a...

Tons of prep left:

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Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
It would be cool to see what happened to it. The...

It would be cool to see what happened to it. The light green is a neat color too, you don't see many of those around.

This is where we stopped last Wednesday. Good progress but still tons of prep...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 37,061
Posted By matt b
Congrats! It's a big milestone and I'm glad...

Congrats! It's a big milestone and I'm glad you're using the VCOA meet as a deadline to have a show worthy car.

Keep the updates coming!
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Seriously. For those going to the VCOA meet in...

Seriously. For those going to the VCOA meet in SLO next week, they will be there. Lennart and Marie-Louise are as nice as they are knowledgeable.

I'll throw up more pictures on this car soon, not...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Thanks. It helps be 2 people working. Phones are...

Thanks. It helps be 2 people working. Phones are turned off, we just keep churning away.

I'll add up the hours later tonight but we have quite a few hours already into it.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
All panels are getting prepped, primed and...

All panels are getting prepped, primed and painted. I am considering POR-15 for the underside and even the floors inside the car. I really want this thing 100% rust free and rust proof.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
Pulled the quarter panel on the driver's side....

Pulled the quarter panel on the driver's side. The car had been hit hard in the driver's rear corner.

Early indication of a Bondo sculpture:
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Forum: projects & restorations 09-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,073
Posted By matt b
I'm not very good at updating threads. Been...

I'm not very good at updating threads.

Been putting in roughly 4-5 hours a day on this thing, as my schedule allows. Friend who's more comfortable with a welder puts in a good 20 hours/week. It's...
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