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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 10:20 AM
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Posted By didenpx
I'm having flashbacks to my childhood. They...

I'm having flashbacks to my childhood. They could only be more iconic if they had some goldenrod and avocado in them.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,021
Posted By didenpx
Agree on VP as a resource; very nice people all...

Agree on VP as a resource; very nice people all around, not crazy prices, and good product. I've been surprised at how much of the stuff they're selling is new production Volvo too. I recently...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,021
Posted By didenpx
Steve, When you get access to the sill it...

Steve,

When you get access to the sill it will be a great opportunity to hit it with the Eastwood internal frame coating. It comes with a long hose with a multi-direction spray nozzle and does an...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-03-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
I've got it registered for Larz Anderson Swedish...

I've got it registered for Larz Anderson Swedish Car Day in August so that's the current target. Hopefully it will all come together in time.....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-30-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 125
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Posted By didenpx
Really enjoy seeing all of the unique vintage...

Really enjoy seeing all of the unique vintage parts. Such a nice car!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
Thanks! I'm pleased with the way it is coming...

Thanks! I'm pleased with the way it is coming along. I just looked at the bill of sale in anticipation of getting it registered; I've had this damned thing about a month shy of six years.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
Reassembly still progressing. Lots of stops and...

Reassembly still progressing. Lots of stops and starts due to other work at the shop and me hunting down bits and pieces that are missing or bad. Here's how it looks as of this afternoon:

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Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
Thanks for taking the time to post a potential...

Thanks for taking the time to post a potential lead. Do you happen to have any detail photos of them (grille or backside)?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 124
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Posted By didenpx
Looks fantastic Steve!

Looks fantastic Steve!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By didenpx
Long shot here: the 1973 Volvo accessories...

Long shot here: the 1973 Volvo accessories booklet lists a "Stereo Rear Speaker Kit" for 1800E/ES models up through 1973 but it doesn't have any photos. The catalog number is 279940-1.

Does...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,510
Posted By didenpx
An easy way to make a template once you cut out...

An easy way to make a template once you cut out the rotted sections is to use card stock (5x7 cards or even old manila file folders you may find laying around). You can lay the card stock over the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,510
Posted By didenpx
Don't get discouraged! If you have a mig welder...

Don't get discouraged! If you have a mig welder you can deal with frame section repairs easily. Just procure some 12 ga steel stock and use that. Don't worry about bending into a perfect shape,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,021
Posted By didenpx
Another option:...

Another option: https://www.injectors4u.com/product/multiport-top-feed-fuel-injectors-recondition-and-return-service/

I went this way. Not sure yet if they will function as advertised but the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,510
Posted By didenpx
Nice looking car!

Nice looking car!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2019, 04:52 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Looks great Steve!

Looks great Steve!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-26-2019, 07:27 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Really enjoying watching this; such great work!

Really enjoying watching this; such great work!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
Yeah; can't wait to see it in the nice clean...

Yeah; can't wait to see it in the nice clean engine bay. Thanks again to Eric and Ian for all the hassle of crating and spending lots of time figuring out how to move it from coast to coast...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-20-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
Radio out to Vintageblau.com for refurb. ...

Radio out to Vintageblau.com for refurb.

Meanwhile pecking away on reassembly:

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Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 124
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Posted By didenpx
Steve - check in with Planetman for a fuel pump...

Steve - check in with Planetman for a fuel pump solution that won't leave you hunting for one of the Bosch units....I went with his solution.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,021
Posted By didenpx
That was a lot of work but it paid off. I've got...

That was a lot of work but it paid off. I've got mine set aside and have yet to really start working on it...maybe next week. Thanks for the tips!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,021
Posted By didenpx
Intake manifold looks great; what did you use to...

Intake manifold looks great; what did you use to get it looking like that?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
Pecking away at reassembly. When the engine...

Pecking away at reassembly. When the engine arrives it will be off to a shop to install drivetrain and get it running (I realize this is cheating....but I intend to be driving it this summer).

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Forum: projects & restorations 04-01-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
If you decide you want to toy around with a DIY...

If you decide you want to toy around with a DIY conversion at some point, let me know. I've got a bunch of the small diameter 240 clocks (all with new caps) and may have a couple of the larger ones...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By didenpx
Amazingly just figured out where I had the data...

Amazingly just figured out where I had the data plate stashed -329-627 LHD Black upholstery & Grey carpet
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2019, 07:47 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Couldn't you just cannibalize a quartz movement...

Couldn't you just cannibalize a quartz movement out of a 240 era quartz clock and use that to drive the original hands?

I've got the data plate hidden somewhere that I can find it at the right...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
More reassembly prep..... <a...

More reassembly prep.....

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By didenpx
<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2019, 07:09 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Thanks Duder and Steve. Continuing to pull...

Thanks Duder and Steve.

Continuing to pull together parts and detail used parts for reassembly. Had to run to body shop today so some more happy snaps on latest progress:

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By didenpx
Body has been wet sanded and buffed; trunk lid,...

Body has been wet sanded and buffed; trunk lid, doors, and hood are next. After that it's on to reassembly.

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 02:56 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Tks Doug!

Tks Doug!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 02:54 PM
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Posted By didenpx
As the Norse Gods intended. I hope they...

As the Norse Gods intended.

I hope they approve of the 123 dizzy...��
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2019, 09:06 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Now I’m really pumped! Thanks for the sneak peek...

Now I’m really pumped! Thanks for the sneak peek Eric!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By didenpx
<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 07:52 PM
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Posted By didenpx
<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2019, 07:32 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Not sure if it will help but here's one from a...

Not sure if it will help but here's one from a 1973 140 Green Book. I've got a PDF of it as well; shoot me a pm if you'd like that as well. Good luck!

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-07-2019, 07:51 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Thanks for clarifying Duder....and yes, thread...

Thanks for clarifying Duder....and yes, thread title is misleading at this point. There's obviously been significant scope creep since this got (ever so slowly) rolling. I'm now aiming for a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-06-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
I'm no expert but I believe the body production...

I'm no expert but I believe the body production shifted to Sweden with the 1800S models and later.

As for the FPR and the vinegar: I figured acid would be no good for the guts of it so I looped a...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-05-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
I'm amazed at the cleaning power of the 35%...

I'm amazed at the cleaning power of the 35% vinegar. Never used it before but I'm now sold on it; parts that looked like junk are shiny new after a good soak and some gentle brushing.

Before:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-04-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
Thanks! Am now wishing that I'd been plugging...

Thanks! Am now wishing that I'd been plugging away at the parts detailing; in a time crunch and all my free time is spent over buckets of Simple Green and 35% vinegar concentrate. When I want to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-03-2019, 06:44 PM
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Posted By didenpx
Painting has begun. Trunk and engine compartment...

Painting has begun. Trunk and engine compartment are in color/clear:

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Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:40 PM
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Posted By didenpx
starting to get excited; like this might be a car...

starting to get excited; like this might be a car that I actually get to drive before I need Depends.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,936
Posted By didenpx
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Forum: projects & restorations 12-28-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 226
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Posted By didenpx
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Forum: projects & restorations 09-27-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
Sounds like a lot of fun; thanks for the updates!

Sounds like a lot of fun; thanks for the updates!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-13-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
That's a good question; it was supposed to be in...

That's a good question; it was supposed to be in paint "in 2-3 weeks" about a month ago. But to be fair I told them that I still need to clear out room in my barn for it and not to hurry.

It's...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-11-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
Those shoes steel belted or bias ply?

Those shoes steel belted or bias ply?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
Question on the matching numbers; aside from...

Question on the matching numbers; aside from consulting Historic Archive is there any way of determining if numbers match? Can you do so by consulting any stamping/casting numbers or is it only...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
Very much appreciate this information; I'll...

Very much appreciate this information; I'll probably stick with my slightly pitted OEM badge for the time being and eventually spring for NOS replacement.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 30,937
Posted By didenpx
Thanks; do you think there's a significant...

Thanks; do you think there's a significant difference in the quality of the retros vs the OEM? The price difference is pretty significant and I'm pondering options.
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