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Old 09-14-2019, 04:03 PM   #26
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Impressive and quick work!
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:38 PM   #27
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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.
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Old 09-15-2019, 03:08 PM   #28
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Impressive and quick work!
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.
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:29 PM   #29
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Agree with Matt; impressive how much progress you are making in such a short period of time. We're so lucky that VP is there for the vintage Volvo models; such good quality especially on the body panels!
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:54 PM   #30
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Agree with Matt; impressive how much progress you are making in such a short period of time. We're so lucky that VP is there for the vintage Volvo models; such good quality especially on the body panels!
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 much was done this weekend but this week should see some good progress.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:53 PM   #31
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Looking great - impressive work so far. Seeing your progress is making me regret selling my wife's '66 1800S a few years ago. We called it the Duckling because it was so ugly. It needed roughly the same amount of bodywork and panel replacement but had a super thick paint job and some nasty lap welds underneath from prior repairs. It ran and drove wonderfully though, which would have been a great head start on a body restoration. Ah well! I will live vicariously through yours and didenpx's!
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:00 PM   #32
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Seeing your progress is making me regret selling my wife's '66 1800S a few years ago.
Want me to hunt it down? I think someone in New England bought it, right?
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:57 PM   #33
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Want me to hunt it down? I think someone in New England bought it, right?
Yeah, it was an interesting fellow in the Boston area. Car was #91 light green originally but had been repainted black. I have no capacity for another project right now but it would be cool to see if he made progress with it.
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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 needed on just about everything in the picture.

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Entire right side still has tape from being blasted (some of the trim was seized on, etc....), many spot welds were left on and there is surface rust in all of the rails and hidden areas.

Another quick test fit:

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The red on the tail panel is a reflection of a massive stain of red engine paint on the garage floor.

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Rocker is just sitting on there, it's not welded on.

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Pulled the wiring out of the rocker and started prepping that area for SEM Rust-Mort and primer

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A neat connector I had never seen on a Volvo before. VW's had them, as did French cars:

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Still need to finish off a patch panel for the front of the inner rock. It's too thin for comfort and even if it's not a structural area (all A pillar panels tie together above the weak area), I don't want to leave it as-is.

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Tons of prep left:

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Patch panel 1/2 made:

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Working on 2/2

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Got a fun little surprise....
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I had prepped the axle off of 6501 and planned on using it in 1311. It would save me time and give me a little more in the garage. Well 1311 is an M40 car and has a 4:10 axle, and 6501 is an M41 car and has a 4:56 axle.....
Not swapping anything, I'll do the axle for each car individually.
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Old Yesterday, 09:52 AM   #36
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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 day, mixed with heading to a friend's parents' house to repair the power steering on their 2004 BMW

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I forgot to get a picture after the etch primer, but it's a yellow-green color and must be covered with filler primer within 8 hours.

Laid a little color, soooooo satisfying:

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Got pretty close to the correct shade of red, may try to tweak it a little more

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