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Old 09-14-2016, 12:42 PM   #151
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Very cool! Great to see more progress on this thing. What you paid for media blasting is what a local company charges in Tucson.

What are you doing for the interior ? Original upholstery ?
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Old 09-14-2016, 06:46 PM   #152
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Very cool! Great to see more progress on this thing. What you paid for media blasting is what a local company charges in Tucson.

What are you doing for the interior ? Original upholstery ?
I plan to do this as close to a correct restoration as possible...in the traditional TB fashion

So for upholstery will be OEM/repro eventually, on a schedule driven by funds and spousal tolerance for such foolishness. I may reuse a lot of the interior trim panels to begin with and then replace them over time. Definitely will need to redo the seat webbing, foam and upholstery before I put it on the road though.

Will probably take the same approach on the chrome trim; re-use the stuff that can be easily swapped out for re-chroming or replacement later and only deal with stuff like the door handles now.

As soon as I get a mini project out of the garage bay (trying to deal with some minor rust on my 88 744T so I can daily it) I'll be starting on the engine build. In the meantime I'm reading (and re-reading, and re-reading) Phil S's posts on that subject: (http://www.vclassics.com/archive/engine1.htm
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:29 PM   #153
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Old 07-24-2017, 11:04 AM   #154
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It's in the body shop for finish work and paint. Should be back in my garage in Oct/Nov.

Sourced a correct M410 in May and in process of getting it shipped to High Performance for a rebuild.

Engine still in parts and I haven't even started to think about dealing with it. :(

In short, project has thankfully not died but major life events have put it into suspended animation until the body gets back to me. Hoping that will provide fresh motivation too.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:14 PM   #155
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M410 and steering box back from rebuild by Hi Performance. They probably didn't look this good coming off the factory floor. Thanks Ian and Eric!

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Old 10-08-2017, 08:12 PM   #156
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Woohoo! I have an M41 that came back from Hi-Performance Auto, it's smooooooth. Glad to see progress on this car.

Would it make sense for you to source a B20 and just use that instead of slugging through an engine rebuild ?
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:11 PM   #157
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Project looks awesome! I'm having to do similar body repair to you for both rust and crash damage. Sadly I think a lot of the body work done in the 80s was horrible.

Mind if I ask how much they charge for the steering box rebuild? I've got 3 here and they're all terrible.
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:04 AM   #158
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Woohoo! I have an M41 that came back from Hi-Performance Auto, it's smooooooth. Glad to see progress on this car.

Would it make sense for you to source a B20 and just use that instead of slugging through an engine rebuild ?
It would probably make more sense to find a decent B20E but I'll still probably go the route of having the original one rebuilt. Thinking that it might make a trip out to Torrance CA early next year just like the tranny.....
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:11 PM   #159
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It would probably make more sense to find a decent B20E but I'll still probably go the route of having the original one rebuilt. Thinking that it might make a trip out to Torrance CA early next year just like the tranny.....
Come over to our shop too and have a beer if you're in the area!
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:56 AM   #160
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Come over to our shop too and have a beer if you're in the area!
Duder; thanks for the kind invite!

I may make it out there myself some day....for the duration of this project the parts will be traveling solo, freight class
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:11 PM   #161
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Finally some progress on the body shop front. In the process of finding a good match for the original paint.

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Old 02-23-2018, 02:41 AM   #162
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Congrats on the progress! This will be another fun one to watch.
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:44 AM   #163
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Did you check with VP Autoparts for the correct paint?
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:00 PM   #164
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I had crappy luck getting the Volvo red for an Amazon matched locally. It took 2 scans before they got close to it and even then it wasn't perfect.

Great to see such progress on the bodywork, I love the lines of these cars. They're perfect.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:31 PM   #165
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Did you check with VP Autoparts for the correct paint?
I looked on their site but didn't find it. Looking for code 46 (Cherry Red).

The body shop had one sample mixed but too light a shade. Should have a few more to look at this coming week.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:51 PM   #166
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Just found the VP paint page, thanks for alerting me to it (pretty well hidden IMO):

http://www.vp-autoparts.com/zf0001_d...d_volvo_en.pdf

The depiction of the 46 Red there is definitely way off what was originally on my car (much too light). I'm going by the paint on the underside of the trunk lid that was never repainted.

Appreciate the lead though!
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:56 AM   #167
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Just found the VP paint page, thanks for alerting me to it (pretty well hidden IMO):

http://www.vp-autoparts.com/zf0001_d...d_volvo_en.pdf

The depiction of the 46 Red there is definitely way off what was originally on my car (much too light). I'm going by the paint on the underside of the trunk lid that was never repainted.

Appreciate the lead though!
Call Mattias at VP and see if they have color chips. Color scans on your monitor may not be the actual color.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:32 PM   #168
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Call Mattias at VP and see if they have color chips. Color scans on your monitor may not be the actual color.
Good suggestion; just e-mailed him.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:40 PM   #169
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Went to look at three more paint samples; they got a perfect match this time. Happily the underside the trunk had never been re-sprayed so we had a good original color sample to work off of and the one I selected was a dead-on match in natural daylight.

It was in the 60s and the shop doors were open so I too the opportunity to take 2 more photos of current state of the project.

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:07 PM   #170
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Exciting!
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:10 PM   #171
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Body shop is doing final fitting of panels before paint. Should be ready to begin reassembly in January.

Engine is out for rebuild with Hi Performance.

In the process of gathering parts for reassembly....what started out as a "fix as you go" daily driver concept has now obviously ballooned and cosmetic parts that I thought I was going to reuse are not going to cut it....
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Old 12-28-2018, 04:38 PM   #172
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Hey, Great progress.
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:43 AM   #173
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Body shop is doing final fitting of panels before paint. Should be ready to begin reassembly in January.

Engine is out for rebuild with Hi Performance.

In the process of gathering parts for reassembly....what started out as a "fix as you go" daily driver concept has now obviously ballooned and cosmetic parts that I thought I was going to reuse are not going to cut it....[/QUOTE]

That is a road well travelled!
I was going to rebuild my suspension on my 142......
Glad to hear you getting ready for paint. Can't wait to see the pics!
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:19 PM   #174
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:24 PM   #175
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Man, you have got to be happy! Looks straight as an arrow.
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