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What did you do to your Volvo today?

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Mon May 11, 2020 8:09 pm

Dropped the trans out of the 940 today. Can't wait to be done with this car so the buyer can come get it off my driveway!
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2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 197k
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1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 174k
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Ocelot » Tue May 12, 2020 4:02 am

So I changed the rear springs, shocks and the bearings that keep the shock in place at the top. One bolt of the bearing broke, but it was easily fixed. I'm saving up some money to do the front struts, but even now the driving experience is so much better :D
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue May 12, 2020 4:39 am

E Showell wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 11:04 am
How long will it take me to do dash mounts in the Shag Wag if that's all I'm doing?

Dash out, then it depends how lucky you are with the mounts.

As you might suspect, Evita mounts all broke nice and cleanly and gave me nice , epoxiable repair points.

I might, however , try a new approach here.

Two thin SS wires running forward, anchored on dash, or maybe even shock cord.

Then apiece ofbutyl tape running the whole width of the dash front rim. I did this on Elizabeth and it worked like a charm.

Evita dash actually had the main piece of frame plastic broken , too. That was easy to epoxy.

I’m going to need a hot sunny day to bake all this epoxy out, my ladies can smell epoxy from three blocks away.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue May 12, 2020 4:42 am

Ocelot wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 4:02 am
So I changed the rear springs, shocks and the bearings that keep the shock in place at the top. One bolt of the bearing broke, but it was easily fixed. I'm saving up some money to do the front struts, but even now the driving experience is so much better :D

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By the way, how do place a photo direct in a message? I've tried to use the insert image option, but when I copy/paste the url, it doesn't display the image in the post. Any help? :)
You need full editor ( button under message window) then click the attachments tab, then add files, wait for them to load , then preview/ submit

They show inthe reverse order of them being loaded.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by jonslave » Tue May 12, 2020 6:42 am

Stage 0 on this 204k mile new-to-me, slightly O'Reilly'd and Auto Zoned up Texas 855R.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue May 12, 2020 9:03 am

That'll be a satisfying paint restoration!
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2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 197k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 113k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 171k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 174k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
1999 BMW 528i
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2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by E Showell » Tue May 12, 2020 10:14 am

Somebody posted on here recently about bringing tomato soup red paint back to original beauty and it was nothing short of spectacular.
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:13 pm

Yeah, a good compound job clears it up beautifully.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 197k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 113k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 171k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 174k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
1999 BMW 528i
Sold-
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by abscate » Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm

Reminded myself to never try remove/install a dash by ,self again.

With Abby, 10 painless minutes.

Restored mounts, fixed dash cracks, added butyl tape to the upper contact surface and it glided in beautifully.

Ran messenger line for a mahogany phone tray I am designing for the dash
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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue May 12, 2020 2:26 pm

jonslave wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:42 am
Stage 0 on this 204k mile new-to-me, slightly O'Reilly'd and Auto Zoned up Texas 855R.
bmdubya1198 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 9:03 am
That'll be a satisfying paint restoration!
E Showell wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 10:14 am
Somebody posted on here recently about bringing tomato soup red paint back to original beauty and it was nothing short of spectacular.
Volvo 850 Red Paint Restoration.

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