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V70/850 tailgate inner panel repair question?

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Re: V70/850 tailgate inner panel repair question?

Post by scot850 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:48 pm

It is repaired with the $8.00 kit from FCP. Takes about 15 minutes for the repair brackets and it comes with the 8 mounting clips.

As suspected it took longer to try to remove the glue from the stickiest tape in existence. Tried Goof Off but it only melted the surface. Fortunately the spare I bought is in great shape so swapped the tops sections over as the spare panel has the internal opening handle my car does not have. I can't re-install until I remove all the glue off the rest of the tailgate. My biggest worry is it is all over the lowest element for the heated windshield and will have to find a way to remove without damaging it. Typical the repair takes less time then fixing the bodge!

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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Re: V70/850 tailgate inner panel repair question?

Post by scot850 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:40 pm

Panel is re-installed and repaired as per the instructions with the kit. Managed to only break one of the lower clips trying to re-install the panel. Fortunately I have spare clips.

Took nearly 3 hours to remove all the old tape from the window on the tailgate!

All seems good now.

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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Re: V70/850 tailgate inner panel repair question?

Post by Clemens » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:01 pm

the PO on my wagon fixed the 2 "legs" of the upper bracket to the lower panel with 2 screws. Invisible unless the tailgate is open.

A genleman on a german volvo forum secured the lower panel with very long bolts. He slid the head of the bolt into the brackets where the clips normally pop into and then had the open end of the bolt face towards the panel. He drilled holes into the panel and used locknuts to secure the panel to the bolts from the "outside" (cargo area). The locknuts are visible from inside the car, but he is happy with that solution. I'll try to find a pic of that solution.

Btw., the third braklight cover on the 850ies is a pita to moint properly if - as in my case - one of the clips is broken off. And if that cover isn't mounted properly the cargo area is illuminated once you hit the brake pedal. Gonna fix that once we have warmer weather.
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Re: V70/850 tailgate inner panel repair question?

Post by scot850 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:12 pm

Good luck with that one!

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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