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1995 850 t5-R

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polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
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Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
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Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

March 31, 2014 - 218,XXXmiles

Headliner Re-installed
- Some trim pieces not installed yet

Sunroof shade material replaced

Driver and passenger seat power recline cables adjusted

Vacuumed and shampooed carpet and floor mats
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

April 3, 2014 - 218,223miles

OEM Volvo battery installed (520CCA, 60AH which is less than the 600CCA in the other battery :? )

Sun visors re-installed and wired
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

April 6, 2014 - 218,XXXmiles

Sun visor wiring soldered

A-pillar and rear trim pieces installed

New rear view mirror painted and installed

Sunroof trim and dome light still need to go back in
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

April 14, 2014 - 218,800miles

Blacked out grill

Replaced hood release lever behind grill

Installed dome light but no interior lights are working at this point so I took the dome light back out. I'll have to diagnose the problem before I can finish re-installing the interior.
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
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Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

May 1, 2014 - 219,253,miles

Removed front bumper to repaint and repair cracked plastic.
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
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Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

May 3, 2014 - 219,281miles

Painted front bumper trim
Secured broken plastic with metal brackets and bolts using rspi's method (
Removed rear bumper
Painted passenger side exterior door trim

I noticed the driver side bracket for the rear bumper is completely destroyed by rust. The passenger side doesn't look too bad. The part number for the brackets is 6816114 and I found several sources online. According to rspi Volvo no longer sells them.
Last edited by polskamafia mjl on Sun May 04, 2014 5:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
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Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

May 4, 2014 - 219,311miles

Painted driver side exterior door trim
Inspected air filter (installed May 3, 2013)
Last edited by polskamafia mjl on Mon May 05, 2014 4:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

May 5, 2014 - 219,311miles

Removed as much rust as possible from rear bumper brackets and impact beam.
Painted all rust-prone surfaces with Rust-Oleum Spray Paint to prevent more rust.
Re-installed rear bumper.
Repaired cracked plastic on front bumper with epoxy.
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

May 12, 2014 - 219,469miles

Removed driver and passenger side roof trim
Stripped and sanded the metals rails, ready for paint
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
polskamafia mjl
Posts: 2631
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am
Year and Model: 1995 Volvo 854 T-5R
Location: Hershey, PA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: 1995 850 t5-R

Post by polskamafia mjl »

May 14, 2014 - 219,528miles

Painted and re-installed roof trim
'All my money is gone and I have an old Volvo.' - Bamse's Turbo Underpants

Current: 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R Manual - Bringing it back from the brink of death
Previous: 1996 Volvo 850 GLT - Totaled
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