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Re: What did you do to your Volvo today?

Post by Ocelot »

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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Post by abscate »

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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Post by abscate »

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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Post by jonslave »

Stage 0 on this 204k mile new-to-me, slightly O'Reilly'd and Auto Zoned up Texas 855R.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

That'll be a satisfying paint restoration!
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Post by E Showell »

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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Post by bmdubya1198 »

Yeah, a good compound job clears it up beautifully.
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Post by abscate »

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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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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Post by E Showell »

Texas sun must be brutal on a paint finish. On the plus side, probably not a lot of road salt to worry about.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (sold)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
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'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic
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