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by trabitom99
01 Jun 2016 08:46 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 71882

Re: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle

Thanks guys. 4300km and counting. Hi Tom. Looks like a cracker trip What was that building with no roof? No idea! There were mosquitoes everywhere, so we didn't stay long ... There was a big sign on it saying "Film location", but I can't see how anyone could have handled the creatures for any length...
by trabitom99
31 May 2016 06:30 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 71882

Re: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle

I don't remember there being a memorial, but there is a big WWII display in the "Nordkaphallen" right on the cape. To my shame I didn't read the whole thing, but it's morer than likely they mentioned the Scharnhorst along with those who lost their lives protecting the convoys.
by trabitom99
30 May 2016 09:44 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 71882

Re: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle

Stocking up on supplies on day 1: http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc152/trabitom99/Reisen/2016-05%20Nordkapp/IMG_4074_zps4zxfhatv.jpg Ferry from Kiel to Gothenburg: http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc152/trabitom99/Reisen/2016-05%20Nordkapp/IMG_4084_zpss62atj2n.jpg http://i213.photobucket.com/a...
by trabitom99
25 May 2016 08:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Factory rust protection on early cars
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

Re: Factory rust protection on early cars

Thanks for that info everyone. Seems like the early cars really did deserve their reputation! Still, makes them sought-after rarities now.

Cheers

Tom
by trabitom99
25 May 2016 08:54 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 71882

Re: '82 343 DLS: ready for its big journey

Very lucky! Could have got nasty going down some norwegian slope. But still need to get there first.

Bogbasic - it basically is a 360 underneath. B19A-engined pre-360-badged 343 "s-model".

Cheers

Tom
by trabitom99
25 May 2016 06:42 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 71882

Re: '82 343 DLS: ready for its big journey

We've decided to go. Having half expected the trip to fall through, I've been neglecting the final preperations a little, so things have been a bit hectic in the last few days. Went to the MOT (TÜV) station on Saturday, not expecting any problems and ... FAIL! http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc15...
by trabitom99
24 May 2016 09:09 pm
Forum: Suspension, steering, wheels, brakes
Topic: "Professionals" huh!
Replies: 46
Views: 19224

Re: "Professionals" huh!

That looks like a superb piece of work! Well done all ...

Tom
by trabitom99
18 May 2016 01:45 pm
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 71882

Re: '82 343 DLS filming

Thanks Mark. She's out of hospital now and things are looking good. With a bit of luck, we might be able to make the trip after all.

Tom
by trabitom99
18 May 2016 01:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Boot lock falling out...
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Re: Boot lock falling out...

Thanks for that, Steve + mac! Good piece of info there.

Cheers

Tom
by trabitom99
13 May 2016 09:05 am
Forum: Tell us more about your standard Volvo 300
Topic: '82 343 DLS: beyond the arctic circle
Replies: 283
Views: 71882

Re: '82 343 DLS filming

If it runs, it'll be here for 4 weeks after it goes on air: http://www.tvnow.de/ntv/ps-das-automagazin/list/aktuell Regarding the scandinavian trip, we were going to leave very soon, on Thursday 26th. Unfortunately, my mates daughter has suddenly become seriously ill and it's looking increasingly un...
by trabitom99
30 Apr 2016 08:00 am
Forum: Volvo 300 series: offer
Topic: Tidy Mk2 340 GL
Replies: 1
Views: 2051

Re: Tidy Mk2 340 GL

That does look good. Electric windows aren't that common on a MkII. Ditch the modern stereo, fix the bumper bracket, put the "GL" badge in its proper place, and away you go :-)

Tom
by trabitom99
30 Apr 2016 07:55 am
Forum: General discussion; introduce yourself!
Topic: Middle Seat Belt, Early Cars (Lack Of)
Replies: 8
Views: 4466

Re: Middle Seat Belt, Early Cars (Lack Of)

If the car came on the market as a five seater, than it remains a five seater. There's no law making you retro-fit seat belts as far as I know ...

Cheers

Tom
by trabitom99
27 Apr 2016 08:06 am
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Factory rust protection on early cars
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

Re: Factory rust protection on early cars

Thank you both for that info. The only "official" info I found on the improvements were in the 1978 model year brochure where they specifically mention the pvc lining of the sills - which could mean they didn't do that in the years before. But I guess the main improvements were "evolutionary" rather...
by trabitom99
21 Apr 2016 06:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: CR-201
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

Re: CR-201

OK, there you go!

Image

Seems to have a different pattern to the one on retro rides ...

Cheers

Tom
by trabitom99
21 Apr 2016 09:19 am
Forum: Bodywork, interior, electrical equipment, accessories
Topic: Factory rust protection on early cars
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

Factory rust protection on early cars

Hi! I've been asked whether the rust protection that the Born factory gave the Volvo 300 range changed significantly over the years. The "early cars" from 76-77 have a worse reputation for quality, but that may have been more due to lower quality steel and plastics than anything else. Design changes...