Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 17 Aug 2018 12:22 pm

MCHUDD wrote:Hi Ben.
Class one. What about some chunky side trim.
Cheers Mark.
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I had thought about the big trims, but I don't have a set for a 5 door, but I do have a set of the thin trims which I think will look nicer.
Not sure mind you

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 17 Aug 2018 04:43 pm

re: chrome strip - looks nice and you don't want it to look too murdered out. My theory is that we'll be having this discussion about Honda Jazzes in a few years but mchudd threatened to end it all now.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 18 Aug 2018 12:26 am

Saw a lovely murdered-out 940 estate today - even the lettering at the back was blacked-out. Mental.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 19 Aug 2018 08:52 pm

bogbasic wrote:re: chrome strip - looks nice and you don't want it to look too murdered out. My theory is that we'll be having this discussion about Honda Jazzes in a few years but mchudd threatened to end it all now.
Thank you, I just wanted a hint of the chrome.

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by JFB » 04 Sep 2018 10:15 pm

Had you repaint the Volvo logo the chromed paint? How? Need do it in mine.

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by Ride_on » 08 Sep 2018 04:28 pm

1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 09 Sep 2018 04:06 pm

JFB wrote:Had you repaint the Volvo logo the chromed paint? How? Need do it in mine.
No the Volvo badge is her original one, the 340gl was new

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by TasMan » 03 May 2020 03:38 pm

Just checking in from the FB group following your post....there are folk who are still reading the forum :-) Keep up the good work...Dave
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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 28 Sep 2020 04:17 am

Hello, I had a bash at making a pdf version of this thread. The quality is a bit rat-faced if you zoom in too much, but it looks not too bad from a distance.

https://www.adrive.com/public/S7u5Wx/16367_screen.pdf

Warning, its 40 MB and 933 pages. Any comments welcome on improving quality, any missing bits (some pictures really are missing), etc. I had to down-size the pictures a couple of times but they are still way-bigger than the text. I tried to prettify it for printing via a web service, but that started missing out pictures, so ditched that option although it would have been good if it had worked! Anyhow, I think what I have looks semi-OK ;-?
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HTH to preserve a great thread!!
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 29 Sep 2020 12:35 am

Yo, I did manage to prettify it a bit with teh PrintWhatYouLike Chrome extension and made a mobile-friendly version.

https://www.adrive.com/public/JQ73jP/16376_mobile.pdf

It don't look too bad really, do it?? Eh? Eh?
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Only 1359 pages, but its smaller than the previous one.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 17 Oct 2020 11:10 am

bogbasic wrote:
29 Sep 2020 12:35 am
Wow.... I'm impressed

any reason why you want the tread to be PDF'ed?
Not complaining in any way

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 17 Oct 2020 11:19 am

There is sadly more than a years worth of updates
including Aircon being fitted at the moment

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 17 Oct 2020 02:35 pm

Well, I've done the whole forum - I am a bit of a backup freak. Your thread was a special case because the excellent pictures are (very rightly) much bigger than A4. You can follow things here:

forumbackup.blogspot.com

I'll send copies to anyone interested when it's ready. Almost there. It'll be about 8 GB so will need to be posted, I think.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by benji1985 » 18 Oct 2020 08:16 pm

might be best to host on a site like dropbox?

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Re: Duchess The Volvo 340 CVT

Post by bogbasic » 20 Oct 2020 02:39 am

Yo! I've put it: here.

It took 1.5 hours to upload to Google Drive after midnight, so I would allow a similar amount of time for downloading and it'll probably take about the same amount of time to unzip it! Its best to use a text searching program like recoll (small donation for Windows) or docfetcher (free), etc, to make an index of the pdf files in the resulting folder (v3m), which takes about another hour, and then your subsequent searches will be pretty much instantaneous. More info on the blog. Do let me know of any issues, suggestions and also if you just download a copy, then I will know who has a backup in case my hard disk dies...
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If a few people could possibly test it, I will post the link in one of the general threads.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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