Kessy mk2 340, no more scrap yard fun

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theo2468
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Kessy mk2 340, no more scrap yard fun

Post by theo2468 » 08 Nov 2010 11:29 am

Finally found myself a v300 at a distance i can travel to and won it at a reasonable price, ive been hunting for one of these for sometime now for my first car ive always loved these seeing as my dads specialised in volvos for over 25 years now and had many (meaning ive got a few accessories and parts to go on it as soon as i get it ;))
And dont worry i may be young but i dont need shooting this car is going to be loved and kept fairly standard you'll have probably seen it on ebay and im going to collect her on tuesday hopefully so it will all start from there. heres some pics of it off ebay, keep you up to date with my project cheers theo.
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C25 ECV-1985-Mk2 340GL-Kessy
A889 VUY-1983-Mk2 360GLS-RUF
volvosneverdie wrote:Vnd says:
diffs, are like pubs and legs.
Best appreciated when open.
I probably should have specified ladies legs in there too. [+=] "embarrarrased emoticon"[].com

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by Speedy88 » 08 Nov 2010 02:01 pm

Awesome! Nice car
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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by volvosneverdie » 08 Nov 2010 02:19 pm

Looks good man. Mk2s rock.
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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by theo2468 » 08 Nov 2010 09:56 pm

do either of you know how to add pictures its saying mine are to big file size?
cheers
C25 ECV-1985-Mk2 340GL-Kessy
A889 VUY-1983-Mk2 360GLS-RUF
volvosneverdie wrote:Vnd says:
diffs, are like pubs and legs.
Best appreciated when open.
I probably should have specified ladies legs in there too. [+=] "embarrarrased emoticon"[].com

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by Speedy88 » 08 Nov 2010 10:04 pm

Probably have to put them on a site like photobucket and link them to here
'88 340 Williams (Sold)
'85 360 GLS - Drift project (Sold)
'77 Colt Sigma
'96 940 Drift project

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by theo2468 » 08 Nov 2010 11:23 pm

few bits to go straight on when i get it and mk 1 fronts i came across
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extra gauges and switches.jpg
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C25 ECV-1985-Mk2 340GL-Kessy
A889 VUY-1983-Mk2 360GLS-RUF
volvosneverdie wrote:Vnd says:
diffs, are like pubs and legs.
Best appreciated when open.
I probably should have specified ladies legs in there too. [+=] "embarrarrased emoticon"[].com

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by theo2468 » 08 Nov 2010 11:25 pm

equlizer
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volvosneverdie wrote:Vnd says:
diffs, are like pubs and legs.
Best appreciated when open.
I probably should have specified ladies legs in there too. [+=] "embarrarrased emoticon"[].com

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by valman » 09 Nov 2010 01:54 am

awesome, another person who got one as their first car :D i got one too and still in my first 5 months of driving, onto my second as the mot ran out on the other one. they are awesome cars and your friends will love it, mine like these so much that they made a fan club and everything on fb :lol: and whenever i meet anyone they always know about my car as they've been told its the coolest thing ever 8)

as a negative,, those dampers wont fit the 340 because they bolt on through a hole on a 300 and those have eyelet fittings
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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by theo2468 » 17 Nov 2010 12:10 am

sorry not been any updates on the project been busy with college and havnt had time to put pics or anything on ill finish everything then have a big update so far ive fitted a rev counter so now got a 6 dial dash all working properly, rear spoiler fitted (mk2), volvo rear speakers fitted in pillar, cubby hole covers fitted and got few more little things to do just to tidy it up also got to choose what alloys i want to put on seeing as ive got a big range to choose from probably go for the 480 gt alloys (vesa) ones ill take pictures with different alloys on and see what people think :340:
C25 ECV-1985-Mk2 340GL-Kessy
A889 VUY-1983-Mk2 360GLS-RUF
volvosneverdie wrote:Vnd says:
diffs, are like pubs and legs.
Best appreciated when open.
I probably should have specified ladies legs in there too. [+=] "embarrarrased emoticon"[].com

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by Nimminz » 17 Nov 2010 12:24 am

Looks good! personally i like the steels, is the lip polished metal? looks it from pics, that with a slightly darker silver centre would look great, banded - even better :D

I do like that equilizer too!
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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by theo2468 » 17 Nov 2010 12:45 am

the steels have got a chrome trim around the edge that just clips in,still on the hunt for your speakers found one pair just trying to find another for you dads sure he had a few sets
C25 ECV-1985-Mk2 340GL-Kessy
A889 VUY-1983-Mk2 360GLS-RUF
volvosneverdie wrote:Vnd says:
diffs, are like pubs and legs.
Best appreciated when open.
I probably should have specified ladies legs in there too. [+=] "embarrarrased emoticon"[].com

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by Hell Driver » 17 Nov 2010 10:47 am

If you have any Mk 1 bits you want to sell, let me know! I could do with a grill (with plastic fixing bolts/intact), if you want to sell that center console panel, I'd buy that too (I think it only fits a Mk 1 interior), also lights and silver trim around them!

Great save with the car, nice to get a 3-door!

Let me know if you need any parts, I have some spares (mainly trim parts) I'll see what I've got.
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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by theo2468 » 17 Nov 2010 02:24 pm

Yeah I am up for selling mk1 bits or maybe swap for other parts and accesories, also that gauge panel does only fit a mk1. What parts do you have ?
C25 ECV-1985-Mk2 340GL-Kessy
A889 VUY-1983-Mk2 360GLS-RUF
volvosneverdie wrote:Vnd says:
diffs, are like pubs and legs.
Best appreciated when open.
I probably should have specified ladies legs in there too. [+=] "embarrarrased emoticon"[].com

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by Hell Driver » 17 Nov 2010 06:31 pm

The guage panel is for my Mk1 (1980) so it has the very early (but black not brown) interior.
I could do with at least one pair of good reflectors for the headlights, and as I said the grill where the plastic bolt is fixed it slightly broken. What part of the country are you in?

The parts I have are mostly from a G reg 5 door I stripped recently, but many of the parts are the same. Basically all the interior, dash, switches etc. Also have spare light lenses, and quite a few bits and bobs. Basically if I have more spares of anything than I really need, I'll sell them. (when i say sell, as long as I get the postage back and a few quid I'm happy!) Not so much of the mechanical stuff as the car went for banger racing. There is another one coming up soon (another 5 door :( ) so although I'm not taking everything this time I can get some parts. (It's not me racing them by the way, I've tried to re-home this one but no one wanted it!)
360 GLE Saloon (D 86)
360 GLS (A 84)
343 DL (W 80) :-)
340 GL 1.7 (G 89)
360 GLS (Y 83)
440 Turbo (J 92)
Transit Tipper 125 T350 (02)Alive Again!
Transit Tipper Smiley face Q reg
Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 (54)
R.I.P. 77 343 DL vario :-(

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Re: mk 2 340gl 3dr project

Post by MCHUDD » 19 Nov 2010 04:18 pm

Hi Helldriver.
There is a mk1 rev counter on German e-bay at the moment. Finishing tomorow.
However the seller is looking for silly money. Also a mk1 time clock.
Cheers Mark. sm4

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