Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by kaarel » 11 Dec 2010 11:35 am

I fitted mine using a phone holder-http://foorum.volvoclub.ee/viewtopic.ph ... 3&start=15
in the middle of the page is picture.

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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by vØlvØfreak » 11 Dec 2010 08:04 pm

340GLT wrote:You should be able to see somewhere how I had it mounted in mine. It replaced the clock and the ashtray.
Adam
by accident I saw that pic 2 days ago, but that's too low in the dash, you don't notice it down there.
kaarel wrote:I fitted mine using a phone holder-http://foorum.volvoclub.ee/viewtopic.ph ... 3&start=15
in the middle of the page is picture.
Hmmm, I think the original arm is then beter, this kind of looks 'aftermarket'. But it's a good hight, where the screem is very easy to read. There for my idea of putting it in a grid next too the alarm lights switch.

After all the shiny parts today the rust...

First, in marche we made it ready for welding.

the prior owner thought it would be nice to fit in 2 floor matts...
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But why?
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apparently he did have an armrest, and drilled some holes... :?

He was also very good in connecting 2 cables...
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.. and other electrial stuff
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how about putting some heated seat switches into the panel??
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so besides the rust also some other problems.. ;)

But now the worst parts..:

Sill offside (or how do you guys call the side where the driver doesn't sit?)
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floor offside:
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and the drivers side is even worse:
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So lets start the welding...

Floor offside:
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Sill offside:

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Some strange looking color on the mounting of the leaf spring:
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and another spot:
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That's what has been done end of march, begin of april.

All credit for the welding (and comments :lol: ) go to my dad!

Next time some more pics, I think this is enough for 1 post :wink:

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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by trabitom99 » 11 Dec 2010 08:09 pm

Well done to your dad, those pics are definitely an inspiration to get my car fixed. I'm still uncertain about whether to go ahead with it or not. It certainly makes sense to save yours, it being a top-notch saloon ...

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Tom
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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by Chris_C » 12 Dec 2010 07:05 pm

Hahaha, those bolted together wires and self tapped screwed heated seat switches made me rofl. Do you have a proper spare panel dude? I could always try and dig one out before we come, I imagine they are lots less rare here.
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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by volvodspec » 12 Dec 2010 07:29 pm

nope they're not rare.. atleast, i have 10 or 12 of them in stock so that pretty much means that Mark has got at least 40 of them lying around :lol:

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Post by Chris_C » 12 Dec 2010 08:01 pm

Super, saves me having to open the parts store up ;)
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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by vØlvØfreak » 12 Dec 2010 10:08 pm

Thanks for the offer Chris! I'm not as lucky as Anjo, but I think I have 2 or 3 of them with all the switches in as spare :)

But for my car, I have a panel of a V/S40, with lighted switches for the windows! only need to replace the rear e-window switches by heated seat switches, as I don't have rear e-windows, but will have heated seats :D

here you see it's the same, if you take the upper part of:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENUINE-VOLVO-V40 ... 2557edaf88

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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by Chris_C » 13 Dec 2010 11:07 am

Theres an easier way dude ;) The light up switches fit straight into a 300/700/400 switch panel which is identical rather than just close!

400s are also a good source of the light up switches, if you get one with the "auto" label you have an excuse to one touch your windows too :D
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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by Ride_on » 14 Dec 2010 04:50 pm

All those welding points look very familiar, good job, mine was much worse but I am being anal about it now. I rebuilt all the layered suspension points around the spring mount and crossbeam, all full of compressed rust impossible to remove without depaneling. Make sure you get some rust converter in there and then cavity wax.
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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by vØlvØfreak » 14 Dec 2010 05:45 pm

Ride_on wrote:All those welding points look very familiar, good job, mine was much worse but I am being anal about it now. I rebuilt all the layered suspension points around the spring mount and crossbeam, all full of compressed rust impossible to remove without depaneling. Make sure you get some rust converter in there and then cavity wax.
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Already several off these are empty :wink:

@ Anjo, by suprise my dad came home yesterday with a NOS switch panel with all switches + all the cables original V300 :lol:

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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by Speedy88 » 17 Dec 2010 10:51 pm

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Ah yes, I need to do both sides of this section also. Good work dude!
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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by vØlvØfreak » 02 Jan 2011 11:08 am

Speedy88 wrote:Ah yes, I need to do both sides of this section also. Good work dude!
Otherside had indeed the same... I guess all 300's are the same regarded to rust :roll:

Last time was the off-side, this time drivers side, I let the pics do the talking :)

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and the worst part of the car:
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Luckily we had the same part of a breaker:
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out of my car:
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Flinstone car
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Also a common place for rust:
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Same here:
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And putting it full of anti-rust :)
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Re: Mark´s project: Volvo 360GLE saloon

Post by trabitom99 » 02 Jan 2011 01:46 pm

Interesting pics, I'll be seeing a lot of similar stuff soon :? I hope it gets done to the same standard as yours, but we won't have a spare shell to cut parts from ...

Cheers

Tom
343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 226000kms 1988

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