1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - New Photographs (Page 5)

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1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera' - New Photographs (Page 5)

Post by mattywatsit » 10 Jun 2011 02:24 am

Hi Everyone.

As some of you might know i collected my first V300 nearly Four weeks ago; I am currently learning to drive (18 today! and hope to put in for my practical soon as i've passed my theory and been learning a while - the 360 is amazing to drive totally different to my Astra!)

I bought it from one of Mac's good friends down in Ipswich. This meant a couple of train journeys down there totalling nearly four hours and then a 305mile journey back (of which the 360 took in its stride 8) ) taking around 5hours.

It did need a few niggles sorting out, but having had older cars in the past i was expecting that. There were a few mechanical bits to fix aswell as some cosmetics including painting but the car really is a credit to its first and second owners who owned it for the 25 and a half years before me!

Here is a list of some of the following fixed on 'Project Vera' (pics to follow of actual items being fixed at a later date):
- Speedometre and odemetre fixed (strip down and repair bayonet on cable)
- New Driver's side fog light Glass
- Re-painted front bumper
- Re-painted rear bumper
- Re-Painted side grills
- Sorted rust on Drivers door and resprayed
- Replaced Rear passengers central locking motor with brand new part
- Replaced Front passengers electric window motor with secondhand part (after trying to re-condition old part)
- Replaced towball, bumper guard and added breakaway cable plate (bought for towing)
- Replaced knackered old rear numberplate
- Replaced Battery in key fob (needs new bulb though - damn! batteries were hard to find!)
- Added Flatblade wiper blades (vast improvement)
- Added 70's AA badge to replace worn Mayday badge
- Added Volvo twin coachline/side stripe
- Added Pioneer iPod stereo/CD player to replace non-original Panasonic tape dec
- Added chrome exhaust downpipe trim
- Added new tax disk holder
- Cleaned inside and out including engine bay
- Repaired mudflaps and made Volvo emblem white (with white tyre pen - took 5 coats!)
- Resealed rear passengers door handle temporarily as water was getting in

There is more i just can't remember off hand!

Here are some before pictures, Just after purchase - taken at Peterborough Services en-route home:

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Now for the more important after photos:

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Plans are to keep it relativley standard and OEM looking :D

Thanks for Looking.

Cheers,
Matthew.
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Re: 1986 360 GLT - 'Project Vera'

Post by Speedy88 » 10 Jun 2011 06:42 am

Hot damn, that's a clean 360 :D
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Post by trabitom99 » 10 Jun 2011 08:20 am

Well done for putting all that work in. It was worth it, the car looks great :-)

Tom
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Post by Evoman » 10 Jun 2011 10:52 am

car looks stunning, alittle jealous :P
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Post by volvosneverdie » 10 Jun 2011 01:43 pm

Woah, youve been busy dude.

Car looks minty fresh, looks like it was worth the round trip man.

Not many people keep them OEM, but when they look that good, I dont think Id have the heart to funk with it.
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Post by Hell Driver » 10 Jun 2011 03:08 pm

That looks really clean, not many left like that!
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Post by Nimminz » 10 Jun 2011 06:17 pm

looking good mate, its sooooo clean! Happy birthday too!

Get that practical test booked!

what did you use on the bumpers to get them so nice?
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Post by Jaspersilus » 10 Jun 2011 10:12 pm

Hi Mate,
Project Vera looks awful mate, I can pretty much guarantee that under all that deliciously beautiful paint work, and that unmarked as new interior the unseen parts are held together with a thin veneer of rust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As this is without a shadow of a doubt the case, and because Im such a nice person I hereby offer to purchase this terrible car from you, if only to save you from the cost and heart ache that no doubt awaits you!
Yours sincerely
Jason :roll:

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Post by SteveP » 10 Jun 2011 11:06 pm

Very, very nice - wish I'd bought it myself :lol:
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Post by Chris_C » 10 Jun 2011 11:49 pm

Damn that looks awesome, something about changeover mk2/3's that I like.

Never seen the mk2 bonnet with the plastic rain catcher with a mk3 heater box before, wonder how many of those were made :lol:
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Post by trabitom99 » 11 Jun 2011 07:39 am

Well spotted, I've only seen one of those rain catcher thingys in a box of parts. Never seen one fitted before ... None of mine have ever had them.
Jaspersilus wrote:Hi Mate,
Project Vera looks awful mate, I can pretty much guarantee that under all that deliciously beautiful paint work, and that unmarked as new interior the unseen parts are held together with a thin veneer of rust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As this is without a shadow of a doubt the case, and because Im such a nice person I hereby offer to purchase this terrible car from you, if only to save you from the cost and heart ache that no doubt awaits you!
Yours sincerely
Jason :roll:
That's so thoughtful of you Jason ;-) :-)
Tom
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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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Post by Jaspersilus » 11 Jun 2011 08:44 am

Hi Tom,
whats a rain catcher, and whats it do??????? :?

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Post by filthyjohn » 11 Jun 2011 01:16 pm

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Post by mattywatsit » 11 Jun 2011 02:13 pm

thanks for all of the nice comments :D Took it out yesterday for a few miles now its on the road again.

I hadn't realised that 'rain catcher' wasn't standard - nice to know though - Thanks 8)

Matt.

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Post by Jaspersilus » 11 Jun 2011 04:14 pm

Hi chaps,
ok so thats a rain catcher, what does it catch rain for?????????? :?

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