matts volvo 340 daily

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brooks!
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matts volvo 340 daily

Post by brooks! » 05 Feb 2014 08:43 pm

this is my 1989 340 gl 340 i brought it a couple months back and a reasonable price its had only 12,000 miles on the clock and is pretty much rust free,over the past couple months iv got it sitting pretty much how i want it and im really happy how it looks. been wanting to do a project thread for a while but as the web site has been down iv got some catching up to do ha, but ill let the pictures do the talking now :)

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how it looked when i picked it up

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springs clamped in place

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all back in place i filled the front shocks with diff oil to stiffen it up, but im going to change this setup as soon as i get some coilovers made up

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not much clearance with standard profile tyres

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sitting better now

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all the underside and arches waxoiled

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starting to rack up the miles :)

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quick pic of the interior looking to sell these cobreau forza bucket seats if anyone is interested.

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got some banded steels 14x8j on the front and 8.5j on the rear was looking for alloys originally but they just fitted so well couldn't say no :)

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so far thats all i have done at the moment but im really happy how it looks, went along to swdubs meet as my girlfriend has a mk2 golf and was surprised at the amount of interest got while i was there, there is still loads more i want to do yet so hopefully ill update again soon

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Post by classicswede » 05 Feb 2014 09:30 pm

Looks very clean and nice to see you have tackled the rust protection :D
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Re: matts volvo 340 daily

Post by S14x » 06 Feb 2014 07:52 pm

Looks really nice!


I have you on Instagram also 340pw
Working on my Volvo 340 1.7 :)

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Post by brooks! » 06 Feb 2014 09:17 pm

ahh thanks for the positive comments :) rust was definitely a priority, luckily enough all i have managed to find so far was the beginnings of a little hole behind the rear bumper and a couple bits bubbling nothing serious at all, bit more progress was made today fitted my new seats today will post pics soon.

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Re: matts volvo 340 daily

Post by brooks! » 08 Feb 2014 04:17 pm

just a little update got the new seats fitted look alot better than the cobreau bucket seats and there more comfortable to need a bit of a clean but all in all there in good condition.

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Re: matts volvo 340 daily

Post by 360beast » 08 Feb 2014 04:49 pm

What are those seats from? They look like they were meant for a 300 :D

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Post by brooks! » 08 Feb 2014 05:06 pm

i believe mine are from a Mitsubishi evo 2, but recaro did a few variety's of this kind of seat i know they are similar to tho ones that were also in the ford escort rs models :)

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Re: matts volvo 340 daily

Post by SteveP » 09 Feb 2014 11:39 pm

Looks really clean, any plans to put a red bonnet back on? :D
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Re: matts volvo 340 daily

Post by Nimminz » 10 Feb 2014 12:04 am

Love the car! nice work been done too. Recaro's are just MADE for 300's, I can't imagine getting rid of mine. Any plans to put the seat heating elements in? I was going to when i put my recaro's in but the elements have fell apart :/

Keep the updates coming!
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Re: matts volvo 340 daily

Post by brooks! » 10 Feb 2014 10:35 am

thanks guys :) unfortunately work is quite at the moment so the car has been put on hold for a bit but ill try an update as much as possible, at the moment the black bonnet is staying how ever in the hopefully near future im going to give the car a fresh bit of paint as some of it it has seen better days. However ill be respraying it the original colour just want it looking as clean as possible. with my seats im pretty sure they don't have heating elements in them. :( would love a set that were though the thought of warm seats is tempting to look for another set :)

a couple things that i have done that are a bit less interesting is iv managed to sort my speakers out a little bit. i wanted some speakers in the rear of the car so i made a stealth shelf out of the original parcel shelf and fitted my sub, excuse the untidy wiring and and dirty parcel shelf took the pictures before i managed to tidy it up :lol:

with the parcel shelf i pulled back the fabric cut holes for the speakers but made the diameter slightly smaller so i could glue the speakers to the underside i couldn't use screws due to the thinness of the parcel shelf then glued the fabric back down now looks like this you cant even tell there in there :)
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as for my sub i didnt want to loose to much boot space so i cut my origonal one to to fit a bit better between the wheel arch and tailgate, also decided to strap it in as it was so annoying going round corners and just hearing it roll around in the boot :lol:
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