1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

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Ride_on
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Ride_on » 31 Oct 2015 02:37 pm

Hmm, methinks your perfectionist attitude will lead you to a full strip down, replacement sills and front valence depaneled.
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

360beast
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 31 Oct 2015 03:58 pm

Ride_on wrote:Hmm, methinks your perfectionist attitude will lead you to a full strip down, replacement sills and front valence depaneled.
:lol:

I honestly wish I could afford to do a full strip down and rebuild but the other half of the garage is filled with boxes of useless crap and I'm a broke student who only works part time haha.

I have replaced the N/S sill with a klokerholm one and I have a NOS one for the O/S so both sills will be new, I have a NOS panel for the numberplate and I am using donor parts and fabrication for the inner arches.

I need some thicker metal to weld up the hole in the chassis above the rear silencer.

I want this ready for Retro Rides 2016

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by Ride_on » 01 Nov 2015 04:55 pm

You probably dont need to strip everything out but the rust rebuild doesn't really cost much. Problem is you find you have to take more and more items out to get at the rust.

Most of the patches you can fabricate, the parts you can buy you already have. A few bits of standard section might be useful but again won't cost much.

You will need supplies, drills, wire brush, grinding disks etc. Maybe sound deadening.

Watch out for the crossbeam in the boot in front of the spare wheel well. I thought mine was OK until I picked off the sound deadening. Then rear spring mounting points.

Main cost is painting, but you can do that yourself. You should use 2 part resin based primer to seal it though.
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

derskine
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by derskine » 26 Nov 2015 04:37 pm

Flippin' nice work man 8)
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

Additionally -

1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

360beast
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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 26 Nov 2015 05:01 pm

derskine wrote:Flippin' nice work man 8)
Thank you very much :) hopefully I won't need to deal with any rust on it after this for quite a few years.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 17 Dec 2015 07:45 pm

I came home from work a few days ago and my Dad had finished welding up the inner arch, cut the holes for the body clips to go in, painted it and the next day undersealed the lot.


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Started rescuing the wing.

Before welding, fabricating the patch

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After welding, didn't get a photo of the inside for some reason.
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More to come soon.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by jakz17 » 21 Dec 2015 05:18 pm

Waw i'm stunned a lot of work here :shock: Good job.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 24 Dec 2015 04:02 pm

jakz17 wrote:Waw i'm stunned a lot of work here :shock: Good job.
Thank you :) luckily the mechanics are all perfect so it is just rust repairs which are time consuming but easy enough to do.

I was going to update it with photos but I haven't taken any, my Dad fabricated the front left corner of the valence, welded it, fillered it, sanded it and primered it.
I have removed every spot of rust from the inner arch on the inside, treated it and primered it then under sealed it all. So the front arch is officially finished just need to fix the wing and it can go back on.

I have managed to find a trim panel for the centre console from Portugal, it is the 300 series panel with the Volvo oil pressure gauge (5 bar) and a Voltmeter. I already have a 300 series 5 bar oil pressure gauge wired up so I will test the new one when it arrives and if it works it will be for sale.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 29 Dec 2015 08:45 pm

My new toy arrived

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I will check the oil pressure gauge works, if it does I will either keep it as a spare or sell it as I have the Volvo 5 bar oil pressure gauge already.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 30 Dec 2015 12:55 pm

Fitted the gauges and all is working well :)

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by thododd » 30 Dec 2015 02:48 pm

That dash is outrageously 80s!!! You OEM options whore 8)

Its coming together nicely.... when will it be ready for the snail?

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 30 Dec 2015 04:48 pm

thododd wrote:That dash is outrageously 80s!!! You OEM options whore 8)

Its coming together nicely.... when will it be ready for the snail?
That made me laugh :lol:

Unfortunately the German thing on the front with its long list of mods means I can't afford to insure it, it's fine for quotes with the mods until you put engine swap then the cheapest quote I can get is £10.5k! My Dad can get insured on it though for £300!

So I will have to wait a couple years before treating the Volvo to a snail :( fecking Golf!

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by thododd » 30 Dec 2015 04:50 pm

Fair enough, gives you plenty of time to get it spot on, ready to drop in..... thats what you get for being a youngster with big plans

Did you get my text?

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by 360beast » 30 Dec 2015 04:54 pm

Haha true, it pays to be old sometimes. Hopefully the 360 is ready for retro rides 2016 perhaps a 300 mania convoy is required?

Nope, I dropped my phone about two inches and the screen exploded. I text everyone my new number... Or I thought I did, I missed loads of people off, have just text you.

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Re: 1986 360 GLEi SE restoration and turboing

Post by MCHUDD » 31 Dec 2015 05:17 pm

Hi mate.
I hope you gave him that case of cider for doing all that work :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Cheers Mar.
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