Project Restore and Modify

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VagrootsDan
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Project Restore and Modify

Post by VagrootsDan » 16 Feb 2016 09:49 am

Morning all,

Thought I best start a build thread as this is my first Volvo, my first RWD car and my first decent project which isn't full of rot, rust and generally a one way street to a scrappy.

So i first picked the car up about 3 months ago. 35,000 miles and completely bog standard.

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Since then, i haven't really worked on anything majorly noticeable. The car has had a clutch change, a general service and a very good polish and clean.

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The car was also used in the trailer for a film. The guys are hoping to get funding for a full feature length film, so hopefully my little Volvo will have played a part in this. You may recognise the two actors.

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Unfortunately the car got damaged whilst on the lowloader, nothing serious, but annoying nonetheless. However they have already paid for the damage to be repaired and it is also on the side where a nasty key mark has been scratched in and some flaking on the arch is, so its given me the excuse to have the whole side resprayed.

I'll update once this has happened and once wheels and lows have turned up. excited to make this car handle less like a barge and more like a car.

Dan
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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by thododd » 16 Feb 2016 02:13 pm

John Bradley-West is driving and is that Seann Walsh in the back? I though it might be Kit Harrington but i doubt the Nights Watch have a fleet of volvos to take on the white walkers

Keep us posted, she looks like a good'un

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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by VagrootsDan » 17 Feb 2016 09:38 am

thododd wrote:John Bradley-West is driving and is that Seann Walsh in the back? I though it might be Kit Harrington but i doubt the Nights Watch have a fleet of volvos to take on the white walkers

Keep us posted, she looks like a good'un
Exactly right mate. They were both really nice guys to chat to.
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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by MCHUDD » 17 Feb 2016 12:21 pm

Hi mate.
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Car looks great.
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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by Hell Driver » 18 Feb 2016 12:05 am

Hi, if they make the film will they use your car? Looks like fun!
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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by bogbasic » 18 Feb 2016 03:33 am

I thinks it is a much younger, less good-looking and slightly over-weight Anthony Hopkins...

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... well, it was quite a good film, apart from the fact that it was directed by a (*yawn*) Attenborough!!
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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by 360beast » 18 Feb 2016 10:15 am

The 340 looks great, will they use it in the film if it gets made?

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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by VagrootsDan » 01 Mar 2016 11:53 am

So the Volvo has been resprayed :D

Its not much of an update, but thought you'd like to see the progress none the less

You'll have to click the photos to see full size, as they are quite large

Stripped down

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All dents and horrible bits filled and flatted

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Primer

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Base coat

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Lacquer

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Finished

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Still needs a bit more flatting and polishing, but waiting for the paint to harden a little more

Also thinking of leaving the side strips of as i think it looks a lot cleaner. Thoughts?

I also now need a set on front arch badges as mine didnt come off so easy. Does anyone know where i can get some?

Thanks

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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by VagrootsDan » 01 Mar 2016 11:58 am

Hell Driver wrote:Hi, if they make the film will they use your car? Looks like fun!
360beast wrote:The 340 looks great, will they use it in the film if it gets made?
I hope so guys, fingers crossed eh?
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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by classicswede » 03 Mar 2016 01:13 am

Looks like a nice job on the paint :D
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Re: Project Restore and Modify

Post by SteveP » 05 Mar 2016 01:49 pm

I'd definitely put the strips back on... they look slab sided without them, and I'd want to protect that new paint!
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