C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY* UD 13/12/09 Practicality Test!!!

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C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY* UD 13/12/09 Practicality Test!!!

Post by 340GLT » 17 Feb 2009 04:42 pm

I bought this car back in november to use up a load of parts i had kicking around. I have rebuilt my old 1.8 16v engine for it so engine is a fresh build. Made an exhaust for it from new parts, fitted nissan 200sx front seats. Various other things are going to get done to the car so i will just keep updating. The car is getting the brakes from my grey car as i am upgrading those again.
When the car is done i will drive it for a while to make some more changes to my grey car.
Body work is what i am tackling at the moment and some small rust issues. Once this is done i will paint the one side of the car to repair all the dents.

Adam

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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by volvosneverdie » 17 Feb 2009 04:47 pm

Woah!

The fabled new white valver...............................
Well worth the pic-wait dude.
Looks amazing like half price double glazin.
Color coded cover looks like a stroke of artistic genius with the clean bay dude.

I want one.

I must have one.
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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by Edcase 300 » 17 Feb 2009 05:44 pm

That car is looking amazing-what can one say? sm4 Id be willing to pay you to resto the body work on my car- your work is amazing and professional.If you do start restoring peoples Volvos let us know as I one day would happilly pay you handsomely for your great work :D sm6 Basically...awesome work mate-you never seize to amaze!
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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by 340GLT » 17 Feb 2009 09:12 pm

This evenings fun ended here.....
The corner fabbed from scratch.
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Post by volvosneverdie » 17 Feb 2009 09:21 pm

Good shooting dude, Fab-tastic.
*puts hand up*
got a question though.

Whats going on with the rear clusters?
have you simply sprayed the ind. lenses red?
If so, why?

Dont get it.
Am I missing something?

Do tell.
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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by 340GLT » 17 Feb 2009 09:24 pm

Yeh its a tint spray, personally i'm not a fan of smoked lights so an all red rear cluster looks cleaner. My grey car is the same. With a yellow LED bulb it shines amber ab perfect.
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Post by volvosneverdie » 17 Feb 2009 09:29 pm

Ah right man, cool.
Does look good an all. youre completely right.

Couldnt work out how youd keep amber indiacation through the spray, but if its tint spray then I suppose the principles exactly the same as smoke tint.

Do fifty and sell em man.
Call it Adstyle Rear Clusters.

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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by 340GLT » 21 Feb 2009 01:04 am

Well this is todays progress, all rust been cut out of the inner wings and replaced with fresh metal, as has all patches that needed doing in the front valance....
The inner wings have been treated, then painted and will get heavily waxoiled in the problem areas before the wings go back on....
Only welding left to do on the car is rear jacking points a patch on the sill and the corner of the scuttle..... hen paint time.

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Post by kaos » 21 Feb 2009 05:54 pm

looking good adam.

Tying the odds n ends up on mine currently while i wait for a starter motor!
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Post by 340GLT » 28 Feb 2009 03:51 pm

More work done....

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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by volvosneverdie » 28 Feb 2009 06:31 pm

That windscreen pillar patch is quite impressive dude.
and when I say quite,
I mean very!
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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by trabitom99 » 28 Feb 2009 08:06 pm

Great work there mate. You could almost title your thread "how to sort the typically rusty bits on a Volvo 300".

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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by MJ » 01 Mar 2009 01:04 pm

Very impressive work as always :)

Just one question - where the section was cut out from the A pilar, what was the dark inside. Was the inside of the pillar very corroded, or is it anti rust stuff. Very hard to tell from the pic
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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by 340GLT » 01 Mar 2009 06:40 pm

Was surface corrosion, that was treated then painted then covered over.
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Re: 340 16v Project C208 CTR *PIC HEAVY*

Post by xtrmjks » 01 Mar 2009 08:04 pm

Nice work!! I did same to both of my lower a posts. Does it rust there cause drain from sunroof??
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