Me and my '76 343 DL

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trenning
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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by trenning » 18 Nov 2016 01:17 pm

volvomania wrote:Nice work Freerk.
I am glad to see that she is roadworthy now.
Will you be pursueing the Blue&White plates now? I suspect that she would still be eligible for them.

I will have to add the pics to my photo archive :D .
Thanx, RJ/Sion/TOM! Yes, the Original light blue plates are already availble...
Some small issues are left: fuel tank, the clutch is sometimes not engaging (microswith in the handle?), the CVT is very noisy and problaby nnot swichting on the vacuum.
Of course you keep your jobs on a classic it :-)

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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by Johnny » 05 Jul 2017 04:29 pm

Hello from Madrid, Spain:

I read you post, awesome work done with it!!!! Now I am doing the same to another 1977 (or 76 I'm not quite sure) Volvo 343 DL. I bought it at Stockholm and drove it all the way to Madrid stopping by at Volvo Museum at Gottemburg.

My main headache is finding spares for this car, specially plastics which tends to break as soon as you touch them :-(

Here are some pictures I am sure you are familiar with. I still working on it, hope to finish it before year ends. Hope will look as nice as yours soon... too much work left!!!
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1977 Volvo 343 DL

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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by MCHUDD » 05 Jul 2017 05:01 pm

Hi Jonny.
Looks like you have a lot of work to do.
Sending you some Belfast luck lol..
Cheers Mark.
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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by Johnny » 07 Jul 2017 12:32 pm

Many thanks!

I will need it for sure. I will be open a new post and updating information about the project...

Greetings from Madrid
1977 Volvo 343 DL

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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by SteveP » 08 Jul 2017 10:21 am

Looks amazing, that must have been an epic journey in a variomatic!
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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by trenning » 14 Jul 2017 11:18 am

Johnny wrote:Now I am doing the same to another 1977 (or 76 I'm not quite sure) Volvo 343 DL.
Hi Johnny, thanx very much for the compliments! As your photos are showing: your job seems quite identical to mine..

What a trip: from Sweden all the way to Spain, did the car behave well? And what about fuel consumption?

You can determine the year of the car by the suffix after 343500 on the ID plate, EC is 1976 HC is 1977..

I think you have pretty much luck with the plastic, mine already broke when looking at it :wink:
Ah, just kidding: I do have some spare parts from the brown dashes, so any particular parts you'd like to acquire from me?

Grtz, Freerk

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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by trenning » 14 Jul 2017 11:30 am

Meanwhile the Blue/White liscense plates are mounted, making the car really look '70's style:

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It also has a fresh MOT, so I will be enjoying it a lot this summer!

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Re: Me and my '76 343 DL

Post by trenning » 14 Jul 2017 11:31 am

A few bits and bobs in brown which I have surplus of:"
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