1st time Volvo owner :)

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1st time Volvo owner :)

Post by Twitch6284 » 19 Jan 2016 08:48 am

Eyup guys.

I just bought myself this.. a 1982 345 GL.

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sadly this is the only pic, as I cant pick it up until friday morning :( But just wanted to say hello!

I imagine many many questions will be coming your way shortly....

Cheers, Twitch

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Re: 1st time Volvo owner :)

Post by 360beast » 19 Jan 2016 11:12 am

Welcome to 300mania :)

How long was it stood for? In the ebay pics I could see algae on the rear windscreen trim.

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Post by derskine » 19 Jan 2016 11:25 am

I was looking at that one on ebay.
The interior is so grim coloured - I love it :D
1984 Volvo 360 GLE Saloon
1987 Volvo 340 1.7GL

Additionally -

1966 Ford MK1 Cortina
1971 Hillman Imp
1984 Renault 18 GTD

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Re: 1st time Volvo owner :)

Post by Twitch6284 » 19 Jan 2016 12:27 pm

haha yeah it needs a damn good wash!! Havent a clue how long it stood for...

lol yeah, the interior is amazing! Its one of the main reasons I bought it :D

Just gutted I have to wait all week for it.. Its going to be a long few days!

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Post by bogbasic » 19 Jan 2016 02:45 pm

Ayup, be thou from Yorkshire? Awesome motor. What are your plans? Keeping it original? There's a hint in that question somewhere.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
More info here!

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Post by Twitch6284 » 19 Jan 2016 04:15 pm

Nope, not from Yorkshire! I'm in Cumbria currently :)

And no, nothing of mine stays original! Fun skid car is the aim, watch this spacehopper...

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Post by Chris-m » 19 Jan 2016 06:18 pm

Twitch6284 wrote:
And no, nothing of mine stays original! Fun skid car is the aim, watch this spacehopper...

im imagining that comment wont go down very well with some of the 300 enthusiasts on here :lol:

Love the colour of this car!

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Post by Twitch6284 » 19 Jan 2016 09:06 pm

Chris-m wrote:
Twitch6284 wrote:
And no, nothing of mine stays original! Fun skid car is the aim, watch this spacehopper...

im imagining that comment wont go down very well with some of the 300 enthusiasts on here :lol:

Love the colour of this car!

You get purists everywhere, and I tend to unintentionally get on a lot of their bad sides... The thing is, if everyone liked the same things, the car scene would be an extremely boring place to be. A lot of people like concours, everything super original, etc.. I can certainly see the appeal, and I fully appreciate the amount of work that goes into getting and keeping the cars to that level, but its just not my thing. I just hope everyone can be adults about that fact, (unlike on the Ford and Saab forums I am a part of). Devout purists that try and force their views on me will not like my thread.

Yeah man, I like the colour too!! Its the interior that I've fully fallen for, its one of the main reasons I bought it :D

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Post by Twitch6284 » 19 Jan 2016 09:12 pm

Oh, and this is also a pretty big win :mrgreen:

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Post by Chris-m » 19 Jan 2016 09:59 pm

You dont have to convince me, my 340's far from standard :D

Really like stuff like the quater light windows that came on the earlier cars, and your right the interior is awesome

whats the overall plan for the car?

340pw

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Post by Twitch6284 » 19 Jan 2016 11:24 pm

Excellent :) Didnt mean to sound ranty, just have had a lot of grief on some other forums and it got old a while ago!! lol

Yeah, I like that too.. The more I have been learning about these the more I like mine.

Just going to keep it simple, low, some nice wheels, weld the diff and maybe a hydro if I'm feeling frivolous 340pw

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Post by SteveP » 19 Jan 2016 11:29 pm

It's an interesting early Mk2 car, but not exactly a minter - so I think it's fair game! However, if you do strip the interior - I bet someone would put it to good use, it's awesome!

Looks like the owners manual is later than the car, in that pic anyway. Service book is right though, which is the more important thing :D
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Post by Twitch6284 » 20 Jan 2016 12:38 am

Thanks for that man, its info like that I need!! :)

And the only way I would strip this interior is if I had bought another 340 to daily to put it in.. I love it! haha

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Post by Twitch6284 » 21 Jan 2016 01:07 am

From reading some of the build threads today, I feel I should start stockpiling prop shafts... LOL

Read all of jon-ovlov's build thread, (took a good few hours!! lol). Nice to learn so much more about the car that sparked my interest in 300's!! Very awesome build!

Its an awesome forum! You guys actually have proper conversation about problems and come to plausible conclusion... I think this is pretty much a first for a forum I am a part of (apart from thelatebay, they are pretty good).

Today is the day I start my trip south to pick up my beast, so I am a little over excited....

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Post by Twitch6284 » 22 Jan 2016 08:53 pm

It appears all my pictures are gone.. Thats not cool. Will try to fix.

The 345 has more than a few problems, (have put a post up in the tech section, hope thats the right place!) Nice to drive though once it will actually start lol and the interior is super awesome! Got huge folder full of history with it too, so thats pretty awesome.

Sadly no pics yet, I've taken loads, but because I am away i cant put them on this computer. Pic heavy udpate to come when I get home!

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