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Parts availability

Post by Chris_C » 03 Jun 2013 07:54 pm

I'm not sure if this makes me feel better or worse?

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Post by Duvel78 » 03 Jun 2013 08:02 pm

Moral of the story: let's keep as much as we can parts for the future! And let's give a full support to the nice initiatives (Robbert Jan, Dai, Mac...) for parts reproduction!
Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
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Post by classicswede » 03 Jun 2013 08:23 pm

I can see a lot of the GTI bits getting re manufactured.

With the 300 we are probably in a worse situation as many mechanical parts are NLA.

You never know in 10 years time the 300 could be as well supplied for as the Amazon's are now!
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Re: Parts availability

Post by volvomania » 03 Jun 2013 09:13 pm

What they are moaning about I already experienced in 2004-2006 when I recommissioned my red '79-er 343DL (Cybille).
I searched worldwide to get everything I needed and I even went to Athens to pick up plasticy bits..... :lol: thank you for the frequent flyer miles and the free tickets!
Lets keep reproducing and show the Pugs the way!
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Post by Duvel78 » 03 Jun 2013 09:19 pm

volvomania wrote:I even went to Athens to pick up plasticy bits..... :lol:
Ha ha, you beat me! The farthest place for me, for stupid things, was Potsdam in Germany. :)
Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
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Post by Chris_C » 03 Jun 2013 09:44 pm

volvomania wrote:Lets keep reproducing and show the Pugs the way!
Given the inclusion of injection moulded plastics in all retro cars, I think it'll be everything.

The skillset we have here, along with those who actually get involved rather than "bench reproducing" (looking solely at me here..., it makes a change from bench racing at least), makes us a lucky bunch.
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'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5, 1954 Cyclemaster
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'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12; '91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: Parts availability

Post by trabitom99 » 04 Jun 2013 07:41 am

These include a new windscreen that cracked when it was removed, front indicators that had foliage growing in them and new rear lights. All of which shouldn't be too much of a problem to source as they're still available from Peugeot.
Well done at least for that Peugeot, I wonder if windscreen, indicators and rear lights are still available for a V300 from a Volvo main dealer?

I can see the "scene" for a 205 GTI being much wider than for a V300, where the main focus is the Netherlands and the UK. 80's Euro hot hatches have a much wider appeal.

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343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
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Re: Parts availability

Post by volvomania » 04 Jun 2013 07:51 am

trabitom99 wrote:Well done at least for that Peugeot, I wonder if windscreen, indicators and rear lights are still available for a V300 from a Volvo main dealer?
Oh yea optimist :lol:
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Re: Parts availability

Post by trabitom99 » 04 Jun 2013 08:08 am

They can't even deliver distributor caps for chrissake ...

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343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
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Post by Duvel78 » 04 Jun 2013 08:26 am

trabitom99 wrote:I wonder if windscreen, indicators and rear lights are still available for a V300 from a Volvo main dealer?
Windscreen? Forget it! LOL I was looking for one 5 years ago, impossible to get it from a Volvo dealer... I found one by an alternative supplier.
Collection: '78 343 Black Beauty, '82 345 GLS, '83 340 DL 2.0, '84 340 DL vario, '88 360 GLT 5d (2x) & 4d (2x), '89 GLT, '91 340 vario
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Post by bogbasic » 04 Jun 2013 02:23 pm

Yeah, I don't know about volvo but the local garage supplied a brand new tinted windscreen for my silver 340 (which features somewhere else on this forum, dah-dum dish) without any trouble, a year or two ago ;-)
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).
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Post by Chris_C » 04 Jun 2013 02:28 pm

For future reference, I've seen these guys mentioned a few times.

http://www.uroglas.com/remanufacture.html

They can make a screen to spec, be it with or without tint, sunstripe and they mention front heating elements if you are super keen.
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'03 S60 D5 SE, '91 (J) MX5, 1954 Cyclemaster
Ex:
'89(F) 340 GL F7R (ex B172k) - Fake -> SBKV 300 Runner Up 08, 12; '91(H) 340 GL B14.4E - Kar; '88(F) 360 GLT B200E - Jet -> BKV 300 Runner Up 09; '89(G) 360 GLT B200E - Beast

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Re: Parts availability

Post by trabitom99 » 04 Jun 2013 02:32 pm

Of course there'll be the odd helpful dealer with a stash hidden away somewhere, or a dealer who orders parts outside of the Volvo parts distribution network, but that still doesn't alter the PART DELETED flag next to most 300-specific parts in the dealers' computer :-( I'm amazed that Peugeot is one step ahead of Volvo in that respect.

Actually, maybe that's because the 205 was built up to '99 or so, 15 years after production ends seems to be the watershed for many manufacturers.

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343 GL Touring B14.1E CVT (155) 98000kms 1980 (sold)
343 L Junior B14.3E MT4 (155) 229000kms 1981 (scrapped)
343 DLS B19A MT4 (155) 167900kms 1982
360 GL Injection B200F MT5 (231) 348598kms 1988 (scrapped)
360 GLT B200F MT5 (302) 230000kms 1988

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Post by jtbo » 04 Jun 2013 11:01 pm

Online ordering link at left seems not to be working for me, but I would try that one, they used to have those and there still is mention of classic vehicles at finnish version of site at least, also I think that was original supplier for Volvo at some point?:
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Post by classicswede » 05 Jun 2013 09:23 am

Pilks did/do supply Volvo. I know you can still get 240 screens from them (this year 2013) and I suspect they will probably do 300 series screens.
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