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    TC's V70R resurrection thread.

    Well as most of you will know I finally returned to Volvo ownership this week when I bought Sartain87's V70R, it's a manual car in silver with the dark interior. Picked the car up from Marc's in Kettering on Sunday at lunch time and then drove it the 200 odd miles home again, aside from a little pull to the right the car drove great. Once home I decided I wanted to clean the interior up a little and also do something about the leather as it had a few marks and some wear, out came the leather kit I've owned for forever. Sadly in the hurry to get it cleaned up I forgot to take any before shots but here's a couple of after shots along with a lovely view of the battered steering wheel which needs replacing.





    The to do list :-

    Electric windows dont work
    Rear wiper doesnt work
    Slight pull to the right
    blocked cat
    Wheels BADLY need refurbing
    Front and rear bumpers need re spraying, along with two splits to repair in the front bumper
    Bonnet needs repainting to rectify stone chips
    small patch of bubbled paint to re paint on front edge of rear wheel arch
    Various bits of trim broken that need replacing/repairing.
    Tailgate trim needs 'Fix' kit
    Central locking on front doors intermitant
    Front mudguard missing
    Recirc needs re fitting
    Boost guage needs moving(keeps wobbling and it's really annoying)
    Headlights look very flat inside, will need replacing sooner or later.
    Possible warped discs.
    Handbrakes a little high.
    Door straps are broken on both front doors.
    Various small dents all over.


    I know this looks like a rather extensive list and well to be fair it is, but a lot of this is cosmetic and I'm more than capable of repairing it myself, Marc thankfully gave me a shed load of spares to go with the car so hopefull I will be able to rectify some of the faults without having to spend any money. Plans at the moment intail repairing the esentials such as the windows,rear wiper,pull to the right,blocked cat and central locking and then the rest I will do as and when I have the funds availble. Not quite sure what to do about the wheels as they're really quite bad, the kerbing is simply shocking, I may just wait till I dont need it too much over summer and refurb them properly.

    Here's a couple of pics that I took not longer after getting back but sadly before I cleaned it. After cleaning I polished off some of the black marks off the front bumper so it wont look as bad until I get time to fix it, I also removed the black strip from under the back window as it was starting to rust and was jutting out quite a bit on both ends. Also greased the rear door straps as they where making that lovely groaning noise that they do when they're dry.







    More updates later in the week once I've had time to get something else fixed,lol.
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    Good start to your thread, will watch with interest


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    If this is anything like your other Projects it will be a corker !

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    I'm looking forward to following this one, I hope all your fixes/repairs work out well.


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    nice 2 see u back sir.....nice motor u have there..
    who puts 300bhp in a volvo.....DONT MIND MY SMILE, THE VOICES IN MY HEAD ARE JUST TELLING DIRTY JOKES........v70R...hids..black mesh grill...17 inch R alloys..groved and drilled front and rear disc..lots bling..,k-n filter..yamaha R1-98 with nos..touring bike honda varadero xl 1000...

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    Thanks Phil, looking forward to straightening it out,
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    At least he screwed the boost gauge to the speaker grill, he must of been a smart cookie, you just have a grill to replace, better than a dashboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by volvokid View Post
    At least he screwed the boost gauge to the speaker grill, he must of been a smart cookie, you just have a grill to replace, better than a dashboard.
    Yep, I know that feeling

    Anyway, nice project TC!
    There's a guy on here somewhere that can make you a wicked front splitter !! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    Yep, I know that feeling

    Anyway, nice project TC!
    There's a guy on here somewhere that can make you a wicked front splitter !! Lol
    Lol, I wonder who that could be?..
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    looking good tc cant wait for more updates!
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    looks a good base mate and you could sell the boost guage to me if ya wanted lol

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    Lol... maybe bud...lets see how it goes after I attack the cat, if it goes ok then I may well sell it. not sure yet
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    Looks good Tc....... (although I do hate you a little right now, no offence lol !)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobananas View Post
    Looks good Tc....... (although I do hate you a little right now, no offence lol !)
    Lol..Thanks.....why?....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat View Post
    Lol..Thanks.....why?....
    Only 'cause your's runs and needs cosmetics whereas my 'R' still doesn't and needs...erm. just about everything lol ! (forgive me my moral is getting a bit low regarding the 'R' I bought ) Joking aside mate, she looks a good old bus you'll get her looking close to perfect in no time (then can you come and do mine !)
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    You'll get it sorted eventually bud, don't let it get you down. This one's got enough wrong with it to keep me busy for weeks.
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    Ordered a repair kit for the tailgate trim on Monday and I've purchased a really nice steering wheel off Niles along with some of the other missing odds and ends. Today I've pulled apart one of the spare switch packs that Marc gave me with the car, all I can say is what an overly complicated setup!, that said I'm going to see if I can make one good set out of the two, after that's done I'll commence with pulling the car apart to repair some of the faults. If the tailgate repair kit arrives tomorrow then I will attempt to repair the rear wiper.
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    Spent a good two hours on the car tonight trying to work out what was up with the windows, passenger front window was not quite shut and wouldn't move, took it all apart and couldn't find anything wrong with it. The motor works out of the car, the motor works in the car without the window attached, the window moves up and down ok, put the two together and ummm....nothing. I've managed to get the window shut by pushing it while pressing the button, when you press the button you can here the motor trying to move. After some playing with a couple of spare switchpacks (none of them where particularly good) I'm starting to think that either they all have the same fault or the fault lies elsewhere, the two passenger windows I can here trying to move, the two drivers side ones do nothing (other than the switch clicking when you press the drivers window). Anyone got any ideas?..or can anyone find me some of the previous owners (not Marc...obviously...I know him,lol) so I can try and work out what the hells wrong with it,it's almost like there's a voltage drop somewhere.


    Oh....Also acquired a replacement steering wheel that is a quantum leap better than the old one, I'll be trying to fit that tomorrow...hopefully.
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    Good work mate, keep it up. My mrs go's back to work next week after 10 weeks off. I can't wait to play a bit more with my car. Lol
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    Cheers Biff..

    Spent another couple of hours on the car today and actualy got a few jobs done,lol. Steering wheel is now replaced, the old one put up a valiant amount of resistance but sadly it wasn't a match for my hacksaw. I got the interior lights working again (only noticed they weren't working last night), thankfully it was nothing but a blown fuse. Drivers side front muflap has been replaced, it was missing before along with the rivets that hold it in place so the bottom of the wing could move around a little, I also noticed that none of the rivets in the wheel arches are the proper Volvo plastic ones, these will all have to be swapped out, my OCD wont allow them to stay,lol. I've removed the boost gauge, it wasn't to my taste and as it was only stuck on the dash top it was wobbling around looking cheap and boy racerish, haven't decided wether to just sell it on or keep it for checking boost issues later on. Also found today that one of the footwell lights (drivers side) was in the door pocket, upon fishing under the dash for the wiring I've found it but the positive has broken off the spade connector, have to re solder it when I get a minute. After some advice on ..Ahem...another volvo site (Volvospeed...sorry guys), I'm going to try putting twelve volts to each of the window motors to see if they're all working ok, if they are then it can only really be the drivers switch pack thats faulty...


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    New one fitted


    Oh dear..... lol..it got on my nerves and this was the result on the old one...

    I was going to do the downpipe and cat today but I just couldn't sum up the correct amount of interest, tomorrow it is then....maybe...if the wethers good....and I'm not busy finishing my coursework,lol..
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