Volvo V70 - Tweaking & Reworking

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5 years 6 months ago #178372 by J0hnny
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Never set out to get a Volvo in the first place, but I somehow managed to end up with one. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->

It's not exactly the best of cars but it does everything I need it to do so I'm not going to complain about it haha. Just gonna make do with it for now and work on it bit by bit, hopefully getting a few years out of it and then get another.

Car as it is now, although recently resprayed the wing mirror covers due to the paint fading. Hopefully sorting a few issues out when I get my next pay check, as well as restoring various parts of the car here and there to actually look decent. Been looking at how others have modified theirs to get a bit of inspiration and get some ideas kicking about.

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5 years 6 months ago #178374 by Chris CW
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Welcome to the site Johnny!
Surprising amount of options out there engine wise, planning on performance or cosmetic with it?
Its a unique choice definitely! Nice colour :D

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5 years 6 months ago #178376 by lewys
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Welcome mate! What engine has it got?

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5 years 6 months ago #178382 by J0hnny
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Chris CW wrote: Welcome to the site Johnny!
Surprising amount of options out there engine wise, planning on performance or cosmetic with it?
Its a unique choice definitely! Nice colour :D


Eventually I'll work on the mechanical side of things, but for now I just want to tart it up where it needs attention. Few nasty bits here and there to sort.

lewys wrote: Welcome mate! What engine has it got?


It's 2.4, the B5254 T3.

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5 years 6 months ago #178383 by Vlad
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Welcome to the dark side :D

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5 years 6 months ago #178384 by Andyfloss
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Welcome fellow rugbian

Just call me Andy the Shrew!! :-D

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5 years 3 months ago #178771 by J0hnny
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Been a few months since I updated this, and given that I've got the time/weather is suitable/got my finger out my backside, I'm now starting to work on the car. Expect some updates soon.

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5 years 3 months ago #178774 by J0hnny
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Right, time for an update of sorts. It's only 3 or so months late? :rolleyes:

Just had to get out in the sun while it's still with us, been lovely the past few days.



Decided it'd be best to start working on some issues (came via the previous owner) and see what can be done about them. Think I've said before about the rear wheel arches being scratched to hell and back.



Here's the right hand side, which isn't too bad...



The left hand side is far worse, and I think it's going to be a bit more than simply applying filler, sanding it down and respraying it :( Not really wanting to spend too much on this car (I'd rather get a project car when I have the money to do a decent job of it) but this really irks me, so I'll work something out.

Did a little bit of work on the left hand side today, hopefully with a few layers of primer, sanding and spraying it won't look horrendous.



That's all for now, but expect more soon :D

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5 years 3 months ago #178780 by sal
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Getting along nicely bud!


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5 years 3 months ago #178807 by Chris CW
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Always admire people who take up paint jobs themselves, as Im terrible with any kind of spraying!
Damage doesnt look major so after your touch up I reckon it'll look spot on :)

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