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Tin Worm.....Now14th Novenber

Posted Nov 14th, 2017 at 20:37 by BrianH

Failed the retest. More rust at the rear box sections on the off side now.

So a complete rebuild of the rear section of the Volvo including the rear floors.

Alex Smith said he will now complete in two weeks.

This is really a trial.

I'm looking at this as a good investment. Think positive!

Must get to my million miles.

I used to have a hose pipe with a brush on the end and cleaned the Volvo without soap. The...
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Tin Worm....Now 18th October

Posted Oct 18th, 2017 at 18:18 by BrianH

I've seen the extent of the welding required on my 245 GL 1989. OOFF!

Alex tells me should finish welding Friday.

Then has to install all bits removed for welding safely.

Woried about the bill now. 40 per hour plus VAT

Good investment I like driving this solid classic. On On.

Hope to post photobucket photos of the work by Darious.

BrianH 245 GL 650k LPG
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Posted Sep 24th, 2017 at 16:13 by BrianH

To safely get to the stuctrual items of rust the petrol and the gas tank have come out.

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Tin worm

Posted Sep 17th, 2017 at 16:50 by BrianH

Failed MOT on corrosion, knew it was comming!! Old age.

Goes in to Alex Tuesday 18th Sept.

Mostly small areas nearside sill

MOT missed larger area on nearside box section chassy and floor.....Must be safe!

Then the plastic rear mud guards will go in, making shore it does'nt cover the MOT failures for retest.

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Rebuilt rack going in

Posted Sep 10th, 2017 at 18:06 by BrianH

Ive been running with a second hand rack while the origonal is rebuilt.

I should have waited for the rebuild as the were so quick and the used rack was not a lot better.

Now the origonal is back in. Just awaiting the final universal joint to be delivered.

Also I gave Alex of Al Motors the plastic rear mud guard inserts to fix telling him to make sure there was no rust that needed to be delt with first.

As with all tin worm always worst...
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