Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > PV, 120 (Amazon), 1800 General

Notices

PV, 120 (Amazon), 1800 General Forum for the Volvo PV, 120 and 1800 cars

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

Views : 62594

Replies : 747

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Oct 27th, 2020, 17:31   #741
Army
marches on his stomach
 

Last Online: Yesterday 15:23
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocinante View Post
Jumping back significantly, I have a query about the car's bodywork. (I hadn't read your thread at the time it was posted).

I read that you had to remove mm's of filler from all over the body work, but are going for an exposed finish, showing the metal off.

Was the filler not there for a reason, ie to fill dents. Did you have to do a significant amount of repair to the bodywork to be able to do the exposed finish you wanted. It wasn't apparent from the posts that much in the way in dent repair was carried out. You documented the replacement sections for the corrosion, but I didn't see anything related to this, but may have missed it.

I haven't any experience of this sort of thing, but if the panel was damaged to the extent that it had plenty of filler on it, I would have thought it difficult to return it to a state that you would want to show off ?
You are correct in saying that there was no dent removal.

I'm working on the principle that the dents are character...

....bit of a dodgy idea. I'm not sure if it will work out yet.

The cold grey metal colour is very flat. It probably needs some colour.

We'll see.
__________________
1961 Volvo PV544 the quick and easy in between project(!)
1981 Mercedes 300D <=> 230 diesel to petrol conversion project
1965 Series 2a Station Wagon mega build
1992 Mercedes 190E The car that works!
Army is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28th, 2020, 01:34   #742
Rocinante
Senior Member
 

Last Online: Jul 30th, 2021 12:33
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mystery Location
Default

I know you've had some flak about the bare metal finish, but for what it's worth, I quite like it. I hadn't noticed obvious damage from the photographs I'd seen and that's why I assumed there was undocumented repairs carried out.

Not so sure about the "pinstripes" with the bare metal finish though, but I'm sure it'll look good whatever you decide.

Just need to get your workshop finished.
Rocinante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28th, 2020, 11:04   #743
Army
marches on his stomach
 

Last Online: Yesterday 15:23
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocinante View Post
I know you've had some flak about the bare metal finish, but for what it's worth, I quite like it. I hadn't noticed obvious damage from the photographs I'd seen and that's why I assumed there was undocumented repairs carried out.

Not so sure about the "pinstripes" with the bare metal finish though, but I'm sure it'll look good whatever you decide.

Just need to get your workshop finished.
Thinking about it:- There was at least one dent on the car that had been filled with silly amounts of filler that was easily pushed out by hand but hardly any real hammer and dolly dent removal has been done...

...the process of removing all of that filler was a pain in the arse. It did however reveal what I felt was a really nice old car. It is in really good condition for a car that has been used and abused.

The filler was so bad bumps and the scrapes seemed really friendly and characterful. Once allof that plastic crap was removed I felt like the battle scars deserved to be shown.

It is strange but the matte clear coat feels amazing - when you touch the dents and the scrapes the car feels friendly...

...it is weird but I'm kinda in love with it (!) at the moment.

I might decide I don't like after all, however, and paint it properly like a grown up. In which case at least I've done a load of preparation...
__________________
1961 Volvo PV544 the quick and easy in between project(!)
1981 Mercedes 300D <=> 230 diesel to petrol conversion project
1965 Series 2a Station Wagon mega build
1992 Mercedes 190E The car that works!
Army is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11th, 2021, 09:59   #744
Army
marches on his stomach
 

Last Online: Yesterday 15:23
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Default Massive delays

Not a great start to 2021

Since about the middle of December it has been too cold for the final but crucial finishing off jobs for the workshop. Epoxy floor paint won't dry unless it is warmer than 10 degrees - epoxy primer needs at least 5 degrees and now we're back to the "beast from the east" again!

To top the problems the Dutch government have introduced a curfew which means I probably won't have enough time to get to the place where the Volvo (and other assorted junk) is stored with out falling foul of the rules. So I'm waiting for that to pass.

There's lots of impatient waiting at the moment.

Still one can almost always count on the VKV club to send you something nice through the post at this time of year =>



Yeah OK - a letter opener - not much call for those things any more in this digital age - but still nice to have something cheerful drop in your letter box...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Volvo club gift.jpg (131.1 KB, 68 views)
__________________
1961 Volvo PV544 the quick and easy in between project(!)
1981 Mercedes 300D <=> 230 diesel to petrol conversion project
1965 Series 2a Station Wagon mega build
1992 Mercedes 190E The car that works!
Army is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 11th, 2021, 10:14   #745
norustplease
Junior Member
 

Last Online: Jul 30th, 2021 21:22
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Preston
Default

We don't have a curfew, but the police are going around local visitor spots such as parks, seafronts, etc. asking people arriving in cars how far they have come.

If your car finish is semi matt, then you probably won't see any minor dents or ripples. It is usually the gloss coat that gives the game away with distorted reflections.
norustplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13th, 2021, 09:59   #746
Army
marches on his stomach
 

Last Online: Yesterday 15:23
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by norustplease View Post
We don't have a curfew, but the police are going around local visitor spots such as parks, seafronts, etc. asking people arriving in cars how far they have come.

If your car finish is semi matt, then you probably won't see any minor dents or ripples. It is usually the gloss coat that gives the game away with distorted reflections.
Oh these dents will be visible. That's reason for doing it. Some parts look like the cracked surface of an ancient mediterranean mountain goat herder's face!
__________________
1961 Volvo PV544 the quick and easy in between project(!)
1981 Mercedes 300D <=> 230 diesel to petrol conversion project
1965 Series 2a Station Wagon mega build
1992 Mercedes 190E The car that works!
Army is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16th, 2021, 10:02   #747
Rocinante
Senior Member
 

Last Online: Jul 30th, 2021 12:33
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Mystery Location
Default

Looking forward to updates once, the weather allows.
Rocinante is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rocinante For This Useful Post:
Old Feb 16th, 2021, 19:17   #748
kishor
Member
 

Last Online: Feb 17th, 2021 18:13
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: LONDON
Thumbs up Pv544

Quote:
Originally Posted by Army View Post
G'day Folks,

I've recently bought something by accident.

I was looking for a MK1 Transit van but somehow or other I've ended up with a "Katterug" - Katterug is what the Dutch call the PV444 / PV544 models...

...'Cos I'm English I don't quite know why they hit upon that one (!)

Anyway - this ended up being mine because I jokingly asked if it was for sale - and then jokingly said "I suppose you want 10K for it". Unfortunately the answer to the first question was "yes" - the second answer was "no" - but even worse - the number that followed was so low I felt compelled to take on yet another vehicle.

It must be a sickness.

Well anyway 'ere it is.







On the whole it is amazingly solid despite being left out side for so long that there's moss growing on the trim.

It is road legal.

It has got some problems that even a Volvo virgin like myself can see...

Hi. If you deciding on selling it, please give me a call. Ta kassie 00447828879494
kishor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:01.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.