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1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

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Old Feb 10th, 2018, 14:58   #51
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Default Very slick organisation =>

I must say I´m impressed so far with the ¨Klassieker Volvo Vereniging¨

Very slick organisation

Got a welcome pack today (with a calendar)



(I realise it might seem a bit rude posting another club´s stuff on this club´s forum but may be it is nice to see how others do it?)

I also got my first box of spare parts from them too.



(Really I can´t fault it - a club that provides spare parts at a pace that is associated with commercial sellers and at prices that on the whole are about the going rate and sometimes a bit cheaper - I´m sure they´re making a profit for the club too - and I have the feeling I´m supporting an organisation that is also supporting my new Volvo habit!)




Despite the box being sent via the absolute worst courier company in Holland - DHL hell - it did actually make it here in one piece and within their ever changing predicted time...

...it was worth hanging about all day today for this =>



I have that sodding front cross member - I can carry on welding tomorrow!

Yeee haaaa (Grandma)
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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 14:37   #52
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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 (!)
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https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showt...light=katterug

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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 16:49   #53
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Thanks I saw the word for ¨back¨ and ¨cat¨ in there but wasn´t sure if the ¨ter¨ bit in the middle really was ¨from¨...

...you see if I´d had my arm twisted I would have translated it as the back of the cat
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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 16:58   #54
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Default Right OK - not quite what I expected

Today I had a few milliseconds to play with the angle grinders.

Not that I´m paranoid but I thought it was worth checking if the replacement front cross member was the same size as the old one!



Not that I´m paranoid (#2) but I thought it was worth measuring between the two chassis legs before cutting the old cross member away



Not that I´m paranoid (#3) but it looks like I need to drill some drain holes in the new cross member as there seems to be a lot of stuff that gets stuck in there. Just look what came out =>



Not that I´m paranoid (#4) but I might weld plates on the ends of this tube and skip the drain holes...



Despite careful cutting and slow slow grinding I was caught on the hop. I thought that once the cross member tube was cut away I be able to see into the chassis legs. I was surprised to see that the ends of the chassis legs are boxed in / closed off =>



^^^^^^^

Nice bit of upside down welding is needed (arse)
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 17:51   #55
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Default This is taking longer than I thought possible!

Blinking heck

Grinding away the welds on the underside of the other chassis leg went well



The holes I´ve made in the other end however are not playing ball. I like the controllability of TIG welding but in this case it is proving not to be a good method of welding as the inside of the chassis leg is full of waxoyl / rust proofing goo...

...rust proofing goo in the big scheme of things is welcome right up to the point when you want to weld (!)

I´ve resorted to arc welding (which is taking a long time but getting there)...
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 16:37   #56
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Default Small diversion from the welding =>

I decided to have a look at the state of the vehicle under the rear wings...



Left hand wing came off really nicely and easily - so far I can´t see any rust problems there - so billy bonus



Rear right hand wing has been messed about with a bit more so odd fasteners and BS like that was occurring - still it came off

Only a small amount of rust there =>



Bumper stays and tow hitch have also been removed for repainting and so I can get into the boot and sand that dreadful black paint away and get it to be the same as the outside body colour

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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 16:45   #57
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Default Valentines day suprise!

Yesterday (Valentines Day) I got a letter! I got all excited thinking that ¨she´s finally found me!¨ but it wasn´t that at all...

...the letter was from the previous owner trying to flog me some spares (I had bought the car via a dealer remember?)...

...bought a replacement grill insert from him but the rest of the stuff wasn´t for me.



I managed to glean a bit of information from him though - the car has been more recently painted than I thought but it seems as though he wasn´t especially happy with the job. I got the feeling he was on a bit of a downer about the car after the paint job had been done.

I´m still of the opinion that the actual paint job is a good job - but I can see that the fit and finish of the bits that went back on over the paint is a bit ham shank...


...in other news - late night shopping on ebay strikes again (oh no!) - this time it was a Madonna bra extended nipple Marchal fog lamp that needs a fair amount of help



This will match the one that came with the car - it is in an equally dreadful state but they should look the part after a bit of cocking about.
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 19:16   #58
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Default Question about rear wing mud flaps

Can anyone help with the position of this part =>



It is apparently an additional part of the mud flap / under rear wing set up

For example: Does it fit above the wheel or to the rear of the wheel?
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 21:06   #59
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It goes behind the wheel. I'll take a photo tomorrow.
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It goes behind the wheel. I'll take a photo tomorrow.
That´s very kind of you - google images has let me down...
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