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JJs Project Thread - 240 GL Estate

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Old Jan 16th, 2022, 00:40   #21
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Nice thread.

See http://cleanflametrap.com/thirdseat.html for all details on the install including exact measurements for where to install belts.

It's an install I want to get around to too .... Now if only I could find some seats in Ireland
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Old Jan 16th, 2022, 01:20   #22
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Nice thread.

See http://cleanflametrap.com/thirdseat.html for all details on the install including exact measurements for where to install belts.

It's an install I want to get around to too .... Now if only I could find some seats in Ireland
Wow!!!!!

Thank you so much. So I am defo a bit missing and a fair few bolts (I canít believe itís suggesting what looks like self tapping bolts in a fair few places

JJ
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Old Jan 16th, 2022, 12:23   #23
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Wow!!!!!

Thank you so much. So I am defo a bit missing and a fair few bolts (I canít believe itís suggesting what looks like self tapping bolts in a fair few places

JJ
Plus Iím missing the seatbelt latch (car and seat) with the release bar

JJ
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Old Jan 17th, 2022, 01:34   #24
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Today Iíve just been doing a bit of rust treatment and anything that jumps out at me

So I treated the bad bit of the rear boot corner with some Hammerite Kurust

So from thisÖ



To this



Iím not planning to replace that section this year - but Iíll make it good for now and then see where I go with the car in the future. The next skin of metal beneath seems ok

There were a few other minor bits around the car and I cleared all the mud from the rear wheel arches - 2Ē thick in places

Next I noticed that some of the seals were quite seated correctly so I fixed that issue



Used a trim tool to poke it all back in



Also spent some time investigating the rear seat and now I know how it all goes, just need to secure some parts - any help greatly appreciated

JJ
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Old Jan 20th, 2022, 15:45   #25
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So a bit more work

One of the side trim pieces was ďhanging onĒ for dear life and someone had used black sealant to keep it in place

I removed the trim and cut away all the black sealant

Ordered new clips off eBay £5.57 for 5

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volvo-240...-127635-2958-0



First needed to remove the old clips

Used the dremmel to split them




The new clips are designed differently so they can twist in



Then space the new clips out and pop the trim back on



Sorted


While I was at it though, fitted an AA badge I won on eBay



The car is now 30% more reliable

JJ
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 20:36   #26
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Front speakers are past their best so grabbed some £20 10cm vibe 2-way speakers off Amazon

But I wanted to keep the standard Volvo grills

So set about making that happen

Because the piece that the grill mounts to is integral the speaker, needed to cut out the old speaker.

So marked up using a marker



And then cut out with a dremmel (this took flippin ages)



This allowed me to mount the speaker to the door card with the modified grill



Works pretty well




Iím missing one of the Volvo logo parts though so need to source one

JJ
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Front speakers are past their best so grabbed some £20 10cm vibe 2-way speakers off Amazon

But I wanted to keep the standard Volvo grills

So set about making that happen

Because the piece that the grill mounts to is integral the speaker, needed to cut out the old speaker.

So marked up using a marker



And then cut out with a dremmel (this took flippin ages)



This allowed me to mount the speaker to the door card with the modified grill



Works pretty well




Iím missing one of the Volvo logo parts though so need to source one

JJ
Thatís a job I have to do. Very useful, ta!👍😎
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 21:46   #28
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Thatís a job I have to do. Very useful, ta!👍😎
That metal is bloody tough - good luck

JJ
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Old Jan 23rd, 2022, 16:20   #29
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Today I replaced the washer bottle

It was brittle and falling apart



Bought a replacement from Ashley Classics & Retros

Was easy enough to replace

Release the coolant header tank



Once thatís out of the way the washer bottle just lifts up (rear first)



And once you have it out your can release the frame that hold the washer motors by pushing it diagonally up



Then disconnect the pipe from the tank

Refit by doing everything in reverse

JJ
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Old Jan 23rd, 2022, 18:59   #30
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Loving thread mate, 3rd row seats, good find lol, quick one, how do i post pics on here?
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