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1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

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Old Mar 14th, 2018, 15:33   #121
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Thanks for the measurements and the photos Army.

Do you think both driver's and passenger's side seat belts mount at that hole in the driveshaft tunnel?

I gather that your 3rd mounting point was where your rear cross-member was cut out at the bottom outside corners.

Your floorboards look pretty good. I have a lot more rust in mine, all from the top.
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Old Mar 14th, 2018, 16:55   #122
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Thanks for the measurements and the photos Army.

Do you think both driver's and passenger's side seat belts mount at that hole in the driveshaft tunnel?

I gather that your 3rd mounting point was where your rear cross-member was cut out at the bottom outside corners.

Your floorboards look pretty good. I have a lot more rust in mine, all from the top.
Youīre very welcome

I added a picture earlier (asking about the seat mounting hardware) here =>



You can see the standard type flexible socket ends for the seat belts in that picture. The original seat belts in the parts book look very different.

As for the lower mounts - yep - they are positioned in the crudely cut out areas at the bottom of the B pillar (also shown earlier in the thread).

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As for the rust - yeah - it is there but on the whole it is a solid car. Iīm going to treat it and hope for the best
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Old Mar 14th, 2018, 16:57   #123
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A strong hot air gun and a oscillating tool are good weapons against bitumen. Hand scraper will of course also work.
I agree but I have found in my old age Iīm getting more and more fussy about nasty burning smells...

...kind of a rock and a hard place situation => paint stripper smelly but soothingly nose reamingly chemical vs burning rubber

Iīve chosen to whack on paint stripper and leg it out side for a bit of fresh air (!)
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Old Mar 17th, 2018, 12:26   #124
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I have heard that the pictures still exist on your account but they are just blocked to the outside world if you donīt pay them dosh.

Whilst I am interested in seeing the effect, please donīt bust a gut - pictures are often a pain...
Here is a not terribly good photo, but it gives an idea. Also a picture of the car overall.

IMG_1307 by bryan pullan, on Flickr

IMG_20170507_113055384(1) by bryan pullan, on Flickr

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Old Mar 17th, 2018, 15:35   #125
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Here is a not terribly good photo, but it gives an idea. Also a picture of the car overall.

IMG_1307 by bryan pullan, on Flickr

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Wow - they fit really well.

Nice looking car - 1965 going by the number plate - one of the very last ones I guess

(And spy I with my little eye an old Ford or perhaps an Austin in the background?)
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Old Mar 17th, 2018, 15:41   #126
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Far far too cold to cycle down to the workshop today so I had a bash at one of these...



^^^ Easy enough to get that far ^^^^

But getting the reflector out without causing carnage might prove to be more difficult.

Thereīs a wire clip that holds it in place that seems to not want to come out.



I was tempted to cut the wire but replacement parts donīt seem to be available - pinging / levering looks like it will cause damage to the outer casing...

...anyone here ever taken them to bits before?
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There are 6 single wire clips. Easy done. Pick up one end with a plier and bent it slowly sideways. Can't be more easy
Good luck, snow storm here too, go onto the cycle is no chance, workshop is frozen because I run out of gas, Kay
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There are 6 single wire clips. Easy done. Pick up one end with a plier and bent it slowly sideways. Can't be more easy
Good luck, snow storm here too, go onto the cycle is no chance, workshop is frozen because I run out of gas, Kay
Ah! You beat me to it!

I just figured out the clips =>



The next bit looks like what I read on the interweb needs to happen next...



...time to put the sealed unit in the oven?

If so - whatīs a good temperature?

Gas mark 4?

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Weather is meant to get a bit better tomorrow - Iīll venture out then. As for heating - gas? Blinking heck thatīs a luxury. I just have thermal overalls!
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Link for thermal overalls

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Castle-377-...ermal+overalls

Kind of OK - not best quality but worth getting if you donīt want to end up like those poor brass monkeys
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Sometimes I got the glue soft with acetone. I picked up a syringe from the doc. Be carefully. Too much and the s h i t will cover the reflector. Never ever touch the silver on the reflector with anything. There are companies out there which are able to add silver onto rhe reflector again. Expensive stuff. Chrome isn't good enough.

I own a thermal overall from the military made for the crew of a tank. Really good warm inside this. My problem are the fingers. They get frozen on the metal and tools and get stiff too. No sensibility anymore, and pain when they get warm again. I'm old. Good luck, Kay

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