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1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

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Old Mar 29th, 2018, 03:08   #161
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It's forged. Weld it and be happy
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Old Mar 29th, 2018, 13:10   #162
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The domed red centre Amazon cap and the ribbed PV cap will both fit on the early non perforated wheels.
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Old Mar 29th, 2018, 17:28   #163
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It's forged. Weld it and be happy
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Unfortunately mine is definitely cast iron - it failed the spark test.

Now considering a new one
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Old Mar 29th, 2018, 17:34   #164
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Default Trudge trudge

Awkward corners de-rusting



Boot is almost half done...

(well the stripping is almost half done)



...that bitumastic goo has taken ages to get off: But once it is gone the angle grinder and wire brush takes over (!)
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Old Apr 2nd, 2018, 14:32   #165
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Default Rear axle trouble

Strange little side grip pieces for the rear suspension bush have come loose =>



I´m not sure how import these pieces are. The U bolt assembly goes over the rubber bushing that fits around this tubular part of the axle - these little lips should help hold the bushings in position...

...hmmmm - got a feeling they really ought to be fixed (!)


Then there´s the obligatory broken brake pipe of course...

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Default Headlining trouble

Oh dear

Oh dear

Oh dear!

Blinking headlining is giving me jip

Removing the nails was OK =>



But the next stage (where the workshop manual says to unclip) is more tricky than I hoped.



It looks to me like there are nasty shark teeth grippy parts on the sides and front of the roof that are threatening to bugger up the headlining on removal...

...anyone here got any tips for removing a headlining intact?
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Old Apr 2nd, 2018, 15:56   #167
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You could try using something like a filler spreader, with the corners rounded off, and working it between the headlining and the spikes, to lift the fabric off the spikes and then be between the fabric and spikes to let it come free. I think some of the metal strips further forward unbolt from the body.
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Old Apr 2nd, 2018, 16:50   #168
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Not sure but mine has them too, so they must be standard.
My 544 is actually a 1964 with a B18, not sure why it has a '65 plate. It came into the UK in the 80's and lived in a Volvo main dealer's window for some time. I acquired it back in 2014. Always wanted one ever since I came across them in Denmark and Norway in the late 1980's.
I am about to pull the front suspension to pieces for an overhaul and have a stash of new springs, bushes, shock absorbers, etc. Her springs have settled a bit over the years and she sits a bit low on the driver's side when I am driving solo, especially with the road camber in the UK, although she goes like a rocket and handles quite passably too.
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Mine also have these. They are the seat mounting braces that prevents the mounting from breaking away

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Old Apr 2nd, 2018, 18:07   #169
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Mine also have these. They are the seat mounting braces that prevents the mounting from breaking away

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Is something meant to fit between these plates and the cross member then?
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Old Apr 2nd, 2018, 18:10   #170
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You could try using something like a filler spreader, with the corners rounded off, and working it between the headlining and the spikes, to lift the fabric off the spikes and then be between the fabric and spikes to let it come free. I think some of the metal strips further forward unbolt from the body.
That´s pretty difficult to do because the headliner is rolled around the gripping part.

I´ve done a sketch =>



I might be able to lift from the back end of the headliner though - I´ll have another look at it tomorrow
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