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1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

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Old Nov 19th, 2018, 23:31   #491
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Nonono
You did it right first.

Rubber to window and both together into the car.

Bend the chrome parts good enough. They should look as to be in place.
No special tool needed. A rope, thinner than your green one.
Rope into the groove of the rubber.
Place the chrome symmetrical. Fix it with tape.
Pull the rope and press slightly the chrome in at same time.
The same s h i t at Amazons and 140/164.
No fun, no fun since I do work on old Volvos.
I'm able to do the job by my own, withough a helper.
Way more easy with a helper, nevertheless. If the helper is very calmly, a nervous one isn't a helper.
The way you try, all together in, will bent the chrome even more than its bent now.
Good luck, Kay
If you think I should persevere with this method then I'll carry on.

I assume I need string on both sides of the slot for the metal trim?
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Old Nov 20th, 2018, 11:27   #492
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Only one side
Have a closer look to the chrome. It will fit on the outer edge to the rubber. The inner part isn't fixed.
If I remember right there was a thread called "fitting window chrome to 144"
Good luck, Kay
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Old Nov 24th, 2018, 17:02   #493
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Default I've been putting off the trim and thought I might...

...get the front screen in position as well.

Unfortunately I forgot about the dashboard - that the screws that hold it in place close to the windscreen are hard to reach with the screen in place - and then of course I didn't have the wider M6 washers I should have bought by now for the new fixings =>



Then I remembered the windlace =>



It is all about getting your ducks lined up isn't it?

(And I'm not doing very well with that at the moment!)
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Old Nov 29th, 2018, 14:56   #494
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Delays and delays again I'm afraid to report.

I did manage to get a little bit of progress done today, however, it was one of those bits that has been sitting about waiting patiently for a bit of attention.

I'm calling this bit a "heater director" - not sure what Volvo call it but it directs the warm air from the heater to your feet or to the ducting for the windscreen

The flap was removed ages ago (not sure where that is actually so that could be the next delay!) and I vowed to get the main housing in the sand blaster ASAP. That was months ago - still better late than never I guess =>





^^^nearly always looks worse then it is =>



Bit more derusting with the Rustyco and then another quick wazz in the sand blaster and then a quick squirt of epoxy (and see how long that takes to dry) before a top coat.
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Old Dec 2nd, 2018, 16:56   #495
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...and the humidity is too high for epoxy paint on the heater director assy

So I had a look at the steering box today.

Hmmm - trouble at mill.



Fallen at the first hurdle. Putting the steering shaft and worm gear into the casing - meant to protrude by a certain amount (mine pokes out further than the specification in the book - but soldiering on) - then you adjust the shims on the bottom of the steering box to get a prescribed torque.



(Note if using new bolts make sure they don't end up in the working area!)

I can get close to the required torque but the shaft rotation then feels very notchy - blinking dreadful

I'm sure it comes down to this pitting on the shaft =>



Even though the lower bearing cup looks pretty dreadful =>



^^^It runs smoothly in the bearing^^^

The upper bearing cup looks fine



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So I guess the question is - anyone come up with a solution for a pitted steering shaft before?
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Army;

If it was properly together, it must be able to go back that way....you just haven't found what's different and not quite right yet...and if that little pitting is all you have, consider yourself lucky...just weld it up and carefully grind it back down...!

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No welding at this place please!
You will find a company which is able to weld with a laser ( no joke) and grind it down to the original.
Expensive and still the only proper way.
The balls of the bearing are gone too. Have a look first if you find a new bearing. Hard to find for bad luck.
Good luck Kay
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I don't think I'll be welding it Ron (sorry) - I'm not brave enough to do that. At a push I might try epoxy but I'll look into getting the area repaired - probably have a heart attack at the price...

...the lower bearing cup is seriously expensive best part of 150 euros...

...the ball bearings themselves look standard - I might be able to get them out of the race with out too much agro (we'll see)
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Loctite 3478 looks like it might do the job - dunno - might be worth a try before I find someone who can do a better job...
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Old Dec 3rd, 2018, 19:52   #500
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Hi Army,
I know you've probably decided on body finish now, but here is a link to a PV for sale in Sweden, the same rare colour as yours.
http://www.blocket.se/skaraborg/Volv....htm?ca=11&w=3
Love your restoration. It's cheered me up no end. I am on my second PV now, and. despite paying a high price with the assurance it was one of the finest from its North Sweden owner, it has so many issues, that I've taken it all apart and started again. I have replaced quite a few of the windscreen bright metal trims, and know that the reproduction ones aren't a very good fit. I'll send you some pictures.
Best regards Tony
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