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1961 Volvo PV544 in Holland

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Old Apr 2nd, 2018, 22:32   #171
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Messing about with new paint dreams - someone on the KV forum (Dutch volvo club) said that a colour code 72 PV544 was sold recently in Holland =>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHO-...ature=youtu.be

(My PV left the factory with 72 - which is why I´m considering it)


Doesn´t look so bad - the colour suits the vehicle style...

...I think...

...compared with the gaudy red it is now...
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Old Apr 3rd, 2018, 14:51   #172
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Default Solution for headlining removal

Turns out I was correct in my assumption of how the headlining is held in place on the sides and front of the roof.

The shark´s teeth system is used - the headlining is folded and stuffed in between the body and the toothed ribbed bit.

It is a bit tedious to remove. I resorted to brute force and hoiked it out of position a bit with a flat blade screwdriver (not what screwdrivers are designed to do but hey ho this isn´t the first time they´ve been used this way and it probably won´t be the last)



Sometimes the headlining comes out easily other times you wish you hadn´t started this job!



Once the sides have been released - working from the front of the vehicle - the hoops holding up the headlining can be twisted 90 degrees towards the back of the car and then compressed / bent out of their positioning holes.

When my headlining was fitted someone was careful enough to wrap each end of the hoops in fabric before fitting.

The last hoop at the back of the car was the only one to be held in place with two clips =>



Turns out the shark´s teeth bits above the doors are screwed onto the body whereas the other rear and front sections are spot welded into place.



(Ignore super bright red welding overalls!)

These removable front sections can only be removed with the headlining out of position but it is done this way to allow access to the windlace / fabric edging around the doors.


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After a little bit more removal of bits I now have a stripped shell



(This wasn´t the plan but as I used to say ¨it came off in me hand chief¨)
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Old Apr 3rd, 2018, 16:38   #173
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1960´s audio set ups

Some bugger has cut up the dash to fit a modern radio (I will be fixing that)

Presumably the same bugger cut two effing big holes in the inner side A pillar sections to fit some round loud speakers.

I expect that very same bugger cut two nasty effing big holes in the rear parcel shelf too...


...the parcel shelf is definitely going to be treated to some new metal.

BUT

I was thinking => What did Volvo do?

The made provision for a radio in the dash but where did they put the loud speaker or loud speakers?

I´m assuming a 1961 vintage vehicle wouldn´t have had an 8 track stereo set up because Phillips hadn´t made it / released it back then so a double speaker system probably isn´t likely.

STILL

I just don´t know - can anyone here help?
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Old Apr 3rd, 2018, 17:31   #174
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Fastened on side panel
Cool

(Let´s make that big!)



What´s the box next to the speaker for?
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The car is 6volt. I have a small12v battery in boot which connects to the multi connector giving a 12v supply for sat nav, teratrip etc. Redundant now that I have fitted 6-12v convertors. one for 12v wash pump and one for lighter socket
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The car is 6volt. I have a small12v battery in boot which connects to the multi connector giving a 12v supply for sat nav, teratrip etc. Redundant now that I have fitted 6-12v convertors. one for 12v wash pump and one for lighter socket
Oh yes I remember that thread now...

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Bit of welding progress =>

Here´s a typical example of a couple of little holes that you might think are worth blobbing full of filler...

...hmmm - I´d rather cut out and replace with metal.



It took ages for those bits of metal to arrive. I´d ordered them ages ago but the first box had to be sent back because the arrows were the wrong way up.



After a bit of cocking about and a little bit too much filler rod as usual



It all got ground back to a smooth enough finish for an inner wheel arch

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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 16:40   #179
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Default Rear parcel shelf drama

As you can see someone has had fun in the 1980s with an angle grinder.

I´m not too impressed as the stiffness of this panel is compromised.



I´m gonna do my Cher trick and try to turn back time.



Each speaker hole goes through two panels: This means I´ve decided to repair each panel individually to make the whole repair.

So the first bit to be made on the bead roller was just a small bit



Here I´m cutting away the upper panel so I can weld within the outer part (clear as mud?)



The power file is ideal for this as you can wear away the upper material enough to get it to flip up and be gripped with pliers and twisted at the spot weld away - leaving the lower bit of metal intact (and ideally not bent)

Loads of clamps used to position this bit - pain in the arse - they do get in the way of the welding torch. But tack tack tack weld and remove the clamps as you go...



Here´s most of the under bit done - well I say done - there´s more to do but it is done enough for the positioning and manufacture of the upper piece



Here´s a trial fit of the next bit



I got side tracked thinking about intergrips and then couldn´t find my welding magnets so I didn´t further than this today. In the next few days I´ll finish it off (I guess) and get the other speaker hole repaired too

(To be continued)
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Old Apr 9th, 2018, 15:46   #180
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...unfortunately I´ve been busy with non automotive stuff so today I eased myself back into it by attacking the rear bumper support.



Mine have a big 7mm diameter (it was probably an imperial size) rivet holding the two bent bits together. Now I have to find a new one!

Still needed to be done to de-rust.

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Tedious de-rusting continues. This time the calipers (which are from a single Amazon system). They looked OK from the outside: This is usually the time to get them in bits to save them! Once they are really rusty on the outside the internals (in my experience) are done for.

As suspected the little pistons on the inner side of the calipers were hard to remove. Their shiny surfaces were a bit rusted so they need to be replaced. I´m a bit concerned about their bores but reckon they can be saved.

Loads of de-rusting later and some masking in the right places =>



I´m wondering what the reaction to splitting calipers will be on this forum. On certain forums this evokes full on anger much like the simple question ¨which engine oil should I use¨...

...so we´ll see how that goes (!)


{Take cover?}




{Incoming?}
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