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Wed May 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

So thankfully, the car is back together which is a bit of a relief, even took it to the pub! https://imgur.com/nmQmwZp.jpg Social distancing at Wills: https://imgur.com/aTKTTPu.jpg https://imgur.com/7F5VCV6.jpg The back box cooked the exhaust tape so it's back to sounding like a shit rally car and I...
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Wed May 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I'd probably removed the other one, gives you a chance to scrub them both clean, and the panel behind it too. Definitely what I'll be doing! Piston diameter is the same across the range (54mm). Fwd cars don't really need bigger brakes at the back. They tend to do very little as it is until you get ...
by 100
Sun May 10, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

An update for the last few days work, I've been taking this very steady and making mistakes every step of the way so it's been a bit painful...! To summarise: Before: https://imgur.com/D2YZpH2.jpg After: https://imgur.com/s6wL5x9.jpg Removing some tape was enough to remove my 'limited' badge... http...
by 100
Mon May 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Small update: De-rusted and protected: https://imgur.com/FraNKiJ.jpg Back in the bumper: https://imgur.com/Mw4STkg.jpg https://imgur.com/Hg8dtop.jpg Finished bumper: https://imgur.com/A2QIOPr.jpg Excuse the filthiness of my work area! Rust treatment is on going on the rear of the car, and the other ...
by 100
Mon May 04, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 36
Views: 7562

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

What a mess, but what amazing work; I wish I had the capability to do this!

How did you achieve the rubbery mottled surface along the lower sill, as I am just about to try and do this with Dinitrol 447.
by 100
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Turbo calipers, rebuild kit and paint kit are enroute to me now, need to get this bumper back on before my attention is drawn away to more exciting things! Any tips on pads or discs, I know it comes up for discussion quite regularly in the brake section but does anyone have first hand experience wit...
by 100
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

There is a local company that we use for water jetting that could make up the replacements but they need a pattern or drawing to start from. I could ask about getting a batch made but until you get to 100s the cost is daft (I'd suggest in thin SS?) What file formats do they need for their machines?...
by 100
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

The evil sponges are not the main bumper cover, but are sandwiched up around the sides, tucked into this plastic shelf Oh I've seen those, they look suitably rank. Exterior desrusting of the bumper bar is good, but ensure you cavity wax the inners, as they tend to rot inside out. Ah yes, I have som...
by 100
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Some dodgy discoveries since my successful splitter repair: Cracked: https://i.imgur.com/amRrcoa.jpg Crusty: https://i.imgur.com/0NXKHht.jpg Rusty: https://i.imgur.com/ExeYU1Z.jpg Nevermind. A roll of exhaust tape on the backbox until I get a proper stainless exhuast made has done the job. A new air...
by 100
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 36
Views: 7562

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

or ask some nice man how the reprinted centrecap logos are coming along, so you can use any damn silver you please and do your centre caps at the same time..... :lol: How are those centre cap logos coming along? But I like 'my' shade of silver, whatever that may be! My best advice would be to get y...
by 100
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary
Replies: 36
Views: 7562

Re: 1994 Volvo 480 Turbo Diary

You don't happen to remember or have the paint code for your wheels? I'd like to get mine refurbished shortly but also want to make sure the colour is correct!
by 100
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Some actual activity has occured other than accumulating parts: A sheet of plasterboard fell off a lorry on the Euston Road and damaged splitter: https://imgur.com/ml53dJI.jpg https://imgur.com/7GwYJYy.jpg Repaired with fibreglass: https://imgur.com/XmQozdJ.jpg https://imgur.com/dElPT9X.jpg (I did s...
by 100
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Full list of UK spec colours?
Replies: 21
Views: 440

Re: Full list of UK spec colours?

Does anyone know if there are any peacock green cars? I can only find pictures of vase green. Having a two-tone in peacock green (314) and silver (306) I'd be intrigued to see what the green would be like on a whole car.
by 100
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oooops I did it again....
Replies: 51
Views: 2505

Re: Oooops I did it again....

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by 100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Couple more deliveries today, I need to start putting things on the car soon otherwise I’ll have more bits than car! https://i.imgur.com/vzebhKk.jpg https://i.imgur.com/JQivXpR.jpg https://i.imgur.com/odibp6o.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OaXrEcS.jpg I’m going to save the number plate holder as the existi...
by 100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I'll be tackling the first of two heated seat pads this week as I can take the seat out and do it from the comfort of my living room! My absolute top tip? Do NOT bother with trying to re-use Hog rings; They are the fastener of Satan himself. Instead use small cable ties to refasten fabric to the ru...
by 100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I've just ordered a glass case for it and I'm thinking of starting my own 480 museum centered around this one piece... I managed to find it when browsing European classified websites, this particular part was on a website called eBay Kleinanzeigen. Now I'm not taking the piss, it's not 'normal' eBay...
by 100
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Thanks, I'll give this kit a go and see how I get on! I'll be tackling the first of two heated seat pads this week as I can take the seat out and do it from the comfort of my living room! The car did 500 miles over Thursday and Friday with no issues, although when I was crawling around underneath th...
by 100
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

Calipers and carriers is all you need. Rebuild kits? BiggRed looks promising I've used them previously, the kit came with ALL parts, I got a 'pack' and it seemed to contain extra parts which I assumed were for the vented version? By vented version are you referring to the Turbo version? I want to m...
by 100
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The secret life of a 480 owner...
Topic: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 4863

Re: Oli's 1992 Volvo 480ES Limited Edition

I am once against asking for your advice... I've sourced some Turbo front calipers - what do I need to make sure I get from the guy selling? He has mentioned calipers and carriers - is there anything else that's key to make the conversion? Also recommended rebuild kits available on the interwebs or ...