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by balto8
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Seat-belt buckle
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Seat-belt buckle

400 series are all the same or quite close. I have a 440 ones in my front ones.

But I'm quite sure that 700s are pretty much the same, would either say 900s are alike from my last visit to this huge scrapyard in Alicante
by balto8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Yes. Someone will have to provide them a good one when time comes. I did already send him a set of right, left and center section that I bought to this Italian guy who tricked me (that's another story). So I have already put over 350€ on this. Time for someone else to step up. Please keep contact wi...
by balto8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

At the Volvo 480-Register, there is a substantial amount available to fund these initiatives. At € 211.75 a piece I can fund the needed 65 units left and right (€ 27,527.50 total) so production can be started. But I want to make proper arrangements first and I really want to see a working prototype...
by balto8
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Looks like we're going to have new rear lights. So Danny Muijtjens passed a set of lights I sent him to this German plastic manufacturer and they seem quite sure about doing it. I pass copy of his today's mail: HI Balthasar, I already have received prices for the rear lights. Just the glass includin...
by balto8
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Possible 480 in Cranberries vid
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Re: Possible 480 in Cranberries vid

Part of my teenage... So sad she had to pass away that soon.

I love the Citroën SM. Would kill for one with injection engine.

There's this Spanish guy making nice reports of classic. You have to love a SM! In Spanish :

https://youtu.be/fS0WzHZfI-0
https://youtu.be/F03MaDqegww
by balto8
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: His majesty Felipe IV 480
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: His majesty Felipe IV 480

frenchfries wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:44 pm
300,000 miles?

Still waiting for the centre rear light piece by the way :(
Yeah. I went to the post office to drop the rearlights for Danny. I gave them the number of the parcel. It's not even in their system. Shame...
by balto8
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale / Wanted
Topic: His majesty Felipe IV 480
Replies: 2
Views: 477

His majesty Felipe IV 480

Most of you won't know this story. One of the Spanish launch cars was given by Volvo to the king of Spain at it's time, Juan Carlos I. Later in 1989, Volvo also gave him a Turbo (Volvo people had a specific type of costumer in mind), so the 1.7 ES passed to the prince Felipe. That ES has been for sa...
by balto8
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Good information JP. I'm sending you a PM with Danny's contact so you can tell him all about it. The more information he has the better will be the outcome. I will be sending him a couple of damaged lights that I have for him to stripe and try. Central reflector being glued on top wouldn't be a prob...
by balto8
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Ray of light !!! I'll be sending them a set of lights next week for them to stripe and try to reproduce. Dear Baltasar, THanks for your email. I really like your idea to get these rear lamps reproduced. I have a good light supplier who made me some daf and volvo 300 lamps. Here you see a few samples...
by balto8
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Next step: this guys.

https://www.facebook.com/daf3344465566v ... cation=ufi

They do already manufacture lens and other parts for Volvo 300 series and some other models.
by balto8
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

And here the answer from Volvo Car. At least I have tried. That's the spirit! Dear mr Moratal, First of all my appreciation for your engagement for a classic Volvo model, the 480. I fully understand the need of the remanufacturing of the rear light in order to carry out restorations in a satisfactor...
by balto8
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

First answer came today. Seems like Skandix or Hella won't be able to make it. Still waiting for Volvo answer, but I'm afraid it won't be much different. I copy the mail I just received. Dear Baltasar, today I have double checked the possibility of producing the lights 3468207 and 3468208 and I have...
by balto8
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

A month and a half has gone now since I started the petition. We're up in 232 signers. Not a like it's a public outcry for rear lights, but still a decent number. I think it's time to head this to whom it may concern. I've been wandering through the Volvo Car site trying to find their Classic Car Dp...
by balto8
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

We're up on 215 signers and running.

I will leave this for another two weeks and then ask aroun in the forums and facebooks wich is the best way to proceed of where it should be headed to.

Is it only 215 of us interested in this ?
by balto8
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

It's as easy as clicking the link above and adding you name on the site.

Up on 170 signers and running!
by balto8
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Parts, Accessories & Brochures
Topic: 4 Vega Wheels to sale
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: 4 Vega Wheels to sale

Here in Valencia, Spain. Might be interested.

Sending PM right away.
by balto8
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Re: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Not a criticism, but even if they did listen (doubtful) they could make 10 sets, and list them for €1000 Euro a side. They’ve technically fulfilled their side of the deal. I’d sooner petition to have the patterns/blue prints for all parts that are no longer produced realeased to general public so t...
by balto8
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Car mats!
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Car mats!

Can't see pics
by balto8
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Petition for rear lights. Sign up !
Replies: 37
Views: 2162

Petition for rear lights. Sign up !

Don't really know if this will mean something in the end, but still it's worth trying. Maybe if we get 1000-1500 signatures that might change something. And yes. It looks quite inappropiate to use a social, political, etc demands site to this consumist matter, but still I don't think I am hurting an...
by balto8
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Heated seats wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Heated seats wiring

I believe it doesn't work like that. There's a resistance in both bottom and back grids that switches off at 37°ish. I don't think there's a below temperature switch so that it won't turn on unless it is below 14°. There's just an upper temperature switch. Having that said, many resistances are brok...