Pothole damage - Panhard rod

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dxi310
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Pothole damage - Panhard rod

Post by dxi310 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 am

I hit a large pothole the weekend and noticed the rear of my 480 was suddenly very unstable, pulled over and noticed the rear Panhard rod had actually snapped midway, Inspection did not show the rod was rusted and the break was clean

Managed to get home at slow speed but alas i have been unable to find a new rod - local Volvo dealer gave me part No - 3419865 but now unavailable from Volvo

Tried searching the internet but again no luck so can anyone offer advise regarding this part or even have one for sale new or secondhand, i have searched the local scrapyards but no 480S in stock

Bushes are available so a good secondhand rod would be fine,dare i say it, DO YOU THINK A WELDED AND SLEEVED ROD WOULD PASS THE MOT?

Any help or advise would be appreciated as i am as you can imagine off the road

Dennis
Poole Dorset

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Re: Pothole damage - Panhard rod

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:42 am

rear panhard rod will also be shared with the 440/460,

I'm assuming the left to right not the pair at top running front to back?

if you had the pukka bushes and decent welder no reason why your panhard rod would not be as good as the Volvo one , especially as your one broke! :cry:

but a 'spliced' one is a fail so you need new steel tube for the bushes and a section of steel tube , unless you put the splice 'inside' and then plug weld through the old tube. . . . ., very grey area if not a downright 'fail'

I'm sure there are aftermarket 'adjustable rods available' no idea of price etc
quick google suggests that they are available for about £50 from 4x4 guys, so you need an idea of the total length you need and make a few phone calls, eg some of suzuki are pretty small and similar track so you might be lucky if looking for volvo parts don't help?

you could ask Arthy, I think he might have a spare?

not good practice to double post but really this would be better in 'wanted'?
Alan

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Re: Pothole damage - Panhard rod

Post by jifflemon » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:59 am

As Alan has already said, a welded rod would fail...... sort of.

if your sleeve fitted the entire length of the rod and was welded at the eyelet ends, there's no way to tell it's repaired!

Good second hand one would probably be the best solution.

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Re: Pothole damage - Panhard rod

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:40 pm

Keith Cooper has one for you and is closeish to you, in Bournemouth. 

I'll PM you his number as he's not on here. ‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Pothole damage - Panhard rod

Post by dxi310 » Thu May 16, 2019 2:35 pm

Many Thanks for all your replies

I have since contacted and met Kieth who sold me the replacement Panhard rod i was after

It has now been fitted and we are back to normal

Special Thanks to James for finding me this hard to find part and Kieth for showing me his 2 fabulous 480s

I am now trying to recover my cost from the Local Authority

Dennis

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Re: Pothole damage - Panhard rod

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu May 16, 2019 2:46 pm

You're welcome Dennis. I was very happy to help.‎
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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