Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

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Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

Post by dcwalker » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:41 pm

Thanks all for your kind comments and encouragement - much appreciated! :)

Just a morning spent on Pud today, before heavy rain and cold winds drove me back indoors. I was lucky enough to secure a replacement OS rear light unit from eBay the other day, in better nick than the existing one. Strangely, Pud appears to have a lovely shiny new one on the NS, the downside of which is that I doubt I'll ever have a matching pair of lights :lol: That said, come better weather (ie Spring) we'll see what a bit of 2 stage lacquer can achieve...

Anyway, I had to spend a long time getting rid of tons of sealant that wasn't achieving anything anyway (stupidly I was so keen to get on that I forgot to take a horror photo), resulting in a nice clean panel as so:

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Then carefully re-fit lights with nice new seals:

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Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

Post by dcwalker » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:46 pm

And for those wondering about the light coloured patch, Pud was the victim of an attempted theft, the damage from which is what caused her write-off and subsequent long, long sleep in a barn. The idiots obviously thought that the lower metal panel was part of the boot lid and bashed it about somewhat: hence the rear bumper was like this:

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So far I have carefully cut out, filed, sanded and filled to a smooth finish, and the light patch is where I have primed it. There is a lot of scratching along the top of the bumper so I shall re-spray the whole top of it down to the black stripe in due course.

You might also notice two dents in the back panel - damage from same source, although they were far worse (as per this photo) until I managed to beat them out a bit today (as per photos in previous post). I am hoping that once the paintwork is done they won't actually show that much, then in due course I'll get them professionally sorted.
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:03 pm

Coming along nicely, David. Lovely to see the Pamper Parlour in full swing !
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Re: Pud the Celebration - previously known as R2...

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:04 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:59 pm

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Aren't individual, leather rear seats just the coolest thing ever?

Keep up the good work David, loving the updates.

JKM

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