480 Restoration on TV

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480 Restoration on TV

Post by Joe S » Wed May 09, 2018 1:18 am

The restoration of K160 HAU was made for Flipping Bangers by the same producers as Wheeler Dealers. This episode will be shown at 9 p.m. on 18th May on Blaze Channel (Sky and Freeview). Let’s hope they do us proud.

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by frenchfries » Wed May 09, 2018 7:42 am

Good

Only yesterday I was checking the episodes of Wheeler Dealer and still nothing (obviously now).
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Jaster » Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 am

K160 HAU will be at the meet on Saturday if anyone wishes to inspect the quality of the workmanship!
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by jifflemon » Wed May 09, 2018 9:35 am

Looking forward to both the TV and actual car!

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by eye of ra » Wed May 09, 2018 11:29 am

Another bl***y Freeview channel Virgin charge for.

Can watch it live from the TV but can’t record it.
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by frenchfries » Thu May 10, 2018 3:54 pm

reading the reviews I am have the feeling I will watch it hiding behind my fingers. Also, if I remember well they never changed the rusted/bent door but I could be wrong.
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by eye of ra » Thu May 10, 2018 6:33 pm

Not read the reviews but doesn’t surprise me with the pictures used to advertise it sale after it’s “restoration” and the name of the program, but you never know.
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat May 19, 2018 6:42 am

Excellent program, lots of good things said, nothing bad at all. Just a new coil, brake pipe, lock and reattached the headlining. They even liked driving it when done , so a good boost for the marque. :hopping: :hopping: :hopping:
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat May 19, 2018 7:00 am

Yes, I enjoyed seeing the car on the TV and a two-tone always looks fabulous and interesting. A striking choice of colour and probably the prettiest interior cloth‎ you can get-- in my opinion.

I would say though that an ignition amplifier and coil can be gotten new for a fraction of the price they paid second hand. I guess they were adding drama by saying that the part was very rare and expensive. A‎s we know differently, I will take most of their figures with a pinch of salt‎ on other episodes that I know less about. 

I got confidence to attempt my own saggy headlining and maybe swap lock internals from one door to the other so the driver's and ignition match. ‎I was going to send the headlining away and probably ignore the lock for a bit longer!

They did very well to save a nice car and give it a new lease of life. As long as the arches aren't rotten, most 480's are easy projects. The amount on eBay that are likely condemned to the scrap yard makes me sad as they aren't that bad really but just need a bit of TLC.‎


1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

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

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Jaster » Sat May 19, 2018 8:08 am

Sounds good - I didn't get a chance to watch it last night so will be watching it later today, if anyone else wants to see it you can watch it online here.
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:42 pm

Joe S wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:18 am
The restoration of K160 HAU was made for Flipping Bangers by the same producers as Wheeler Dealers. This episode will be shown at 9 p.m. on 18th May on Blaze Channel (Sky and Freeview). Let’s hope they do us proud.
Anyone got a recording of this by any chance?

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:54 pm

It's on dailymotion.com
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by brinkie » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:22 am

Martin63 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Joe S wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:18 am
The restoration of K160 HAU was made for Flipping Bangers by the same producers as Wheeler Dealers. This episode will be shown at 9 p.m. on 18th May on Blaze Channel (Sky and Freeview). Let’s hope they do us proud.
Anyone got a recording of this by any chance?
I have the recording, I've posted it in a Facebook group (Volvo 480) some time ago.
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Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:45 am

brinkie wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:22 am
Martin63 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Joe S wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:18 am
The restoration of K160 HAU was made for Flipping Bangers by the same producers as Wheeler Dealers. This episode will be shown at 9 p.m. on 18th May on Blaze Channel (Sky and Freeview). Let’s hope they do us proud.
Anyone got a recording of this by any chance?
I have the recording, I've posted it in a Facebook group (Volvo 480) some time ago.
Thanks. Any chance that you might be able to repost it again please? I did have a look on the Facebook group but couldn't spot it.

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:26 am

dragonflyjewels wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:54 pm
It's on dailymotion.com

Thanks! Probably the 480 version that I would like the most. I love that colour combination. Could only spot the dubbed French version of the programme but I will keep looking.

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by brinkie » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:31 am

Martin63 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:45 am
Thanks. Any chance that you might be able to repost it again please? I did have a look on the Facebook group but couldn't spot it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5381186 ... 1161056516
Robert.

Present cars: 1994 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Vase Green, 2010 Volvo V70 2.0F Momentum Mystic Silver
Past: 1981 Talbot-Matra Murena 2.2 Rouge Mephisto, 1995 Volvo 480 GT 2.0i Paris Blue

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:45 am

brinkie wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:31 am
Martin63 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:45 am
Thanks. Any chance that you might be able to repost it again please? I did have a look on the Facebook group but couldn't spot it.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/5381186 ... 1161056516

Thanks Robert!!

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:34 am

But watch it while taking everything they say with a pinch of salt!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

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

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by Martin63 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:00 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:34 am
But watch it while taking everything they say with a pinch of salt!
Will do!

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Re: 480 Restoration on TV

Post by MisterH » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:22 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:34 am
But watch it while taking everything they say with a pinch of salt!
Yeah I got the impression they were perhaps pushing things very optimistically, only saw their Bx Gti episode: in love with the car but some of the numbers were eyebrow raising to say the least...
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