I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)

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Re: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)

Post by MisterH » Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:16 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:13 pm
GCooper wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:14 pm
I wonder if the front end of a 480 could be modified to fit a 440 🤔
I guess it would be possible. As Jeff says, the 440 front end is longer. However, the engine subframe is the same and the engine compartment has the same front end to it as far as where the radiator sits etc. The longer nose where the bumper and headlights are is largely all open space inside.

The only issue, as I see it, would be whether the inner wings are the same - I suspect they don't slope as much, so some re-designing would be required to fit 480 wings.

I'm now busy trying to imagine what it would look like!

David
Well remember when the Cavalier Mk1 was created by sticking a Manta front end on an Ascona body? I imagine it would be similar...
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Re: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)

Post by Alan 480 » Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:46 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:13 pm
GCooper wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:14 pm
I wonder if the front end of a 480 could be modified to fit a 440 🤔
I guess it would be possible. As Jeff says, the 440 front end is longer. However, the engine subframe is the same and the engine compartment has the same front end to it as far as where the radiator sits etc. The longer nose where the bumper and headlights are is largely all open space inside.

The only issue, as I see it, would be whether the inner wings are the same - I suspect they don't slope as much, so some re-designing would be required to fit 480 wings.

I'm now busy trying to imagine what it would look like!

David
inner wings, waht about top of scuttle, you need to get two apart and then try the 440 wingg onto the 480 to see how much had to be removed?
bonnet is more 'clam shell' on the 480
and what about DVLA.. . . . . .. :?
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Re: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)

Post by dcwalker » Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:17 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:46 pm
dcwalker wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 5:13 pm
GCooper wrote:
Thu Jan 27, 2022 1:14 pm
I wonder if the front end of a 480 could be modified to fit a 440 🤔
I guess it would be possible. As Jeff says, the 440 front end is longer. However, the engine subframe is the same and the engine compartment has the same front end to it as far as where the radiator sits etc. The longer nose where the bumper and headlights are is largely all open space inside.

The only issue, as I see it, would be whether the inner wings are the same - I suspect they don't slope as much, so some re-designing would be required to fit 480 wings.

I'm now busy trying to imagine what it would look like!

David
inner wings, waht about top of scuttle, you need to get two apart and then try the 440 wingg onto the 480 to see how much had to be removed?
bonnet is more 'clam shell' on the 480
and what about DVLA.. . . . . .. :?
Well, although I have both models of car to hand I am not trying it!

Scuttle I think would be ok...as for DVLA, I doubt they'd be too impressed...

David
Current: 1994 480 GT & 1997 440LE with lots of optional extras
Previous: Celebration 331 (re-homed with Richard S), 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: I have strayed (well, technically only very slightly...)

Post by GCooper » Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:41 am

The new Volvo 470 limited edition

It would be an interesting project
1994 GT

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