1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:29 pm

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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by dragonflyjewels » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:53 pm

Not surprised it went on flickr - looking SO different now to the sad and sorry state it was in when you bought it.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:12 am

OMFG! Geek alert! I got its original launch car registration number back!
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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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jifflemon » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Thats excellent news James!

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:30 pm

Brilliant !! Well done.
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by MisterH » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:08 pm

Congratulations! Another piece of the puzzle comes together
Current Jobs to do (12/9/20):
Fix Central Locking
Bodywork
Suspension creaking below 40mph

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by brinkie » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:44 pm

D101 DWP doesn't look like a vanity plate to me, how can a car be re-registered on a different plate, both D-reg?
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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:56 pm

brinkie wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:44 pm
D101 DWP doesn't look like a vanity plate to me, how can a car be re-registered on a different plate, both D-reg?
It had a private plate (A1 JOO) on in its early life, inbetween D828 CPV and D101 DWP. When A1 JOO came off, the DVLA's policy was to give the car a random age-appropriate plate rather than its original. It was probably just easier for them. 

Thankfully I think they now give the originals number back as a matter of course but in the '90's things were different.

I got them to check their records and sent the paperwork for the private plate which I found in the history to make things a little easier for them.

All it took was a nice letter, I'm pleasantly surprised! 
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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:30 pm

Brilliant news... something involving DVLA actually made sense!

Now you need some period, pre-2001 font plates with "VOLVO press office" at the bottom!

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:36 am

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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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:59 am

It's been a while since I've updated this but much has happened. 

New rear lights (slight crack on R/H one but I'll have to live with that for now) and new rear bumper bar installed along with all heat shields underneath being off for powder coating.‎ Picture above showing off lights and number plate (for the obsessive amongst you, I've changed the yellow screw cover to a black one on the 'V'!)

The new bumper bar is great, being corrosion free and now synthetic, but does require some work to make it fit. We went for Riv Nuts to hold the brackets. As the tow hook fits on to here, I don't think this car should ever tow anything ever again as it's not steel! In fact I might remove it. The car sits a little higher at the rear now with this weight removed.

The rear end has had a few little welds in the boot area and also had the hole filled in on the L/H wheel arch and below the rear lights  which must be stone chips that got out of hand. It will go to a proper body shop for the arches but for now it looks pretty good.‎

Much improved window scrapers installed. Not the best but certainly better than the horrors that were on before!‎

I have been away so much and when I've back recently‎ I've been away on a training course in my old camper van-- living the dream and about to do the same again for 3 weeks! So the Volvo hasn't been out so much but on its few trips out it has been magnificent. ‎ I might take it down to Southampton soon for a good run and to visit Keith.

I must change the spark plugs today and see if it sorts the occasional running-on problem.‎

For the future, it is basically mechanically new but I have to do a few jobs:

1. Send instrument cluster to Mssr. Brink as the odomoter has recently stopped counting and I think it needs a bit of solder reflowing on the Info Centre connector (intermittently unable to select left side information)

2. Repair interior light loom with spare supplied from member on here

3. Install cruise control (yes, you read that right, I got offered a set and couldn't resist!)

4. Convince myself that I need to spend silly money at the body shop. That decision to be taken at the end of the month. 

5. ‎Sit patiently for the May meet, which can't come soon enough!

6. Install some decent speakers and wire in rear cubby hole ones. Right now it's sounds horrific!‎


There have been lots of good updates on here and I need to catch up on the forum and respond to them. Particularly good are the selection of new cars!‎
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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jifflemon » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:27 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:59 am
3. Install cruise control (yes, you read that right, I got offered a set and couldn't resist!)
Hate you! :rofl:

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by dcwalker » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:41 am

jifflemon wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:27 am
jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:59 am
3. Install cruise control (yes, you read that right, I got offered a set and couldn't resist!)
Hate you! :rofl:
Likewise - the dream accessory! :rofl:

All sounds excellent stuff though James - looking forward to seeing it in May

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by Norm57 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:54 am

While I was without a 480 in my life (sad). I used to browse the forum to keep up to date with the latest news and finds.I must say you have done a fantastic job with the launch car it is a real credit to you and shows what can be achieved with time and dedication and I guess now a much smaller bank balance! Great work hope to see it in May

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by MisterH » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:02 am

That is looking superb! Really well done, a credit to your skill and passion!
Current Jobs to do (12/9/20):
Fix Central Locking
Bodywork
Suspension creaking below 40mph

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by Alan 480 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:51 pm

MisterH wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:02 am
That is looking superb! Really well done, a credit to your skill and passion!
wot he said :D
Alan

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by dragonflyjewels » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:32 pm

Perhaps you should post a before and after photo next to each other, the difference is just incredible. And yeah, we're dead jealous of the cruise control....
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo

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Re: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:06 am

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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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:07 am

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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: 1987 480 ES Project -- D-reg, 2nd oldest in UK

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:07 am

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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