Mud flaps

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Ben C
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Mud flaps

Post by Ben C » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:29 pm

Does anyone know where I can find the correct mudflaps to fit my 93 ES 2.0? Im looking for original Volvo ones preferably. Are the 440 flaps the same size?

dcwalker
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Re: Mud flaps

Post by dcwalker » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm

Like most things for the 480 genuine mudflaps are unobtainable unless you happen to chance on someone breaking a car with them fitted. Often removing them causes the metal strips on them (which will already be well rusted) to crumble away as well...

440/460 mudflaps were different - that said, I remember managing to adapt a set to fit a previous 480 I had many years ago. As far as I recall the main thing was having to drill fitting holes in slightly different places.

Good luck!

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 480 Celebration 467/480 (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

Alan 480
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Re: Mud flaps

Post by Alan 480 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:41 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Like most things for the 480 genuine mudflaps are unobtainable unless you happen to chance on someone breaking a car with them fitted. Often removing them causes the metal strips on them (which will already be well rusted) to crumble away as well...

440/460 mudflaps were different - that said, I remember managing to adapt a set to fit a previous 480 I had many years ago. As far as I recall the main thing was having to drill fitting holes in slightly different places.

Good luck!

David
I fitted 440/460 to front of 480 and they fitted OK, but an extra hole drilled through bottom edge of inner wing was required.

'Canon' universals on the rears and fitted quite well . . . .
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

Ben C
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Re: Mud flaps

Post by Ben C » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:19 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Like most things for the 480 genuine mudflaps are unobtainable unless you happen to chance on someone breaking a car with them fitted. Often removing them causes the metal strips on them (which will already be well rusted) to crumble away as well...

440/460 mudflaps were different - that said, I remember managing to adapt a set to fit a previous 480 I had many years ago. As far as I recall the main thing was having to drill fitting holes in slightly different places.

Good luck!

David
Thanks David I will soon adapt some I think now that I know there isnt an exact match

Ben C
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Re: Mud flaps

Post by Ben C » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:21 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:41 pm
dcwalker wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Like most things for the 480 genuine mudflaps are unobtainable unless you happen to chance on someone breaking a car with them fitted. Often removing them causes the metal strips on them (which will already be well rusted) to crumble away as well...

440/460 mudflaps were different - that said, I remember managing to adapt a set to fit a previous 480 I had many years ago. As far as I recall the main thing was having to drill fitting holes in slightly different places.

Good luck!

David
I fitted 440/460 to front of 480 and they fitted OK, but an extra hole drilled through bottom edge of inner wing was required.

'Canon' universals on the rears and fitted quite well . . . .
Many thanks Alan handy to know. I will order a set and adapt them

dekkb
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Re: Mud flaps

Post by dekkb » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:44 pm

To be honest, if you need to replace the shocks and springs, don't bother with them. I've just changed mine (exactly the same set up as Jifflemons)They just hit the floor every two minutes anyway. I'll be taking mine off tomorrow as they're just annoying now, I need to hold on to them for now but might be able to let them go over the winter.
Previous: 440 turbo ( broken with an impressive loud bang) 2008
Current: 1993 480 ES
2009 Subaru Legacy sportsback

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