Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

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Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by aidanmorris » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:03 pm

Hi all, recently had a clear out of my loft and found a box of 480 bits. Currently on eBay I’m listing:
1. Passenger side door pocket
2. Driver and passenger side speaker housings (no speakers though)
3.Rear load cover (not a roller one I’m afraid

I’ve also found what I can only describe as a Venetian blind! I remember this being fitted to my 480 when I bought it but it rattled terribly and annoyed the hell out of me so I removed it pronto. I think it’s all there but I seem to recall it had a few issues. I’ll list this shortly when I find some way of safely packaging it.
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Post by MisterH » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:10 pm

Was just thinking the other night how I would like a Venetian blind in my car, along with a boot cover that works
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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by dcwalker » Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 pm

MisterH wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:10 pm
Was just thinking the other night how I would like a Venetian blind in my car, along with a boot cover that works
Don't go there - I know it's very appealing in terms of collecting up as many accessories and options as possible (that's what I do!) but in this instance my advice is to read what aidanmorris said about it and give the blind a miss. There are enough rattles in a 480 without adding to then ten-fold, which is really all the blind achieved!!

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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by MisterH » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:07 am

dcwalker wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 pm
MisterH wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:10 pm
Was just thinking the other night how I would like a Venetian blind in my car, along with a boot cover that works
Don't go there - I know it's very appealing in terms of collecting up as many accessories and options as possible (that's what I do!) but in this instance my advice is to read what aidanmorris said about it and give the blind a miss. There are enough rattles in a 480 without adding to then ten-fold, which is really all the blind achieved!!

David
What other options should I keep an eye out for then :lol:

Yeah, its bad enough with the suspension squeaking and rattling as well, but I would like a boot cover as mine is currently broken, as two of the metal rings have popped out of their slots in the fabric...
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Post by Martin Mc » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:33 pm

I had a Venetian blind and cassette holder in my first 480, a lovely low mileage ES 1992 which I think died in 2011 :( Never quite got the hang of the blind and ended up selling it on eBay. Funky though, now I come to think about it.
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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by dcwalker » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:10 am

MisterH wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:07 am
dcwalker wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 pm
MisterH wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:10 pm
Was just thinking the other night how I would like a Venetian blind in my car, along with a boot cover that works
Don't go there - I know it's very appealing in terms of collecting up as many accessories and options as possible (that's what I do!) but in this instance my advice is to read what aidanmorris said about it and give the blind a miss. There are enough rattles in a 480 without adding to then ten-fold, which is really all the blind achieved!!

David
What other options should I keep an eye out for then :lol:

Yeah, its bad enough with the suspension squeaking and rattling as well, but I would like a boot cover as mine is currently broken, as two of the metal rings have popped out of their slots in the fabric...
Options - these were never extensive, but included mudflaps, cassette holder, cup-holder armrest, hard & carpet mats, locking wheel nuts, rigid boot liner, tow-bar, door-sill protectors, roller boot cover...(Sylvia has all my brochures at the moment so I can't check for a full list for you!)

You can also do a few upgrades that are in line with what Volvo originally did, or planned, or did on the other 400s - in my case illuminated window switches, footwell lights, illuminated side-marker lights in the rear side reflectors.

I have a good condition "standard" boot cover if you'd be interested? I'll see what they are going for on ebay and undercut to a reasonable price ;) ...let me know!

David
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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by MisterH » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:14 am

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:10 am
MisterH wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:07 am
dcwalker wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 pm


Don't go there - I know it's very appealing in terms of collecting up as many accessories and options as possible (that's what I do!) but in this instance my advice is to read what aidanmorris said about it and give the blind a miss. There are enough rattles in a 480 without adding to then ten-fold, which is really all the blind achieved!!

David
What other options should I keep an eye out for then :lol:

Yeah, its bad enough with the suspension squeaking and rattling as well, but I would like a boot cover as mine is currently broken, as two of the metal rings have popped out of their slots in the fabric...
Options - these were never extensive, but included mudflaps, cassette holder, cup-holder armrest, hard & carpet mats, locking wheel nuts, rigid boot liner, tow-bar, door-sill protectors, roller boot cover...(Sylvia has all my brochures at the moment so I can't check for a full list for you!)

You can also do a few upgrades that are in line with what Volvo originally did, or planned, or did on the other 400s - in my case illuminated window switches, footwell lights, illuminated side-marker lights in the rear side reflectors.

I have a good condition "standard" boot cover if you'd be interested? I'll see what they are going for on ebay and undercut to a reasonable price ;) ...let me know!

David
Thanks david, I may take you up on that, but what is the roller boot cover? The biggest issue I find with the Volvo is it's distinct lack of any privacy
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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:10 am

The roller boot cover is probably the best addition you can make to a 480! No more unclipping the original design. Its the same design you get in a lot of estate cars in that it is wound on a sprung sort of axle.

You need to drill two holes in to the plastic liners in the boot to mount the body, and when rolled out it latches to the two most aft and central existing clips on the car.

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Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:11 am

and here is the rattltastic venetian blind
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2003 Renault Avantime 3.0 V6 (Big Ren)
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Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
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F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:14 am

Arm rest with bottle holder. Makes changing gear difficult and applying the handbrake extra difficult. It is a nice addition on a long trip when you are in 5th gear for hours but best employed in an automatic I'd say. Saying that, I do have one and the extra height is nice day-to-day
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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: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by jamescarruthers » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:15 am

Casette box. Just steals space unless you are a casette lover. I'm certainly not.
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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: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by dcwalker » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:47 am

Thanks for identifying some of those James!

Interesting what you say about the arm-rest - I find it no problem at all, but then you are considerably taller than I am, so maybe since I imagine you have the seat further back that's why it gets in your way? In the 440 I have the fold down armrest and that's attached to the seat, and that DOES get in the way of the handbrake!

I think you're right about the roller cover. Ben, just make sure if you do find one for sale (they pop up every so often on ebay, or might be in a car that's being broken (especially a Celebration, in which they were standard) that the mounting brackets are also included. It's useless without them!!

Must admit I still play around with cassettes and like having the drawer unit thingy - if anyone has one rattling around they no longer want, btw, I'll happily give it a home (in the 440...)

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Post by dekkb » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:05 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:11 am
and here is the rattltastic venetian blind
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I don't care how awful this may sound I REALLLLLLLLLLY want one. I can soon turn the stereo up so I can't hear it :lol:
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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by aidanmorris » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:21 pm

So I've dug out the Venetian blind. I think its all there but one of the 'feet' has a break and has been super glued into position. The other foot seems fine. Also a number of the blinds themselves have nicks/marks. Afraid I have no idea how to post pictures but I'm going to list it on eBay this evening so plenty of photos will be posted there. I have no idea what its worth but would like to get a fair price so auctioning it seems the best way to go. Have also found yet another box of bits and pieces including a digital clock and a volts/oil pressure gauge and will be listing these as well.
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Post by dcwalker » Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:40 pm

Thanks for the heads-up Aidan; I shall watch ebay with interest.

Can I just flag up that the car known as R1 - the first of the (now) 3 that the club has rescued and is seeking to do up and rehome - is unexpectedly missing its voltmeter/oil pressure gauges (in it when first seen, removed by the time of collection). It is an early model and they should be there as standard. Perhaps you might see your way to contacting jifflemon about them (he has the car and is leading the work on it) and maybe giving him preference...? :D

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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by Alan 480 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:42 pm

jamescarruthers wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:14 am
Arm rest with bottle holder. Makes changing gear difficult and applying the handbrake extra difficult. It is a nice addition on a long trip when you are in 5th gear for hours but best employed in an automatic I'd say. Saying that, I do have one and the extra height is nice day-to-day
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I found the same, so it is now residing in loft. . . . it also rattled and was 'a little annoying' :wink:
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Post by Alan 480 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:44 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:47 am

Must admit I still play around with cassettes and like having the drawer unit thingy - if anyone has one rattling around they no longer want, btw, I'll happily give it a home (in the 440...)

David
sure one of these in loft as well. . . .
i don't think quite same design :?

no takers last time i offered :wink:
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Re: Passenger side door pocket, rear speaker housings, load cover and ‘Venetian blind’

Post by dcwalker » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:46 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:44 pm
dcwalker wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:47 am

Must admit I still play around with cassettes and like having the drawer unit thingy - if anyone has one rattling around they no longer want, btw, I'll happily give it a home (in the 440...)

David
sure one of these in loft as well. . . .
i don't think quite same design :?

no takers last time i offered :wink:
Don't remember...but I already have one in Lily so probably a case of not having a car to put it in at the time!

Be interested in it now though :D

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Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:05 pm

Pleased to say voltmeter/oil pressure gauges have been kindly donated to R1 - thank you !

Now if anyone has a set of early seats hanging around............
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