Also still busy with the diff. It has been painted and many parts zinc plated. I lost most of the pictures I made when disassembling so it takes some time to figure out how it needs to go back together again.
The LH side has new bearings and seals and the backplate is back on. I am waiting on some more new parts, bearing kit for the RH side and new brake shoes. I also have new pinion seal, brake drums and one new hub (I destroyed a hub and drum during a failed attempt to remove them with the wrong puller).
When the other bearing kit is in I need to figure out how to shim the axles.
The front suspension is assembled. I also started with the calipers for cleaning and painting, but the pistons are stuck, so I need to sort that out.
Now starting with rebuilding the rear diff. I’ve allready painted the axle, but I’m not completely satisfied with the result so possibly I’l do it again.
Taillight, window frames and some other small damages repaired.
Front window frame.
Started cleaning the lower side of the body with a heat blower it comes off oke, but it’s time consuming and messy.
This took about 30 mins, I did some more but still lots to do.
I placed the car in the restoration stand today and it works okay. It´s a very basic rotisserie and it was originally built to fit an Amazon, but a 1800S is almost the same so it was a almost direct fit. The car is now back on its wheels again because the stand needs to be strengthened, I found some bad welds.
Just enough ground clearance.
I have this sitting in my bookshelf for a long time now and I rediscovered it again. It is a compilation written by one of my favorite (dutch) writers: Martin Bril. Sadly, he died in 2009 which makes it a bit more special. It’s written in Dutch, so this probably won’t be very interesting for international visitors visiting this site.
Martin Bril liked and drove Volvo’s. He wrote some nice columns mentioning these cars over the years and these columns where collected and put together in this book.
Dear Martin, I hope you are still driving you’re Volvo wherever you may be.