The front suspension is assembled now with all the painted and new parts and it looks very clean. I’m also working to rebuild the calipers for cleaning and painting, but the pistons are stuck. So I need to sort that out. And I’m still a bit in doubt if I use the old and good, but a bit rusty discs or find new ones.
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. Pics of some heavy duty cut&saw metalwork is soon to follow.
Front window frame, unfortenately the picture focussed on the background so it is a bit blurr.
As Jerry would say. This is a very very small update, I was in doubt if I had to put it on this site, but I like to make updates so here it is anyway lol 😉
As the stand has to be repaired first, I placed the car on some stone blocks and started scraping. With a heat blower gun it comes off pretty easy, but it’s a messy job.
This took about 30 mins, I did some more but still lots to do. To be continued!
I placed the car in the restoration stand today and it works okay. It was originally built to fit on a 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, there are some bad welds which need repair.
Just enough ground clearance.
I have this sitting in my bookshelf for a long time now, but I rediscovered it again this week and I would like to share this. It is a compilation written by one of my favorite (dutch) writers: Martin Bril. Sadly, he died in 2009 and so making this book extra 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 beautiful columns about these cars over the years and these columns where collected and put together in this book. His writing style was different, full with humor and self mockery. A quote of a piece he wrote two years before his death:
“Zolang we maar bewegen, de Volvo en ik, zo lang leven we”
“As long as we are moving, the Volvo and I, this long we will live”
Dear Martin, I hope you are still moving, wherever you may be.