I removed the wire loom from the car and its completely labeled now. Now I have to search for the correct wires, connectors etc etc. I’ve also removed even more parts. The car is almost completely empty now.
I removed the dash and labeled the wire loom, quite a job! The wire loom still has to be removed from the car, this is a bit difficult due to the small hole in the firewall through wich the loom has to be pulled. The wire loom I have to reproduce as it has been worn a bit at some places. This also will be a hell of a job, as I do not have this much experience in wiring.
I made some more room, the stripping process is going pretty fast as it is a not very difficult job. The most important thing is to make pictures and label everything. Removing the engine will be easy with this much space in the engine bay. I also did some labeling of the main wire loom.
Removed the fuel tank. No rust to be found here.
The doors are also stripped and removed. No rust to be found here.
Due to a tip on http://www.volvokv.nl I read that the shock towers of the front suspension are prone to cracking with higher mileages. I found that this car has allready been repaired, some welds are visible along with an extra reinforced piece of metal on top of the towers. Thats a good thing! But also a bit questionable. The ODO counter registered some 70.000 miles, do these shock towers crack at this mileage? Will the mistery unfold someday? Who knows..