1973 Volvo 1800ES

Apr. 29, 2019
Apr. 29, 2019
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Apr. 13, 2019
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Jan. 28, 2019
Jan. 28, 2019
About This Kool Project

My new to me 1973 Volvo 1800ES. I rescued it after having sat outside for at least a decade. Now Ill be restoring and modifying the car. 

 

Apr. 29, 2019

It shouldn't be too surprising that a car that sat outside for at least a decade, has rust. All the same my heart sunk just a little bit to poke into a little bubble and have my pick fly straight through into rust and the back side of my trunk panels. It shouldn't be too bad to repair and the metal panels are avaible for a decent price. So I will be able to patch it just fine. I am afraid of what lurks under the paint elsewhere though. This is just a small patch of badly laid body filler. I know that it goes up a lot higher on the quarter panel (which is also available but not at a friendly price). Right now I'm hopefull that its like the hood in that the actual dent was large but the body tech knew enough that they need to feather their filler but went to an extreme. 

 

This week I've just been plotting out my body work plans. I just bought some metal fabrication tools and I'm looking forward to getting to practice with them and remake some of the sheet metal panels around the car. 

I am leaning pretty heavy on having the whole car sandblasted. Itd just save so much time that I could just devote to getting the metal work perfect. 

 

 

In other news I found some new brake calipers about 20 minutes after posting last. I'm very excited to have these in hand finally. I'm not sure if Ill be using them as soon as I thought before but at least I have them. Even if I don't make it to my goal of driving the car this summer Ill be able to  paint them and have them ready when reassembly starts.

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