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1971 Volvo P1800

  • Year: 1971
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: P1800
  • Type: Coupe
  • Exterior Color: Orange
  • Interior Color: Tan
  • Mileage:

Our customer purchased this 1971 Volvo P1800 about four years ago. She owned a very similar one during her college years and was ready for another one. We will be performing body work and complete paint, trim restoration and misc. mechanical repairs.

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TIMELINE

 
 
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Upon arrival

When it arrived it was in need of a new paint job, body work and miscellaneous mechanical work.

 
 
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Disassembly

We began by removing the trim pieces to get the whole car ready for body work.

 
 
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Beginning the body work

The body work began on the panels that didn't need rust repair.

 
 
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Sandblasting

Areas of the car that needed rust repair were promptly sandblasted.

 
 
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New metal

Areas that were damaged with rust were rough but new metal was in store.

 
 
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Finishing the body work

After all the new metal was in place, welds finished, and body work complete it was finally ready for primer.

 
 
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Primer applied

Primer was sprayed on the body and was being prepared for sanding.

 
 
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Sanding the primer

We sanded the primer layer down to create a perfect surface for the paint to be applied to.

 
 
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Beginning of painting

Certain pieces that were black underneath were repainted as well.

 
 
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Detailing

After the car was painted all of the pieces were sanded once more then buffed to reveal that mirror shine!

 
 
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Chrome refinished

All the chrome was taken off to be refinished. It is now ready to go back on the car.

 
 
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All done

The car was reassembled and was finally done!

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