1998 V70 Xc From The Beginning... to the End


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Moving along with the floor... sanded the epoxy seams, ground back the rivets, primed & ready to caulk 

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caulked - & final primer inside & out

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Seam is reasonably concealed on this side. I think once the (3M) Rocker Schutz & Undercoat are applied it will be invisible 

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had time to get first layer of top coat on the inside

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also made a housing for the power window relay mod - I used 900 series relay sockets - 

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based on this type retainer 

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Worked out a That thread has all the gory details of my mis-measurements since I built the support before I took the car apart. This is the revised plumbing overview overall supp

Wagon (shell) is being towed away tomorrow   

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I’m impressed you’re getting so much done this time of year! Looks like the floor repair came out really well, it’s barely noticeable in the last photos you posted. 

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20 hours ago, Zappo said:

Nice work.  I need to do the power window relays for my spider.

Does it have the same issue - circuit load carried by the switches? The windows are slow to operate without this mod - now they move in a more sprightly fashion.

 

8 hours ago, andyb5 said:

I’m impressed you’re getting so much done this time of year! Looks like the floor repair came out really well, it’s barely noticeable in the last photos you posted. 

 Thank you - it's been tough with the cold - laying on the floor of the garage sucks - even though I'm using several sheets of heavy cardboard, & tarp under that. With the paint, I have to work quick (with respirator) & then get out before the fumes get bad.

More paint 

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Removed the Rad/Fans/AC condenser to replace the damaged condenser

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I'd like to have added a Volvo fan - but just no room to make it work

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Cut slots to add side vents like a Volvo setup (took the flaps from my old V70 fan shroud)

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New condenser attached

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cleaned up the rad well

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Adding a VW two-temp fan switch

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Will use the 850/V70 fan relay - wired similar to this, just low speed to one fan & full speed to the other, since I don't have 2-speed fan motors

 

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Need to add a another fuse/relay panel up front to run the headlights, fans, etc.,

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4 hours ago, lookforjoe said:

Does it have the same issue - circuit load carried by the switches? The windows are slow to operate without this mod - now they move in a more sprightly fashion.

 

I am sure the full load goes through the switches.  In the spider, almost all ignition power runs through the ignition switch.  This was fine in the early 70's, but Fiat never changed the setup as they added more power hungry accessories. 

I added a relay setup on the wipers about 6 months ago and now they function like normal wiper speed; first time in the 20+ years I have owned the car.  :)

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