Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
08 Oct 2017
Well, you've probably noticed by now that things look a little different around here. You are a keen observer!

The whole site is new and that includes all of the software that drives this forum. With probably over 10,000 settings and hundreds of back-end programs trying to talk to one another, there are bound to be a few glitches that we haven't discovered yet. So, if you happen to stumble upon anything that just doesn't seem right, give us a shout and we'll try to sort it out.

Thanks for using the VCOA Forum and enjoy the new look!
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Question Body Repair Suggestions

Body Repair Suggestions 5 years 3 months ago #434

  • Schneb122S
  • Schneb122S's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 2
  • Thank you received: 0
I have a '62 122S 4DR. Haven't seen any at shows. Lots of slick 2Doors. Are there any of you sedate 4Door types out there? Does VCOA maintain a list of the number of types - model - year owned by members?
Just Curious!

I'm almost ready to commit buckets of bucks to attacking the rust and a complete body rehab. I've had “Viola” since 1964, second owner, lots of memories. Engine & running gear are in good shape. But her body is worn with bits of Pacific Northwest rust and dents. Most shops advise me to find a better shell. But hey! This is my gal. How could I part with ‘Viola’ for someone else's body!.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Body Repair Suggestions 5 years 3 months ago #435

  • gdill3
  • gdill3's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 1019
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 87

Schneb122S wrote: I have a '62 122S 4DR. Haven't seen any at shows. Lots of slick 2Doors. Are there any of you sedate 4Door types out there? Does VCOA maintain a list of the number of types - model - year owned by members?
Just Curious!

I'm almost ready to commit buckets of bucks to attacking the rust and a complete body rehab. I've had “Viola” since 1964, second owner, lots of memories. Engine & running gear are in good shape. But her body is worn with bits of Pacific Northwest rust and dents. Most shops advise me to find a better shell. But hey! This is my gal. How could I part with ‘Viola’ for someone else's body!.


Welcome to the Forum, Ed.

Viola's oxidated body parts are easily replaced as ready-to-fit sheet metal and trim are available.

The big item is primary chassis box sections and suspension mounting points - these areas must be solid.

Given your nearly 50-year bond with this classic Amazon it appears Viola is up for a full rehab.

If needed, we can link you to parts suppliers and how-to sites specific to your restoration.

BTW, my first Volvo was a '62 122S 4-door sedan purchased for $250 in Jan 1969.

George Dill

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Body Repair Suggestions 5 years 3 months ago #436

  • Schneb122S
  • Schneb122S's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 2
  • Thank you received: 0
George, Thanks for the input.
I'm currently building a list of body parts I need and looking at Vintage Import Parts (Pt.Roberts, WA) for source, or a possible parts car in better condition than Viola!

Another Question.
Does the "ipd" Anti-Sway Bar worth the expense and effort on a 122S. Figure that the time to install is when the body is torn apart.

Ed

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Re: Body Repair Suggestions 5 years 3 months ago #437

  • gdill3
  • gdill3's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 1019
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 87

Schneb122S wrote: George, Thanks for the input.
I'm currently building a list of body parts I need and looking at Vintage Import Parts (Pt.Roberts, WA) for source, or a possible parts car in better condition than Viola!

Another Question.
Does the "ipd" Anti-Sway Bar worth the expense and effort on a 122S. Figure that the time to install is when the body is torn apart.

Ed


Let us know what Volvo parts you are about to purchase so we can share possible (alternate) sources.

A salvage 122 4-door with little/no rust would be a tough find today.

The ipd sway bars will indeed take much of the "door-handle turns" lean from Viola and most folks include new poly suspension bushes and shocks with the bar install.

These improvement may also change other ride characteristics which have endeared you to Viola.

George Dill

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
  • Not Allowed: to create new topic.
  • Not Allowed: to reply.
  • Not Allowed: to add attachements.
  • Not Allowed: to edit your message.
Time to create page: 0.821 seconds

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.