480 cabriolet/ open top

Discussion in 'Volvo 480' started by Sammy, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy Guest

    Hi all

    I started up my old 480 today after a 9 month
    on-the-drive-period-of-neglect. It's been freezing or wet here for most of
    those months. Anyway, it started first time and ran *very* nicely. Almost no
    evidence of my neglect to be seen or heard except that the rear wheel arches
    need a little more attention than before.

    What's prompted me to post this is that when I bought my 480 (just over a
    year ago), I kind of planned to convert it to something like the original
    (not manufactured) concept cabriolet.

    Has anyone here done it?

    The reality is that I'll probably never get around to it but I'd be
    delighted to hear from anyone who has.

    Actually I might get round to it but not untill 2006 ;-(

    regards
    Sammy

    PS see my next post re. 480 wheel arches :-(.
     
    Sammy, Jul 21, 2004
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  2. Sammy

    Peter Milnes Guest

    Yes an Englishman has done it and made a very neat job of it. It was used as one
    of the prototypes by Volvo. He is based in Polesworth near Tamworth,
    Staffordshire, UK. It is finished in a mid blue colour.

    Cheers, Peter.

    : Hi all
    :
    : I started up my old 480 today after a 9 month
    : on-the-drive-period-of-neglect. It's been freezing or wet here for most of
    : those months. Anyway, it started first time and ran *very* nicely. Almost no
    : evidence of my neglect to be seen or heard except that the rear wheel arches
    : need a little more attention than before.
    :
    : What's prompted me to post this is that when I bought my 480 (just over a
    : year ago), I kind of planned to convert it to something like the original
    : (not manufactured) concept cabriolet.
    :
    : Has anyone here done it?
    :
    : The reality is that I'll probably never get around to it but I'd be
    : delighted to hear from anyone who has.
    :
    : Actually I might get round to it but not untill 2006 ;-(
    :
    : regards
    : Sammy
    :
    : PS see my next post re. 480 wheel arches :-(.
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Jul 21, 2004
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  3. Sammy

    Sammy Guest

    Hi Peter

    Thanks for the reply. Do you know any of his details that you could let me
    have? Just to look at pictures and maybe ask for tips: I think it'll be a
    massive job.

    all the best
    Sammy
     
    Sammy, Jul 21, 2004
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  4. Sammy

    Peter Milnes Guest

    Hi Sammy, he runs C.P.Motors, an independent Volvo specialist. They have a
    website, URL is http://www.cpmotors-volvo.co.uk and can be e-mailed on
    He also is modding a 740 to two door with large V8,
    radiators in the boot (trunk), big arches and large wheels for the dragstrip. It
    is very impressive so far.

    Cheers, Peter.
    :
    :
    : >
    : > : > : Hi all
    : > :
    : > : I started up my old 480 today after a 9 month
    : > : on-the-drive-period-of-neglect. It's been freezing or wet here for most
    : of
    : > : those months. Anyway, it started first time and ran *very* nicely.
    : Almost no
    : > : evidence of my neglect to be seen or heard except that the rear wheel
    : arches
    : > : need a little more attention than before.
    : > :
    : > : What's prompted me to post this is that when I bought my 480 (just over
    : a
    : > : year ago), I kind of planned to convert it to something like the
    : original
    : > : (not manufactured) concept cabriolet.
    : > :
    : > : Has anyone here done it?
    : > :
    : > : The reality is that I'll probably never get around to it but I'd be
    : > : delighted to hear from anyone who has.
    : > :
    : > : Actually I might get round to it but not untill 2006 ;-(
    : > :
    : > : regards
    : > : Sammy
    : > :
    : > : PS see my next post re. 480 wheel arches :-(.
    : > :
    :
    : : > Yes an Englishman has done it and made a very neat job of it. It was used
    : as one
    : > of the prototypes by Volvo. He is based in Polesworth near Tamworth,
    : > Staffordshire, UK. It is finished in a mid blue colour.
    : >
    : > Cheers, Peter.> :
    : >
    : Hi Peter
    :
    : Thanks for the reply. Do you know any of his details that you could let me
    : have? Just to look at pictures and maybe ask for tips: I think it'll be a
    : massive job.
    :
    : all the best
    : Sammy
    :
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Jul 22, 2004
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  5. Sammy

    Sammy Guest

    Thanks Peter, I've looked at the website and I'll drop him a line later.

    all the best
    Sammy
     
    Sammy, Jul 23, 2004
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    Niclas Guest

    Niclas, Jul 30, 2004
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