v70 door skins

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Ed, May 21, 2004.

  1. Ed

    Ed Guest

    Someone has put a dent in my 2002 v70 driver's door and driver's side
    passenger door with their bumper. The local body shop tells me that both
    doors will need to be re-skined or replaced, but they don't know if
    Volvo do door skins or not. Does anyone here know?

    Thanks
    Ed
     
    Ed, May 21, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Why both doors? (i.e. why replace the undamaged one too?)

    Tim..
     
    Guest, May 21, 2004
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  3. [ Tim (Remove NOSPAM.] (Fri, 21 May 2004 17:22:30 +0000 (UTC)):
    Doesn't it say "dent" in the "drivers door _and_ drivers site passenger
    door" ? ;)
     
    Svein Tore Sølvik, May 21, 2004
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  4. Ed

    Guest Guest


    So it does! oops!

    Tim..
     
    Guest, May 21, 2004
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    G Klein Guest

    Yes Volvo does sell just the door skins the body shop will be able to
    determine if just the skins are needed or the whole door

    --
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    The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
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    as I live,
    nor should any American.
    "Mow Green"
     
    G Klein, May 21, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    I'd be happier with used doors as opposed to new door skins. Often
    bodyshops don't rust protect their work properly, resulting in rust
    around the edges of the doors. Have you ever seen a car with 3 good
    doors and one really rusty? Chances are it's because that one door skin
    was replaced a few years before.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
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    Mike F, May 25, 2004
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  7. Ed

    Ed Guest

    Mike,

    Interesting comment. I sort of assumed that it would all be
    galvanised and there would be no rust problems. My insurer
    states that the work will be guaranteed for as long as I own
    the car. I don't know how that would work out in practice though.
    I'm interested as to exactly how the skins are attached onto the
    existing frame. Does the dented section just get patched, or is
    the entire door chopped round the edge.
    The estimate for the work is about £1200(UKP), just for a little
    dent in two doors!

    Cheers
    Ed
     
    Ed, May 25, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    The skins would be galvanized (or have some form of zinc coating), but
    that coating gets damaged where welding takes place. I'm not sure just
    how much welding would be involved, but I'd bet that there'd be a fair
    amount. Asking the body shop would be the best idea.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
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    Mike F, May 25, 2004
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    G Klein Guest

    The door skins are bonded to the original metal not welded
    Glenn

    --
    "*-344-*Never Forgotten"
    Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September 11,2001.
    The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
    aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as long
    as I live,
    nor should any American.
    "Mow Green"
     
    G Klein, May 26, 2004
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    Mike F Guest

    Originally, yes. However how the bodyshop will attach the replacement
    one is the concern. Sometimes there just is no substitute for factory
    controlled conditions and the expensive, single purpose tooling that
    does this sort of job.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    NOTE: new address!!
    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, May 26, 2004
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