So here you have it: a long wanted new interior for my 544. Comes from Sweden and is still made new for several classic cars. It wasn't easy to install. You need much time and patience. But it's worth every penny and every hour!

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The paintjob of the Volvo PV 544 is finished. I am very pleased with the result. I can recommend the guys who accomplished this: Thema in Stompwijk.

It was time to get the PV544 (from 1961) repainted. It has been sitting for more than 20 years in storage without any maintenance. The paint was so dull and I couldn't get it to shine again. So I invited some paint shops to make an offer.

Now, the car is under treatment. The job started in august 2016 and will take several months to complete. I will get this post updated every now and then.

Most of the body, mud guards, doors, hood etc. have the paint be removed and a primer sprayed on.

 

I recently noticed that the rubber windows scraper on the moulding of the left rear door was loose.

As I had a spare one, I thought I could simply replace it. It proved wrong. Removing was easy, but getting the replacement on was a struggle. I had to dismantle the inner door- and windows handles, upholstery and window rail. The upholstery hardboard was very wet and broken and the rail was rusted.

So I ordered them through the Webshop of the Classic Volvo Owners club. They arrived after a day or two. Replacement was quite straightforward. For the upholsterypanel I had to shorten the staples I had from 6 to 3 mm. Using a sidecutter cutting 3 staples at once proved to be the easiests way.

I also put some plastic sheet between the door and the upholstery panel to keep the water out.