Blog for Davies’ Concept 780 Restauration project

Concept Build – Glass Out Rust About

Removing all the glass was an important next step and it revealed an answer to a mystery. Why was there so much rust and missing metal around the front and rear windshield?  The 780 was treated in Turin back in 1989 at the factory with one of the most technically sophisticated paint sealing and [...]

By |2020-11-16T15:24:24-06:00November 12th, 2020|780conceptcoupe|0 Comments

Concept Build – Wiring Wonderland!

The Concept 780 restoration team has added yet another element to this restoration- an upgrade to the Bosch LH2.4 fuel management system.  The B230FT "Redblock Turbos" came with the LH2.2 system in 1988-1989 but in 1990 they made a number of improvements including upgrading all 1990 and later models to the LH 2.4.  The 2.4 [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:35:42-06:00September 4th, 2020|780conceptcoupe|0 Comments

Concept Build – Engine Out!

After hours of work below and above the car we managed to get the engine (B230FT) and the transmission (AW71) out as one unit.  The Concept 780 had lived a good bit of its life with the third owner on the Pacific coast so there was a good bit of salt air pitting of [...]

By |2020-08-06T03:08:23-06:00August 5th, 2020|780conceptcoupe|0 Comments

Concept Build – Interior Disassembly

The process of removing the interior of a 780 down to the bare metal is no small task.  Volvo technicians back in the day often complained about having to work on the 780 because many of the interior parts were different than the 700 and 900 series of the day and they were easy to [...]

By |2020-07-27T17:02:10-06:00June 14th, 2020|780conceptcoupe|0 Comments