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Just bought a multi-owner 05 V50 T5 FWD. It has a few issues I'm sorting first before I start to "personalize" it.

It comes with...

1.One leaking radiator hose (after a full service )
2. One leaky shaft boot. Does the MK2 Focus driveshafts fit the V50? Roll bars?
3. Roof rust (The dreaded screen one - New roof skin is $800 so lets hope it's salvageable, and
4. A left wing mirror that doesn't work and a right one that seems to have hiccups when adjusting. Are the facelift mirrors any bigger? Can you swap em out because the 05's are tiny.

Any advice for a Volvo newb?

PS: First "mod" was removing the foam and glue the previous owners used to stick down the plates :mad: Essentially been there since 05!


The Steed

https://www.dropbox.com/s/boe3ucg5c6exrdb/Photo%202019-04-25%2C%2006%2004%2015.jpg?dl=0

Top foam layer loosened/melted with Castrol DWF; I'd normally use WD40 to loosen the glue but didn't have any laying around.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvzznw9smq6ceus/Photo 2019-05-25, 13 55 58.jpg?dl=0

The glue carnage. Soaked it in DWF for 30 min and removed with finger nail.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/293ccznr43sac1s/Photo 2019-05-25, 13 56 20.jpg?dl=0

Done and dusted! There are some annoying (small) scratches where the previous owners started trying to take it off but otherwise I'm pretty happy.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xoqaze0826ieq1z/Photo 2019-05-25, 16 29 00.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kie4uvvvabdzz84/Photo 2019-05-25, 16 33 02.jpg?dl=0
 

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Just my .02 - why don't you get the roof vinyl'd - as long as the rust is under it, it would remain sealed and not spread further unless you live in a bad humidity/salty area. Would be cheap and easy to do given the location. Would also be good for a plastidip spray and you could peel it off when you're ready to deal with the bodywork requirements.
 
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