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I have been talking with the guys at Borton Volvo about installing the aluminum interior trim from a V70 R into my 1998 C70 (they say it will work at least). Has anyone taken on this task? If so how much of a pain in the arse am I setting myself up for, and what kind of difficulties can I expect (any special tools I should have before starting)?
 

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Re: Aluminum interior trim. (5-speedc70)

I have it in my C70 and love it to no-end! The previous owner had it installed but I've since taken it out and re-done most of the work since the last person that was in there obviously had no pride in workmanship! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The task is not so easy since you really need to be comfortable with on the spot modifications...the trim is not a perfect fit every time and may need a little trimming or felt-tape or different fastener style to keep rattles and squeaks from ruining your ride.<p>The aluminum is HOT! I love it and want to do this to my wife's car; however it is not as durable as the plastic or wood. One wrong move with a screwdriver or Mont Blanc pen and you have a dent! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Also, you will need to make a piece to match your rear console...there is no piece from the factory kit that I know of...so you will have an odd piece in the rear if you don't make a cover of sorts.<p>Anyhow, good luck with it. You are going with a nice touch and will like it as long as you're careful.<p>Cheers,<br>Prospero
 

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Re: Aluminum interior trim. (Prospero)

Thanks Prospero!!!! <p>Do you have any suggestions for that piece in the back? What did you do?
 

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Re: Aluminum interior trim. (5-speedc70)

My pleasure to help.<p>I have done nothing with the piece in back...yet. I'm tempted to attempt aluminum veneer at some point...but lack inspiration at the moment. Too much going on for me to even get started on little things that need to be done...<p>Another option will be to hit it with aluminum paint, brushed on to look...well brushed followed by a layer of clear and then matt (couldn't resist) finish.<p>Cheers,<br>Prospero (Matt)
 

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Re: Aluminum interior trim. (Prospero)

I was thinking about finding a machine shop to make a mold off the original piece and have them cast a new one in aluminum and brush finish it.......I'll let you know how much that will cost (probably ALOT).<p>Honestly I think your painting idea is more economical, and probably will look pretty good.<p>I've seen some vaneer sets on ebay....I wouldn't want to do the dash like that but it might be okay for that one back piece.
 

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Re: Aluminum interior trim. (5-speedc70)

I'm planning on using the original pieces I current have (which is the C70 pattern aluminum) and painting those Volvo titanium gray (932) so whoever successfully removes all and installs the new pieces please take pics and a write up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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5speed- have you ordered the trim yet? If so how much did Borton volvo charge? I've been searching and the local dealership is trying to get around $450 for the 3 parts. thanks
 

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I haven't ordered yet but here is the quote that Paul at Borton Volvo gave me:<br> 1) 9481850 trim $51.35 (glovebox) <br> 2) 9481569 panel $159.93 (tunnel console)<br> 3) 9204157 panel $97.69 (center console)<br> shipping via UPS ground $18.50
 

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There are also real carbon pieces from the C70 collection (MY '05), but they are expensive...<p>You have to take out the dash partially to remove them.
 

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You have to remove the dash for ANY factory dash trim piece
 

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I am planning to make the switch pretty soon. If anyone has or could create a brief list of tips or directions that would be crucial . thanks guys
 
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