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I am about to have the car stripped but I have a few things I need to remove but don't want to destroy them in the process. My 68 has a weird setup where the coil is connected to the ignition swithch via large steel wrapped cable. It has to be disconnected some way but It isn't obvious to me. Any ideas or advice are welcome.

The second thing has to do with the front and rear window trim. how do you take it off so that I can remove the window? I don't plan on using it when the car gets put back together but it would give me that option if I change my mind. My intent right now is to put flush mount glass in.
 

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The coil and ignition switch come out in one piece. Ignition coil is screwed into the firewall, the ignition switch has a bracket on the back and look under the dash at the barrell casing. From behind, at about 1-2 o'clock, you will see a small tab sticking through a hole in the casing. Its only a tiny little stud but that is what keeps the barell in the casing. If I remember correctly key has to be in the on position, depress this tab and remove the tumbler. Gdill will probably know for certain.
This may help http://http://volvoenthusiastsclub.co.uk/buyersguides/p1800/hints/electric.htm

It's very hard to remove the chrome window trim without kinking it, particularly if the rubber is dry/hardened. Take it slow

I am about to have the car stripped but I have a few things I need to remove but don't want to destroy them in the process. My 68 has a weird setup where the coil is connected to the ignition swithch via large steel wrapped cable. It has to be disconnected some way but It isn't obvious to me. Any ideas or advice are welcome.

The second thing has to do with the front and rear window trim. how do you take it off so that I can remove the window? I don't plan on using it when the car gets put back together but it would give me that option if I change my mind. My intent right now is to put flush mount glass in.
 

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What you remove from the ignition switch is the LOCK CYLINDER. The tumblers are the little pins inside the cylinder.
You can remove the trim fairly easily by cutting around it through the rubber lip that holds it down with a sharp knife. If the knife sticks in the rubber use liquid detergent or a mix of detergent and water to lube the blade. SAVE the trim! Undamaged ones are hard to find!!
 

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I am about to have the car stripped but I have a few things I need to remove but don't want to destroy them in the process. My 68 has a weird setup where the coil is connected to the ignition swithch via large steel wrapped cable. It has to be disconnected some way but It isn't obvious to me. Any ideas or advice are welcome.

The second thing has to do with the front and rear window trim. how do you take it off so that I can remove the window? I don't plan on using it when the car gets put back together but it would give me that option if I change my mind. My intent right now is to put flush mount glass in.
Trim removal/install pdf page 14...

http://volvo1800pictures.com/document/Service_manual_jack/part_8_body/part_8_body.pdf

For instructions on removing the ignition switch consider downloading then saving these...

http://volvo1800pictures.com/sweden/Volvo_1800_dokumentation_main_page_en.php

...which will answer most of your questions.

George Dill
 
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