Theme: Shutlines – Volvo Goes One Better

Here is the C-pillar of the Volvo 240.

1982 Volvo 240GL
1982 Volvo 240GL

I imagine all that welding and pressing made it unimaginably strong at the very least. There is a sharp groove at the base of the C-pillar and furthermore another join up at the top of the C-pillar. This triangular patch is held on with a screw. Note the window has four rounded corners and is not bonded into place.

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

1 thought on “Theme: Shutlines – Volvo Goes One Better”

  1. It comes as no surprise for me that the 240’s rear window has a traditional seal, as it dates back to its predecessor the 140 (and thus to 1966). But at a closer glance, I still noticed a difference:

    Apparently, the lead used on the 140 was saved when converting to the 240 and instead they gave us “The Thing”.

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