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    Hey guys!

    Im peeerdy sure i'm not posting this at the right place, but I do hope it's an OK place.

    I've been lurking at S/W on and off for a while, and I thought this would be the perfect place to post the bad pictures i never take of my car..

    My interest in cars were born when my parents traded their automatic '87 MB 300E for a '94 N/A Volvo 940 (418 Regent Red Pearl). When i've had my drivers license for a year they bought a Saab 9-5 Vector '03 and i got the Volvo..

    After i've owned it between '06 and '12 I bought a 422 Turquoise Blue Pearl '96 940 Turbo. Since this car has got no A/C (ECC) or anything electric I've decided that it will be as much a pain in the a$$ to drive as possible..

    So I've tried my best to turn it into a stiff mofo with no soft spots.

    This was how it looked when i picked it up:











    First things first
    I'd thought about probable OEM wheels for what seems like eternity, and have loved the Arrakis' for quite some time.
    I thought they were 7.5" ET43 so 7" ET49 was a bit of a letdown, but what the hell, thick or effin' thick spacers, whats the difference?

    Gave $230 for these


    and another $330 for these (mounted by my friend Petter, tyvmty)



    Test mounting time! Borrowed a pals spacers trying a few combos.. 55 in the rear makes 50 up front, GO:HOME\\ORDR!!!


    Spacers home - lets get retarded:




    So i ran around like that, cut coils and living the high life..
    Until another friend said "i'm pausing my 740/S90front/S70engine/Driftslut/eviltrackday-build, buy my coilovers?"
    So i did.

    Mounted them up front, oh lawd:


    Mounted Bilstein B8 Sprints and what we in Sweden call "caravan springs" in the rear (non-cutted at this point... as you can see ^^)



    yep, its the same pic. mother of God it was high...







    Specs, or smth:



    Engine:
    B230FK

    Gearbox:
    M90

    Chassis:
    Homemade coilovers up front with Bilstein B8 Sprint (intended for 240 (shorter))
    Bilstein B8 Sprint in the rear w/ shortened "caravan-springs" (thicker, stronger, harder)

    Wheels:
    Volvo Arrakis 7x17 ET49
    Effective Offset -1 up front, -6 rear
    Sunny SN3970 205/40-17

    Interior:
    No backseat
    Nothing in the trunk, except for the battery
    No stereo, no speakers, not even cables for it..

    Exterior:
    Turbo/GLT-grille
    USA-turning lights up front
    Original ambercorners rear and on the sides
    "Reflex-ramp" between the rear lights (Heckblende in german, no idea what you guys call it)
    6& Lamin-X Tint on the headlights
    No badges in the a$$
    New license plates w/o holders
    Fat rubber condom for the pulley(?)
    Black B-pillars (vinyl)
    Wind deflectors from Team-Heko.pl (Poland)
    Some stickers





    Hopefully coming up next:
    3" exhaust system all the way
    Race catalysator
    4.5" end pipe (45 degress pointing down, hidden as much as possible)
    Shortshift
    FMIC (but not tooooo obvious)
    Poly bushes everywhere, steel bushes where desired
    Less female clutch
    Strut bar
    iPd Anti sway bars (25/25mm)
    iPd Lower Chassis Brace (aka. Ambulance Brace in Swedish, because our ambulances had it originally mounted, not from iPd though)
    Adjustable panhard bar

    Some instapics!





















    How it sat last weekend!













    1. I will try my best to post everything that happens to the car here.
    2. I would like to make it an awesome beat up hoonigan car, but i love the colour waaaay to much.
    3. Sorry for any bad english and the trouble it has caused you guys reading this.
    4. This post covers over 1 year of happenings, so don't expect too much happening in the nearest future.

    Love from Brickland

    // Peter.
    Last edited by pbear; 09-23-2013 at 03:44 AM.

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    Oh, I forgot these shitty ones.. Now i'm out of pics. Hopefully someone else wants to take a pic of it someday. Dont be scurrred, it won't break.





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    Stoked on this! Looking forward to whatever comes next!

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    Sweet! Nice color too, I don't think we ever got that shade of blue in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTV View Post
    Stoked on this! Looking forward to whatever comes next!
    Thanks! A few positive words can do a lot for motivation

    Will try to do something while the weather still is on my side!


    Quote Originally Posted by DragginWagon View Post
    Sweet! Nice color too, I don't think we ever got that shade of blue in the States.
    Thanks man! Yeah i absolutely love the color. Maybe you didn't? Damn shame in that case




    Found a few other not so interesting pics to post, so here we go


    A blurry one from the "good side" who hasn't gotten salt splashed all over it from traffic
    the color OMGOMGOMG



    A dark pic from the back alongside my friends sweet Corrado G60



    Tried putting on these blue ones earlier this year. Didn't match the paint very good tho, so i decided to pull it off again. Looked real bad actually, ill post a picture of them on the car if i find any..



    And heres some of the stuff going in to the car if i can find my thumb up my ass, or if any of my more mechanical developed friends ever get time (or a guilty conscience) to help me..

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    Ok so what did you do for the rear? I'm hoping to have both of mine slammed soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okoye View Post
    Ok so what did you do for the rear? I'm hoping to have both of mine slammed soon.

    In the rear is Bilstein B8 Sprint with chopped "caravan-springs" (so called because they are stronger, thicker and the Super Bowl of spring mounting if they're untouched (as in the pic with the Mt. Everest ass))

    Up front is shortened original struts with Bilstein B8 Sprint for Volvo 240 (shorter) and some adjustable top plates..

    Here they are, but now welded together and no help-springs:


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    So the b8 for 240 just drops in? or did the inside of the strut have to be clearanced for the cartrige to fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okoye View Post
    So the b8 for 240 just drops in? or did the inside of the strut have to be clearanced for the cartrige to fit?
    They just drops in! But the strut is shortened the exact amount as the difference between the 240/940 shocks.. (a number i do not have in my head).

    Et voilá!

    I think some model of the Opel Ascona has the same size but even shorter ones.. If you wanna go löööw. Not sure tho, haven't seen it with my own flask bottoms.

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    Gimme those lights please!

    "Everything has potential."

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    Härligt Peter!

    Varför har du ingen projekttråd på OijOij?

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    totally sick....love it!

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    Dont be scurrred, it won't break.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Gimme those lights please!
    Have you tried locating a pair? I could send you a pair, new or used, but you'd have to pay

    Im guessing you like this Matt, so here i post a thanks in advance

    Quote Originally Posted by justlikechuck View Post
    Härligt Peter!

    Varför har du ingen projekttråd på OijOij?
    Tack Christoffer!

    Har ju varken fitment eller finish, ser inte alls hur den här skräphögen skulle platsa på oboij..

    Quote Originally Posted by volvo_dave View Post
    totally sick....love it!
    Thanks Dave! Truly appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by baogzhlia View Post
    Dont be scurrred, it won't break.




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    Hey guys!

    Gonna share a pretty boring update, looks-wise.

    Became a good drive though!


    Ocean of poly bushes


    Some sugar and a homemade adjustable panhard bar that we hopefully can talk more about this weekend..
    (I do know it doesnt look like much but it did do best ET of 10.14 @ 1/4mile..)



    Got a new lifter today, low as fcuk but not low enough, need some wood (that's what she said)



    Up, up and away!







    For everyone who has ever thought "-what wood an original bushing look like embraced by an iron pipe?", here you go:





    Die.



    Yaayyy! First one in!



    And then the came along nicely



    Complete!



    A little more stiffness added, so we needed the lifter to hold stuff in place



    Finito!



    Reppin'



    Wonder why my horn only plays the bass? ^^




    I would've wanted to make some of the stuff better looking, but since we were at a company we had a time limit..


    Now i've deserved a beer.
    Cheers / Peter.

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    'the 43sec project'

    Bending an aluminum piece to a possible shift lever. result:



    Ehm, looks like a pile of poop, could be useful though..

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    this looks awesome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMax View Post
    this looks awesome !
    Thanks!

    Speaking of 'the 43 second project' it became a '2h43s project'

    DID NAT know i had this kind of fabrication skills without further adieu, i present: THE SHITLONG BRUSHED ALUMINUM SHIFT LEVER


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    This is it for today.. Should've gone further down an inch or so but I don't wanna rip it off after 2 minutes.

    Next time im near some tools im thinking i'll fit the rubber boot back, and clean the inside of my car. Or rip it out. Or..

    btw. it's kinda heavy in comparison to the original thingy, and im in some desperate need of short shift..


















    Cheers!

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    Hello again!

    Would really appreciate some kind words or constructive criticism so we can get to page 2
    This one is starting to get pretty heavy to load


    Today it was time for some rear bushes..
    Only a few where changed since i'm going with uniballs at some places, and we had no time to turn some stuff in a lathe(?) that would be needed..
    It mostly played ball with us today, although we hade to put in a new screw at one place. Nothing the welder wouldn't fix fast though..



    Lets'e go!




    Pulled this one out on one side at a time, and fitted the new bushes in







    Then it was time for the panhard, and since the 'new' adjustable one said SPF0523 we didn't change the bush.
    When I ordered the bushes i didnt know i was gonna be handed this panhard bar for free, so i ordered this one and thought we we're going uniball in the other end,
    to easily get it adjustable on the uniball side of it. (Tip of the day!(?))
    We got the length wrong the first time, but it was an easy fix. Now i have the same tuck on both sides










    Last and least, it was time for the rubber boot to go back around the shift lever..
    Found out that Volvo didnt change the design for the rubber under the holding frame for a long time
    I know the inside is gross, dust wise. Next up is to tidy the cars inside.. Think i will lift the seats out to get it clean.






    Representing the motherland (felt really creative the day I did this ^^)




    And a bonus, Woxter (the guy who has helped me with the bushes and bent the lever) built an engine lifter in three afternoon breaks at work.
    Will be lowered by 2", otherwise I think it will work pretty well.
    He will be changing clutch on his Supra MkIV and he talked something about the engine being heavy in one end so some support would be good.
    Length cut garden hose will go one the stands as well, to avoid scratching the bay..




    Have a great day guys, and as stated above, some words would be awesome.
    If not for anything else for some motivation.
    Will clean the inside of the car this week, other than that I dont really know what to do..


    Cheers!

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    It's looking good and coming together rather well. I dont know if I'll use a panhard on mine just yet as I'm planning on doing a rear end swap.can't wait to see the car on some wider wheels!

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    how do you guys run the US marker lights?

    "Everything has potential."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okoye View Post
    It's looking good and coming together rather well. I dont know if I'll use a panhard on mine just yet as I'm planning on doing a rear end swap.can't wait to see the car on some wider wheels!
    Thanks man! About wider wheels.. I absolutely love OEM-wheels so the only thing wider than this would probably 8x17 or 8x18.. I love lip, stretch, poke and all that, but not on this one.

    I won't allow this to go full retard ^^



    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    how do you guys run the US marker lights?

    To fit them, I had to cut down/away/off/out everything that held the original marker light until it went flush with the headlight, and then I took "wood-screws", one from underneath and one into the headlight from the engine bay.

    And then i put my bumper back on That's the worst part about how I did it..


    And about the looks, I believe I run US-style, with no headlights and no lights on in the marker lights.

    So they only blink amber when I blink.

    (A lot of people back here run with amber on all the time and "turning them off" while they blink. Clearly that's a five-o magnet so it's not an option.

    And I want to believe my car looks kinda mad with no lights on

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    Not that I have anything awesome to compare with, but the handling is awesome

    In comparison to a standard 940, a lowered 940 and some seriously low 940s, the handling is amazing.

    Now I'm putting some better tires, sway bars, and better brakes on my wish list


    Btw, what is the American expression for checking your vehicle once a year? MOT?

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    looks good, the wheels fit that car very well. Does it have positive camber in the rear?

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