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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:59 am

No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

2 September 2016

If this is not the right HOME I will let the admisrators move it. THis ain't a expedition truck, its a out and out jungle HOON truck coming.

Ok so while rebuilding the Volvo I got the idea to restore another and do it faster this time and do the work myself where posible.

Volvo's here for sale are few and far between.

Suddenly we had one for $70,000rm(15,000EU) "restored" looked terrible. Then one popped up for 16,000rm (3,000EU) I rung and got an appointment. To my surprise when I viewed it he had turned down offers for the truck as people only wanted the axles.

I made an offer showed him pics of Volvo 1 and he said SOLD. So this is the story of a secret build (my wife has no idea) until I finish it.

It will not be a expedition truck.

Pickup condition

It's ROUGH I know the tourist resort it ran out of and saw it being abused never thinking I would ever own it.

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Right rear cross member is ripped of the chassis. Left side is bent.
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It seats 12 people FRU policeman in full riot gear lol!
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It's nice side
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The wheels turn
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Looks better in the setting sun in my friends private ship salvage workshop or does it?
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:01 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

21 September 2016

First nights work on it remove the ugly front winch mount
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Finished looks nicer already
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Removed the passenger seat and cleanup up. The rust becomes apparent.
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The pile of scrap metal starts to grow. I'm sure they will make a compact Ford out of this soon.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:02 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

16 October 2016

Two of us attack the rear tray object is total removal of it over the coming days
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3 hours later and 38 cutting wheels are consumed but the sides are removed.
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The pile of scrap gets bigger
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Peter runs around and takes pics of the inside for me.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

1 December 2016

Had some free time tonight so decided to try and remove the flat tire and starrt removing the wiring loom or do the rollcage.

So first task get this flat tyyre off finally. Heat 3 minutes one side of the nut and then about 60 seconds
on the other whack the breaker bar with the 4lb HAMMER a couple of times and hey presto I had a result.
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I decided it was late so started on the rollcage template and see how the sketch looks like in full size. I will finish it all off on Saturday so far it's looking good.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:04 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

28 April 2017

The Volvo 2 has a new name "BADASS".

The tow truck picked it up from the current secret location.
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Then it was ready to transport to the next stage of it's transformation into BADASS.
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Then it arrived at the panel shop. So shocked they were they locked the doors lol.
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Daylight inspection shows the damage.
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Right rear cross member missing. Middle Bent from a bad recovery the wire and the left side also BENT. It

will be cut off and replaced by me later at the RACE shop.
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The inside is a mess floors non existant.
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Front is pretty bashed up as is the top of the cabin.
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However, Rahmat says all fixable and I'm welcome to come down when they start and work on the truck also.


It's now in the queue in the workshop Stage 2 will commence when they finish the current jaloppies,

Including a 1968 mustang and a 1950's chevy.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:04 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

12 June 201

Great news the panel shop rung me requesting permission to replace interior panels in Volvo 2 they have commenced work on it.

I will get pics when I can. Maybe this saturday.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:05 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

7 September 2017

They asked me to go down visit Volvo 2 as they had made progress and cabin not long from being separated from chassis.

Took them lunch also. THis is the first view I got neat Rhamat and crew working on it.
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Bracing on the inside some work had been done on the front sides to pull the panels out to make them all flush again.
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The rear view nothing to see here.
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Inside view then the cheeky workshop cat decided I had food and started to investigate next time I will take him food. YUp the floor is rotten and are some of the interior panels.
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Rahmat starts dreaming when its all finished I can go for a ride in it - maybe - lol
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Yup its uite messy inside
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Drivers floor is non existant. I have given them a plan to follow to make it easy to restore.
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I like it.
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Now the plan.

Next week late the cabin comes off. I take the chasssis to the other workshop and we start work on the rollcage and the new rear tray. Will make a decision in the engine and gearbox. Once all done then the suspension and be done and by that time the cabin should be ready to be reinstalled (XMAS) just like a real car manufacturing production line lol.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:06 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

9 September 2017

So Saturday visit to Volvo 2. Clean the truck then see what else can be done. Clean out all the putty from the cabin join and see all the rust in the joint area sigh such a negelected Volvo. I remove the side windows and finally the cabin strip is completed.

Out comes the pressure washer and it just blasts holes in the rust in the cabin. The chassis is fine and all the years of mud get washed off. No other issues with the chassis found apart from the rear cross member issue.
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OMG the pressure washer just disintergrated the floor.
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So after the wash we decide to see how bad the rsut is and any repairs have been done. We heat the paint and peel off sections to see where the damage is we find a TREE hit with a poor repair above and below the grill resulting in rust underneath which means bith sections need to be replaced. The quality of the old repair work is well shonkey to say the least.

End of the day its hometime all I have is a pile of peeled off bodyfiller and paint on the floor and the tar seal from the inner floor with about 30% left still to stripp out.
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From here on its all posative as they can finally start the rust removal surgery.

Went and called in at the other workshop had dinner with the them and they will store the VOlvo chassis in the new paint shop until their workshop relocastion is completed. Anyway we have a plan we can execute.

Oh the workshop kitty relaxing
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:10 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

9 September 2017

So Saturday visit to Volvo 2. Clean the truck then see what else can be done. Clean out all the putty from the cabin join and see all the rust in the joint area sigh such a negelected Volvo. I remove the side windows and finally the cabin strip is completed.

Out comes the pressure washer and it just blasts holes in the rust in the cabin. The chassis is fine and all the years of mud get washed off. No other issues with the chassis found apart from the rear cross member issue.
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OMG the pressure washer just disintergrated the floor.
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So after the wash we decide to see how bad the rsut is and any repairs have been done. We heat the paint and peel off sections to see where the damage is we find a TREE hit with a poor repair above and below the grill resulting in rust underneath which means bith sections need to be replaced. The quality of the old repair work is well shonkey to say the least.

End of the day its hometime all I have is a pile of peeled off bodyfiller and paint on the floor and the tar seal from the inner floor with about 30% left still to stripp out.
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From here on its all posative as they can finally start the rust removal surgery.

Went and called in at the other workshop had dinner with the them and they will store the VOlvo chassis in the new paint shop until their workshop relocastion is completed. Anyway we have a plan we can execute.

Oh the workshop kitty relaxing
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:10 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

16 September 2017

Visit to Volvo 2 cabin workshop

First the cheeky workshop cat.
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They have done tonnes of work stripping the paint off with a heat gun looking for holes and repairs etc.
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The rear looks ok apart from the rear panel it has a few bad spots.
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Then I started on the cabin template from plywood/ Next weekend will finish the front side so we can build the roll cage while the cabin gets surgery.
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Post Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:12 am

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That's a lot of rust to deal with. Good luck on the project. :)
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Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36 pm

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Better luck with restoring the vehicle, yeah you have to clear the rust part, weld some parts. pretty heavy work :crazyeyes:
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:44 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

21 October 2017

The Cabin and chassis have been separated after some difficulties with pulling the steering wheel off.
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The chassis is ready to go to the rollcage workshop.
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Saturday morning they have stripped the roof with a heatgun no sign of holrs or rust. Sandblasting is next.
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The tow truck eventually arrives and is loaded up.
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Then it's dropped in to its new home. It will have a PINZ for a roommate.

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Work starts next week on the rollcage after a design discussion.
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Saturday 11 November 2017

After working till 2am for the Single day sales I was in no shape to go to IPOH 190k away so 1pm I'm in Volvo 2 workshop some 15 mins from home.

First pics of Volvo 2's stable mates one immacutlately restored PINZ and
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the other almost finished its transformation to covered long distance touring wagon.
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The puppy is really happy to see me.
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We mount the wooden cabin template raised 4" and then I start cutting of the rear bent up cross member. hours later its all made mincemeat with the 7" angle grinder and the little 4" grinder and it's ready for us to get the new one cut.
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The truck is ready to go. New engine and gearbox has been ordered from the wreckers lets see if they can deliver a 3.0 ISUZU diesel and auto gearbox from a DMAX.
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Front view of the cabin.
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The wooden cabin gave us an idea and now the rear will have two parts. One will be old school wooden tray and sizes (for dressage) all removeable and the other will be alloy (for COMP and hooning)

More progress pics as we progress.
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:14 pm

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23 November 2017

Work on VOlvo 2 continues. The steel for the rollcage is being ordered.

The engine and gearbox is to be lifted out.

Even better news is I had little choices for engine and gearbox combo's.

I cannot obtain and ISUZU engine and gearbox so went the other extreme since I hate the remaining alternatve of Mitsubishi engine/gearbox or toyota 1KZ/auto.

A 2JZ Toyota Supra VVTI 1/2 cut has been obtained and will be mated to a 4x4 auto gearbox.
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Then it's going to a wireman to recover the loom and give me a turnkey engine and gearbox.

A lot of the other parts from the Supra can be used - DASH etc Radiator and all the overflow bottles and the headlights and indicators etc.
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Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:35 pm

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Well it should be fast enough for you then :)
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:25 am

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No news from the cabin shop they shut up shop for 3 weeks and have not offered progress pics despite being requested to send time for a anger visit.

Chassis the portals have just been removed and are now ready to take to the workshop for Toyota Disc conversion.

The Toyota 2JZ-GTE with 4x4 auto I collected and delivered to the shop not before being pulled over and charged with having an illegal roof rack and transporting an engine/gearbox in a non commercial vehicle and having the pickup loaded up past the tray sides. Unbelieveable.

So the engine and gearbox can commence installation but not before we convert the twin turbo to single turbo. We only have 1/2 inch 1.5cm spare in the cabin due to the width of the 2JZ-GTE.

Pics coming soon.
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Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

2 January 2018

Volvo 2 is in 3 workshops.
Chassis in a shop near my office. Where rollcage and engine will be fitted.
Cabin in another workshop 10k from work - progress reports are not coming in neither are pictures - not happy. I am hearing from other customers from this shop they are really unhappy and just want a decent days woirk from this shop and it not be closed each time they turn up for work review and unasnwered phone calls.
Engine and gearbox and portals are taken to a 3rd shop 30k away where he is a trusted mechanic to do what I need.

Work on Volvo 2 continues. After work I drop round to Volvo 2 workshop since it's 10 mins away from work and on the way home.

Had the 2JZ-GTE engine and gearbox in the Isuzu.

So we jacked up the Volvo onto it's new stands. Started pulling the Vovlo axles off. They do not get the last of off till next day as the broke 2 bars and went through 2 bottles of gas heating up the wheel nuts.

The engine was unloaded using the car hoist. I will collect the portals next week to take to the other workshop to get converted to Totota Discs and all new bearings etc.

We are waiting for the new bending machine to arrive from the good old USA before the rollcage bending can start.

The puppy decided he should help out.

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The 2JZ is to be converted to single turbo and a general cleaup to make it a lot slimmer and less chances of hoses splitting etc. Currently it only has 1.5CM to fit inside the cabin tunnel.
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2 February 2018

The engine and gearbox is out now that they have a portable engine hoist in the workshop and is all leveled out on the workshop floor.

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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:59 pm

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9 February 2018

Info for all followers:
1. The cabin is in a workshop 13k south of my office
2. The chassis is in a secret workshop (hidden behind a 12 foot high fence) 5k from my office and is on the way home lol. Its a great place to drop in at 7pm on way home from work and see all the PINZGAUERS and my VOlvo in there.
3. The Engine/gearbox/Axle conversion and restoration work etc is all done in a my long time 4x4 Toyota professors workshop 30k north of my home

Got this picture of the Volvo from the Cabin shop after much hounding as the shop was always closed and they did not answer calls etc for progress. They have not made much progress.
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I called into the shop earlier that day and got the myanmar worker who speaks little english. I saw little progress.

They rung me and said they wanted another 7 months to finish the cabin. I told them they have 2. What they don't know is if I don't see progress in the next month im going to get it myself and do the work in the secret workshop. I hvae indicated to them I want to see progress I cannot wait.
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:00 pm

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11 February 2018

Made this template while in IPOH for the door frames as the cabin shop indicated they having trouble with getting it lined up correctly.

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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:00 pm

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15 February 2018

Unbelieveable Andrew managed to get a auto tranny workshop on CNY eve to come and join the autogearbox to the engine.
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A frame is now being build above the Volvo 2 chassis to hang the engine and gearbox from so they can lower it slowly and correctly into it's correct alignment.

The rollcage bender is arriving from USA in coming weeks but nothing will be done until the cabin is returned. However, the engine and gearbox will be fitted and got running in the meantime.

Meantime same day while I was standing in the secret workshop I got the bad call from the Toyota Professor.

The AXLES are bad. Chipped crown and pinions. Smashed locker mechanisms and one ruined HUB. All can be repaired with MONEY please send lol.

The DISC conversion has been done and is slowly being assembled onto the axles.
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:16 pm

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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Public Holiday

4.08am I'm on the road and miss the holiday traffic. 1 hour 20 minutes later i'm at breakfast then the workshop at 8.30am. There is 3 of us working on the Volvo. One on the console. One on the air cond ducting and me I first convert the speakers from 4" to 6" holes.

I have assistance Raj the new guy and Brett the owner.

I pull the starter motor so it can be converted to 12v. OMG I realise the SUMP has to be removed to pull the starter.

So I drain the oil and pull the sump off. Then pull the starter motor.

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The passenger side of the ducting is ready.
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and the middle piping is alomost finished.
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Then it's time for home at 6.00pm I have the 190k drive to go as I have to look after the cats as wife is in

IPOH visiting her mum.
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:17 pm

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Thursday 1 February 2018

Another public holiday 5.30am I'm on the road I sleep in. I drive fast for the 190k - not saying how fast but the Isuzu spends most of the time on the wrong side of 150kph.The 190K whizzes by to the dulced sounds of Creedence.

Quick Breakfast and at the workshop 7:55am it's a workday in IPOH. Oh crap yesterdays worker Raj has dissappeared.

It's decided the 24v starter and alternator are to be removed and dropped down to 12v. So it's sump off damn to get the starter out else its engine out. We decide sump also needs to be trimmed and that prompts it being remade to chop the remaining sump wing and then fix it up so it can have the 2.5 litres we have chopped out.
The sump will be remade Friday.

I scoot the Starter down to the nice sparky shop. They say come back 5pm it will be ready converted to 12V.
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The sump before it gets chopped (already chopped for front prop shaft) and hacked into its new shape.
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Time for home at 6pm 2.5 hours later I arrive home damn traffic was horrible
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:18 pm

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Saturday 3 February 2018

Sleep in, way in I hit the road at 6:08am and hit the 6am saturday traffic the trip is hell 190k takes me an hour and, 40 minutes.

Some idiot in a showpony V8 Landcruiser really gets up my nose pass then pull in and slow down then I have to pass over and over. He decides to try and flash pass me at 160kph on a long uphill as a truck pulls out in front of me and we slow rapidly to 80kph. Pissed I let him pass, I pull up beside him at 160k on the downhill and goad him into racing me. He cannot resist I slam the brakes on at 160k and he races past the speed camera at 160k then flash flash then he decides to slow down I pass him with a BIRD salute lol 13k later it's the IPOH turnoff.

Fast breakfast then its 8.30am at the workshop

First install the radiator back in with its new metric pressure cap welded on last night in Kuala Lumpur at 8pm. Check everything and trim hoses etc to stop any rubbing.

They have remade the sump to retain the 2.5 litres lost when cutting the sump wings off and spend the morning welding the new bottom to the top.

I re-fit the second air compressor after the workshop destroyed the previous one and leave it for them to re-wire.

I have to pull the 12v and 24v alternator today and then take the starter down for conversion.

I get the 12v alternator and brackets stripped off. Then pull the 24v alternator. Down to the auto sparky shop. Get a 12v replacement for the 24v alternator. They convert the old pulley to the new alternator I wait an hour for this to happen.

Meantime I go find cotton canvas for inside the Volvo cabin and oil for the engine. 5pm I return to the workshop and the compressor has been wired in and sump is sand blasted ready to paint.

I collect the powder coated items and fit the door lock covers.
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Meantime Raj has built the removeable drivers dash panel template (access to clutch and brake fluid) ready for them to now make the swingaway instrument panel.
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Tomorrows work fit these.
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Compressors all fitted and wired in again.
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The sump is completed and sandblasted and now ready to be painted Monday.
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:20 pm

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Sunday 4 February 2018

Workshop 8.45am fit the starter and by 12.00pm it's all installed and I have hopefully made it waterproof and the engine sump is cleaned ready for the sump install.

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Lunch then the fone goes - office I pull the work laptop out. I get the alternator installed with 3 turns

holding it in and the office calls again the day is a bust and by 5.30pm I have done no work on the Volvo all afternoon except stare at office computer screens.

The trip home is not worth talking about Sunday night traffic hell. Blondie gets a workout on the stereo along with ZZ Top.
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:21 pm

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Saturday 10 February 2018

God is it Saturday already can I sleep in for 4 more hours - its 4am - No then sleep in on the road eventually 6.08am. Stuff it I floor it and arrive in IPOH 190k away in 1 hour 15 minutes the speedo rarely under 160kph.

Some idiot really annoys me this time in a BMW for miles guess these idiot don't like being passed by a beaten up Isuzu pickup. I eventually get him back with him getting a speed camera ticket at over 160kph in the pitch black the double flash lights up the morning darkness lol. He stops annoying me.

Breakfast and arrive at the factory 8am ready for work. Funny no Mr Brown at the gate. He's on the trailer shaking. I thought he had been poisoned jump the gate and find he is Caught by his collar on the metal grill he is frantic. He is all over me when I free him.

I work on stuff outside the cabin while Raj finishes the air cond ducting mounting points and drivers vents.

I try and get the windscreen trimmed to make it fit. It's a bust they need to be remade as tempered glass cannot be trimmed.

Raj starts on the flip up instrument cluster to on top of the dash cover he has just made.

I manage to finish the top panel it all lines up and bolts fit perfectly.
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:22 pm

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Sunday 11 February 2018

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By lunchtime I have the middle panel fitted and it is almost finished just the window trimming to go.
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By evening I have all the rear panels fitted nicely and have 1 hole to weld up and 2 holes to relocate to avoid the speaker panels.

Cleaned up the panels look ace well worth the effort.
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I fit the wifes seat to see how it will look.
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Home time - next weekend is CNY so no work on the Volvo I have been confined to KL
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration

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