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    Default gotheframe’s 1967 Volvo Amazon

    Figured I should start a thread for this.

    Current status:
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    In 2012 I flew out to Oregon with 4pistonmonday and picked it up, then drove it back home to Indiana, roughly 2500mi, in 3 days.

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    Engine is a B20, decked, with street cam mated to an M41 overdrive transmission.
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    The previous owner believes car has half-million miles on it now. Probably accurate. The odometer stopped at 367,000 and he had obtained the badging. I made brackets for the grill mounting at DarkMetalArt.

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    A couple years ago I cut about 1.5” off the rear coils to reduce the rake. Previous owner put lowering springs on but the rear springs may have been for a wagon.
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    Fast forward to present. Car is in the air being modified for air suspension at Uncle Bub’s Garage. I’ve known Mike for a long time, he’s been doing air now for over 20yrs. So the Volvo is in good hands.
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    Going with RideTech RidePro-X management with RidePro-HP leveling.
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    Slam Specialties bags up front in a purpose built cross member.
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    Firestone sleeve bags in back off a custom rear cross member, attaching mini-truck style behind the triangulated rear axle under a notched floor.
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    Next up, figuring my out my wheel setup and finishing the rear end. Mock up wheel:
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    This is NOT the wheel choice lol (tucked 22s)
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    Meanwhile, interior came in from VP-Autoparts so I can return to original.
    Images aren’t mine but this is accurate color combo.
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    So this will be fun.

    *Edit: hopefully images fixed
    Last edited by gotheframe; 10-15-2019 at 04:04 PM. Reason: Images

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    Dude I'm so curious so you need to up your photos!

    Use maybe Imgur o Flickr, so you can have all of your photos organized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Use maybe Imgur o Flickr, so you can have all of your photos organized.
    Using Flickr. Realizing theres a issue with app to embed and mobile browser. Sorting it out though :|

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    Deff cant wait to see the pics of this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Deff cant wait to see the pics of this one.
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    Damn man, this thing is clean AF for having 500k miles! Love how classy it looks, hope the final wheel choice will mantain the oldschool vibes

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    This looks like a great car to own. So uncomfortable I missed one in my area last year. Skipped it only because it was red. Now I'm kicking myself.

    Can't wait to see more on the suspension mods required to get it to lay frame. Are you sticking with the B20?
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    Dude, how can be this clean with that mileage? Explain your secret!




    Nice combo you have here!



    Loved this stage, maybe a little lower and wider steelies.
    Dogo is amazing

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    Actually kinda dig the color.. Can't wait to see what it looks like once the bags are installed!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    Damn man, this thing is clean AF for having 500k miles! Love how classy it looks, hope the final wheel choice will mantain the oldschool vibes
    Thanks! Working on custom wheels with an old school vibe.

    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    Are you sticking with the B20?
    No plans to change yet. Does need a rebuild.

    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Dude, how can be this clean with that mileage? Explain your secret!
    Haha, I’m 3rd owner. There’s rough areas but that just means room for improvement.
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    Nice combo you have here!
    The #krolla is my brother Matt’s (4pistonmonday). It’s under the knife getting a 4P K24. Pretty badass build.
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    Loved this stage, maybe a little lower and wider steelies.
    Dogo is amazing
    I’ve enjoyed the smoothies, the height hasn’t been bad but I’ve wanted to make it my own. Dogo has ridden in the car too lol

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    Actually kinda dig the color.. Can't wait to see what it looks like once the bags are installed!!
    Thanks! I love the color - “light green.” I’ve visualized having the car bagged for a long time so, me too!

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    The 22's are actually pretty baller IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by slamitall View Post
    The 22's are actually pretty baller IMO
    lol, they're nice. Just not the look I'm after.

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    Had the 5gal aluminum tank shortened by about 7inches to tuck it out of the way behind the spare. I'm good with compromising tank capacity for trunk space and like the somewhat hidden install.
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    Rear axle bottom air spring bracket and lower rod arm fabricated.


    Upper triangulated arm.

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    I like the idea with the tank. I'm personally not a fan of plunking the air tank right into the middle of the trunk and putting it on display. I like trunk space lol

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    Fabrication on point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemernut View Post
    I like the idea with the tank. I'm personally not a fan of plunking the air tank right into the middle of the trunk and putting it on display. I like trunk space lol
    I need to use the trunk for strollers and kids stuff. lol #parent

    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Fabrication on point!
    Mike at unclebubsgarage does awesome work.

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    Rear Axle mock-up finished. Moving on to rear upper crossmember. Might replace 9000 series bags with 7076.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjaholic View Post
    This is so cool! Can't wait to see more updates.
    Thanks!

    Don’t have any new pics to add but have been busy refreshing lot of different things:

    Oil pan appeared to be leaking so it got a new gasket. It’s probably not going to do a whole lot since it likely has the original felt front and rear seals.
    Replaced the fuel pump gasket and found the spacer had a crack, so that was replaced too.
    Replaced the three deteriorated rubber radiator mounts.
    Replaced the clutch master and slave.
    Have new wheel bearings, ball joints, brake calipers, an M41 gasket kit, and a clutch on the shelf ready to go next. Meanwhile have been searching for missing seat hardware and trying to find replacements. Found a radio block off plate in my spares - score!

    Suspension-wise, final mock-up on the rear end is taking place. Replacement KYB shocks came in so mounts will be fabricated for front and rear. Fabricating mounts for the ecu to hide behind the pump and under the tank along with valve block. Tank received fittings, and now air lines are being planned.

    Getting close.
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    this is amazing. I have a 72 144 sitting in a barn that I cant wait to get my hands on. tons of inspiration here

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    Quote Originally Posted by booshy View Post
    this is amazing. I have a 72 144 sitting in a barn that I cant wait to get my hands on. tons of inspiration here
    I have a couple boxes full of '71 144 parts and a full front grill with headlight buckets that need a new home. So you need to get to work.

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    Up here this time of year everything gets to be covered in snow. Especially out where the car is right now. Might have to wait until spring to get the car home. Definitely interested to know what you have in those boxes though...

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