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Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:08 PM
July 19th:

Well Volvrat I has passed away and I am now breaking her for parts :(

For those of you who don't know my original Volvrat, affectionately known as the OVLOV, this was her:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs153.snc4/36966_417684224080_504404080_4461269_4124939_n.jpg

She died of a busted head gasket, that went with such style that the cam cover is welded to the head!!!!!



So bring on Volvrat II!! :D The spirit of the rat shall live on!!! Volvrat II has already gained the name of Zippy Lea too


Went to auction yesterday, and picked up a 1997 Volvo 940 SE wagon, for 325!!!!!!!! 1 previous owner, 145k on the clock, really happy with it. Got a few issues with her though, like the tail gate handle doesn't work on the outside, and some of the lights on the dash don't work, but otherwise, it's all pretty sweet.


Redblock turbo lump, not too bad condition. Bit tatty on the exhaust system, so that'll get ripped off and a straight through pipe will be installed, and the paintwork is pretty scratched and tatty too, so it'll all be going matt black again, but no rust this time.

Interior isn't too bad at all so will keep that as it is pretty much.

Gonna stick the 15G turbo off the 850 T5 on it as well as the manual boost controller and increase the boost a bit.


Got my sounds to stick in there too, and the roof rack to chuck up top again too



Best bit is, I have the whole car to get to a suitable ratty standard, by the 8th of August for Retro Rides show!! So with my days off, that works out as 5 full days for:

- Respray
- ICE install
- Fitting of roof rack, air horns, steelies and other bits

And hopefully time for a straight through exhaust to be sorted out too


http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/bkcr1/P7192105.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/bkcr1/P7192106.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/bkcr1/P7192107.jpg
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/bkcr1/P7192108.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:08 PM
July 22nd:




Before:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs059.snc4/35323_423239924080_504404080_4597514_4460133_n.jpg

After some matt black paint:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs103.ash2/38486_423240474080_504404080_4597522_7605449_n.jpg



And a nice pic I rather like :D
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs100.ash2/38358_423240734080_504404080_4597536_2948467_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:08 PM
July 24th:

Couple of pics for y'all of my audio install :)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs101.ash2/38406_423868894080_504404080_4612651_3450828_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs201.snc4/38393_423869734080_504404080_4612657_5541872_n.jpg


And done a little bit more matt blacking too, now done from the top of the bump strips down, done the fuel filler flap too, and put another of my warning labels on, a flammable liquid one again :)

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs110.ash2/38826_423798639080_504404080_4610598_674145_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs209.snc4/38797_423799049080_504404080_4610625_1314446_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:09 PM
July 25th:

Well I've been busy today and here is the result:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs190.snc4/37815_424045619080_504404080_4619162_7847913_n.jpg

Not been flatted back yet so you'll have to forgive the patchiness, just it was getting too hot!


July 26th:

Some play pics :D


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs188.snc4/37758_424437969080_504404080_4634477_5787884_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs197.snc4/38200_424438119080_504404080_4634479_6030673_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:09 PM
July 27th:

Lotta photos, but nice photos of work in progress on the new side exit exhaust.

100% custom fabricated by the guys down at Incarsolutions in Crayford, Kent (01322 274 462) and it sounds IMMENSE!!!!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs204.snc4/38526_424763219080_504404080_4644200_7950918_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs204.snc4/38526_424763229080_504404080_4644201_5962489_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs204.snc4/38526_424763234080_504404080_4644202_6855669_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs104.ash2/38526_424763239080_504404080_4644203_6932040_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs104.ash2/38526_424763244080_504404080_4644204_1382502_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs104.ash2/38526_424763249080_504404080_4644205_3599654_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs171.snc4/37905_424763469080_504404080_4644211_1756385_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs191.snc4/37905_424763474080_504404080_4644212_941444_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs191.snc4/37905_424763479080_504404080_4644213_5683284_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs091.ash2/37905_424763484080_504404080_4644214_3847573_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs191.snc4/37905_424763489080_504404080_4644215_4662689_n.jpg


And of course, the all important video!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb60gv3lABo

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:09 PM
August 6th:

Pair of tights on the headlamps, actually wrapped around the glass itself on the main unit too, and not just stretched all over the back.

Also the roof rack is on there, and the painted grill too :D


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs301.snc4/40411_427964134080_504404080_4734861_785640_n.jpg

Oh, first touch of hawaiian theme for the Retro Rides show with Rat-Look.com


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs307.snc4/40706_428003759080_504404080_4736048_2439955_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:10 PM
August 12th:

So after 8 1/2 hours of hard work, and I mean VERY hard work, I have a new turbo on the wagon

Again, much thanks to the guys in Crayford at In Car Solutions

The original (and somewhat buggered) 13C turbo is gone and the 15G turbo off my old Volvo 850 T5 is on! Wooop wooooop!!!

Sounds soooo much better, much beefier now, no smoke, quieter too, and it really pulls well, even though I've set the boost lower cos I still need to sort out the intercooler pipework as it's all jiggled about now, and the air intake was on the top, and is now on the bottom of the snail. Helluva lot of work, but my god was it worth it!

There is a circlip that holds the core into the housing, and it took my mate and I half an hour just to get it back on!!! 4" circlip made of 3mm metal



So here she is, in her shiny(ish) snailish glory!!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs250.snc4/39819_429942214080_504404080_4791871_2856731_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs156.ash2/41152_430275819080_504404080_4798518_5535338_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:10 PM
August 15th:

New door cards :D Well, not exactly new door cards, but rather modified ones :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs294.snc4/41035_430888219080_504404080_4818682_2886597_n.jpg


Done the steering wheel too, and ripped out the airbag too (I hate airbags, and it adds to the rat look plus I now have an ashtray that I can reach easily no matter what :D )





Well after much arguing with, well, everything, I managed to get the new speakers in :D

Unfortunately after all the work, found that the bloody amp has packed up!! Ah well, guess I'll get a new JBL one, been needing to replace my Vibe amps with JBL ones anyways, so now I have a good reason to!


I also started tinting my windows but the bloody neighbourhood chavs decided to f**k it up for me and I ended up slicing my arm right open as they jumped on the car as I was sitting in the back trimming it a bit. They're just lucky I didn't manage to get out the trunk in time before they rode off on their bikes :evil: I've decided I can't be arsed to pay out for more tint film, so I'm just gonna paint the inside of the windows. 100% tint, and damn sight easier to do too :lol:


But here's the result of today's work:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs393.snc4/45592_433167164080_504404080_4876816_7031219_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs318.snc4/41238_433167409080_504404080_4876820_5578924_n.jpg


Yes, they are shelving brackets holding the speaker pods up. There's another bracket on the other side too :) Hey, it works eh?


I know you guys are used to nice tidy installs which cost a fair bit and take a while to do, but y'all gotta remember, I'm all about the rat look. This works, very nicely, and the set up in the old Volvo was tested just under 130dB out of two 10" subs :D

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:10 PM
September 3rd:



Good news and bad news folks.



Good news - the whole car is now matt black and looks awesome :D


Bad news - the turbo seal has blown :( Need to replace the turbo but luckily I should hopefully be getting one on Sunday off a mate of mine.




But enjoy the photos :)


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs416.snc4/47953_437343924080_504404080_4981434_4208789_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs628.snc4/58843_437344039080_504404080_4981435_2475956_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs436.snc4/47900_437584574080_504404080_4986251_6171398_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:10 PM
September 9th:


Well some sad news, the engine is dead :( Checked everything and everything seems fine, but there is oil getting into the combustion chamber for some unknown reason.



Good news though - I've bought a Rover 3.5 litre V8 to drop into her!! Gonna be running on carbs and straight through pipes, so with a few little mods should see me to about 180 - 200hp :)


This is my new engine :D Not in yet, but will be sweet when it's in there!! Sooooo can't wait!!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs622.snc4/58213_440165254080_504404080_5045618_1783479_n.jpg



Also ghetto tinted my windows. To those of you not completely familiar with the rat look scene, that means I painted my windows on the inside so they look tinted, but a fraction of the cost :lol:


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs644.snc4/60477_439666059080_504404080_5035479_2833117_n.jpg


Got a couple new stickers too. The top one is in anticipation of the new heart :lol: Don't go anywhere at the moment :lol:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs424.snc4/46691_440593844080_504404080_5057387_3042204_n.jpg




I got bored today, so thought I'd play around with the car a bit.

Took the door cards off the rear doors, taped up and tidied the wiring, and painted it all matt black. Might do the same on the front doors too, but with speakers on there too :)


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs688.snc4/62862_443172514080_504404080_5114901_2396167_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:11 PM
September 28th:



Had some trouble with the bell housing :( Went to fit it to the engine and found it didn't fit :( Then looking around spotted in small writing "300TDI" so it's from the diesel Landie, not the V8 like it was sold to me as, so that was a pain in the ass, but a couple of phone calls to the place and they're sending me the right one free of charge and unless they can arrange a courier to come n get the wrong one, I've now got a bell housing to put on the landie gearbox I have and sell it so hopefully get more money from it that way :)


Been cleaning today. Getting all the paint and crap off the rocker covers and the starter motor, and given it a bit of a polish, but it's still a 34 year old engine so gonna keep a bit of the older look on it, think it'll look nicer like that.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs027.ash2/34689_446523969080_504404080_5187064_1988914_n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:12 PM
October 30th:



Here's one of my favorite stickers :lol: :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs939.snc4/73271_458450939080_504404080_5412607_5379904_n.jpg




Well I got bored last night and today so this happened!!!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs192.snc4/37930_459186519080_504404080_5423319_2549462_n.jpg


Total pain in the ass to do!!!!





And I've been busy tonight, this has all been made in the last hour :) A lot of cutting with a hand saw keeping the volume down but I'm very happy with how it's looking so far :D


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs451.ash2/72487_459452989080_504404080_5428945_7348809_n.jpg




Just bought some new gauges and dials for the car, seeing as how I'm gonna be running larger tyres on the rear and the V8 engine too, that means the speedo and tacho will be out, so I thought "stuff it" and I've bought this for a real sweet price!

http://www.trailtechproducts.co.uk/acatalog/75-101.jpg



The physical construction of the dash is now complete :D

All that's left to do now for it is cut outs for the 4x 6.5" coaxial speakers that are going in there and the digital dashboard and then carpet it :D


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs494.ash2/76702_460700384080_504404080_5459486_7086429_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs930.snc4/74390_460700279080_504404080_5459483_6341414_n.jpg




It's also going into the shop tomorrow for the V8 transplant to commence :D

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:12 PM
November 9th:


YAY!!! Engine is out!! And gearboxes are getting swapped over tomorrow, hopefully, weather providing! :D


Now this is a very nice, wet hole ;) :lol:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1158.snc4/150009_493620186319_754876319_7028330_3918065_n.jp g





November 11th:


Before I started work today I managed to get the old gearbox disconnected and out, and my mates got the new gearbox in so it's now looking like this :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs996.snc4/76902_494312331319_754876319_7035954_7192208_n.jpg


And earlier it was all just a big gaping hole!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs496.ash2/76954_494301386319_754876319_7035893_5043608_n.jpg




Unfortunately found that the propshaft isn't quite long enough, so looks like some machining will have to be done to get that to fit!

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:12 PM
December 23rd:



Well a bit of an update for you guys. The prop was too short to meet the gearbox by 55mm, so that has been holding up progress for the last month, but that spacer is now made up :D And now things can all start progressing again too :D


As for the dashboard, it's now looking a bit different too. The dials are now in, and you can see now why I decided to strip the old dash out and make the new one out of MDF :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1217.snc4/156983_484206439080_504404080_5813823_176111_n.jpg

I've got the dials in and the headlamp switch in too. I just need to get the fuel gauge, hazard, and fog light switches in there too, and then I can carpet the dash :D

Although the dials are there, they're not actually connected to anything yet, but they light up and look pretty :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1219.snc4/155136_484206834080_504404080_5813825_4817688_n.jp g

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:12 PM
January 12th:


Well now I've had some free time and the weather has been ok-ish (still been tipping it down though so getting soaked :( ) I've managed to get a fair bit done so now, the next step is getting the engine in now :D Woop!!!

I've got the prop spacer in place, which was a pain in the ass to do underneath the car on oil and rain soaked ground with loads of leafs around the place!! A lot of effort lying on your back under a car doing 4 bolts up with spanners. It doesn't sound like it, but the blood was gone from my hands after each bolt!!! Plus sneezing whilst under there and head butting the undercarriage really doesn't help! :lol

But here it is, in place, all bolted up :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs049.snc6/167945_497820739080_504404080_6064317_7185292_n.jp g



Also been working on the wiring too, so I now have switches for the front and rear fog lights. The rear fog switch lights up when the lights are on, but the front one doesn't for some reason, but it works. I'll just sort out the wiring for it to light up when it comes to MOT time. No photos of them sorry.



Got my fuel gauge in too now, and here's a photo of it - it's the yellow thing :lol

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1354.snc4/162684_498315989080_504404080_6070590_7295757_n.jp g

It's a multimeter set to show resistance, so it works as follows:
2 = full
68 = 1/5 tank remaining
113 = fuel warning light would come on (if I had one)
131 = empty tank

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:13 PM
January 26th:


I've fitted a triple pod into the car this morning, and found that the pod fits perfectly on the pillar. Bearing in mind, I have no pillar trim, I was really impressed by the fitment of it :D Total cost for the pod + gauges = 35 :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1389.snc4/164141_10150092196439081_504404080_6170554_3931530 _n.jpg




Next step is to do the lights wiring loom tomorrow. Wish me luck! :lol:

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:13 PM
January 28th:


I now have my switch panel in place for my lights. Though after doing this, I thought I'll remake the panel, and have it so that the switches are in a smiley face :)


http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs007.snc6/165785_10150093120604081_504404080_6181507_6821305 _n.jpg


A video of the light switches in action :D

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/bkcr1/th_e33f4357.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/albums/a148/bkcr1/?action=view&current=e33f4357.mp4)

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:14 PM
February 2nd:



After a lot of moving things about, hammering bits of metal, shoving and swearing, the engine is now 75% in :D Can't quite get the angle right for mating the gearbox and engine together, so going to either have to bash more of the cross member for the sump to drop down more or bash the bulk head to get the gearbox up more. It will fit, I just imagine with more swearing and shoving :lol:

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs244.snc6/179273_10150095756724081_504404080_6220274_4919045 _n.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:14 PM
9th February:


Oooh, look, no ropes holding it up!! :D Woop!!!!!

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/179832_10150099324574081_504404080_6273265_833323_ n.jpg


Got to channel a little bit more out of the cross member to get a bit of clearance on the trans-tunnel and to have it so the sump doesn't rest on the cross member, but after that, it's a case of getting some engine mounts made up, and then rebuilding the engine :)

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:14 PM
February 23rd:



Well the sump has been chopped, and the oil pick up is now made of 4 sections welded together to change the angle and length of it so it now fits too :)

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/185809_10150108008514081_504404080_6378105_7744205 _n.jpg


I now have the clearance that I needed, so can now get my mate to see about making up the engine mounts, and then I can rebuild the engine :D Yay!!!

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 04:15 PM
March 9th:


Well my bull bars are now all refurbed and they're on there temporarily while I make up new brackets as I lost the original ones (well, the car ate them and refuses to spit them back out from wherever they're stored!)

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198869_10150117718394081_504404080_6477738_5826507 _n.jpg


Are they bull bars, or 80s shutter shades? :lol:


And yes, they are legal as they were made and originally fitted back in the late 90s, just they were damaged so I got them refurbed :)


I have also sorted out my front doors too :D

Who needs door cards eh? Just extra weight that isn't needed :lol:


http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/200807_10150117798024081_504404080_6478217_2209792 _n.jpg

i drift volvos
03-10-2011, 04:16 PM
me likey!

Jordan
03-10-2011, 04:21 PM
Are blacked out windows illegal?

Your whole car should be illegal.

Tfest
03-10-2011, 04:22 PM
wtf

harribert
03-10-2011, 04:26 PM
Are blacked out windows illegal?

Your whole car should be illegal.

Can't tell whether you like it or not.

I don't.

Youdiditwrong. (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=168272)

Tanglefoot
03-10-2011, 04:30 PM
:omg: I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. Still, props for a cool engine swap and getting work done.

Tanglefoot
03-10-2011, 04:30 PM
double post :oops:

Zeeall
03-10-2011, 04:36 PM
uuuuh :uh:

CFL940
03-10-2011, 04:40 PM
:omg: this build scares me

Jordan
03-10-2011, 04:46 PM
I don't.
k

amerbritcan
03-10-2011, 04:48 PM
Weird, but props for being different.

Acid8000
03-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Absolutely love it, way to go man!! I thought about buying an old 244 and doing this so many times seeing as how I cant get nice late style 940's for that cheap..

turtle
03-10-2011, 05:00 PM
:wtf:

chirish1234
03-10-2011, 05:03 PM
That thing is pure win. Good luck with the V8 swap! It's your car **** the haters.

Quin
03-10-2011, 05:11 PM
kinda neat.

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 05:43 PM
The law in the UK is that the windows to the front, left and right of the driver must be kept clear and untinted, so you can black out all the other ones, so that's fine :)

And if you think the whole car should be illegal, wait till you see the exhaust system ;) It'll be legal, but something totally different!!


I know about the rat taxi, but there are many many different styles of rat look, it's not as simple as you may think. Mine is styled on the post apocalyptic, Mad Max style rat look. My old one was the more traditional rat look with the rusty hood, but everyone is doing the rusty hoods these days so I went away from that.



Yea, I managed to pick this up 940 up for 300, about $460 CAN / $480 US, and I bought my old 850 for 500 which is around $780 CAN / $800 US. Get some good cheep motors over here :D

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 05:47 PM
:omg: this build scares me

I nearly spat out my beer when I read this!! :lol:

FunkyStankyChicken
03-10-2011, 06:18 PM
God, stop ruining good cars.

Joel142S
03-10-2011, 06:24 PM
What a machine, I love it!

cookiemonster
03-10-2011, 06:34 PM
what the fuk did u do? im really scared, but its ur car not mine so it dont matter what i think, but im glad to see some be creative!

doucheNozzle
03-10-2011, 07:42 PM
This is like watching really bad 80's porn. I'm not sure if I like it but I'm going to keep watching.

940 16 valve
03-10-2011, 07:42 PM
Wow, I'm embarrassed you have an "I'm a Canadian" sticker on that car :wtf:, even if it is funny..
If it makes you happy, I guess.....

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 07:44 PM
God, stop ruining good cars.

They're not exactly great condition when I buy them. I have had nice shiny cars in the past, and if I could afford a nice shiny car, I would have one, but I can't so I have great fun with these instead! :-P

What a machine, I love it!

That thing is pure win. Good luck with the V8 swap! It's your car **** the haters.

what the fuk did u do? im really scared, but its ur car not mine so it dont matter what i think, but im glad to see some be creative!

Hahaa, I'm loving all these sorts of responses :D I love that people are scared of this thing, and the best is still yet to come!!! :lol: ;-)

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 07:46 PM
Wow, I'm embarrassed you have an "I'm a Canadian" sticker on that car :wtf:, even if it is funny..
If it makes you happy, I guess.....

Has a Canadian flag on it too on the roof rack! This was the original Volvrat, my 850 T5, doing the 1/4 mile, which shows the flag off beautifully :D

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/37281_418604084080_504404080_4485842_7070456_n.jpg

Quin
03-10-2011, 07:58 PM
goddamn, so much
http://www.discobelle.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/haterade.gif

Mueller
03-10-2011, 08:45 PM
I usually wouldn't wish anybody's car to burst into flame until now :-P :rofl: :oops:

JackEJ11
03-10-2011, 08:46 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WKH8kKFO2nU/TJ8Hy2Y6NaI/AAAAAAAAADc/8Ic_D0bwNvc/s1600/hater+tots.jpg

Crazy_C
03-10-2011, 08:57 PM
I usually wouldn't wish anybody's car to burst into flame until now :-P :rofl: :oops:

Oh it already did that just after I bought the 940 :lol: Even fire won't destroy this thing! :lol: Better luck on your wishes next time eh? Haha

Joel142S
03-10-2011, 09:32 PM
You might as well blow a homemade flame thrower over it, would add a nice charred look to the already matte black

Crazychopstick
03-10-2011, 10:31 PM
Can't tell whether you like it or not.

I don't.

Youdiditwrong. (http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=168272)

YES! Recognition!

norcal505
03-10-2011, 10:35 PM
get-raped-down-by-the-river-mobile. diggin the v8.

Ansel+
03-10-2011, 11:12 PM
Best car on tb.

Tom Wiley
03-10-2011, 11:52 PM
What the **** is this ****? This is one of few cars that are truly jaw dropping.

Stephen
03-11-2011, 12:05 AM
wut

Stephen
03-11-2011, 12:27 AM
going through the pictures again, i am still behind my wat statement. i like the exterior. a lot, actually. the interior though..wtf. especially those rear speakers. they look like they sound like poo

Silver
03-11-2011, 03:22 AM
Can I have your tail lights? I'll trade you a broken set that match better.

VQ
03-11-2011, 03:47 AM
They're not exactly great condition when I buy them. I have had nice shiny cars in the past, and if I could afford a nice shiny car, I would have one, but I can't so I have great fun with these instead! :-P
)

Before you started it looked to me like it was restorable to excelent condition and then you went ahead and just ruined it.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs424.snc4/46691_440593844080_504404080_5057387_3042204_n.jpg

I Find that statement ironic. And can't agree with it in itself.

Still, it's your car, can't stop you.

D.E
03-11-2011, 06:39 AM
http://ui18.gamespot.com/2897/whywouldyoudothat_2.jpg

wat

poulrais
03-11-2011, 07:52 AM
I actually find this car quite funny!:) BUT! You'd better wear a kevlar suit and helmet when you ride it cause if your ever in a rollover they'll have to get you out your car with a shop vac!!:-P

Crazy_C
03-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Before you started it looked to me like it was restorable to excelent condition and then you went ahead and just ruined it.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs424.snc4/46691_440593844080_504404080_5057387_3042204_n.jpg

I Find that statement ironic. And can't agree with it in itself.

Still, it's your car, can't stop you.

Which one, there's a couple of statements on there. The one about the being a ratter is a 2 fingers to my neighbors who moan about my car but never pause when they need my help on their cars. The Latin "si vis pacem, para bellum" is also a 2 fingers to them after they threatened to call the cops on me about my car disturbing the peace of the neighborhood (which isn't peaceful anyways!)


Cheers Franktion an Tom Wiley, glad you're digging it :)


Poulrais, chances of me rolling this thing are next to none. Weighs well over 2 tons!! Lol

Cojones
03-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Not really feeling it.

Crazy_C
03-11-2011, 03:20 PM
I don't expect everyone to get this, but for me, it's great fun :D

1983volvo245
03-11-2011, 04:24 PM
to each his(or her) own, cool car bud!!!! ill be checking back on the v8 swap, btw i think it would look better even lower;-)

rallybrick
03-11-2011, 05:17 PM
This is what I imagine might happen if Charlie Sheen and a super-bored wingnutty got together and built a car. While on LSD. Maybe. And then wingnutty walked away 10 mins into the build because he spotted a '34 Chevy across the street that was rusting away that he could awesomify with a Tig and a hacksaw.

I just don't possess the terrestrial phonics capable of expressing my utter surprise. My mind has melted.

What is that strapped on the roof rack -- looks like an AC condenser?

I do like the hammock.

Sean
03-11-2011, 05:33 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs939.snc4/73271_458450939080_504404080_5412607_5379904_n.jpg

What is with this? Why would since you're canadian be "show me your beaver?" ,makes no sense..

Fivehundred
03-11-2011, 05:47 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs939.snc4/73271_458450939080_504404080_5412607_5379904_n.jpg

What is with this? Why would since you're canadian be "show me your beaver?" ,makes no sense..

Two nations, divided by a common language.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=beaver

smokeyfan1000
03-11-2011, 06:04 PM
Somebody post a huge facepalm.:-P

I guess if rat ias what you want, it's OK. But I'd buffed the OEM paint out, & done it a lot different.

DNAsEqUeNcE
03-11-2011, 06:08 PM
that he could awesomify with a mig and a hacksaw .



fixed, fixed. I do the tig work on his stuff @ the shop. he's handy with that mig, that there point and shoot!

500dollar744ti
03-11-2011, 06:10 PM
ok, this is a little scary.

besides the fact that the interior looks like it has down syndrome, you've taken out an engine that has the potential to make 250 hp easily and put a boat anchor rover v8 in that has 158 horsepower and 2 carburetors.

are you related to coconut colin?

i don't hate you, i just don't understand anything you are doing to that poor 940.

poulrais
03-11-2011, 06:17 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs939.snc4/73271_458450939080_504404080_5412607_5379904_n.jpg

What is with this? Why would since you're canadian be "show me your beaver?" ,makes no sense..

The beaver is to Canadians what the Eagle is to Americans... It appears on our nickels.

1983volvo245
03-11-2011, 07:10 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs939.snc4/73271_458450939080_504404080_5412607_5379904_n.jpg

What is with this? Why would since you're canadian be "show me your beaver?" ,makes no sense..

ummm iirc in Australian a beaver is a girls down stairs..... some of the "interesting" things i've heard in my life:-P

Karl Buchka
03-11-2011, 07:45 PM
I love how you try to legitimize having a shіt car built with shoddy workmanship by giving it a name. If it looks like shіt and sounds like shіt, guess what?

Crazy_C
03-11-2011, 07:46 PM
Haha, yea, I'm Canadian but I live in England where a "beaver" is the ladies down stairs parts, so it makes sense here :lol: We have loads of words for that anatomical part actually :p


The reason the B230 came out was because I had nothing but problems with the engine, and I wanted the reliability and the sound of the V8.

If I was after power, I'd have shipped my 800hp Chevy big block over from the states to fit in it, but I don't want that. I'll be aiming for about 200hp with the modifications and the carb set up, and if I get that, I'll be happy, but it's more for cruising than all out power.

Crazy_C
03-11-2011, 07:56 PM
I love how you try to legitimize having a shіt car built with shoddy workmanship by giving it a name. If it looks like shіt and sounds like shіt, guess what?

It's only **** looking cheers mate, the workmanship is pretty good actually (other than the dash, that was more out of boredom lol). The name "rat" is to the look only, hence it being called "rat look" - oooh, that was hard to work out weren't it?

Don't slag off work you ain't seen the workmanship of, it may look tatty but it's all solid mate.

1983volvo245
03-11-2011, 08:18 PM
Haha, yea, I'm Canadian but I live in England where a "beaver" is the ladies down stairs parts, so it makes sense here :lol: We have loads of words for that anatomical part actually :p
.

ha!! its interesting the things you learn when you date ppl from other country's:-P

Crazy_C
03-11-2011, 08:22 PM
Hahaa, yea, that's the best thing!! I'm not in Australia but good to know they use that slang too :-P

1983volvo245
03-11-2011, 08:30 PM
yeah they have tones of slang..... just wish i could remember it all......:grrr:

Silver
03-11-2011, 08:36 PM
I'm American and I got the beaver [joke].

amerbritcan
03-11-2011, 09:26 PM
didn't know it wasn't slang somewhere... I think we've now covered all of the major English speaking countries.

RvolvoR
03-11-2011, 10:05 PM
It's only **** looking cheers mate, the workmanship is pretty good actually (other than the dash, that was more out of boredom lol). The name "rat" is to the look only, hence it being called "rat look" - oooh, that was hard to work out weren't it?

Don't slag off work you ain't seen the workmanship of, it may look tatty but it's all solid mate.

your car has nothing to do with anything 'rat' style whatsoever if you are purposely putting in ****tier stuff to make it look like that. The whole rat thing came about from people putting stuff together in such a way just so it would 'work'. What you are doing is taking stuff that works perfectly and putting ****tier stuff in.

Solid? Rover/Buick v8? nice try, that doesn't work...youre just a moron and an insult to the whole 'rat' deal. It is because of you that people now look down upon the use of the term 'rat.' For instance, the forum The H.A.M.B. will boot you if you is you do/say **** like you are here.

My, point, stop trying so hard...you're just making yourself sound/look like a jackass.

It would be one thing if you started with a car that was complete hammered **** and did some of the stuff you are doing, but you are doing this to a car that was still halfway decent.

rom
03-11-2011, 10:22 PM
http://files.sharenator.com/do_a_barrel_roll_Some_sharenator_OC_original_conte nt-s450x599-141189-580.jpg

caffnated_madness
03-11-2011, 10:26 PM
i am confuse

1983volvo245
03-11-2011, 10:48 PM
I'm American and I got the beaver [joke].

i wish i had some beaver right now......:lol::lol:

rom
03-11-2011, 11:08 PM
i wish i had some beaver right now......:lol::lol:

justin beaver?

amerbritcan
03-11-2011, 11:16 PM
justin beaver?

you mean justice beaver

http://images1.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/5952390/Who-is-Justice-Beaver-Hes-a-crime-fighting-beaver.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=Denial-Dwight

Brickster151
03-11-2011, 11:20 PM
I don't care about what a "rat rod" is, or the fact this car started out pretty nice.

I applaud you for actually going through with all the craziness as ridiculous, bad or wrong as it is. If it makes you happy and it makes me laugh I don't see the problem.

amerbritcan
03-11-2011, 11:24 PM
the rover 3.5 is a stout motor,
http://notjustalive.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/haters-gonna-hate1.jpg

FattMatt805
03-12-2011, 08:26 PM
I don't care about what a "rat rod" is, or the fact this car started out pretty nice.

I applaud you for actually going through with all the craziness as ridiculous, bad or wrong as it is. If it makes you happy and it makes me laugh I don't see the problem.

QFT
it is his ****ing car afterall

VQ
03-12-2011, 10:05 PM
Poulrais, chances of me rolling this thing are next to none. Weighs well over 2 tons!! Lol
No it doesn't, stock it weighs 1400kg's or so, and without the stock dash and interior it's probably lower then that, TOTAL Weight Capacity it can carry is 2tonne!

amerbritcan
03-12-2011, 10:13 PM
No it doesn't, stock it weighs 1400kg's or so, and without the stock dash and interior it's probably lower then that, TOTAL Weight Capacity it can carry is 2tonne!

have you not noticed that he made another dash out of wood and metal? or the massive amount of weight it's carrying around, in the speaker enclosures? have you ever picked up a subwoofer? bigass magnets and lots of heavy metal in those, AND he;s got amps powering it all too. I'd put his car at WAY above the normal weight of a 945.

casioqv
03-13-2011, 04:43 AM
I love it... very creative and different. I think a turbo diesel V8 would be a good match for this car.

VQ
03-13-2011, 07:44 AM
have you not noticed that he made another dash out of wood and metal? or the massive amount of weight it's carrying around, in the speaker enclosures? have you ever picked up a subwoofer? bigass magnets and lots of heavy metal in those, AND he;s got amps powering it all too. I'd put his car at WAY above the normal weight of a 945.

Ok, It won't be 2 tonnes though!

wagonfetish
03-13-2011, 12:24 PM
Ok, It won't be 2 tonnes though!

Maybe it will be, with that 3.5L lump under the "bonnet" :lol:

OP: Keep up the work! SHake dem haters off!

0x808080
03-13-2011, 05:33 PM
thank god we don't all have the same taste, otherwise browsing showroom threads would be like "hey... did that guy steal my car?!"

cool build

ElBertoPolvo
03-13-2011, 07:02 PM
it's great that people have different tastes and styles.....

but you obviously have no idea what a rat rod is....

horrible....it pains me to see the pics of the car before you molested it beyond belief

500dollar744ti
03-14-2011, 07:37 AM
your car has nothing to do with anything 'rat' style whatsoever if you are purposely putting in ****tier stuff to make it look like that. The whole rat thing came about from people putting stuff together in such a way just so it would 'work'. What you are doing is taking stuff that works perfectly and putting ****tier stuff in.

Solid? Rover/Buick v8? nice try, that doesn't work...youre just a moron and an insult to the whole 'rat' deal. It is because of you that people now look down upon the use of the term 'rat.' For instance, the forum The H.A.M.B. will boot you if you is you do/say **** like you are here.

My, point, stop trying so hard...you're just making yourself sound/look like a jackass.

It would be one thing if you started with a car that was complete hammered **** and did some of the stuff you are doing, but you are doing this to a car that was still halfway decent.

agreed, i think the problem is that everyone here, http://rat-look.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5136 thinks this project and the workmanship is so bad ass.

i guess if you look at some of the other members cars, you might begin to understand why.

Tamnakz
03-14-2011, 09:05 AM
Not my style, but I love it anyway!

Love the way you've got your sound system set up!

I'm curious about the acoustics. Is it just dfeafiningly loud, or is it a good sound too? You've got enough speakers that with the right choices you'd cover a good bit of SQL

ElBertoPolvo
03-14-2011, 09:08 AM
rat-look.com

i looked....and cringed.....

volvo940tuner
03-14-2011, 09:19 AM
:rofl:

rom
03-14-2011, 10:36 AM
the rover 3.5 is a stout motor,
http://notjustalive.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/haters-gonna-hate1.jpg

rush limbaugh is a stout american. your argument isn't sound.

500dollar744ti
03-14-2011, 10:46 AM
ugh, just look at some of the other members' project cars on that site..

ElBertoPolvo
03-14-2011, 11:11 AM
^horrible....

total bastardization of the original rat style

Sander
03-14-2011, 11:17 AM
ugh, just look at some of the other members' project cars on that site..

I did :-(

i drift volvos
03-14-2011, 11:22 AM
Dude...seriously I love how you take people hating on your car. You sir are awesome!

Glad to see someone doing their own thing!

GMS
03-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Thats not even rat. :-P

Welcome to Sweden.
http://forumbilder.se/images/c97200813121Pca14.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/idt7hc.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2nl8qkw.jpg

On a more volvo related note..
http://i2.tinypic.com/6ktdw1d.jpg
http://www.swecars.com/gallery/images/bilar/blandat/bilparken/pict0062.jpg
http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/254/p1012658b.jpg
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/838/p1012654.jpg

Not trying to hijack your thread here, maybe some inspiration for you :-P
Seems like many american cars get killed on swedish roads..

1970_Volvo_142S
03-14-2011, 02:23 PM
To GMS : Welcome to America....

Rat rods (taken at Heavy Rebel Weekender, Winston-Salem NC you gotta go see this)

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/Gonowheres/ratrod2.jpg

another

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/Gonowheres/ratrod3.jpg

rat rod and bike

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/Gonowheres/ratrod1.jpg



To the OP : I appreciate your individuality and willingness to customize your car, everybody has their own interpretation of what is cool or not. I just wanted to show a few fine examples of hot rods done in the "rat" style. I'm sure people hate on these cars too, but I think their nuts if they do.

Crazy_C
03-14-2011, 04:42 PM
rat-look.com

i looked....and cringed.....

LOL I'm one of the staff on that site :lol: It's definitely not to everyone's taste, and some of the cars on there I'll agree are total crap, and really do insult the rat look. I love the rat rods, I just can't afford one, so have to use influences from them on my 945.


agreed, i think the problem is that everyone here, http://rat-look.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5136 thinks this project and the workmanship is so bad ass.

i guess if you look at some of the other members cars, you might begin to understand why.

Rat-Look.com FTW!! :lol: :lol: I know we're not the most popular style but it's taking off with ratting out the newer cars like my 945 over here, but still the old skool rat rods are the best. I will own one, one day!!!


Not my style, but I love it anyway!

Love the way you've got your sound system set up!

I'm curious about the acoustics. Is it just dfeafiningly loud, or is it a good sound too? You've got enough speakers that with the right choices you'd cover a good bit of SQL

The sound system is both. It's got good quality on the sound, but it's also massively loud too. The loudness draws people in, but the sound quality impresses people too when they're there :D


To GMS : Welcome to America....

Rat rods (taken at Heavy Rebel Weekender, Winston-Salem NC you gotta go see this)

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/Gonowheres/ratrod2.jpg

another

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/Gonowheres/ratrod3.jpg

rat rod and bike

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/Gonowheres/ratrod1.jpg



To the OP : I appreciate your individuality and willingness to customize your car, everybody has their own interpretation of what is cool or not. I just wanted to show a few fine examples of hot rods done in the "rat" style. I'm sure people hate on these cars too, but I think their nuts if they do.

Sorry if my words don't make sense, I'm busy drooling over my keyboard right now!!! Haha!! Can't wait to get my hands on something like one of these! Would be my dream car!!

500dollar744ti
03-14-2011, 05:31 PM
Rat-Look.com FTW!! :lol: :lol: I know we're not the most popular style but it's taking off with ratting out the newer cars like my 945 over here, but still the old skool rat rods are the best. I will own one, one day!!!

it seems you are very into what you are doing and you really don't care what other people think... that is important and i'll give you credit for that.

though i think the modifications to your car are hideous, it is your car and you are happy with what you are doing, so more power to you. :cheers:

Funkee
03-14-2011, 06:38 PM
Man I hate what you did with your car, but yes, power to you if thats your way. I'm surely going to catch a lot of hate when my Impala is done (lotta chrome and big wheels, tucked though) but whatever man :)

But especially that '62 Hardtop Impala thats a shame even though its a 4dr. Those HT's are pretty rare.

amerbritcan
03-14-2011, 07:11 PM
augh confederate flag everywhere. 'Cuz supporting slavery is so cool.

pwschuh
03-14-2011, 07:30 PM
Rat rods (taken at Heavy Rebel Weekender, Winston-Salem NC you gotta go see this)

http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt228/Gonowheres/ratrod2.jpg



This ^ is not a rat rod.

The others you posted pretty much are.

RvolvoR
03-14-2011, 07:38 PM
This ^ is not a rat rod.

The others you posted pretty much are.

trad rod

mikezohsix
03-14-2011, 07:57 PM
augh confederate flag everywhere. 'Cuz supporting slavery is so cool.

Canada had slaves too you know....

And there was a lot more to the confederacy than slavery. I know they teach Canadian history in Canada, but before you automatically equate a confederate flag with slavery, you should read up on some of the real issues that caused the war.

N/Avolvo
03-14-2011, 08:46 PM
are you related to coconut colin?

i don't hate you, i just don't understand anything you are doing to that poor 940.

+1

1970_Volvo_142S
03-15-2011, 06:15 AM
This ^ is not a rat rod.

The others you posted pretty much are.

OK, you got me there. I just thought it looked so damn cool I couldn't help myself. I really like the cheater slicks and an original Chrysler V8 with HEMIspherical cylinder heads.

mr brick driver
03-15-2011, 09:16 AM
No offense...seems like a strange thing to do to what was a nice 940?

Crazy_C
03-18-2011, 08:00 PM
Yea, I'm used to people hating on what I do with my cars, I know I've essentially destroyed this 945, but I'm rebuilding it in my own style now. Maybe one day the 940 will be a classic car, but right now, they're dime a dozen over here, the 700/900 series and 850s are all over the place here so why not eh? It's all in good spirit and good fun and that's the main thing.

Y'all wonder why I'm doing this, but I don't ask "why do it", I just ask "why not do it" and when I can't come up with a reasonable answer as to why not do it, I just do it :)



Here's an update though that I'm sure most of you will like!! This just looks sooo right in the engine bay of the 940!

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/199122_10150124160974081_504404080_6531373_2214028 _n.jpg

Was busy the other day, and the engine now looks like a proper engine :) I have fueling again, I have the heads on and the exhaust manifolds on too so yay :D


What strange thing do y'all see though?? ;)

Funkee
03-18-2011, 08:26 PM
What year is that engine? I had a 71 from a 3500. Theyre nice engines, originally designed by Buick. Probably equally as heavy as the b230?

amerbritcan
03-18-2011, 08:37 PM
why on earth are your exhaust manifolds on backwards?

M.H. Yount
03-18-2011, 08:45 PM
"...backwards?" Probably because they won't work/clear the other way....

Rat Rod is scooby-do for "I didn't finish it yet".....

Crazy_C
03-18-2011, 08:50 PM
It's a mid 80s V8 from the SD1, and it's a fair bit lighter than the B230 actually which we were a bit surprised by!! Not huge amounts lighter, but it is noticeable when maneuvering it.

Ahh, you noticed it then ;) They're on backwards, pointing forwards, as the don't have enough space to point backwards. The exhausts will go out through each side of the front bumper infront of the front wheels :)

Crazy_C
03-18-2011, 08:51 PM
"...backwards?" Probably because they won't work/clear the other way....

Rat Rod is scooby-do for "I didn't finish it yet".....

Correct on both counts :lol: I like my car having the unfinished look though, even when it will eventually be finished :-P

ElBertoPolvo
03-18-2011, 09:42 PM
It's a mid 80s V8 from the SD1, and it's a fair bit lighter than the B230 actually which we were a bit surprised by!! Not huge amounts lighter, but it is noticeable when maneuvering it.

Ahh, you noticed it then ;) They're on backwards, pointing forwards, as the don't have enough space to point backwards. The exhausts will go out through each side of the front bumper infront of the front wheels :)

WAT?:-(

Crazy_C
03-18-2011, 09:47 PM
Which bit is making you go wat to? The bit about the manifolds? :lol:

ElBertoPolvo
03-18-2011, 09:50 PM
the exhaust out the front?

Crazy_C
03-18-2011, 10:25 PM
Yea, there's no space for the exhausts to go down, or backwards, so the P38 headers I'm using are on the wrong way round so that I can then just go outwards and have the exhausts exit the bumper on the sides :)

Ansel+
03-19-2011, 01:24 AM
Make the exhaust exit out the fenders and run along the side of the car like an airplane, then all will be forgiven.

RedFridge
03-19-2011, 05:50 AM
Think it's great man.

Crazy_C
03-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Make the exhaust exit out the fenders and run along the side of the car like an airplane, then all will be forgiven.

Haha, not a bad idea, might have to look into that one :) cheers!

Captain Bondo
03-19-2011, 02:52 PM
I almost can't believe the transformation...

500dollar744ti
03-19-2011, 03:12 PM
^^^ i believe it, just don't like it. that's my opinion.

Captain Bondo
03-19-2011, 05:39 PM
^^^ i believe it, just don't like it. that's my opinion.

The comment was not necessarily intended to imply approval. ;-)

flocomotion
03-19-2011, 06:25 PM
Well, it was a nice car

Captain Bondo
03-19-2011, 06:38 PM
Well, it was a nice car

Exactly.

Crazy_C
03-19-2011, 06:46 PM
The pictures did it too much justice earlier on. She certainly wasn't a minter by far!! Paintwork had loads of scratches all over it where she'd been through a few bushes, interior trim was hanging off the doors (part the reason I took all the door cards off), she really was just a cheap banger.

The 850 I had before was nicer, just a shame the head gasket went in her :(

1983volvo245
03-19-2011, 07:22 PM
any updates on the engine???

Crazy_C
03-19-2011, 07:35 PM
Nothing really as I've been at work today. I work 5 days a week, and only get 1 or 2 days a week to work on her. But I will provide updates as and when work gets done :)

morganpartee
03-19-2011, 08:29 PM
Just doesn't look good.

Mueller
03-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Well, it was a nice car

I bet the non-rat rod BMW and VW fans are happy this guy owns a Volvo instead of their choice of pedigree :)

Crazy_C
03-19-2011, 10:21 PM
Just doesn't look good.

It's not meant to, it's rat :lol: :-P

I bet the non-rat rod BMW and VW fans are happy this guy owns a Volvo instead of their choice of pedigree :)

Haha, I'm sure they are too, ah well, they'll just be jealous of the Volvo ;) :lol:

Poik
03-19-2011, 11:52 PM
This thread is retarded and this car is not a rat rod.

chirish1234
03-20-2011, 12:07 AM
This thread is retarded and this car is not a rat rod.

More mad max then rat rod really.

500dollar744ti
03-20-2011, 12:07 AM
This thread is retarded and this car is not a rat rod.

good summary.

amerbritcan
03-20-2011, 12:28 AM
More mad max then rat rod really.

My thoughts exactly. I'm not opposed whatsoever to the build, it's actually kinda neat in a crazy way, but that's not a goddamned ratrod.

500dollar744ti
03-20-2011, 01:02 AM
Me: sweet v8 volvo man, is it fast?

You: yeah it's a rover 3.5

Me: facepalm

Benthefrench
03-20-2011, 01:18 AM
Me: sweet v8 volvo man, is it fast?

You: yeah it's a rover 3.5

Me: facepalm

:lol::lol::lol:

VQ
03-20-2011, 02:17 AM
It's a mid 80s V8 from the SD1, and it's a fair bit lighter than the B230 actually which we were a bit surprised by!! Not huge amounts lighter, but it is noticeable when maneuvering it.

Ahh, you noticed it then ;) They're on backwards, pointing forwards, as the don't have enough space to point backwards. The exhausts will go out through each side of the front bumper infront of the front wheels :)

Why not use a 4.6 from a later model Range Rover or even the 3.9 from a Classic Range Rover or Discovery? Seems sort of a waste to use that motor instead of fixing the Volvo motor.

Did i read that you're using the stock Volvo gearbox behind it? How did you make that work?

I find it strange you got rid of your 850 because of a blown headgasket, which is easy to fix or get parts for, and start all over again on another car.

Benthefrench
03-20-2011, 02:37 AM
What's up with the speakers ?

There is NOTHING rat rod about that...:wtf:

Rat rod :

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/628095.jpg
http://i37.tinypic.com/b5mk4k.jpg
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/264/rat20rods.jpg

Crazy_C
03-20-2011, 09:33 AM
If you all look I have never claimed it to be a rat rod so dunno what y'all are getting so worked up about! It's rat look, ie making it look ratty, not trying to make it look like a rat rod cos it never will.

I got rid of the 850 with the blown head gasket cos it needed a new engine as it had gone that badly but I couldn't get a decent engine for under 500, and that's how much I paid for the whole 850!! Volvo engines really have been the most unreliable engines I've come across. 2 Volvos, 2 major engine failures! Why I didn't fix the 940 engine after I replaced the turbo for the third time!!

I chose the 3.5 purely cos it's cheap and easy to get a hold of bits. I'm not looking for performance, otherwise I'd use the big block chevy lump I have, but that's not my plan for this car, it's just gonna be a nice, comfortable daily driver and for cruising around.

You did read right, I am using a factory Volvo box on it. It's the auto box code ZF 4HP22. Landrover use a 4 wheel drive variant of this gearbox on the Discovery. So use the Volvo auto box, Disco bell housing and torque converter and it all fits together nicely :)

Falcone
03-20-2011, 11:05 AM
I kind of want to punch you in the dick for putting that rover lump in there. But I can't, you're too far away. Cool concept, but I hate that dash, looks retarded.

Props for going somewhere that no one else has ventured before.

Crazy_C
03-20-2011, 03:28 PM
Hey man, recognize the name of that car. Can't be many 854s called The BBQ lol How's your RWD conversion getting along?


You may want to crotch shot me (which made me laugh by the way when I read it - you win the prize for most unusual and aggressive response to this!! LOL), but even the most hardened haters on the engine will have to admit that it'll sound glorious when it's done with the V8 in there. It may not be the most powerful but it'll still have that lovely rumble :)

shaved240
03-20-2011, 03:47 PM
looked like a pretty nice car before. Shame its got a v8 in it now that prob makes the same power as the stock motor.

Ansel+
03-20-2011, 04:00 PM
Volvo engines really have been the most unreliable engines I've come across.

>rover 3.5

:roll: Have fun.

Benthefrench
03-20-2011, 04:10 PM
Ya man, Rovers are WAY more reliable than Volvos :rofl:

Falcone
03-20-2011, 04:25 PM
Hey man, recognize the name of that car. Can't be many 854s called The BBQ lol How's your RWD conversion getting along?


You may want to crotch shot me (which made me laugh by the way when I read it - you win the prize for most unusual and aggressive response to this!! LOL), but even the most hardened haters on the engine will have to admit that it'll sound glorious when it's done with the V8 in there. It may not be the most powerful but it'll still have that lovely rumble :)

RWD is comming along, lots of holes cut and I have a mock up block mounted to the subframe facing the proper way. Still deciding on a couple things.

I meant no agression by the dick punch. I just felt like telling you when I read you were putting the rover in, thats the first thing that popped into my head. If you were going for sound, you should of swapped the whiteblock with a new hg from your 850 in, best sounding engine imo.

Trust me, i'm not hating on you. Talk to my best friend who is making me swap a fcking D16 into his sentra, I give him hate, thats even dummer. Prove us all wrong with that rover v8 and the reliability.

Crazy_C
03-20-2011, 05:14 PM
Haha, I've come across haters with every car I've owned cos I do what I wanna do, and not what everyone thinks I should do, so I could tell you're not a hater. Plus the bit about props at the end is usually a giveaway too! :lol:

The Rover V8 is a good piece of kit for basic simple engineering. Not fast but it's nice. Plus if anything goes on it, it's cheap to replace. Going through 3 turbos on the B230 was expensive!!!!

500dollar744ti
03-20-2011, 05:27 PM
ok so it's not 'rat rodding' it's 'rat looking'

the purpose of this 'rat-look' is to purposefully degrade your car to a piece of **** beater before it can happen in its own time?

i could understand if you got a stripped 940 shell with no dash, no stereo, no interior, no motor, no trans and you have no money but you need something to drive, so you come up with this.

maybe next time you should buy a car from the breakers and build it up, instead of building it down?

Crazy_C
03-20-2011, 05:46 PM
ok so it's not 'rat rodding' it's 'rat looking'

the purpose of this 'rat-look' is to purposefully degrade your car to a piece of **** beater before it can happen in its own time?

i could understand if you got a stripped 940 shell with no dash, no stereo, no interior, no motor, no trans and you have no money but you need something to drive, so you come up with this.

maybe next time you should buy a car from the breakers and build it up, instead of building it down?

A load of my old cars were from the breakers actually, but it's more hassle than it's worth as regs here mean you have to take the vehicle for an inspection by an official from the vehicle operations standards agency and they need to see it repaired to an almost new state.

There are different aspect to rat look but the main jist of it is to have cars that look ratty, be it looking broken, looking like a PoS beater, looking like something from Mad Max (which is my preferred style) and many more too!

Falcone
03-20-2011, 10:17 PM
Not everything has or needs a purpose. Some things are done out of impulse and personal preferance.

Hell, I took my rear door handles off (aerodynamiks), put s70 ones on the front and broke the plastic thing trying to make the key work, so essentially the only way I get in and out of my car is the trunk (which by the way requires a different key, its from my blue parts car). My interior is gutted so I crawl 3/4of the way into the trunk to grab the metal wire that unlocks the rear door, pull the other metal arm to open the door, then have to fight gravity and rubberized asphault that never hardens to open the door.

Just so I can get out and open the rear door all the way, reach for the front door pin, and pull it up. It had a full nice leather interior before. Why you ask. Because it makes me laugh so fcking hard every morning and any time I need to get into it. Just how akward it is. I enjoy it, don't know why, it takes 5 minutes to get into, but I love it. It has absolutly no purpose, other than I look like a pimp with two different volvo keys on my keychain, and I tell the ladies i'm Ricky Bobby.

tree18is
03-21-2011, 01:49 AM
^horrible....

total bastardization of the original rat style

yup this isnt rat, its like a goth car, or some burning man abortion.

Crazy_C
03-21-2011, 06:04 AM
Not everything has or needs a purpose. Some things are done out of impulse and personal preferance.

Hell, I took my rear door handles off (aerodynamiks), put s70 ones on the front and broke the plastic thing trying to make the key work, so essentially the only way I get in and out of my car is the trunk (which by the way requires a different key, its from my blue parts car). My interior is gutted so I crawl 3/4of the way into the trunk to grab the metal wire that unlocks the rear door, pull the other metal arm to open the door, then have to fight gravity and rubberized asphault that never hardens to open the door.

Just so I can get out and open the rear door all the way, reach for the front door pin, and pull it up. It had a full nice leather interior before. Why you ask. Because it makes me laugh so fcking hard every morning and any time I need to get into it. Just how akward it is. I enjoy it, don't know why, it takes 5 minutes to get into, but I love it. It has absolutly no purpose, other than I look like a pimp with two different volvo keys on my keychain, and I tell the ladies i'm Ricky Bobby.

Dude, this made m laugh so fckin hard it's untrue!! That's legendary stuff right there!! I can't be the only one thinking a video is needed!! :lol:

That's just awesome!!




As for it being like a goth car, I am a goth so guess it could be more goth look than rat. I never claim it to be a rat rod though cos to me they're the coolest things ever! Will happily admit this new age rat look is a bastardization of the original thing.

Benthefrench
03-21-2011, 06:12 AM
http://images.thegauntlet.com/pics/marilyn_manson-band.jpg

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http://www.carsnews-trend.info/images/volvo-940%20(1).jpg

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ElBertoPolvo
03-24-2011, 09:22 AM
my butthole puckers everytime i look at what you did to that car.....

those wheels were pretty sweet till you rattle-canned them to hell.....

rat? no
rat rod? no
rat look? no
rat ****? yes

Crazy_C
03-24-2011, 04:20 PM
Yea, didn't realize the wheels were rare beforehand. Gutted now on that one!!

I really don't know where people are getting the rat rod thing from though as I've not claimed it to be one! It's a ratty looking car, simples! :)

760T man
03-24-2011, 04:42 PM
Ya man, Rovers are WAY more reliable than Volvos :rofl:

The Rover 3.5 V8 is American.

500dollar744ti
03-24-2011, 04:53 PM
yeah and Buick knew it was a piece of **** so they sold it to Rover.

callousedxfingers
03-24-2011, 05:06 PM
Yea, didn't realize the wheels were rare beforehand. Gutted now on that one!!

I really don't know where people are getting the rat rod thing from though as I've not claimed it to be one! It's a ratty looking car, simples! :)

Ratty= Rat Rod......

MorningWood
03-24-2011, 06:58 PM
What a piece of garbage. Just because you rattle can something doesn't make a ****ing ratrod, it makes it ugly. That car wasn't in bad condition when you bought it, you just ruined a decent car. I'm usually down for being different but you're a ****ing idiot.

500dollar744ti
03-24-2011, 07:03 PM
^^^ :lol:

Ansel+
02-07-2012, 08:30 PM
bump

GreatDaneShane
02-08-2012, 05:18 AM
thank you for the bump. cheese and rice, wtf man.

professor245
02-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Why did you kill that nice 945T you evil man:-P

Kaleb
02-08-2012, 01:42 PM
mount a flame thrower to the roof and your ready for the zombie Apocalypse

samyboy
02-08-2012, 01:47 PM
The reason the B230 came out was because I had nothing but problems with the engine, and I wanted the reliability and the sound of the V8.

If I was after power, I'd have shipped my 800hp Chevy big block over from the states to fit in it, but I don't want that. I'll be aiming for about 200hp with the modifications and the carb set up, and if I get that, I'll be happy, but it's more for cruising than all out power.

why didnt you just spend a few making the B230 reliable on sensible boost if you only want 200bhp ??

Tfest
02-08-2012, 02:27 PM
rad, good job on the car man.

brendon_ak
02-08-2012, 02:33 PM
this thread is hilarious

Tfest
02-08-2012, 02:45 PM
i love the haters

ITS JUST A ****ING CAR PEOPLE

Wilford Brimley
02-08-2012, 03:09 PM
I dont even :wtf:

badvlvo
02-08-2012, 03:13 PM
mount a flame thrower to the roof and aim it at the driver.

I can't even WTF this, just F.

amerbritcan
02-08-2012, 07:29 PM
I love this thread. (lets be clear, I don't love the car)

And I'm pretty sure that the buick engine was a V6, was it not? and Rover bought the rights to the motor so they wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel making a V, and proceeded to add 2 cylinders and redesign a bunch of stuff differently, once they had the backbone of basic design from the buick motor.

Maybe I'm thinking of something else though.

thevolvokid
02-08-2012, 07:37 PM
You see what you did there is,

you ****ed up.

mylilnismo
02-09-2012, 01:27 PM
as far as your hearers go you need to put the on the way they were meant to and cut them, put in new bends and re-weld. I'm almost positive that unless you're gonna put exhaus tout the front bumper that you won't have room to run it out the back-ish. And a small block chevy would have been done by now lol. js. I like your originality. +1000 for not getting upset at all the dick comments. I'm not calling anyone a dick but some are just rude lol.

afrat
02-09-2012, 01:58 PM
Wait, you modified your car in a manner that I don't particularly like?

WTF! GTFO! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WHAT A PILE OF CRAP!

Next time, consult with me before you make any changes to your car so I know that when I click a project thread it will agree with my exact tastes. You go about acting like this is your car and you have the freedom to do what you want with it. Geeze, kids these days...

RDC
02-09-2012, 02:40 PM
mount a flame thrower to the roof and your ready for the zombie Apocalypse
you'd be ready for the apolcalypse with stock paint too
though carbs will help in the event of any EMP problems

...
Thanks for bumping this fraktion.. lol

badvlvo
02-09-2012, 02:55 PM
I love this thread. (lets be clear, I don't love the car)

And I'm pretty sure that the buick engine was a V6, was it not? and Rover bought the rights to the motor so they wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel making a V, and proceeded to add 2 cylinders and redesign a bunch of stuff differently, once they had the backbone of basic design from the buick motor.

Maybe I'm thinking of something else though.

No, that's what became of the 215ci aluminum V-8 of the 60's found in Buicks.

They fixed the major design flaw, then built it into an engine that produced so little power that it was a total waste of metal, installed it in hideous cars and fed it with mediocre carbueretion.

samyboy
02-09-2012, 04:48 PM
I love this thread. (lets be clear, I don't love the car)

And I'm pretty sure that the buick engine was a V6, was it not? and Rover bought the rights to the motor so they wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel making a V, and proceeded to add 2 cylinders and redesign a bunch of stuff differently, once they had the backbone of basic design from the buick motor.

Maybe I'm thinking of something else though.


not heard the V6 bit before but yes to the buick bit, as V8's go though a waste of time when the B230FT with MBC would put out the same power but fair play for the effort

Grant Borman
02-09-2012, 07:27 PM
mount a flame thrower to the roof and your ready for the zombie Apocalypse

If i see zombies running towards me(although i don't think they can run[as if zombies are even real]) im jumping in the 940 with the blown turbo seals verses the rat look 940. lol

I think its great you are building this and having fun but think you would be better off if some aspects of the build were better thought out. That brush bar on the front and the roof rack have horrible proportions. Im a huge zombie apocalypse fan and my volvo wagon might turn into something sorta mad max/urban utilitarian vehicle but everything will have a purpose and make the vehicle perform better for a fictional purpose lol. But i can tell you it will look NOTHING like this contraption!