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VolvoRock
10-26-2004, 01:51 AM
Did Volvo ever make a cargo van? like a VW Vanagon or something of that sort?...if not..i think it would be kinda cool if someone custom built a body and cabin or something ontop of a 240 chassis or something.....

PWRPUFF
10-26-2004, 04:31 AM
Well there was the 145 Express (has a hi-top over the cargo area), 245 Transfer (extended wheelbase wagon for more passengers), 245 hearse (2 doors, extended wheelbase, extended back), 245 ambulance (3 door, extended wheelbase, much taller in back), and for the stripped down, the simple 245 van (2 seats with a steel wall behind, and a flat cargo floor all the way back).

FWIW, I've thought of such too, seeing the occasional nice Volvo with a wrecked rear that could be cut out and something else put on it. Only thing - they handle bad enough as it is ... add more weight and move that center of gravity higher, and it'll get much worse. I should know - I've been using my homemade roofrack a lot recently(*). Despite wider tires, stiffer overload coils, and sedan turbo sway bars, my 245 handled worse than stock under load.

-- Kane

* - Saturday was plywood, sheetrock, and some 2x4x8'. Sunday was a pile of fence boards, some 4x4'8', a couple 2x4x12', a 4x10x8', and about 200lbs of marble tiles inside. Monday, I had a few 2x10x8', a 2x8x16', some more plywood, and cement inside.

Captain Bondo
10-26-2004, 04:42 AM
Seems to me the PV 444 was like a cargo/delivery van thingie.

n xntrx volvo
10-26-2004, 04:52 AM
like this? (http://www.real4x4.com/)
http://www.real4x4.com/Variouspics/PICT0007.jpg

SwedishBrick242...
10-26-2004, 05:31 AM
1968 Volvo 210:
http://hjem.get2net.dk/policeshooting/images/1960-/volvo.hundevogn.1968.jpg
http://www.alouettecampers.nl/Volvo%20duett%20klein.jpg

Volvo V50 kinda looks like a van:
http://users.pandora.be/volvo40/images/vvv501.jpg

The Racing Volvo
10-26-2004, 11:22 AM
like this? (http://www.real4x4.com/)
http://www.real4x4.com/Variouspics/PICT0007.jpg


did anyone notice the "roll cage" on this thing?

i gues that when you get to such a size it'a only fesible to place the cage on the out side. :e-shrug:

towerymt
10-26-2004, 02:26 PM
Seems to me the PV 444 was like a cargo/delivery van thingie.

444 was just like the 544, minor differences like the split windshield.

P445/P210 "Duett" was the truck version, which was different from the 444/544.

mjkspyder_one
10-30-2004, 07:12 PM
Ok...I know this is kindof off topic, but.....I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.real4x4.com/Images/Suggahill.jpg
1956 Volvo Sugga, this has got to be one of the coolest volvos EVER

Felixredwoody
10-30-2004, 09:55 PM
Ok...I know this is kindof off topic, but.....I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.real4x4.com/Images/Suggahill.jpg
1956 Volvo Sugga, this has got to be one of the coolest volvos EVER
There is one of those here in town, shows up at ALL the CHEVY shows, has a big block 454 in it with auto tranny. When I first saw it i was like OMG...then I looked under the hood, I was dissapointed to say the least! Tim

mjkspyder_one
10-31-2004, 04:04 AM
lol, I would probably swap the engine out as well if I owned one of those. Don't really want to deal with the gutless-ness of a 1956 Volvo engine, prolly a straight six in that thing that pumps out about 95hp...
*edit* I just have to say though, that thing looks BAD ASS!! If I had one, I'd be out in the mud every weekend.

Slonik
10-31-2004, 04:23 AM
http://slonik.w3bbix.net/images/ubervolvo.jpg

There's that...

tjts1
10-31-2004, 04:53 AM
http://www.jon-erik.se/240/amb-005.jpg
I think this would make a great 240 camper.
http://www.jon-erik.se/240/245-016.jpg
My personal favorite.
http://www.jon-erik.se/240/245-015.jpg
MTV gona pimp my ride.
MAny many more at:
http://www.jon-erik.se/240/pictures.html

Kevin Hawkinson
11-01-2004, 02:53 AM
OMFG! :rofl:


That site is HEEE-LARRY-US

http://www.jon-erik.se/240/pv-hoghus.jpg

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!!

I even saw my car on there! :eek:

samyboy
11-01-2004, 07:15 PM
flod down the back seats ina any Volvo estate and uve near enough got a van haven't you

i know in the UK back in the 70's & 80's the 245 was the ultimate antique dealers wagon

volvo9
11-01-2004, 08:42 PM
HAHAH HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.jon-erik.se/240/xxx.jpg

Zeeall
11-02-2004, 07:46 PM
did anyone notice the "roll cage" on this thing?

i gues that when you get to such a size it'a only fesible to place the cage on the out side. :e-shrug:

thats how its done on offroad cars

pwschuh
11-02-2004, 10:18 PM
lol, I would probably swap the engine out as well if I owned one of those. Don't really want to deal with the gutless-ness of a 1956 Volvo engine, prolly a straight six in that thing that pumps out about 95hp...


Most of these TP-21 ("Sugga") came with sixes but there were a smaller number made with V-8's. Not big blocks of course, but more desireable than the sixes.

Zeeall
11-03-2004, 08:40 AM
Most of these TP-21 ("Sugga") came with sixes but there were a smaller number made with V-8's. Not big blocks of course, but more desireable than the sixes.

mm, the famous ~120hp b36 =)

http://home.online.no/~msyns/images/b36/b36_hoyre_side.jpg
http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/photopost/data/500/206b36.jpg


8 cylinder, 4-stroke, 90* angle, 2 valves per cylinder
3,56 liters
120hp @ 4000rpm
260 nm (192 ft-lb)@ 2200 rpm
weight ~235 kilo

hinterland_1
08-22-2012, 02:56 AM
Did Volvo ever make a cargo van? like a VW Vanagon or something of that sort?...if not..i think it would be kinda cool if someone custom built a body and cabin or something ontop of a 240 chassis or something.....
There was the 245 van, that is a regular 245, with a rear cargo area, rather than seats.
here is a photo of a brochure for it

Matt
08-22-2012, 03:06 AM
holy ****ing 8 year bump

dieselboy
08-22-2012, 03:43 AM
That has to be almost a record for srs bsns bump

GabAlmighty
08-22-2012, 03:43 AM
Impressive good sir. Your searching skills are quite good.

Old Iron
08-22-2012, 01:29 PM
What's that orange 245 , that was a work van in Australia or something? I think there was a thread floating around about it here?