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Forum: projects & restorations Yesterday, 11:19 AM
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Posted By BJORNAGN
While I have no doubt about the quality of your...

While I have no doubt about the quality of your execution, I do wonder what you expect as a gain? I can probably answer that myself if I go with "Cause Volvo in a Volvo?"

I am fully sold into the...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-16-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
It is kind of funny.... When I did the P1800...

It is kind of funny....

When I did the P1800 wagon Miata swap. I also did an engine swap and a chassis stretch.

Then I run into your thread...

I have been heralding you and your project as...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-09-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
https://i.imgur.com/n9ElCnD.jpg getting...

https://i.imgur.com/n9ElCnD.jpg

getting closer

https://i.imgur.com/Y4t097f.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
Nice read on Petrolicious! I agree that...

Nice read on Petrolicious!

I agree that some video would be nice especially if it is done to the same standard as everything else in this project. Got a buddy with a drone mayhaps?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-14-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
https://i.imgur.com/tEX2kV9.jpg Color will...

https://i.imgur.com/tEX2kV9.jpg

Color will be a dark, non-metallic blue, done in a base-clear paint. Engine compartment was already painted. Shame I had to strip it back to metal because the paint...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
On the way to paint. First coat of Featherfill...

On the way to paint. First coat of Featherfill contour primer.

https://i.imgur.com/taVXciT.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
The fun game of making a sandblast-damaged car...

The fun game of making a sandblast-damaged car smooth again. Lot of hours beating the roof panel to get rid of oil-can dents. Coulod not have done it without the shrinking disc. Got the panel to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,904
Posted By BJORNAGN
Can you give us some idea of how much time and...

Can you give us some idea of how much time and money you want to dedicate to this project and how much fabrication experience you have?

Anything can be put in anything if you really want it to...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
https://i.imgur.com/64CLPfL.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/64CLPfL.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 03-26-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Time to eat a bit of dust as I smooth out the old...

Time to eat a bit of dust as I smooth out the old girl.
https://i.imgur.com/dR1zHs6.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Now that it runs, starting on dash and wiring ...

Now that it runs, starting on dash and wiring
https://i.imgur.com/11ziZKx.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-21-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
Every time I see the word "Amazon" in your post,...

Every time I see the word "Amazon" in your post, my brain reads it as "Amazing". :)
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,264
Posted By BJORNAGN
This stuff is easy! ...

This stuff is easy!

https://i.imgur.com/CoPjMN8.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 02-08-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
You have been busy, congratulations on the first...

You have been busy, congratulations on the first drive. Looking forward to the day when I can do the same with the Molvo.

So...how solid is the merged chassis? Many creaks or rattles that need to...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-14-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
Funny...I am at the same stage with the dash and...

Funny...I am at the same stage with the dash and have arrived at the same conclusions.

At a glance, it looks like the P1800 dash could be made to fit. And I fully agree it would be the ideal...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
Probably not. Some people just are not fans of...

Probably not. Some people just are not fans of chassis-swap projects because they feel that it violates some kind of brand-purity rule.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-08-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
Take your time here as it will be very hard to...

Take your time here as it will be very hard to remedy after the fact. And you are right, not very photogenic place to work.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
How embarrassing... I have been "Outed" as a...

How embarrassing... I have been "Outed" as a Bugeye Sprite sympathizer! I swear it was not mine, just building it for a friend!:)

Glad someone found the correct video!
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
I don't want to admit how long it took me to do...

I don't want to admit how long it took me to do what you just did in 3 days!

Lower pich welds lined up seems to be the best compromise. Have you considered how you are going to attach the door...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
It is moving under it's own power. ...

It is moving under it's own power.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP1Sj5qi8NY
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
Love to drop by and help out, but not even sure...

Love to drop by and help out, but not even sure where you are!

We will expect a lot of pictures of progress.

I have done two "vacation" efforts on the Molvo and they are great for building some...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
If you want to see the build with pictures, try...

If you want to see the build with pictures, try this link to retro-rides. The webmasters must be a genius in that he has come up with a work-aroound for the photobucket thing. Need to wait a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
I highly advocate theft! Help yourself and if...

I highly advocate theft! Help yourself and if there are any more view you need, like the bottom ( car went on rotisserie) I would be happy to dig them up; did want to hijack your thread with my...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
You and I are on the same page with this...

You and I are on the same page with this thinking. While I did get sidetracked by doing a V8 conversion to the Miata chassis, I still have a car that is not a "One off" when it comes to getting parts...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-13-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 68,801
Posted By BJORNAGN
I like the combo of BMW and classic 122 wagon....

I like the combo of BMW and classic 122 wagon. Doing something similar myself by dropping a P1800 ES on to a Miata chassis.

What most don't realize is that once you get past the sheer audacity of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
The "Poor Volvo and Poor Miata" seem to be...

The "Poor Volvo and Poor Miata" seem to be getting along well so far.

http://i.imgur.com/t7Zd5HL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Yr1e4Qv.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
http://i.imgur.com/ETs473N.jpg If any of...

http://i.imgur.com/ETs473N.jpg

If any of your are interested, the car is now a roller.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
http://i.imgur.com/iTaOPhY.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/iTaOPhY.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/a2r3Dyv.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 12-01-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/W...

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/WP_20151130_002_zpscifijfqn.jpg

Now one car and on the ground.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-12-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
If anyone is still following, I will be closing...

If anyone is still following, I will be closing this thread and continue progress at the following link:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-29-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Looking good so far. bit of trimming going to be...

Looking good so far. bit of trimming going to be needed to get down the last 8".
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/PEST/WP_20150327_002_zpszgw5ovxm.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/R...

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/Random%20Car%20stuff/WP_20150120_004_zpsce1c5e81.jpghttp://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/Random%20Car%20stuff/WP_20150120_002_zps7a8f3376.j...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,428
Posted By BJORNAGN
l Love the project and what you are doing with...

l Love the project and what you are doing with it. I am doing a similar thing only rather than fab a chassis and design a suspension, I am grafting a 1996 Miata chassis into the P1800 ES shell.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-10-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
No problem! check PM.

No problem! check PM.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Got the front clip in. Looks like this should...

Got the front clip in. Looks like this should work just fine.

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/PEST/WP_20141102_008_zps51233edd.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Have you heard of London?

Have you heard of London?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
More Progress

Slow but steady ...

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/PEST/WP_20140823_001_zps98bcee89.jpg

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/PEST/WP_20140823_002_zpsa83a159a.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-25-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Actually...I did not know of this option. Where...

Actually...I did not know of this option. Where do I get details on re-valving the Bilsteins?

Pete
Forum: projects & restorations 07-24-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Rear clip is in place. Still a bunch of details...

Rear clip is in place. Still a bunch of details to attend to, but it looks right at home.

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/PEST/WP_20140724_003_zpse0bee3be.jpg...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Does not look like much progress, but a fair bit...

Does not look like much progress, but a fair bit has been accomplished.

The rear assembly is cut and dimensionaly defined.
I fab'd some stands that emulate the height of a 205-55-26 wheel/tire...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-24-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/P...

http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t520/NOHOME1/PEST/DSC06538_zpsf4d3ca21.jpg (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/NOHOME1/media/PEST/DSC06538_zpsf4d3ca21.jpg.html)

Slowly getting all the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
I have, and my guess is that it will have to wait...

I have, and my guess is that it will have to wait until I corner-weigh the finished car. Without a doubt coil-overs will be required to get the right results.

Up until last week-end, the idea was...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
I have, and my guess is that it will have to wait...

I have, and my guess is that it will have to wait until I corner-weigh the finished car. Without a doubt coil-overs will be required to get the right results.

Up until last week-end, the idea was...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
The project will use a 1990 Miata as a chassis...

The project will use a 1990 Miata as a chassis donor. The idea is to use as much of the Miata as possible with the Volvo providing the outer beauty.

Where this project is going to suck a bit is in...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
The project is being built in Ontario Canada. ...

The project is being built in Ontario Canada.


By using Miata suspension, I can also borrow from the Miata V8 conversion parts bin. The cars are not too far apart in weight. I am aiming for a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-23-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
So, I have done a bunch of measuring, and have...

So, I have done a bunch of measuring, and have collected a bunch of parts for this project. I am fairly certain that the suspension and drivetrain are going to work, and have a pretty good idea of...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Funny you should mention that. It IS a concern...

Funny you should mention that. It IS a concern and one aspect of the design that I will keep in mind as I move forward.

My MGB GT is a sauna in the summer and one of the reasons for not...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
Needed something to fill that huge hole in the...

Needed something to fill that huge hole in the firewall. So, gutted out a spare AOD box and tossed it in for a quick look-see.

I think I will have plenty of room for people parts in the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
It was a hard decision to make. I like the LSx...

It was a hard decision to make. I like the LSx engines, however they add about 1.5" in all directions.

The P1800 engine compartment is already a challenging space to fit a V8, and those extra...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-04-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 19,179
Posted By BJORNAGN
New Guy with Old Car: P1800ES project.

New guy on the block here. I am a long time British car hobbyist who has now picked up a 1973 Volvo P1800ES as a project. Did a quick scan of the site and it seems to be accepting of modified cars.
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