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Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,090
Posted By Atom D&D
https://jalopnik.com/true-hero-swapped-a-volvo-ama...

https://jalopnik.com/true-hero-swapped-a-volvo-amazon-wagon-body-onto-a-bmw-1826320988
Forum: projects & restorations 08-12-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,090
Posted By Atom D&D
https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=33398...

https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=333984
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
This was a photo shoot that a different...

This was a photo shoot that a different photographer did of my car. It’s always amazing to me how different photographer’s visions capture the car so differently and it almost looks like a completely...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-11-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Itís been a lot of fun, and a lot of work. I just...

Itís been a lot of fun, and a lot of work. I just enjoy building stuff and showing it to people.



Thanks! Iím really wanting someone to shoot a video of it at some point. Capture the car in...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
New write up, same car. ...

New write up, same car.

https://petrolicious.com/articles/theres-a-bmw-e30-hiding-underneath-this-volvo-amazon-hot-rod
...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-10-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,090
Posted By Atom D&D
Looks great! Feels oddly familiar.

Looks great! Feels oddly familiar.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Iím gonna plead the fif here.

Iím gonna plead the fif here.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Still here. Just been driving and enjoying the...

Still here. Just been driving and enjoying the car. Got another photo shoot in the books for an online article. This’ll be a good one....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Got a little further with the rear tray cover....

Got a little further with the rear tray cover. It’s too big to get in/out if I made it one piece, but I want it to have a pretty big “lid” so I started creating a flange. First though, I needed to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180609/75b8d1da...

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Forum: projects & restorations 06-08-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Itís a Wilwood 120-12502 caliper. Itís 1.71Ē from...

Itís a Wilwood 120-12502 caliper. Itís 1.71Ē from the front of the rotor to the front of the caliper.

https://www.jegs.com/i/Wilwood/950/120-12502/10002/-1

Thereís a dimensional drawing on...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-01-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
While I’m messing with other stuff and trying to...

While I’m messing with other stuff and trying to round up cash for my diff rebuild I started thinking (like I always seem to do) “what can I do to upgrade this?” I looked at finned diff covers, but...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
35lb/ft breakaway torque...... definitely needs...

35lb/ft breakaway torque...... definitely needs clutches.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/3ebe9423...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180528/3ebe94239af7a4c11fb918c1324e0c81.jpg

3.73 limited slip. Gonna replace the clutches and seals before I throw it in.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Doing a little side work in exchange for car...

Doing a little side work in exchange for car parts today....
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
I mostly just post so other guys can maybe see...

I mostly just post so other guys can maybe see something and say ďmaybe Iíll give that a tryĒ.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-27-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Itís licensed as the Volvo. This was via the...

Itís licensed as the Volvo. This was via the guidance of the DOL here in Washington. They said it ďcouldĒ be a different story if either car had not been more than 25 years old and therefore...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-26-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Atom D&D
Seems familiar.

Seems familiar.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://jalopnik.com/true-hero-swapped-a-volvo-ama...

https://jalopnik.com/true-hero-swapped-a-volvo-amazon-wagon-body-onto-a-bmw-1826320988
Forum: showroom 05-24-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9,342
Views: 2,747,674
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180522/9a9d538e...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180522/9a9d538efbd9c26704a2e9b46a698465.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180520/74c096dcf5ca66f931517e94321e9321.jpg...
Forum: events 05-21-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By Atom D&D
The Old School Reunion Seattle

Anyone planning on going to the old School Reunion this year? I just pre registered this morning.

Sunday, June 10th

20021 Old Sumner-Buckley Highway
Bonney Lake, Washington
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Expansion tank: The discolored plastic tank...

Expansion tank:

The discolored plastic tank drove me crazy and they’re over $100 for a replacement, so I made my own.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180520/74c096dc...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180520/74c096dcf5ca66f931517e94321e9321.jpg

Last time I took this picture, Headquarters was on a trailer. Feels much better this time.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Next is something annoying, but simple. Defrost...

Next is something annoying, but simple. Defrost ducts:

You don’t think about stuff like that until only the center of your windshield defogs from air just passing up through holes in the dash. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
DIY BBK: Stock rotor/caliper ...

DIY BBK:

Stock rotor/caliper

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180511/f0b524c2205ba56698339d067baccdaa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180511/2368568a02870d7a7b615e964ce7e5de.jpg

This...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Spoiler: I’ve always wanted to build a hatch...

Spoiler:

I’ve always wanted to build a hatch spoiler for this car. The first thing I did was make a template of the contour of the top of the hatch out of 1/4” MDF. Then, when I had it shaped the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Here’s some of the stuff I did previous to iPd ...

Here’s some of the stuff I did previous to iPd

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Splitter:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
I’m an integration engineer with a satellite...

I’m an integration engineer with a satellite antenna company in Seattle. I’m basically responsible for putting our antenna into/onto things that move.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-19-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180519/4a242cfd...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180519/4a242cfdc1022e3eacb7db6ab7fd7928.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180519/3826ccdbbe03123544dffe08bc43f61a.jpg

Three years in a row one of my cars...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Made it all the way to Portland. Only hiccup was...

Made it all the way to Portland. Only hiccup was still in Seattle when I stopped at my buddy’s house. Alternator locked up. Quick swap and back on the road.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Itís a LOOOOOOONG ways from being done done, but...

Itís a LOOOOOOONG ways from being done done, but Iím touting this year as the ďsee behind the curtainĒ year. Eventuallyit should be all smooth/paneled up and itíll be tougher to see the marriage...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
I have an extra manifold that I'll shave/paint...

I have an extra manifold that I'll shave/paint and probably add the logo I put on the center caps. Itís the Volvo iron logo around the BMW logo. Just like the car.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180510/51bdb3ec...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180510/51bdb3ec1a387b62a0988aa43f2efa1a.jpg

Going with some classic winged valve cover hold downs
Forum: events 05-09-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,975
Posted By Atom D&D
Wait.... JohnV is gonna be there?

Wait.... JohnV is gonna be there?
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
With end caps and a plate to make sure the caps...

With end caps and a plate to make sure the caps stay straight.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180505/e667b1bfe363ac377be5e0bb1b403226.jpg

Another project I’ve been messing with. Hope to...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Thatís why Iím up at 3:00am while sheís still...

Thatís why Iím up at 3:00am while sheís still sleeping and off to get stuff accomplished.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/0ed8c641...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171114/0ed8c641a9a8f7cd716bdaeada3dbc0b.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
My dad used to tell me ďThereís 24 usable hours...

My dad used to tell me ďThereís 24 usable hours in every day. Itís up to you how you use themĒ

I think thatís along winded way of saying sleep is overrated.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
A quick little lunch break job. Pull handles....

A quick little lunch break job. Pull handles. Going minimalist on the door panels for now. May get fancier later.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Iíll try to get one this weekend. ...

Iíll try to get one this weekend.



Havenít put much time on it yet. Excited to though
Forum: events 05-01-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,975
Posted By Atom D&D
Is there supposed to be something on the other...

Is there supposed to be something on the other side of the hatch too?

As in the passenger side. I only see a post and a bracket.
Forum: events 05-01-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,975
Posted By Atom D&D
Anyone have the parts I'm missing here? ...

Anyone have the parts I'm missing here?

https://i.imgur.com/CP1POis.jpg?1

I also need the different wiper arms. Mine are straight all the way to the end and I've seen, and would like, ones that...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
After driving the car just a bit here and there...

After driving the car just a bit here and there with the new exhaust, I find it interesting that it sounds a lot like a motorcycle. I don’t know if that’s an E30 thing, or if it’s cause of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Open downpipe https://youtu.be/mS5wcDgOGFY ...

Open downpipe

https://youtu.be/mS5wcDgOGFY

With resonator

https://youtu.be/JY7l-1H9DI0

Full length
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/3fad914f...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/3fad914f6beb635bad4bbb1dd777cb88.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/d41846f02d8894dfa3a71add95d068e4.jpg

Guess the resonator wasn’t as straight...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Wonít let me directly from my phone. Iíll check...

Wonít let me directly from my phone. Iíll check from the computer later.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180429/9b566d61...

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Forum: projects & restorations 04-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Aluminum portion of the exhaust weighs 15 lbs, so...

Aluminum portion of the exhaust weighs 15 lbs, so I went from 60.5 to 28.5 total. Don’t know what it sounds like just yet. I’m about 90į worth of weld on the last joint from being done and ran out of...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Dumb little detail that no one will probably ever...

Dumb little detail that no one will probably ever notice, but I gold powder coated the lug nuts to match the factory gold anodized hood letters.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-27-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 53,238
Posted By Atom D&D
Pretty sure these are the same. ...

Pretty sure these are the same.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F192494983088
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