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Old 01-23-2021, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default Offroad 1992 245 - Project Sven Bjornagain

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Ruining another wagon, this one is prem too.

180,000 miles
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- Install CB radio with PA speaker
- 8" sub with 6x9's in the rear doors
- IPD Skid plate
- 2-3" lift
- 15" 740 steelies with 235x75 Falken tires
- Cut fenders and add fender flairs
- Weld up some steel bumpers with d-rings and Warn winch
- LED light bar above windshield
- Four 13" led light bars as headlights
- Paint it with plastidip, probably army green
- Weld up a roof basket



Yes, there's a custom box behind that speaker


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Old 01-23-2021, 02:54 AM   #2
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Oh dear lord. Just let me take that engine when you v8 swap the car, preferably before it pops.

Also air conditioning. DIBS.
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Old 01-23-2021, 11:09 AM   #3
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That’s how I planned to do my sub as well. The local audio shop wanted too much money to make a box. I thought of doing a fiberglass inlay somehow. How did you do the box? Any pictures of the backside?
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Old 01-23-2021, 12:46 PM   #4
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I literally just made a box, cut holes for the sub and port and screwed the speaker to it. I had to cut a little bit of the body behind the panel. I used scrap mdf and it took about a half hour and cost zero dollars.
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Old 01-23-2021, 01:29 PM   #5
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Heading to Jubitz today to get a new whip antenna, the one I have wont work. I'll post more detailed pics when I get that installed.
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Old 01-24-2021, 03:54 PM   #6
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I literally just made a box, cut holes for the sub and port and screwed the speaker to it. I had to cut a little bit of the body behind the panel. I used scrap mdf and it took about a half hour and cost zero dollars.
How’s it sounding?
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:46 PM   #7
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How’s it sounding?
It sounds great, fills out the low's that the 6x9's in the rear doors can't hit. The car doesn't need it but I had the parts laying around so why not, it was free.
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Old 02-05-2021, 09:25 PM   #8
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Pick up one of these for that PA speaker

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/w...iABEgLASfD_BwE

Also when are we adding a turbo

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Old 02-06-2021, 12:28 AM   #9
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Also when are we adding a turbo
When considering options for adding more air in this build, MoarCylinders > Turbo.
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:52 AM   #10
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I don't have much to add other than Project Bjornagain is maybe the most hilarious, perfect name anyone has used in this form. (Ok maybe Homers Odyssey is a close second)
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Old 02-10-2021, 11:32 PM   #11
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Please don't cut your fenders

It's your car, but just know that it's not necessary, and if you put big enough tires that cutting IS necessary, you will decimate what little torque you have and will get stuck on rocks comparable in size to (or smaller than) watermelons unless you do a ring & pinion swap, which involves completely disassembling the axle

You'd be surprised at how decent these look and work with a little lift and slightly bigger tires

Here's one for comparison





Edit: not to mention you can't really cut much of the forward section of the rear wheel opening due to proximity to rear door
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Old 02-10-2021, 11:56 PM   #12
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Yea you don't have to cut anything. Build it around a unmodified body just incase you hate it and have a change of heart
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:55 AM   #13
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Chop the roof and turn it into a truck bed. Cut huge holes out of the fenders and mount 33"s.

Do all of this while remaining NA redblock with a 3.31 gear.
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What size tires?

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You'd be surprised at how decent these look and work with a little lift and slightly bigger tires
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Chop the roof and turn it into a truck bed. Cut huge holes out of the fenders and mount 33"s.

Do all of this while remaining NA redblock with a 3.31 gear.
Hahaha, yes! ^This guy gets it.
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Old 02-15-2021, 05:49 PM   #16
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What size tires?
I personally like my 195/75r14 mailtruck goodyear wrangler all terrains... but they spendy
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Old 02-15-2021, 05:52 PM   #17
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Got the tires mounted to the new wheels, boy they big... 235x75x15.

And we WILL cut whatever needs to be cut, the car is in perfect shape, we can't have that.





The Chihuahua has blessed these tires


This week when it warms up I'll paint the wheels bronze.
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:20 PM   #18
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I couldn't wait, had to at least paint 1 wheel to see what it looked like.

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dang son, you are gonna need 4.56s to turn that sumbitch over
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:51 PM   #20
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dang son, you are gonna need 4.56s to turn that sumbitch over
So, you got a locker for me?
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So, you got a locker for me?
I may have a Dana Powr Lok. Do you have $700?
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I may have a Dana Powr Lok. Do you have $700?
Yes, but this is a Volvo, not a race car.
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Yes, but this is a Volvo, not a race car.
Who says I'm interested in race cars?
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:43 PM   #24
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Who says I'm interested in race cars?
lol, I just need a cheap locker, not the welded kind. When we start spinning axles we'll plan for an 8.8. When the redblock inevitably grenades, we'll plan for an "ls" swap. It's fun not needing to care since this isn't my daily, it's just a fun project. When we're done with it we'll either part/crush or sell whole, whichever works best for us.
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Old 02-15-2021, 09:02 PM   #25
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I had a 4.10 with a G80 from a 95 non turbo 940 in my old 244 with the same size tire, rode great. Highly recommend
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