home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2013, 12:55 AM   #51
Manbeard
#helpbrock2k16
 
Manbeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: APEX, NORTH CAROLINANANANA
Default

dustin, you gotta do this at least once!

__________________
2006 S80 2.5T
2000 Jurassic park xj
Manbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 01:03 AM   #52
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Ewww. Oh heck no. I was looking into trutracs today though, although I have no money right now. I'm looking forward to some light offroading on some camping trips and stuff, but that'll probably be it.
__________________
1994 945ti | 15g @ 14psi, Turbosmart EBC, AEM Failsafe WB, 3"/2.5" exhaust, do88 intercooler, iPd cam, STS cam gear, Ostrich LH tune, sbabbs EZK chip, green giants, K&N, Yoshifab CCV/Can/Cap, iPd SS brake lines, TME, Eibach, BNE, Koni suspension, iPd sways, iPd panhard, Cherry Turbos upper/lower braces, forged BBS RG-Rs, Michelin Pilot SS, ecodes, V90 bits.
1985 744ti | 13.8 @ 100.5 mph - Sold after 20 years.

Last edited by SquareD; 12-06-2013 at 08:11 PM..
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 09:34 AM   #53
JohnMc
PV Abuser
 
JohnMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Louis
Default

Putting a locker in the back of a 2WD would probably make it fairly capable. But you do have to have the front wheel spinners for the truly stupid human tricks.

For being such a rural state, Missouri doesn't really have that much off-roading around. Unlike the states out west that are half (or more) public lands of one type or another, Missouri is almost all privately owned. Just not many large chunks of land with 'unimproved' roads going through them. A lot of the wheeling we've don in-state has been in pay off roading parks (Wa****a, Moonlight Racing, St. Joe's, SMORR, Sayersbrook). Which is fun. But not as neat as doing mountain passes or desert single track out west.
__________________
'63 PV Rat Rod
'93 245 16VT Classic #1141
JohnMc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 11:14 AM   #54
lumpy85
board surfer
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kansas City Missouri
Default

Smorr is a very nice place, well kept, clean, trails marked clearly.

But sadly your right, it's nothing like going to colorado and driving in some of the stuff out there, and further west.
__________________
1993 volvo 240 sedan- sold
1991 volvo 240 sedan parts car- scrapped
1990 745t sold
lumpy85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #55
OldGrandpaTune
The Road Warrior
 
OldGrandpaTune's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Rural Ohio
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumpy85 View Post
Smorr is a very nice place, well kept, clean, trails marked clearly.

But sadly your right, it's nothing like going to colorado and driving in some of the stuff out there, and further west.
Yep, had a Cherokee and we can drive up over 13,000 feet here. Broke on Mosquito Pass after the guy that fixed the heater core installed the 4wd linkage wrong. After initial panic I ran the tow strap under the car to the shift lever for the transfer case, then had another guy pull on it it get it back into 4wd. There are tons of roads that go from mild Volvo doable to crazy only that don't need permits or anything.

I don't miss California where a stupid senator decided someone might run over a turtle so they crammed everyone into a few square miles of desert. It was sort of like the Roadwarrior, except alcohol was involved.
__________________
Perry

"Every man...should periodically be compelled to listen to opinions which are infuriating to him. To hear nothing but what is pleasing to one is to make a pillow of the mind."
St. John Ervine
OldGrandpaTune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #56
jfs356
Board Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Default

That car is too nice for a DD in the midwest, what with the snow and ice here today. Really, like the look, nice job!
jfs356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 06:20 PM   #57
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jfs356 View Post
That car is too nice for a DD in the midwest, what with the snow and ice here today. Really, like the look, nice job!
Thanks! It was basically a pampered one owner with 92k miles when I got it. It had been sitting off and on for quite a while before a well-known midwest Volvo guru finally bought it from some clients. He did some quality work to get it back on the road and I ended up hearing about it through our local VCOA club.

Crawling around the underside, it really doesn't look like it's seen winter much at all. After seeing the precipitous drop of in the availability of creampuff 940s, I really wanted to preserve it and I'm glad I did. My commute is 74 miles a day, so I initially racked up some miles on it after I got it, but even now it only has 103k on it and really is in nice shape. I'll try to get the thread back on topic by posting some more pictures.






Last edited by SquareD; 07-21-2017 at 01:46 PM..
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #58
OldGrandpaTune
The Road Warrior
 
OldGrandpaTune's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Rural Ohio
Default

Those seats are an improvement over the ones that came in my 760 and were like Goodwill lazyboys. (replaced with 740 turbo manual proper chairs).

The original owner really took care of your car.
OldGrandpaTune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #59
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Yeah, leather 940 seats are pretty nice IMO. The cloth 7/9 seats don't have the contouring and bolstering the leather ones have.

The original owners took it in for everything. It had a lot of dings, which were taken out using PDR. Other than that, it really just needed new struts/shocks, an in-tank fuel pump and a good wax and detail.

Last edited by SquareD; 12-06-2013 at 08:18 PM..
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #60
Roy 940
Board Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Under the hood...
Default

Very beautiful 945!!!
__________________
project Blue is Better

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=247082
Roy 940 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #61
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Thanks Roy!
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #62
+Kardboard+
Chinese guy/Swedish rides
 
+Kardboard+'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Default

So fresh and so clean. Looking good!
__________________
'88 245DL Uncle Sven|'95 945T Darth Haul|'82 242GLT B23E Lumpy the Angry Viking (sold)|'77 244DL, red/sold.|'90 744T C3P-LOL, gold/sold

mtd240: I suspect "the wives" have a super-secret forum to discuss whether or not they will let us buy Volvo parts.
DavidSamuels: Not a website, a panel discussion/reality show. Real Housewives of Gothenburg.

-Feedback-
+Kardboard+ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #63
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by +Kardboard+ View Post
So fresh and so clean. Looking good!
Thanks Mr Board. Fresh and clean is what I usually shoot for.
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 12:09 AM   #64
Manbeard
#helpbrock2k16
 
Manbeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: APEX, NORTH CAROLINANANANA
Default

muddin aside, your 940 is gorgeous. looks brand new!
Manbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #65
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Thanks Macho Man.
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #66
Trevor+
Volvo Friends
 
Trevor+'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: tir porthladd triphlyg
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
dustin, you gotta do this at least once!
Those tires
Trevor+ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2013, 01:49 AM   #67
shellshock
Below, is a photo of Clay
 
shellshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Claremore Oklahoma
Default

So clean! Your 740 is still my fav though.
__________________
1988 740 Turbo
2005 S60R M66 flashcama
2007 XC90 V8 Sport
1983 SAAB 900 Turbo
shellshock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2013, 06:51 PM   #68
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Yeah, it was a sharp car. I obviously like how it looked, but it just had too many things to address. At this point in my life, it would have been a while before I had the time and money to put into it; and even after dumping a bunch of time and money into it, it still would have only been worth barely more than I sold it for. The other reason I sold it was because there are at least two cars on my street siting in a garage with crap piled on top of them and haven't moved under their own power in years. I refuse to let that happen to my vehicles. If I'm not driving it and enjoying it, I'm selling it.
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #69
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Finally got some 960 taillights. Nothing fancy, but it's rounding out slowly but surely. Ordered a custom car cover the other day to keep it all nice and cozy for the winter.


Last edited by SquareD; 07-21-2017 at 01:47 PM..
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2013, 06:48 PM   #70
petebee
Board Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Back in NC again...
Default

Great wagon. I inherited my mom's 945 non-turbo a few years ago for my daughter to drive. It was an Upstate NY car for its entire life. It is quite a pile (especially due to my daughter's use of it as a trash bin), but I really, really like to drive it, worn out shocks and all. Got me hooked on Volvos.
petebee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 12:23 AM   #71
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Thanks, these cars do have a certain... I don't know what.
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 11:58 AM   #72
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

LOL. Oh Volvo, I wish I could quit you.

Rear shocks for the 4Runner: $84 total for the pair, and because they had to be shipped out of CA, they took 3 days instead of the standard "next day if ordered before 1pm".

"940 TURBO" badge for the wagon: $41 total and it'll take 5+ weeks.

:edit: Might as well add a picture. #garagequeen


Last edited by SquareD; 07-21-2017 at 01:48 PM..
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 11:15 PM   #73
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default



850R alcantara headrests... +40aychpees. They look dark in the picture, but they actually match pretty well.

Last edited by SquareD; 07-21-2017 at 01:48 PM..
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:38 AM   #74
Råda
Volvoretard/Partshoarder
 
Råda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Örebro, Sweden
Default

Nice touch
__________________
Jonas
Råda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 09:35 AM   #75
SquareD
An Anomaly
 
SquareD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: The STL
Default

Thanks. I didn't even realize they fit until I noticed that they looked the same as late 940 headrests. They make me want the S90 SE seats that Benjam83 is selling. Between tax returns and selling my triumph, I may be able to make that happen. If they're still available.
SquareD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.