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Old 02-07-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default Aibast's 740 "van" - ex hearse

As I've been posting a lot of pics of the thing desided to make projekt thread about this thing.

First of I started with a Land Rover Discovery 1 from 1996. Manual and 2.5L turbodiesel.


Well that thing was standing behind my house for last 3 months as I got a new daily driver.
A 2001 Renault Master Van. Next what happened was that we got a great offer on our oldtimers rally car project - Volvo 142 from 1973. So we sold it. Here is a pic of these two.


As the "rally" car was gone we needed a new car to take part of this years oldtimers winter rally. Searched the local adds, found some old BMW but nothing strange or different. I'm kind of a strange person as I like weird cars.
Finaly found a Volvo hearse. A 1987 740 with B230K and AW70 with a strange Teletubbies sticker on the side. Offered the owner a exchange to Land Rover.
Met him on the same day and we parted ways, he with my Landy and me with a strange ex hearse Volvo van.


Well as all old cars there a lot of small issues.
First all the lights in the instrument cluster where dead. Out with regulas bulbs and in with white LED's that I allready had sitting around.


After that been driving it around daily to get an idea what to do with it.


What I found was that the OD didn't work, exhaust was lound and the tyres are the wrong size (175/65/R14).
First the overdrive - solenoid was stuck shut so no 4th gear (OD), modified it so now it is constant 4 speed box. As I was allready under the car, took a look of the exhaust. Well the back muffler had a hole in it.


With the help of an angel grinder of it went in with a quick fix, staight tube and a bend in the end.


Next looked around the van to what I got. Found the original purchase invoices, ownersmanual, the usual stuff. Then also found one other accessorie that wasn't on the car and a rear cab heater. All functional.


After that started on some new winter tyres that are in correct size - 185/70/R14.
Found nice new studded ones.

These should have some traction.


Next got some cheap LED H4 bulbs to try out.
But them in and they worked like crap. They had wires soldered on wrong, spent some hours resoldering them and some what got them working. Still crap but not worse than a regular halogenic bulb.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwpTRghYCM
Took some pics in the morning after.


The interior.



Attached the one accessorie that wasn't on the car - a flag attachment with a pole.


Now just got to survive this years winter rally.
What are planned next:
- get some V70/S60 heated leather seats
- replace white vinyl in the interior with a black one
- find some 15"-16" oldschool rims for summer tyres
- get new exhaust done
- replace pushings and other things in the suspention
- remove teletubbies and replace with my firms colors/graphics.

PS: Sorry for bad spelling - english isn't my native language.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:35 AM   #2
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New tyres on, loads of grip - didn't go sideways any more. But I can live with that.
Here is a quick picture taken with my friends/business partners new daily driver. He still needs to get the XC registered in here.
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I love those seats. You guys overseas got all the cool interiors.
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:04 PM   #4
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Cool!
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:31 PM   #5
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That would make helluva camper!
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:18 AM   #6
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Went to this years Oldtimers Winterrally - here in waiting for the start with TurboES's surf wagon.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:45 AM   #7
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This years oldtimer winter rally two small special stages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THTNiBq7Ss4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt8m6xWlGG0

in the start
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:10 PM   #8
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found some leather seats for the van - they do cost 200.- € . But they are cool. Going to show these things of soon
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Planned on driving my wife to work to heat up the autobox oil for level testing. Had a bit of snow again.


Came back and checked the oil level as instructed. Well the result was not good


So needed some tools.


and pumped out some ATF


by some I mean 1,5L of it


tested the level again.


A little over minimum. Went for a drive to heat oil up again as it was -12 C outside and the oil cooled down. Came back, tested again just below Max line when hot.
I hope this fixes some gearchange issues.
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I mean...... It might be worth just pumping it all out and replacing the fluid. That stuff is toast.


Also, I really dig the teletubbies sticker.. I don't know why.......
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I mean...... It might be worth just pumping it all out and replacing the fluid. That stuff is toast.


Also, I really dig the teletubbies sticker.. I don't know why.......
Now planning on gearbox oil change, that thing realy is bad.

And you are not the only zombietubbies fan in here :D The car gets a lot of attention in a good way. Even local cops love it
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