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Old 07-11-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default LS conversion Amazon Wagon article in current HotRod issue

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/v8-s...inavian-style/

Owner claims he grew up with Swedish cars.... and his kids all drove 240 wagons
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:41 PM   #2
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I built my 350 Chevy powered 240 wagon 30 years ago. I made it a 2 door 29 years ago, hence the 283 SD. I an now coming up on 300,000 miles. BTW it is a blast to drive!.
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Old 07-11-2018, 12:50 PM   #3
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Owner claims he grew up with Swedish cars.... and his kids all drove 240 wagons
this car is so well done and so ugly. It's just too smoothed out
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:31 PM   #4
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Nice job on the details!

My only complaint is that I would have kept the original gauge look vs the GTO gauges.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:34 PM   #5
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It looks like it's a bear to work on in that tiny engine bay.
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:42 PM   #6
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It looks like it's a bear to work on in that tiny engine bay.
how does that alternator not hit ? solid engine mounts ?
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:11 PM   #7
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Very nice interior but too plain looking on the outside. I would of chosen a different exterior color.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:20 AM   #8
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I think it's a very well done car.

Good color combo, clean, and simple.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:46 AM   #9
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To my eye, it went a bit too far on the exterior. It looks bland.

Add some trim and bumpers back on and I think it would look better again.

But, not my car, and my tastes are not universal.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:35 PM   #10
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I'm not hating on the guy...but if I never saw another LS swap, that'd be fine. Otherwise a nice hot rod. Not to my taste, but he built his car, not my car so high-five for getting it done.
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