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Old 08-15-2016, 10:13 AM   #176
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You can. Just hop in and roll. I want to do a get together for dinner and cruise when my car is back together again from its destructive maiden voyage.

You can stay the night up here at either my place or do like James and sleep in the car lol. Good times.


Adam, look good homie. Now out s real turbo on and make some more power!
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:34 PM   #177
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Well.....a somber yet VERY thankful update.....

I am most definitely Volvo for Life.

My band JAHMEN finally made the trip out to the west coast. We prepared the good ol 1990 745 turbo intercooler for what was about to be a true test. After loading the trailer, we estimate it to be around 2400lbs for this little wagon to tow across the country, through the mountains and desert, and all the way back. As we set off, it was looking promising. We were getting some bad mileage and it wasn't running that great but it still pulled and we didnt have much choice, full commitment.




We first went to Visalia, Roseville, Hanford, San Jose, Oakdale, Santa Cruz, Santa Ana, Oceanside, and then to Huntington. When we got to the pier, being surfers as well, we stopped and looked around. When we started the car back up, we had some serious rod knock... Not having much choice, we kept truckin along on up to Santa Monica, back to Santa Ana, drove through Hollywood Hills in the tight winding neighborhoods lookin around, and then down to the final stop in San Diego. That little redblock still puttin in work! Finally we begin our trip back home to Jacksonville, Florida. We didnt stop anywhere except for gas and food, just cruisin along makin good time. As we pass through Tallahassee, Florida at around 4:00AM all excited that we're 2 hours away, everything changes....




Somehow we went off the road, heading straight for a guard rail. Careful not to turn too quick in fear of rolling, I tried to pull the car back on road before we hit. I knew it wasn't quick enough so i said "hold on...." and we hit it with im guessing the front left fender/corner light.









After seeing it, I can not possibly be more thankful to know that all 4 of us got ourselves outta that car. We all walked to the ambulance and were all discharged from the hospital and on our way home that same day.

I suffered a sprained ankle and AC joint, some cuts and scrapes, lower back pain, and most likely a concussion. The front passenger only has some lower back pain. Back right passenger has a larger cut in the top of the foot and needed stitches, and the worst was the back left passenger, behind me. He has a soreness in the shoulder, cuts and scrapes, and a non-displaced fractured C1 vertebrae.

The car and trailer were totaled, along with a lot of the music equipment. Unfortunately, we didn't have collision insurance on the car and no insurance on the trailer. The gear wasn't covered at all either. We are so fortunate to have such good friends and family, they set up a gofundme for us and wont stop helping us get back on our feet.

Unfortunately, this means itll be a little longer until i can make my car better or even get to drift. In normal driving, i found it hard and painful to turn right....cant imagine actually throwing the wheel hahaha.

Until next time...

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I figured maybe ill add the gofundme link if anyone is interested. The money is going first to medical bills, then gear, then transportation and a trailer. Anything is appreciated!

https://www.gofundme.com/2ac9mkus
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:32 PM   #178
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Oh my god. You, your band mates and that wagon are some tough sons of bitches. I'm donating now. Rock ****ing on man
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:39 PM   #179
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Holy ****, that is one nasty crash. Glad you folks made it out OK. Can't replace lives.
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:06 PM   #180
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Glad everyone is OK. Only in a Volvo do you walk away. 4:00 am, no stopping. Nodding and driving?
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Old 09-14-2016, 03:28 PM   #181
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:04 PM   #182
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:05 PM   #183
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Thanks guys! Yeahh, im so glad it wasnt worse. Or no other cars were involved or anything. Only in a Volvo...
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:07 PM   #184
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Glad everyone is OK. Only in a Volvo do you walk away. 4:00 am, no stopping. Nodding and driving?
Not sure really... I had a bad concussion and skull fracture a few years ago, im pretty sure this didnt help and it shook my memory up a bit haha
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:18 PM   #185
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Sorry for the long pause...been a busy few weeks. I did however finally get around to doing some stuff to the car!

Out of the many parts i have waiting to go on, i managed to get two really cool things on this past week. First was this little upgrade...



Which led to this issue



And this solution



Chose a nice easy placement for future oil changes



The hoses were kinking under the upper support so i just cut it away haha, looks alright



Finally properly mounted my coolant tank, and swapped it to the smaller 9 series one



Then i had to get this chair outta my living room...



Works way better for drifting than the stock comfy couch hahaha


Next on the list is gonna be a front bumper, some bodywork and paint, some tires for the rear cobra wheels to get back to a matching set, and the round tooth gears/t cam/kevlar belt i have laying around. Still gotta get a new drum set before i can get into the suspension stuff and possibly a cage after that!
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:27 PM   #186
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thats one of those wrecks where you see it and just go....fuuuuuuuuuckin hell.
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #187
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I used to appraise smashed cars for a living. Looked at 4-5 cars a day for 10 years. That, obviously, was some serious ****. Glad UR OK.
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Old 11-15-2016, 05:16 PM   #188
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Wow, I winced when I scrolled to the wreck. Glad to hear you guys came out of that somewhat OK; definitely a testament to Volvo safety.
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Old 11-15-2016, 06:10 PM   #189
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I love this thread, nice work on the car, it's very impressive for such a budget build
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:27 AM   #190
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Yeahhh, that wreck suuuucked haha. Were all doing a lot better now!
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:09 AM   #191
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Finally an exciting update!!

Prep!


Prime!


Color!








There was also another drift event, i'll get more pictures up as soon as i can!



And yes, i got to have a rear passenger!

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Old 12-19-2016, 10:22 AM   #192
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SE front bumper doesn't look too bad on there. Needs a set of skirts to compliment it though!
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:44 AM   #193
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Time to make my GhettoFab side skirts!

Getting this thing aligned was tricky! Check out that rear wheel



Tbrix powers combined and made it happen:







Good times. Always fun hangin with friends and working on cars.

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Old 12-19-2016, 11:09 AM   #194
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Thanks for the addition Cason! My phone was dead so i couldn't take any pictures at the shop..
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:26 AM   #195
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Why is everybody faster than me at doing paintjobs??

Love what you are doing with this car!



What is that cable hanging to the ground?

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Old 12-19-2016, 06:55 PM   #196
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Why is everybody faster than me at doing paintjobs??

Love what you are doing with this car!



What is that cable hanging to the ground?



Thanks! The paint only took a couple days man, get on it!!

Hahahaha, the wire hanging is my wideband wire....forgot to fix it while it was getting aligned. Oh well..made it to Gainesville and back from Jacksonville hahaha
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Old 12-21-2016, 02:32 PM   #197
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What the hell is going on with that left rear wheel?!

Edit: glad everyone made it out of the wreck, Volvo for life.
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:54 AM   #198
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What the hell is going on with that left rear wheel?!

Edit: glad everyone made it out of the wreck, Volvo for life.

If you're talking about the tire wear, those were the front tires i got these wheels with. They were worn already and then i drifted with em a while fighting under steer. I've never had a new tire on the car so we'll see soon enough..gotta find good new front tires cause the car is currently undriveable...



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Old 12-23-2016, 01:24 PM   #199
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I randomly chose to read your thread this morning. Unbelievable! I needed to get on with my day so I skipped some pages and saw your wreck..once again, un-freaking-believable! I was already inspired by your fearlessness in attacking your 240 build then I see how you 'jumped back on the horse' after an accident like that. Wow! Man, you have got some serious moxy goin' on! I'm inspired.

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Old 12-29-2016, 06:36 PM   #200
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I randomly chose to read your thread this morning. Unbelievable! I needed to get on with my day so I skipped some pages and saw your wreck..once again, un-freaking-believable! I was already inspired by your fearlessness in attacking your 240 build then I see how you 'jumped back on the horse' after an accident like that. Wow! Man, you have got some serious moxy goin' on! I'm inspired.

Keep the spirit.
Thank you much, man! I wont let that accident keep me from enjoying motorsports. If anything, i have more respect for automobiles and safety. Glad you got some inspiration!
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