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Old 02-08-2018, 08:30 PM   #301
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Sweet! I love the beemer hood latch. Itís really well laid out. Are you gonna drive it to ipd this year?
Thatís my plan. Not sure on the level of completion, but itíll hopefully be there. My wife booked her plane ticket already. Not using the BMW hinge system OR the Volvo one.

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You have been busy, congratulations on the first drive. Looking forward to the day when I can do the same with the Molvo.

So...how solid is the merged chassis? Many creaks or rattles that need to be attended to?
Not a single one actually. I had a rattle, but it turned out to be the metal dust shield on the rear shock. Plenty of other stuff to work out though. Right now itís defroster/defogger (whatever you call it) and getting the cluster further in the dashhole (lol).
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:38 PM   #302
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Can’t wait to see your hinge setup. And really can’t wat to see it in person
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:15 PM   #303
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So, not a lot has gotten done lately. Mostly just driving it off and on to sort out the bugs. Got another set of temporary wheels to use until I can get it five lug swapped. I need to put new inner/outer tie rods on it soon (this thing is gonna be brand new by the time I finish replacing parts).

Volvo meet at XXX burger in Issaquah


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got em for $165

Cleaned off the one remaining center cap:



Popular circa ‘99-early 2000s

They’re pretty light. Couple of cracks I needed to weld up. Kind of what I expected for the price. They balanced out. So I Dipped them up. I’ll throw them on this week probably

(sweet paint job bro)
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:50 PM   #304
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Those are pretty sweet looking. Make a center cap that covers the lugs and makes them look like a centerlock wheel.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:16 PM   #305
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Nice upgrade!
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:33 PM   #306
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Those are pretty sweet looking. Make a center cap that covers the lugs and makes them look like a centerlock wheel.
Thatís a great idea. I am cutting some small ones tomorrow maybe Iíll CAD something up next week.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:09 PM   #307
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Not bad! I even like the color. If I keep em a while, I'll probably paint them that color. Could use a meatier rear tire. Need to stop living that AWD tire life and embrace the stagger.

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Old 02-19-2018, 10:18 PM   #308
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Mr. Vader --- your Amazon is ready.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:33 PM   #309
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Hard to tell in the late evening photo on the car, but they’re a nice grey color that compliments the Morkblau really nicely.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:35 PM   #310
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I know it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I like 18” on this car so much more.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:26 PM   #311
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They look cool.


They are about as big as you can get and still look cool, but still in the cool range.


Be careful on the highway, you'll damage/destroy the rim if you hit anything substantial.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:43 PM   #312
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They look cool.


They are about as big as you can get and still look cool, but still in the cool range.


Be careful on the highway, you'll damage/destroy the rim if you hit anything substantial.
Iíve run low profile tires on pretty much all my cars (Of course now Iíve jinxed myself).

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:47 AM   #313
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Looks a million times better than all the previous wheels.

Running 40-44psi helps keep your wheels from bending on potholes.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:54 AM   #314
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Those work well
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:09 AM   #315
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Looks great from here!
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:49 AM   #316
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This car is insane. Do you have plans to mod the M20? Those are around 170hp, right? I'm sure it's a blast to drive, just wondering what the long term engine plans are for something with so much aftermarket support.
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Old 02-20-2018, 01:36 PM   #317
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This car is insane. Do you have plans to mod the M20? Those are around 170hp, right? I'm sure it's a blast to drive, just wondering what the long term engine plans are for something with so much aftermarket support.
The version I have is ďsupposed to beĒ 170, but Iím not holding my breath. Iím also not going to be silly until I replace the timing belt and stuff. I have zero idea of mileage and itís an interference motor. Honestly, I think Iíd like to just make it a little more rev happy for now. Long tube header, free flow exhaust, MS3 and ITBs and play for a while. Forced induction will be tough. There is ZERO room for an air to air intercooler. I could potentially do air to water. Stretch goal would be M60/M62 V8. If for no other reason than the tone.
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:59 PM   #318
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Just your run-of-the-mill 2-door E30 chassis'd Amazon wagon. Sitting in the driveway like it's any old car. Impressive progress...and the new wheels look much better! Did you give up on the salt flats wheel idea? Those would work really well aesthetically but not be easy to adapt to E30 hubs I'm sure.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:54 PM   #319
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Just your run-of-the-mill 2-door E30 chassis'd Amazon wagon. Sitting in the driveway like it's any old car. Impressive progress...and the new wheels look much better! Did you give up on the salt flats wheel idea? Those would work really well aesthetically but not be easy to adapt to E30 hubs I'm sure.
No, I still intend on getting Salt Flats. Iím gojng to wait until I do a five lug conversion. Also, fitting wheels closer to the size I intend on running affords me the ability to dial in offset and tire size.
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:55 PM   #320
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Straight from the motherland!!



Thinking of doing non-traditional placements.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:02 AM   #321
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Awesome score on the Amazon badges, yours is looking bitchin.
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Old 02-21-2018, 01:53 PM   #322
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Thinking of doing non-traditional placements.
Every time I see the word "Amazon" in your post, my brain reads it as "Amazing".
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:18 PM   #323
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“Amazing” in the Amazon script via 3D printer would be pretty amazing.
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:38 PM   #324
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man, that oldsmobile is sooooooo sweet!
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:47 PM   #325
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I just wanna say, I stared at the hinge for the Taillight for a solid 30 seconds in awe! How'd you pull that off? I mean like, how did you fabricate those bends? That's some legit stuff right there! Helluva build man, helluva!
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