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Old 07-03-2018, 09:29 AM   #1
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LS1Tech repping the Volvo conversions!

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Old 07-03-2018, 09:32 AM   #2
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:35 AM   #3
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True, we have seen it before. But it is nice to see a Volvo conversions getting some press.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:42 AM   #4
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The article claims 2700lbs for a 745? Could this be true? I try to find a little magic each day.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:50 AM   #5
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The article claims 2700lbs for a 745? Could this be true? I try to find a little magic each day.
I laughed when I read this, thank you.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:09 PM   #6
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The article claims 2700lbs for a 745? Could this be true? I try to find a little magic each day.
When Doug stripped down his 242 it weighed about that. Don't think a fully equipped 740 wagon is going to be less than about 3400lb.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:32 PM   #7
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My old 89 744 stripped and gutted hot rod weighted 2600 and there was more I was gonna do to take more out. I had lexan drivers and passenger side front door glass, aluminum hood, cut out side impact beams in the rear doors. Scraped all the sound deadning goop out of everything. Took out sunroof and replaced with piece of lexan. removed most all of interior everything. Removed all AC and heater boxes and under dash stuff. Removed all wires not needed. Had two hyundai front bucket seats. 80's bumpers are lighter. Let's see what else did I do? Ahh yeah, found manual window regulator crankers, 83 only.. Things I was gonna do to make it lighter, lexan all glass except windshield. Lexan trunk lid. Take off every bolt and nut and slice the head half way off, put back. Take off bumpers and drill 968 holes in each one.

I think Doug's is a 80's 745 so he has lighter bumpers then 90's ones, that helps a bit on lighter, easy to put 80's aluminum hood on 80's 740. Ditch the AC and the under dash AC heater cores and blower motors and the radio and it's speakers and wires and your on your way!

Here is my question. Is the Volvette back running again yet?
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:40 PM   #8
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I've been driving my V8 wagon for 30 years now, coming up on 300,000 miles, have it out today, it'a still a blast to drive. BTW it weighs 3450 lbs with me in it and a full tank of fuel.
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