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Tfest 01-23-2021 02:33 AM

Offroad 1992 245 - Project Sven Bjornagain
 
Yo, IM BACK!

Ruining another wagon, this one is prem too.

180,000 miles
Power windows
AC that works
Auto
Perfect black fabric interior

Plans - BOLD is completed tasks
- Install CB radio with PA speaker
- 8" sub with 6x9's in the rear doors
- IPD Skid plate
- 2-3" lift
- 15" 740 steelies with 235x75 Falken tires
- Cut fenders and add fender flairs
- IPD upgrade fuel pump
- Poly front bushings
- Weld up some steel bumpers with d-rings and Warn winch
- LED light bar above windshield
- Four 13" led light bars as headlights
- Paint it with plastidip, probably army green
- Weld up a roof basket

Current Status
https://i.imgur.com/befKMa5.jpg

Harlard 01-23-2021 02:54 AM

Oh dear lord. Just let me take that engine when you v8 swap the car, preferably before it pops.

Also air conditioning. DIBS.

MrBrown 01-23-2021 11:09 AM

That’s how I planned to do my sub as well. The local audio shop wanted too much money to make a box. I thought of doing a fiberglass inlay somehow. How did you do the box? Any pictures of the backside?

Tfest 01-23-2021 12:46 PM

I literally just made a box, cut holes for the sub and port and screwed the speaker to it. I had to cut a little bit of the body behind the panel. I used scrap mdf and it took about a half hour and cost zero dollars.

Tfest 01-23-2021 01:29 PM

Heading to Jubitz today to get a new whip antenna, the one I have wont work. I'll post more detailed pics when I get that installed.

MrBrown 01-24-2021 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Tfest (Post 6149989)
I literally just made a box, cut holes for the sub and port and screwed the speaker to it. I had to cut a little bit of the body behind the panel. I used scrap mdf and it took about a half hour and cost zero dollars.

How’s it sounding?

Tfest 01-25-2021 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MrBrown (Post 6150312)
How’s it sounding?

It sounds great, fills out the low's that the 6x9's in the rear doors can't hit. The car doesn't need it but I had the parts laying around so why not, it was free.

Ansel+ 02-05-2021 09:25 PM

Pick up one of these for that PA speaker

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/w...iABEgLASfD_BwE

Also when are we adding a turbo

Notmare 02-06-2021 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Ansel+ (Post 6154889)

Also when are we adding a turbo

When considering options for adding more air in this build, MoarCylinders > Turbo.

Hank Scorpio 02-08-2021 11:52 AM

I don't have much to add other than Project Bjornagain is maybe the most hilarious, perfect name anyone has used in this form. (Ok maybe Homers Odyssey is a close second)

IansPlatinum 02-10-2021 11:32 PM

Please don't cut your fenders

It's your car, but just know that it's not necessary, and if you put big enough tires that cutting IS necessary, you will decimate what little torque you have and will get stuck on rocks comparable in size to (or smaller than) watermelons unless you do a ring & pinion swap, which involves completely disassembling the axle

You'd be surprised at how decent these look and work with a little lift and slightly bigger tires

Here's one for comparison

https://imgur.com/eRWmXVBl.jpg
https://imgur.com/ll07E1il.jpg
https://imgur.com/diP9IPAl.jpg

Edit: not to mention you can't really cut much of the forward section of the rear wheel opening due to proximity to rear door :e-shrug:

cosbySweater 02-10-2021 11:56 PM

Yea you don't have to cut anything. Build it around a unmodified body just incase you hate it and have a change of heart

HiSPL 02-11-2021 02:55 AM

Chop the roof and turn it into a truck bed. Cut huge holes out of the fenders and mount 33"s.

Do all of this while remaining NA redblock with a 3.31 gear.

holtzboy 02-11-2021 06:01 PM

What size tires?

Quote:

Originally Posted by IansPlatinum (Post 6156677)
You'd be surprised at how decent these look and work with a little lift and slightly bigger tires


Notmare 02-15-2021 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by HiSPL (Post 6156701)
Chop the roof and turn it into a truck bed. Cut huge holes out of the fenders and mount 33"s.

Do all of this while remaining NA redblock with a 3.31 gear.

Hahaha, yes! ^This guy gets it.

IansPlatinum 02-15-2021 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by holtzboy (Post 6156941)
What size tires?

I personally like my 195/75r14 mailtruck goodyear wrangler all terrains... but they spendy

Tfest 02-15-2021 05:52 PM

Got the tires mounted to the new wheels, boy they big... 235x75x15.

And we WILL cut whatever needs to be cut, the car is in perfect shape, we can't have that.



https://i.imgur.com/qOzEz2s.jpg?1

The Chihuahua has blessed these tires
https://i.imgur.com/VMHEF3E.jpg?1

This week when it warms up I'll paint the wheels bronze.

Tfest 02-15-2021 07:20 PM

I couldn't wait, had to at least paint 1 wheel to see what it looked like.

https://i.imgur.com/RAKb7YS.jpg?1

Harlard 02-15-2021 07:47 PM

dang son, you are gonna need 4.56s to turn that sumbitch over

Tfest 02-15-2021 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Harlard (Post 6158386)
dang son, you are gonna need 4.56s to turn that sumbitch over

So, you got a locker for me?

Harlard 02-15-2021 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Tfest (Post 6158387)
So, you got a locker for me?

I may have a Dana Powr Lok. Do you have $700?

Tfest 02-15-2021 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Harlard (Post 6158392)
I may have a Dana Powr Lok. Do you have $700?

Yes, but this is a Volvo, not a race car.

Harlard 02-15-2021 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Tfest (Post 6158407)
Yes, but this is a Volvo, not a race car.

Who says I'm interested in race cars? :-P

Tfest 02-15-2021 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harlard (Post 6158410)
Who says I'm interested in race cars? :-P

lol, I just need a cheap locker, not the welded kind. When we start spinning axles we'll plan for an 8.8. When the redblock inevitably grenades, we'll plan for an "ls" swap. It's fun not needing to care since this isn't my daily, it's just a fun project. When we're done with it we'll either part/crush or sell whole, whichever works best for us.

slow240 02-15-2021 09:02 PM

I had a 4.10 with a G80 from a 95 non turbo 940 in my old 244 with the same size tire, rode great. Highly recommend


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