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Old 04-13-2021, 09:36 PM   #26
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Seat tubs seam welded & DS tub modded to accept the height adjuster lever







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Old 04-14-2021, 09:50 PM   #27
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Finished welding the tub are after work, and trimmed the hinge cover to clear the seat belt. Next I need to play with the seat pocket to fit









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Seat pocket modded. Fits reasonably well as such



This one was cracked, so I figured it as template - I can cut another a little tighter to the forward part of the hinge cover & not have stuff fall in between the pocket & cover..


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:00 PM   #28
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Worked on modding the fuel feed to the rail for the +T. Instead of adding some random old Dodge FPR to the Regina rail, I'm using a FPR pod from a V70. Stock rail feed will go the inlet, quick connect (7.89/6mm) is for the return, and the feed goes to the stock rail inlet. FPR is an adjustable version sold for VW/Audi applications. I'll cap the FPR port in the rail.





After that, changed the frozen lower column ujoint



and the rusted out horns



chopped up a n 850 slash, and made it fit the egg crate


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Old 04-23-2021, 12:14 PM   #29
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Plates came, so I actually drove the car for the first time on the street. Grumble/howl from L/F & ABS light came on

Basically EVERYTHING is worn - not a surprise really, w/216K. Much of the suspension is original, besides the cartridges (!)

I have good adjustable Koni's from my BNE setup off the old wagon, so I'll put those up front along with new everything else

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Old 04-23-2021, 09:30 PM   #30
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Old 04-24-2021, 10:15 PM   #31
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Waiting for front end parts...

Pulled the nose off in the meantime.



cut and modded the single headlamp brackets to fit the offset of the eCode lamps





trimmed the cover panel to fit the egg crate/headlamps



Also fitted the painted bumper cover




Chopped off the dead preheat BS. Air box will go away when I do the +T anyway

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Old 04-25-2021, 08:59 PM   #32
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Cleaned up & reinstalled the control arms, caster rods, end links, IPD sway bar, Bilstein strut inserts, bump stops & sleeves, strut plates & bearings, backplates, brake hoses, calipers, rotors, pads








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Old 04-26-2021, 08:13 PM   #33
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Right side all back together, had to also change the ABS sensor on this side



Started modding the fuel rail for the +T - cut off the FPR bung, will be welding this 1/8" NPT bung so I can install a fuel pressure gauge in it's place

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Old 04-27-2021, 09:49 PM   #34
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Did the left rear brake line, caliper, pads, rotors & hardware, eBrake shoes and springs. Main cable is still good, no damage to coating. Right cable broken & pivot ripped off the axle tab as per usual on these. So far all brake lines have been frozen & required heating with torch to get them free.

coated the backplate with rust convertor



Heavy duty spring & Bilstein shock installed. Still have to do the right side



silver-soldered the NPT bung to the rail - will look like this in place

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Old 04-28-2021, 09:38 PM   #35
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Right rear brake line flare stripped, even after careful heating :(. Had to make a repair section. Fortunately I saved lines off the S40 parts car, so I has a section of line and spare male/female fittings to join it





Had to borrow this tool - the Volvo line is 4.75mm, my tool only does American sizes. Hydraulic tool is way easier to use than the clamp-in-vice generic variety I have.



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Great progress that you have there, I am sure that modifying this vehicle is never easy. I am excited to see the outcome.
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:19 AM   #37
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Great progress that you have there, I am sure that modifying this vehicle is never easy. I am excited to see the outcome.
Thank you. It's gonna be a long thread - I'll be doing all the mechanical work first (stage zero, +T, engine & trans oil coolers, LH24 conversion, etc) before the body work. Just waiting for the wife's broken foot to heal so we can get back to the work on our house. Once that is done, I'll start on chopping up the body, following Stiggypop's process.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:12 PM   #38
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Gathering exhaust parts for the +T



wired the left & right Ecode park/directionals, and included wiring to the Ecode side markers in the fenders







made a problem for myself by adding a relay for front fogs without checking the wiring diagram - I didn't realize it was anything special. As a result, it created a dead short on the Y-W wire from the headlamp relay to the headlamp switch and the radio illumination. I had to open up the harness & make sure no other wires were damaged. Thankfully not, so I ran a new Y-W wire from the HL switch to the radio, bridged to the HL relay as original. Ran the new wire inside the sleeve to keep it original.





while I had the cluster out I switched out the tach for the turbo version - not showing vacuum here - I hadn't connected the line to the manifold yet


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Did a few maintenance items - engine breather, IACV, couple vacuum fittings. Then I ran the harness for the AEM WBO2 over to the pass side, I'll need that when I add the turbo setup.



routed through the bulkhead & along the stock harness





While I had the under dash apart I added a 4x40W amp (1389615) from a 760. I also have to fault trace the cruise - it doesn't work, May just be the 3523880 module - apparently that version is prone to malfunction. I have a 9130207 module that I thought was from a different era, however it is apparently a viable update to the 3523880 - so I'll try just swapping that out first

EDIT - problem was just the vacuum supply at the pump -I had it connected incorrectly


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Old 05-09-2021, 09:48 PM   #41
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Thank you.

Still taking care of Stage Zero.

3 Shifter & 1 reaction rod bushing. Circlips were still good!



Problem arose when I tried to remove the selector arm - end of shaft snapped off.



For now, I just added a blob with the MIG. I'll have to source a selector shaft. Shaft seals is dry, so at least there is that



Also the fuel filter bracket is completely toast



so I made one out of an aluminum ruler



Need to source all the exhaust hangers bolted to the body before I do the exhaust - they are all seriously rotted

Stripped & scrubbed the foam off the headliner - kinda like the texture





EDIT: swapped out the roof panel for one with a great seal 3528809


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