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Old 05-09-2018, 12:01 PM
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Yes please! Very cool.

I was just looking at the take-off LSA blower swaps people been doing on LS1's... would be interested in how you did yours and what parts you used.
Its really a good way to go. From what I have seen so far a very stock 6.0 with a good tune is high 500's for not much $$$ invested and all OEM parts. This is what I like the most. OEM stuff is just so well made.

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Excellent! I may have predicted this a little while ago . . .
Haha.....yes you did!!!

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This is cool. I honestly had no idea people built these cars up until a few popped up on bring a trailer. Some of them look seriously badass. Thanks for keeping us updated, basher.
They are very similar to the foxbody mustang and with a little work can be made to handle very well. The 2 doors are stiffer than most unibody cars. The biggest problem at this point is that they are old and dont have much aftermarket support but as far as a good foundation, they are great. I have built 5 or 6 in the past, nothing like this will be though.

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I like it!!

Hackster does great work and I'd be very interested to follow this build along!!
Thanks for the kind words Lance.....I hope this is faster and lighter than the F100 at least that is my goal.

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I'm a huge fan of different.
Hope he joins up and posts!
Been on here for several years, just have not been on for a while now. Thanks for the encouragement.

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I love that body style.

I have a set of CCW C10 18x10 and 18x12 rims if that runs a Ford bolt pattern. I actually have 2 fronts and 3 rears for $2200 if that is something he wants to do

They are my spare rims for the RX-7.

-Mark
Thanks Mark, they are cool cars once you ditch all the factory crappy parts =)

Ill shoot you a PM for the wheels as I am pretty interested.


Thanks all for the encouragement especially Dan......There are some awesome people on this forum but also some amazing cars, fabricators and painters. I am just a garage builder trying to learn and have fun and get faster. I didnt think that this was the right place for this turd.

I am out of town this week but I will update the thread when I am home.

Sean
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:44 PM
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going to follow this for sure, out of the box!
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:25 PM
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Well, where to start.

I built a number of cars over the past few years, the last couple have been more go fast than look pretty and I have really enjoyed using them. I built the F100 a little over 2 years ago and have loved all of the trials and tribulations. It has taken me all over the place, introduced me to a new world and met some very cool very talented drivers.

I have also learned an immense amount about driving, I have gotten faster and upgraded the truck as I did. I am still at the bottom of the pile when compared to a Danny Popp, Chad Ryker, Lazor J or anyone with a ton of seat time, but locally I can hold my own with the pickup.

So I was getting ready to upgrade the front brakes on the pickup a few months ago as I need more of them and I just had this lingering thought about building something different. Something lower, lighter with more power and a little more leg room than what the truck.

I have some experience with the Volvos from years past, and they are solid cars, getting harder to find but a very solid foundation. My buddy Pat had this one kicking around so I made a long day out of it and headed from my house in Eugene to Angels Camp, about an hour East of Stockton and picked up this gem, she is a little rough, but all there and a non rusty, non wrecked start. Well, front fender, but that is not a big deal.

It was a solo one day trip, 1244 miles but totally fun.

Headed home!!!









That was the beginning....day one.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:39 PM
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I recently moved away from all my friends and family of 20 years to a new town about 120 miles to the south, so all of this is done by myself, progress will be slower than past builds.

Day 2







Scrubbed and cleaned up. This was the point where I had to make a choice, clean it up and stuff an engine in or do the extra work and make it how it should have been.....

I am no body man.











There were a ton of holes everywhere, as soon as you think you got them all, nope. These were all ground down and metal worked as flat as I could get them. I was pretty happy with the results considering this was done with mostly simple hand tools.

Got the welding wrapped up and got things ready for body work and primer.







Ready for some primer!!!







I was really happy with how the work I was doing turned out I did a lot of work on the inner shock towers to get them cleaned up and flat. I left the factory waves in the inner fenders there as they are kind of a thin with the volvos and they add some personality.

This was numerous coats of filler, sand, filler sand, filler sand, I shot some EVERCOAT high build primer on this and scuffed all that up and got rid of any imperfections. I then loaded everything up and took to a professional for them to paint it.

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Old 05-10-2018, 04:45 PM
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Turned out good. One spot on the cowl panel that I am not happy with but its done so move on!!







Should be fun as I proceed forward!!

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Cool build.
I followed the other builds & look forward to your updates.
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Uh, we need more information and pictures on the yellow dodge that looks like it's setup to be a desert runner, please.
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Nice to see more pics of your build Hackster. Iím having more fun watching you than working on my own garbage. This rig is goin to be amazing, as usual..
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Uh, we need more information and pictures on the yellow dodge that looks like it's setup to be a desert runner, please.
What he said...

So did the truck move to a nice farm upstate or is it still around?
Loved the truck and I'll sure this will be just as sweet.
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