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Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:53 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

9 June 2018 I have help today little Joe from the kids home wants to spend the day with Grandpa and he is good help. His job wire brush the rest of the roof for me while I tap more of the big roof dent then start on the rear panel repairs. Mark then cut and make a new piece http://www.geckoadventure...

Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:02 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

2 June 2018 I have been given during the week 3 months freedom to drive and travel etc then if my heart does not improve I'm under the knife if the heart does not return to normal rythmical level i'm having an operation of some sort. I had a long chat with the Cardio and he believes firmly that the ...

Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:00 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

30 May 2018


The cabin is on the way from Sweden to Malaysia roughly 4 weeks before it arrives in Kuala Lumpur.
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It looks pretty good
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Wed May 30, 2018 3:27 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

29 May 20186 Public holiday so I worked in the morning and then head off to the workshop 10 minutes away. Allen was there working on his Pinz. Only one thing to do tap the roof dents more. Then it was lunchtime at restaurant "Silly Billys" how apt.After lunch they started welding up the ho...

Sun May 27, 2018 10:20 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

26 May 20186 Since I'm still banned from driving long distance I'm only working on Volvo 2. Volvo 1 has made no progress since the last set of pics I posted for it. The cabin bottom for Volvo 2 is all paid up and leaves Gotenburg on 30 May and is due about 4 weeks later in Malaysia. Early start at V...

Sat May 26, 2018 8:57 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Need a pic and info of this fast isuzu ute Youve given it a absolute thrashing Take care of your own engine too :lol: Want you to see these volvos till they rust of old age 26 May 20186 Isuzu DMAX in it's natural environment - working hard. Isuzu 2008 3.0 Manual model. 248,000 killermeters, roof ra...

Sun May 20, 2018 1:40 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

19 May 2018 ISuzu is returned Friday 11 May from IPOH. Saturday fancy breakfast is ruined by seeing a water leak from the ISUZU. So instead of working on the Volvo I have to head 30k the other way and spend 4 hours in the workshop repairing the cooling split hoses the Turbo shop caused. We had fixed...

Fri May 11, 2018 10:42 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Well some good news. The pictures I posted about 2 months ago of the Volvo 2 cabon caught the eye of the Volvo wrecking yard TATANKA. They contacted me on FB and said we have one bottom RHD cabin in stock do you want it. We have gone back and forth waiting for a price of shipping. I recontacted him ...

Sun May 06, 2018 11:23 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

5 May 2018 Damn ISUZU is delayed by 2 days coming back from 200k away in IPOH and is only back on Tuesday with 67HP gain (to 177) and 38% increase in torque from 360nm to about 496nm. Up call taxi to Nice breakfast. Call taxi to take me to auto store. Buy a dolly hammer set. Then another taxi to boa...

Sun May 06, 2018 11:21 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Saturday 29 April 2018 Visit to the Chassis/Cabin workshop to draw up a detailed chassis plan. I have been doodling away on the design of Volvo 2 and its looking like this, now I need to get this onto a proper scale drawing. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo2/20180428_130920.jpg Crikey it's a stru...

Fri May 04, 2018 10:59 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 29 April 2018 Visit to the Chassis/Cabin workshop to draw up a detailed chassis plan. I have been doodling away on the design of Volvo 2 and its looking like this, now I need to get this onto a proper scale drawing. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo2/20180428_130920.jpg Crikey it's a stru...

Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:22 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Thursday 26 April 2018 Finally after weeks of trying to get hold of the cabin workshop and several visits to see if they were open along with others dropping in to see if he was open he finally answered a message - he did not ring etc. I made an appointment for a progress update. Thursday 12.30pm YE...

Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:35 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Went down to the cabin shop and surprise he was open and not one bit of progress has been made on the cabin except they say the cabin cross member is ready for collection from the laser cutting shop - so why have the not collected it - oh we were closed all last week. Crikey!!!!!!!. Another customer...

Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:21 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

4 April 2018 Went down to the cabin shop and surprise he was open and not one bit of progress has been made on the cabin except they say the cabin cross member is ready for collection from the laster cutting shop - so why have the not collected it - oh we were closed all last week. Crikey!!!!!!!. An...

Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:15 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

27 March 2018 A quick trip down to the cabin shop after work to see if they are in fact working nights like they said - no they are not. This has become a common sight from the other in the group who are watching out for their vehicles being worked on. Some have been here 2 years or more with little...

Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:15 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

stilivn wrote:I'd be cutting the locks and taking the cab. These things never end well.



As much as I want to the RED trucks god winch would love a little bit of exercise I will loose my work permit if I do.

Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:54 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Sunday 31 March 2018 8am start. I do the Sump 2.5 hours later the sump is bolted in after complete preparation of the sump and the engine block. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180401_152713.jpg The air intake is completed and the connecting pipes made up. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/2...

Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:53 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 31 March 2018 I'm back on deck after 2 weeks of complete rest. Lets see how I go. Up early eventually leave the house 5.25am - what the heck the highway is crowded and it's pouring down. It's impossible to even stay on 120kph the idiots are all over the road. Eventually after 100k the rain ...

Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:52 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 24 March 2018

Chauffer turns up early in the morning and we order the front windows yet again for Volvo 1 and hand over the perfect template which are 3mm smaller than the window frame.

Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:51 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Monday 12 March 2018 Ok 12 March I knew something was wrong getting exhausted climbing a set of stairs - wanting to pass out after being under the Volvo when I stand up etc. I went to the docs at work got sent to the cardio immediately and was grounded for 2 complete weeks Some friends collected the...

Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:35 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

How wrong could I be, since my last visit to the cabin workshop they have not answered the phone nor have they been open when I have popped by for a visit. Others have also been trying to visit their vehicles and also getting the same results. Needless to say i'm getting rather pissed. it costs quit...

Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:43 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Replies: 48

Views: 5388

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

17 March 2018 Big day I'm officially grounded for a 7 days with my heart playing up. Hence no visit to work on Volvo 1. I decided it was Volvo 2 day instead so I got a friendly chauffuer and we trooped out to collect the portals after a hearty breakfast which are now converted to run Toyota discs oh...

Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:00 pm

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 10 March 2018 Alarm goes off 4am I sleep through it eventually I'm on the road 5:40am 190k to go. It rains for the first 100k the michellin's hang on as I sit on the wrong side of 140kph. It's all soon a memory as 1:20minutes later I'm sitting at breakfast. Then it 7.55am at the workshop fo...

Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:09 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 3 March 2018 Alarm goes off 4am I sleep through it eventually I'm on the road 5:20am 190k to go. Its all soon a memory as 1:30minutes later I'm sitting at breakfast. Then it 8.30am to the workshop for the 9.00am open up. They have finished the front console and the centre window wiring chan...

Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:48 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 24 February 2018 Wake up late really late 5:50am on the road. Make it to breakfast 190k away at 7:10am. In the workshop at 8.30am. THey have redone the complete roof lining and created a new front top panel and finished the dash pod. We go get a new UHF radio and some interior lights and or...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:11 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Sunday 11 February 2018 http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180211_093520.jpg By lunchtime I have the middle panel fitted and it is almost finished just the window trimming to go. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180211_122952.jpg http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180211_123926.jpg By eve...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:10 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 10 February 2018 God is it Saturday already can I sleep in for 4 more hours - its 4am - No then sleep in on the road eventually 6.08am. Stuff it I floor it and arrive in IPOH 190k away in 1 hour 15 minutes the speedo rarely under 160kph. Some idiot really annoys me this time in a BMW for mi...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:09 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Sunday 4 February 2018 Workshop 8.45am fit the starter and by 12.00pm it's all installed and I have hopefully made it waterproof and the engine sump is cleaned ready for the sump install. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180204_125803.jpg Lunch then the fone goes - office I pull the work laptop...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:07 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Saturday 3 February 2018 Sleep in, way in I hit the road at 6:08am and hit the 6am saturday traffic the trip is hell 190k takes me an hour and, 40 minutes. Some idiot in a showpony V8 Landcruiser really gets up my nose pass then pull in and slow down then I have to pass over and over. He decides to ...

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:06 am

Forum: Expedition Vehicles

Topic: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Replies: 201

Views: 66858

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

Thursday 1 February 2018 Another public holiday 5.30am I'm on the road I sleep in. I drive fast for the 190k - not saying how fast but the Isuzu spends most of the time on the wrong side of 150kph.The 190K whizzes by to the dulced sounds of Creedence. Quick Breakfast and at the workshop 7:55am it's ...
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