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cicak

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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:59 am

No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

2 September 2016

If this is not the right HOME I will let the admisrators move it. THis ain't a expedition truck, its a out and out jungle HOON truck coming.

Ok so while rebuilding the Volvo I got the idea to restore another and do it faster this time and do the work myself where posible.

Volvo's here for sale are few and far between.

Suddenly we had one for $70,000rm(15,000EU) "restored" looked terrible. Then one popped up for 16,000rm (3,000EU) I rung and got an appointment. To my surprise when I viewed it he had turned down offers for the truck as people only wanted the axles.

I made an offer showed him pics of Volvo 1 and he said SOLD. So this is the story of a secret build (my wife has no idea) until I finish it.

It will not be a expedition truck.

Pickup condition

It's ROUGH I know the tourist resort it ran out of and saw it being abused never thinking I would ever own it.

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Right rear cross member is ripped of the chassis. Left side is bent.
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It seats 12 people FRU policeman in full riot gear lol!
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It's nice side
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The wheels turn
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Looks better in the setting sun in my friends private ship salvage workshop or does it?
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:01 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

21 September 2016

First nights work on it remove the ugly front winch mount
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Finished looks nicer already
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Removed the passenger seat and cleanup up. The rust becomes apparent.
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The pile of scrap metal starts to grow. I'm sure they will make a compact Ford out of this soon.
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:02 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

16 October 2016

Two of us attack the rear tray object is total removal of it over the coming days
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3 hours later and 38 cutting wheels are consumed but the sides are removed.
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The pile of scrap gets bigger
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Peter runs around and takes pics of the inside for me.
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:03 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

1 December 2016

Had some free time tonight so decided to try and remove the flat tire and starrt removing the wiring loom or do the rollcage.

So first task get this flat tyyre off finally. Heat 3 minutes one side of the nut and then about 60 seconds
on the other whack the breaker bar with the 4lb HAMMER a couple of times and hey presto I had a result.
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I decided it was late so started on the rollcage template and see how the sketch looks like in full size. I will finish it all off on Saturday so far it's looking good.
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:04 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

28 April 2017

The Volvo 2 has a new name "BADASS".

The tow truck picked it up from the current secret location.
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Then it was ready to transport to the next stage of it's transformation into BADASS.
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Then it arrived at the panel shop. So shocked they were they locked the doors lol.
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Daylight inspection shows the damage.
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Right rear cross member missing. Middle Bent from a bad recovery the wire and the left side also BENT. It

will be cut off and replaced by me later at the RACE shop.
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The inside is a mess floors non existant.
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Front is pretty bashed up as is the top of the cabin.
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However, Rahmat says all fixable and I'm welcome to come down when they start and work on the truck also.


It's now in the queue in the workshop Stage 2 will commence when they finish the current jaloppies,

Including a 1968 mustang and a 1950's chevy.
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:04 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

12 June 201

Great news the panel shop rung me requesting permission to replace interior panels in Volvo 2 they have commenced work on it.

I will get pics when I can. Maybe this saturday.
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:05 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

7 September 2017

They asked me to go down visit Volvo 2 as they had made progress and cabin not long from being separated from chassis.

Took them lunch also. THis is the first view I got neat Rhamat and crew working on it.
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Bracing on the inside some work had been done on the front sides to pull the panels out to make them all flush again.
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The rear view nothing to see here.
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Inside view then the cheeky workshop cat decided I had food and started to investigate next time I will take him food. YUp the floor is rotten and are some of the interior panels.
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Rahmat starts dreaming when its all finished I can go for a ride in it - maybe - lol
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Yup its uite messy inside
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Drivers floor is non existant. I have given them a plan to follow to make it easy to restore.
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I like it.
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Now the plan.

Next week late the cabin comes off. I take the chasssis to the other workshop and we start work on the rollcage and the new rear tray. Will make a decision in the engine and gearbox. Once all done then the suspension and be done and by that time the cabin should be ready to be reinstalled (XMAS) just like a real car manufacturing production line lol.
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:06 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

9 September 2017

So Saturday visit to Volvo 2. Clean the truck then see what else can be done. Clean out all the putty from the cabin join and see all the rust in the joint area sigh such a negelected Volvo. I remove the side windows and finally the cabin strip is completed.

Out comes the pressure washer and it just blasts holes in the rust in the cabin. The chassis is fine and all the years of mud get washed off. No other issues with the chassis found apart from the rear cross member issue.
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OMG the pressure washer just disintergrated the floor.
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So after the wash we decide to see how bad the rsut is and any repairs have been done. We heat the paint and peel off sections to see where the damage is we find a TREE hit with a poor repair above and below the grill resulting in rust underneath which means bith sections need to be replaced. The quality of the old repair work is well shonkey to say the least.

End of the day its hometime all I have is a pile of peeled off bodyfiller and paint on the floor and the tar seal from the inner floor with about 30% left still to stripp out.
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From here on its all posative as they can finally start the rust removal surgery.

Went and called in at the other workshop had dinner with the them and they will store the VOlvo chassis in the new paint shop until their workshop relocastion is completed. Anyway we have a plan we can execute.

Oh the workshop kitty relaxing
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:10 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

9 September 2017

So Saturday visit to Volvo 2. Clean the truck then see what else can be done. Clean out all the putty from the cabin join and see all the rust in the joint area sigh such a negelected Volvo. I remove the side windows and finally the cabin strip is completed.

Out comes the pressure washer and it just blasts holes in the rust in the cabin. The chassis is fine and all the years of mud get washed off. No other issues with the chassis found apart from the rear cross member issue.
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OMG the pressure washer just disintergrated the floor.
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So after the wash we decide to see how bad the rsut is and any repairs have been done. We heat the paint and peel off sections to see where the damage is we find a TREE hit with a poor repair above and below the grill resulting in rust underneath which means bith sections need to be replaced. The quality of the old repair work is well shonkey to say the least.

End of the day its hometime all I have is a pile of peeled off bodyfiller and paint on the floor and the tar seal from the inner floor with about 30% left still to stripp out.
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From here on its all posative as they can finally start the rust removal surgery.

Went and called in at the other workshop had dinner with the them and they will store the VOlvo chassis in the new paint shop until their workshop relocastion is completed. Anyway we have a plan we can execute.

Oh the workshop kitty relaxing
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:10 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

16 September 2017

Visit to Volvo 2 cabin workshop

First the cheeky workshop cat.
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They have done tonnes of work stripping the paint off with a heat gun looking for holes and repairs etc.
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The rear looks ok apart from the rear panel it has a few bad spots.
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Then I started on the cabin template from plywood/ Next weekend will finish the front side so we can build the roll cage while the cabin gets surgery.
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:12 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

That's a lot of rust to deal with. Good luck on the project. :)
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Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36 pm

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Better luck with restoring the vehicle, yeah you have to clear the rust part, weld some parts. pretty heavy work :crazyeyes:
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:44 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

21 October 2017

The Cabin and chassis have been separated after some difficulties with pulling the steering wheel off.
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The chassis is ready to go to the rollcage workshop.
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Saturday morning they have stripped the roof with a heatgun no sign of holrs or rust. Sandblasting is next.
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The tow truck eventually arrives and is loaded up.
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Then it's dropped in to its new home. It will have a PINZ for a roommate.

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Work starts next week on the rollcage after a design discussion.
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 am

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Saturday 11 November 2017

After working till 2am for the Single day sales I was in no shape to go to IPOH 190k away so 1pm I'm in Volvo 2 workshop some 15 mins from home.

First pics of Volvo 2's stable mates one immacutlately restored PINZ and
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the other almost finished its transformation to covered long distance touring wagon.
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The puppy is really happy to see me.
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We mount the wooden cabin template raised 4" and then I start cutting of the rear bent up cross member. hours later its all made mincemeat with the 7" angle grinder and the little 4" grinder and it's ready for us to get the new one cut.
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The truck is ready to go. New engine and gearbox has been ordered from the wreckers lets see if they can deliver a 3.0 ISUZU diesel and auto gearbox from a DMAX.
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Front view of the cabin.
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The wooden cabin gave us an idea and now the rear will have two parts. One will be old school wooden tray and sizes (for dressage) all removeable and the other will be alloy (for COMP and hooning)

More progress pics as we progress.
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:14 pm

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

23 November 2017

Work on VOlvo 2 continues. The steel for the rollcage is being ordered.

The engine and gearbox is to be lifted out.

Even better news is I had little choices for engine and gearbox combo's.

I cannot obtain and ISUZU engine and gearbox so went the other extreme since I hate the remaining alternatve of Mitsubishi engine/gearbox or toyota 1KZ/auto.

A 2JZ Toyota Supra VVTI 1/2 cut has been obtained and will be mated to a 4x4 auto gearbox.
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Then it's going to a wireman to recover the loom and give me a turnkey engine and gearbox.

A lot of the other parts from the Supra can be used - DASH etc Radiator and all the overflow bottles and the headlights and indicators etc.
Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
RED LC II-13/14B-T @ 1.5Bar,35" XTs, GOD Winch +.
YELLOW BJ75-13B-T, 8274 winch,35" XTs,Lockers.
GREEN LC II 1KZ and 35" XTs.
VOlVO C304 Under restoration
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Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:35 pm

Re: No Idiot I bought another Volvo - Volvo 2

Well it should be fast enough for you then :)
My friends aren't holding me back..... I'm pulling 'em forward.

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