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cicak

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Post Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:38 pm

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

23 December 2017

Up 4am and on the road to avoid the traffic. 7am I'm sitting having breakfast 190k has whizzed past with the help of ZZTOP and BLONDIE.

The speaker panels are back and I test fit them. Still have to get the smoked Perspex and the LED light for the gecko fitted.
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I finish 8.30pm and find a hotel - really expensive like 4 times the rate I normally pay.

Sunday 24 December 2017

I get some help and we fit the 50" LED light then we realise the bottom panel needs to be remade with some more reinforcing it drops 5mm in the middle. Rats!
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The speaker panel is bolted down with 1 rivnut to replace.
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It's 3pm time to head back to KL for XMAS dinner. Mr Brown will not let me pat him as I leave. 6pm I’m sitting back in KL getting cleaned up for XMAS dinner.
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Dave is www.geckoadventure.net
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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 Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:39 pm

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

30 December 2017

5am on the road head off to Ipoh again actually the drive is getting to me. This is bad damn motor bike groups thousands of them heading north on their 150cc scooters then it rains making it even worse and I need new front tires. The mighty little Isuzu since I have started 2 years ago reassembling the Volvo has done 98,000 killer meters

I work on the roof panels by lunchtime I have carved one out. Meantime Brett comes in and starts making the bracket for the wiper motor. He has also made the left side of the air cond ducting only the right to do and made the new top for the blower. I realise I have also left my phone at home again.

I start on the rear panels also and get long ways then realise I need to fix up the design a little.
7pm home time back to KL I cannot be bothered with the excessive overnight rates for a holiday weekend. I end up in the bar with my mates and it’s a long night.

31 December 2017

6am I wake up late and just step on it to IPOH the 190k goes past not so nice I need new front tires and it gets dicey rapidly after 120kph in the rain.

The right roof panel is done.
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The finished wiper motor. Just need the arms and the wipers completed.
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I toil away all day and get the rear panels ready and then realise I need a little redesign on the top portion. Doing big panels by myself is not easy on the guillotine.
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Final pics of the year before I head home.
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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 Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:41 pm

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

6 January 2018

I wake up late 6am I'm on the road and I have a set of Volvo axles in the rear to deliver to Penang tonight.

9am at the workshop fed and ready to go.

Lunchtime it’s down to get new front tires and a visit to the bolt shop for 150 rivnuts to fit the rear panels.

Bolt down the gearlever cover - it's marked ready for final cut and prep. The rear panels are now split into 3 parts a top 100mm piece (4"), the middle part (in the next pic) and the bottom piece.
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8.30pm I finish up after spending 4+ hours making the top rear panel twice - first one ended up as an alloy template.

7 January 2018

Mornings work, make the middle panel.
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Mid afternoon I have the bottom panel bolting down started but I need a double fold done to finish it.
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The middle panel fits finally but needs the bottom panel and top panel bolted in to finish it.
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I bolt in the centre console and slip the steering wheel on and the engine cover. Gear lever cover is cut and trimmed and the holes all drilled to test finally bolt down
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It actually looks really good.
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Time for home its 6pm
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 Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:06 pm

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

That's bloody awesome really coming along now. Love the drone footage of the boat and elephants. 2 months with no updates I was going out of my mind :lol: Please get those front tyres, I need to see this thing finished :armsup:
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cicak

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Post Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:29 pm

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

stilivn wrote:That's bloody awesome really coming along now. Love the drone footage of the boat and elephants. 2 months with no updates I was going out of my mind :lol: Please get those front tyres, I need to see this thing finished :armsup:


Sorry had a huge issue with ISP our access via filezilla suddenly failed and we had a few issues getting support as they work 9-5 and I work 8-7 lol

Front tires were bought last weekend in IPOH MICHELINS - they are awesome in the rain - I can sit on 140k on a wet highway again.

The boat is not bad considering its all completely recycled from parts lying outside in the factory yard. Hull from a returned river jet boat with the 2 engines cut out of it giving us 6 feet back. A new transom welded on. Canopy from alloy pipe lying in the yard. 60HP 4T mercury from a returned film boat which was really smashed up. Cheap plywood floor. Gives us usually 45 kph and about 4k a litre.

Captains seat is a recycled ESKY. Our seats in the boat are camp chairs. But it works and at 25feet has a crap load of room.
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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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cicak

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Post Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:32 pm

Re: Malaysian Police Volvo C304 (4x4) Restore

14 January 2018

Volvo workshop not open and I had Volvo 3's axles in my ISUZU so I elected to drive 365K up to Penang instead and drop the axles off to the boat factory and then help them strip Shanty 1 ready for the 220HP 2JZ (Normally aspirated) engine install and the JET propulsion install since we are sick of the 800M-1K fuel economy out of the 85HP 2-stroke. When we are doing 250-300k per 4 day trip it gets rather expensive. Also the risk of busting a prop on a stump is very very high. I usually replace a prop every 3-4 trips as they eventually get damaged to the point they crack or bend. Then it will be painted same desert storm base colour as Volvo.

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Yes we believe the unit will power the boat they are the same unit they stuck on the 25 foot river boats that the factory built and the same boat in the video.

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Shanty 1 will be extended at the rear by 2 feet with a new transom to protect the jet unit making it 20 feet long.
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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