1998 V70 Xc From The Beginning... to the End


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Drove the car to Colombus, Ohio & back this summer. Fiat gathering out there. Car ran very well, but.... the header I made leaks at the flange, and it is a significant restriction in terms of performance.

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I found a PLM header for the K24 - so I'm in the process of making that fit

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bought 2" SS mandrel bends to fix it

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had to remove the cross support to do this - I'll make a new section when it's all done

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runners rerouted for the Fiat chassis

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Slip joint sections cut from original header & reinstalled

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reworked 2-1 collectors to fit

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mostly welded

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Cat is going to go under

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Muffler on top

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notched & rewelded the crossmember where I needed clearance for the collector

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On 1/30/2022 at 4:53 AM, NJGreenBudd said:

Wow, lots of changes since I last read, so sorry about the XC man, I know you have moved on but your wagon still serves as inspiration for many of us. Just wanted to say hi and thank you for all your help and continued contributions to the community.

Thank you!

 

My next project is a 740 wagon,  I'm turning it into a pickup

 

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The cab will look something like this:

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some sketches

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On 2/9/2022 at 1:47 AM, NJGreenBudd said:

Wow that's going to be quite the build as far as the body work, going to be neat to watch that come to life.

What do you have planned for drivetrain? Redblock or white block?

Hey did you get a 240 too? I thought I saw you had one on TB?

The drivetrain stays redblock - all I did was +T with all the factory add-ons, oil cooler, etc. Maybe DTR it could get a drivetrain swap, we'll see :)

I don't have a 240 - my son has a few.

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Back in the day when I frequented this forum, I had an 850AWD and your old XC was legendary to me, cause you did so much stuff to it. I had to go back years and years in this thread to see what happened to it. Man thats sad. Seems like some bad luck. Its cool to see that you're still here, feels like most of the OG's have left, I guess that happens to all car forums, people rarely keep a car forever. 

I sold mine back then too, Ive been in and out of Volvos since, but now I kinda do want another 850. 

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Just like that huh? You have a knack for making it look much easier than it is! Amazing transformation and I love the wagon hatch though not sure if it's that practical but worth it. But really looks like it's coming together well, your planning and layout seems to be perfect.

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6 hours ago, NJGreenBudd said:

Just like that huh? You have a knack for making it look much easier than it is! Amazing transformation and I love the wagon hatch though not sure if it's that practical but worth it. But really looks like it's coming together well, your planning and layout seems to be perfect.

 

Thank you. Without the opening hatch, the bed really is too short for 4x8 sheets of plywood, sheetrock. Although, the main reason for doing it is that the Swedes don't - their A-Traktor legal requirements prohibit a real truck bed, so they always chop the door in half. 

Stiggy Pop on TB has been my main inspiration, he made his (about 4 years ago) with a functional gate - he had to chop off a couple inches to make it clear the wheel arches - but his roof line is longer than mine.

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