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Andy's 2000 V70 R

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Crap, sorry guys.  Thought I replied to everyone a while ago, but it appears I didn't.   Oops.....

On 6/21/2017 at 4:16 AM, DDM said:

 Beautiful Venetian Andy!  I look forward to seeing this project unfold...

Dan

Thanks Dan, appreciate the kind words!

On 6/21/2017 at 10:11 AM, Chilled man said:

Drive right past my house and dont say hi .... what ever... side note I will be in Albany on Tuesday next week . 

Justin, don't you live near Carlise?  I wasn't in that part of PA on my way back from Denver, but I was at Carlisle later that week.  I realize I'm a day late and a dollar short here, but if you're ever back up here let me know and we can get together!

On 6/21/2017 at 11:22 PM, Dan McBoost said:

Mine too, heh. 

Dan, where in NY do you live?

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PROGRESS we want progress and pictarz

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I was just in Albany / Rochester last week LOL so you were down here and I was up there! 

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Time for updates :smile: 

So I basically didn't work on it at all this summer.  I pretty much just drove it from point A to B, and enjoyed the cushy stock suspension and nice, cold AC.  Even the 5 speed auto isn't horrible for a daily driver, but certainly not the best option for sporty driving.

Snagged a good shot parked outside a credit union I designed last summer:

36972010181_402eca5dc3_b.jpg89CC8034-6476-415F-BE8D-026D47C17F85_zpszuufdwtg by Andy Buresh, on Flickr

Then as Swedish Car Day approached, I started to get a few things done.  I started by mildly rolling the rear fenders:

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The factory rear fender lips are double layer metal and are a pain to roll.  Before:
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and after:
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I was pleasantly surprised by how clean the suspension/drivetrain appear to be.  Everything is in much better condition than the rear end of my 99 R
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I pulled the front fenders about 1/2" and rolled them as well.  Fronts are much easier to roll/pull than the rear.  Before:
36925049556_dfd7f34647.jpgUntitled by Andy Buresh, on Flickr

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After:
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In the process of rolling the fenders, I removed all the factory plastic mudflaps and trimmed/modified all the fender liners to fit with the newly rolled fender lips.  Don't really have pictures of that at the moment, but it's kind of a trial-and-error process to trim the fender liners and get them lined back up on the rolled fender lips.

Bit of a full house before SCD at our shop - 7 different Volvos across a range of models.

36943366272_e95fba2d58_z.jpgUntitled by Andy Buresh, on Flickr

Installed my front CX Racing coilovers.  They still look pretty good after ~35,000 miles on the car.  Seriously, for a sub-$700 pair of coilovers they're greatly exceeding my expectations and the coating of Boeshield T9 is continuing to do a great job keeping corrosion away.  The handling improvement is pretty noticeable - the reduction in dive and body roll is nice.  The ride quality (5kg/mm springs) are pretty soft, so there's still plenty of compliance and travel to soak up bumps.

36972086661_8e1f8b35a9_c.jpgUntitled by Andy Buresh, on Flickr

I also installed my adapters, and put the STi BBS wheels and Ventus V12s on before the trip.  As a quick refresher, the STi BBS are 17x8, forged and weight 18 lbs.  The wheels' native offset is +53, and 19mm adapters get the offset to +34.  

Lastly, I gave it a quick wash and we all drove out to Larz Anderson.  

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At this point, I was fairly happy with where the car was, and was able to work on getting my 99 R taken apart and sent to the junkyard.  However, a mere 6 days after I got rid of my 99 R disaster struck.  I was on my way home to my apartment when another driver pulled out from a stop sign and hit the side of my wagon.  Thankfully, I was unharmed, but my wagon was definitely not ok.  It needs a new rear quarter panel, driver's side rear door, and there was some damage to the rear drivers side wheel as well.  The good  news is that the door still opened and closed normally, the glass wasn't damaged, and the suspension was untouched, so it still ran/drive normally.

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37390560134_112c760fc3_b.jpgIMG_2976 by Andy Buresh, on Flickr

This is the intersection where I got hit:  The other vehicle was stopped at the sign pictured here, and I was driving from right to left across the photo. 

37393265774_fb2199efc6_b.jpgIMG_2972 by Andy Buresh, on Flickr

Both streets are 1 way, and the other driver was deemed at fault by the police, and their insurance accepted 100% liability.  The repair estimate came out to ~$5,400.  That meant the car was a total loss, but I am working on getting it fixed anyways.

I ended up getting a quarter panel, door, and side skirt from Eric's ( @Leco510) 98 R.

Made some sparks
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and after a while, had myself a quarter panel

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It's a pain in the ass, but a rear quarter panel does actually fit in the back of one of these wagons.

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That's currently where things stand.  I've been avoiding working on modding/repairing things while dealing with insurance and figuring out the whole repair process.   

 

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Dang man!?  Sorry to hear about your mishap.  Hope your luck gets better from here on out!  Glad to see you're not going to let it slow you down though..

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Thumbs up for your determination!

BTW, in Europe when the repair costs exceeds the car's market value, you receive only this market value minus the cost of remaining car. An average P80 here is estimated at around 2500 USD by the insurance companies. In your case the remaining car would be around 500 USD, so the outcome of 2K $ or even less would be a fortune. 

And what do you guys are using as inner mudguards after that fender rollup? The OEM plastic mudflap holds on that metal lip. After one rolls this lip upside, the mudguard drops out..

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Damn dude.  So sorry to hear it was hit.  Any more and you're going to need to start adding armor to your car.

Are you going to repaint the whole thing?

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Sucks you took a hit on the Venetian but it looks like you have a plan to get it back in shape. Hopefully, that insurance money will help pay for some go fast parts  :cool:

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Thought of taking a little less than the repair check (keeping it not a total loss) and finding another one while you drive this? 

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On 11/6/2017 at 11:16 PM, gdog said:

Dang man!?  Sorry to hear about your mishap.  Hope your luck gets better from here on out!  Glad to see you're not going to let it slow you down though..

Thanks gdog!

On 11/7/2017 at 5:42 AM, Andzey said:

Thumbs up for your determination!

BTW, in Europe when the repair costs exceeds the car's market value, you receive only this market value minus the cost of remaining car. An average P80 here is estimated at around 2500 USD by the insurance companies. In your case the remaining car would be around 500 USD, so the outcome of 2K $ or even less would be a fortune. 

And what do you guys are using as inner mudguards after that fender rollup? The OEM plastic mudflap holds on that metal lip. After one rolls this lip upside, the mudguard drops out..

Yeah that's the same process here.  My car was valued at ~$3,500, and after deducting a scrap value of ~$100, I got a check for around $3,400.  I need to review it the work with the shop I'm taking it to, but fingers crossed it'll be enough to get my car fixed.

I trimmed the fender liners to fit up onto the folded lip.  It's not a perfect solution, as they're hard to remove for maintenance, but for now it's functional.  I'll try to share some photos of what I did next time I'm working on the car.

On 11/7/2017 at 8:10 AM, tuner4life said:

Holy crap! That's going to be quite the repair! Good luck!

Thanks!

On 11/7/2017 at 9:41 AM, Commander Riker said:

Damn dude.  So sorry to hear it was hit.  Any more and you're going to need to start adding armor to your car.

Are you going to repaint the whole thing?

I'm going to see about getting some other paint work done while I'm in there, but I don't think I'll be repainting the whole car.

On 11/8/2017 at 8:49 AM, Ihatespeedbumps said:

Sucks you took a hit on the Venetian but it looks like you have a plan to get it back in shape. Hopefully, that insurance money will help pay for some go fast parts  :cool:

Thanks, hopefully I can get it fixed.  Any money left over from the insurance will be spent on paint/body work, it just makes sense to do as much of that as I can while it's already at the paint shop.

10 hours ago, apeacock said:

Thought of taking a little less than the repair check (keeping it not a total loss) and finding another one while you drive this? 

Nope.  The total loss doesn't really affect my ownership of the car.  While there are some cosmetics that need to be addressed, this car is so clean underneath due to it having never seen road salt before that I really don't want to move onto another one.

 

Put the Satellites and studded Altimax Arctics back on for winter

26753123709_74fd693617_c.jpgUntitled by Andy Buresh, on Flickr

Here's where you can really see the front fenders have been pulled - the front wheels sit about 2 inches inside of the fender

24656437438_eb0482458b_c.jpgUntitled by Andy Buresh, on Flickr 

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Andy, looks like you had a lot of patience rolling those front fenders. Both of my front fenders are messed up so I pulled them out as far as I can but I cracked the paint in a few spots

 

Think you can fit some more rubber in there with different offset wheels and spacers?

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Thanks Kevin!  It actually took me a few hours split over two days to get everything done, including modifying the fender liners to fit and everything.  It's a tedious process, but was worth it to ensure everything came out well.

I'm pretty confident that with the right wheels I could fit more rubber.  At this point, I want to focus on optimizing the front suspension geometry (scrub radius, roll center, etc) to use the grip I have better before I go to more rubber, but a future setup more rubber is definitely something I've been thinking about.  Here's something along the lines of what I had in mind: http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?232263-(4)17x9-quot-Ferrari-348-by-Speedline-235-40-Nitto-NT05.  

Still working on getting the bodywork sorted out, I'll post updates on that as things progress.

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