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senginc
senginc New Reader
2/18/24 6:18 p.m.

Hood sitting in place for first time,

 

Beginnings of tilting hood fabrication.

 

Front grill area taking shape with King Bee headlights.

 

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
2/18/24 6:21 p.m.

Love your work. Good to see you back. Now I gotta go see if there is a P1800 post to go with it.

 

senginc
senginc New Reader
2/18/24 6:27 p.m.

Side view.

 

Trying GM Rally wheel look.

 

Vision brand kidney bean style wheel.

 

We have paint.

 

A little more assembly.

 

Speedway 39 Chevy chrome tailights (similar to the early 50's 444 tailights).

senginc
senginc New Reader
2/18/24 6:36 p.m.

Sewing my upholstery. For space and design reasons I decided to leave seat frames visible.

 

Rear seat cushion is thin with the car sitting so low.

 

Dash.

 

Torque thrust wheels, 205/75R15 front and 235/75R15 rear in same tread Hercules 455 series

senginc
senginc New Reader
2/18/24 6:40 p.m.

Many future items to finish

1. Grill

2. Steering wheel

3. Improved exhaust routing at rear and some glass pack resonators to lessen drone.

 

Handles like a go cart but ride is a bit stiff. I would like to make the ride a bit less "jouncy".

Piguin
Piguin Reader
2/19/24 5:56 a.m.

So good to see this back, the work put into it is even more impressive than I expected when I saw the 'current stage' photo.

 

Since you've reached this point in the build, I wanted to ask - what made you redesign the grill and not go with the more 'original' look of the rendering?

senginc
senginc New Reader
2/25/24 7:53 p.m.

In reply to Piguin :

The headlights are a tight fit to the tires - a wider Volvo 444/544 grill would not fit.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
2/27/24 10:48 p.m.

The Volvo nobody knew we all needed. 
 

Nice work!!!

CJ
CJ Dork
2/28/24 1:23 a.m.
TurnerX19 said:

I love the gear stick that has the same angle as the original Volvo. 

Just needs to be about 3' longer

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
2/28/24 8:39 a.m.

In reply to Torkel :

Torkel, you need to start a build thread here for your Volvo. I just quickly went through your whole thread and it would certainly be of interest to the folks on here.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
2/28/24 8:41 a.m.

In reply to senginc :

I love this car !! It's so different from everything else.

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
2/28/24 10:11 a.m.

You are a maniac - and I mean that as an emphatic complement! I had great times with my PV. They are super cars, but they also made so many that there's no need to feel guilty customizing one. Your build reminds me of this Traction Avant treatment:

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
2/28/24 7:34 p.m.

Running the center rib of the bonnet down into the grill opening is brilliant, it ties the nose to the body shell better than the original by far.

TurboFource
TurboFource HalfDork
2/28/24 9:16 p.m.

This thing looks great!

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