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Mannes Volvo 245 -77

manne_87

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Oct 8, 2014
Location
Sweden
If you need some inspiration, I made these recently. I'll be using the e36 oil pan. I nodged the subframe a bit for extra clearance, although it it not necessesarily needed.

http://i62.tinypic.com/1ze8847.jpg

http://i61.tinypic.com/nlva79.jpg

Nice! I'll be using e36 oilpan as well.
But I'm going to connect to where the enginemounts are originaly. I'm going to sell bolton kits later s? I want to keep it simple :)


I got the glassfibre front yesterday!

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MadDog_945

Våga Vägra 8V
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Location
Lower Saxony
Driftcab from Londinum :D Yeah.. i don't like the look of that frontend also.. but theres one orange one from germany which looks awesome.. i think when this thing gets slammed it'll look 50 shades better than your beigepower neverending construction site ;)
 

blkaplan

50 shades of beige
300+ Club
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Jul 30, 2002
Location
Rockville, MD
Driftcab from Londinum :D Yeah.. i don't like the look of that frontend also.. but theres one orange one from germany which looks awesome.. i think when this thing gets slammed it'll look 50 shades better than your beigepower neverending construction site ;)

I think the stance it has now is perfect.
 

manne_87

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Location
Sweden
That front end is so silly.

No it's not! It will look awesome :cool:

Driftcab from Londinum :D Yeah.. i don't like the look of that frontend also.. but theres one orange one from germany which looks awesome.. i think when this thing gets slammed it'll look 50 shades better than your beigepower neverending construction site ;)

Yeah the rideheight, wide frontend, a bit of camber and some sort of lip will do the trick. At least I hope so :-P

may i ask where you did get that front?
http://rpglasfiber.com


I think this is shaping up very nicely.

Thanks! :)

Interesting. That will make swapping a b21/23 for a great m50/52 almost as easy as for a b230whatever. Should be some market for.

Exactly!
I love these engines :)

I will use a m50b25 bottom because they're cast iron.
M52 is aluminium. But the crankshaft is from a m52b28.
And I will use H-profile rods and non vanos pistons.
 

manne_87

New member
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Oct 8, 2014
Location
Sweden
I am making some progress in the garage.

Engine (dummy) is in!
I'll take better pics of this later when the mounts are finished.

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And I'm testing the Bc coils and e46 spindles.
Did an adapter so I can fix the spindles to this position when fitting the control arms, since I have to make the rear fitting to the chassi myself.

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And tried a 240 fender on, a bit pushed to the front as seen.

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manne_87

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Oct 8, 2014
Location
Sweden
Since my trailing arms will be a bit special I got a set that wasn't welded. Here's some pics from when I put them together.

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As mentioned before, these are for Volvo 740. And on 740 the bolt from the balljoint on the bottom of the strut is pointing down. E46 and 240 is the other way around.
But Txr has built Super Seven cars before and had an adaptor for opel balljoints that looks simular to the one from 240. So I had to fit these together with the control arms.

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Both done with spherical bearings and balljoints.

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And I found another set of Borbet's
Good thing about this set is that all are rears, so they're 10"
That means I have 6 10" wheels now. That should be enough for a while :)

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I had to rebuild the connection between the body and The rear point of the control arms a bit to make it work.

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Back on the car again.

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This is what it looks like with the e46 spindle, steering adaptors from T-parts.
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Back on the floor again.
Borrowed a friend wheels with the same measures as mine, but with the correct tires. Will be running 215/40.

The angle of the control arms turned out pretty good!

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The adjustable strutmounts from Kaplhenke is on its place, but I have to do some machining to make it match to the BC coils. I'll get back to that when it's done!


Now you all have a happy new year!
 

WillettRun?

†John3:16
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Jan 24, 2009
Location
Fate, Tx
Jompa bought that wagon now, didn't he? doing turbo LS in it.

Nice job on the control arms. seriously cool!
 

manne_87

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Joined
Oct 8, 2014
Location
Sweden
Jompa bought that wagon now, didn't he? doing turbo LS in it.

Nice job on the control arms. seriously cool!

I dont know who Jompa is but he didn't buy my wagon, that's for sure! I'm keeping this one for a while!
Thanks! I hope it works out on track!
 
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