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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:16 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Those make so much more sense now. So clean! I would have just bashed the top flange.


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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:14 am 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Those make so much more sense now. So clean! I would have just bashed the top flange.


I should have made the flange wider so that I could have made it all in one piece. I'm pretty satisfied with the result and it's the look I want. So now it's on to actually welding these panels in place. I'm thinking of doing the entire back part (except for the long floor part) as one clip. Then I'll weld the flanges from either inside the wheel wells or do what I can from the inside of the back seat. That way I can prime it all out of the car. We'll see how this week unfolds.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:30 pm 
First volvo in outer space
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So much detail and work on a trunk area, can't wait till it's done and you move on to what's next. =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:26 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Here's what I'm worried about right now. This inner fender is just not very strong. Even in stock form they are prone to cracking and need to be reinforced. Volvo did some bush-repair on the later 123 GT's which made it onto other 122's later on...but it's only a bandage. I don't like this solution.

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I was going to tie the new suspension into this flawed part but it wasn't sitting very well. So out came the cardboard and tape again.

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Played around with this as an idea for a while...decided it was just bandages again and therefore suboptimal. So I ditched that - and broke out the drinking straws.

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That lead to larger ABS "straws" LOL. And a little orange tape.

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And a quick trip to the border in a snow storm to get 1.75 X 0.095" DOM tube (they wanted $14 a foot in Canada for this stuff!).

I then quit playing around with the frame and built a frame table and jig for the frame.

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Simulated rear cross member detail shot. I need more clamps.

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I'm going to roll out a YouTube Channel for this build.

Front end goes in next week (when I get around to tacking it up and test fitting and trying it out again...and convincing myself that drinking straws are a workable solution (I'm familiar with Herb Adams's Chassis Engineering book). Then I'll toss that tube in my newly built tube bender and get this thing rolling. My goal was to have it as a roller by the fall. Now in Canada, that has a different meaning. We've already had a foot of snow, but fall doesn't end until December. So I've got time.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:05 am 
First volvo in outer space
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:shock: You drove to the border on Monday???!!! Man, you're hardcore :lol:

More good stuff, really interested in the fender reinforcement as it's so important in the strength of the front end.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Canuck - 1966 Canadian Build Thread ... Finally
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:05 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Where did we leave off? Oh right, I was saying that I was forging ahead on the IFS install. Well, that went totally and completely off the rails. No joke. I could square the thing to the rear cross member from the LCA mounts, but then the rest of it was off by 1/4" - so I tried and tried, and built a giant trammel gauge to be sure...and guess what. It's junk.

The LCA's are not level, nor are they parallel (pinched 1/16" on the passenger side, and 3/16" on the drivers side!) then the entire thing isn't centred (the cross member sits 1/4" to the passenger side). So it's going in the metal recycling.

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So this has led to a complete redesign of the front suspension. No more hot rod junk. I'm in the process of developing my own cross member and still have to keep to my timeline or this thread will never end. So back to the CAD drawing and head scratching we go.

Here's one of my current problems. The standard hot rod coil overs that I got with this part are junky. The shafts are not chromed and they chew through the seals. The spring rates are unknown and generally, I had resolved to sell them as soon as I saw them. They are urethane bushed and as I had to move the UCA mount back a full INCH to get the suspension back towards stock (let's not even discuss the amount of anti-dive the "engineering" company had dialled in to this mess), then the urethane mount won't work anyway as the coil over has to sit at an angle. This part only had 4" of total suspension travel to boot.

So I'm working around a Bilstein A2 racing coil over with 6" of stroke. This means the current mount has to go up quite a way...to about here.

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At this sort of angle.

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To get the straightest shot at the LCA mount - like so.

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Now that would leave me with a rather funny looking mount - so I'm working on that. Other things that are now junk include my recently welded frame rails! The 4.5" kick on them is for the old cross member - and would have needed to be cut to make room for the tie rod. The existing cross member also just touches the steering monoball boot to get optimum Ackerman...I'll show you what I've cobbled together for a subframe when I get it done.

In the mean time - I'll be on the phone to Art Morrison Enterprises on Monday to see if they can bend me up a rail on the quick!

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