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  • So last year this happened:


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  • Was at home on paternity leave, so I didn’t need a car immediately. However when this showed up for $600, why not?


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  • It’s kinda hard to see in the above pictures, but there’s a big dent/crease in the passenger front and rear door. Replaced them with doors from the crashed XC70. Swapped the exhaust, and replaced the rear sway bar and end links. and then this happened.


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  • I actually ended up stuck almost completely perpendicular to the driveway. It’s hard to tell, but that driveway is a 35% incline and a solid sheet of ice under the snow. I’d been putting off swapping out the suspension, but I finally killed it here, and killed the front tyres.

  • This was fun...
    The crashed Volvo had a Bad Swede lift kit, so the coils were harvested and installed on new struts.


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  • And some new Geolanders have been installed. 225/70/16. Largest size that’ll fit with the Bad Swede kit without installing some subframe spacers.


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  • To do:

    1. Replace ball joints, on order.
    2. Replace engine mounts, have some from IPD, just being lazy.
    3. Replace front swaybar, waiting on new mounts.
    4. Moon roof is now stuck 5mm open, need to fix.
    5. Car that rear ended me bent the bolt on trailer hitch. Need to straighten.
    6. Porsche Safari style light pods?
  • I do wonder what you US chaps do with your fuel doors? Around 5 years of age does someone in the DMV confiscate them?

  • Those things just slow you down, out here it's go gas go gas go gas.

  • I do wonder what you US chaps do with your fuel doors? Around 5 years of age does someone in the DMV confiscate them?

    The fuse that controls the lock in the same fuse that controls the release for the trunk. The fuse is also in the fuse panel in the trunk. I had my trunk and back seats full when I was at the pump and couldn’t get it to open. I had somewhere to be and had a donor at home.

    Pretty much frustration and the ability to fix it later led me to just rip it off.

  • There's a manual release pull just behind the trim on the inside of the right side of the boot, behind where the lamps mount, which is obviously useless information at this point.

  • Couldn’t get into the boot, as the fuse that controls the fuel latch is the same that controls the trunk latch. And my back seats and trunk were packed so I couldn’t crawl into the boot.

    PS that spot where the manual release is, is great for storing a bottle of emergency rum.

  • Ta. I am interested in THIS

  • I too love me a sexy herregårdsvogn

  • PS that spot where the manual release is, is great for storing a bottle of emergency rum.

    Your booze stashes should be some kind of geocaching challenge...

  • Obviously following this having had a couple of these cars, wondering wtf happened to me and why I don’t have one now instead of a phev Mitsubishi.

  • I am interested in THIS

    Makes my day whenever Hulsroy likes one of my projects.

  • Your booze stashes should be some kind of geocaching challenge...

    Mobile geocache here, might be interesting.

  • wondering wtf happened to me and why I don’t have one now instead of a phev Mitsubishi.

    One of my dream cars is a Mitsubishi Triton/Dodge Ram 50. It’s a silly little truck, but just seem like so much fun.

  • The Murder Spork used to live on the roof, but I’m currently re-assessing my roof rack situation as it kills my fuel consumption.


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  • You can tell they moved on from the 850 in some regards- the door furniture on the older car would jump off if you looked at it askance.

  • This is the first try with the shovel, but I used to carry a hatchet in the same place on the old car.

    Some fun inspiration: https://offroadium.com/lifted-volvo-xc70­-cross-country-overland-project.html

  • @Dammit

    I had completely forgot about the rear hatch on my old V70 XC. The hardware all had broken from slamming the door. It was a fun car, had a spoiler and bumpers off what I believe was a V70R.


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  • Ordered some new subframe spacers and subframe bushings. Should be adding another inch of lift. Also gonna toss these on the back.


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XC70 Adventure Brick

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