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Old 04-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Quick visit took another Volvo owner up also to see the restoration process - yup he fell in love with it and wants the same lol.

Power steering mounted on top right of the underneath.


The new console ready for the Tacho and Speedo only rest of the gauges will be at head height.


Side view of the inside doors off ready to be painted


The central locking locks in place for the rear.


Skeleton side view


Skeleton view from the top wiring loom visible


Wiring diagram is now complicated


3-6 months for completion I'm told.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:08 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Love it, please keep us updated.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:34 AM   #78 (permalink)
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Love it, please keep us updated.
Update no updates this week the builder is away till tomorrow (and no progress last week either) and i'm in land of smiles (Thailand ) with mrs me

I hope to report some progress next Saturday if I can get up there I have to discuss the outside tarp setup design with him.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:10 PM   #79 (permalink)
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Nah I wish sorry been in land of smiles then a 4x4 trip and a 4 day kayak fishing trip.

Latest status is
Power steering kit from USA been sent to a engineering shop to fit into the Honda CIVIC steering column

Wiring all completed and now cannot be changed ready for the fitting to the conduit.

Next stage is to sandblast the rear frame and the body and undercoat it.

37" Trepadors have arrived have to collect this Saturday.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Why I need to finish the Volvo

So I no longer need to take the RED and Blue 4x4's on a charity trip just the Volvo.



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That is phenomenal!
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:34 AM   #83 (permalink)
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That is phenomenal!
Our next trip is a recce to the same area to look at installing 2 picohydro schemes for 2 villages. Solar is too expensive. Then we have to raise the funds to do the install.

recce 31st this month.

just for you here is me in the Tourism Fishing Malaysia add


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Old 05-23-2014, 05:47 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Decided the 35" MAXXIS Bighorns (764's) were too lacking in grip so decided to buy the 37" MAXXIS Trepador's instead


Picked up 4 today and 2 more to go the RED truck can only fit 4 at a time lol.



I will weigh them later I estimate 40kg.

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Old 07-23-2014, 03:06 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Wahooo progress - Builder has stated next friday will be sent off for sandblasting and painting so I have 1 week to sort out the final colour scheme.

The steering column is getting final shroud and mount finished this week.

new Window wipers all fitted


Pics tomorrow - I hope with new sneakers on also.

It will probably not make the Orphanage trip on 13-16 September damn but I estimate end of september it will be finished.
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Progress pics of the Volvo power steering setup.

New steering wheel grafted in and power steering unit grafted into the steering shaft by an engineering shop.











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When do you think there going to be done? Looks like there is a lot left to go, looks great though.


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When do you think there going to be done? Looks like there is a lot left to go, looks great though.


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1 to 2 months only stripping, sandblasting and painting now and connecting of the electrics/reassembly.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:42 AM   #89 (permalink)
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My new assistants

"Fury"


"Fury" the 12 week old kitten thanks to my employees for giving it to us and being "hugged" by "Cheshire" the 11month old wild kitten yes the measuring tape stealing cat.


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This is amazing! So much work involved.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:17 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Ok so have a few spare days after breaking down in the jungle about 20 days ago and had to wait 2 days for parts and got back to work on the wednesday so immediately went on 2 weeks compulsory leave due to our leave policy.

Today popped up to work on the Volvo before its stripped.

Cut out the 12mm round bar for the tie down points and some loops have 3-4 to cut out tomorrow and then we will weld them in. 13 done 3 to go in the morning.

Last item to do is to fit the step release whichis inside the cabin where yellow line is where the internal step release will be placed tomorrow.


Details - side bars all fitted now can remove panels and have it 1/2 opened at the rear or completely paneled up. Front two uprights on the bull bar fitted. New rollcage rules might make my external cage legal here now


Tool box in the front grill is visible. Some holes to fill the painter will advise how to fill weld or braise or hole sealant.


Top view looks cool only exhaust exit bit to do.


Seats all sitting in place nothing to do except bolt down.





37" Trepadors are going to cause an issue we need to fit them tomorrow and look at the offset they are going to touch the front guards.

KInda happy - more reporting later on Friday.

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:10 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Finished up the top hatch locking tabs. Welded in the tie downs points and finished the fold down steps locking pins.

Then it was the time for the strip. All the bolts are undone 8 to go in the morning to lift the rear out.

The doors have an internal rust issue to be dealt with






Front cage off and the wiring loom stripped and labelled.


All the doors frames etc removed


Side view






Tomorrow the LIFT off.

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Old 09-04-2014, 06:50 PM   #93 (permalink)
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I'm looking forward to some action shots of this thing in the jungle. Looks pretty sick.
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Cool build, keep the updates coming!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Continuing the stripping today all stripped and all touchup welding done and then we discovered that 2 braces had been missed on the rear body and the 6 contact points with the cabin needed more work.


















Damn fit the cage back on and redo the welds took us an hour to fit it properly to effect the repair.






Time for home to repair the busted CV joint on the mighty troopy they had one set of welds left to do.


Monday finish the remaining touchups on the body

Tuesday off to the paint shop for the sandblasting and undercoat.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:47 PM   #96 (permalink)
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The to do list to as at last night

05. Design Overhead Console
06. Build Overhead console
08. Design Rear Side bars and access to replaced removeable doors - completed
09. Wiring - layout completed
10. Sandblast and undercoat and paint chassis and body - Tuesday
11. Fit Alloy body panels
12. REfit every part.
13. Sound proofing fit (after back in Kuala Lumpur)
14. Collect shocks from Malacca
15. Buy leaf springs (after back in Kuala Lumpur)
16. Power STeering do (hydraulic assist from USA) - completed
17. Buy 3+3 seats for rear 4 bought 2 to go.
18. Fit rear seats - fitted and removed
19. Tie Down points identify and fit/create - Completed
20. Hammock connect points fit Completed
21. 100liter Water Tank Make (Anivsah to supply 3 filters) - Completed
23. Buy 6 37" MAXXIS Trepadors - completed
24. Buy 200' of 11mm winch wire for the PTO and 125' of 9mm for the M12000 winch
25. Design PTO winch lock (Lever by vaccum) to replace canvas strap
26. Oil leak in DIFFS fix
27. Electric pump for engine radiator
28. REplace CV booties
29. Buy 2 200 amp batteries - have cost can order anytime
30. Buy Reversing camera
31. Buy Icom VHF radio speaker
32. Buy driving camera.
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For those who like my stories this is the 22-26 August

Here is an adventure and charity work all in one. I got home 2 days late from this one. The picstorial im still doing.





Roll on the Volvo being finished. We are going back on 5th October to put what will be our standard turnkey generator holding bench in which is currently being built and galvanised.

This is the first PICO HYDRO installation in west Malaysia and the first using 2" HDPE. So now we are all experts.

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Progress pics of the Volvo power steering setup.

New steering wheel grafted in and power steering unit grafted into the steering shaft by an engineering shop.











Very cool build, can't wait to see it finished and out in the jungle! Thanks for sharing the picohydro projects also.

What are the specifications on the power steering assist? I have not seen that style before.
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Very cool build, can't wait to see it finished and out in the jungle! Thanks for sharing the picohydro projects also.

What are the specifications on the power steering assist? I have not seen that style before.

I found the link for you

https://sweetmfg.biz/pages.php?pageid=12

then these

https://sweetmfg.biz/home.php?cat=39

i recall mine is the one with the 200 valve.

Model SKU: 303-33200


good luck hope this all helps.[/quote]


I am using the power steering pump from the 14BT engine. When you turn the steering wheel the new servo it lets pressure from the power steering pump assist the servo by opening a valve, hence its pushing the steering wheel column so power assist .


We are using this on the builders 400bhp (at the wheels) LandRover comp truck so we know it works.
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Thanks for doing good things while you wheel.

My house in Big Sur California was powered in the winter by an 1887 Pelton water turbine, so I'd have to say bulletproof reliability. From there was belt drive to an unrectified alternator which did get replaced a few times.
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