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by geckoadventure
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002

20 November 2018 Public holiday. Progress is slow and frustrating. Losing so muuch time trying to obtain door rubber seals so far 2 saturday morning. Finally have some clues as to where to get door seals for older vheicles in Kuala Lumpur. Even the bolt shop is 20 minutes away on a good day. Still y...
by geckoadventure
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

10 November 2018 Trying to work on the Volvo at the workshop. We finally got a cleaup run at the raditor testing and flushing last weekend. 1 hour idling away watching the temp run up and down and the fan cutting in etc. Did about 5k in High Range and then low range then it got permanently stuck in ...
by geckoadventure
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo 4 - WR6944 x-Malaysian Police Riot Squad
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Volvo 4 - WR6944 x-Malaysian Police Riot Squad

6 November 2018 Volvo 4 Introducing Volvo 4. Volvo 1 is almost completed Volvo 2 is stuck in the queue waiting for Engine mounts to be built while they attend to the unexpected Pinzgauer engine rebuild during the middle of a PINZ restoration project. Volvo 3 is with Adam the boat builder 365k away N...
by geckoadventure
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

wjw wrote:I think I need one of those for the wife for the school run :-D


Tnat would be awesome imagine 15 kids jumoing out at school in litle allblack shirts then doing a haka and running into school lol.
by geckoadventure
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

28 October 2018 They took pics on Friday night. It looks pretty cool with it's green and red lights. Underneath from the rear http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20181026_1540801556187.jpg Roof and grill. Still need to make a air scoop for the radiator. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20181026_1...
by geckoadventure
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Saturday 27 October 2018 5.55AM my chauffer arrives and I give him the keys to the 80 Series Landcruiser I'm borrowing/buying while my Isuzu is in the workshop for new master cylinder for the past 2 weeks. The aircond dies lol its a hot trip up. Biggest day in the life of the Volvo it's coming home ...
by geckoadventure
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Friday 9 October 2018 A fleeting visit to have a discussion on progress and what's left to do before I take it home. Home date is agreed now 17th October 2018. The Tow truck is booked and confirmed. It rained the whole 190k up to Ipoh and the whole way back to KL. The drive back listening to Sting, ...
by geckoadventure
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project
Replies: 35
Views: 1757

Re: Porsche Off -- A Cayenne Offroad Project

HAHA great another build thread to watch.

This will be fun.

Next is a Bently after the Porsche?
by geckoadventure
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

6 October 2018 After collecting new winch cables for Volvo1 and the new fridge from the shop it was time for lunch then work on Volvo 2 for the afternoon. Work is held up on Volvo 2 engine mounts due to the unexpected Pinzgauer engine rebuild going on on the restored Pinz. 2 people took the engine a...
by geckoadventure
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Friday 5 October 2018 Late night pics I guess they were working on the lights. Next weeks work: -CLutch test -Brakes test -Install the seats -Fit the doors -Prime the aircond What's left to do before it returns to Kuala Lumpur: -PTO to be made running with new vaccum switches -WARN winch to be teste...
by geckoadventure
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Saturday 29 September 2018 Quick trip to IPOH 190k away to drop the kids home kayak trailer in for surgery after someone got the gap between the racks wrong and also fit 4 wheel disc brakes to it. So what's been done to the Volvo quite a lot: -Window washer 15litre made and ready to fit sits where t...
by geckoadventure
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

My bad stupid me. 29 September is the date I hope to collect it.
by geckoadventure
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Thursday 20 August 2018 Got a set of pictures sent to me of progress. Headlights back in. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180912_WA0001.jpg It's up on the hoist so they are working on it. http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180912_WA0004.jpg Work on the wiring continues. http://www.geckoadve...
by geckoadventure
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Mate the amount of stuff you have to get remade is heartbreaking. And I make most of my own stuff twice. I did enjoy the speed camera traps you laid though! Hope your progress and health are going well. After a 5 month holiday the workshop is now working on the Volvo without me being around. I am m...
by geckoadventure
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

1 September 2018 Long weekend and I gave myself 3 days complete rest after the long hours at work then the kids home kayaking trip I decided rest was needed. Went and visted Volvo 2 and 4 while they welded up the mighty Isuzu's exhaust. They have completed installing the Axles under the chassis and ...
by geckoadventure
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Tuesday 28 August 2018 Got 3 pictures sent to me. The wiper arms and brackets are finally installed http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180828_WA0000.jpg http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180828_WA0001.jpg And the dash is starting to look completed http://www.geckoadventure.net/Volvo/20180828_...
by geckoadventure
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration - WR002
Replies: 365
Views: 48157

Re: Volvo C304 4x4 Build/Restoration

Volvo 1 is coming home to Kuala Lumpur will be sometime after 1st September as I am away the next 2 weekends with the kids kayaking adventure. So Volvo 1/2/4 will all be in the same workshop. and I will finish 1 first then 2 and then 4.
by geckoadventure
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

11 August 2018 Wife went to screen printing class I went to work on Volvo 2. Axle assembley day. Took us 4 hours but eventually we got the axles assembled. Now I have to go buy 24 new diff lock nuts and replace every diff nut one at a time. Then every portal bolt - 8 per wheel as some of them are sh...
by geckoadventure
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

5 August 2018 Worked the last 4 weekends I have no idea which day it is. But quitely in the background Andrew has been weaving his magic on Volvo 2. Since the front panel was 2 piece Andrew replicated it exactly - no I'm not replacing the orignal 1.2mm with a single 2mm front plate. Side view of the...
by geckoadventure
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

21 July 2018 Working today so morning rush out have nice breakfast then and do shopping errands. Collect the new race seats for the Volvo and deliver them before heading to the office but not after going to the Garmin shop to sort out the continuing insane issues with the crap product the GArmin 585...
by geckoadventure
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

14 July 2018 LIfe been busy 5 days with the orphanage kids on a kayaking training camp then working last 3 weekends and next 2 sigh. However meantime the freight company contacts me 12th July the Container arrives and delivery will be around 17th July. The 13th 2pm I get a OCS message with pics on i...
by geckoadventure
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

9 June 2018 I have help today little Joe from the kids home wants to spend the day with Grandpa and he is good help. His job wire brush the rest of the roof for me while I tap more of the big roof dent then start on the rear panel repairs. Mark then cut and make a new piece http://www.geckoadventure...
by geckoadventure
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

2 June 2018 I have been given during the week 3 months freedom to drive and travel etc then if my heart does not improve I'm under the knife if the heart does not return to normal rythmical level i'm having an operation of some sort.I had a long chat with the Cardio and he believes firmly that the c...
by geckoadventure
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

30 May 2018

The cabin is on the way from Sweden to Malaysia roughly 4 weeks before it arrives in Kuala Lumpur.

Image

It looks pretty good
Image
by geckoadventure
Wed May 30, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

29 May 20186 Public holiday so I worked in the morning and then head off to the workshop 10 minutes away. Allen was there working on his Pinz. Only one thing to do tap the roof dents more. Then it was lunchtime at restaurant "Silly Billys" how apt.After lunch they started welding up the ho...
by geckoadventure
Mon May 28, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Lobstrosity
Replies: 82
Views: 5402

Re: Lobstrosity

I'm watching your front axle suspension setup very closely and see how I can implement to Volvo 2 as I suspectt they will be very similar conversion process. There is also these airbags we are looking at https://www.truckspring.com/products/Firestone-Reversible-Sleeve-Air-Spring__W01-358-9388.aspx
by geckoadventure
Sun May 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

26 May 20186 Since I'm still banned from driving long distance I'm only working on Volvo 2. Volvo 1 has made no progress since the last set of pics I posted for it. The cabin bottom for Volvo 2 is all paid up and leaves Gotenburg on 30 May and is due about 4 weeks later in Malaysia. Early start at V...
by geckoadventure
Sun May 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

19 May 2018 ISuzu is returned Friday 11 May from IPOH. Saturday fancy breakfast is ruined by seeing a water leak from the ISUZU. So instead of working on the Volvo I have to head 30k the other way and spend 4 hours in the workshop repairing the cooling split hoses the Turbo shop caused. We had fixed...
by geckoadventure
Sun May 20, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: Lobstrosity
Replies: 82
Views: 5402

Re: Lobstrosity

I'm now watching :)
by geckoadventure
Fri May 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Projects / Mod's
Topic: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3336

Re: So Stupid I bought Volvo 2

Well some good news. The pictures I posted about 2 months ago of the Volvo 2 cabin caught the eye of the Volvo wrecking yard TATANKA. They contacted me on FB and said we have one bottom RHD cabin in stock do you want it. We have gone back and forth waiting for a price of shipping. I recontacted him ...

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