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falcor75

posted on 30/4/19 at 06:18 PM Reply With Quote
Super Five build thread

Hello, my name is Mats and I live in Sweden. I have started a build together with my 13 year old son.
The build will be based on the Haynes chassis but with a different type of bodywork.
Power train will be a five cylinder from a 1994 Volvo 850 GLT coupled to an M90 gearbox from a Volvo 960, sierra rear diff and front and rear suspension. About a month ago I bought the donor Volvo and stripped the engine and electrical harness from it.
Last week I got all the 25x25x2 tubing and the frame build started friday the 26th of April



This is what we are trying to recreate but with a body in unpainted aluminium.



Bottom frame layed out.







Got to borrow a nice cutter from work that works awsome, so easy to make nice cuts.



A bit of TIG tack welding going on.



Mmmmmm....tasty....



A bit more progress

[Edited on 30/4/19 by falcor75]


[Edited on 30/4/19 by falcor75]

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HowardB

posted on 30/4/19 at 06:45 PM Reply With Quote
looks a great start and very tidy garage and tube cuts.

The body looks interesting,. will you be fitting the roll bar (hanging on the wall) onto the chassis?

The choice of the volvo is interesting I used to have one that had a transaxle gear box,. 360glt,. it was "fun" in a very solid kind of way.

Keep the updates coming, I am interested





Howard

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falcor75

posted on 1/5/19 at 05:52 AM Reply With Quote
Thanks.
No the roll bar is for the little white car that shows its butt in one of the pictures. Creating the body will be the big challenge in this build.
Ah yes the 360, a friend of mine has had a few as winter beaters, dual alternators and 7 Bosch Big knick floodlights in the front. You could see him coming for miles...

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SJ

posted on 1/5/19 at 07:05 AM Reply With Quote
What's the car in the background with the Martini stripes on it?
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tul214

posted on 1/5/19 at 12:27 PM Reply With Quote
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What's the car in the background with the Martini stripes on it?



914?





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falcor75

posted on 1/5/19 at 01:05 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by tul214
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What's the car in the background with the Martini stripes on it?



914?


Correct, for those that are interested the whole restoration of it can be found here: http://matsgarage.com/

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SJ

posted on 1/5/19 at 02:59 PM Reply With Quote
That's lovely!
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falcor75

posted on 2/5/19 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
Yes its a nice car, bought it in 2013 and it took about 5 years to get done. Hopefully this project will be quicker, both timewise and speedwise.





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falcor75

posted on 5/5/19 at 07:14 PM Reply With Quote


Alot of tubes in the front...



Looks good for welding later on...



And then I ran out of Argon.....

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falcor75

posted on 11/5/19 at 10:37 AM Reply With Quote


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big_wasa

posted on 11/5/19 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
Tube cuts are amazing, let’s us see some of your welds.
Looks a good quality build.

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Ugg10

posted on 11/5/19 at 07:51 PM Reply With Quote
Nice project and some serious skills.

Looks inspired by the Elfin Clubman concept from Australia.

https://www.carsbase.com/photo/elfin/elfin-clubman-pic-5298.html





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falcor75

posted on 12/5/19 at 08:16 AM Reply With Quote
Cool, I hadnt seen the Elfin before. Thanks for sharing.

Oh and my welding is nothing to brag about. I'll have one of the professionals at work do the A-arms for me later but the chassis I can do myself.

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falcor75

posted on 25/5/19 at 05:37 AM Reply With Quote


Got some parts lasercut, all the steel is Domex 355. Its a nice job perk to have access too.



Bent lower A-arm plates and all A-arm and shock mounts.



CP10 plates in place, took a bit of grinding to make them fit.



Sometimes even an amateur like me manage to put out some not too ugly looking welds.



Starting to run low on gas again, second bottle and at €100 per refill I will have to raise the budget on welding supplies.



CP3/4 started here and was tacked in place yesterday.




CP3/4 Rear framework started, Now you can see a bit of a difference from a normal Haynes build since I will have the rear panel sloping backwards instead of forwards.

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falcor75

posted on 31/5/19 at 04:51 AM Reply With Quote


Moved the frame to my work with a bit more space and nicer equipment than I can afford at home.
Started to fully weld the frame yesterday, about 8-9 hours done so far and there's a fair bit left to do.

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falcor75

posted on 15/6/19 at 03:29 PM Reply With Quote


The last week has been mostly about getting the A-arm brackets into place on the frame. The book fixtures work well to get them into place.



Today I took advantage of the nice summer weather to vacate the 914 from the garage and get the frame down on the floor so I could flip it
over and start geting the brackets welded all around.



A few weld pictures too, no pretty but solid enough and improving bit by bit.




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