Evoman's 360 GLT

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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT

Post by Evoman » 04 Sep 2012 06:23 pm

A few new shiny bits for the car

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Not too happy with the wheel though at the momment because of the boss, there is no means of attaching the volvo scwob to the back of the boss so at the momment I have no horn or self cancelling indicators. Im not too keen on a horn not on the wheel either so I need to find a way to attach the scwob

And a tidy (rare :P) e30

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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT

Post by volvosneverdie » 04 Sep 2012 08:07 pm

Bore out the cb of the volvo hornring to the diameter of the boss end.
Press on.
Wire up.
Theres a link to a How To that filthyjohn made in the boss F/S thread I think?

Ive managed it several times, and Im useless!

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http://www.volvo300mania.com/forum-uk/v ... s&start=30

Takes two mins with a Dremmel etc.
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT

Post by Evoman » 04 Sep 2012 08:50 pm

That is what I was thinking of, but I would like a spare to modify, so I can easily go back to the old wheel

The wheel is much nicer though, much easier to control the car :P
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT

Post by Evoman » 19 Sep 2012 08:29 pm

Been doing some welding. One patch on the sill and a large bit in the arch.

Still have some to do in the top of the arch and will take the wing off to do it

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Cut out the outer skin but the inner skin had also rotted

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I was very happy with this welding as it was first time using mig, you can see the progression from left to right :P

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Rushed the outer skin as i was also manning the phone at the garage so started to get distracted with the 5 o clock phone calls

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Begining of the arch repairs, I struggled abit with the vertical runs but had got better by the second patch

I also weld the seam where Id bent the the sheet up to match the edge of the arch.

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I struggled then with the bottom peices, I dont think I did as good a job prepping as it was abit more of a mess,

Any little tips would be nice, Im pretty happy for now. I think Ill grind them all down abit and stone ship them at a later date. I have sprayed red oxide already, dont worry :P
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT

Post by Evoman » 16 Jan 2013 08:47 pm

We have had a new volvo in the family

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V70 D5 SE, Dad loves it and bought it on my recommendation :P He got the polstar re-map so its now up to 205bhp and 450nm (the same as the new ones?) It has all the extras including the exciting radar :)
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT

Post by Evoman » 24 Jan 2013 08:22 pm

Done a couple of jobs to the volvo.

First I replaced a rear wheel bearing, it was making a some noise, but replacing it doesnt seem to have removed all the noise so perhaps the other one needs replacing or its the diff :/ I replaced the OS first as it was making an audiable noise when I spun the wheels, however the in car noise comes from the NS. It wasnt an easy job but luckly the bearing came out easily although the inner race was stuck to the stub axle, I managed to grind it off though.

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Painted it up abit and cleaned the bearing carried. I know its in the wrong way round :P. It came up very shinny!

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Pressed in the stub axle, and treated it to some new nuts lol!

Second job was a new exhaust, back box and centre section

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This backbox fits much better than the old one, the tailpipe is clear of the spring, but it still doesnt sit as level as I would like.

While I had the paint out a sprayed the sill to match the other side after my welding

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I also tried on some new shoes

Some Rotas 16s

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And some compomotives 15s

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What do people think of them? I like the rotas, need to find the money though :P
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by SteveP » 24 Jan 2013 10:33 pm

Good work!

Rota's look the best but I can't help feel as if they need to be wider and of a lower offset :)
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by Evoman » 25 Jan 2013 12:26 am

Cheers :), they 6.5J so not wide, more negative offset would be nice to get them poking out a bit more
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by Speedy88 » 25 Jan 2013 12:30 am

Looks good dude. Out of interest, where did you get vented disks for it? Or have you got some kind of custom setup?
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by trabitom99 » 25 Jan 2013 08:34 am

Looking good, Evoman! I love red GLTs.

Cheers

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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by wiganer31 » 25 Jan 2013 06:31 pm

work on the sill looks good, i need to practice at makeing patches, rota's on a 300 is a new one on me but looks good

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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by Evoman » 25 Jan 2013 06:39 pm

Thanks guys :)

Mark, I got the discs of someone breaking their 340 on here, I think he got them custom made. I also bought his fredo DS2500 pads, but tbh they have been abit poor and have started breaking up. I dont think my brake system need alittle overall (pipes and cailper wise) as there appear to be a few leaks, nothing horrendus as of yet though.
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by jon-ovlov » 25 Jan 2013 07:26 pm

Rotas look great! Not sure about the compos myself. good to see all the work that's going in too.

Mark, I think they're just drilled ands slotted, not vented. Could be wrong though. The drilled and slotted discs you can get of ebay for 60 quid.
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by Evoman » 25 Jan 2013 08:23 pm

Thanks john, theres a still more issues to sort out but these all thing you notice on your own car. Ye, sorry mark they arent vented
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Re: Evoman's 360 GLT - Trying on wheels

Post by MCHUDD » 26 Jan 2013 11:40 am

Hi mate.
Car is looking cracker as allways.
Cheers Mark.
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