Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by jon-ovlov » 26 Jun 2012 09:38 pm

Speedy88 wrote:
I thought I was crashy now? Anyway, I'm nothing compared to the lifestyler that is Jonovlov :wink:
BWA HA! I got owned. Sad Jon is sad. :lol:

Looking good Ben, those wheels look chuffing posh!
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 26 Jun 2012 09:58 pm

Looking good Ben, those wheels look chuffing posh!
Thanks jon, should be getting my tyres one day this week the they can go on and get balanced up :) Also my suspension, i have been a bit busy recently but i hope to do it this week

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by jon-ovlov » 26 Jun 2012 10:14 pm

Winner! Get some pics up ASAP :D
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Give neighbours thumbs up
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 26 Jun 2012 10:52 pm

Winner! Get some pics up ASAP
Will do buddey. Keep checking the thread :P

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 09 Jul 2012 02:55 pm

Ok i have been on holiday so havent been able to update the thread but i have now got the pics of my wheels and suspension on. The suspension was relativly easy to fit once we figured out how to do it and the longest part was removing the drive shafts to put the blocks in. However we done it and then fitted mt tyres and put them on as well! Here are some pics:
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The rear blocks, 3 inch - Goes pretty low to the floor! The damper bolt sits about 2 inches maybe off the floor :P
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Thinking that it looks pretty good!? Would like to lower the front a little bit more just so it sits a bit more level looking

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Attack2001 » 09 Jul 2012 03:25 pm

Looking good :) Looks just like my photoshop :lol: haha - I agree, front needs to go lower, but as has been said if you go too low it'l sit on the bumpstops, so ideally you need coilies :) Whats the deal with the bottom rubber in the picture of the damper? looks like a compression strut bush? :?

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 09 Jul 2012 03:30 pm

Attack2001 wrote:Looking good :) Looks just like my photoshop :lol: haha - I agree, front needs to go lower, but as has been said if you go too low it'l sit on the bumpstops, so ideally you need coilies :) Whats the deal with the bottom rubber in the picture of the damper? looks like a compression strut bush? :?

Thomas.................
Thanks, i know it needs to go lower but i didnt even put the bump stops in lol I sort of forgot and then just left them hahaa. ALso the rubber is from the old damper because the rubbers on the new dampers went through the hole so we just put the old ones on. See what i can do with the front...

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by littlemanrob » 12 Jul 2012 01:11 pm

cut a spring out or cut standard springs dwn first to see height

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 12 Jul 2012 01:29 pm

cut a spring out or cut standard springs dwn first to see height
Yeah thats what i was thinking of doing but i might leave it for now as its quite low to the floor and the duckbill splitter is low as well! :D See what happens

Still trying to fit this splitter :/

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by littlemanrob » 12 Jul 2012 01:36 pm

mine use to run on bumps thats ok but it fucks ur shoucks very quick cable tie it on the it allows it to flex

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 12 Jul 2012 01:45 pm

Yeah i havent even got any bumpstops in atm lol. Cable tie it to where? It doesnt look like the best of fits :/

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by littlemanrob » 12 Jul 2012 01:55 pm

drill little holes in the front pannel and cable it that way

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by MCHUDD » 12 Jul 2012 01:59 pm

Hi mate.
You must have forked out a few quid ror those wheels. Looking good.
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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Benfraser » 12 Jul 2012 02:04 pm

Might do it that way not sure i will have to have a proper look at it cos i dont really wanna drill holes through the front of my car lol Thin king about nut and boting it and drilling the holes underneath :/ Yeah the wheels and tyres set me back a bit but i'm well happy with them!

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Re: Volvo 340 GL 1.7 Build Thread

Post by Evoman » 12 Jul 2012 06:51 pm

I love those wheels! :) what shocks are those?
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