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Varg In Jeep's Clothing

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by ITLKSEZ, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. May 1, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    I'm planning on making a removable floor plate over the sending unit so I don't have to drop the tank to perform maintenance. (IME, those little pumps don't last forever.) I'd make the plate out of plexiglass if I didn't think it would turn opaque with dust after one trip up our driveway. :susp:
     
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    tomasinator

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    I'm sure you could re-purpose some Volvo headlight wipers to keep that plexiglass panel clean and clear. :rofl:
     
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    3b a runnin

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    I made a removable plate over the sending unit for the second tank(mounted on frame rails) for the cj6.
     
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    You need a cam system to monitor areas like this... :banana:

    Of course only when stopped... :schooled:
     
  5. May 3, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I gave up on the seatbelts the other day and moved onto something equally as frustrating. I wasn't happy with the shifter location, especially since I got the seats in. It took three complete redesigns to end up with something I can live with. (The shifter boot is going to get complicated.) I still might bend the shifter rearward a few more inches, but it's better than it was. I moved the shifter up 3" and rearward 1 1/2", and I twisted the mount a little; this angled the shifter away from the seat.

     
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    62CheepJeep

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    Very nice. You really do make ITLKSEZ. :beer:
     
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    When we got our Volvo station wagon, the shifter rattled. I complained and the dealer tried to fix it several time and finally upgrade me to the optional rattle. Year latter I found out that a metal weight in the knob that was making the noise...
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Only because I only ever show the end result. None of the swearing, hair-pulling, head scratching...
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Put it in a jeep. You'll never hear it! :D
     
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    Only a four speed...:whistle:
     
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    I wonder what a flat head would be like in a Volvo... :confused:
     
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    mortten

    mortten I can’t put my finger on it

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    Volvo shifting patterns have improved. I remember our 122s and 554s having reverse WWWAY over to the right and down and heavily sprung to keep you from going there unless you really wanted to
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    If I could figure out how to fit a 5-spd, I'd be all over it.
     
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    You probably don't even have the up shift light... :rolleyes:
     
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    tomasinator

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    or the Corvette forced 1st to 4th shift.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Probably not. The wiring harness is from an automatic. They have the low-gear light, but I'm sure it'll get lost in translation with the 4-spd. I think it got its signal directly from the trans.
     
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    I think it's rpm related. Any thing above 2K the light comes on, except for fifth...
     
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    mortten

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    The TJ has an upshift light. I ignore it. :)
     
  19. May 4, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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    I figured out the upper mounts for the seat belts. They were frustrating me because the tab has an oversized 5/8" hole, and the Torx shoulder bolt that came with it is an M11x1.0 thread. Unobtanium. So I had to come up with something different.

    I re-used some extra 5/8" wheel studs and old lugnuts from my '64 Ford. I bottomed the threads, then cut down the center of the nut.

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    Then I cut some coins out of 1/4" and drilled 5/8" holes in the center and pressed the splined section of the stud into the hole. I tacked it in place, then cut the flanged end off the stud.

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    I welded the coin into a section of tubing and cleaned it up. The nut bottoms in the threads before it tightens on the seat belt tab, so the tab still spins freely.

    [​IMG]

    The tubing got coped and tacked in place.

    [​IMG]
     
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    62CheepJeep

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