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New Project! 1968 Volvo P1800

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by 68EFIvert, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    in order of favor:
    #1
    #3
    (Hell no to #2)
     
  2. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    I also like the contrast of 3. But 1 isn't bad at all. If the bumpers will be chrome along with a few other things, I think chrome mirrors is the way to go.
     
  3. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    because of the rims modern design and the body sleek design , i go for 2.
     
  4. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    1 would do the trick when it is brushed stainless steel.
     
  5. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Here is another option. Moving the bullet style to the fender. Very retro.[​IMG]


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  6. blu67

    blu67 Well-Known Member

    Putting them out far on the fenders brings it that much closer to vintage Aston Martin territory. 007...look out!
     
  7. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    cool renderings! I also vote for number 1. the last one is also kinda cool
     
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  8. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Very english if you ask me. Back in the sixties , alot of english cars had them mounted like this.
     
  9. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Just use an ultra-wide rear view mirror on the header above the windshield and do away with the side mirrors.

    Personally, I like the English-style fender mounted mirrors.
     
  10. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

  11. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple pictures and a short video of the chassis strengthening and the front clip installation. There is still some extra bracing and plating to do but progress is being made.

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    We need more space for the tires!

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  12. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    The shock mounts are going in now along with some reinforcement to the mounting point. This is going to be one tight engine compartment. Feels like we are trying to stuff 10 lbs of s$&@ into a 5 lb bucket. I am going to have to get creative with the AC compressor fittings as well as the PS return line.

    The bracing will soon come out to make room for the engine.

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    I also got the final rendering back. I had it done to mostly check on how it will look when done and to play around with easy changes. Here it is.

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  13. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    That is sharp. Everyone would be proud to be seen in it!
     
  14. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    #1 - no doubt.
     
  15. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    The mock up engine is back in the car. It looks like I will also have to modify my oil pan to clear the steering rack. The good news is I think the accessory drive setup will work just fine. The AC lines will be a bit of a challenge but doable.

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  16. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    have you named the car yet? I'd call it 'Beastie Boy'
     
  17. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I have not. I thought of a few names over the past couple years but noting seems quite right. I guess when it is painted and at home it may come to me. I will keep “Beastie Boy” as an option. Thanks!


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  18. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Sweet


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  19. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    You will have an 'Epiphany' and the name will come to you.
     
  20. guruatbol

    guruatbol Always on vacation!

    It's kind of ahead of it's time. It is going to be a real hand full. So I say IT is a good name or the Swede like from that Clint Eastwood movie.

    Mel

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