|11-01-2015 10:45 AM|
roof skin welded, bracing needs adjustment, front brake lines replaced, and now has adequate braking power.
|10-07-2015 02:06 AM|
Skin trimmed, 2 supports welded in, skin tacked.
still needs alot more cutting and adjusting before rewelding, but it's moving.
Brakes are up next for work as I do the top still.
|09-23-2015 12:17 PM|
|raidmagic||That thing is pretty sweet.|
|09-23-2015 11:54 AM|
that looks way clean! I hope you move those mirrors though.
|09-23-2015 09:45 AM|
Moved back to the bay area and got the Volvo transported here a couple of weeks back.
Found a doner roof skin from a '70 Volvo 244 Wagon, fits the ticket.
Weld in supports, then the roof is ready to be trimmed down and welded into place. Probably next weekend is when I'll have time to head to the junk yard again to cut out the frame supports from the doner.
|04-04-2013 06:17 PM|
|deadbodyman||Hey that ole wagon looks pretty cool... good eye|
|04-03-2013 09:35 AM|
|swvalcon||If you could find a 60's stude wagon with the sliding roof you could use that.|
|04-03-2013 03:31 AM|
Will be working on getting the Volvo back on the road pretty soon.
what she needs:
Clutch master cylinder (rebuilt it in the past, but not doing well)
hose to connect hard line to Clutch slave
Rear brake cylinders need to be rebuilt (dragging)
A good ol cleaning in & out.
|08-31-2012 03:51 AM|
It's like I check in once a year on here..
Anyways, got rid of the crotch rocket, kept the '63 Honda scooter, continued modifying it and having fun with it..
This week, I recently picked up a welder. Lincoln Electric SP100. Been welding since I was 17 or so, so this is coming up to 10 years of on & off, hobby and work, mostly MIG, but TIG for a couple of months..
I can finally imagine a roof being on the volvo now.. But, I want to have the scooter fit in the bed of it..
|01-08-2011 09:32 AM|
Good to see you back. I wish I had photos of my Honda C110 50 I had back in the late sixties. I had a ball on that bike. My brother built it for me with a bobbed rear fender, a Yamaha front fork and of course knobbys. I rode the hell out of that thing in the creek and hills near my house.
|01-08-2011 02:03 AM|
since the last time i've posted here, i went through 2 jobs, and now i have a job that pays well, has normal hours, mon-fri 8 to 5, and i have time for projects again! Today was the beginning of a new year of progress, cleaned up the garage finally, made alot of room, and the hot rod bug bit me again..
also, since a year ago, i've gotten a couple new toys..
1963 Honda "cub" Trail55 50cc scooter
2008 Yamaha R6
the honda scooter went through a rat rod type of stage, went through function and now will go back to rat rod and possibly be the setup for my halloween costume this year..
the yamaha is just a hell of a bike.
will have more updates this year, i promise
|12-27-2009 07:48 AM|
|12-27-2009 06:02 AM|
Just regroup your thoughts about the roof, for example look at how VW did it on the early beatles and follow thier lead.
Take care of the fresh rust while it is easy to do, then coat it with SPI epoxy.
I think darn near everyone who hotrods has hit this same point a time or two so dont feel alone.
Get back to work on your vision!
|12-27-2009 04:56 AM|
i've given up at the moment, and dont know what to do anymore. im thinking about getting some sheet metal, and welding a roof on now, and building ribs on the inside to help structure/shape.
weather has really sucked, been really cold, raining once in a while, and so much water/moisture, some spots on the car are starting to rust. enough to make me want to cut out more and weld in new panels.
I KNEW I SHOULDA DONE IT ALL AT THE BODY SHOP WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE!
|06-18-2009 04:02 AM|
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