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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1980 on: August 29, 2021, 07:38:00 am »
That is an amazing set up you have there...can imagine overlooking the ocean with this rig must be the best.

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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1981 on: August 29, 2021, 08:58:19 am »
Looks like you had fun great Overlanding build!

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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1982 on: August 29, 2021, 06:07:00 pm »
Thanks! It has been a fun build that is for sure. Only a couple of things left to do really. Install new headlights, backseat delete and perhaps more armour underneath.

Here was the view by the beach.

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« Reply #1983 on: September 01, 2021, 12:01:38 pm »
Morgan have a new version of their Three Wheeler in the works for next year. It's moving onto a Ford Fiesta engine from the old S&S V-Twin. Less rock and roll, but more power. :D

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Autocar has a first look article.

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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1984 on: September 01, 2021, 01:20:03 pm »
Morgan have a new version of their Three Wheeler in the works for next year. It's moving onto a Ford Fiesta engine from the old S&S V-Twin. Less rock and roll, but more power. :D

"Morgan Three Wheeler"

Autocar has a first look article.

I once went for a ride in an original, with the Matchless engine and hand throttle. At 30pmh you feel like you are travelling at warp-speed!
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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1985 on: September 10, 2021, 08:47:56 pm »
Was fixing the rear hinge wiring on the ‘92 245 (because it breaks on every Volvo 240 wagon at some point) and whoever was in here before me did not do a very nice job because the hinge arm was broken off as well as the threads are mushroomed out.And now I have the pleasure of waiting for someone to get home so I can drive a vehicle to grab JB Weld & a longer bolt so I can bite some of the good threads until a replacement comes in the mail. Otherwise I can’t close the hatch



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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1986 on: September 10, 2021, 09:45:44 pm »
...@sethatwork you should look up legendary actor Paul Newman's 'sleeper' Volvo 960! 8)

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...400 hp grocery getter! ;D
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« Reply #1987 on: September 10, 2021, 09:51:32 pm »
...this gets me through the snow banks of a Minnesota winter. The Rat Patrol! ;)

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...2010 Jeep Wrangler no power windows no power locks 6 speed.
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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1988 on: September 10, 2021, 09:56:33 pm »
...@sethatwork you should look up legendary actor Paul Newman's 'sleeper' Volvo 960! 8)

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...400 hp grocery getter! ;D
Yeah; it’s been my dream. There’s a 1 year only model of the 960 called the V90 that is still RWD where they gave it independent rear suspension. I look at auto tempest once a day to see if any pop up, as well as 850r wagons. I’ve got a 16v DOHC head for a Volvo red block. Throw a turbo on it and with low pressure should be able to clear 250hp. Would be nice to get a v90 and a turnkey LS3 :))


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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1989 on: September 26, 2021, 12:40:03 am »
At long last, my headlights are installed and my fridge arrived. Now waiting on my aux tank to arrive from South Africa and my rear seat delete from Australia. Parked by my friend's trail teams.  :)

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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1990 on: November 19, 2021, 07:17:59 pm »
I haven't been on here for a bit because I have been finishing up a camper van conversion I have been working on.  I did this to see if it would be a feasible side business...but it was a lot of work and took me almost eight months (off and on).  It has a full AC/DC electrical system, running hot/cold water (with sink and outside shower), propane stove, propane hot water heater, propane heater (with ducted heat) and a composting toilet.  I did all the work myself from start to finish (with a hand from my teenage son) and it was a fun project...but I am glad it is done!

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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1991 on: November 19, 2021, 09:22:23 pm »
Looks beautiful! Congrats on the work @Soleamp !
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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1992 on: November 19, 2021, 09:31:36 pm »
Friggin super envious of that setup. It would be perfect out here in Colorado. Good job!
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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1993 on: November 19, 2021, 11:09:03 pm »
@motojobobo and @mclaincausey Thanks, much appreciated!  I'm actually selling it because I have three kids that are still in school and it's not really practical for a family.  I more did it just to see if I could.  I do love the vans though, I drive a Sprinter as my daily driver, haha. 

This would indeed make an awesome Colorado rig.  We are big skiers and this would be amazing to have when they are forecasting those big storms.  Camp out somewhere and wait for the powder!

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Re: Our Cars (dream or actual)
« Reply #1994 on: November 20, 2021, 12:16:08 am »
Beautiful van, Soleamp! I feel like it’s one of my dreams that will go unrealized to do a cross-country trip in a kitted out camper like that.


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