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Changed my Land Rover Discovery 1 to Volvo 740 "van" - hearse. It is a van as that is how the car is registered.

It is 1987 automatic with 2,3L carbed engine. Smooth and soft as floating on air. 

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I'm like strange cars, so it is ok for me. And I can use it in the company as a work car and get tax return on all the repairs and costs.

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going to find out if I can change this thing into a pickup :)

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Today took apart the overdrive solenoid and did some mods to it, so that I can have it functionin as needed. Still haven't driven her so I don't know if I have functional OD or not. And LEDed out the instrument cluster. With all other lights in the cab. White LED's but the phones camera screwes up the color balance.

 

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Found some info - the car was made by Nilsson Special Vehicles

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Getting some building supplies. And some better tyres.

 

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PS: I have a functional overdrive now 

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The Vans exhaust was making noise, took a look and took the end apart.

This is what I found.

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Made a quick repair so I can still drive the thing until I get a new exhaust system.

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Looks like the "van" has a cargospace heater.

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This thing is really weird...

 

 

I like it :)

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Got some cheap LED H4 bulbs. Well didn't work out so well. The connections had beed soldered on wrong inside the bulbs. Took them apart, resoldered the thing correctly. Made a quick vid from the dashcam to show what I mean. For now they are working.

 

And some nice snow pics of the thing.

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And the interior

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As our nations 100 anniversary is soon here ( 24. february) added an accesorie to the car that it came with.

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I would think you would want that "cargo" to stay cold?  You know, being a hearse and all...

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I would think you would want that "cargo" to stay cold?  You know, being a hearse and all...

This one was also used as a flower car. These things need to be heated in the cold weather.

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In the start of this years event with another Volvo hearse.

 

 

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My friend is driving and I'm the one telling him where to turn and when. The roadbook was ok this year, lots of winding and hilli ice/snow covered roads, but it was fun.

 

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Planned on driving my wife to work to heat up the autobox oil for level testing. Had a bit of snow again.

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Came back and checked the oil level as instructed. Well the result was not good

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So needed some tools.

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and pumped out some ATF

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by some I mean 1,5L of it

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tested the level again.

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A little over minimum. Went for a drive to heat oil up again as it was -12 C outside and the oil cooled down. Came back, tested again just below Max line when hot.

I hope this fixes some gearchange issues.

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Went to see a friend and a Volvo breaker. What he got was a new V70 in. I got some nice electric heated leather seats from it. This is the car they came from.

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Got the fronts.

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And the rear seat as well. I think I will make a couch out of that thing.

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got some summer wheels.

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and need to start sorting the wires on the seats. First adjustment motors, then heaters and ventilation after that.

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Wow.. this thing is cool!

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finaly had some time to mess with the "van".

Started with driver seat attachments. Newer style seat runners are narrower than the old ones. Took the seat out, measured things and figured out what I need.

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next some metal and measuring and drilling.

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Cut the pieces out and cut a line in for the ones that needed some bending.

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Then bend these things tach it in place, then weld it over and grind it down.

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I'll paint these things some time, for now need to figure out this thing.

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Well. Did it all other way. Bypassed stop logic and but ground and load on the switches directly as the switch can carry load. They are all constant load and the ground is changed. 

Non memory seat

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with memory seat, also needed to add load wire

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Going to test it out tomorow.

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Summer wheels on.

 

Well the 2008 seats are higher than 1987 seats. If I fit them in I can't fit in the car any more. Need to mod the seat rails or the metal on the floor pan. It looks like Volvo added extra strengthening under the seats for side impact protection. New seats have the SIPS strengthening bars in the seat. 

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We got some nice snow in here. Did "the last snow donut" :)

 

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Well, started with the side panel work. They need to be refitted maby I'll replace them with plexyclass. Who knows.

First the "Zomby tubbies" went away.

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And a friends wife offered me her BMW E46 320D for cheap (600.- EUR). Ran bad and uunstable, no power, hesitation and high fuel consumption.

First off went with the intake to clean it out.

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Found cracked and splitt vacume lines to the turbo and fixed these.

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Now runs like it should :D

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There are a lot of small problems with it. Some rust rear window wiper is busted, front nose plastics are non existant and so on. But with that price I can work with. Usualy these things go for 2000.- EUR in here.

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