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  1. #21
    you made doing that look so easy lol


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  2. #22

    great post

    some great work there pal very impressive.i will be looking at this thread with huge interest.

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    T'other end !!

    So it’s on to the front end.
    When I started the Pop I had the idea of having a dropped tube made and incorporating the Volvo 244 front hubs, disks and 4 pot callipers, utilising Transit kingpins. Well my budget keeps shrinking and even with my 3 jobs I can’t run to that expense, so I have had to rethink my strategy, I decided I would have a go like Mart’s un-finished Pop i.e. Use the original I beam but fit my Volvo hubs and then “Z” the chassis to drop the front. I still intend to go with the parallel 4 bar and coilovers. So here we go…
    This is the hub as it stands.





    Once the hubs off the stub axle I can give it a bit of a measure.



    Then it’s over to the Pop to do the same.



    Now I can measure the Pop’s stub axle.



    That all done I can retire to the fireside with my laptop and work out what I need in the way of spacers to convert the Pop to Volvo. I need a sleeve/spacer for the back bearing and a sleeve for the front.



    Whilst I’m getting a set of conversion parts made (for as little as possible) I start to strip the front off the Pop.





    Back to that shed again.



    Right lets get started.



    That’s all the old hub and back plate off.



    This is my spacer and sleeve, as per my drawings.



    Well, how about that, they both fit!



    Hopefully these will be the bit’s I don’t need.



    She’s on! What a beauty.





    A few minutes later with the disk in place.



    If I say so myself, it’s looking good.



    Now I need to get the calliper mounted, I’m starting with a plywood template. (See I can work in the snow!)



    And it progresses into this.



    Then after a lot of filing and drilling I end up with one in 10mm plate.



    That’s the base plate, now I need the calliper mount. This I made from 2 pieces of 8mm thick black flat, which will be welded together.



    I prep them and weld them – like me, not too pretty but strong!



    When it cooled down I welded it to the base plate. (same weld style.)



    It all fits, with no interference.



    I marked the calliper fixings and then off it came again for drilling and tapping M12.



    And there you have it, the callipers on.






    It’s taken me one hour to show you what’s taken me 8 weeks of snatched half hours to make!
    So all I gotta do now is the other side, then it’s on to the parallel 4 bar.
    At least I feel I’m getting somewhere.

    Cheers. Tim
    Last edited by v8pop; 28-06-10 at 01:15 PM.
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  4. #24
    You made that look easy Mike, im impressed ! keep up the good work !

    Dave

  5. #25
    Great conversion. I like your way of doing the spacers.

  6. #26
    looking good, very nice work.

  7. #27
    Good work Tim,
    Really impressed thanks for taking the time to share it with us,
    Keep it up summers coming,
    Cheers,
    Mike C.
    Mikes V8 Pop build





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    good work , looking nice keep up the good work ........at least summer is coming

  9. #29
    That,s some cool **** going on there for sure. Nice work, great thinking.

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  11. #31
    Well done Tim,
    thanks for sharing your progress and your welding dont look too bad.

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    Thanks for the comments and encouragement lads.

    Quote Originally Posted by cjh View Post
    Well done Tim,
    thanks for sharing your progress and your welding dont look too bad.
    Cheers cjh - I showed the best side. (LOL)
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    looking great.....................grommit

  14. #34
    wow great work there!

  15. #35
    Really nice work. Properly thought out.
    Will you be boxing the chassis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadbaldlee View Post
    Really nice work. Properly thought out.
    Will you be boxing the chassis?
    Yeah, I will "Z" the front rails to give the required clearance for the I beam then box the lot.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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  17. #37

    great stuff

    looking forward to your future instalments,great work there.

  18. #38
    you make it look so easy! nice job
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    My wife was out for the day so I was left dog sitting/working on the Pop, that gave me a chance to finish the other hub conversion and trial fit the axle under the chassis to get some much needed dimensions.









    Feel quite pleased with how it's gone, next is making the bat-wings and coilover mounts.
    Last edited by v8pop; 28-06-10 at 01:21 PM.
    They say "life's a Crap Shoot" - Sure would be nice to have some Shoot for a change !!

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  20. #40

    hello

    can you make me some bearing spacers?

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