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Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor

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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 06, 2012 02:21PM
Yeah, you have to take out thoses seat pedestals, kind of a PITA but well worth it on head room.
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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 06, 2012 08:18PM
Ho boy, I feel like im going slooooooow.

Good stuff. Care to go into how you pulled those seat boxes out some more? I hadn't planned on it, But if its deemed so nessasary...



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 06, 2012 11:50PM
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Ho boy, I feel like im going slooooooow.

Good stuff. Care to go into how you pulled those seat boxes out some more? I hadn't planned on it, But if its deemed so nessasary...

Remember I say (in my Swami voice) "You must become one with the spot weld drill when you own a rally car. It is written!"



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 07, 2012 05:34AM
I figured as much... Is what It is.

Harbour freight, Is our friend.



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 07, 2012 09:17AM
I've got two at home, since they are cheap, but work surprisingly well. With my cordless drill, I count to 8 and it's done...

-Jon
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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 07, 2012 10:54AM
I use the $20 american made one. I've used the Harbor Freight one but I find the pin starts to deform and cause it to spin oblong. The nicer one has a good hard pin that doesn't ball up on the end.



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 08, 2012 09:31AM
Okay, Im keen on the whole lets buy American thing. Where did you find a $20 American-Made bit?



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 08, 2012 11:45AM
Locally. Not sure on brand. Might be a Blair. It's like $20 but they sell replacement pins and cutters and such. Did about 50 yesterday with it.



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 09, 2012 01:33AM
Oh, ok. Ill check it out, see what the (not so local) place has on hand.

This has made me realize how few tool stores i have around here... kinda sad.


Edit: sorry to knock this thread so off course guys...



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 09, 2012 10:16AM
More grinding, drilling, welding, and sanding happened Tuesday night. Pistons from Al have shown up and the links have been dropped off for zinc coating. Another full day of work planned for Sunday. Onward...



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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 09, 2012 10:59AM
I think the spot weld drill tool I have is Blair, I got a 3/8 cutter for it cause the 5/16 one didn't work very well on the Volvo.
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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 09, 2012 11:40AM
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More grinding, drilling, welding, and sanding happened Tuesday night. Pistons from Al have shown up and the links have been dropped off for zinc coating. Another full day of work planned for Sunday. Onward...

Don't know why but I flashed that it's time once again for
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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 11, 2012 11:56PM
Blake and I both put in 8 hour days on the car today. it felt like we got a lot done but there isn't much to show for it. Blake spent most of the time cleaning up and finishing the welding boxes. Those are nearly done. I cleaned up many more feet of seams, nearly got the rest of the seat support out, cut out the rear factory jack points and trimmed the inner rear fenders.

You can see some of this work in the picture. Looks damned near good.





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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 12, 2012 09:38AM
Solid work you guys. Thanks for the updates.
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Re: Swedish Endeavors: Project Rally Tractor
March 20, 2012 07:52PM
John, just had a brief phone conversation with one of your little ones. I will try and call again soon. Just trying to catch up and see where we are with some things.

I'm out the door here in just a couple of minutes to go work on the beast again. OTR is now no longer possible but for those not following the OTR entry list already, I have landed the ultimate inspiration, in the form of a co-driving roll for Mr. Al Kun in his swedish kabota (only orange tractor I could think of). Really excited about this. 1st time in RWD, in a volvo. YEAH BUDDY!



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