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'96 S40

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
Volvo S40 1.8
Engine
Stock​
Wheels & Suspension
17" Alloys​
Transmission
Stock​
Brakes
Stock​
Interior
Stock​
Cosmetics
Debadged​
Stock Lip/Spat Kit​
Wind Deflectors​
Gadgets & Gizmos
JVC Headunit, USB, CD-RW, Aux​
Plans:​
  • DeBadge the rear
  • Lower it enough but be practical.
  • Sort out stereo/speakers (gets very quiet at night)
  • Usual service etc.
  • Phase 2 Headlights
  • Change some Interior pieces to make it a little more modern
  • Fix/Replace a side marker lamp
  • Fix Roofrack strip split
  • Find some suitable wheels
  • Fix Exhaust blow.
  • Fix electric aerial
  • Fix passenger window runner
  • New number plates
The other forums are nothing compared to this one so i'll still be kicking around, and asking mechanical Q's.

Catch you on the roads! :p
 
awesome dude a real car! the micra is too obviously!

my dad had the v40 version of this and it went like a train till 180k till it was rear ended in ice

awesome cars
 
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Shaun

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
awesome dude a real car! the micra is too obviously!

my dad had the v40 version of this and it went like a train till 180k till it was rear ended in ice

awesome cars
It does feel a bit like a Tank. lol
Looking forward to some alloys. :D
 
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Shaun

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
Comfy, quick cars get the t4 engine in it Shaun :)
If i could afford the insurance tax and fuel for it then possibly lol.
the engine is a keeper anyway seems to pull really well considering how heavy the car is.
 
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Shaun

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
De-Badged the rear completely now. (still need to sort out plate and handle.)
Debadged.jpg
 
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Shaun

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
New Rear Plate with LED's:
NewPlateLED.jpg


Bump Strips Removed (was good to find out the paint underneath is original and in good condition.)
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Little Photoshoot to celebrate the success of a hard days work on it:
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I know this car isn't everyone's cup of tea but thanks for looking anyhow.
 
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Shaun

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
Looks good Shaun
Thankyou. Considering the age of it there is very little rust and the bits that are rusty is just cosmetic the underside is immaculate. Can't wait for the speedbump hate relationship. :)
 
Yeah it does have an altitude problem, I'll ask my mate if he'll consider selling his coilovers (when he's home)
 
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Shaun

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
Yeah it does have an altitude problem, I'll ask my mate if he'll consider selling his coilovers (when he's home)
Hope it's not a lot. lol you can get a new set for £200 would just need top mounts off of the Phase II version. and he would have to be willing to wait a little while...
 

markbognor

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I presume you'll only be refitting half of each spring so that it sits properly over those wheels?
 
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Shaun

Shaun

***StaGGeRed***
Poor thing is a cube now...

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