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Old 09-26-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Trying to figure out a solution to photobucket.... but heres a current pic of the project for now!





Picked up a 1966 Volvo 122 for $500 from down the street, bought a v8 lexus that needed a VI for $900 ....and somehow thought they should be together.

I want something light, fast, handles good, super reliable, and weird.

I think I got it all:




Sick smoke show:



turned that into this in a couple days:



cut out the whole rear drive train and floor pan:





Built a little subframe to match the width of the inside of the volvo rockers and to keep everything together.



Had to shorten the lexus 3" to get the wheelbase perfect:



More trimming and now they are one!







I am going to get the body dropped even more and build some fender flares sort of like this guy:






But thats where it sits as of today. I have a manual tranny adapter ready for me from a machine shop on the island since the Lexus 1uzfe never came with a manual tranny.

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Old 09-26-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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i love those sc's, but that's awesome
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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wtf

that ish is ridiculous, look forward to seeing more
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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Now that is cool. Where you located?
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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Im in aldergrove/abbotsford!

I cant wait....

here are some teasers of what the 1uzfe should do for me:


This one is bone stock:

beige car... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBznNbN69RI

ITB's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba8sT2BQ4uc
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:57 PM   #6
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That's awesome. I look forward to seeing it being welded together, going to use the soarer interior?
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:06 PM   #7
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I saved the back seat from the lexus as it fits the floor pan, but I want to keep it a vintage looking interior, probably recover it in something a little more period correct. ;)

Or I might go with a full race interior since it will have a cage in it anyways.

We will see!
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:08 PM   #8
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wow intense. that'll haul.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:13 PM   #9
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The badassery of an Amazon and the durability of a Le--Toyota? I'm down with that.

Just be glad the internals in that 1UZ is stronger than the 2UZ (I mean it. Supercharge a 2UZ engine=bye bye rods.)

(Yes, the one on the right is custom fabbed for most 2UZ nutsacks.)

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Damn, i'll have to check it out. I go to school at UFV so i'll have to pop by when it's all done.

Keep up the work, nice to see something unique like that.
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wow....i really hope that has to go through a safety inspection...sket-chee
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I didn't see this coming.
Extremely Cool.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:44 PM   #13
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more pics of skyline please.
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wow....i really hope that has to go through a safety inspection...sket-chee

Sorry no inspection required. What is sketchy? Its really no different than fixing rusty floor pans, cut out old weld in new. But I could see from the point of view of someone who has no fabrication skills, this could seem sketchy, almost like building your own exhaust, or changing your own oil.
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more pics of skyline please.
That was the kid I bought the lexus from, he's trying to build a drift car.
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The stuff that some of you guys come up with. Thats just f'ing incredible.

I cant wait to see it finished.
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stuff of legend right here.
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Wow! Thanks!


You have already put in more work then most here are willing to do. well at least me.

I want to see this thing go around some corners.
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outstanding! absolutely outstanding work!
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Sorry no inspection required. What is sketchy? Its really no different than fixing rusty floor pans, cut out old weld in new. But I could see from the point of view of someone who has no fabrication skills, this could seem sketchy, almost like building your own exhaust, or changing your own oil.
wow that's low blow man. its quite obvious that you know nothing about me, the stuff i've done, and what i can do. it's also obvious that you have "newbie" underneath your handle, so if i were you, i wouldn't join a forum and trash talk other members. not a good way to make friends.

but extending the frame is sketchy, and is ALOT different from just welding in floor pans.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:06 PM   #22
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Inspired and on budget = sweet!

Sketchy??? a Lexus is waaay less sketchy than an Amazon, even if you cut it in half and weld it back together.

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wow that's low blow man. its quite obvious that you know nothing about me, the stuff i've done, and what i can do. it's also obvious that you have "newbie" underneath your handle, so if i were you, i wouldn't join a forum and trash talk other members. not a good way to make friends.

but extending the frame is sketchy, and is ALOT different from just welding in floor pans.
And if you could you know, read, you'd know he shortened it which is easier...not that frame lengthening is some huge thing.
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Had to shorten the lexus 3" to get the wheelbase perfect:
and if he knows what he's doing it should be just as if not stronger than stock.
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so, hold off on all that youngster.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:20 PM   #25
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guys stretch jeeps all the time and then go out and rock crawl and high speed runs with them. If he does it right it will be plenty strong.
Cant wait for the rest of the build
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