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    Hey, figured I'd start a build thread and track my progress.
    Located in Lethbridge Alberta.

    Overall, the car is pretty decent shape.

    Plan for the car is to just get it to be a nice clean daily driver cruiser. I wanted a cruising car while I rebuild an engine for my mustang. Once that car is back on the road, then maybe I'll do more heavy modification on this car.


    IMG_9604 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_9606 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_9614 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_9628 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_9652 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    Done so far:
    -New taillights (fixed broken lights)
    -Headlight bulbs (fixed highbeam issue)
    -Acquired and installed rear driver trim
    -Air filter replacement
    -Acquired and installed license plate lights (not working, wiring needs repair)
    -New front speakers
    -Door sensors
    -LED dome lights
    -Oil change
    -Seafoam
    -Fixed reverse light (didn't replace sensor, was unplugged - wiring needs future attention)
    -Recharged AC
    -Bought and replaced some interior clips
    -New license plate bracket (modified to 2 bolt)
    -Painted brake calibers bronze
    -New wheels

    To do list:
    -Replace hatch. Only real rust on the car, have replacement hatch from older 240. Just need to paint and install.
    -Rear gate wiring. No wiper, defrost, unlock, license plate lights. Have passenger IPD harness, planning on making drivers side. Doing at same time as hatch replacement.
    -Seal headlights. Lens pulls out?
    -1 door door not central un/locking
    -Fix heated seats
    -Timing Belt (have parts)
    -Rear hatch panel repair
    -Polish/paint correction
    -Clean/paint parts
    -Front lip repair
    -Cruise control lever. Previous owner replaced lever with cheaper level w/out cruise, have cruise lever hanging to still allow use. Want to replace with correct lever.
    -Odometer fix (have part)
    -Rear hatch shocks (have part)
    -Reverse light wiring


    WTB:
    -Cruise control lever
    -Odometer gears
    -Cool parts?

    - - - Updated - - -

    -New front speakers
    -Door sensors
    -LED dome lights
    -Oil change
    -Seafoam
    -Fixed reverse light (didn't replace sensor, was unplugged - wiring needs future attention)
    -Recharged AC
    -Bought and replaced some interior clips
    -New license plate bracket (modified to 2 bolt)
    -Painted brake calibers bronze
    -New wheels


    IMG_1909 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1910 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1913 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1916 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1926 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1929 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1934 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1937 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1941 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1947 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1953 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_1968 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    1994 Mustang - SBF swap in progress

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    Yay more wagons! Any plans to lower it?
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    The car is ExtraSlow approved.

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    Love it. Volvo wagons all day.

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    Been very busy at work the last couple months, but found some time to work on the Volvo and continue to strip my mustang parts car.


    A few more updates:

    - E code headlights, more of a project that I expected... First they came broken from fcpeuro, had a awful experience with shipping and didn't want to send them back for replacements. Repaired them. They also don't work with NA corner lights. Had to make a custom bracket from the corner lights and do significant trimming to the headlights. Also don't use the same bulbs? Had to modify the dust boot to fit with my bulbs/connectors. Still require alignment.
    - Amber reflector removal
    - Fuel filter - damaged a line, had trim and put barb fitting back in. That was a real treat...
    - Flame trap
    - Air box - removed heater tube and cut it open for better cold air flow.
    - Front brakes - rotor and pads. No more brake vibration.
    - Front wheel balance - no more vibration on highway
    - Blue lug nuts
    - Hella Horns - Doesn't sound like a boat anymore
    - Engine bay detail and paint


    Before:

    IMG_20190817_154449 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    Stock lights

    IMG_20190817_155915 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    E-code - tabs don't work with NA corners. Can to trim them off and make my own bracket for corners.

    IMG_20190817_160038 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    My custom bracket. A bit roadkill, but used what I had. Worked well.

    IMG_20190817_175636 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_20190817_175839 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    Before:

    IMG_20190818_134825 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_20190818_134831 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    After:

    IMG_20190818_144728 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_20190818_144744 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    Brakes:
    Bronze is fancy rust paint. :p

    IMG_20190819_113244 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    Hellahorn - not so boaty... Well still a boat, but doesn't have a boat horn anymore.

    IMG_20190824_125817 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_20190824_125916 by Richard Brown, on Flickr





    As it sits now! Really happy with how it drives. Would like to improve the starting, it always starts but randomly a little rough? Just going to continue to clean and do preventive maintenance.
    Once the mustang is back on the road, then I'd like to do some bigger modifications. Right now this shares daily drive duties with my truck.

    IMG_3964 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_3965 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    IMG_3970 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

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    IMG_3992 by Richard Brown, on Flickr

    1994 Mustang - SBF swap in progress

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    Do you need random parts? I still have some from my 940 wagon. I think I still have an X brace for it lying around at home.

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    Yeah for sure, let me know what you have!
    Not sure when I'll be in calgary next but could probably get someone to grab stuff for me.

    1994 Mustang - SBF swap in progress

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    Glad to see progress, those lights look like a pain in the ass
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