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    1. #1
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      Feb 2017
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      Volvrarri: p1800 with tube chassis and v12

      My project is a '68 p1800 "shrunk and stretched" with 2x3 chassis, v12/5spd, mustang 2 IFS, narrowed explorer 8.8, and it will have an aluminum body reminiscent of a 275gtb/4 nart spyder. Not everything is pro touring about the build but it certainly has a lot of the elements.

      Would you be interested in seeing more? This has been a little over a year in the making now but is certainly one of those 5+ year projects.








    2. #2
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      Country Flag: Finland
      I definitely want to see more! Very interesting project, I like the combination of Italian Ferrari + Swedish Volvo.
      The P1800 had some italian style looks to it from the beginning. Could you tell some more about the ferrari drivetrain you will be using?

    3. #3
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      I think everyone here is open to crazy new builds friend! Bring it on!
      1965 Buick Skylark Sport Coupe V8, Two Door Hardtop - Project
      2014 Mercedes Benz C300 Sport 4Matic - Daily

    4. #4
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      Someone said crazy ?

      I'm listening.

    5. #5
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jeba View Post
      The P1800 had some italian style looks to it from the beginning. Could you tell some more about the ferrari drivetrain you will be using?
      It was actually designed by an italian guy, Pietro Frua.

    6. #6
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      Out of the Burbs of Detroit to SoCal, then onto my ancestral homeland, the woods of Cascadia
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      Moar!
      Greg Fast
      (yes, the last name is spelled correctly)

      1970 Camaro RS Clone
      1984 el Camino
      1973 MGB vintage E/Prod race car
      (Soon to be an SCCA H/Prod limited prep)

    7. #7
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      Yes... More please.

      Andrew
      1970 GTO Version 3.0
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      I deliver what EFI promises.
      Remote Holley EFI tuning.
      Please get in touch if I can be of service.

      "You were the gun, your voice was the trigger, your bravery was the barrel, your eyes were the bullets." ~ Her

    8. #8
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      Oct 2012
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      Kennewick, WA
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      I'm in, bring on the build!


    9. #9
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      Yes please!

    10. #10
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      I'm in for more.
      Wayne
      Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
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    11. #11
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      Yes--weird is good. Thank you for not presenting a Camaro (not that there's anything wrong with a Camaro).

    12. #12
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      Feb 2017
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      Quote Originally Posted by rustomatic View Post
      Yes--weird is good. Thank you for not presenting a Camaro (not that there's anything wrong with a Camaro).
      Funny, one of my neighbors came up the driveway and asked to see my "camaro". He was referring to the 1800 when it was a stock junky shell.

      So it looks like there's a good bit of interest in my crazy idea here. I'm going to play catch up and just give some highlights with pictures or course...

      If you want to read the full build to this point go on over to GRM https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fo.../129937/page1/

    13. #13
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jeba View Post
      I definitely want to see more! Very interesting project, I like the combination of Italian Ferrari + Swedish Volvo.
      The P1800 had some italian style looks to it from the beginning. Could you tell some more about the ferrari drivetrain you will be using?
      If budget allowed... I'm trying to build this under $25,000

      I am using a jaguar 5.3L

    14. #14
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      The 275gtb has long been a favorite car of mine and now that I have a little time and space I wanted to build a somewhat faithful replica. Exact would be nice, but I'm going to fudge some areas (mainly using the volvo windshield- which could change).

      Here's a little brainstorming I did to decide upon the 1800 as a donor. Really I only needed it for the doors, A post, and windshield frame.







      I purchased the car from a metal recycler who was about to scrap it. I sold off what I didn't need and probably broke even on it.



    15. #15
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      Next I needed an engine to build everything around. The jag engines are easy to find and have the right look and sound when dressed up. I'm leaving it relatively stock, keeping the fuel injection, but will be building new intakes and exhaust manifolds.





      I spent some time cleaning it up before mock up, new seals and hardware here and there. I will do more when it is further along.







      Mustang v6 t5 and custom bellhousing. I can upgrade to a TKO later

    16. #16
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      stripping down the shell










      Replacing factory rear xmember with 2x3 tubular one





      rockers made from 2x3 120 wall as well






      now the fun part- cutting 10" out of the floor for the correct rear axle position








    17. #17
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      Feb 2017
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      Building the main frame rails...










      Goodbye front clip











      making gussets for the frame rails to rockers








    18. #18
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      Front suspension install
















    19. #19
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      fitting the engine...













      trans mount


    20. #20
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      making a firewall








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