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      @eric_samuelsonís XC70 build

      Well hello everyone! I've been going about my build for a while now with no threads/pictures/posts on anything except instagram (@eric_samuelson), soOoOoO I figured it was about time that I put together a thread with everything I have done so far and for everything that is to come! I'm going to list current mods and a current photo right off the bat and then try to post as many pics as I can of my process since day 1 in the first couple posts and we'll see how far we get











      2005 XC70 white bought with 115K miles in October 2016 (Longmont, CO)

      Visual:
      -Gloss sandstorm vinyl wrap
      - 17x8 method race wheels MR502 5x108
      - Yokohama Geolandar MT G003 225/65/17

      -Yakima Roof box
      -Yakima slim shady awning
      -rhino rack narrow roof basket
      -shovel/axe mount
      (all on OEM Volvo cross bars)

      -custom grille with 1Ē square steel mesh and 245 hatch badge
      -Elevate Volvo hood vents
      -Genright off-road Jeep center vent

      -custom built rear spare tire carrier swing out
      -R wing

      Suspension:
      -Bad Swede 2Ē spring kit
      -CCP 2Ē puck kit
      -CCP .5Ē subframes pacers all 8 corners
      -XC90 front axle swap (with spacers)
      -IPD HD front endlinks

      -IPD skidplate with custom extension

      Engine:
      -IPD boostability silicone piping
      -dual funnel air filter with water repellent cover
      -Forge recirc valve
      -Viva upgraded TCV
      -IPD oval tube catback bumper side exit (just resonator)
      -IPD billet oil cap
      -R turned XC fuel rail cover (not R swapped)
      - do88 full silicone coolant lines on their way

      Interior:
      -Executive gauge cluster
      -executive wood steering wheel (with working radio controls)
      -R gauge cluster shroud
      -custom boost gauge pod molded into gauge trim
      -altimeter for altitude awareness
      -Cobra CB radio
      -Cobra radar detector hardwired
      -custom switch panel for auxiliary lights (soon to be upgraded)
      -kenwood stereo
      -R shift knob (color matched vinyl)
      -fire extinguisher in passenger footwell
      -custom sewn rear overhead Ďatticí
      -vinyl wood print flooring in rear cargo area
      -custom built collapsible bed frame with matching flooring
      -boss 10Ē removable subwoofer
      -WWII case first aid kid
      -Vintage tool box with all necessities
      -rear hatch mounted machete/hatchet/surplus shovel

      Lights:
      -Element LED overlander XS up front on Swedish market P2 bracket
      -Element LED side shooters amber ditch lights on custom brackets
      -Element LED amber cannon Fog light retrofit
      - Element LED 2Ē cube lights in front bumper air flow slot
      - eBay 13Ē slim bars on both left and right side roof rail
      -Element LED micro pods wired to rear fog switch on the rear roof rail ends
      -Element LED optix mini 6Ē wired to backup lights on spare tire carrier
      -Lasfit LED low beam bulbs

      I will include more process photos in the next couple pics. Thanks for following along!



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      This. Is. Awesome.
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      Day 1 driving home with no plates still













      The car from day one to about a month in. Bought the springs right off the bat but didnít get them in til the following spring


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      Boost gauge incorporation












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      Pics are going on chronological order from when I first got the car also if they donít make sense initially haha

      First rendition of the roof box

      Got it for $40 with some broken hinges and no key so I riveted the hinges back in and bought some new locks and struts





      Got the bad Swede lift on the following spring



      And then the method race wheels with cooper discoverer 235/60/17






      Shovel mount and a custom roof platform made from electrical conduit haha. Worked well though




      And roof box V2

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      Air intake box made from an office trash can. Seems kind of sketchy I know, but with heat tape it never gets warm enough to melt. Iíve used it since I built it with no issues and keeps heat out of the intake!










      First time muddin on 4th of July 2017




      XC90 axle spacers dremeled out of 1/4Ē thick washers with 1Ē ID and ~2Ē OD




      Custom made window vents from Masonite using CAD (cardboard aided design) to mock originally




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      Kissed a deer and busted the grill



      First pic with the new tire carrier (more detailed pics to come)



      Shiny engine bits
      Who says an off-road car canít keep a clean engine bay?










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      R wing









      Added the fire extinguisher before attending IPD garage sale last May (2018)



      Some pics at mt. hood





      A sick roller from Spencer (@borkstatus) leaving IPD last year




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      Some detail shots I took last summer (mostly up to date still)

      Tire carrier:








      Exhaust bumper exit









      Interior stuff


















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      Yakima awning





      Beginning of the wrap. I did it myself in my garage mostly because I knew I didnít have to do the bumpers and whatnot. It came out pretty good for a first time venture I think













      Finished product









      Element LED Prerunners I had before the Overlanders




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      Cargo area flooring





      And bed platform






      Before CCP spacer lift



      And after












      New tires this spring






      Matchy matchy



      Rhino rack cage added and my IPD photo contest entry



      Extended skid plate










      And that leaves us up to date I think. I tried to put as many pics of the bigger, interesting stuff, but if you have any questions about anything feel free to post and Iíll do my best to answer questions or get extra pics of stuff! Thanks again for scrolling through [maybe] the quickest posted build thread


      A couple more shots from Spencer (@borkstatus) from Davis in CA last week





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      Enjoyed the read and pictures. How did you decide on which xc70 you wanted to custom build?


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      This thing is awesome! Kinda different getting introduced to the build all at once...but thanks for taking the time to do this. Itís a pretty solid overland rig for sure. Can you post some more details of that rear tire carrier?? Iím very curious about that...


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      Current: 2003 V70 T5 M56 // Mystic Silver/Charcoal // 162K miles // Koni FSD + Eibachs // Snabb intake + IPD silicone turbo hoses // Copper R Brembos // 18" Pegs // OEM bi-xenons // '05 side mirrors // 18/35 tint // jewel tails // black anodized S80 DIM // R steering wheel // '05 console w/ T5M spaceball // mesh grill with custom ironmark badge 2004 XC70 bone stock for nowÖ
      Previous: 2001 V70 T5M (Nautic/Charcoal) // 1999 V70 NA M56 (Blue-Green Metallic/Charcoal) // 2004 V70R M66 (Titanium/Nordkap) // 1992 244 M47 (Silver/NavyÖand the newest, nicest car I'll ever own. Sold on BaT. )

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      Looking good man. I've seen your pics around. Nice rig.
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      Awesome, I follow you on Instagram and Iím excited to follow the build


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      About time! Welcome to Swedespeed!

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      Since when did they allow porn like this on swedespeed

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      Quote Originally Posted by dyun1dyun1 View Post
      Enjoyed the read and pictures. How did you decide on which xc70 you wanted to custom build?


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      I knew I wanted to do the P2 because of the bad Swede option when I was first looking, but I looked for over a year before I found the one I got with low enough miles and a good enough history definitely satisfied with what I got haha


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      Quote Originally Posted by Sigg View Post
      This thing is awesome! Kinda different getting introduced to the build all at once...but thanks for taking the time to do this. Itís a pretty solid overland rig for sure. Can you post some more details of that rear tire carrier?? Iím very curious about that...


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      Iíve got a couple pics up there with the detail shots of the hinge and mount, but I can try to get some more for sure


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      Quote Originally Posted by zef_66 View Post
      Looking good man. I've seen your pics around. Nice rig.
      Thanks man! Much appreciated!


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      Quote Originally Posted by VolvoJon View Post
      Awesome, I follow you on Instagram and Iím excited to follow the build


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      Heck ya! Hopefully I can get a little more detailed here compared to Instagram haha


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      Quote Originally Posted by Antherzoll View Post
      About time! Welcome to Swedespeed!

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      I know right itís been too long. Hopefully I can keep up and not forget haha


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      Quote Originally Posted by natterbean View Post
      Since when did they allow porn like this on swedespeed

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      Dunno But thanks for seeing it as such hahaha


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      Quote Originally Posted by Nsfwaldo View Post
      I knew I wanted to do the P2 because of the bad Swede option when I was first looking, but I looked for over a year before I found the one I got with low enough miles and a good enough history definitely satisfied with what I got haha


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      Would have to upgrade the power for that lift? Could stock T6 handle that fine?


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      Quote Originally Posted by dyun1dyun1 View Post
      Would have to upgrade the power for that lift? Could stock T6 handle that fine?


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      Iím still running the stock tune and turbo and all with it right now. T6 would probably do great haha


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      When you get a chance, what are the details on the grill modification you did? I really like it!

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      Quote Originally Posted by mark99tj View Post
      When you get a chance, what are the details on the grill modification you did? I really like it!


      I guess I dont have many pics, but itís the original outside frame, you can pop the clips to remove the center all around, and the mesh is a 1Ē steel mesh 1/8Ē thick that I got from a friend with a fab shop, and the. I just wired the mesh to the outside frame with some black beading wire. The badge is off of a 245 wagon hatch haha



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      I just want to know where I can see this magnificent beast
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      About time you came out of the woodworks

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      Quote Originally Posted by madmattd View Post
      I just want to know where I can see this magnificent beast

      I live in Steamboat Springs Colorado haha I go to Denver area occasionally too


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      Quote Originally Posted by bmassy View Post
      About time you came out of the woodworks
      Hahaha I know right


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      I repainted my roof box the other day as well. Went with a lighter green and more color matched camo. Not sure if I like it more than before or not yet




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      We need some action pics of this beast. Are you using it for off-piste back country avalanche rescue missions?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nsfwaldo View Post
      I live in Steamboat Springs Colorado haha I go to Denver area occasionally too


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      Ah OK. If you were frequently in the NW Denver 'burbs then I'd wonder how I never saw it on the road! There's tons of P2s on the road around here, but I think I've only seen one that was lifted. One of these days I need to get up to Steamboat, never been up that way, but I've been meaning to. Just maybe not in ski season

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      Quote Originally Posted by madmattd View Post
      Ah OK. If you were frequently in the NW Denver 'burbs then I'd wonder how I never saw it on the road! There's tons of P2s on the road around here, but I think I've only seen one that was lifted. One of these days I need to get up to Steamboat, never been up that way, but I've been meaning to. Just maybe not in ski season

      Love the car!
      Thereís one other lifted guy down there I think, but south Denver Arapahoe area. Zach haze with a black one. But ya go for it! Haha. Iím here


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