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      Eyy thank ya fellas I appreciate it haha


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      Quote Originally Posted by Xfingers View Post
      We need some action pics of this beast. Are you using it for off-piste back country avalanche rescue missions?
      This is true haha. Haven’t had many chances this winter but hopefully this spring/summer I’ll get some more trips in. But ya Something like that haha


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      Very nice work!!! Still not clear on the spare tire mount. Something I might want to do too. Is that a custom design bracket for the spare tire?
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      Quote Originally Posted by voldog View Post
      Very nice work!!! Still not clear on the spare tire mount. Something I might want to do too. Is that a custom design bracket for the spare tire?
      I’ll try to get some more pics and explanation on it if I can. It’s hard to photograph where it’s mounted haha


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      @eric_samuelson’s XC70 build

      Figured out the problem below. They needed to compress the spring, duh! Anyhow, any tips on massaging the inner wheel wells in the rear? Got 235/65R17’s to fit but less than 1/2inch from the lower front of the rear wheel wells. Going to get out the heat gun and massage but if there is something more I should be doing any advice is welcome!

      This rig is incredible! So well done, I am trying get a similar place on my 2007 XC70. I have the CCP 2 inch kit and the bad swede kit, but the guy installing says that the rear shock isn't long enough with these two kits combined? I have scoured the web and found nothing on this.

      Anyone have any advice? Sorry if this is out there and I didn't find it. Any help would be appreciated or pictures of the set up would be great if possible?

      Will post pics once its done! Thanks for helping the newbie. John



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      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 1” 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 2” spring kit
      -CCP 2” puck kit
      -CCP .5” 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 ‘attic’
      -vinyl wood print flooring in rear cargo area
      -custom built collapsible bed frame with matching flooring
      -boss 10” 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 2” cube lights in front bumper air flow slot
      - eBay 13” 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 6” 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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      Where did you get the "eyebrows" for the headlights?

      Also, do you know if the xc70 bumpers / side skirts fit on a v70?

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      Quote Originally Posted by zmarshm1 View Post
      Where did you get the "eyebrows" for the headlights?

      Also, do you know if the xc70 bumpers / side skirts fit on a v70?
      They’re just vinyl that I cut to fit how I wanted haha. Used tape to get the shape, stuck it on vinyl and cut it out, to mirror stick the same tape on the back side of the vinyl and cut it out


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      Quote Originally Posted by zmarshm1 View Post
      Where did you get the "eyebrows" for the headlights?

      Also, do you know if the xc70 bumpers / side skirts fit on a v70?
      Oh and bumpers I’m not sure. I think the front bumper has a little flare on the edges that stick out to meet the wheel well covers. You might have to do bumper and fenders and then the door trim has a couple screws that hold em on from the inside as well


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      Quote Originally Posted by Nsfwaldo View Post
      They’re just vinyl that I cut to fit how I wanted haha. Used tape to get the shape, stuck it on vinyl and cut it out, to mirror stick the same tape on the back side of the vinyl and cut it out


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      Cool, I'll see if my local tinting shop can get a similar effect. Your whole build looks dope as hell man. Lot of money put into it looks like. I'd kill for a Thule/Yakima roof rack (box) even haha
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nsfwaldo View Post
      Oh and bumpers I’m not sure. I think the front bumper has a little flare on the edges that stick out to meet the wheel well covers. You might have to do bumper and fenders and then the door trim has a couple screws that hold em on from the inside as well


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      Alright, I see that flare now. The side skirts are what I'm most curious about, mine are bent and screwed in with a couple rugged screws that stick out a bit.

      Any chance you'll be at Carlisle next week?

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      Last thing, you got a source for that "svensk" windshield banner, or is it custom?

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      Quote Originally Posted by zmarshm1 View Post
      Last thing, you got a source for that "svensk" windshield banner, or is it custom?
      I won’t be at Carlisle unfortunately. Too far from me haha. But the banner is from Swedish metal, @swedishmetal on insta, swedmet.storenvy.com


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      Quote Originally Posted by Jtgarcia2002 View Post
      Figured out the problem below. They needed to compress the spring, duh! Anyhow, any tips on massaging the inner wheel wells in the rear? Got 235/65R17’s to fit but less than 1/2inch from the lower front of the rear wheel wells. Going to get out the heat gun and massage but if there is something more I should be doing any advice is welcome!

      This rig is incredible! So well done, I am trying get a similar place on my 2007 XC70. I have the CCP 2 inch kit and the bad swede kit, but the guy installing says that the rear shock isn't long enough with these two kits combined? I have scoured the web and found nothing on this.

      Anyone have any advice? Sorry if this is out there and I didn't find it. Any help would be appreciated or pictures of the set up would be great if possible?

      Will post pics once its done! Thanks for helping the newbie. John
      Just saw this one, sorry. Ya I’d say heat gun or cut em. I trimmed my rear ones out and then covered what I cut out with gorilla tape and a blow torch, like a flexible fender liner haha. Works well.

      Here’s a pic of the rear on mine. But ya it needs to be compressed far to get in there haha



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      So for today’s project I decided to try to separate the plastic lens headlights from the later p2’s to retrofit some projectors!

      I’ve had LED bulbs for a while and love em way more than HID, but ppl flash me all the time for how bright they are even angled all the way down. So I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.

      @04v70r on Instagram had pulled one apart just to see if it was doable so I followed his specs of baking them at 275 for 20 mins. Used a flat head to slowly separate em and got to work.

      Headlights before:


      Test fit went really well. No issues. Just using some eBay retrofit projectors for the h23 slot and they use h1 bulbs. They have halos but I didn’t light the halos. Just left them clear.





      The screw on back of the projector through the bulb hole



      Had to widen this area so I could get the bulb in straight with the cooling fans on the LEDs





      Since the LED’s use resistors to get rid of the codes and crap I used to have em just hanging out in the bay, but all the Volvo lights have the space underneath for the HID ballast, so instead I mounted the resistors underneath where the ballast would normally go









      Naturally needed to polish the hell out of the lenses too





      Deleted the amber and painted the bottom trim piece black



      With the new shiny lens sitting on the front



      Before I glued em back I needed to reheat the groove a bit to push it back together. It will pry out and stay out if you use a screwdriver to separate em aggressively like I did haha. I also used a blade to trim away a lot of the excess old glue that was in there



      And they are currently setting up with glue. I used ‘Seal all’ that I got from my local ace. Seemed like a good solution out of all the other stuff they carried. Sets in 2-6 hrs it says. So far it seems to be doing pretty good, but I will report on the strength later on.






      I will have more pics of em back on the car a little later. Waiting for the glue to set up a bit before I go ahead and slap em on




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      Awesome! Thanks for the help! Yes they needed to be compressed a lot! Will try the blow torch haha!


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      Quote Originally Posted by Jtgarcia2002 View Post
      Awesome! Thanks for the help! Yes they needed to be compressed a lot! Will try the blow torch haha!


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      Do you have an andvanced auto parts or anything? You can rent spring compressors, that’s what I Used. That along with an impact gun will get em compressed down nicely


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      I dig it










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      You have a nice car, that trunk with the wood is awesome looking. Where did you get those checkered flag stickers on the rear side windows.

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      Looks good, post up a cutoff

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      Quote Originally Posted by Boneslb9 View Post
      You have a nice car, that trunk with the wood is awesome looking. Where did you get those checkered flag stickers on the rear side windows.
      Thanks Man! I appreciate it. They’re the Motorsport badge I designed for Swedish metal, you can find em at swedmet.storenvy.com


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      Quote Originally Posted by bmassy View Post
      Looks good, post up a cutoff

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      A what now? Haha


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      Lol the projector beam cutoff.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bmassy View Post
      Lol the projector beam cutoff.

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      Oh right haha. I gotcha. Ya I can do that


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      Quote Originally Posted by bmassy View Post
      Looks good, post up a cutoff

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      Pretty decent. It’s also really close to the door haha. Looks pretty good at night though and no ones flashed me yet



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      Quote Originally Posted by Nsfwaldo View Post


      Pretty decent. It’s also really close to the door haha. Looks pretty good at night though and no ones flashed me yet



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      This thing is unreal, not sure what I like best...the wood laminate trunk is probably it. And the little bed you put in there, very cool.

      On those Element LED fog cannons, how straightforward is the install? Looking at their stuff today, looks very nice. Anything to be aware of?
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      Quote Originally Posted by LarryM View Post
      This thing is unreal, not sure what I like best...the wood laminate trunk is probably it. And the little bed you put in there, very cool.

      On those Element LED fog cannons, how straightforward is the install? Looking at their stuff today, looks very nice. Anything to be aware of?
      Thanks man! Much appreciated.

      Cannon swap was super straightforward, Just remove the old ones completely and I bolted em right through the bottom of the bumper. Angled as far in as they can go they butt up to inside of the hole, and then just angle em as far to ground as possible and they should sit well to bolt up.

      No issues with any of their lights and I’ve been running em for over ayear now I think. They’re super rad


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      The man/myth/legend! And inspiration to many over the years. Glad to see you made it to SS, keep up the good work bro. Subscribed.

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      Ordered that SVENSK sticker today. Was wondering, how did you fit the tools onto the trunk hatch? Velcro straps or did you bolt the carriers into the actual hatch?

      Also, what kind of MPG you getting in that thing with the drag on top and all the added weight?

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      Quote Originally Posted by zmarshm1 View Post
      Ordered that SVENSK sticker today. Was wondering, how did you fit the tools onto the trunk hatch? Velcro straps or did you bolt the carriers into the actual hatch?

      Also, what kind of MPG you getting in that thing with the drag on top and all the added weight?
      Sick! And ya Velcro straps, but one screw through the center of the strap to hold it and just wrap it around the tool.

      Not the best mpg haha. Went to California and back a couple weeks ago, about 2k miles and got 17 average he whole trip


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      Got rained out of work today so I got this project goin! New Boss BVCP9685A head unit with a bueller rca to hdmi adapter and wireless backup camera

      Test fit



      Has no disc tray so it’s much shorter than the previous Kenwood one, more space for accessories



      Bueller adapter



      Comes with lots of accessories



      This is really what I wanted the HDMI adapter for





      A mess of things to fit in the back
      The hdmi adapter and the crux SWRVL-54 for steering wheel controls along with the all the wires



      No USB on the front of the head unit, but there is one from the back for apple play and whatnot, so I used an extension to have one on the front of the faceplate





      Everything tucked in nicely



      Nice and clean



      I really wanted a backup cam to see where the end of my spare sits so this is where I decided would be a good vantage point



      Good ol tape some bailing wire to the wire to pull it through haha



      Drilled a hole though the plate on the hinge to feed and tuck the wire for the camera







      Side view



      I had some videos of the tests but I guess I can’t post them directly from my phone

      But everything works great! Except the steering wheel controls, I need. New jumper cable from the Crux module to the stereo for proper controls, but other than that it’s great! Can plug any HDMI thing into it and view just fine


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      Just a screenshot from the video I took. Not a terrible shot, but could probably Be better. It works haha




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