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    1966 AMAZON ESTATE RESTO/SEVERE MOD 800 bhp !

    First post on this forum so hello to everyone.

    I own a 1966 volvo amazon estate,

    My intention from day one was to find one in a poor state so i could modify it.

    I come in peace, and dont wish to offend any purists, as my project is a little extreme.

    Im using 1998 BMW 323i floorpan, M3 evo running gear, and a volvo 960 6 cylinder motor, turbo d and running 800 bhp

    Will put some pics up if anyone s interested ?

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    Sounds like a monster, share away!

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    My investment: - 96' 850R estate manual

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    Some more...






    BMW ill use, 1998 323i





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    1998 BMW 323i now we ve down sized it



    Front


    rear




    Volvo strip down






    A posts were blasted and part repaired for floor removal,








    BMW trimmed a wee bit more




    Front end is not required so off it comes !




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    1x final pic as an amazon...


    Point of no return now !!!!





    Front end 20ft away


    We were in the mood so we cut all the floor out


    Volvo now like a radio control car, its on timbers raised on a 2 post ramp.






    Sill and arch removed as bmw rear arm is in our way, ill explain later on...


    Wheelbase is a bit more on the bmw so we undid the factory spot welds and seperated it,

    Back 1/2 of floor is sat summat like


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    We braced it loads as it was like a wet paper bag








    We ll sort it later.


    Raised up, we prayed it wouldn t snap in two, and it didnt


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    Rear end..
















    Sill clamped on for a look




    Look at difference, filler was all over


    First job is make some inner sills ready for rest of bmw





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    BMW about to lose its inner sills











    Ready !!!!


    Folded for floor to sit on, ill weld to inner sills




    In it rolls


    Amazon lowered down




    Nearly

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    Nice !




    Perfect


    Bonnet back on to mafe front end and line it all up










    A posts were knackered, not now !

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    Lovely tunnel










    Suspension cut, we wanted to make sure in its lowest point all would be ok ?



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    More braces









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    Lined up nice










    Panel for inner wing.






    Work it





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    Before


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    Some pics in july 18, just arrived



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    Very interesting project. Keep us up to date please.

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    Brilliant!

    What an awesome project. That floorpan an front end looked like it needed a lot work anyway.
    1996 Olive Green 850 AWD - Forged rods, VXR injectors, 19T, Ostrich 2.0, Arduino data display, Active exhaust control. Follow the project here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    Brilliant!

    What an awesome project. That floorpan an front end looked like it needed a lot work anyway.
    It was all knackered, seams were all swelled, it just dropped to bits in your palm

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    More for ya...





    Drilled ready.











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