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Volvo 940 GLE Caravan Project - Underway! 
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Did a tiny bit of work to it:

Peeled a bit of thin flakey bog out of the left sill and black zinced the exposed surface rust and a couple of other random bits.

Studied the rear end suspension and space required for a queen sized mattress. Then removed the lower torque arm saving a massive 1.7kg:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 2772410368

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Sun May 21, 2017 5:34 am
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Regarding building a non-differential rear axle for this thing:

  • 73.4-73.5 whatever standard is OD
  • 29.4-29.5 axle spline ID

If I can find a sealed or unsealed bearing like this that isn't
taper roller and doesn't require spacing to be proper for the
inner, I can just run two bearings and no spool at all. Idea
courtesy of em_knaps :-)

Not sure why I didn't think of that, but I didn't. :-p

Having had a look now, the exact size is only available in
taper roller bearings, not self-aligning ball bearings. The
standard ID is 30mm which would likely be OK with 0.5mm
clearance to the spline, but the nearest OD is 70mm. So
some sort of sleeves would be required to get to a suitable
bearing situation in terms of securing them in the housing
and running cleanly on the splined shaft ends.

Volvo diff bearing details tweet: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 8469828608

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Sat May 27, 2017 6:04 am
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Moved it again tonight, last date was 22nd May, and I guess the next date will be 29th May :-)

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Sun May 28, 2017 11:45 am
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And again tonight, prematurely:

https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 7746307072

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A few things are going on with this project:

1) This weekend I'll be in possession of another Volvo 7/9 diff, possibly open to be used as donor for the caravan so I can take the G80 from it and put it in the sedan

2) In a few months I want to move it to the land the wife and I bought and use it for holiday accommodation there :-)

So then, I'd like to at least get the rear suspension chopped and relocated, and the final axle into it, and the floor lowered and replaced and a queen size mattress in there :-)

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:15 am
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And again this coming Sunday or next Monday: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 1401860101

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And the diff is in strange condition, might have a usable R&P or not, but the free-spool will be good for this: https://twitter.com/FredCookeNZ/status/ ... 9178411008

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