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It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:59:10 pm »
I haven't been on here much since I sold my grotty old 88" a couple of years ago, but I have since replaced it with a project which some of you might like!

I spoke to some of you at t'pit this year, hopefully it'll be welcome as a leafer at t'pit in about 2025 when it's solid and I've found enough unobtainium to get it back in one piece.

Built in 1979 I believe, it was a builders' bus in Baghdad for a few years before coming to the UK. It was presumably used for a few years before being parked in the garden of a hoarder in the New Forest for 25 years. After a year of trying to get in touch with the owner, it appeared on ebay for sale by a dodgy scrap dealer. I got it for less than I'd have given the owner's widow for it, but I'm sure much much more than he paid...

I don't yet know why it was parked up, but the 4 plugs were removed, so the engine is well seized. The bolted joint in the roof rotted out and so the interior was full of organic matter, spider nests, the lot. Manuals are all in Swedish, lots of parts seem unique to these models, so I suspect it may end up with a few series components by the time I'm done.

Photos are here - I'll add them as I go but there won't be much happening this winter!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p2arvnt9jq0w1cg/AABxjO86zW0A-lM3_CDmJQF9a?dl=0

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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 08:32:55 pm »
That's going to keep you out of trouble for a wee while, or get you into trouble.
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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 09:42:59 pm »
wow, nice!

for PDF translation you could use the Google Translate app on your phone - take a picture of the swedish text and the app will put the english right on top of the gobbledeygook, or do it more accurately if you take a picture.

E.g:
Screenshot_20181103-213239.png by Tom Griffiths, on Flickr


becomes

Screenshot_20181103-213258.png by Tom Griffiths, on Flickr



This may help, it may not!  wdesmle


I've had a play with OCR software to convert the entire PDF to english but the scan isn't the best quality so the text gets quite jumbled up.


 

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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 08:05:49 am »
Love it. Keep the updates coming

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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 11:40:02 am »
Thanks all!

Tom, I've been using the google translate feature to fairly good effect, it's never going to be perfect but I think it'll do well enough, if I get really stuck I have a couple of Swedish friends I can ask, but for technical words they may not be able to help.


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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 07:09:11 pm »
Lovely bit of kit. Good luck with it.
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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 06:59:18 pm »
Nice !

That will keep you busy for a while...

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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2018, 06:21:53 pm »
Looks good. I like them.

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Re: It's not a Landy but it is a Leafer - Volvo C202
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 09:13:17 pm »
 What a great project. Don't think I've ever seen one of those before.