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April 19th, 2009

TrogBlog is a log of my experiences converting a Volvo C306 civilian firetruck into a camper.    I purchased Trog in Feb 2008 and have been working to get it ready for use summer 2009.   Still lots of work to do.

  1. Mario scalese
    August 31st, 2009 at 23:00 | #1

    Hey
    Could you please tell me where to find the “Tunerlugs” that you show in april 2008. I am restoring a C303 firewall in Rome bought in sweden.
    Best regards
    Mario Scalese

  2. Paul Aguilar
    January 15th, 2010 at 15:30 | #2

    Thank you for putting together such a great blog. I have been looking at these volvos for a few years and the work you have documented here is inspirational. I am planning on buying a c303 this year.

  3. Lars Wiberg
    February 4th, 2010 at 06:08 | #3

    Great blog. Do you have the technical data on your car, I am looking at a c306 similar to yours, and can see that it is a little longer between the wheels compared to a c304 6×6, do you have 4 or 5 gear and what is the weight ????

  4. Lars Wiberg
    February 4th, 2010 at 06:13 | #4

    Is it posibel to send a foto or put it in to the comment

  5. wesc
    February 9th, 2010 at 09:59 | #5

    Hi Lars, I don’t think u can embed a photo in the comments, but if you send it to me at wesc@technosis.com I can post it if it’s appropriate…

  6. wesc
    February 9th, 2010 at 10:22 | #6

    Lars: It’s a 4 speed, with medium (7.1x ratio) axles. Not as fast as the 303 axles (5.99) and the C304 axles (7.5x i think). Weight is around 7000 lbs, though I haven’t weighed it on a scale. It is stretched about 1/2 meter vs the c304.

  7. wesc
    June 2nd, 2010 at 18:56 | #7

    Don’t think so. Send it to wesc at the domain technosis.com and I’ll post it.

  8. Claudio Duarte Pereira
    March 25th, 2011 at 19:11 | #8

    Greetings from Rio. I own a TGB-1111 which is possibly the only 303 in Brasil. It is a very low mileage unit and so far it has given me very little trouble, therefore I cannot contribute much to the cause. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your experience.Regards. Claudio.

  9. Arnold
    June 4th, 2011 at 00:12 | #9

    Has the project stopped? Or have you switched blog without telling? It is a very long time now without updates. (worried)

  10. wesc
    July 10th, 2011 at 07:27 | #10

    Trog has been put on hold for a bit — I’m entering a new post on it now.

  11. Olle Sweden
    June 8th, 2012 at 12:11 | #11

    Hi,there..fun to se and old fire truck from Sweden,the name Tollarp on the rear is from the city Tollarp in lower part of Sweden,and they build fire trucks,if you have any questions about your truck,il be glad to try to help you,regards olle

  12. wesc
    June 8th, 2012 at 20:21 | #12

    Thanks Ollie. As you can see I haven’t done too much on it recently. Would you happen to know any of the history of my vehicle, or anyone at Tollarp that would know? Apparently it was the first prototype 6WD fire truck conversion of a Volvo C306 that was done as it shows up on a Tollarp brochure for their firetrucks.

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