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Old 05-01-2012, 01:41 PM
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Default Volvo P 1800 S

Hello post since a long time here again.
My current project.
The restoration and conversion of my P1800.

Hallo, poste seit langer Zeit nochmal hier.
Mein Aktuelles Projekt.
Die restauration und umbau von meinem P1800.
Best regards

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:08 PM
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Hi Dirk!
Looks like a pretty solid car! Thanks for sharing your Project with us all!
Done! Take care! tt
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:52 PM
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Nice..!!! I always liked those cars. Keep the pix coming...

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1) The Amateur gets excited when things go right,
The Professional gets excited when things go wrong!

2) There comes a point when you realize that you aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.......
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:11 AM
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HI Dirk very nice work

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:23 AM
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Hi Dakota and welcome to the forum. I restored one of these Volvos over 30 years ago, from a complete rusty wreck. IIRC it was the first non-Austin I ever restored.
"Failure overtakes those who have the will to do, but lack the will to act"
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:50 AM
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Some nice features there.

Our local Volvo dealer has a restored one for sale now, asking for 60-70 000 euro

Edit: it is a P1900 for that money, my bad


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Old 05-02-2012, 04:55 AM
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Good to have you back Dirk. Keep us updated on your project.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:11 AM
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Welcome back Dirk

I also made some P1800 patch panels a couple of years ago

I love the trunk floor and the wheel well you built!
Any chance you could tell us a little more about how you did it?

This here looks like a combo Pullmax/beadroller What's the story about this piece of equipment?

Anders DK
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:50 PM
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Beautiful details Dirk

Thanks for posting
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:16 AM
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very nice project! love those inner fenders.

and x2 on the combo machine. what is it?!
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