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      ScottishBrick's 1999 Pewter V70 T5 Super Sleeper Wagon

      And now, for something completely different......

      3/17/16 I bought a 1999 V70 T5 Auto wagon in Silver Sand Metallic (Pewter) on charcoal with 213k off craigslist. In Vermont. Sight unseen.

      FOR $300! I had been chasing potential daily driver wagons all over new england at 5-10x that price that were utter garbage. Zero expectations for this to be any different, however its a 3 owner car that was serviced at volvo its entire life so theres hope for it yet.

      It has an xemodex etm, new alternator, factory wing, aluminum R trim, interior is passable, everything works. Its not awd so tires/angle gear/driveshaft wont be a headache. Its a T5 with ME7 so i'm happy with the availability of parts, its get up and go and the ability to use VIDA to troubleshoot.

      At the very least its going to need front struts, inner/outer tie rod, right front wheel bearing and front brake work.

      Plan is to go bring it home once I have the title, temp registration and insurance. Parking lot brake job first of course.

      Hounddogger, R_Model and Swedishbriquette all have volunteered to help get her home. Hopefully it doesnt take 4 volvo enthusiasts to make it the 4 hours home to CT, but, why not be prepared and make an adventure of it?















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      Good deal man! Looks-wise nearly identical to mine. Hope it is in as good of shape as those pictures seem to make it. Glad to have you sticking around these parts.
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      Yea I hope it's as rust free and liveable interior wise. Drive it, fix it. Or, drive it, kill it, resurrect it as a 130k manual car. Or drive it, kill it, part it.


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      Scottish is this the car youve been searching for all this time? Your unicorn?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hoenig View Post
      Scottish is this the car youve been searching for all this time? Your unicorn?
      Nope not even close. It's about 50% not my unicorn. I'd like a white/black awd manual high pressure turbo wagon.

      Pewter/auto/fwd misses the mark but black interior, high pressure turbo and wagon meet it.

      It's a good get back in the game platform


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      Vermont can be a gamble for the whole rust thing right?
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      Quote Originally Posted by SonicBlueR View Post
      Vermont can be a gamble for the whole rust thing right?
      Which is why I would usually not consider a Vermont car. This one lives in PA for most of its life apparently, just spent the last 3 years in Vermont. Willing to risk it. Ultimate worst case scenario is it gets parted out. I'd live with moderate rust happily since this will never be a show car or even worth making mint. It's exactly the prefect rat rod sleeper. Make it invisible but fast. For the lols


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      That's the whole philosophy of tuning a Volvo lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by SonicBlueR View Post
      That's the whole philosophy of tuning a Volvo lol
      Yea but a pewter wagon? My black s70 was subtly flashy, like your laser vR and like any well maintained and kept spit spot example of a fast Volvo.

      Aim is to leave it stock, no eggcrate, no wing, no perfos, no t5 badge. Maybe lower it a hair since i have h&r springs. Just leave it looking invisible, boring and plain


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      Laser and Sonic blue? Flashy? nahhhhhhhhhh

      I'm totally used to the colors obviously, and I forget that my cars are both obnoxiously bright blue and I get looks in parking lots and stuff lol. And that reminds me lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Nope not even close. It's about 50% not my unicorn. I'd like a white/black awd manual high pressure turbo wagon.

      Pewter/auto/fwd misses the mark but black interior, high pressure turbo and wagon meet it.

      It's a good get back in the game platform


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      well welcome back sir.
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      So just a regular sleeper wagon. You aren't going to make any exterior modifications. A "rat rod" would be something else entirely.
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      Oh is pretty ratty. Seats, dents, aluminum oxidation on the tailgate unless it's steel then there's rust under the paint.

      For a real rat rod this would be a riot:



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      I think the rear hatch is steel. Mine has a rust spot as well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Seaway View Post
      I think the rear hatch is steel. Mine has a rust spot as well.
      Ah. 940/740 have a random spattering of steel and aluminum gates. Also my S70 had an aluminum deck lid because a magnetic St Andrews Cross wouldnt stick
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      Yeah the tailgate is steel, mine is rusty under where that seal is. That seal is ****ty and keeps water and salt and shiit in there and then rusts.
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      It's about time you buy your second Volvo Nice find ScottishBrick, she looks good. I'm looking forward to seeing your new Volvo in person.
      Oh..just one question, may I help detail your wagon?!

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      I think detailing it might be lipstick on a pig....but worth a shot, see how nice it can get


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      NICE find!! Come take the carcass of my donor R and make a Frankenstein volvo!!
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      Quote Originally Posted by fish2live View Post
      NICE find!! Come take the carcass of my donor R and make a Frankenstein volvo!!
      I thought you were going to make a rally car out of it, bash it around in the woods until it died or got wrapped around a tree?


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      Great find and I'm looking forward to following your adventure. Sometimes it takes a village! Enjoy!
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      I think detailing it might be lipstick on a pig....but worth a shot, see how nice it can get


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      haha funny to think about....well, I think a clean interior would be a great thing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fish2live View Post
      NICE find!! Come take the carcass of my donor R and make a Frankenstein volvo!!


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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Plan is to go bring it home once I have the title
      VT doesn't title cars over 15 years old.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      VT doesn't title cars over 15 years old.
      Owner has a title. It's only been in Vermont 3 years, came from PA before that. Car fax is seriously 15 pages long of work done at Volvo


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      Nice to see you're back in the game. I expect great things from this wagon!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Keepthe5alive View Post
      Nice to see you're back in the game. I expect great things from this wagon!
      Oh don't get too excited yet. Time will tell


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      Quote Originally Posted by jaketheear View Post
      Of course jaketheear

      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      I thought you were going to make a rally car out of it, bash it around in the woods until it died or got wrapped around a tree?


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      Kinda - giving it to my brother in law, but he said I can have any part I want. His plan is to rally it a bit - need to get the sweet R bumper and Meteors off it before he goes nuts....
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      Great to see you back, though I'm positive you never left lol. I was a real fan of Eleanor, an inspiration for my 98 C70 T5M coupe. Best of luck, I live in Saratoga NY if you need anything on the way home
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      Good find. Can't lose at that price. Looking forward to what a compression test will show.
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      Quote Originally Posted by washdup View Post
      Good find. Can't lose at that price. Looking forward to what a compression test will show.
      I'm also curious to see how healthy the engine is. I think I'll wait to check that after I get it home though...


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      Finally, time delete the "volvoless " Mr! Looks sharp man!


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      Don't even bother compression testing it... Ignorance is bliss
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hounddogger View Post
      Don't even bother compression testing it... Ignorance is bliss
      Its not like i dont have a perfect donor motor for it...
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      Owner sent me a heads up the title should be delivered today. Can't wait to get temp registration and go get her from the not so frozen north.



      25,330 miles to go till its driven the distance to the moon




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