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Old 02-06-2012, 09:30 PM   #126
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Woah is that areo kit still for sale?!
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #127
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Woah is that areo kit still for sale?!
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:02 AM   #128
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So do you vancouver guys ever have any meets? I'd like to meet some other local volvo owners... coming from the VW community this is quite a change...
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:08 AM   #129
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Kinda, a few buddies and I meet up every now and then. Check the Events sub-forum too.
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There are meets.

Every few years two or three people will get together and talk quietly about volvos. Afterwards they never speak of it again. No evidence is ever found.

That is the Vancouver way.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:14 AM   #131
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^lol

There's also the Cates Park meet put on by the Volvo Club of BC.

http://www.volvoclubofbc.com/

You guys are also welcome at any of the meets in WA or OR as well. Just depends on if you want to drive 2.5 hours to get to Seattle or not.

The Puget Sound VCOA site is here: http://www.psvcoa.org

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:28 AM   #132
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Every few years two or three people will get together and talk quietly about volvos. Afterwards they never speak of it again. No evidence is ever found.

That is the Vancouver way.
No, no, meets happen when people see another modded Volvo drive by them at intersections.

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Old 02-08-2012, 05:31 AM   #133
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Not you, it was the guy who's post has been deleted by Capt. Bondo. It was right above that post of mine you quoted. I know what Port Moody is and it is Metro Vancouver.
Oh good, that didn't make much sense to me. So Bondo's been
taking out the trash again. Now there's a local turbobricker I'd
like to meet.


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There are meets.

Every few years two or three people will get together and talk quietly about volvos. Afterwards they never speak of it again. No evidence is ever found.

That is the Vancouver way.
I've met Gabalmighty a few times, he briefly dated my
step-daughter a couple years ago. I enjoyed giving him
girlfriends-dad **** about how slammed his GLT was. Pretty cool
guy for a kid ;). Lives a few doors down from the little girl's
school. Maybe he'll get his 242 turbo running soon.

I've met lordhelmet, bought parts from him twice via Craigslist.
Very nice, and good to deal with, I'd love to see his wagon...

I met ermit71 when he came by to pick up an extra leather shift
boot. Cool guy, showed me his very nice wagon, with fresh T5
installed, and was nice enough to compliment my wagon. Mark is
his neighbour, another bricker with a (V8) wagon I'd love to
check out (I might have seen frigidaire once, but I'm not sure).

I've also spotted B-rod, saw him pulling out of the Canadian
Tire the other day in his (also very nice) wagon. He was totally
rubbernecking my silver 242. I saw his 240 in his driveway the
other day, he is about the same distance from me as I am from
Gab. He and Gab are about the same distance from each other.
It's a tri-cities Volvo triangle.

There should be more lower mainland meets. I'm kinda toying with
the idea of dragging the barbeque out to the front street and
hosting one this summer...


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There's also the Cates Park meet put on by the Volvo Club of BC.

http://www.volvoclubofbc.com/

You guys are also welcome at any of the meets in WA or OR as well. Just depends on if you want to drive 2.5 hours to get to Seattle or not.

The Puget Sound VCOA site is here: http://www.psvcoa.org

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I've missed that two years running, unfortunately. Last year it
was at the end of a heck of a week, and I couldn't muster the
will to get out there, even though I had intended to bring all
three 240s. This year I'll make my best effort to make it.

I'm sure I saw some local vintage stuff returning from it that
afternoon. (Some good vintage Volvo iron around here.)

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No, no, meets happen when people see another modded Volvo drive by them at intersections.

Heh. For sure. As far as Canada goes, we are particularly blessed with an
abundance of RWD Volvos here.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:47 AM   #134
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Oh, and I snapped this in late September in Strathcona:



All blacked out, and done fairly well.

Was on Craigslist that year, did want... Wonder who's driving it now.
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Oh, and I snapped this in late September in Strathcona:



All blacked out, and done fairly well.

Was on Craigslist that year, did want... Wonder who's driving it now.
Ha, I see him at one of the sites for work fairly regularly. Younger Caucasian fellow drives it. Modded exhaust also.

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Met Capt. Bondo once at Mark's (as in username "Mark) along with amargill19?, adrianpike, NotSoFresh and my buddy project242.

Met the infamous GrandmaSideways a while back, also with GabAlmighty once. Met Double02 double times (). skylinegtr and B-Rod more often. ZoomSpeed at Cates Park this year (my first).

Yeah, we need more meets. I think a bunch of us are meeting on Saturday at an IKEA. Or I'm just having coffee with my friends and distributing those 8V Turbo shirts.

...and I'm supposed to be doing an assignment, but I'm bored.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:39 AM   #136
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Ha, I see him at one of the sites for work fairly regularly. Younger Caucasian fellow drives it. Modded exhaust also.

Met Capt. Bondo once at Mark's (as in username "Mark) along with amargill19?, adrianpike, NotSoFresh and my buddy project242.

Met the infamous GrandmaSideways a while back, also with GabAlmighty once. Met Double02 double times (). skylinegtr and B-Rod more often. ZoomSpeed at Cates Park this year (my first).

Yeah, we need more meets. I think a bunch of us are meeting on Saturday at an IKEA. Or I'm just having coffee with my friends and distributing those 8V Turbo shirts.

...and I'm supposed to be doing an assignment, but I'm bored.

This is a really great shot:


Why does he ziptie the license plate to the bumper/air dam,
instead of using the pretapped holes in the commando bumper? Is
it 'because turbobricks'? If so, it must be a lurker.

Which Ikea? What time? It's not a good day for me, but a Volvo
parade to Richmond or Coquitlam could be in the cards, just maybe.

Any more t-shirts? I seem to have missed that thread.

And, screw assignments, I'm supposed to be asleep.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:57 AM   #137
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Oh, and as for grandmaSideways, I resisted his stuff on
craigslist. I wound up with a set of his wheels anyway.
They came with a parts 940 I bought from a third party that had
bought the wheels from Brett.

Small world.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #138
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We get Calgary guys driving to IPD every year, or other year- no excuses for peeps in the lower mainland not to make it to some NW meets!
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Why ziptie? Because Turbobricks.

Why no meet? Because Vancouver.

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I've tried to get Volvo guys out to some meets on Thursday nights. A local BMW forum has their meets that night and I can't manage two meets a week, so I figured party-crashing Volvos would be the next best thing. The success rate has been pretty low, aside from Kardboard.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:48 AM   #141
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Well if im not busy on saturday i might be down to meet at ikea...cant go wrong with 50 cent hot dogs (or wait, are they 75 cents now?) tomorrow night might be better though, where do all the beemers meet?
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:31 AM   #142
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I've also spotted B-rod, saw him pulling out of the Canadian
Tire the other day in his (also very nice) wagon. He was totally
rubbernecking my silver 242. I saw his 240 in his driveway the
other day, he is about the same distance from me as I am from
Gab. He and Gab are about the same distance from each other.
It's a tri-cities Volvo triangle.

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Lol serious? Where/when was this? It's not ringing any bells. I DID see a nice silver 242 in Yaletown on Monday night though. You?

I'm down for more meets this year too, no more school (whoop!) so weekends are free and clear. I'm also going to try to make IPD this year, others should as well
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Well if im not busy on saturday i might be down to meet at ikea...cant go wrong with 50 cent hot dogs (or wait, are they 75 cents now?) tomorrow night might be better though, where do all the beemers meet?
It moves around. Over the winter it has been at Oakridge most often. Through the summer it is most often at Ironwood in Richmond. Tonight it's going to be Southpoint in White Rock. People show between 8-9, usually closer to 9.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #144
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If people are serious about getting together I can open up my shop to people. 2500 sqft and set up to do most things, including upholstery, fiberglass, welding, wrenching...whatever. I could even lend use of my hoist if someone has a job that's just too hard to do in the dirt.

I could even bring a BBQ.
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If people are serious about getting together I can open up my shop to people. 2500 sqft and set up to do most things, including upholstery, fiberglass, welding, wrenching...whatever. I could even lend use of my hoist if someone has a job that's just too hard to do in the dirt.

I could even bring a BBQ.
Sir, we may have to talk. PM you when I get home.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:02 AM   #146
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Lol serious? Where/when was this? It's not ringing any bells. I DID see a nice silver 242 in Yaletown on Monday night though. You?

I'm down for more meets this year too, no more school (whoop!) so weekends are free and clear. I'm also going to try to make IPD this year, others should as well
No, not in Yaletown on Monday. Car is out of town ATM.

This was at least six weeks ago (probably a little more), as the
242 has been in Thunder Bay that long, and I was definintely in
the 242 when I spotted you pulling out of the Canadian Tire on
Marmont. I saw you looking.

My daily is a green '79 245. Quad rounds, Pretty distinctive.

Dina and I were taking a bunch of crap to the transfer station in
the two wagons last fall (got to love showing up at the transfer
station in matching 245s) and passed the guy that has the nice
red 122 coupe. I've seen that car a few times, but this was the
first time I've seen it driving. That guy was rubbernecking the
'75 and '79 245s harsh. I'd love to catch him with his 122. Gotta
get to Cates.

I saw your 240 languishing in the driveway on Schoolhouse today
on my way to Barry Hamel.

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If people are serious about getting together I can open up my shop to people. 2500 sqft and set up to do most things, including upholstery, fiberglass, welding, wrenching...whatever. I could even lend use of my hoist if someone has a job that's just too hard to do in the dirt.

I could even bring a BBQ.
I'm in for this. Have propane. Cow supply is wearing thin, but
could bring some beef.

I need a little lead time, however.

I can host a barbeque sometime in the summer, provided we set a
date soon. I'm all for the 2500 sqft shop though.
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I've tried to get Volvo guys out to some meets on Thursday nights. A local BMW forum has their meets that night and I can't manage two meets a week, so I figured party-crashing Volvos would be the next best thing. The success rate has been pretty low, aside from Kardboard.
The BMW folks put on skills days and do autocross from time to
time. It's out at the Pitt Meadows airport.

Dina and I went out to their "Winter skills driving course" this
fall. She took her 242 GLT and I took her camera.

For ~$200, she learned a whole lot and had a real good time. I
was a little jealous, but I learned to winter drive in a scrapyard
setting, and did not have a trip to Northern Ontario in the cards
for this winter.

Weeks later, she was driving on the #1 from Revelstoke to Golden,
just after the highway was re-opened, in appalling weather, and
her $200 suddenly paid for itself (not to mention the snows...).

I think the course has paid for itself once or twice more, in Northern
Ontario in the winter. Good snow tires help also. Hakkeppeliitas
FTW. (G80 also).

In fact, I have a feeling that the car survived based on that
course. Totally worth it.

I'd love to take the wagon out for some of the "Dancing with
cones" events coming up. I feel I should finish bracing up the
front end of the 245 first, on the other hand, I'm not sure that
it matters all that much (gotta do it regardless).

Need to brace up the 240s to justify the new welder anyway...
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Whoa, sounds like a story to be heard!

Also, meet!

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A bunch of us are meeting up tomorrow. Nothing much special, just hanging out. Feel free to swing by.

Place: Richmond IKEA, Metro (Canadian) Vancouver
Time: Around 2 to 4pm
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I'm going to try to make it to that meet tomorrow! Who else is in?
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At least four of us. Me, B-Rod, a friend who's not on TB and maybe project242. Less maybe is skylinegtr.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=252413

EDIT: People met up, and stuff. http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?p=4051647

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