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Old 12-05-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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Needed a new workhorse after i sold the 740 awhile ago. I looked for a 40+ years car on LPG so i could drive around picking up parts. The DD S90 is great, but the beige interior is not so great when you have worked in your garage all day and want to drive home covered in grease.

Found a perfect example of - i dont give a sh*t- 145 (1971) with many nice bodypanel colors and a perfect stable running B18 from a amazon. Just what i was looking for in the perfect price range. Needs some work to pass inspection so whenever i feel like it i will do a some work on it. No real deadline set on this to be done but still a funny project. Bought i a few months ago actually but did not yet bother to post information up about it

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Old 12-05-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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I almost forgot i already fixed on of the things needed to be repaired for inspection, faded headlight replaced




The other things on the list where a stuck ebrake line and some welding
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:15 AM   #3
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What distance is your work commute? It does look like you could do the shopping with that as well. I wish there were more of those available here, my first Volvo was a '73 145.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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What distance is your work commute? It does look like you could do the shopping with that as well. I wish there were more of those available here, my first Volvo was a '73 145.
I drive around 752 KM per month with my current job. If i where to drive daily with a 145 i'd bought a nicer looking model though. Its nice to have a car that you can just use and not care too much about.

I bought the daily S90 when i drove around 1000KM per week for my job as a consultant and needed a representative car. Come to think about it with my new job it doesnt even matter in what i turn up in


But i got used to having a nice DD car i dont think i want to go back to my student times where i would DD a old beaten 140 series because they where so cheap to drive and insure.

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Old 12-05-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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Nice, a yellow 145 is one of my favorite volvo. They're pretty rare to find here and usually

overpriced.

If you want to sell it in the future PM me
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:47 AM   #6
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I am always amazed by the number of cool cars you have
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:58 AM   #7
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Nice, a yellow 145 is one of my favorite volvo. They're pretty rare to find here and usually

overpriced.

If you want to sell it in the future PM me
The same goes for the good looking 145's here, even more with the taxfree rules being tied up to 40 years. This one however has had some serious welding action by the prev owner but all done good so its a solid car. I'm still not sure how far i will take the restoration my initial plan is do as little as possible but i usually end up doing more

I will keep you in mind if i plan to sell it off

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I did sell off a whole bunch of them the last year. At one point i had 12 cars. The current amount is usually accurate in my signature. The meter is at six cars at the moment and that's a little too much compaired to the amount of free time i have.

I have the least use for the Amazon so i think i will restore that to a good condition so it should fetch some money and then see how its like to live with five car
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:55 PM   #8
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Dear Lord it's ugly.

Carry on
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:22 PM   #9
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Dear Lord it's ugly.
That's what she said..

What if i told you that is looks better in the photos then it does in real life
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:30 PM   #10
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Dat headlight
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Old 12-05-2014, 04:32 PM   #11
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Dat headlight
The old one? Yeah i wonder why the inspection officer did not like it.. the glass is perfect

I almost went ahead and bought a set with angel eyes for the derp effect.. but then i though... dont spend on crap again when you have piles of parts
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #12
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lol yeah, must have been fantastic to drive at night
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:08 PM   #13
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That's what she said..

What if i told you that is looks better in the photos then it does in real life
I meant it as a compliment
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:26 AM   #14
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I meant it as a compliment
Haha non taken i know what i got here ;)
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Old 12-06-2014, 05:39 PM   #15
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I have his brother :P. Although mine has actually a nice interior.

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Old 01-14-2015, 04:41 AM   #16
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Yeah those could be related for sure!
Did a few thing not worth posting up on the car the last weeks, just when the weather is nice and me and my dad feel like it (its parked at my parents house)

We did pull the window in the back because some serious rust there, my dad is getting pretty good with the welder he made the steel plates and welded it shut in no time. It was not done in the picture yet but i did feel like putting it up here.


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Old 11-21-2015, 03:17 PM   #17
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welding and paint is done, windows back in!.
Also ran out of LPG so had to look into why the car would not run on petrol. Made 2 stormbergs into one and got her running on petrol now too! (no picture of carb back)



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Old 11-21-2015, 05:25 PM   #18
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I'm diggin it keep up the good work! :D
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Old 11-21-2015, 05:35 PM   #19
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In a NA market, that would be a '71-'72 given the fresh air vent, arm rests and single pane rear cargo area glass.

Regardless, it's a keeper.
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Beware, you are going to fall in love with it, I can smell it
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:11 PM   #21
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Frakenvol! Looks like it will be a great "work horse"!
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:36 PM   #22
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Nice 145, keep up the good work.
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I'm diggin it keep up the good work! :D
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In a NA market, that would be a '71-'72 given the fresh air vent, arm rests and single pane rear cargo area glass.

Regardless, it's a keeper.
I checked the plate again and yes its a 71. I updated the main post

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Yeah i think so too!

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Nice 145, keep up the good work.
Thanks! we did continued with the good work, And with we i talk about my dad. He did a ton more of welding on the car. Its Always more than you first think.

Took the car for its trip to the LPG station for a fill-up but ran into a few issues.

1. Car felt underpowered, I quickly related this too hot wheels (brakes are stuck from standing too long.. whupps) so they will need some looking after.

2. The temperature gauge went into red pretty quick. I found that strange as the engine and radiator did not heat up like most B18 engines do, and yes there is enough fluid in the system.

Drove to MOT/APK regardless to have it checked. I already knew it would fail on the brakes. But I have a good relationship with the garage and they always pre check my cars and give me a list of stuff to fix and let me pay once.




Pretty happy with the result no issues regarding body rust, just the brakes and some play on the steering rack (Bushing mounted to the body near the exhaust)

Drove her directly too my house (she was at my parents) so I can fix the last few bits at home.



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Old 01-24-2016, 04:44 PM   #24
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Spend half the day getting the brakes to be " worked in" but they where too stuck. We had to took them off the car and hauling them over now



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I see you have the saem idea as me with a 145 parts beater
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