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Old 06-02-2020, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Found 2 Gems at the junkyard today

Normally I don't go to the junkyard when the inventory only indicates a couple of 700s as far as Volvos to pick from. Today I was looking for a replacement door for my Tahoe. Being a Volvo addict, I couldn't possibly ignore the 700s after making the trip over. I'm glad I did, as I walked by this '90 745ti I looked down and immediately thought...no, can't be...Geminis!!! A little bummed it didn't have the other 2 (I searched the entire yard to be sure) or any caps but still a huge score in my book.







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Old 06-02-2020, 07:17 PM   #2
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Also has 1 year only eggcrate grill.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:40 PM   #3
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Nice score. I can imagine the "urgency" you had looking for the other two, haha. Now all you have to do is source two more, and centercaps... only $1k more to spend and you'll have a complete set.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:41 PM   #4
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:52 PM   #5
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Also has 1 year only eggcrate grill.
Should I go back and snag it at $20?

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Nice score. I can imagine the "urgency" you had looking for the other two, haha. Now all you have to do is source two more, and centercaps... only $1k more to spend and you'll have a complete set.
You are exactly right. After dismounting the 2 and protecting them like a mother bear would her cubs, I checked every crevice for the other 2! The cap wrench was there but broken, so left it. I won’t keep these, I just couldn’t leave them after seeing them, I’ve never seen a Gemini in Spokane.

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Old 06-02-2020, 10:53 PM   #6
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I should mention, I paid $33.xx for them and the tires are decent rollers.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:55 PM   #7
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Eggcrate looks pretty good stuffed in a late 240 grille surround. Awesome snag, Ive been dreaming of finding a set recently
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:06 PM   #8
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No one wants that eggcrate grille unless you plan on using it, don't bother.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:15 PM   #9
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Eggcrate looks pretty good stuffed in a late 240 grille surround.
How does this work? I imagine some modification is required?
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:18 PM   #10
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No one wants that eggcrate grille unless you plan on using it, don't bother.
I basically said "rare". I didn't say "in demand"
But if I saw it for $20 I would have probably grabbed it because eventually someone is gonna be happy to use it.
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How does this work? I imagine some modification is required?
You need the eggcrate from an 84-89 - 740/760. It's a lot of work when you can just buy a grille for $150-175 already eggcrated.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:21 PM   #12
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I basically said "rare". I didn't say "in demand"
But if I saw it for $20 I would have probably grabbed it because eventually someone is gonna be happy to use it.
I got a bunch of them. I just have them hanging in my shop.
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They are ripening then.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:38 PM   #14
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I got a bunch of them. I just have them hanging in my shop.
If you have a bunch why not say "they are easy to modify please buy mine"

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How does this work? I imagine some modification is required?

They arnt that hard, although don't use a dremil on this much plastic in your bedroom

Just take off the pin clips and remove the surrounding of both, cut the bars in the 240 grille and attach the eggcrate portion using your preferred TB approved method, then put the 240 surround around it and contemplate painting it black

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Old 06-02-2020, 11:50 PM   #15
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After dismounting the 2, I checked every crevice for the other 2! The cap wrench was there but broken, so left it.

I won’t keep these, I just couldn’t leave them after seeing them, I’ve never seen a Gemini in Spokane.
So are you keeping the 2 you found or are you going to sell them?

You may also want to ask at the front desk or back in the processing area if the other 2 are laying around somewhere. Sometimes, if the tires are *really* good, they'll pull the wheels, strip the tires to re-sell and junk the rims.
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:54 AM   #16
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If you have a bunch why not say "they are easy to modify please buy mine
Nah. People can't be bothered. Why have a ghetto grille when there is one that is available to buy. Hell, I got an original eggcrate one for $100 shipped on Ebay. The emblem/sash was crap but that's easy to swap out.
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So are you keeping the 2 you found or are you going to sell them?

You may also want to ask at the front desk or back in the processing area if the other 2 are laying around somewhere. Sometimes, if the tires are *really* good, they'll pull the wheels, strip the tires to re-sell and junk the rims.
If they're not there, someone got them or they were pulled before being set in yard.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:25 AM   #18
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Nah. People can't be bothered. Why have a ghetto grille when there is one that is available to buy. Hell, I got an original eggcrate one for $100 shipped on Ebay. The emblem/sash was crap but that's easy to swap out.
Yeah I prefer going the stock route, just personal preference as you.

At the moment there are a 2 in ebay I think, one going for ~$150 the other $200.
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Old 06-03-2020, 09:42 AM   #19
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Angus from down under sells them in the $150 range. Here is link to post. Legit seller. http://turbobricks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314944
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