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Old 05-08-2017, 05:45 PM   #126
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Been a while since I've updated the thread. Life and various things have been in the way.

But late last fall this arrived:







It's a 1973 145 Express! So that makes 2. This one has been sitting in a farmer's field in Maine for about 20 years. So sadly, I have 2 rusted out Express now! Hopefully one solid Express will emerge from these two. Check out the missing floor on this one!

This one was rescued from a barn fire in Vermont sometime in the 1990s. Apparently a Swede brought it over while he was studying at University in Burlington and he lived out of it. As you can see now, the only creatures living in it have been chipmunks and snakes.

Still, the roof on this one is miraculously in excellent condition overall with minimal rust. The tailgate is also there along with a handful of Express-specific parts that will aid in the restoration of the Rally car.

Other acquisitions for the project include a Competition Service air cleaner kit with solex carbs and the various associated parts.

I also recently expanded my network of associates capable of metal fabrication and body work.... So stay tuned!

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Old 05-08-2017, 06:38 PM   #127
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Definitely tuned in. Awesomeness!
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:30 AM   #128
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Two of them!? Awsome!

You know, these cars are quite rare, even in Sweden.

So, when will you start working on them for real?
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:00 PM   #129
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As soon as possible. Which isn't any time soon. Life is in the way right now. Hope to start picking away at it again this summer.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:58 AM   #130
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Excellent! another one! I can't wait to see you working on them! good luck
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:47 PM   #131
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Can't believe photobucket ruined my thread ... I'm not paying a $400 ransom, so pics will be gone for the foreseeable future. I will do my best to reconstruct over time.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:49 PM   #132
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You can download entire albums from PB, and then work on uploading them somewhere else.

And then fix all the links.

Oy vey.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:06 PM   #133
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Yeah, I'm downloading all the albums I want to keep and deleting the rest and closing my account there. Never to return. Good luck to them.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:22 PM   #134
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Can't believe photobucket ruined my thread ... I'm not paying a $400 ransom, so pics will be gone for the foreseeable future. I will do my best to reconstruct over time.
Just think, this is happening on every forum everywhere.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:03 PM   #135
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flickr works. Up to 1TB free. Use AdBlock Plus or whichever ad blocker you like to block Yahoo's/Verizon's ads. They do prefer that people provide a clickable image to the image page on their site, and don't condone using their site to sell stuff, but...

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Old 07-10-2017, 04:32 PM   #136
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Can't believe photobucket ruined my thread ... I'm not paying a $400 ransom, so pics will be gone for the foreseeable future. I will do my best to reconstruct over time.
Reconstruct the car not the thread!
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:44 PM   #137
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They do prefer that people provide a clickable image to the image page on their site, and don't condone using their site to sell stuff, but...
Imgur is the same in this regard so whichever may work best
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:39 PM   #138
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i've been following this thread since it was 1st posted, still hoping to see the car restored. in the mean time i just found this ad: http://www.collectorcarads.com/Volvo-145/59841

wonder if there was another car made

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Old 08-15-2017, 06:13 PM   #139
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http://www.collectorcarads.com/Volvo-145/59841

Thats my Express that I'm currently restoring. 83Glt's is the only Competition Service Express. I believe mine was a was a support vehicle for motorcycle rallying.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:24 PM   #140
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Bring back this car/thread!


[IMG]vh by princessoireland, on Flickr[/IMG]
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