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Old 01-11-2020, 06:59 PM   #1
qwkswede
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Default Qwkswede's Red 740 Wagon. Part Deux aka Superfridge

I haven't touched a project thread in quite a while, but I am still tinkering with old Volvos. What can I say, some habits die hard. It's about time I start to organize a little memory book for this new adopted Volvo.

This car came to me kindly in a time of need. I had just wrecked my hotrod but daily driven 244. There is a project thread on Turbobricks for that car. I really loved that little car. It wasn't a crazy race car, just a nice daily driver with some solid modifications. More info here:
https://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=301350

OLD CAR


I pulled the engine and trans and scrapped the shell. I couldn't find another 240 to build at the time. They have become scarce and expensive all of a sudden. It was a bit sad.

A friend saw me moping around Volvo-less and offered me a free 740 Turbo Wagon. It had been sitting in his yard for 10 years. Full of wasps, spiders, mice. It had some hail damage. It wasn't perfect, but a good solid platform for a hot rod daily driver maybe? It didn't run, but there was a decent engine that he grabbed at the junkyard long ago and never finished.

So I took it home and tried to make a plan. Do I get it running as a stock driver? Bolt on some fun stuff from the 240 parts pile? Here are some photos from day 1. I have a bit of catching up to do from the last year. Stay tuned.

NEW CAR - AUGUST 2018 PICS
superfridge_tow_aug2019.jpg

superfridge_rear_aug2019.jpg

superfridge_engine_aug2019.jpg

[B]NEW CAR - JULY 2019[B]
superfridge_July2019.jpg
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:10 PM   #2
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Boy oh boy, do I spot something sneaky in that last picture?
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:20 PM   #3
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Boy oh boy, do I spot something sneaky in that last picture?
yep yep. I'll get some more details added. I can only crop pictures and type so fast. But for now I'm going to enjoy this cold boost friendly weather and do a burnout in my Red Wagon.
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