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    Let the fun (spending!) begin!!

    Never actually done a project thread before on any of the cars, so this will be a first!

    As far as I know, this is the only White 855R Manual that Volvo sold in the UK, so when Cherry put it up for sale, I had to have it!!

    She's rough round the edges, but a nice project to get my teeth stuck into (not that I do much of the work!).

    Mechanically it all seem pretty well up together, goes as it should, no nasty knocks or bangs. It just need a new throttle cable (possibly the stiffest accelerator pedal I've ever felt!), a thermostat and handbrake shoes. They'll be the first little jobs just to make it easier to live with daily.

    Cosmetics need work! Interior is pretty decent, apart from the drivers seat, which could do with being replaced ideally (anyone got a black 850R seat for sale?!!). The rest is all in good nick. Exterior wise; The paintwork is incredibly flat. A weekend of detailing would probably bring most of it back to it's former glory. But there's rust coming through on the tailgate and rear drivers side door. The lacquer has gone on the bonnet, so that need a respray, as do both the bumpers. I may just end up respraying the whole thing.

    As much as I like Tritons, the wheels have to go, and i've already got a set of Volans lined up.

    Mod wise, it's got a few already - Rica 304, OBX catback, Walbro Fuel pump, blue injectors, carbon airfilter box thingy, Electronic boost controller. It drives as it should, pulls well & brakes well. But once I've made my mind up which way to go, i'd imagine most of those bits will be gone.

    Crap pics, sorry. It was getting dark when I took them earlier:





    Not sure where to go first - Mechanics or cosmetics? Technically it runs good, so the mechanics could wait until it's looking right. Although, doing the mechanics first would mean my main man Tim, wouldn't have to be too careful when working on it.

    On where to go with the mods/tuning; at first I was going to just restore it to a mint original example, but I don't think i'll be able to help myself, so the chances are it'll end up with some hefty mods but we'll see.

    I've got to say, it feels good to be back in a P1. As fantastic as the S60R is, all you P2 guys have no idea what you're missing!! Let the fun begin!
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    lucky boy i am jealous, be good to see what you do with it mate,

    looks like the negative of gavins now

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    Still more fettling needed,
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    Looking forward to seeing the progress Chris. BTW it's not a P1, that would be a V70 Classic, and we've got P1 and P2 cars.

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    850's and x70's are all p1's to me, always have been. Same platform.
    Factory White 855R : 2.5 Bottom End : Ported & Flowed Cylinder Head : TD04 19T Turbo
    VXR Injectors : ME7 Manifold : TWR Throttle Body : Blackbeast IC : AEM Progressive WI : Ferrita 3" Downpipe
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    This looked good yesterday mate, will be looking forward to seeing the project progress.


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    Quote Originally Posted by V70 Graham View Post
    This looked good yesterday mate, will be looking forward to seeing the project progress.
    You're being kind! Thanks. It was like being really underdressed yesterday. It's not normal for me to turn up in the ropiest car!
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    Very nice indeed, this should be an interesting project thread, looking forward to next updates.

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    I like it, smashing project.
    Look forward to see where you take it Chris.
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    always liked this car, it's good to see it's in good hands.
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    Couldnt have gone to a better home, cant wait to see it progress

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    Bastward lol I would of so had this before you if I had the cash spare caught me at a bad time, couldn't of gone to a better home though and I will follow this thread but it's going to hurt me lol

    Might have a mate interested in your hairdresser car if you need a bag of sand towards your project


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    Ah great back in a ph1 Chris look forward to updates on this! Love this one too white is smashing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamest5r View Post
    Bastward lol I would of so had this before you if I had the cash spare caught me at a bad time, couldn't of gone to a better home though and I will follow this thread but it's going to hurt me lol

    Might have a mate interested in your hairdresser car if you need a bag of sand towards your project
    "a mate" eh? You don't have to be ashamed to admit that you want it! It's gotta go now, I'd take a grand for it as it sits.
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    Fantastic to see this has gone to such a good home, I genuinely can't wait to see the end result as despite what route you end up going with it I'm sure it will be a brilliant job. One thing you must do, which isn't on your list, take that damn TDi badge off the back and fit the badge it deserves, as the only white estate it has to be badged as an R


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndysR View Post
    Fantastic to see this has gone to such a good home, I genuinely can't wait to see the end result as despite what route you end up going with it I'm sure it will be a brilliant job. One thing you must do, which isn't on your list, take that damn TDi badge off the back and fit the badge it deserves, as the only white estate it has to be badged as an R
    The R badge did come with the car! But can't be bothered until the tailgate gets replaced. But that won't be too long with a bit of luck. I'll stick up a load of wanted threads across all the forums shortly!

    Thanks for the vote of confidence guys. I doubt it will ever be as nice as Frankies, but i'll try
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    Quote Originally Posted by S70T5Chris View Post
    The R badge did come with the car! But can't be bothered until the tailgate gets replaced. But that won't be too long with a bit of luck. I'll stick up a load of wanted threads across all the forums shortly!

    Thanks for the vote of confidence guys. I doubt it will ever be as nice as Frankies, but i'll try
    But of course, goes without saying to sort the paintwork out before refitting the badge.


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    Nice one Chris.

    Is this Steve from Cornwall's old car?

    If so, I very nearly bought it a few years back. Ended up buying the S70R instead.

    You're going to need a transporter next....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamest5r View Post
    Bastward lol I would of so had this before you if I had the cash spare caught me at a bad time, couldn't of gone to a better home though and I will follow this thread but it's going to hurt me lol

    Might have a mate interested in your hairdresser car if you need a bag of sand towards your project
    Bloody hell mate, how many Volvo's do you want??? between you, chris, pete, frankie and mark there'll be none left for the rest of us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamT4 View Post
    Bloody hell mate, how many Volvo's do you want??? between you, chris, pete, frankie and mark there'll be none left for the rest of us!
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    Awesome news Chris and looking forward to seeing it live on

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