At the steering wheel of this blog is ET Carlin,a former airline Captain with a long life passion for classic cars and auto restorations. "Being involved with these aged beauties it's almost inevitable not to be involved in restoration aswell, it comes with the territory". His swedish heritage gave him a weakness for classic Volvos.
Have you looked at an old classic Volvo seeing that the factory altered something that you actually liked? A chrome piece or something was
altered or even removed completely. A body line changed a little maybe.Why don’t take your favored vintage Volvo model and make it exactly
what you want it to look like. And perhaps throw in some contemporary technology?
This Volvo went through the transformation by the hands of Joergen Brandt in Sweden. The original model changed during the 13 years of production. Parts were altered or removed.
This guy put together what he thinks are the best of this period, but also added new technology. Bigger headlight chrome rims and all white blinker lenses. The early models had a more fancy grille with a bar across the center.
The hole front part had to be replaced to accommodate this again. It sure looks nice!Classic Read the whole story and see the pics.
This is not the same Volvo, but it’s a neat clip anyways.
Rather that dumping your vintage Volvo, you can easily restore it to look like new by simply buying the best vintage Volvo parts on the market. With the fast rate at which technology is growing, cars are tending to be harder in repairing. However, this does not mean that your car should become useless as repairing can still be done using vintage parts and expert mechanics.
Currently, you can easily find different makes of cars all over the globe. New cars tend to have lots of modern technology and are more advanced compared to vintage cars. Nevertheless, there is a great difference between modern cars and vintage Volvos. If you own a classic Volvo, it is more of prestige and elegance compared to a new car and that’s why you should buy old Volvo parts from us to get it restored.
A vintage Volvo is a very durable car and classic Volvo parts ensure that it is still on the road despite age. For car restoration enthusiasts, searching for parts can tend to be very hard. A person can spend days searching for vintage Volvo parts through junk yards. Some people can even go ahead and attend automobile auctions in search of spare parts. However, our store makes it easy for you to buy quality parts for restoring your vintage Volvo.
Before purchasing parts to restore your old Volvo, it is necessary to carry out an inspection on your car. This is usually done on both the exterior and interior in order to know what parts are required. Damages such as leaking parts, rust, worn out parts, and all other malfunctioning parts should be replaced if repair cannot solve the malfunction. The inspection will also help you to make a good budget that will see to it that your vintage Volvo is restored back to a mint condition. You will also be in a position to know the exact parts to buy so as not to use money on wrong parts that will end up filling up your garage.
Even if you are not ready to buy all parts due to financial difficulties, you can still begin the process of restoring your old Volvo by determining what parts you need. For instance, you can go ahead and clean the engine if it does not require replacement. You can take out all the car parts that need to be replaced before buying the replacement parts.
Many people prefer doing car repairs and restoration on their own. They just visit a store and buy tools and parts to do the job themselves. However, if you are not a professional mechanic, chances are that you will do mistakes that can worsen your car rather than restoring it.
Though there is minor fixing that you can do on your car, some repairs require more expertise. Therefore, if you don’t know how to do a certain thing please educate yourself first or you can end up hurting yourself or worse, someone else! And get genuine vintage Volvo parts from our shop. This will ensure that your classic Volvo will look like new once it has been restored.
For more information, please visit our website on http://classicvolvorestoration.com
Owning a luxurious, high end branded car may be the aim of many of us today, but those owning an old vintage car in their garage will give them pride and happiness that cannot be replaced with any newer ones. That’s the power of the old beauty. Preserving a vintage classic car will give you happiness as riding them would give you satisfaction. It’s famously said “When you drive an old car, you’re paying attention. You’re actually driving. You’re physically involved in the experience”. One such classic car that gives the similar experience is the classic Volvo, but having said that it is not an easy task to maintain them.
Getting the parts for your old Volvo was an uphill task till we came on the scene. Yes, we are the online store that offers you all vintage Volvo parts at a low price. The website (online store) is being run by ET Carlin, a former airline Captain with a long life passion for classic cars. As he is from Swedish heritage and is a traveler (due to his job), he has got him many insights and friends within this hobby.
All that you have to do is visit our website and click the “classic Volvo parts” button and you can find all of them. There are categories like Volvo 444/544/445, Volvo P1800, Volvo 120&220 parts etc for your convenience. So you can select according to your model and can find all the necessary parts right from engine to body to electrical equipment; Everything!
There are numerous articles and tips to help you and guide you in the process of Volvo restoration. For instance there is an article called ‘Classic Volvo Restoration | How to Begin Your Auto Restoration | What to Look for When Buying’ that tell you how to start about and how much you can spend for each parts and stuff like that which will be very useful for you.
It’s a customer friendly online store as we have made the payments and shipping procedure very easy so that you do not experience any discrepancies. If in case you are not happy with our purchase, 100 % refund is always available for you if they are new, unused and returned within 30 days.
There is also an arena (this blog) where you can share your experience with the classic cars and along side; you can also ask your queries about classic Volvo restoration. They will be answered by our expert; none other than the one who is behind this initiative to increase the love among the people on the old cars.
There are lots of photos and videos of the vintage cars especially all classic Volvo cars which you can admire and watch even for hours enjoying the aged beauty. There are also photos of the restored classic Volvos done by the products bought from our website. So it will be a must visit for you if you are a classic Volvo fan and are looking for old classic Volvo parts.
where can I get parts for an older Volvo Penta inline 4?
We got a spare engine for our boat when we got it but its only the engine block and we need parts for it and we don’t know where to get any and i’m having trouble finding stuff for it online because i don’t know what engine it is specifically and i don’t know how to find that out.
anything at all will help
You can try my online store at classicvolvorestoration.com. The engine parts are the same whether it’s for a car or boat. The engine type is on the block casting.
I have a 1994 Volvo 850 Turbo, and I need to replace the passenger side corner light to pass inspection.?
The problem is that i keep ordering the part from different online dealers, stores, and junk yards, but even though the years and car type match, the parts I am finding are about an inch or two too big to fit. Any suggestions, or reasons for the size difference? Thanks.
It appears that the parking light assembly for the 850 model is either five or six inches high. The difference is between year models and whether the car is equipped with a sunroof or not. Why the sunroof addition would make a difference is beyond me. Go to www.ipdusa.com and you can see the different iterations of this item. Another source would be a Volvo wrecking yard such as www.revolvstore.com.
Should i buy a 1982 Toyota Cressida or 1986 Volvo DL (both wagons)?
The Cressida has 200,000 miles, a little smaller. The speedomiter and odometor dont work and some cosmetic issues inside. and other than that it seems sound but im not sure what kind of problems it may have.
The Volvo has 240,000 miles and is kind of cool looking. My neighbor has an 86 Volvo wagon that has over 300,000 miles on it and still has no major problems. In this one that im looking at The heater doesnt work and one of the windows doesnt roll down and has some door handle problems. It will probably need brake work soon.
They both seem to run well and both have wear and tear considering how old they are but for the most part no immediate problems for vintage station wagons. I have two little girls and am a worker and a student in Portland, Oregon. The price is the same for the vehicles. I cant decide which may be better.
Both are fine cars, but I rather have the Volvo. Can you find a better one than your neighbor’s? Don’t like it when the heater does not work, although you can easily get new parts.
I am using a 12 volt Honeywell PIR sensor(passive Infrared sensor), like the type you get in a burglar alarm in my Volvo restoration project.
Basically, I have wired up the PIR so that when it detects something, a 12 volt Volvo relay will switch, and activate another device.
The only problem with this Volvo relay is that it draws 210 Milliamps through the PIR, and the PIR is only rated at 90 Milliamps. Consequently, the PIR gets rather hot, and eventually, I managed to burn one out because I left it on for too long.
Is there any way to reduce the 210 Milliamps going through the PIR to something more in the reigon of 90 milliamps, to prevent this from happening? Perhaps by using another component?
Not really my territory but…
Doesn’t seem so. Why can’t you use a relay that takes less current to do the same job? I think that’s what you’ll wind up doing.
Exciting design and robust engineering. The final version of the Volvo sixties sports wagon is the most useful one. People’s sense of humor named it quickly to the “fish car”.(local Gothenburg humor). With only 8000 manufactured it did not become a success. But today it is increasingly sought after.
Already at the Brussels Motor Show in April 1960 the P1800 were shown for the first time. In 1968 was Carozzeria Coggiola finished with the prototype of the Volvo 1800 ES, which they finally settled on after many rounds of prototypes. The design went without major changes to production but did not start until the fall 1971. Many see it as a beautiful development of the Pelle Petterson and Fruas already successful basic design. Basically it’s a Volvo with all its advantages in terms of long-life engines, strong transmissions and reliability that you might not expect from a sports coupe, nearly 40 years old. The body is of 2 +2- type, where the back seat should be considered as extra storage space.
This is the third film of the progress on my classic Volvo 1800ES restoration. I have to shop for parts now. To donate, PayPal email@example.com is my account. I will send u color photos after car for your donations. Thanks/ “Kalalit 111″
Hey I was looking for some opinions on a cheaper musclecar to restore. I know a restoration isn’t cheap, but what I mean is I’m looking for a car I can buy for cheap that has parts easily available. I’m in college now so I would just like a project I can work on in my spare time. I like many different makes and models, so give some ideas I kinda want a 60′s or 70′s car.
Check out yearone.com as they have parts for many muscle cars that make restoration a snap, take your pick of the car catalogs for all the vehicles they offer parts for and then make your choice of the car you want to find and restore, GM cars are the cheapest to restore as many models use the same parts.
Good project muscle car??
What is a good Musclecar to get for a project??
I’m only 17 years old, but i know my fair share about cars and engines. And I want to be an Automotive mechanic, and I’d like to get the knowledge i need for my carreer a little earlier.
And me and a friend can’t decide what would be the best one.
And also, what would be a good musclecar that’s easy to work on, and doesn’t need expensive restoration parts. And what’s the best crate motor to drop in it?
Here’s a list of what we were considering. First being the most considered…..
1) 1969 – 72′ Nova
2) 1968 – 70′ Camaro
...or why not a Volvo 1800 with a V8? This one has a 350 Chevy crate motor. Built by Snow’s Hot Rod Shop in Aurora
3) 1967 Firebird
4) 1970 Chevelle or Chevelle Malibu
Please help us.
Thank you very much
Nova’s and Chevelle’s body are cheapest and easiest to attained. I would get the Chevelle and drop a 454 in it, paint it black with 2 silver racing stripes down the center.
What would be a good restoration project?
I am looking to buy an old musclecar/a good restoration project. I am hoping to gain a lot of experience from this project. I love cars and have a passion for working on them. If anyone has any advice as to what car would be a good project/where to find one/easy cars to mod/restore it would be great
I am looking to buy an old musclecar/a good restoration project. I am hoping to gain a lot of experience from this project. I love cars and have a passion for working on them. If anyone has any advice as to what car would be a good project/where to find one/easy cars to mod/restore it would be great. I am looking to spend up to 4,000$ as i am looking for a restoration project
I am hoping to get something similar to a 70′s mustang, or 69 charger. Something beautiful, with power.
Cudas, Challegers and Road Runners are too hard to find so go out and look for a 1970 to 1975 Duster…..a lot less rust and it wont put you in the poor house…