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Old 02-27-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Volvo builds a hot rod

Actually, Caresto built it, but word is, the Volvo folks really really like it.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...arestos-jakob/

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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Default Re: Volvo builds a hot rod

I think it's one of the better contemporary cars built in the last decade. Great ideas there... The most impressive shot is of this car sitting next to the stocker...
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Volvo builds a hot rod

Original article with great imagery...
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:44 AM   #4
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Default Re: Volvo builds a hot rod

i actually like the looks of it! it has a comforting moderness to it...
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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Those tires are insane.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:46 AM   #6
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Those tires are insane.
Yeah, I'm not much for the wheels and tires... but they are very relevant to Volvo and to where the car comes from.

I love the a-pillars in relation to the stocker... and the luggage between the frame horns rules.

The only part of the car that I really don't like are all of the engine covers. I don't understand their need or function. A proper hot rodder understands the beauty behind the mechanical and would never cover it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:48 AM   #7
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not big on the wheels....they just look out of place IMO
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:52 AM   #8
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i think they were shooting for a "sporty" "retro" hotrod... todays ideas of that is fancy engine covers and several spoke rims... i do like the tread pattern on those tires tho...
i still like it tho!
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:00 AM   #9
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Default Re: Volvo builds a hot rod

If you guys notice, read further into the article and take a look at the Chrysler. If this ever went up for sale I would be one of the first in line
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:01 AM   #10
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:11 AM   #11
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The only part of the car that I really don't like are all of the engine covers. I don't understand their need or function. A proper hot rodder understands the beauty behind the mechanical and would never cover it.
That is true, but when it is powered by a volvo engine it is better to cover it up
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:14 AM   #12
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I dunno about covering the engine, pops used to race a Volvo, with an Isky Grind and twin carbs.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #13
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Default Re: Volvo builds a hot rod

I think it's sharp. Just change those wheels/tires for something a little less AWD looking, and hit the road!
Is that a leatherized Moon tank in front? I like that luggage deal too.
The trim from the windshield posts down is a clever design as well.
Wouldn't mind seeing more O' the dashboard though. Yeah, and lose those engine covers. The hood is an engine cover in itself.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:18 AM   #14
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Yeah, I'm not much for the wheels and tires... but they are very relevant to Volvo and to where the car comes from.

I love the a-pillars in relation to the stocker... and the luggage between the frame horns rules.

The only part of the car that I really don't like are all of the engine covers. I don't understand their need or function. A proper hot rodder understands the beauty behind the mechanical and would never cover it.

Funny, that was a problem with those earlier work horse Volvo's was that the shrouded the lower part of those 4 cly. so much they'd overheat.

You would think that if they did a hot rod, they want to open it up.

Could it be that they used one their turbo'd 4 cly. in that thing and the are hiding the spool and other turbo stuff?
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:19 AM   #15
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Nice car, really makes my old Volvo powered T look bad.

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:20 AM   #16
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Pardon me while I go home and chop up my car. I need to start over...
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:23 AM   #17
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Could it be that they used one their turbo'd 4 cly. in that thing and the are hiding the spool and other turbo stuff?

Hmm, now that you mention it that does look like a 'hot pipe' headed for the TB.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:28 AM   #18
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Uh, I guess I need some re-education, but I'm not liking it too much at first glance and the wheels are just the start. I am just not big on new cars looking old. I think old cars should actually look old and new ones should look new. Actual old cars now didn't look old when they were new, they looked new.
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:30 AM   #19
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i gotta say i really like that thing. aside from the wheels and tires, they got the stance and feel right on. the way they retained the same look as the stock windshield really sets it off. i just wish they'd actually put things like that into production...volvo engine and all, if that were available for sale i'd think about possibly reconsidering my vow never to buy a new* car.





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Old 02-27-2008, 09:32 AM   #20
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IT'S A CONSPIRACY I TELL YOU!!!! all of the car manufacturers are building "hot rods" that are eco friendly so that they can eliminate all old cars from the road and make us buy those instead. It sounds realistic doesn't it??

I would love to buy one of these real looking hot rod wanna be's to use as a daily driver they are much better looking than the prowler was, it would be nice if they came out with a sedan style car so I could actually use it as a daily for the wife and kids.
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