1967 Volvo 122S Amazon Wagon Combi Estate

Finally got around to spend some time on the Volvo wagon. This time we upgraded to these very rare 123GT reclining seat mechanism. These are actually made by Recaro for Volvo. Now I can…well…recline. Besides, the added chrome makes the car go faster.

Factory tachometer and a hard to find center console is next.

“Buckets and console” plus factory tach. Sounds like an American muscle car, huh?

Volvo Amazon 122S Wagon rear bumperette

I am pleased to find out that these are being reproduced again as they are wagon only and always seems to be beat up or as in my case: missing.

 

However, I could not bring myself to install them as one corner of the bumper was pretty ugly and I don’t want to spend money on re-chroming.

 

After some digging around in my friend’s attic I finally found this. This is not 100 % perfect but it will work great.

There! Finally a complete rear bumper and all shiny. Looks great.

See how the work started here

Still Out There, Part IV

More junk:

We just love old cars in the wild. They are Still Out There

These pictures are for your entertainment purposes only. We DO NOT know where these cars are so don’t contact us and ask. WE DON’T KNOW.

We just love old cars in the wild. They are Still Out There

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Still Out There Part III

We just love cars in the wild. They are Still Out There

These pictures are for your entertainment purposes only. We DO NOT know where these cars are so don’t contact us and ask. WE DON’T KNOW.

We just love cars in the wild. They are Still Out There

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We just love cars in the wild. They are Still Out There

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Still Out There: Ford

We just love cars in the wild. They are Still Out There

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These pictures are for your entertainment purposes only. We DO NOT know where these cars are so don’t contact us and ask. WE DON’T KNOW.

Still Out There: Chevrolet

Still Out There: ChevroletsWe just love cars in the wild. They are Still Out There

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Still Out There: ChevroletsStill Out There: ChevroletsStill Out There: ChevroletsStill Out There: Chevrolets

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Famous customs just sitting…

“Outlaw”

I was aimlessly driving my Corvette 427 powered four speed 1957 Chevy around in Southern California in 1979 looking for trouble when and stumbled in to this “museum” somewhere in Southern California. I pulled in and finished listening to the Led Zeppelin song blaring from the Pioneer Super Tuner courtesy of Frazer Smith at KLOS Los Angeles.

I recall this place was in Anaheim.

Inside this dusty, dirty and neglected place I found all these world famous cars.

Sorry for crappy indoor flash photos but these are worth sharing.

Who did not build a model of this car?

 

Happy Days roadster pickup

 

Sonny and Cheers 1960 Cadillac

“Rotar”

 Beatles Rolls Royce

 

…and some other odd stuff.

 

 

 

Vintage Gas Station Collectible Maps

Do you like old gas station maps? We do. There is something very clean and innocent about the landscape and super cool futuristic cars used for illustrations on these maps.

Take a look at these beauties and see happy, worry free and good looking automobile owners cruising the American highways only to meet handsome gas station service men in super clean uniforms.

Maybe it was better in the old days after all??

 

1932 Ford: The Fendering continues…

Rolled the car out for a look-see. Looks good.

 

After bringing the front fenders together the front apron fits well. Also, the stock head light bar looks great.

 

The original rear frame horn covers fits much better the the aftermarket parts. The rear wheels are just 5:00 size so it can roll. Once I get a new axle built I will will be able to fit the 7:00 for some additional rubber rake. Now we can blow it apart for paint.

More time travel

Today’s entry in the time machine department:

Cars that are just waiting to be driven the way they are or maybe to be restored…some day…

Straight 390 powered Galaxie has potential.

 

I did not used to like these Mustang coupes but it’s growing on me.

 

This looks like an interesting driweway.

 

A bit far gone but hey…it is still a ’32 Ford.

 

When did you last see a super straight and rust free Datsun 210 ??

OK, back to reality but we will time travel again.

1932 Ford five winda…fender install up-date

Burning the mid night oil on this one. I don’t want it to interfear with my day to day business so I get to work on this at night. Soon we will have hot rod weather in Washington state and this car needs to be READY for action!

 

After some slicing and dicing of the rear fenders they finally fit the body I am finally pretty happy with the fit. Applying Swedish Volvo standards to eighty year old American cars can cause hair dramatic loss though.

 

In the Uh-Oh department…You have heard the expression “Cause and Effect”…Well, this is a good example…I caused it…by hanging fenders…the effect is now that the axle width does not work with the fenders. Acually, multiple issues going on here. The axle is too wide and the wheel is not really centered in the wheel opening. The latter is a common deuce problem.

Now what? I will have to shorten the axle. If I tear it down I should fix the parallel ’36 rear bones as they are not really part of a good suspension. They should connect in the middle like stock. If I change the wish bones I need to re-route the exhaust. Then I may go to coil springs or coil overs for comfort.

Don’t you love hot rodding??!!