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Ok here ya go... and a couple days earlier than I figured. Now it's off to NHRA Spring Nationals and we might even take the R <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> instead of the Eurovan (kid mobile)<P><A HREF="http://members.home.net/highrpm/Index.html" TARGET=_blank>click here</A>and go to whats new link<P>to see more pics of this<BR> <IMG SRC="http://members.home.net/highrpm/850/grillclose.JPG"> <P>
 

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The grill looks great....I'm still waiting for the silver one (think it would look better on my Bright Red 855 R Wagon). I was also thinking of a badge for the grill. Maybe the silver "R" at the lower drivers side corner???<P>Later,<P>Tom<BR>[email protected] 97R wagon in Bright A$$ red.
 

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850RWagon-<P>On your website you metioned about emblems or badges to put on the the grille. I have some ideas besides the motorsports flag or the R. Take the cross piece from the original grill and put it over top the mesh.<P>For ricerockets the stock emblem is never good enough. So they come in all colors- red, yellow, blue, gray, white ,and carbonfiber. About a year ago thay came out with backlit ones that glow when the parking lights are on. I thought this was very cool and made one for my car. Today I finaly had enough incentive to take a pic of my grille and backlit emblem. (My camera is crappy hi-8 then I inported the video and grabed a frame in adobe. Hey I'm 18 with no job, I can't afford a digital camera.) Then I took your pic (hope that ok with you) and put the crossbar with backlit emblem on it.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/855grill.jpg"> <P><BR>I will take a picture of my car tonight so you can get the full effect of the backlit part.<P>Utill then here are links to my daytime shots<P><A HREF="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/trbobrk1.jpg" TARGET=_blank>PIC 1</A> Lights off<BR><A HREF="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/trbobrk2.jpg" TARGET=_blank>PIC 2</A> Parking lights/Emblem/City lights on<BR><A HREF="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/trbobrk3.jpg" TARGET=_blank>PIC 3</A> Same but zoom on grille<BR><A HREF="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/trbobrk4.jpg" TARGET=_blank>PIC 4</A> Same but zoom on emblem<P><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B> I have some ideas besides the motorsports flag or the R. Take the cross piece from the original grill and put it over top the mesh.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Hey that is pretty slick - nice job. I'm gonna order up an IPD "R" to see what that will look like down in the lower right as you face the car.<P>I'll probably wind up having three things on there in the next three months and finally settle on one.<P><P>
 

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I thought I would metion one more thing. If you get the motorsports flag there are two different versions. The original that Volvo put on their T5-R and the copy that iPD sells. A post back in january said that the one from iPD was made out of a softer plastic and was not as good as the origial.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B>I thought I would metion one more thing. If you get the motorsports flag there are two different versions. The original that Volvo put on their T5-R and the copy that iPD sells. A post back in january said that the one from iPD was made out of a softer plastic and was not as good as the origial.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>thanks - I'll order a stiffy from the dealer. How do you think the motorsport emblem would look next to the R?<P>
 

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GAh!!! What a beauty!! I would give a nut to have a car that sweet. Keep up the good work, and keep her in good shape!<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 850Rwagon:<BR><B> the motorsport emblem next to the R?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Well with a little fiddleing around with Paint Shop Pro I think that it would look good to have them next to each other since they both slope to the right the same.<P>I made up a whole bunch of combinations of things<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/855car1.jpg"> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/855grill1.jpg"> <P>Grill with Crossbar<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/855car2.jpg"> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/855grill2.jpg"> <P>Grill with motorsport flag and R<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/855car3.jpg"> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/855grill3.jpg"> <P>Grill with Crossbar & motorsports flag & R<P>I sort of like them all...Good thing it isn't my decision because I would never decide.<p>[This message has been edited by 745TRBOBRK (edited 05-20-2001).]
 

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The grill looks great! IMHO, I think it would look better with the "slash" on it because it keeps the Volvo trademark, just like the Audi "rings". The motorsports flag and R symbols make it look even better.<P>-Drew
 

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My camera can't take good night shots so I took a whole bunch at different exposures and threw them together. It looks a lot better in real life but you can get the idea about what the backlit emblem and city lights look like at night from this shot.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.volvo740trbobrk.f2s.com/trbobrk5.jpg"> <BR>
 

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city lights.... Mmmmmmmm<P>I had them on my VW's and was thinking about the R getting some soon. I also had those hella Yellow Star H4's for high/lo and liked the yellowish tinted light.<P>I think I'm going to skip the slash altogether, I just don't care for it. Screw tradition I just want it to look mean.<P><P>
 

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I agree... Why would you want to put something back on that you just paid $140 to get rid of? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"> I also like the idea of city lights. I have been oogling over my friend's Saab 9-5 (with the dtrls taken off). <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>--Austin
 
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