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Re: (Walrus3)

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Needs different wheels and more ground clearance for street operation!

I concur. The large wheels and low ground clearance is too "pimp-my-ride-ish." I think I would prefer a more conventional or traditional set of wheels that would fit the look better and maybe even an inch or two smaller.
 

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Re: Modern Day P1800 (wortuno)

...I think....yep, yep, I'm in love...


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I concur. The large wheels and low ground clearance is too "pimp-my-ride-ish." I think I would prefer a more conventional or traditional set of wheels that would fit the look better and maybe even an inch or two smaller.

That thing is gorgeous. It could have black steelies and I'd still be in love!
 

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Stunning Design

Luv the look...brilliant design..

However do you think ..The Front would meet the new European pedestrian rulings.. and would the bumper configurations have to be modified for US..NCAP
specs ..as well as the new Federal Guidelines for roof strength..

In other words, would the beauty be harmed the regulations..
 

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Re: Stunning Design (philisophe)

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Luv the look...brilliant design..

However do you think ..The Front would meet the new European pedestrian rulings.. and would the bumper configurations have to be modified for US..NCAP
specs ..as well as the new Federal Guidelines for roof strength..

In other words, would the beauty be harmed the regulations..

It's going to be a resto... not a new car.
 

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Re: Stunning Design ([email protected])

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perhaps even the new twin-turbo D5 diesel for something more fitting with the times albeit less classic

You have to be absolutly nuts to put a diesel in such gorgeous car!


It's really beautifull!
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Re: Stunning Design (BenES)

It's going to be a resto... not a new car.

I gathered from reading the article it was going to be a limited
production takeoff on an earlier series Volvo..regardless.... its a beautiful
"resto"
 

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Re: (Walrus3)

My feeling is you can run the tires to maximum wheel well size! However, turning radius can be compromised some. Definitely smaller wheel size would enhance the turning radius. If you live in LA, Munich, Dubai, or Toronto to name but a few cities it would not be a real problem.

Put in an extra paragraph explaining tire sizing in the owners manual and leave it up to the customer - the tire warranty would take care of those that push the limit soon enough.
 

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Re: Modern Day P1800 (wortuno)

Well, I want to start off saying I *thought* I was a member here, so I apologize for the post count, but I have had my '66 P1800S since mid 99. Then an S60T5 for a bit. I parked the P at my bodyshop and have not done anything for 7 years after an "incident". It is back at square one, and I had been waiting for inspiration. This car concept did it for me.

Sure there are issues like the length, height, weel tubs, and the impossibly thin bumpers, but on the plus I see so many shades of the Zagato DB4s. I truly believe the car needs the same vents like the Astons had to break up that long span between wheelarch and door. Also the fins should rise a little, and maybe even round over with a spoiler like a Porsche 959 for a "sport model". Even sidepipes are a questionmark for me. Many thoughts running through my head. The headlight buckets are not doing it for me. I think the length feels a little too SLR.



Modified by TestShoot at 4:37 AM 5-13-2009
 

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Re: Modern Day P1800 (TestShoot)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Tim.

Any "Modern Day P1800" should avoid "tastelessness"...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXy...1.JPG

...and T-bird hood scoops...

http://images.cardomain.com/si...2.jpg

Below are links to a brazillion 1800 pics including stock, concept, proto's, etc.

Don't forget the SS Photography Forum...

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=98

George Dill

http://volvo1800pictures.com/

http://volvo1800pictures.com/cust/cust.htm

http://volvo1800pictures.com/prototypes/prot.htm
 

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Re: Modern Day P1800 (gdill2)

Well you can't discount the P1800 in the year 3000! (edit: Irv's will still be running!)

@George, thanks, I have been trawling those boards/sites for a good 11 years or so and finally sent in my chasis number to the registry.





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