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I was searching <A HREF="http://www.copartfinder.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.copartfinder.com</A> and found this <IMG SRC="http://www.copartfinder.com/pix/20010129/00807171_1X.jpg"> <P>It's a sad sad thing, but at the same time, it's kind of a find. The interior looks intact, which means full alcantara seating for someone. Go to the site and search for 850s if you want it, it looks like it is in California.
 

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Oh yeah, as I was surfing more, I found an S70 AWD. Now that'd be interesting. Pull the floorpan and add the viscous couplign awd system to my R. That'd be too cool.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>Oh yeah, as I was surfing more, I found an S70 AWD. Now that'd be interesting. Pull the floorpan and add the viscous couplign awd system to my R. That'd be too cool.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>George,<P>Seriously, I wonder how hard it would be to do that modification. I guess that you would have to add the driveshaft, viscous coupling, and rear differential. It does sound pretty cool though.<P>What you really need to do is find a wrecked Canada spec 850 AWD wagon, and put in a manual transmission in while you are at it. That would be very cool indeed!<P>-Drew<p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 06-13-2001).]
 

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Yeah, it would. I go a ways back on the VW thing, and I know that several people have done AWD conversions on A2 chassis, A3 Chassis and now the new A4 chassis cars. The main question in cost and complications is if the floorpan can be used on the 850, or if you'd need the one from the donor.<BR>I know on the A2 for instance, that technically it needs to be done, but that it can be fudged. There's a guy in the Mass area who has a Syncro Corrado that he did without the pan, but he had to use a racing fuel cell to replace the gas tank in order to make it all work.<P>The next question is whether the manual tranny is the same on both. If so, finding one out of a donor C70 would be very cool.<BR>
 

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George,<BR>Can I ask why you want a donor from a C70? There is no manual AWD C70 in the States, not even a AWD C70. You could just a manual tranny from any 70 series if it is only manual tranny you need.<BR>A wrecked C70 sounds worse than some curse words...hehehe...arghh..just the thought of it.
 

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There are a suprising number of AWD Volvo's on CoPartFinder. Another idea would be to find a nice used 5-speed S70 T5, and transplant the AWD system from a 2.4T. Then all you would have to do is add the V70R front bumper, chipped ECU, and a few other mods. That could make a very sweet car. Did the V70R ever come to the US with a manual transmission? I can't remember. <BR> <BR>Wrecked S70 2.4T AWD<BR> <IMG SRC="http://www.copartfinder.com/pix/20010319/01997531_4X.jpg"> <P><p>[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 06-14-2001).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B><BR>A wrecked C70 sounds worse than some curse words...hehehe...arghh..just the thought of it.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There are a couple of them on CoPartFinder, this one below even had an aftermarket grill.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.copartfinder.com/pix/20000831/05039750_1X.jpg"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://www.copartfinder.com/pix/20010123/00658341_4X.jpg"> <P>
 

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Sadly, all of these pictures are reminding me of yesterday. I was involved in a 5-car pile up on I-270. My poor 850 was sandwiched between another 850 (in front of me) and a 2001 Nissian Maxima. Of all the cars involved in the wreck, the Volvos were the only ones that don't need major work. I have to replace both bumper covers and maybe the rear bumper mount/shocks. I ended up with neck and back pain and a bad mood. I have some issues now with the sun roof not wanting to work right now as well. Talking about having a bad morning, but I was lucky. The (stopped) mazada protege that was the first car to get hit by the 77 Monte Carlo going about 80 mph was just taosted. The driver was not moving and was taken in an ambulance to the hospital. The Maxima has about $8K or more worth of damage and then there was mine. The 850 I hit only got 2 holes in the rear bumper from my plate bolts. All cars were stopped in traffic and the kid driving the Monte Carlo just didn't see the traffic ahead. (Ouch!) The little prick never even said sorry to anyone there. Guess now the fun begins with insurance companies. Well, I hope that none of you have the same happen to you. I love the way my car took the hit, but I am sore as hell. I'll keep everyone updated on the repairs as it goes. On the sweet side, I will get that "R" front bumper that I wanted. <P>Prospero (in pain and on muscle relaxers...)
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Prospero:<BR><B>On the sweet side, I will get that "R" front bumper that I wanted. <P>Prospero (in pain and on muscle relaxers...)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Prospero,<P>Sorry to hear about your accident. I was in almost the same type of accident in my parents old Volvo 740 in 1994, but this time it was a Honda Accord stopped in the passing lane of the freeway. The 740 didn't have ABS at that time, my dad slammed on the brakes and we just skid right into the back of that Accord.<P>I am glad to hear that you are okay though, and before I even finished reading your message I was thinking to myself, "Time for him to get an "R" front bumper!" <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew<BR>
 

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Sorry to hear about the pain you and your car are going through, I myself woul have needed some bail money if that litle prick had so much as looked at me after that. Just a side not for you guys, in all the wrecks there look at the passenger compartments, the doors say it all!
 

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Matt, sorry to hear about your fender bender. That absolutely sucks. I keep wondering when I'll end up in one of those. This town is nuts when it comes to some of the idiot drivers on their cell phones.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1FASTBOX:<BR><B>Just a side not for you guys, in all the wrecks there look at the passenger compartments, the doors say it all!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Exactly! Another side note is, I wish Volvo had kept the older door handle design (700/800/900-series). Seems much safer than the new ones in an emergency.<P>-Drew<BR>
 

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Guys,<BR> Sincerely, thanks for caring. After the accident the car has not been the same. Now my driver's window won't go all the way down. Seems like there is something blocking it at the bottom. The moon roof will not open but will tilt. The front end has a vibration and the CD changer is stuck on E-01. I know how to resolve the E-01 but the rest has me bothered. It was a hard impact yet the body of the car does not reflect it too much. Same deal goes for me. Day one I was sore. Day two I was sore and stiff. Day three I am hurting in the lower and upper back as well as neck. I am on pain killers and muscle relaxers but they are just not all that effective. I have been in many accidents before, and all looked much worse, but I have never had this happen. Now if only I was as solid as my car... Well, guess I can work on that at the gym like I was doing before the accident. For now it is light-duty and maybe some long walks. Guess I will try to sue the little prick, even though it is usually not what I would do. In this case he hurt me and my favorite car. Well everyone, thanks for the support and I hope to have everything taken care of soon. Any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.<P>Sincerely,<BR>Prospero
 

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Make sure you have a good solid estimate done by a first rate dealership. Log everything wrong with the car, as that kid's insurance will have to pay for it...same goes for a chiropractor or a doctor. Have you had yourself checked out yet? Once you have that done, I'd have a dealer look it over and give you an estimate. They might be able to tell you if there was any underlying structural damage. I know there are crumple points, they could have been damaged. Check your body panel gaps. Check also your roof for any sort of denting that might give away structural damage. I don't know Matt, if there is some, you may just want to bag. Then again, with the mileage you have, I hope your insurance company doesn't try to total it. The math equations they use probably won't factor in the upgrades and nice condition that the car was in.
 

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George,<BR> Thanks for the advice! I have been to the doctor and he has me on pain killers and muscle relaxers. (I hate these things, I feel like I'm half gone while on 'em.) Anyhow, I will have the police report today and I will also go out and get several estimates from local shops. I am thinking about going to Annapolis Volvo if they do body work. Do you know if they do that sorta thing? I do want to have the experts look at the car but I don't think that 355 Volvo has a clue about the car. That place is just a mess. Do you have any shops that you favor? Well, I have to start calling insurance companies. Thanks again for the advice and I hope that the insurance companies are nice to me cause I'm in pain and in a bad mood because of this accident. I'll just go nuts if they try to play stupid. Cool thing is I have many pictures of the car from the Carlsile show to proove the car was nearly cherry before the accident. Well, gotta run.<P>Prospero
 

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Hey Matt,<BR>We've had great luck with a company called Annapolis Collision <A HREF="http://www.annapoliscollision.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.annapoliscollision.com</A> . They've been doing paintwork for some of the Vortex cars, and this guy is VERY meticulous. We're having a Rabbit resprayed, and he was taking out factory imperfections from the fenders (like where the sheet metal was pressed). He's also good at improvisation if you want, thus the high regards from me.<P>Annapolis Collision also happens to be where Annapolis Volvo sends their work. A friend of mine there just sent his C70 for work, and the car came back looking flawless.<p>[This message has been edited by [email protected] (edited 06-18-2001).]
 

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God willing, I will take it there. Thanks for the input.<P>Prospero
 

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Warren,<BR> Thanks for caring. Tell you one thing, I feel much better now. It's quite strange how such a small accident can leave one in such pain. I do feel 90% better now but I still get a constant reminder when working out. Guess I will have to wait it out and see what good comes of this. I hope to have the car finished in another week or so, but first I need to decide on what all to do. Anyhow, your location says you are near Manassas? I lived there for ~10 years. Many little memories wrapped up in that area. I spent much time working on a NASCAR race team over at Old Dominion speedway and local speed shops. Have you been there long? Do any racing? Well, geuss I'll chat with you at the GTG if you are going.<P>Prospero
 
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