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Ah man, sorry to hear about your car's damage! :sad:

Have really enjoyed this thread over the years; always learn something from your posts. But sounds like you've got a plan and positive outlook for your next ride. Best of luck!  Looking forward to a new thread (or a continuation of this one?)  :smile:

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bro get a bmw bro

 

Sorry Andy :( cant wait to see what the next Volvo wagon is/will be! (You will be getting another Volvo wagon right!?!?!?)

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10 minutes ago, gmsgltr said:

Sorry Andy :( cant wait to see what the next Volvo wagon is/will be! (You will be getting another Volvo wagon right!?!?!?)

+1 to this. Bummer, Andy :sad: but understandable. Excited to see what you get next!

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Your car has come a very long way.  Have always love the look of it.

 

Find another ME7 P80 R... swap all your bits into it.  That's my vote.

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2 hours ago, Commander Riker said:

Your car has come a very long way.  Have always love the look of it.

 

Find another ME7 P80 R... swap all your bits into it.  That's my vote.

Might be happening!

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On 5/11/2017 at 9:21 PM, gdog said:

Ah man, sorry to hear about your car's damage! :sad:

Have really enjoyed this thread over the years; always learn something from your posts. But sounds like you've got a plan and positive outlook for your next ride. Best of luck!  Looking forward to a new thread (or a continuation of this one?)  :smile:

Thanks man, I truly appreciate the kind words! The new project will be a pseudo-continuation of this one. Lots of parts will be exchanged between the 2 wagons and my plan will effectively continue but in a new chassis.

On 5/12/2017 at 6:54 AM, gmsgltr said:

Sorry Andy :( cant wait to see what the next Volvo wagon is/will be! (You will be getting another Volvo wagon right!?!?!?)

 

On 5/12/2017 at 7:05 AM, RBoy8 said:

+1 to this. Bummer, Andy :sad: but understandable. Excited to see what you get next!

Greg, Mike, thanks guys. I'm not going anywhere, just wanted to move onto a more unique color and cleaner chassis to start with. 

On 5/12/2017 at 7:12 AM, Commander Riker said:

Your car has come a very long way.  Have always love the look of it.

Find another ME7 P80 R... swap all your bits into it.  That's my vote.

Thanks bro, I really appreciate the compliments. By the way, I'm dubbing this the "Lucas" mod - refers to when you replace your silver R with a 00 Venetian and then M66 swap it! 

On 5/12/2017 at 9:19 AM, apeacock said:

Might be happening!

See you Monday night brah!

On 5/12/2017 at 1:07 PM, NB-V70R said:

Sad to see it go, but excited for the future! On to bigger and better things.....

I'm very excited for the next few years. 

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Friday evening I hopped a flight to Denver to visit with some friends and earlier this morning I bought a Venetian Red 2000 V70 R with the 2 tone interior and a bunch of cool options. My ultimate plan is to swap the engine, transmission, drivetrain, suspension, BBK, and misc. other mods from my 99 R into the 00 R. So in many ways my 99 R will live on in my new wagon.

The road trip back to New York starts in the morning, so stay tuned!

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9 hours ago, andyb5 said:

Thanks man, I truly appreciate the kind words! The new project will be a pseudo-continuation of this one. Lots of parts will be exchanged between the 2 wagons and my plan will effectively continue but in a new chassis.

 

Greg, Mike, thanks guys. I'm not going anywhere, just wanted to move onto a more unique color and cleaner chassis to start with. 

Thanks bro, I really appreciate the compliments. By the way, I'm dubbing this the "Lucas" mod - refers to when you replace your silver R with a 00 Venetian and then M66 swap it! 

See you Monday night brah!

I'm very excited for the next few years. 

Friday evening I hopped a flight to Denver to visit with some friends and earlier this morning I bought a Venetian Red 2000 V70 R with the 2 tone interior and a bunch of cool options. My ultimate plan is to swap the engine, transmission, drivetrain, suspension, BBK, and misc. other mods from my 99 R into the 00 R. So in many ways my 99 R will live on in my new wagon.

The road trip back to New York starts in the morning, so stay tuned!

NICE!!!

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Sick! Congrats and enjoy the drive 

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Hell yeah!  That's awesome.  I don't know about naming the car swap after me... as yours will be your own and probably a better version.

Can't wait to see it's progression.  How many miles on yours?

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On 5/14/2017 at 7:24 AM, apeacock said:

Ready to receive you, was wondering what your timeline for driving was. Looking forward to swapping all this crap over. 

I'll keep you posted on a date for the swap!

On 5/14/2017 at 8:58 AM, lookforjoe said:

Coming to Carlisle in the Venetian?

It was good to see you this weekend Hussein. Obviously, I didn't bring the new wagon to Carlisle.

On 5/14/2017 at 9:59 AM, volvoskiah said:

Looks good Andy!!

Thanks Brandon!

On 5/14/2017 at 10:53 AM, RBoy8 said:

NICE!!!

Thanks Mikey - it was great seeing you this weekend!

On 5/14/2017 at 11:34 PM, gmsgltr said:

Sick! Congrats and enjoy the drive 

Thanks Greg, the drive was fun, I enjoyed seeing the country.  I wish I had a little bit more time to stop and sight see along the way, but such is life.

On 5/15/2017 at 9:02 AM, Commander Riker said:

Hell yeah!  That's awesome.  I don't know about naming the car swap after me... as yours will be your own and probably a better version.

Can't wait to see it's progression.  How many miles on yours?

Thanks Lucas.  I crossed 190,000 miles on the drive back from Colorado.

On 5/15/2017 at 9:10 AM, tuner4life said:

That looks great! Next to Saffron and Lazer blue, Venetian Red is one of my favorites!

Thank you, and I agree that Saffron and Lazer are both very sharp colors.

Sorry for the slow replies guys, it was a crazy week and I didn't have any free time to sit down in front of my computer.

Got a really good photo of me with my 99 R at Carlisle yesterday. It was a fun weekend and felt good to be driving this car again - it's much more engaging to drive than the Venetian at the moment. Photo credit goes to Melvin ( @aldebaran) Thanks again Melvin!

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