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volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/16/15 7:12 a.m.

Mine, affiliated.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191537387222?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
3/16/15 8:38 a.m.

Watching. No reserve?

I have to admit the title issue concerns me.

captdownshift
captdownshift Dork
3/16/15 9:12 a.m.

I'm not clicking that link

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 9:37 a.m.

I did and it's now on my watch list Westminster is only about an hour from me too. I may have to take a drive.

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 9:37 a.m.

How hard is it to get seat upholstery for it, anyway??

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
3/16/15 10:23 a.m.

GRM did one as a project car, came out very nice! It's no longer in the "Completed Project Car" area, poke around for it if you are considering this Amazon.

Dan

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 10:44 a.m.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/project-cars/1967-volvo-122s/

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/16/15 11:11 a.m.

The worst case for the title, you can have a trusted mechanic put a mechanic's lein on the car, then he owns it and can transfer it to you. Most mechanics will want about $400 to do this. In Maryland, you can also apply for a writ of mandamus, which involves some court proceedings and results in a clear title. Since I'd never planned on registering the car, I never tried to get a title. But for a 50 year old car, it shouldn't be a problem.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/16/15 11:15 a.m.
markwemple wrote: How hard is it to get seat upholstery for it, anyway??

There's places that sell it. The seats are actually made of modular cushions, so replacing them should be pretty simple. The frames are all there, in good shape. And I'm fairly sure the door panels are available as repros.

drummerfromdefleopard
drummerfromdefleopard SuperDork
3/16/15 11:35 a.m.

Mark the problem is that parts are available and the cars are serviceable. It's a dangerous combo.

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 12:39 p.m.
captdownshift wrote: Mark the problem is that parts are available and the cars are serviceable. It's a dangerous combo.

How is that dangerous?... Oh, right, higher temptation. Could be worse. Could be a 544 or a p1800. Yummy.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/16/15 12:41 p.m.
markwemple wrote:
captdownshift wrote: Mark the problem is that parts are available and the cars are serviceable. It's a dangerous combo.

How is that dangerous?... Oh, right, higher temptation. Could be worse. Could be a 544 or a p1800. Yummy.

Meh, 544's are fugly and 1800's rust. The 122 has the same drivetrain, in a more rugged, less corrosion-prone, and (IMHO) more attractive shell.

bluej
bluej SuperDork
3/16/15 12:45 p.m.

I take it you don't have the title from the PO, even if not signed to you?

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
3/16/15 1:01 p.m.

So far, everything I've seen in PA makes no title a royal PITA... but I may dig a bit deeper... although I need another car like a hole in the head... I do have a trusted mechanic or two, so that may be an option.

Unfortunately, the lack of a title may hurt the amount of money the car ultimately sells for. Most people just don't want the hassle.

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 1:06 p.m.

A wagon would be really tempting....

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
3/16/15 1:06 p.m.

In reply to markwemple:

Oh yeah... if it was a wagon, I buy first and figure out the title issue later...

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 1:07 p.m.
Ian F wrote: So far, everything I've seen in PA makes no title a royal PITA... but I may dig a bit deeper... although I need another car like a hole in the head... I do have a trusted mechanic or two, so that may be an option. Unfortunately, the lack of a title may hurt the amount of money the car ultimately sells for. Most people just don't want the hassle.

Plus the joy of getting 165/80-15 rubber. Man, those things were everywhere....30 years ago.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
3/16/15 1:10 p.m.

In reply to markwemple:

Nah... tires for this aren't a problem. It uses a very common 5x4.5" bolt pattern, so you aren't married to that wheel/tire size in the least. 195/65-15 tires aren't a lot different and are readily available.

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 1:17 p.m.

In reply to Ian F:

But not on those rims. You may be able to get away with 185/70. I wonder how hard it is to find those.... To tirerack

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/16/15 1:17 p.m.
bluej wrote: I take it you don't have the title from the PO, even if not signed to you?

No, I bought it B-O-S.

As for tires, Nexen, Vrendestein, Firestone, and Michelin all make this 165SR15 size (165/80R15). Wheels from Mustangs and older Chrysler also fit pretty well. 5 x 4.5 with a 3.75" backspace.

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
3/16/15 1:20 p.m.

P6000 at ~200 ea. EEEK! So its either 165 or find wider rims.

bluej
bluej SuperDork
3/16/15 1:44 p.m.

What state was it in previously?

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/16/15 1:47 p.m.

These are what I'm buying new, now. They seem to wear well and handling is good for their size.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nexen-SB802-Tire-165-80R15/19473481

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/16/15 1:49 p.m.
bluej wrote: What state was it in previously?

SC. I bought it as a project- the really solid body sold me on it- and went through it to make it dead reliable. I actually DD'd it for awhile...having multiple 122's makes this easy.

captdownshift
captdownshift Dork
3/16/15 2:00 p.m.

There are still some 122 parts cars with titles in Delaware...just saying

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