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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Save Them for $300.

Post by Ben850 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:22 am

You may not know when someone is getting rid of their garbage.

I had put this in storage last year to use as a parts car.

It is a '94 N/A Wagon. Right.
A steering Knuckle, axle, and hub later. I am happy with this potential parts car.

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1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: Save Them for $300.

Post by Ben850 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:47 am

1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: Save Them for $300.

Post by kippster41493 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:03 am

I kept my 98 V70 GLT for a parts car, I ended up getting a 94 850 turbo which has a decent amount of the same parts. It saved me SO much money so far, when I got the 850 it was running really rough, I started to swap parts over and was getting better and better every time a new part went on. I finally switched the fuel pumps and has been running great since then. I am also switching the rims out when I get new tires. It is definitely worth keeping an old car if you plan on getting something similar, or at least finding a cheap parts car.
1994 850 2.3 Turbo :D
1998 V70 GLT 2.5 Turbo :shock: - project now
1995 BMW 530i :)
1998 Eclipse GSR - 3.5" off the ground and headers

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Re: Save Them for $300.

Post by beigg » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:20 pm

nice! where about it michigan?
ugh smh 850 Turbo fridge

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Re: Save Them for $300.

Post by Ben850 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:33 pm

beigg wrote:nice! where about it michigan?
Waterford.
1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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Re: Save Them for $300.

Post by Ben850 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:46 pm

kippster41493 wrote:I kept my 98 V70 GLT for a parts car, I ended up getting a 94 850 turbo which has a decent amount of the same parts. It saved me SO much money so far, when I got the 850 it was running really rough, I started to swap parts over and was getting better and better every time a new part went on. I finally switched the fuel pumps and has been running great since then. I am also switching the rims out when I get new tires. It is definitely worth keeping an old car if you plan on getting something similar, or at least finding a cheap parts car.
My original point being, What I had thought to be nothing but a parts car is now a viable and sturdy running N/A wagon with a minimal investment for a hub and axle.
$300. is what I had paid for the car.
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The hood hinges will be changed out to close the gap.
1993 850 GLT , You wouldn't know it.
1996 850 Turbo Wagon White.
1995 T-5R Black. New work in progress.
1998 V70 XC Cross Country White.
1994 850 N/A Wagon Black.
1997 850 Sedan Black.
1996 850R Wagon White.
1997 850 Sedan Red ( not white or black!)

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