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U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

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U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by ashitaka695 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:40 am

So I was sent to the local U pull salvage yard today to pick up an axle shaft for a customer vehicle that I am working on. After I got the part I decided to have a quick look at the import side of the yard to see if there were any new Volvo's put out recently. While I was removing a voltage regulator that I have needed for some time now, I look up, and to my astonishment there is Robert!!! In the flesh and he asks me if the gold Volvo in the parking lot is mine. I was awestruck!! Right here in front of me is the man who had taught me how to repair and maintain my little 850!! Now I work on vehicles and equipment for a living but aside from semi trucks and some heavy machinery I have never worked on a Volvo passenger vehicle!! Now being a mechanic I figured it shouldn't be too hard to get this Volvo 850 into shape and running good. Boy was I wrong!! If it wasn't for the videos that Robert makes I would have made more mistakes than I already had!! Now my Volvo has become my favorite car that I have ever owned! It was awesome to chat face to face with Robert he even gave me a few pointers on what I was working on. Thanks Robert for all of your hard work and for spreading your wealth of knowledge on these cool little cars!!! Maybe we can meet up for lunch sometime in the future.
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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by tryingbe » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:04 am

Glad you met your hero!
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00 Insight, 72 mpg

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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by skloon » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:49 am

Wow I usually meet people who scare me there
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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by scot850 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:05 am

I have to say that most of the folks I meet at PnP are good folk. Just like anything in life you can get the jerks too but they are in the minority. The ones that drive me mad are those that destroy stuff to get to what they want. It is usually what I have gone to get (center consoles, radio head units to get the bulbs, ECC units and all switches to get the bulbs). I have also met many good folks and Volvo enthusiasts there too.

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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by Cees Klumper » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:00 pm

tryingbe wrote:Glad you met your hero!
OUR hero :D
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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by alexos » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:55 pm

Yeah, good, honest man.

Thanks for all your inspiration, Robert!

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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by rspi » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:13 pm

Woot woot! It's always nice to meet fellow Volvo P80 drivers. Nice visit. ;)
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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by cuhfs » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:41 pm

+1 met the Volvo Rockstar - Robert diy - last year. He is truly a great guy. Could not do half of repairs that I do without his videos and support when needed. Hope he gets back to NJ sometime soon.
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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by ashitaka695 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:24 pm

Yes my hero! My Volvo would be in the scrap yard by now if it wasn't for Robert!!
He is the reason I bought just the voltage regulator and not a whole alternator. I saved money and got the 850 back on the road. Now I want another Volvo but this one a turbo 850.

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Re: U Pull It Salvage Yard Surprise!!

Post by AKJeeper » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:05 pm

Awesome that you met Robert! Hoping to get to meet him someday, too. I'll be driving my Volvo to the Las Vegas area for the holidays and the thought has crossed my mind multiple times to make a trip out to NM while I'm at it.

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