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Old 12-20-2021, 04:51 PM   #1
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Somewhat new to tb. I lurk occasionally. I’ve owned lots of Volvos but never anything cool enough to share.
I bought the IPd Swagon in Minneapolis,MN this past weekend. Figured I’d start a thread for anyone interested in following along on its journey back to its former glorious self and some cool bits that came along with it. Needs quite a bit and isn’t in running condition (starts but overheats). I intend to restore it as close to the OG iPd build as I possibly can. Seems most of the original fun bits are still there, including the wheels which I’ll also restore.

I feel pretty lucky to own it. I’m told many have tried before me.
Any who have memories, history,questions, and knowledge of this car are also welcome to share!

I’d add pictures of the original build list but I can’t seem to get it to work. Have some learning to do, I suppose.
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Old 12-20-2021, 05:14 PM   #2
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Old 12-20-2021, 05:55 PM   #3
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Well done! Nice to see this car is still around and has been scooped up by someone totally into repairing it. Wish you well with the swag wagon!

The overheating could be a simple thermostat, clogged radiator or as much as a bad head gasket.

Such a cool ride.
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Old 12-20-2021, 11:24 PM   #4
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Wow what a find! Congrats.
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Old 12-21-2021, 09:44 AM   #5
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I remember drooling over that car when they built it. Love the Oscan Turbo wheels
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Old 12-21-2021, 09:47 AM   #6
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If you decide to sell those wheels I will buy them. Just let me know
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Old 12-21-2021, 10:31 AM   #7
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I remember seeing this thing on ebay a decade (?) ago and wishing I had the cash to pick it up.

Good discussion about the car with some old articles here: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...t=98261&page=2
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Old 12-21-2021, 10:51 AM   #8
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Awesome find! Always nice to see these fall into the right hands, I would love to see what his car look like after IPD finished at its original build.
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Old 12-21-2021, 11:25 AM   #9
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Nice to see its mostly intact even the wheels! Minnesota!? Kinda funny where cars end up. Now where is Cameron's 242.....
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Old 12-21-2021, 11:38 AM   #10
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Nice to see its mostly intact even the wheels! Minnesota!? Kinda funny where cars end up. Now where is Cameron's 242.....
Belongs to this guy's dad: https://www.instagram.com/harrisondrifter/?hl=en

Few clips of it in the background here: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-5NDfiH..._web_copy_link
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Old 12-21-2021, 10:07 PM   #11
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Awesome grab; congrats! Where in Wisconsin are you?
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Old 12-21-2021, 10:08 PM   #12
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Nice to see its mostly intact even the wheels! Minnesota!? Kinda funny where cars end up. Now where is Cameron's 242.....

Interestingly enough, the '85 744Ti they built up remained somewhat local. Saw it a few years ago driving around Bellevue, WA, with WA plates on it.
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Awesome grab; congrats! Where in Wisconsin are you?
Thanks. I’m in River falls, WI.
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Old 12-22-2021, 03:27 AM   #14
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Cool car! More pictures please. And bigger....
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