1967 Volvo 123GT

Previous Work

6/8/10: Overview of rear floors with sound deadener removed.

Rear seat area

Front floor overview

Passenger side, front floor with sound deadener removed. Note the rust holes. There will likely be more perforations once the area is sandblasted.

Passenger side rear quarter section: note the right hand side of the picture you can see the rust has bubble through. Along that same seam, across the length of the panel there is similar rust bubbling.

Driver side of the trunk area-close to the wheel arch you can see rust holes.

Passenger side of the trunk area-you can see the rust

Passenger side of the trunk area: a material was used to cover the floor and once removed the rust was obvious.

Detailed picture of the trunk, passenger side area-close to the wheel arch you can see the rust holes.

Passenger side door jamb-there is some rust and paint flaking off the side

The beginning of the end - putting on the surface of the cam lifters will become abrasive and wear out the cam shaft lobes.


Pistons, timing gears, cam shaft and lifters lower end bearings, front & rear engine seals, wrist pins, carb needles & jets, air filters, thermostat, spark plugs, oil pressure sender, air filters, wrist pins.

Here, Igor is cleaning the engine block preparatory to repainting.


The pistons will be replaced as the engine bore is just slightly beyond reusing the standard pistons. The connecting rods will be checked for specifications and reused.


Here Steve is attaching the nickel plated intake and exhaust manifolds. We have found that plating has a better chance of lasting than alternatives.

Motor is done and ready for the "eye candy."

This is the engine rebuilt, reassembled and ready to go back into the famous 123 GT. The paint color scheme is so original with conservative use of nickel plating in places like the exhaust manifold, dip stick, pulleys and coolant return pipe (to waste pump) where paint alone has proven unsuccessful.