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1975v8242
01-26-2008, 08:41 PM
I bought this thing like 4 weeks ago and have been slowly going through Stage 0 and I think its finally worthy of DD status. It was a wreck when I bought it the right front fender was crushed, missing the front airdam, map pockets broken, reverse light lenses missing, bald tires yada yada yada. About 4 trips to the pick & pull and a few hours work and we have this. I paid $590 for the car and with all I have spent I have right at $800 in it now. I changed the Fuel pump relay, master cylinder, timing belt and I put the virgo's off my 242 on it for now. It still needs a windshield, new front struts and the rotors turned but it runs and drives EXCELLENT.

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Homer
01-26-2008, 08:45 PM
89?
Nice color.

VolvoPunch
01-26-2008, 08:45 PM
fix the front bumper and panel, vacuum it and get 12 grand for it on ebay. Nice nice find.

1975v8242
01-26-2008, 08:50 PM
89?
Nice color.

Yep 89 and the color is why I bought it:)


fix the front bumper and panel, vacuum it and get 12 grand for it on ebay. Nice nice find.

I was thinking more along the lines of driving it for like a year till I can afford to buy a new truck and then fixing it vacuming it and selling it on Ebay but somehow 12 grand seems a little out of reach:rofl: Maybe $2000

Redwood Chair
01-26-2008, 08:53 PM
Looks great,hard to beat a wagon for family,and hauling stuff.

lbaranyk
01-26-2008, 08:59 PM
8 hundo? hell yea man.

VolvoPunch
01-26-2008, 09:00 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of driving it for like a year till I can afford to buy a new truck and then fixing it vacuming it and selling it on Ebay but somehow 12 grand seems a little out of reach:rofl: Maybe $2000

Clean it and go buy yourself a newish truck.

Yes you could get near to 12 grand. :-P So stop laughing at me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-VOLVO-240-DL-WAGON_W0QQitemZ110215888817QQcmdZViewItem?hash=ite m110215888817

1975v8242
01-26-2008, 09:08 PM
Clean it and go buy yourself a newish truck.

Yes you could get near to 12 grand. :-P So stop laughing at me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1990-VOLVO-240-DL-WAGON_W0QQitemZ110215888817QQcmdZViewItem?hash=ite m110215888817

Holy **** 12K is ****ing crazy money if that one is worth 12K then mine should be worth 6K. That one is clean as hell and has good miles but come on:wtf:.

gotboost
01-26-2008, 10:45 PM
Nice ride man. Is that Barrents Blue (my personal favorite volvo color)? Can't really tell from the lighting, but it's a sick color either way.

Rectilinear
01-26-2008, 11:21 PM
Where the heck did the bada$$ bullet caps come from??? I need those!!

1975v8242
01-26-2008, 11:56 PM
Where the heck did the bada$$ bullet caps come from??? I need those!!

I bought mine at the Big 3 swap meet but I think these ones from mooneyes are the same. AA533 are the ones I think are the same.

https://www.mooneyesusa.com/Store/product_info.php?products_id=157&osCsid=ab7914aab73e5544413ecee66e38ecee

Krisverde
01-27-2008, 02:21 AM
What size tires are those? I've got the same ones.

Tick
01-27-2008, 02:31 AM
Very clean.

VolvoPunch
01-27-2008, 02:33 AM
Holy **** 12K is ****ing crazy money if that one is worth 12K then mine should be worth 6K. That one is clean as hell and has good miles but come on:wtf:.

Spend a weekend cleaning it up nice and take some good pictures. You should be able to make a nice nice profit. :-D

2fast242gt
01-27-2008, 02:34 AM
look great but dont let ur kid run around the car with those pointy center caps:lol:

1975v8242
01-27-2008, 12:11 PM
What size tires are those? I've got the same ones.

The tires are 215/65/15 I realize there a little big but I got them for practically nothing and they ride super nice. There's nothing like a big fat sidewall to smooth a car out:)


Very clean.

Thanks she is a pretty clean 245 but you should have seen it the day I brought it home:wtf:


Spend a weekend cleaning it up nice and take some good pictures. You should be able to make a nice nice profit. :-D

Buying cars and turning them for profit is what I do for a living. I mostly deal in Classic cars and collectables but essentially every car I buy is a car Im going to turn but some I just keep longer then others. The car is dirty right now because we have had some ****y weather here the last week and where my shop is I have to park in a dirt lot:-(. Im looking frantically for a set of the Factory Volvo hard plastic floor mats but everybody thinks there gold:-P


look great but dont let ur kid run around the car with those pointy center caps:lol:

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Krisverde
01-27-2008, 12:16 PM
The tires are 215/65/15 I realize there a little big but I got them for practically nothing and they ride super nice. There's nothing like a big fat sidewall to smooth a car out:)



Lol, I got pretty much the same size also cept mine are 215/60. Personally I think it looks fairly good with the big tires. Has a pretty good ride.

Gene_GaTech
01-28-2008, 01:16 AM
wow. super awesome. I missed it think, but how many miles on the car?

bag3lbit3s
01-28-2008, 03:10 AM
Those are some wide tires for those wheels...how badly do they roll? I've got 205/60's and hate it. For some odd reason they look good though, gives the impression of even more dish :P. Very nice car.

dieselboy
01-28-2008, 04:43 AM
nice there was a 75 245 on craigslist a few weeks ago i wish i had the cash

A-Rode
01-28-2008, 08:59 AM
sweet, but IMO the pointy caps dont look as cool on the wagon as on the 242....
and i noticed one problem with the car....

There are only 2 pedals...:lol:

Rectilinear
02-04-2008, 10:40 PM
I bought mine at the Big 3 swap meet but I think these ones from mooneyes are the same. AA533 are the ones I think are the same.

https://www.mooneyesusa.com/Store/product_info.php?products_id=157&osCsid=ab7914aab73e5544413ecee66e38ecee

I know, took me a while to get back to this, but Thank you very much for the link!!!!

JVC
02-04-2008, 10:50 PM
Damn!!! I wish I could find something that clean around here for that price!

Nice Pickup!!

242turbo9
02-04-2008, 11:03 PM
piss off!? 800$!? we had one just like that, 150k, M47, virgo's, same color, sooooper clean, it was a 92 tho and we sold it for 3500$

Mr. Porter
02-04-2008, 11:50 PM
nice find. how many miles?

parapig2001
02-05-2008, 12:41 AM
The engine is nice and clean. Great job so far! :-D

1975v8242
02-05-2008, 10:07 PM
I know, took me a while to get back to this, but Thank you very much for the link!!!!

No problem! Post up some pics when you get them so we can see some more virgo's with pointy caps:)

nice find. how many miles?

The odo shows 185K but as always it doesnt work so who knows. The motor runs suoper sweet and looking in the Valve coverfrom the oil cap the motor is super clean inside. I love Volvo's you cant kill them.


The engine is nice and clean. Great job so far! :-D

Thanks guys I have driven it for the last 2 weeks as my DD and I love it especially when $30 fills it up at the pump. My suburban I was driving took $80 to fill up this thing is like winning the lottery. It still needs a little work but I got the Stereo system in it this week. It still needs a windshield and the front rotors turned.

1975v8242
02-12-2008, 01:41 AM
I frinally got around to actually cleaning her today so I figured I would snap some pics and I installed the Stereo system last weekend so I snapped some pics of that too. Its a Sony head unit, Jensen 4 inch door speakers, sony 6x9's, 2 10 inch JL's in a ported box, 4 channel JBL amp on the highs and mids and a kicker mono block sub amp for the subs.......It sounds awsome but I think I want to change out the ported box for a sealed one.<center>
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