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derosa
02-01-2008, 12:33 AM
Stumbled accross this on another forum. Seems it is the test piece for the 262c
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii310/fuzzybunnies1/page9_1.jpg

Wonder what it would take to make an actual Bertone look like that.

triton
02-01-2008, 12:59 AM
bad-ass!

340GL
02-01-2008, 01:00 AM
omg that thing is HOT! :omg:

Pennybridge Pioneer
02-01-2008, 01:53 AM
iirc the 164 front end fits on the early 240 with relative ease. I think you should do it if you have a 262c already. Would be awesome and unique (at least in the US). Only problem would be that you have to paint, because I don't think you'll be able to cross match the body panels.

derosa
02-01-2008, 10:36 AM
iirc the 164 front end fits on the early 240 with relative ease. I think you should do it if you have a 262c already. Would be awesome and unique (at least in the US). Only problem would be that you have to paint, because I don't think you'll be able to cross match the body panels.
Real problem is finding the 164 front end, I've only seen one and it was rusted out in the JY. I'm painting the car anyways so I may have to do this for ****s and giggles.

pinguin
02-01-2008, 10:41 AM
Real problem is finding the 164 front end, I've only seen one and it was rusted out in the JY. I'm painting the car anyways so I may have to do this for ****s and giggles.

Need a 164 front end? we might be able to work summat out, but you'd have to come up ter my neck o the woods...

pinguin
02-01-2008, 10:42 AM
I wish I had a bertone to do that to...

pisco
02-01-2008, 11:01 AM
Not an easy swap or I'd be done with my 162... The front wheels are 4 inches further forward than on a 240 so you have to graft the whole front on up to the a pillar as well as layering some of the floor for strength. The wings will not bolt to anything 240 either.

I'm eventually going to take the door section & B pillar out of my 164 & replace with 142/242 sections. The roof will be standard 142 height though.

BrickBorg612
02-01-2008, 11:16 AM
I wish I had a bertone to do that to...


You have access to a 164?

Eli
02-01-2008, 11:29 AM
I found this picture somewhere a long time ago:

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z290/EliMailey/2proto262.jpg

Thought it pertained. You can see the wheel well sits further front on the 162.

-E

pinguin
02-01-2008, 11:40 AM
You have access to a 164?

About 3 or 4 to be exact.

You forget, I have access to everything. Enchanted Forest FTW. :cool::rofl::-P:rofl::cool:

derosa
02-01-2008, 12:30 PM
Not an easy swap or I'd be done with my 162... The front wheels are 4 inches further forward than on a 240 so you have to graft the whole front on up to the a pillar as well as layering some of the floor for strength. The wings will not bolt to anything 240 either.

I'm eventually going to take the door section & B pillar out of my 164 & replace with 142/242 sections. The roof will be standard 142 height though.
Is the overall length of the 160 front end longer so the end of the panels can be trimmed down or is it an actual difference in wheel base?

pisco
02-01-2008, 01:07 PM
Is the overall length of the 160 front end longer so the end of the panels can be trimmed down or is it an actual difference in wheel base?

The overal length is about that of the 240 but the wheels are 4.75 inches further forward due to the longer 6 cyl engine.

240kid
02-01-2008, 01:14 PM
omg :omg::omg:

pinguin
02-01-2008, 01:19 PM
Ok, I need a bertone, seriously, anyone, Bueller?

derosa
02-01-2008, 01:49 PM
The overal length is about that of the 240 but the wheels are 4.75 inches further forward due to the longer 6 cyl engine.
I'm not certain it would then be possible to go from a bertone to this and retain a PRV due to the placement of the oil pan. Unless with a smaller intake the engine could be jacked up to clear the crossmember.

Blue245Ti
02-01-2008, 01:58 PM
I suspect the 162C had a B30E or B30F under the hood anyway. The latter, if they used a '75 chassis to do the conversion on, since Volvo only made US model 164E's in 1975... Even the cars sold in Europe for that year were 49 state 164E's without the cat...

-J

vvpete
02-01-2008, 02:19 PM
I had seen a very rare 162GL many years ago while in Stonington CT for an art show. I pulled up next to the guy in my mint '79 242DL and remarked that it was not only very nice, but I thought it must be a modfied 164 body to be a 162. It did in fact have the Volvo 162GL badge to prove it. Except for the crop top, it looked like the car below.

The guy told me that the car was one of only a few ever produced, and had an M46 in it, B30E, which had been completely rebuilt, balanced and blueprinted, putting out 236 hp. It was a '74 model year and had tail lights like the '77-78 242GT, blacked out trim, but retained the classic 164 nose. It had quite the growl, and interior was impressive black leather.

pisco
02-01-2008, 02:36 PM
Here's a chop I did of what I'm going to attempt to build in the next two years or so. Well, after we move at least. The Polaris would be cool, but I'll likely go with wheels that are a bit more understated or period like ATS classics.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/pisco/red162copy.jpg

Blue245Ti
02-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Nice 163... ;-)

-J

pisco
02-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Nice 163... ;-)

-J

Heh, yeah I got lazy & didn't tint the windscreen. The guy in the passenger seat looked hilarious with a bunch of eyes & a wiiiide face though. I shoulda put sleeves on the driver too, not classy.

norcal505
02-01-2008, 10:15 PM
yeah ive seen that before.
it is so pimpalacious

GrandmaSideways
02-01-2008, 10:59 PM
I'm not certain it would then be possible to go from a bertone to this and retain a PRV due to the placement of the oil pan. Unless with a smaller intake the engine could be jacked up to clear the crossmember.

Why would you want to keep an early PRV anyways?
Anyways, the later 240's plastic inner fenderwells fit the 160's, so in terms of fenderwell size it's fine. Learned that when at a car show I had a guy with his head in my fender.:rofl:
Thus, I wonder if you could modify the fenders.