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1980 242GT
02-03-2008, 01:57 PM
CHECK IT,
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Thoughts?

OldSchoolEuro
02-03-2008, 02:02 PM
That looks pretty good. Powdercoat them?

GSWAGON
02-03-2008, 02:03 PM
Love the gold wheels and the stance of the car...but they seem to clash with the orange color of lenses though.

CaptainWhoosh
02-03-2008, 02:03 PM
Hot!

Inc3pt
02-03-2008, 02:03 PM
The gold virgos look okay, IMO, except for the fact that your orange marker lenses and fog lights are orange. They're "close" enough to gold that it makes the whole thing look mismatched and stupid. I think you should leave the virgos, but change the marker lenses and fogs back to clear.

Edit: beaten.

Crazychopstick
02-03-2008, 02:08 PM
I like gooooold.

Do the lights have covers? I'd be scared to break one from flying rocks and such.

1980 242GT
02-03-2008, 04:59 PM
The gold virgos look okay, IMO, except for the fact that your orange marker lenses and fog lights are orange. They're "close" enough to gold that it makes the whole thing look mismatched and stupid. I think you should leave the virgos, but change the marker lenses and fogs back to clear.

Edit: beaten.

your stupid and mismatched. Just kidding. yeah, true, maybe I'll look into getting some clear lenses and clear grill fogs.

volvo940tuner
02-03-2008, 05:20 PM
lookin good, but get clear corners

GhengisKhan
02-03-2008, 05:30 PM
your stupid and mismatched. Just kidding. yeah, true, maybe I'll look into getting some clear lenses and clear grill fogs.

I'll trade you side makers.... Please? :nod:

1980 242GT
02-03-2008, 05:31 PM
Yes. crazy chopstick, I have covers that I'll put on so they dont get shattered. Just wanted to rock them without for a couple o' days first.

1980 242GT
02-03-2008, 05:32 PM
no powder coat. just some duplicolor universal gold.

valvesprung
02-03-2008, 05:39 PM
See now I'm on the opposite page, I think the yellow fogs and amber turns looks great...it's the bloody silver grille that kills it for me. I mean I know Volvo thought it was a good idea in 1979...but it's one of those classic/vintage things I just can't seem to get my head around. Nice looking car though.

BrickBorg612
02-03-2008, 07:58 PM
See now I'm on the opposite page, I think the yellow fogs and amber turns looks great...it's the bloody silver grille that kills it for me. I mean I know Volvo thought it was a good idea in 1979...but it's one of those classic/vintage things I just can't seem to get my head around. Nice looking car though.

+1- black out the grille and you'll be in good shape!

Krunk Fu
02-03-2008, 08:38 PM
like the virgos

A-Rode
02-03-2008, 09:31 PM
get evrything clear, or black ish out, it clashes to much IMO

It still looks bitching though, i love those rallye lights

242turbo9
02-03-2008, 09:34 PM
it looks great, it would flow better with clear lights, but it still looks awesome

Lord_Athlon
02-03-2008, 09:38 PM
where did you get the yellow fogs?

YLD244
02-03-2008, 10:02 PM
too many lights. front end looks too busy

A-Rode
02-03-2008, 10:04 PM
too many lights. front end looks too busy

that was my original thought, but i think it may be because of all the colors...

1980 242GT
02-03-2008, 11:14 PM
hella yellow fogs replaced the factory clear lights cause they were shattered. The yellows were found at work in the bottom of an old tool box. They were still new in the box and even had the reciept dated 1984. they were the same size as the originals so I just rocked them. Free, right? why not.

1980 242GT
02-03-2008, 11:18 PM
somewhat busy but I like the vintage-y rally look, besides, the car has coilovers and I fairly regularly raise it up to go do some pacific northwest gravel road and snow rally blasting. Nice to have the extra lighting while going 75mph+ on gravel country roads at night.
http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=23617676

Krunk Fu
02-04-2008, 04:17 AM
too many lights. front end looks too busy

+1, those virgos look awesome tho man:cheers:

fryea
02-04-2008, 04:51 AM
i like the orangy-goldy theme. Now get gold tint ;)

Tanglefoot
02-04-2008, 09:02 AM
I dunno how I like the gold rims on a silver car - maybe it's the corner lenses and fog lights? I don't know. It just doesn't seem to gel quite right. Also, am I the only one who is iffy about the driving lights being so low? It seems to me that those are just asking to be destroyed. Of course, that could just be a personal bias from my past encounters with ditches and such.

Dauntless
02-04-2008, 09:08 AM
I like it. I'd go with all clear lenses though.

JVC
02-04-2008, 09:49 AM
Lose the orange, I'm loving the lights though!

wisturbo
02-04-2008, 11:17 AM
Chris, don't listen to any of these Monkeys.. Just sell me the car as is.

Inc3pt
02-04-2008, 11:59 AM
Just throwin' this out there...I think it really does fix the look and the gold virgos look awesome. :-D But definitely do it how you like it!

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4588/rallygold001copyqy8.jpg

Thor
02-04-2008, 12:36 PM
Just throwin' this out there...I think it really does fix the look and the gold virgos look awesome. :-D But definitely do it how you like it!

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/4588/rallygold001copyqy8.jpg

+1

1980 242GT
02-04-2008, 01:07 PM
Hey, i do kinda like it with the clear!

340GL
02-04-2008, 01:34 PM
remove the round lights that are hanging off the bottom and it'll be really awesome

lysolvolvo
02-04-2008, 03:21 PM
fly.

JonnyP
02-04-2008, 05:32 PM
It would be a good idea to cover those lower fogs with the 3M clear protective film as well. That has saved my lights from being broken several times.

fryea
02-04-2008, 05:33 PM
haters, gold and orange ftw

242turbo9
02-04-2008, 05:47 PM
haters, gold and orange ftw

+1 looks betta how it iz

jfs356
02-04-2008, 07:20 PM
Looks great, love the gold Virgos, lights give it a euro-rally look...

kojwen
02-04-2008, 08:07 PM
Love the all-orange/gold look, donīt go for the clear lights!

Dawson
02-04-2008, 08:37 PM
Looks good the way it is... Good job!

1980 242GT
02-04-2008, 09:03 PM
Thanks for all your thoughts guys! I gave it a good long look today and decided to leave it how it is. Orange and Gold FTW, I like it funky and euro rally lookin' indeed.

1980 242GT
02-04-2008, 09:04 PM
It would be a good idea to cover those lower fogs with the 3M clear protective film as well. That has saved my lights from being broken several times.
Good call, I'll look into it. thanks!

Vol242vo
02-04-2008, 09:17 PM
Hey, i do kinda like it with the clear!

I'll trade you my clears for your yellas...