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Hawk233
03-18-2011, 11:01 PM
Its about time I stopped lurking.

To introduce myself, I have been into Volvo's for a few years. I started with a 97 854 T-5, in which many people will attest was one of the cleanest cars they've seen.

Back in January I decided to try something different, and obtained an 87' 244 5spd.
The car had 192k miles on it, but had every record since new. I wasn't convinced on buying it when I first went to look at it, because it had a few deep scratches and 2 dents (which could be fixed pretty easily). Once I saw the interior though (Grey on black) I was sold. it was MINT.
Anyways My goal was to make this car unique, and it is starting to seem that way.
List of stuff I have already done:
First Minute I got it home, I tore off the front DOT plate, and stuck a euro plate on.
Projector Retrofit (Morimoto Mini H1's, with Morimoto 4300k bulbs).
Replaced corner lights, fitted clear top corner bulbs, and polished the headlights.
Got rid of the tainted and damaged original steelies with some Corona's.
Painted the inside of the new wheels black, and left the outside as metal, with clear-coat.
Removed the Rear Muffler, and re-routed exhaust to come right out the back passenger side.
Added a Mustang tailpipe, and at the same time did a 3inch PVC snorkel intake.
Added Decals, and a Giant window banner, which you guys will probably hate me for.
Recently I have bought some Tethy's to put on, but am awaiting money for spacers.
And Lastly I chopped the front springs 2 coils, with the help of an awesome VS member.

Alright Time for some Pictures

This is how she arrived, notice the headlights haha.
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0146.jpg

First mod, Euro plate!
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/CIMG0608.jpg

After an OEM roof rack, Corona's, New corners and polished headlights.
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/CIMG0612.jpg

Look at that wheel gap!
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/CIMG0615.jpg

Yes, thats a projector still in a fluted lens.
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0153.jpg

Bright mofos!
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0152.jpg

Then came the exhaust.
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0155.jpg

Then a Volvo meet on Lake Washington
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0184Edit.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0186Edit.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0187.jpg

Test Fitting the Green Swag. Gotta love offset differences.
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0197.jpg

And some pictures from yesterday. Vs homz helpin me out.
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0200.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0203.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0204.jpg

And Finally, Pictures from today. The result of two and a half months. Still not even close to done though.

http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/Photo0205.jpg

Oh and Heres my old baby, I will always miss her.
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/53997_181941755154198_100000151239811_713139_13243 43_o.jpg
http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo218/Black_Hawk233/CIMG0522.jpg

Ansel+
03-19-2011, 02:16 AM
yeee coronas

You were at XXX right?

I was wondering why someone would put a VS sticker on a 240 :lol:

Ansel+
03-19-2011, 02:17 AM
yeee coronas

You were at XXX right?

I was wondering why someone would put a VS sticker on a 240 :lol:

Jacobpockros
03-29-2011, 02:16 AM
Nice 244 man! It's funny because I dealt with mine the same way as you when I got it.

I replaced the yellowed headlights (worse than yours believe it or not):

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r247/jacobpockros/Volvo%20240/IMG_0327.jpg?t=1301375524

And also added a roofrack as well:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r247/jacobpockros/Volvo%20240/P1000651.jpg?t=1301375612



So anyway, what are your plans for the car? How does she shift?

Jacobpockros
03-29-2011, 02:16 AM
Nice 244 man! It's funny because I dealt with mine the same way as you when I got it.

I replaced the yellowed headlights (worse than yours believe it or not):

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r247/jacobpockros/Volvo%20240/IMG_0327.jpg?t=1301375524

And also added a roofrack as well:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r247/jacobpockros/Volvo%20240/P1000651.jpg?t=1301375612



So anyway, what are your plans for the car? How does she shift?

towerymt
03-29-2011, 02:26 AM
Welcome to club, '87 244 M47...

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/5704707.jpg

Hawk233
04-05-2011, 05:59 PM
Thanks for the replies, sorry I took so long to respond, I've been on vacation.

Yes That was me at XXX, and I still got that VS banner on it.

My next mod will hopefully be an early front end including, flathood, single round headlights, and the accompany'ing grille, the problem is trying to find these parts for a good deal, so I will have to scour every junkyard around.
Hopefully before Ipd this may, I will have the car on the Tethy's (which are now black), and have it sitting a few inches lower.

And as for the tranny, its beautiful. I just need to put some new bushings in the shifter, although it still feels great.

towerymt
04-05-2011, 06:37 PM
My next mod will hopefully be an early front end including, flathood, single round headlights, and the accompany'ing grille...
Interesting. I have a flat hood on my '87 now. Have 78-80 headlight buckets, bezels, and grille. Have early 2-screw euro turn signals. Have '79 euro 5panel tails. Picking up a pair of early fenders in a couple weeks. Just need the lower panel beneath the headlights to complete my 79 conversion. You might be done first though.

towerymt
04-05-2011, 06:45 PM
My next mod will hopefully be an early front end including, flathood, single round headlights, and the accompany'ing grille...
Interesting. I have a flat hood on my '87 now. Have 78-80 headlight buckets, bezels, and grille. Have early 2-screw euro turn signals. Have '79 euro 5panel tails. Picking up a pair of early fenders in a couple weeks. Just need the lower panel beneath the headlights to complete my 79 conversion. You might be done first though.

Hawk233
04-05-2011, 07:05 PM
Probably not, I have yet to get any parts for it at all, Although come to think of it, I could probablly find some good stuff at Ipd's Garage sale, and do a quick swap mid car show :lol:

As for right now, I'm stuck on where to get 25/32mm adapters for the wheels, I'm almost to the point of selling the wheels, and getting something else.

RCArmy434
04-05-2011, 07:29 PM
Interesting. I have a flat hood on my '87 now. Have 78-80 headlight buckets, bezels, and grille. Have early 2-screw euro turn signals. Have '79 euro 5panel tails. Picking up a pair of early fenders in a couple weeks. Just need the lower panel beneath the headlights to complete my 79 conversion. You might be done first though.

Will one for quad squares work? i have like 3 of them, im sure i could part with one for nothing...

amerbritcan
04-05-2011, 11:08 PM
Will one for quad squares work? i have like 3 of them, im sure i could part with one for nothing...

one what for quad squares? flathood, early fenders, turn signals are all the same...


Also, OP, don't feel alone in repping VS on a 240... my 242 has the banner.

towerymt
04-05-2011, 11:13 PM
Will one for quad squares work? i have like 3 of them, im sure i could part with one for nothing...
The metal panel I need is the same on 75-85 240s. single round, dual round, dual rectangular, etc. It's just not the 86+ panel, which is different.

Got some pre-86 parts cars? I'm interested...

The sheet metal swap is easy, but I've gotta widen the fenders, so that will take some planning cause it will take some time and I'm no fabricator.

RCArmy434
04-05-2011, 11:34 PM
The metal panel I need is the same on 75-85 240s. single round, dual round, dual rectangular, etc. It's just not the 86+ panel, which is different.

Got some pre-86 parts cars? I'm interested...

The sheet metal swap is easy, but I've gotta widen the fenders, so that will take some planning cause it will take some time and I'm no fabricator.

PM sent

Wilford Brimley
04-05-2011, 11:51 PM
When was there a VS meet on lake washington?!

Hawk233
04-06-2011, 05:35 PM
There was a Juanita beach Show N Shine last year, too bad the beach is now closed.