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Carraudio
03-25-2011, 12:06 AM
I'm new here so I will start with a little intro...

My name is Chris I have been around cars all my life. My Grandpa had is own repair shop, my dad and uncles are all mechanics. I kinda have it in my blood, guess that is why my last name is Carr. I always knew I would be doing something with cars when I grew up. I ended up getting into the car audio side of it early on. I have been doing my own radios sense I was 15 in my first car. I work at a very small shop here in Albuquerque and I have been doing it pro. for 6 years now. So that is just a little bit about me...

Now for the car.

I had a friend/ex-coworker come to the shop the other day. He came to see if one of us had a used radio to put in a '82 242 turbo he got given to him. I told him I would trade him for thr '95 240SX I have sitting in my driveway. He said he would think about it. My 240 has a new motor and a 5speed swap that is ready to go into it, his 242 doesn't run and he doesn't know what is wrong with it. For a Turbobrick I'm willing to take a chance...

Here is how it sits right now.

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/carraudio/2011-03-24_18-31-40_85.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/carraudio/2011-03-24_18-31-52_732.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/carraudio/2011-03-24_18-32-09_730.jpg

The inside of the car is clean just the top of the back seat is faded.

My friend has gone out of town for a week so I have to wait to get it home. I have done nothing but think about what I want to do with this car. I have wanted a 242 as long as I can remember and I'm sure my fiancÚ is getting tired of hearing about this car.


I already have the stereo planned out, but that is mostly because I already have all the parts for it.

coondog240
03-25-2011, 08:34 AM
nice front plate

Old Iron
03-25-2011, 09:03 AM
Nice 242!

get it running
flathood
Loose the rear wing

243_Phantom
03-25-2011, 10:41 PM
Give the car to me. I'm local, and I'll gladly take it.
I also have/can make you some pretty cool suspension stuff for it if you decide to go that route.

Carraudio
03-25-2011, 10:47 PM
I plan on fixing it up building a motor and suspension work. If you need any audio work let me know I work over at Mesa Radio

D.E
03-26-2011, 10:02 AM
Man, factory 242TIC. Awesome! I love the commandos and the rear spoiler.

Carraudio
03-28-2011, 12:34 AM
I have got a lot figured out that I want to do with the car. I am lost on those big @$$ bumpers.

DurableSwedish
03-28-2011, 01:29 AM
did you just say you are going to trade an S14 for a $500 242t? I'd do the motor swap in the S14, sell it for $2500, use the $500 to buy that POS volvo and use the other $2k to make it fast...

Tom Wiley
03-28-2011, 02:14 AM
did you just say you are going to trade an S14 for a $500 242t? I'd do the motor swap in the S14, sell it for $2500, use the $500 to buy that POS volvo and use the other $2k to make it fast...

Do this. That way you can have enough fun to want to keep the car.

243_Phantom
03-28-2011, 03:38 AM
If you don't end up trading him, seriously let me know. I'll buy that 242.
I also happen to know where its clone is (except for the intercooled part) :ninja: The guy that is selling it wants very little for it, but it needs a lot of work.

Thanks for the offer on the audio stuff. I'm actually looking for infinity kappas for my 244. PM me.

Carraudio
03-28-2011, 09:03 AM
did you just say you are going to trade an S14 for a $500 242t? I'd do the motor swap in the S14, sell it for $2500, use the $500 to buy that POS volvo and use the other $2k to make it fast...

I was only doing a auto to manual swap if I want to do a motor start I would have to spend another $1700 or more on parts and if I were going to do that I would keep the car. As far as my friend selling his 242 he isn't selling it he needs a car to drive but he would rather have the nissan then the Volvo.

olov
03-28-2011, 09:19 AM
gonna need pics of the nissan, prepare to be flamed :P

do what you want, it's your car, but an almost 30 year old, prolly rusty, stock kjet, volvo isn't worth as much as a 15 year old nissan 240sx 90% of the time

Carraudio
03-28-2011, 11:27 PM
http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/carraudio/240sx/IMG00073.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/carraudio/240sx/IMG00049.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/carraudio/240sx/IMG00038-20100402-1754.jpg