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Mattis
03-31-2011, 10:36 AM
This project won't be too long, so I decided that it didn't really need an thread under "projects and restoration" but if a mod disagrees feel free to move it. Work will start today or tomorrow, just figured I would have the thread ready

Plans are as follows: change entire wiring harness from front to back, newer dash, tan interior, newer steering column, locks, and rear axle from my 87 donor car.
Look wise: US turns, and american middle-years roof rack, slammage, whitewalls, and moondiscs on the 15" steelies (140 rims front, 940 in the rear) rocking 165 tires at the front and 185's in the back

Story:
For years I've been on the search for an poo brown wagon, I had an picture in my mind of some sort of retro looker, didn't have an exact plan, but during the years of search for a worthy wagon the plan fell slowly together bit by bit, and I started the hunt for parts + I had some moondiscs lying around after I gave up on my 142
( http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=164445) They cost me 300 bucks so I just HAVE to use them for something.

Then last summer I got a call from a buddy of mine, he had stumbled over an poo brown 245 in an barn, powered by the awesome powerhouse of an B19!!, it had been standing there for 9 years, was absolutely filthy, but pretty good in the body. I told the owner that I would take it of him and offered him 300 bucks for it, got the standard reply "I'll think about it, and let you know" back.
A week later my buddy calls again, he had been driving past that farm just as they were loading some other junk cars on a truck, and my 245 was next in line, so he stopped and bought it to save it from an certain death.

Next week my buddy's 245 turbo super exploded, and since the poo 245 was titled in his name, he got it fixed up, inspected, and registered. He used it for a couple of months while he was rebuilding his 245, and then sold it to me in the winter for 1000 bucks so he broke even.

The car, when I got it in the middle of the winter.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Brun.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/brun2.jpg

I don't like those headlights so I changed 'em for some smaller squares
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0004-3.jpg

Sold the stock turn signals to towery and replaced them with US turns (thanks Billy780) redwood chair sorted me with mint amber reflectors for 'em (not mounted yet). Also shown 140 steelie
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/usablinkvenstre.jpg

An pic showing the offset of the 140 steelie.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/innpress140felg.jpg

And with moondisc
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/prvemontering.jpg

I just had to have an beige TB sticker for it to match the interior, also nothing screams class like the brown/beige combo EDIT: bad pic, will get a better one
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0003-4.jpg

Donor car, witch will donate: wiring harness, steering column, locks etc.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0001-3.jpg

Thats all I have for now, hopefully I'll have more updates today or tomorrow.

Mathias

Yellow240
03-31-2011, 10:43 AM
Brown is THE ****! I guess a poo brown would match nice with my piss yellow :-P

swiggy
03-31-2011, 12:24 PM
Thats the exact same colour as my 245. :) Its a nightmare trying to match the paint where Ive fixed some small rust patches on the wheel arches though. Dealer wants 40 bucks for a small bottle of touch up paint, probably need more than one too :omg: Currently just covered it up with the closest match I could do with a rattle can, need to find something better.

D.E
03-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Mysigt med bajsbrunt. :) Vad är det för skillnad på rattstången i donatorbilen och den som sitter i den bruna?

D.E
03-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Mysigt med bajsbrunt. :) Vad är det för skillnad på rattstången i donatorbilen och den som sitter i den bruna?

Mattis
03-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Brown is THE ****! I guess a poo brown would match nice with my piss yellow :-P

I know, a buddy has one in that pale yellow color.. an almost equally awesome color

Thats the exact same colour as my 245. :) Its a nightmare trying to match the paint where Ive fixed some small rust patches on the wheel arches though. Dealer wants 40 bucks for a small bottle of touch up paint, probably need more than one too :omg: Currently just covered it up with the closest match I could do with a rattle can, need to find something better.

Yeah I've heard that its an horrible color to match, but I'm planning on giving it a new coat of brown in a couple of years or so, it's not as mint as I want it to be

Mysigt med bajsbrunt. :) Vad är det för skillnad på rattstången i donatorbilen och den som sitter i den bruna?

Lengden, skal konverere til nye dashen når jeg bytter kabelmattan, da vil tenningslåset stå for langt "inn" i dashen. i tillegg er det jo greit å ha en nøkkel til hele bilen istedet for tre, har en ganske kul idè om hva jeg skal gjøre med nøkkelen:)

Mattis
03-31-2011, 06:16 PM
double post

Mattis
04-03-2011, 07:34 AM
YAY!! Garage is full of water:rant:
So I've been having fun with that lately, not got much else done, luckily it wasn't so much that the brown car got "ruined"

frodosm3
04-03-2011, 02:39 PM
[IMG]http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0003-4.jpg[/IMG

dude, that sticker with teh old man riding a volvo is awesome, where you get it

Brickster151
04-03-2011, 03:02 PM
dude, that sticker with teh old man riding a volvo is awesome, where you get it

+1

Mattis
04-03-2011, 05:02 PM
dude, that sticker with teh old man riding a volvo is awesome, where you get it

+1

http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/3297192-sticker

Mattis
04-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Flooding dealt with ,so I took a couple of hours stripping the donor car, wieringharness is ready to come out now, have also been removing wires for all kinds of crap that has been wired into the car over the years..

Before I got the drain opened, was 3" of water in there
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/vann.jpg

Nothing exciting really, just a stripped down 245
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/donorbil3.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/donorbil4.jpg

Mattis
04-06-2011, 11:59 AM
I'll keep updating this

Strip down continues, but now on the brown one.managed to strip it down to this yesterday
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/dash.jpg

found some surface rust
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/drk.jpg

Only thing that is left to disconnect on the brown one, is the headlamps and tailgate wiring.

So tomorrow I should be able to start moving stuff from the white one. I'm just hoping that the firewall plate are the same between the two cars, would make it so much easier to just move it over from the white one to the brown one. Instead of stuffing all of it through that tiny hole that the enginebay harness go through.

Edit: Oh and my roof rack is payed and hopefully shipped. YESS!!

Mattis
04-07-2011, 11:58 AM
Was lazy, the parts car is outside, and it started to rain. So, only managed to do this today
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/dash2.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/ledningsnett.jpg

Anyone know what this doohickie does? It's wired to the coil
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/dings.jpg

epjetta
04-07-2011, 12:47 PM
Ballast resistor

Old Iron
04-07-2011, 02:41 PM
wanna sell the ecode's off the white car

Mattis
04-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Ballast resistor

Ahhh yes, had forgot what it was.. Been probably 5 years since I have had a 240 this old

wanna sell the ecode's off the white car

I can always sell those, BUT shipping will probably end up in the range of +/- 300 bucks. Could it possibly be cheaper to buy 'em new over there?

Mattis
04-08-2011, 12:05 PM
Parts car done
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/donorbil5.jpg

Starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/dash3.jpg

This (R-sport blow through carb) turbo kit will be going on the B19 when I change the engine in the DD, old timey as heck.. Carb + turbo
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/kommendemotor.jpg

Mattis
04-08-2011, 03:25 PM
I keep getting PM's about the lights that were on the car on the first pic. They are sold, sorry guys..

Mattis
04-11-2011, 01:23 PM
Not much picture worthy going on, keep putting the wagon back together, moving ish from the white to the brown one, sound insulation, heater, the vents under the dash, etc etc etc. it will basically be an 87 model on the inside.

Going to pick up some saab 900 shocks for the front, and some saab 99 (I think it was) shocks for the rear tomorrow, so I can start with the slammage as soon that I'm done with the interior / wiring harness.

Bought some firestones today.. Fronts, 165/80-15 on a 4.5" ET45 140 steelie
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/fram.jpg

Rear, 195/70-15 van tires on 6" wide ET25 940 steelie
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/bak-1.jpg

comparison shots
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/breddefb.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/fvsb.jpg

Also gonna pick up some white paint and make 'em into whitewalls tomorrow.. Brand new tires, oh well.

Mattis
04-12-2011, 12:06 PM
Saab shocks bought

saab (top)vs 240

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/saabvsvolvodemperf.jpg

saab 99 (front)shocks for the rear

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/saab99demper.jpg

jonniejav
04-12-2011, 12:19 PM
matt.ur project reminds me of when i was single and no kids(you'll see).good luck keep posting.jj

Cameron
04-12-2011, 01:00 PM
Just sent out your parts for this car from me yesterday :cool:

Mattis
04-12-2011, 01:09 PM
matt.ur project reminds me of when i was single and no kids(you'll see).good luck keep posting.jj

I know what you mean, I'm single and happy that way, get more ish done.. I will continue to update this, even tho it almost seems that I'm writing a diary here.. Probably not too interesting as it doesn't involve an turbocharger yet.

Just sent out your parts for this car from me yesterday :cool:

Sweet. have the postman delivered that letter to you yet?

Cameron
04-12-2011, 01:11 PM
Sweet. have the postman delivered that letter to you yet?

Not yet, but it is quite a distance from northern Norway to Oregon afterall. I'm in no big rush for it, as long as it gets here eventually :)

Mattis
04-12-2011, 01:19 PM
Not yet, but it is quite a distance from northern Norway to Oregon afterall. I'm in no big rush for it, as long as it gets here eventually :)

Usually it takes 7-8 days before things arrive to the recipient in the states, so it must be there any day now

Mattis
04-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Almost done with the wiring and stuff. Have to pull some wires from the roof of the donor, then I can put the dash in, plug everything in, connect the battery, and hopefully there won't be raining sparks

Pretty damned boring to do this swap, I also have another car that I'll do the exact same thing to later this year:barf: Luckily suspension, and body stuff is next.. that'll keep me going:lol:

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/dash4.jpg

varg
04-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Sweet. I would love to find a rust-free brown 245. Brown, Black and Beige (in that order) are the best looking colors 240s came in IMO.

Mattis
04-17-2011, 12:55 PM
Sweet. I would love to find a rust-free brown 245. Brown, Black and Beige (in that order) are the best looking colors 240s came in IMO.

Mine isn't rust free, but nothing serious.. Think I'll give it a new coat of brown in a couple of years, has many parking dings I would like to take care of.



Have connected the battery, YAY!! no sparks fires etc, but something is wrong.. I get the drivinglights on position number 1 and nothing on 2, only thing that hasn't stayed with the wiringharness when I moved it over, is that connector thing on the back of the ignintion barrel. So I'm thinking that I may have put it on 180 degrees wrong.

will have a go on it tomorrow.

Mattis
04-19-2011, 12:10 PM
Looks like all my problems was because of the ignition barrel switch... the one I changed too apparently was broken:grrr: witch resulted in a lot of headscratching.. Oh well

Finally I can start putting the rest of it together, and start mocking up the front suspension with the saab front dampers. Will be back with pics once there is something worth taking pictures of

Mattis
04-20-2011, 12:24 PM
Roof rack arrived, had to try it on..

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Takgrind1.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Takgrind2.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Takgrind4.jpg

Kick ass!!!
Thanks to dakar09 that took the time to send me one.

Have also started trial fitting the saab dampers at the front, left the shock nuts soaking in WD 40 as they were rusty as hell, so nothing worth taking pictures of yet.
Will also post about them in that "short strut inserts" thread, when I've figured out exactly what has to be done.

D.E
04-20-2011, 12:33 PM
saab (top)vs 240

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/saabvsvolvodemperf.jpg

Vad hör den där insatsen till för SAAB? 9-3 OG?

Mattis
04-20-2011, 12:37 PM
Vad hör den där insatsen till för SAAB? 9-3 OG?

SAAB 900 94-98. Kjøpt på feltema

D.E
04-20-2011, 12:40 PM
Stämmer alla mått så det blir helt "bolt-on" men kortare dämpare? Låter nästan för bra för att vara sant.

Mattis
04-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Stämmer alla mått så det blir helt "bolt-on" men kortare dämpare? Låter nästan för bra för att vara sant.

Nope, må svarva en spacer på 5,7cm til å ha på toppen av demperkroppen, samt en hylse for å ha i topplagringen på volvo'n, da saab demperne har mindre lager. Forhåpentligvis så har jeg sett nærmere på det i morgen, skriver nok en "guide" når jeg har fått det i hop

D.E
04-20-2011, 01:05 PM
OK, tack. :)

TeamNorrland
04-20-2011, 01:27 PM
Matti. Detta börjar ju gå frammåt. :) Antar att du har fått dit lyktan nu också. :)

Dakar09
04-21-2011, 11:58 AM
Rack looks sweeet, dude! You got her together pretty quick too!

Mattis
04-26-2011, 02:30 PM
Matti. Detta börjar ju gå frammåt. :) Antar att du har fått dit lyktan nu också. :)

Joda det blir nok bra til slutt, lyktan ligger enda i eska si den.. det er jo ommentrent det siste man trenger å montere

Rack looks sweeet, dude! You got her together pretty quick too!

No problem getting it together.. just waiting for a buddy to show up with a pop-nut kit, so I can mount it..


Been lazy over the easter.. Mostly been buying awesomatron stuff for it. After buying a tan leather shift boot I started wondering how the .... I could get the car even more tan on the inside. Then I remembered that volvo had some tan dashboards in the 80's, that resulted in a can of tan interior paint on its way north:lol:

Whitewall

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Hjul.jpg

Had some rubbish masking tape, but that can probably be fixed easily

Thinking with the 900 front dampers, that it may be better if I change the bearings in the top mounts.. as volvo dampers are 18mm and the saab's are 16.. think a 1mm thick adapter will break almost instantly

245Mike
04-27-2011, 11:05 PM
The white walls look freaking awesome!!! What paint do you use?

Mattis
04-28-2011, 12:46 PM
The white walls look freaking awesome!!! What paint do you use?

It came out alright, glad that I went with firestone tires.. I think the lettering on 'em adds to the retro-ness

I Just used normal white spray paint, we painted the tires on my buddys rat-thingemahjig jetta with the same paint some years ago, so it's been tried and tested..

245Mike
04-28-2011, 05:03 PM
It came out alright, glad that I went with firestone tires.. I think the lettering on 'em adds to the retro-ness

I Just used normal white spray paint, we painted the tires on my buddys rat-thingemahjig jetta with the same paint some years ago, so it's been tried and tested..

I think thats going to be my next mod :-D

Mattis
04-30-2011, 08:14 PM
keep doing busywork..

Beige awesomeness.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Inni.jpg

Mattis
05-01-2011, 02:33 PM
Well I'm not doubting it will be low enough (picture taken with the damper in it's longest position)
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Hjultest1.jpg

Good seeing that it's starting to look like a car again, and that it works just as good as it did in my mind
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/helhet.jpg

1983volvo245
05-01-2011, 02:43 PM
nice build! i'm diging the white walls and brown paint

EDIT: im courious about the red lights in the rear window on the rear hatch???

Mattis
05-01-2011, 05:43 PM
im courious about the red lights in the rear window on the rear hatch???

Brake lights.. Decided to remove 'em, even tho they are 70's-tastic they just didn't look right with the rest of it.

Mattis
05-03-2011, 10:01 PM
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Inni1.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/lakkadash.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/lakkadash1.jpg

DNAsEqUeNcE
05-03-2011, 11:35 PM
bling blang!

Mattis
05-06-2011, 03:41 PM
Adapter thingemahjigs made
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Demperforing.jpg

Uses the nuts as a guide, as they are level on each side I don't see a problem with that.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Demperforing1.jpg

Rear axle from the shed
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/bakstell.jpg

On the upper spring perches I will just weld a heavy duty washer with a 16mm hole, and monday I think I'll have to try to find some bearings for the topmounts...

Mattis
06-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Well stuff have happened again, been to busy working to get any real progress on this..

More retro awesomeness (thanks to 2fast242gt)
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/pinstripe.jpg

Rear axle swapped, saab dampers mounted, and springs cut, the springs have some preload still.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/saabdemper.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Avkapp.jpg

The arch gap with the car standing on jackstands
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/archgap.jpg

I think it works awesomely, been thinking about maybe adding scallops(white outlining and red center), not sure yet
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Oversikt.jpg

Mattis
08-11-2011, 06:06 AM
Work is busy as hell, but its finally on the ground.. tucking fronts (like 1 cm)and rears

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Endelig.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0063.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0062.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0061.jpg

Josh
08-11-2011, 09:42 PM
sittin dope.

Jerd
08-12-2011, 08:37 PM
nice! needs spacers.

Mattis
08-14-2011, 01:59 PM
Hell no it dont need spacers... It needs fail spec offset be able to turn:lol:

Mattis
09-17-2011, 02:24 PM
First outing.. I feel it's kinda missing something in the front.. Maybe a 93 850 lip is needed, not sure yet

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0076-1.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0075-2.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0077-2.jpg

Dakar09
09-17-2011, 02:30 PM
Love the whitewalls!!

and nice rack! ;)

John2x240
09-17-2011, 02:50 PM
That truck behind the car intrigues me. It looks like it could be a mounted manure spreader, but if it is, it's a lot different than any I've used, or even seen. Oh yeah, nice 245 and the white sidewalls remind me of my younger days ... much younger. ;-)

Mattis
09-18-2011, 12:02 PM
Love the whitewalls!!

and nice rack! ;)

Yeah the rack is sweet, I think if it wasn't there it wouldn't work with the whitewalls..

That truck behind the car intrigues me. It looks like it could be a mounted manure spreader, but if it is, it's a lot different than any I've used, or even seen. Oh yeah, nice 245 and the white sidewalls remind me of my younger days ... much younger. ;-)

It's not a truck, it's an tractor from the netherlands, Muli its called. The thing on the back is for grass, home made edition

John2x240
09-18-2011, 02:45 PM
... It's not a truck, it's an tractor from the netherlands, Muli its called. The thing on the back is for grass, home made edition

Interesting, I don't think I've ever seen a cab forward tractor. As for the rig on the back, as the old farm saying goes, if you can't buy one, build one. :-D

Back to Volvos.;-)

carter
12-12-2011, 09:26 AM
Man those white walls look good!

I'll be ordering Cokers asap.

Ruben
12-12-2011, 10:50 AM
Are the saab front inserts only shorter or are they also stiffer?
Oil or gas shocks?

Jerd
12-13-2011, 01:59 AM
Eww why the hell would you put 850 lip on it?

Looks good as is, if you want a front lip use a 240 one.

volvorod85
12-13-2011, 02:07 AM
Nice! My wife has the same color in 242DL style. She hates it, lol. But i dropped in my old B230FT aw71, threw in some 92 240 A/C, power windows, keyless entry, black headliner GL seats, black carpet, stereo, and fresh doorpanels to match, and an 86+ dash, sitting on some nice ronal 16's. The car is pretty decent, the interior is nice...but the paint is meh...i should prolly try to buff it out.

Mark

volvorod85
12-13-2011, 02:08 AM
Nice! My wife has the same color in 242DL style. She hates it, lol. But i dropped in my old B230FT aw71, threw in some 92 240 A/C, power windows, keyless entry, black headliner GL seats, black carpet, stereo, and fresh doorpanels to match, and an 86+ dash, sitting on some nice ronal 16's. The car is pretty decent, the interior is nice...but the paint is meh...i should prolly try to buff it out.

Mark

Mattis
12-13-2011, 09:50 AM
Eww why the hell would you put 850 lip on it?

Looks good as is, if you want a front lip use a 240 one.

I don't think it looks too bad..
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/9318932345.jpg

But I might have found an GT lip. But I won't decide before its spring as the car is parked for the winter.

I have no idea what's available for saabs, but there probably is some stiff dampers available. The ones I bought are oil, and the cheapest I could find (30 bucks each).

Cojones
12-13-2011, 01:15 PM
Looks good.

swiggy
12-14-2011, 12:38 AM
Needs more fogs and tinted windows :nod:

Mattis
12-14-2011, 03:18 PM
Nope. I like it as is

Cojones
12-14-2011, 03:49 PM
Please no tinted windows.

swiggy
12-14-2011, 04:07 PM
Nope. I like it as is

Fair enough

Please no tinted windows.

Why not? My poo brown wagon has 5% tint in all the rear glass, with such a dark paint colour it doesn't look out of place at all, I really like it. Some paint codes suit tint much better, I think the brown really does. Each to their own though, its your car! :cheers:

Cojones
12-14-2011, 05:07 PM
Why not? Because it looks good without a tint. Everything fits.

twójStary
01-27-2012, 07:43 AM
Nice, I love that brown color :) Any problems with replacing wirring?

Mattis
01-27-2012, 09:38 AM
Nice, I love that brown color :) Any problems with replacing wirring?

The wiring swap was pretty easy, the most difficult part on this "project" was to get time to work on the damned thing:lol:

Sebastiaan245
01-27-2012, 12:50 PM
Do i understand it right if u put a spacer on top of the Saab struts? cause i'm also thinking about driving saab shocks, have them at home already, but i don't want to cut the strut housing if it's not needed. Does the top of the struthousing not hit the top of the spring"housing"

Great car!
Dom är jättefint!!

Mattis
01-28-2012, 07:01 AM
Do i understand it right if u put a spacer on top of the Saab struts? cause i'm also thinking about driving saab shocks, have them at home already, but i don't want to cut the strut housing if it's not needed. Does the top of the struthousing not hit the top of the spring"housing"

Great car!
Dom är jättefint!!

Yes I made a spacer, witch were on top of the shock. On the top mounts I had to press out the bearings, and replace them with others, cause the saab shock is smaller in that area, I'll post a paint drawing of how I did it

Do you mean, if the suspension bottoms out? If so, no it don't, not yet at least, but I haven't driven it too much

Mattis
01-28-2012, 07:19 AM
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Untitled-1.png

I replaced the bearings with some with a bigger hole, and made a "hat" witch I pressed into the bearing, to make the hole smaller, as the saab shock is 2mm smaller than the volvo one, I could not find bearings with the correct inner dimension, so I chose to do it this way.

On the top spring disc (I don't know the english word for it) I just welded a washer with a 2mm smaller hole, for the same reason as above

If you don't understand what I mean, just ask, and I can try to explain better

Mattis
03-25-2012, 03:42 PM
Summer is coming, and the brown wagon has thawed out

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCN1026.jpg

Mattis
03-31-2012, 04:10 PM
Well the DD is going black/gray on the inside, so the dash and center console will go over into "the browning".

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0076.jpg

Even tho the dash is half tan it will match the tan interior better

Old Iron
04-01-2012, 12:42 AM
wow that thing looks ridiculously clean! :)

Mattis
04-23-2012, 01:15 PM
wow that thing looks ridiculously clean! :)

Thanks:) Most of it is, there are some rust and some dents, hopefully I'll afford to fix the dents, and paint it in a couple of years.

Well I got it from its parking space today, amazingly it didn't get stuck in the 2" of snow:lol:
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0003-6.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0002-4.jpg

May have to get some rollcenter spacer thingys:lol:
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0001-4.jpg

Mattis
04-25-2012, 08:52 AM
The wagon is at a shop getting its toe, and camber adjusted, had to take some comparison pics with the beater.

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/sammenligning1.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/sammenligning2.jpg

I must admit that there is some differences in the ride height:lol:

snq
04-25-2012, 08:54 AM
Very cool to see a serious lowering :) Might have to try that myself on my 75 242.
How is the ride with it being this low, does the suspension bottom out at every bump in the road or is it still ok?

Mattis
04-25-2012, 10:47 AM
Very cool to see a serious lowering :) Might have to try that myself on my 75 242.
How is the ride with it being this low, does the suspension bottom out at every bump in the road or is it still ok?

It's pretty stiff, haven't bottomed out yet, but I'm willing to bet that it will happen sooner or later

twójStary
04-25-2012, 11:02 AM
Nice brown got there ;)
Did you cut coils? How much?

Mattis
04-25-2012, 02:46 PM
Nice brown got there ;)
Did you cut coils? How much?

Thanks
Can't remember how many I cut, I can count the rings left:lol: once I get it from the shop

Mattis
06-16-2012, 05:45 PM
I'll keep updating this ghost thread.

I'm finally satisfied with the interior, the dash came out of the DD and I swapped it in

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/interior8.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/interior1.jpg

Mattis
06-17-2012, 03:58 PM
By pure luck, I found an EFI system from an B19, so the wagon will be injected soon-ish
No pics, as the computer I normally use, died and I lost all my pics:grrr:

Mattis
07-01-2012, 06:23 AM
Well the wagon is ready to hit the streets, had to fit a new windshield to get it EU approved but it's done, and I'm diggin' the way it looks.
Doing small stuff like changing bumpers, fitting air dam, and cleaning stuff while I'm waiting for the papers from the DMV

Pics from a couple of days ago, will post a couple more later today

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCN1234.jpg

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCN1236.jpg

Next big-ish steps on this one will be.

1: Fitting the injection system to the B19
2: airbags
3: Taking care of the rust
4: Get it re-sprayed

Mattis
07-01-2012, 02:44 PM
After some digging in the shed, I found an commando air dam, witch naturally went on. Helped a lot I think, looks better from the front now

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0002-7.jpg

Went to check out that B19E injection (in an folkrace car, thats why everything looks like poo), will need a lot of cleaning, but should be cool when I've swapped it in

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/DSCI0001-6.jpg

Mattis
08-08-2012, 11:58 AM
Mattis tip: If you're planning on running whitewalls, go with inserts.

This is what's left of my painted budget-whitewalls, or should I say tanwalls. I got moon port-a-walls on the way
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Dekk.jpg

And since I always rock a beard
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Beard2.jpg

jack
08-08-2012, 12:41 PM
.... delete last comment

love what you did there

MikeJr.
08-08-2012, 03:14 PM
Great build! I love those early 245's

morrisamazon
08-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Here's my 84' 245, brown...:cool:
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae154/morrisamazon53/7-18-12SJ.jpg

Mattis
09-16-2012, 09:01 AM
Here's my 84' 245, brown...:cool:

Nice! This is what I'm doing next.. Putting an older front end/US front end on an 81 245 diesel.

GSXR750 throttle bodies, and LH 2.4 bought...
And yes the engine will stay 1,9, doubt that anyone have ever tried this on a B19 before.. 'Cause nobody is that stupid :lol:

D.E
09-16-2012, 09:37 AM
Very nice. The interior matches the car well and gives it a more modern feel.

The B19 is a 2,0 though. :-P

Mattis
09-16-2012, 02:40 PM
Very nice. The interior matches the car well and gives it a more modern feel.

The B19 is a 2,0 though. :-P

Thanks.

Yeah I had forgot, but anyways, I don't think it has been done before

Mattis
10-16-2012, 06:49 AM
Well, I guess one could say that the summer is over.

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/frost2-1.jpg

Hopefully it'll be stored indoors this winter.
So this thread won't be updated until may

Dakar09
10-16-2012, 09:33 AM
It looks pretty freakin cool, Mattis. I LOVE those moon discs..and although the painted tires didn't stay white, the light brown color they turned into actually go with the car's theme.

Nice work on the interior, too.

Mattis
10-16-2012, 12:50 PM
It looks pretty freakin cool, Mattis. I LOVE those moon discs..and although the painted tires didn't stay white, the light brown color they turned into actually go with the car's theme.

Nice work on the interior, too.

I built the car 'cause I had the moondiscs:lol:
Yeah the tanwalls kinda work, I'll probably get some cokers or similar type during the next couple of years, but now a days most of my money go to "project house" (seen in the background)

These arrived
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/itb.jpg

I'll have to make an intake over the winter so that I can do an LH 2.4, and M47 swap to it when the spring comes again

Mattis
04-18-2013, 04:39 PM
Engine stuff can wait until the house project is done..

This year I'll just be driving this thing, but I have invested in some audio stuff, being absolutely clueless in the world of audio, I took a chance that its good stuff.
Probably good enough to go around blasting metal

A Pioneer deh-9300sd

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/PIONEERDEH-9300SD_zpse635bed5.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/PIONEERDEH-9300SD_zpse635bed5.jpg.html)

A pair of Rockford Fosgate p132 3,5" speakers (witch will be built into some stock speaker frames + tan grilles)

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/2009-08-13-14a847429cb67d_1000_zpsb7125f84.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/2009-08-13-14a847429cb67d_1000_zpsb7125f84.jpg.html)

Two pairs of Rockford Fosgate T1693 6X9" speakers

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/rockford_fosgate_t1693_zpsee80bf14.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/rockford_fosgate_t1693_zpsee80bf14.jpg.html)

A Rockford Fosgate R600-5 amp
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Prime-R500-1-e1294336726327_zpsd12fcd0b.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/Prime-R500-1-e1294336726327_zpsd12fcd0b.jpg.html)

I also got a 12" MA audio sub in a box, witch will be used

More pictures will come when the stuff arrives, and the box is built

Mattis
04-29-2013, 04:23 PM
Well, it's out of the snow again, and ready for another summer.
One can barely notice the slight difference in ride height:lol:

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/8d01b86d-52e1-421c-9717-be0716948b11_zpsf539ed99.jpg

Mattis
05-04-2013, 07:35 PM
Stereo box built.. Happy with the sound.
Yes the fabric is from another 240 back seat, for extra beigeness

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Stereo3_zps3ae93be2.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/Stereo3_zps3ae93be2.jpg.html)

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Stereo1_zps52d9a654.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/Stereo1_zps52d9a654.jpg.html)

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Stereo2_zps785fc767.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/Stereo2_zps785fc767.jpg.html)

Mattis
10-08-2013, 10:48 AM
Haven't updated this in a while.

Still nothing exciting to report, Inspected for the next two years, I didn't check anything before I delivered it, and it passed with blank papers.

Boring wheels mounted before delivery.

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/EUmode_zps1e6f2173.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/EUmode_zps1e6f2173.jpg.html)

Gave the tires another coat of boat paint,and the "whitewalls" seems to stay white now

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/4b3a911e-1d63-42a3-be2d-48be8e41c14a_zps8de9afd1.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/4b3a911e-1d63-42a3-be2d-48be8e41c14a_zps8de9afd1.jpg.html)

Been driving it, almost daily, since may, I think the B19 may need replacing, 'cause it's way to slow, and it needs a M47, in 60 mph I have 3000rpm in 4th gear with the M45..

Other than that It's brilliant.

Mattis
01-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Can a mod move this to projets & restorations please?

Parts
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/_3_zpsda071f52.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/_3_zpsda071f52.jpg.html)

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Girkule_zpsebdebe76.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/Girkule_zpsebdebe76.jpg.html)

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/Varmeapp_zps478b62b8.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/Varmeapp_zps478b62b8.jpg.html)

Engine:

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r366/mathiasmellum/93_605880326_xl_zps22e9bf8e.jpg (http://s353.photobucket.com/user/mathiasmellum/media/93_605880326_xl_zps22e9bf8e.jpg.html)

Gonna clean it, paint it, rebuild the head, header, re welded E intake, and try to hide the wiring as much as possible.. nothing fancy