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88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 12:53 AM
Decided to put tape over my headlights in the X style for ****s and giggles. I thought it looked pretty baller haha but I was curious to know if that's illegal to drive around like that. I live in PA so I am curious to know if anyone would know if this is illegal or not in PA to drive around like that.

Trailer Trash Racer
04-11-2011, 01:02 AM
I drove around in Houston like that for a year. Never got any problems. Take was only about a half inch in width and 240 headlights are pretty damn big. And it's a Volvo, so they're not really cop magnets. You should be fine.

88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 01:09 AM
Here is a pic I took just to get an idea how thick the tape is on the headlights

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206268_10150155695687194_614517193_6687301_8018864 _n.jpg

N/Avolvo
04-11-2011, 01:18 AM
get a grill!

88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 01:38 AM
I have always liked the no grill style, but if I get mine painted black I might put it back in.

Mylesofsmyles
04-11-2011, 01:47 AM
looks roach-tacular.
:-P

2fast4u
04-11-2011, 01:53 AM
why?

the poi
04-11-2011, 02:16 AM
the hell?

amargill19?
04-11-2011, 02:22 AM
I thought you only put tape on glass lights?

Captain Bondo
04-11-2011, 02:24 AM
"...pretty baller"?

GT_Paul
04-11-2011, 02:35 AM
dunno about the tape but im sure the no number plate situation will get you some unwanted attention from the law

88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 06:23 AM
Alright guys enough hating already, like I said I put the tape on the headlights in the X style for ****s and giggles and thought it looked pretty ballin haha. I didn't post this to receive hater comments, I posted this to receive a proper answer about it being illegal or not. I feel like I need a decal now that says I LOVE HATERS :rofl:

D.E
04-11-2011, 07:04 AM
Looks like ****. That's not hating, it just looks sad and broken, like it's headed to the junkyard.

2fast4u
04-11-2011, 08:44 AM
I put dog **** on my front bumper for ****s and giggles. And it keeps people from parking near it.

11110000
04-11-2011, 08:47 AM
I put dog **** on my front bumper for ****s and giggles. And it keeps people from parking near it.


That sounds pretty baller... or ****ter?

Mesoam
04-11-2011, 09:00 AM
I put dog **** on my front bumper for ****s and giggles. And it keeps people from parking near it.

funny i stuff it under my door handles, keeps people from stealing it...

Matt
04-11-2011, 09:04 AM
:wtf:

2fast4u
04-11-2011, 09:14 AM
funny i stuff it under my door handles, keeps people from stealing it...

I was doing this, but got myself too many times. Now I keep a cougar in the back seat.

2fast242gt
04-11-2011, 10:18 AM
Ducking retarded

BrickBaller
04-11-2011, 10:27 AM
"...pretty baller"?

No, not baller. It's official now.:cool:

These are also correct:

I thought you only put tape on glass lights?

dunno about the tape but im sure the no number plate situation will get you some unwanted attention from the law

Looks like ****. That's not hating, it just looks sad and broken, like it's headed to the junkyard.

Ducking retarded


Winrar:

I was doing this, but got myself too many times. Now I keep a cougar in the back seat.

Reese Bobby: There's nothing more frightening then driving with a live goddamn cougar next to you.


Srsly though get front plates and a grill. Remove the tape unless you're on a track. Public roads nobody cares if you scatter your headlights across the road.

John V, outside agitator
04-11-2011, 10:32 AM
why?

Why indeed.
If I was a cop, I'd pull him over in a New Yawk second.
First---If you're young and impulsive---don't do anything to draw any attention to your car----your crappy creative driving alone is bad enough.

Second I'd write you up for inoperative headlights, driving while vision impaired, criminal negligence for those yellow opaque lenses you drew my attention to.

Of course being a GOOD cop I'd write it as a fixit ticket so you show the tape is removed and the lenses cleaned and polished so the lights will illuminate the things you are supposed to see, then we'd reduce the ticket to failure to pay due care and attention---the closest we can come do "general dumbness".


Oh and make you put a steaming cow pie on the hood so nobody steals your car.:poo:

chirish1234
04-11-2011, 11:00 AM
It's not illegal, **** the haters.

kahluaTDI
04-11-2011, 11:16 AM
kinda pointless on something that won't shatter and fall on a race track.

Blubrik
04-11-2011, 11:20 AM
dunno about the tape but im sure the no number plate situation will get you some unwanted attention from the law

Pennsylvania - no front plate needed here.

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 11:32 AM
If ya want to be "baller' buy some new fricking HL lenses for those HLs.

Being able to see where the hell you're going at night is a helluva much better & safer idea for you & other motorists on the roads than some dumass tape on crappy lenses.

I'll have to agree with JohnV on this mod.:nod:

500dollar744ti
04-11-2011, 12:08 PM
Here is a pic I took just to get an idea how thick the tape is on the headlights

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206268_10150155695687194_614517193_6687301_8018864 _n.jpg

sorry dude that's hideous, it only looks good on the single rounds for me.

-DARKSIDE-
04-11-2011, 12:15 PM
So foggy.

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 12:24 PM
This car is not safe for nightime operation IMO. Book 'em Dano!

martino
04-11-2011, 12:24 PM
when did so many TB members turn douche?

OP, if you are having fun, uck these guys, the tape looks like you don't give a damn anyway... but definitely clean up those lenses!

Crazychopstick
04-11-2011, 12:28 PM
This car is not safe for nightime operation IMO. Book 'em Dano!

They're DOT lenses so they were never safe for nighttime operation to begin with.

-DARKSIDE-
04-11-2011, 12:38 PM
They're DOT lenses so they were never safe for nighttime operation to begin with.

:rofl:

RCArmy434
04-11-2011, 01:32 PM
cant say im a fan either. i think the best thing to do is get some e-codes or just get some newer lights that aren't foggy yellow. but whatever floats your boat

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 01:39 PM
when did so many TB members turn douche?
Being able tosee where one is going at night on the road is being a douche? That is news to me.

Maybe when he runs a Stop sign & T Bones you at 65mph, you'll see it my way.

Ursan
04-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Here is a pic I took just to get an idea how thick the tape is on the headlights

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206268_10150155695687194_614517193_6687301_8018864 _n.jpg

Dude, clean/polish those headlamps.

Ursan
04-11-2011, 01:44 PM
"...pretty baller"?

He's 19. :e-shrug:

Matt
04-11-2011, 01:45 PM
ya i did that when i was 19, and i knew it looked ****ing stupid.

Ursan
04-11-2011, 01:48 PM
Alright guys enough hating already, like I said I put the tape on the headlights in the X style for ****s and giggles and thought it looked pretty ballin haha. I didn't post this to receive hater comments, I posted this to receive a proper answer about it being illegal or not. I feel like I need a decal now that says I LOVE HATERS :rofl:

I love it when someone disagrees with something they are automatically called a hater.

I was young and dumb once too, trying to make a presence known in a vast sea of anonymity. Problem is when you stand out too much you tend to attract attention. Not all of it good.

I personally don't hate it, I just wouldn't do it. My 242 GT had those wire mesh stone protectors and I was pulled over and given a warning to have them removed. I had 7 days and needed to go to the RMV with proof that I removed them.

I did it to protect the new e-codes I just bought. But since the officer didn't notice those I kept my mouth shut.

Homer
04-11-2011, 01:49 PM
That's horrible and unsafe.

Ursan
04-11-2011, 01:50 PM
I was doing this, but got myself too many times. Now I keep a cougar in the back seat.

That from rent-a-cougar in Tewksbury?

Blue240Wagon
04-11-2011, 01:50 PM
sorry to be ignorant, but what is the point even on glass lenses on a race car. to hold them together if you rear end somebody, or to keep from blinding other racers?

RCArmy434
04-11-2011, 01:51 PM
I posted this to receive a proper answer about it being illegal or not.

in my opinion, if you have to ask if something is illegal, it probably should not be done...

Ursan
04-11-2011, 01:54 PM
If ya want to be "baller' buy some new fricking HL lenses for those HLs.:


This - Seriously. I'm surprised people even pass safety with lenses like that.

Actually shame on Volvo for not using glass lenses in the first place.

Crazychopstick
04-11-2011, 01:55 PM
This - Seriously. I'm surprised people even pass safety with lenses like that.

Actually shame on Volvo for not using glass lenses in the first place.

But they did.

Ursan
04-11-2011, 01:57 PM
They're DOT lenses so they were never safe for nighttime operation to begin with.

This, 100% this.

sorry to be ignorant, but what is the point even on glass lenses on a race car. to hold them together if you rear end somebody, or to keep from blinding other racers?

I'm not 100% certain, but I think it's to help keep debris from the track surface.

Personally I'd use some Xpel on them.

I added Xpel to this lens. The pieces are all in place and nothing fell out.
http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo110/Ursan_780/780%20Project/BUSTED.jpg

Ursan
04-11-2011, 01:58 PM
This - Seriously. I'm surprised people even pass safety with lenses like that.

Actually shame on Volvo for not using glass lenses in the first place IN NORTH AMERICA

But they did.

FTFMyself. My 780 has glass lenses. I'm not sure of 850s. My wifes 96 960 has glass lenses. All North American 240's had plastic lenses for DOTs right?

My friend bought a 93 wagon with lenses just like his. I got some plastic polish and the cleaned right up. I also put a coat of hi-temp clear on them 5 years on they still look great. Can't say the same for the rest of the car.

Matt
04-11-2011, 02:27 PM
sorry to be ignorant, but what is the point even on glass lenses on a race car. to hold them together if you rear end somebody, or to keep from blinding other racers?

Keep all the peices together and less debris on the racing surface if you have an accident.



Personally I'd use some Xpel on them.

They didn't have Xpel in the 60's.

Ursan
04-11-2011, 02:34 PM
Keep all the peices together and less debris on the racing surface if you have an accident.


They didn't have Xpel in the 60's.

True that. Lots of race clubs still use the tape so people know it's on there. Xpel is just about invisible unless you're right on top of it. You can see the edge of in on the bottom of my pic up there.

88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 02:38 PM
Maybe I didn't make myself that clear, my mistake...what I was actually asking if it's illegal to have the tape on the headlights during the day. It would be pretty stupid for me to have them on during the night. For those who are going to lay down negative comments on this, keep it to yourself please. You don't see me going around on the forum saying this looks like **** and that looks like **** on other peoples volvos. I respect everyones volvo, it's their own style. Like I said I did this for ****s and giggles and ended up liking it just because its a different look on the volvo and called it baller. I am only the second owner of the car and the headlights came foggy when I bought it but hey, they still do the job just fine during the night. I'm only 19 guys, I'm just trying to have fun with my car. I would appreciate it if you could understand and respect that and properly answer a question without going off topic talking about my car looking like ****, thank you. :)

Ursan
04-11-2011, 02:51 PM
Maybe I didn't make myself that clear, my mistake...what I was actually asking if it's illegal to have the tape on the headlights during the day. It would be pretty stupid for me to have them on during the night. For those who are going to lay down negative comments on this, keep it to yourself please. You don't see me going around on the forum saying this looks like **** and that looks like **** on other peoples volvos. I respect everyones volvo, it's their own style. Like I said I did this for ****s and giggles and ended up liking it just because its a different look on the volvo and called it baller. I am only the second owner of the car and the headlights came foggy when I bought it but hey, they still do the job just fine during the night. I'm only 19 guys, I'm just trying to have fun with my car. I would appreciate it if you could understand and respect that and properly answer a question without going off topic talking about my car looking like ****, thank you. :)

He is 19, I was only guessing.

You'll need to develop a much thicker skin. Not just here on TB either. I'm not saying this to be mean, just telling you of the nature of things. People are going to give their 2 cents weather you want it or asked for it or not. Plus, this question should have been over in Off Topic.

As for legality, I'm not sure if it's state to state, but AFAIK anything you put on your headlamps either needs DOT certification or must not obstruct their function at all. I'm going to guess that it's legal until you're pulled over. Technically E-codes are illegal. But I don't know anyone pulled over for that. Failed inspection maybe, but never pulled.

You'll need to do your own research on this. The police can make their own judgment call when they pull you over directly in proportion to your attitude. Since it's only tape, you'll likely get a warning and be made to remove it.

Mesoam
04-11-2011, 02:53 PM
I was doing this, but got myself too many times. Now I keep a cougar in the back seat.

Meh I've just become used to my hands smelling like ****...watch when you scratch your nose though...

Matt
04-11-2011, 02:55 PM
looks like ****.

wont affect any nighttime ****, mine didnt.
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/8530_154609984257_526594257_3590852_1635564_n.jpg

Matt
04-11-2011, 02:55 PM
delete

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 02:57 PM
sorry to be ignorant, but what is the point even on glass lenses on a race car. to hold them together if you rear end somebody, or to keep from blinding other racers?

1)So his 240 looks like his racy ricer buddies?

2)Or maybe he loves putting black elecrical tape on things? (he probably should have used some on his decaying MEWH LOL)

3)Or so he looks like another stupid kid?

4)Maybe his name is Ricky Racer?

Who the hell knows?

I think his money would be better spent of REAL, HP and handling mods. Or at least some new HL lenses.

And ,BTW, if you did it for s**** & giggles, you got it half right. Looks like s***, but the car doesn't look like it's giggling.

It looks like it got drunk & passed out.:rofl:

And, BTW, in most states HL lenses that yellowed are ILLEGAL, as well as the tape. Just most Police are too busy to mess with you. But you can bet, sooner or later, one will.

amerbritcan
04-11-2011, 03:12 PM
lol at "money"

because 4 feet of electrical tape really costs bigtime.

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 03:13 PM
Keep all the peices together and less debris on the racing surface if you have an accident

Yep, the accident he's going to have because he cannot see where the hell he's going at night with those yellowed HL lenses with tape all over them.:rofl::rofl:

88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 03:14 PM
Not everyone has money to dump into their car right away, I had a little bit of money to spend and got the mesh volvo wheels to put on it. After that I did some custom exhaust work and gutted it. That's about it for now, if I had more money I would be putting a turbo in it and not even be worrying about the tape on the headlights. Seriously how ignorant can people get on the internet?

Matt
04-11-2011, 03:33 PM
why would you gut a daily driver...

we have got ourselves a champ here.

amerbritcan
04-11-2011, 04:03 PM
how ignorant can people get on the internet?

dude... looool

Ursan
04-11-2011, 04:08 PM
Not everyone has money to dump into their car right away, I had a little bit of money to spend and got the mesh volvo wheels to put on it. After that I did some custom exhaust work and gutted it. That's about it for now, if I had more money I would be putting a turbo in it and not even be worrying about the tape on the headlights. Seriously how ignorant can people get on the internet?

Okay, I think you might have the definition of ignorant wrong. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, however.

If I were you, I would take the initiative and contact your RMV/DOT for your state and just ask the question.

Being "ignorant" of the law doesn't protect you when you break it.

That being the case, do what you want. If you get stopped for it, just remove the tape.

But seriously, I would be far more worried about the condition of the lenses.

Get one of these:
http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-plastic-headlight-kit.html

You'll need to do that before the HIDz and Pegz you'll ultimately install.

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 04:18 PM
because 4 feet of electrical tape really costs bigtime.
__________________
it will if he takes it off everynight for the rest of ownership of car.:lol:
Seriously how ignorant can people get on the internet?

Hard to tell, but you're the one with tape on yellow HL lenses.:lol: Is it a hint?

amerbritcan
04-11-2011, 04:24 PM
I say roll with it, and keep doing zany and crazy ish to your car. It's your car. You are more than entitled to do whatever you want to it, and learn from your mistakes, and triumphs. It's all part of the fun. No one needs the approval of faceless internet people to do what they wan to their car.

As for legality, every cop I've ever known had a crazy youth, so just explain you were having fun with it and never meant any harm, and now you know, you 'won't do it again, officer' . Gets me out of my craziest stuff.

88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 04:32 PM
When I said how ignorant can people be on the internet, I was talking about the ones with the negative comments about my car saying it looks like **** and stuff. Please keep those comments to yourself. I have no reason to call the ones ignorant that were giving me the answers I was looking for about the tape on the headlights...that were positive that is. I just wanted to see how many different answers I could get which were the positive ones to see if they all fell into the same category about the situation being illegal or not. I'm just ignoring the ones that are going to talk **** on my car, trolls are trolls the internet will never change.

500dollar744ti
04-11-2011, 04:37 PM
but it does look like ****, everybody is entitled to their opinion. there are lots of posts on here and tons of people that say other stuff looks like ****. i tried to put a buick spoiler on my 740 back in the day and it looked like ****, i saw what people were talking about when i posted on here. it drove me to find something better, and i did, then everyone complemented on the better choice.

look at that guy Matt up there ^^^ who put the tape on his lights, he thought it was cool but realized it was stupid and admits to it and moved on.

RCArmy434
04-11-2011, 04:45 PM
when im in doubt of something i ask one of the state inspectors at work if its legal or not, technically if it does not pass safety inspection it is illegal...

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 04:46 PM
OP, you should show us your positive improvements to your 240s appearance. Let us see the wheels, maybe you've cleaned the engine compartment, installed sways, made exhaust mods.

Let's see 'em.

And by the way, there are a lot of people on here there know quite a bit about Volvos, especially 240s. Calling these people ignorant, because they tell you the their opinion or the truth, is ignorant in itself.

The money you're going to spend on taping, removing it everyight, and reapplying it every day, would buy at least a few cans of Gunk & Brakleen, & detergent to clean your most likely very greasy engine compartment.:nod:

Spend $ on POSITIVE improvements.

88Volvowner
04-11-2011, 04:49 PM
Like I said keep the comments to yourself, I didn't start this thread to ask people what they thought about my car with the tape on the headlights. I started this thread to ask about the tape on the headlights if it's illegal or not during the day, simple as that.

Matt
04-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Like I said keep the comments to yourself, I didn't start this thread to ask people what they thought about my car with the tape on the headlights.

lol you have much to learn

eeaves42
04-11-2011, 04:55 PM
Please people.... Look in PA/NJ/NY you can rock out your getto head light tape no problem, as long as both lights work :)

Brother in law is a cop in NJ

Good luck

kahluaTDI
04-11-2011, 04:57 PM
DON'T POST QUESTION THREADS ON THE INTERNET EXPECTING TO SEE RAINBOW AND UNICORNS AND SUNSHINE COMMENTS nubsauce.

This is the internet, when you post a picture of something, you need to be prepared for all the bad and good that might come of it.

Ansel+
04-11-2011, 05:04 PM
:lol: man oh man I'm glad I didn't try this and post about it when I had an 89' 240 with foggy lenses.

Ursan
04-11-2011, 05:08 PM
Like I said keep the comments to yourself, I didn't start this thread to ask people what they thought about my car with the tape on the headlights. I started this thread to ask about the tape on the headlights if it's illegal or not during the day, simple as that.

Okay, but you realize this is the SHOWROOM forum? You really should have asked that in Off Topic.

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 05:18 PM
Like I said keep the comments to yourself, I didn't start this thread to ask people what they thought about my car with the tape on the headlights. I started this thread to ask about the tape on the headlights if it's illegal or not during the day, simple as that.

I take it you think ,that everyone on TB is supposed to think your tape on the headlight lenses is the coolest, most baller modification ever made to a Volvo 240?

Get real man. It takes away from the appearance of a street car, one which we can tell is not race worthy, or pass a race track's inspection & will never see a race track.

At least spend some $ & place some smiley decals on the HL lenses.:rofl::rofl::rofl:

It seems you do not take constructive critism well. If you do a stupid, ugly mod to your car, and post a pic of it here on TB, you can bet your last,crumply dollar that you will most likely be told it looks like s***.

But it's your car, f*** it up all you want & post the pics...................... We need a good laugh once in a while, and to rag on someone.

Show us some of the good mods, or STFU.

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 05:47 PM
Maybe he just needs a point to the right direction. And some inspiration?

Try doing something as cheap & easy as cleaning up the engine compartment. And the front suspension & brakes.

It'll make a world of difference in the appearance of your 240, & will only require some Gunk, Brakleen, and elbow grease. At least go by the car wash & spray it down.Sure it's more labor intensive than sticking tape on your HL lenses, but it'll actaully look better with clean engine compartment. I love mine.

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_5094.jpg

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_4980.jpg

Devsbeater
04-11-2011, 05:54 PM
I did that once before the flathood single round conversion, It was inspired by the loss of one of my lenses on a pothole. Got pulled over with them like that but it was the least of the problems the cop found lol.

chirish1234
04-11-2011, 10:06 PM
I take it you think ,that everyone on TB is supposed to think your tape on the headlight lenses is the coolest, most baller modification ever made to a Volvo 240?

Get real man. It takes away from the appearance of a street car, one which we can tell is not race worthy, or pass a race track's inspection & will never see a race track.

At least spend some $ & place some smiley decals on the HL lenses.:rofl::rofl::rofl:

It seems you do not take constructive critism well. If you do a stupid, ugly mod to your car, and post a pic of it here on TB, you can bet your last,crumply dollar that you will most likely be told it looks like s***.

But it's your car, f*** it up all you want & post the pics...................... We need a good laugh once in a while, and to rag on someone.

Show us some of the good mods, or STFU.

Wow dude. Just wow. How much of an ******* do you have to be? I think the X over the headlights look BALLERIFIC. Like the OP said, it's different. If we we're to go by everything you say we wouldn't have lowered cars, rat rods, etc. It's his car. Also what exactly is he ****ing up? I mean my buddy had them over his headlights as well and they don't affect the light output. I say ****ing rock them. We're all really sorry our cars can't be as clean and the same as your 244 smokeyfan. :roll:

quinn_volvo
04-11-2011, 10:29 PM
change x to swedish flag or jack-o-lantern or both.

Matt
04-11-2011, 10:42 PM
Wow dude. Just wow. How much of an ******* do you have to be? I think the X over the headlights look BALLERIFIC. Like the OP said, it's different. If we we're to go by everything you say we wouldn't have lowered cars, rat rods, etc. It's his car. Also what exactly is he ****ing up? I mean my buddy had them over his headlights as well and they don't affect the light output. I say ****ing rock them. We're all really sorry our cars can't be as clean and the same as your 244 smokeyfan. :roll:

lol you would think they're baller.

chirish1234
04-11-2011, 10:43 PM
lol you would think they're baller.

:nancy:

243_Phantom
04-11-2011, 10:55 PM
Maybe when he runs a Stop sign & T Bones you at 65mph, you'll see it my way.
You're assuming a lot. Tape on your headlights doesn't instantly make you a bad driver. Half an inch of electrical tape in an "x" across the lights won't make that much of a difference in regards to light output from headlights that are already that jaundiced.
I did the same thing to one of my 240s when I was 19. If anything, it actually pulled some of the oxidized yellow plastic layer off of my headlights when I removed the tape, improving (a negligible amount) the light output.

To the OP: rock it; I don't see what the big deal is. It's your car, so do what you want with it. If you do get a dick cop that won't just let you take the tape off if you get pulled over for it (I never did), pull the tape off and take it to court. The cop most likely won't show up for something so small, and even if he/she does, the fix-it ticket will be thrown out once you prove that you corrected the problem. :)

aStrauss
04-11-2011, 10:59 PM
copycat.
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n468/aStrausskid/volvo%20content/DSCF72772.jpg

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n468/aStrausskid/volvo%20content/DSCF72832.jpg

eventually ended up like this:
http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n468/aStrausskid/volvo%20content/t5.jpg.



I can say from experience, taping your lights like that will not cut down light output by any noticeable amount.

the poi
04-11-2011, 11:26 PM
I think the X over the headlights look BALLERIFIC.

As does the OP, and that's a perfectly valid opinion! And other people have other opinions! Cheer up OP, sometimes people have different viewpoints! It's all good!



edit:// does look stupid though.

smokeyfan1000
04-11-2011, 11:54 PM
Wow dude. Just wow. How much of an ******* do you have to be? I think the X over the headlights look BALLERIFIC. Like the OP said, it's different. If we we're to go by everything you say we wouldn't have lowered cars, rat rods, etc. It's his car. Also what exactly is he ****ing up? I mean my buddy had them over his headlights as well and they don't affect the light output. I say ****ing rock them. We're all really sorry our cars can't be as clean and the same as your 244 smokeyfan.

If you think it looks ballerific, you are as lost & mechanically NOT inclined, as he is IMO.
Tape on headlights does absolutely NOTHING for the betterment of appearance or performance of a street only car. It's a total waste of time, and tape. And besides, it's stupid KID stuff on a street car. Grow the hell up.

Now..... lowering the car, is a HANDLING IMPROVEMENT. Money & time well spent.

Rat rods are OK by me, as long as one isn't taking a NICE WELL PAINTED GOOD LOOKIN CAR & stripping/tearing it all apart, adding the rust & primer and THEN calling it a rat rod.:lol:

IMo you wouldn't know a real rat rod if it ran over your ass:lol:.

Most TRUE rat rods, are/were old terribly rusty cars TO START with. Most with missing engines & running gear. Most are very,very old rusty cars to start with, and are the cars made before most of you (& some before I) was even fricking born.

But like I said,it's his car, I guess he can F*** it up all he wants. I guess next it's sand all the paint off so it'll rust?:rofl:

And BTW, you COULD have a clean car like mine if you were not so hung up on following idiots & trying your damndest to make it ugly.Or were not so lazy.

Hell, all it takes is a few days of time, some brushes(I used several toothbrushes) some Gunk & Brakleen with some soap & water. I guess that is beyond your comprehension though?

Good Grief, kids nowadays.:roll:

And what did I build when I was 18-20 do you ask? I rebuilt & restored the car below, and did it making less money at my job than any of you young guys make now.

The idea is to make the car look, run & perform BETTER. Not worse.:lol:

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/scan0007-1.jpg

chirish1234
04-12-2011, 12:03 AM
If you think it looks ballerific, you are as lost & mechanically NOT inclined, as he is IMO.
Tape on headlights does absolutely NOTHING for the betterment of appearance or performance of a street only car. It's a total waste of time, and tape. And besides, it's stupid KID stuff on a street car. Grow the hell up.

Now..... lowering the car, is a HANDLING IMPROVEMENT. Money & time well spent.

Rat rods are OK by me, as long as one isn't taking a NICE WELL PAINTED GOOD LOOKIN CAR & stripping/tearing it all apart, adding the rust & primer and THEN calling it a rat rod.:lol:

Most TRUE rat rods, are/were old terribly rusty cars TO START with. Most with missing engines & running gear. Most are very,very old rusty cars to start with, and are the cars made before most of you (& some before I) was even fricking born.

But like I said,it's his car, I guess he can F*** it up all he wants. I guess next it's sand all the paint off so it'll rust?:rofl:

And BTW, you COULD have a clean car like mine if you were not so hung up on following idiots & trying your damndest to make it ugly.Or were not so lazy.

Hell, all it takes is a few days of time, some brushes(I used several toothbrushes) some Gunk & Brakleen with some soap & water. I guess that is beyond your comprehension though?

Good Grief, kids nowadays.:roll:

Dude, it's a Volvo. It's not some bugatti veyron. There are a million of these cars on the road. If he wants to sand it down and let it rust, so be it. It's his car. And how the hell is putting tape on the car so "bad"? It's tape. Get over yourself man.

Also on another note I'm currently rebuilding the motor for my turbo wagon. I'm putting most of the money I make into it. But once again I'm not being a complete douche and telling the kid what to do and spend his money on. It's his car and he wasn't asking for anyone's opinion on how it looks. He was just asking if it was legal. No need to be a complete douche over the internet.

243_Phantom
04-12-2011, 12:04 AM
If you think it looks ballerific, you are as lost & mechanically NOT inclined, as he is IMO.
Tape on headlights does absolutely NOTHING for the betterment of appearance or performance of a street only car. It's a total waste of time, and tape. And besides, it's stupid KID stuff on a street car. Grow the hell up.

Now..... lowering the car, is a HANDLING IMPROVEMENT. Money & time well spent.

Rat rods are OK by me, as long as one isn't taking a NICE WELL PAINTED GOOD LOOKIN CAR & stripping/tearing it all apart, adding the rust & primer and THEN calling it a rat rod.:lol:

Most TRUE rat rods, are/were old terribly rusty cars TO START with. Most with missing engines & running gear. Most are very,very old rusty cars to start with, and are the cars made before most of you (& some before I) was even fricking born.

But like I said,it's his car, I guess he can F*** it up all he wants. I guess next it's sand all the paint off so it'll rust?:rofl:

And BTW, you COULD have a clean car like mine if you were not so hung up on following idiots & trying your damndest to make it ugly.Or were not so lazy.

Hell, all it takes is a few days of time, some brushes(I used several toothbrushes) some Gunk & Brakleen with some soap & water. I guess that is beyond your comprehension though?

Good Grief, kids nowadays.:roll:

:omg: WTF did he do to you? Chillax man.

Mueller
04-12-2011, 12:06 AM
If you think it looks ballerific, you are as lost & mechanically NOT inclined, as he is IMO.
Tape on headlights does absolutely NOTHING for the betterment of appearance or performance of a street only car. It's a total waste of time, and tape. And besides, it's stupid KID stuff on a street car. Grow the hell up.

Now..... lowering the car, is a HANDLING IMPROVEMENT. Money & time well spent.

Rat rods are OK by me, as long as one isn't taking a NICE WELL PAINTED GOOD LOOKIN CAR & stripping/tearing it all apart, adding the rust & primer and THEN calling it a rat rod.:lol:

Most TRUE rat rods, are/were old terribly rusty cars TO START with. Most with missing engines & running gear. Most are very,very old rusty cars to start with, and are the cars made before most of you (& some before I) was even fricking born.

But like I said,it's his car, I guess he can F*** it up all he wants. I guess next it's sand all the paint off so it'll rust?:rofl:

And BTW, you COULD have a clean car like mine if you were not so hung up on following idiots & trying your damndest to make it ugly.Or were not so lazy.

Hell, all it takes is a few days of time, some brushes(I used several toothbrushes) some Gunk & Brakleen with some soap & water. I guess that is beyond your comprehension though?

Good Grief, kids nowadays.:roll:

And what did I build when I was 18-20 do you ask? I rebuilt & restored the car below, and did it making less money at my job then than any of you young guys make now.



tell me you didn't do something as goofy when you where 16 years old or so???

the "look" nowadays is "beater" ... a shiny car is not appreciated as much with the younger crowd...

chirish1234
04-12-2011, 12:09 AM
tell me you didn't do something as goofy when you where 16 years old or so???

the "look" nowadays is "beater" ... a shiny car is not appreciated as much with the younger crowd...

No, not true. It is totally appreciated just as much if not more. It's just the economy nowadays and how expensive everything is. It's much harder to get a car all nice and shiny and running amazingly as it used to be.

smokeyfan1000
04-12-2011, 12:12 AM
tell me you didn't do something as goofy when you where 16 years old or so???

I posted a pic of my 69 Chevelle SS396 that I totally rebuilt, front to rear, top to bottom, inside & out. I did this when I was 18-20.
Don't see any fricking tape on the headlights, now do you?

the "look" nowadays is "beater" ... a shiny car is not appreciated as much with the younger crowd...
__________________

I believe that is because they are too cheap & lazy to build anything right.:nod:

That and they are disillusioned that "ghetto" is cool.

When I was young, you got laughed at & made fun of if you had a "beater" or "rat rod".:nod:

Maybe I was just lucky & hung around the right people?:lol:

Ansel+
04-12-2011, 12:13 AM
I love this thread.

243_Phantom
04-12-2011, 12:15 AM
I posted a pic of my 69 Chevelle SS396 that I totally rebuilt, front to rear, top to bottom, inside & out. I did this when I was 18-20.
Don't see any fricking tape on the headlights, now do you?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d3/FremontTroll.jpg/800px-FremontTroll.jpg

Matt
04-12-2011, 12:26 AM
I posted a pic of my 69 Chevelle SS396 that I totally rebuilt, front to rear, top to bottom, inside & out. I did this when I was 18-20.
Don't see any fricking tape on the headlights, now do you?



I believe that is because they are too cheap & lazy to build anything right.:nod:

That and they are disallusioned that "ghetto" is cool.

When I was young, you got laughed at & made fun of if you had a "beater" or "rat rod".:nod:

Maybe I was just lucky & hung around the right people?:lol:

:rofl:

chirish1234
04-12-2011, 12:47 AM
I posted a pic of my 69 Chevelle SS396 that I totally rebuilt, front to rear, top to bottom, inside & out. I did this when I was 18-20.
Don't see any fricking tape on the headlights, now do you?



I believe that is because they are too cheap & lazy to build anything right.:nod:

That and they are disallusioned that "ghetto" is cool.

When I was young, you got laughed at & made fun of if you had a "beater" or "rat rod".:nod:

Maybe I was just lucky & hung around the right people?:lol:

You really are a stuck up prick aren't you? :wtf:

mikep
04-12-2011, 12:50 AM
Why is there a Chevelle in a Volvo Showroom thread?

chirish1234
04-12-2011, 12:52 AM
Why is there a Chevelle in a Volvo Showroom thread?

:rofl:

DNAsEqUeNcE
04-12-2011, 12:53 AM
:lol:

smokeyfan1000
04-12-2011, 01:11 AM
Why is there a Chevelle in a Volvo Showroom thread?
Same reason OP has tape on his headlights I guess.:rofl:

Dicktater
04-12-2011, 01:12 AM
Why is there a Chevelle in a Volvo Showroom thread?

Magic ?......:e-shrug:....wasn't there first time I saw this train wreck.

smokeyfan1000
04-12-2011, 01:30 AM
You really are a stuck up prick aren't you?


No, not really. I'm just sick of kids doing really stupid dumbass things to their cars & then proclaiming they are "baller" and it makes them the coolest thing since ice.

Most of these types usually have no idea what makes a car look good/better, so they screw up a halfway decent car, & then have the audacity to say they really did something.

These types should take up another hobby IMO.

IOWs they don't have a fricking clue.

IMO any dumbass can spray bomb a car flat black, or sand all the paint off &let it rust. Rip a bunch of interior & carpet out, & completely jscrewing up & jerry rigging everything imaginable, and then yell "But It's baller!".

But it takes hard work, both making the $ & fixing the car to your very best ability, and actually trying to make it look, handle btter than it did as new, & make it faster maybe a little lower, and make everything a lot shinier.

But this concept seems to have totally eluded a lot of younger people these days.

What really is funny to me is the OP actually "DECIDED" to put tape on the HL lenses.

I guess he had to think long & hard about just how "baller" it would look.:rofl:

bigbret
04-12-2011, 02:14 AM
WhAT Is baller is my best friend picking up a 2011 Porsche 911 http://porsche.niello.com/details.php?stock=11263N&id=26214&info=New_2011_Porsche_911_C

bigbret
04-12-2011, 02:14 AM
Gonna convince him to autocross it.

chirish1234
04-12-2011, 02:23 AM
No, not really. I'm just sick of kids doing really stupid dumbass things to their cars & then proclaiming they are "baller" and it makes them the coolest thing since ice.

Most of these types usually have no idea what makes a car look good/better, so they screw up a halfway decent car, & then have the audacity to say they really did something.

These types should take up another hobby IMO.

IOWs they don't have a fricking clue.

IMO any dumbass can spray bomb a car flat black, or sand all the paint off &let it rust. Rip a bunch of interior & carpet out, & completely jscrewing up & jerry rigging everything imaginable, and then yell "But It's baller!".

But it takes hard work, both making the $ & fixing the car to your very best ability, and actually trying to make it look, handle btter than it did as new, & make it faster maybe a little lower, and make everything a lot shinier.

But this concept seems to have totally eluded a lot of younger people these days.

What really is funny to me is the OP actually "DECIDED" to put tape on the HL lenses.

I guess he had to think long & hard about just how "baller" it would look.:rofl:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The OP likes the tape on the front headlights, and as do others. You seem to not get the message of "If you don't like it, then leave". All the kid asked was if it was illegal. You seem to not get that and instead tell him it looks like ****, he did not ask for your opinion. That's like me telling you your car looks like **** because it's painted red. You have the mindset of most of the stuck up pricks around here. It being different, pursay old, boxy, beat up, wrong brand, make it a piece of ****. You are not giving contsructive critisism, you are just being a douche. The tape doesn't effect the light output, doesn't mark up the lenses, and doesn't damage anything. It is just for looks.

What's really funny to me is that you saying it affects the light output, or that him putting tape on his lights automatically make it ****tier :roll:

kampman
04-12-2011, 02:42 AM
No, not true. It is totally appreciated just as much if not more. It's just the economy nowadays and how expensive everything is. It's much harder to get a car all nice and shiny and running amazingly as it used to be.

I can't say I buy that argument.

I've spent less than $25 on cosmetic stuff (mostly trim tape) for my 240, and it's ended up looking pretty decent. Same way with the running gear-I've probably got $150 in the drivetrain at this point, and all I've got left to really get it to 100% is the distributor cap and rotor, which are $10 from FCP.

Granted, I'm not blowing sh</b>it up because it's an automatic, NA car, but the basic maintenance stuff for LH 240s is not expensive, and even the K-jet cars can be kept running for not a ton of scratch, having owned both. As long as you read the greenbooks or the Bentley manual, systematically work through the diagnostics, and take it slow, it's possible to solve problems without throwing piles of money at them and/or breaking stuff. In a K-Jet car, the issues can be less open-and-shut than with an EFI vehicle, but the information to figure them out is out there for free, at least.

As for the cosmetics, I've accepted that the paint on my current car is never going to look fantastic, but all the trim is in place, all of the lights work, and I wash it every couple weeks, which keeps it looking presentable from 10 feet. I don't really care about the engine bay, but with a couple cans of degreaser and some sandpaper, I suspect that I could get it to about 75% of what Mike's done with his. All it takes is time-the investment is pretty minimal.

I think the point that Mike/smokeyfan is trying to make is that you can make almost any car decent if you're patient with it, and go for incremental improvements as opposed to instant gratification. If spraybombing the car and putting tape Xs on the headlights does it for you, go for it, but the time and money put into that stuff could be used to accomplish more constructive ends.

Blue240Wagon
04-12-2011, 03:37 AM
lol that this is the most active thread on turbo bricks. go do something useful people. :)

amargill19?
04-12-2011, 04:00 AM
take the tape off immediately and stop being an *******

bjorny
04-12-2011, 06:14 AM
No, not really. I'm just sick of kids doing really stupid dumbass things to their cars & then proclaiming they are "baller" and it makes them the coolest thing since ice.

Most of these types usually have no idea what makes a car look good/better, so they screw up a halfway decent car, & then have the audacity to say they really did something.

These types should take up another hobby IMO.

IOWs they don't have a fricking clue.

IMO any dumbass can spray bomb a car flat black, or sand all the paint off &let it rust. Rip a bunch of interior & carpet out, & completely jscrewing up & jerry rigging everything imaginable, and then yell "But It's baller!".

But it takes hard work, both making the $ & fixing the car to your very best ability, and actually trying to make it look, handle btter than it did as new, & make it faster maybe a little lower, and make everything a lot shinier.

But this concept seems to have totally eluded a lot of younger people these days.



i sort of hear what your saying. i picked up my wife from work on my bike (like i often do) and we rode back home. we got passed by a second generation (late 70s) metallic brown Civic wagon. it looked in a nice enough state to do a decent restoration on it. but no, this guy decided to leave i looking dirty as ****, cut the springs so it was totally undrivable and drilled holes in the rusty exhaust to make it loud as ****. it was a typical young tuner-type guy.. his buddies probably think hes as cool as a polar bear's nose. same goes for the 70s VW drivers you see at car shows..

but in the end: his car, his mods, his life.. but i do think its sad to see nice cars ruined like that.

Blue240Wagon
04-12-2011, 06:15 AM
tuner, or ricer

edit: crap why am I paying any attention to this thread

smokeyfan1000
04-12-2011, 09:10 AM
but in the end: his car, his mods, his life.. but i do think its sad to see nice cars ruined like that.


Me too. I've seen so many "baller" cars, that, instead of modding them in a mechanically safe/correct fashion, have been butchered beyond any reasonably resto considerations.

If ya have an totally old rusty as hell car, & it's not worth a any $, then rat rod it.

But to take a car that would look nice with a good waxing/buffing & just needs a tune up & a little maintenence, and strip it to hell & spray bomb it flat black and such is such a waste of car.

I've seen so many butchered 240s it pathetic. IMO, one's mechanical work is a reflection of one's mechanical aptitude.

Something tells me the OP is headed in the "baller" direction.

leslie_s
04-12-2011, 09:18 AM
dunno about the tape but im sure the no number plate situation will get you some unwanted attention from the law
I live in michigan which also has no front number plates. Funny thing though, i spent a week in Illinois, which has front plates, and all the illinois people kept telling me i was gonna get pulled over, never did.......

I have always liked the no grill style, but if I get mine painted black I might put it back in.

my grill fell off my car one time and it just looked like a junker. People already assume its a junker for some reason. I dont get it.

leslie_s
04-12-2011, 09:56 AM
Me too. I've seen so many "baller" cars, that, instead of modding them in a mechanically safe/correct fashion, have been butchered beyond any reasonably resto considerations.

If ya have an totally old rusty as hell car, & it's not worth a any $, then rat rod it.

But to take a car that would look nice with a good waxing/buffing & just needs a tune up & a little maintenence, and strip it to hell & spray bomb it flat black and such is such a waste of car.

I've seen so many butchered 240s it pathetic. IMO, one's mechanical work is a reflection of one's mechanical aptitude.

Something tells me the OP is headed in the "baller" direction.

^^ 90% of turbobricks cars.....

Homer
04-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Me too. I've seen so many "baller" cars, that, instead of modding them in a mechanically safe/correct fashion, have been butchered beyond any reasonably resto considerations.

If ya have an totally old rusty as hell car, & it's not worth a any $, then rat rod it.

But to take a car that would look nice with a good waxing/buffing & just needs a tune up & a little maintenence, and strip it to hell & spray bomb it flat black and such is such a waste of car.

I've seen so many butchered 240s it pathetic. IMO, one's mechanical work is a reflection of one's mechanical aptitude.

Something tells me the OP is headed in the "baller" direction.
Too old to say baller that much,
Or to realize that young people are different. Get over it.

gambym
04-12-2011, 12:22 PM
To answer your question, Yes Pa/NJ/NY it's legal so long as both headlights work.
Sidetrack: Affecting light output from 240 DOT lenses? :lol:
Sidetrack 2: I don't like it, but it's your car. I did a bunch of stuff to my cars in my younger years people didn't like. So do what you want.
Just keep in mind that some of us didn't make it to country kitchen buffet this morning and we're grouchy without our naps.

Ursan
04-12-2011, 01:13 PM
This thread is still happening?

I'm just going to leave this here. (yes, I have a mods blessing)

This just about sums it up. (http://mysite.verizon.net/vze352h3/HaHa/infinite_motivational_poster.gif)





:)

smokeyfan1000
04-12-2011, 06:42 PM
I'm just going to leave this here. (yes, I have a mods blessing)

:rofl:

88Volvowner
04-12-2011, 07:21 PM
Are you guys done yet?

vagabond
04-12-2011, 07:54 PM
::walks away whistling::

chirish1234
04-12-2011, 08:06 PM
::walks away whistling::

LOL

cookiemonster
04-13-2011, 01:04 AM
Dude, don't stress them it's your car if you think it looks cool that's all that matter. I did the same thing to my headlights on my 240 i thought it looked awesome, but my lights were broken so the tape had a purpose
http://64.19.142.13/i46.photobucket.com/albums/f103/chirish/KodakZ915Photos741.jpg

Davin
04-13-2011, 02:38 AM
@smokeyfan1000:

Do you honestly think that a 1/2 inch "X" of electrical tape is going to, an any way, hinder the light output of a big ass 240 headlight? About spending money on useful things, I'm going to guess that the tape was free, as most people have black electrical tape laying around that never gets used. I'm also going to guess that he doesn't pull the tape off before he goes anywhere at night, just to replace it in the morning. At the end of the day, if he likes the way it looks, then it is quite useful.

The OP doesn't care about your engine compartment. How useful is your degreased, riced out engine bay? For the inspirational value, I know that I was not inspired by all the blue crap in a red enine bay, looks like ****.

Also, there is this funny thing called inflation, which makes the dollar worth less (to put it basically). Your job when "you were that age" was paying a proportional amount to what "us kids" make right now because a dollar went further back then. Nice work resoring a Chevelle on $2.50 an hour, we are proud of you.

/rant

smokeyfan1000
04-13-2011, 03:01 AM
Do you honestly think that a 1/2 inch "X" of electrical tape is going to, an any way, hinder the light output of a big ass 240 headlight?
Not much, but those yellow as hell HL lenses will.

And if you bothered to read the whole thread, you'd have noticed he said he's take the tape off at night & put it back on in the daytime once we ragged on him.

The OP doesn't care about your engine compartment. How useful is your degreased, riced out engine bay? For the inspirational value, I know that I was not inspired by all the blue crap in a red engine bay, looks like ****.



There is no rice in my engine bay. Everything under the hood ,all of it, is OEM Volvo,or equivelent or rebuilt as such, or are IPD Parts.. So where's the rice?

So you don't like my blue color scheme? Does not bother me in the least. I built it for me.Not you.

And I cleaned everything, repainted everything, and made it look as close to stock as possible with the exception of the blue IPD & one set of Yoshi Fab firewall to strut braces which aren't installed yet. Again, where's the rice?


Post a pic of your engine bay Davin. Let's see what it looks like before you talk about mine looking bad. I did mine to suit me, and to be spotless, IOWs not a greasy damn mess. Is there somethig wrong with taking a little pride in one's car?

Also, there is this funny thing called inflation, which makes the dollar worth less (to put it basically). Your job when "you were that age" was paying a proportional amount to what "us kids" make right now because a dollar went further back then. Nice work resoring a Chevelle on $2.50 an hour, we are proud of you.

That's funny. Parts I bought for my car then, are mostly the same price now. But now, wages are a lot higher too, now aren't they?

Davin,how old are you? Were you building cars in the early 70s? Just curious, not dissin'

I had well over $12,000 tied up in that Chevelle. And I worked my ass off for every penny. On jobs I know you'd never do. For any amount of money.

So, before you talk too much ****, show us your engine compartment. Let's compare quality of appearance. I'd like to see your work.

And let's compare front suspension appearance & quality while were at it. And BTW, it's not totally completed yet. And BTW, if you'll read this whole thread, you'll see what my point really is davin. I think you missed it.

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_5311.jpg

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_5320.jpg

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_5348-1.jpg

http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_5349.jpg

chirish1234
04-13-2011, 09:49 AM
Not much, but those yellow as hell HL lenses will.

And if you bothered to read the whole thread, you'd have noticed he said he's take the tape off at night & put it back on in the daytime once we ragged on him.



There is no rice in my engine bay. Everything under the hood ,all of it, is OEM Volvo,or equivelent or rebuilt as such, or are IPD Parts.. So where's the rice?

So you don't like my blue color scheme? Does not bother me in the least. I built it for me.Not you.

And I cleaned everything, repainted everything, and made it look as close to stock as possible with the exception of the blue IPD & one set of Yoshi Fab firewall to strut braces which aren't installed yet. Again, where's the rice?


Post a pic of your engine bay Davin. Let's see what it looks like before you talk about mine looking bad. I did mine to suit me, and to be spotless, IOWs not a greasy damn mess. Is there somethig wrong with taking a little pride in one's car?

That's funny. Parts I bought for my car then, are mostly the same price now. But now, wages are a lot higher too, now aren't they?

Davin,how old are you? Were you building cars in the early 70s? Just curious, not dissin'

I had well over $12,000 tied up in that Chevelle. And I worked my ass off for every penny. On jobs I know you'd never do. For any amount of money.

So, before you talk too much ****, show us your engine compartment. Let's compare quality of appearance. I'd like to see your work.

And let's compare front suspension appearance & quality while were at it. And BTW, it's not totally completed yet. And BTW, if you'll read this whole thread, you'll see what my point really is davin. I think you missed it.


Do you just look for other peoples threads to post pictures in? You're once again being an outstanding prick. Stop posting pictures of your car on other peoples threads. It's annoying. How about I post some pics of my car in your thread? Oh wait, I'm not a douche. Also I noticed you said you built the car for yourself and not other people......that's what this kid is doing, get used to it, he's being different. So once again old man, go **** yourself.

Ursan
04-13-2011, 09:58 AM
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/55/BeatDeadHorse.gif

http://files.sharenator.com/Thread_Crap_Wont_Die_mega_zombie_forum-s300x371-97014-580.jpg

http://www.w3bbo.com/forums/Thread-Crap-Die.jpg

Let it go, :godlike:

Davin
04-13-2011, 11:34 AM
Not much, but those yellow as hell HL lenses will. Agreed, and never disputed that.

And if you bothered to read the whole thread, you'd have noticed he said he's take the tape off at night & put it back on in the daytime once we ragged on him. I did read, up untill like half way down page 4. Which post number? He said it was not for night, not that he was taking it off.



There is no rice in my engine bay. Everything under the hood ,all of it, is OEM Volvo,or equivelent or rebuilt as such, or are IPD Parts.. So where's the rice? Rice has never had to do with brand names or quality.

So you don't like my blue color scheme? Does not bother me in the least. I built it for me.Not you. Good.

And I cleaned everything, repainted everything, and made it look as close to stock as possible with the exception of the blue IPD & one set of Yoshi Fab firewall to strut braces which aren't installed yet. Again, where's the rice? Rice isn't about quality/names once again.


Post a pic of your engine bay Davin. Let's see what it looks like before you talk about mine looking bad. I did mine to suit me, and to be spotless, IOWs not a greasy damn mess. Is there somethig wrong with taking a little pride in one's car? No problem with pride in one's car. If you want to see my engine bay, click the picture in my sig. It will take you to my project thread. I dont care about my engine bay, it works, I can find my way around it if I need to. Sure the IC pipe couplers are blue, I dont like them either. I wish they were black, but it's not worth the money as it works the way it is.

That's funny. Parts I bought for my car then, are mostly the same price now. But now, wages are a lot higher too, now aren't they?

Davin,how old are you? Were you building cars in the early 70s? Just curious, not dissin' 23, no, wasn't even a glint in my mom's eye. Point?

I had well over $12,000 tied up in that Chevelle. And I worked my ass off for every penny. On jobs I know you'd never do. For any amount of money. My point was that it would cost more to do the Chevelle now. Maybe parts cast the same, I dont think that is the case, but more of your paycheck goes into normal expenses, cost of living. It's all proportionate either way

So, before you talk too much ****, show us your engine compartment. Let's compare quality of appearance. I'd like to see your work. My work to this point is less than stellar in appearance, I'll be the first to say it, but it works. Go to my build thread. I am not building a show car, or showing it off as one. It is a car I am fixing, functionally, to be a fun car when I want to burn up more gas than my daily driver CRX. My **** talking was to give you, more or less, the same treatment/put you on the defensive, as was done to the OP here.

And let's compare front suspension appearance & quality while were at it. And BTW, it's not totally completed yet. And BTW, if you'll read this whole thread, you'll see what my point really is davin. I think you missed it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I still dont like appearance of yours, has nothing to do with quality, I'm sure it was done nicely. I must have missed the underlying point in all the **** you were talking about the headlights, and doing functional things blah blah.

.

Crazychopstick
04-13-2011, 11:49 AM
Guys. Smokey is like some 60 year old man who gets off by picking on kids on the interwebs.

Either read his BS and laugh at how sad it is, or ignore it, the more you reply the more he will be convinced he is correct until he eventually threatens you with physical harm.

Stephen
04-13-2011, 11:51 AM
Guys. Smokey is like some 60 year old man who gets off by picking on kids on the interwebs.

Either read his BS and laugh at how sad it is, or ignore it, the more you reply the more he will be convinced he is correct until he eventually threatens you with physical harm.

CRAZY CHOPSTICK I AM GOING TO STRANGLE YOU BECAUSE WE ARE DISAGREEING ON THE INTERNET ARGGGHGHHHh!

Crazychopstick
04-13-2011, 11:54 AM
CRAZY CHOPSTICK I AM GOING TO STRANGLE YOU BECAUSE WE ARE DISAGREEING ON THE INTERNET ARGGGHGHHHh!

Remember your secret plan Agent ==D...

smokeyfan1000
04-13-2011, 12:46 PM
Guys. Smokey is like some 60 year old man who gets off by picking on kids on the interwebs.

Only 53 CCS. I have no problems with younger car buffs,& their modifications, except when they do a really stupid, & appearance detracting, non positive mod and call it "baller". Whatever the definition of that really is. Seems a rather strange term to apply to a car if ya really stop & think about it.

IMO this forum is for Volvo lovers of all ages. And sometimes it seems that a few somehow miss the general idea of improving a Volvo.

And FWIW, people that do lots of work on their cars & do not seem to like a clean well detail engine compartment, whether + T or N/A, seems strange to me.

But then I suppose some people do not plan to keep their car all that long & find it too much to do. It is a rather dirty job for a few days

But I've always found that a clean engine compartment & front susp makes it so much nicer to work on. Ya don't get all the grease all over you when working on it. Plus it looks good.

Sure you have to get greasy as hell for a few hours, & all at one time. And it is quite messy, but it pays off for me in the long run.

I've worked on cars that had oil leaks. But ya couldn't tell where it was comng from, because it looked like someone poured 5 qts on everything under the hood.

I know a lot of you wil not have your current Volvo within 4 years. But what you do not realize, is I'llhave mine in another 40, if I l that long.LOL

So, as the years go by, I'll wash the engine once a year, and in 10,20 years, i'll be almost as clean as it is now.

And I've done thi type of thing to most all vehicles I've owned . Ya'll should have seen how clean the Chevelle was under the hood & under the car. And both Harleys.

Sorry if I came on too strong with OP. But his "baller mod" is ridiculous in my eyes. I mean, really, what the hell did he accomplish? My God,a 5 year old could have done that.

Maybe you see my point now. But I'll bet ya don't.

Sorry, just seems silly as hell to me. But hey, what do I know..right?

Stephen
04-13-2011, 01:05 PM
not trying to argue, but your idea of improving a volvo is different from mine, or chopstick's, or the OP's. just because its something that YOU dont like, doesn't mean its the worst idea ever. its cool if you express your opinion about it, but holy ****, we get that you think its dumb. you've said it 15 million times. say it once, and back off..you dont need to keep saying its dumb over and over and that he's stupid for doing it, because in the end, you look like the stupid one.

smokeyfan1000
04-13-2011, 01:06 PM
My work to this point is less than stellar in appearance, I'll be the first to say it, but it works. Go to my build thread. I am not building a show car, or showing it off as one. It is a car I am fixing, functionally, to be a fun car when I want to burn up more gas than my daily driver CRX. My **** talking was to give you, more or less, the same treatment/put you on the defensive, as was done to the OP here.

Just so ya know, my red 244 will be a DD. NOT a show car. And it has a little ways to go before being finished too. Also, I find the ones that do not like my engine bay,usually have a greasy one themselves. Strange huh? A wash off at the local car wash is better than none at all.

Seems you are one of the few that find IPD susp parts and other brands of susp parts for Volvos "ricer". Maybe you just like everything to be dull & black in color. Dunno. I have seen that look. Looks good sometimes too. "Mechanical/Industrial look" is cool too. As long as it is also clean.

And if all parts are OEM Volvo/IPD, hard to call it "rice" IMO. I went with the blue because that happens to be the color all the IPD parts were. So I went with it.Whoopee ****. I guess that makes it ricer. Hell maybe it is ricer. LOL In any event I like it. At least it stands out from the ordinary. That was my idea after all.

I just thought a little contrast would be OK. And seeing as how blue & white are Volvo's "colors' I thought it go OK.

So I took it just a tad further with some very small items.(look at my build thread in my sig). Plus a lot of my painting of parts was for protection from elements/rust as well as looks.

So if it looks ricer to some,So be it. I like it, looks clean, & it's ALL VERY functional(was the point of the build as a few things weren't at the start), and pretty much everything else is OEM & works like brand new. Including the A/C. That will be nice this summer..

And what isn't soon will be(exhaust mods). So call me ricer. I've been called a lot worse. over the years. LOL.

So we have two different approaches I guess. You like the plain jane/industrial/mechanical & functional look, I like the blue on red & functional look. And I'll bet you like/love your 240 as much as I like/love mine.

Nothing wrong here that I see. As long as there is no tape on HLs LOL

Davin,how old are you? Were you building cars in the early 70s? Just curious, not dissin' 23, no, wasn't even a glint in my mom's eye. Point?

No point, was just wondering. I like to keep up with what is happening in the outlook & tastes and trends of, younger than I, car enthusiasts. Hey, gotta keep up with the times man. I try to stay "young at heart" dude. you'll understand when you hit 40. LOL

Homer
04-13-2011, 01:53 PM
I don't care who made the parts. Your engine bay looks garish and not at all fitting with the style of a 240.
It goes both ways.

smokeyfan1000
04-13-2011, 02:56 PM
don't care who made the parts. Your engine bay looks garish and not at all fitting with the style of a 240.
It goes both ways.
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Fantastic, I'm thoroughly, and absolutely thrilled that you do not like it. Because I didn't build it for you to like. I built it for me to like. Go pour more oil on your already greasy engine.:-P

I guess you think taping X's on HLs is "baller" too.:rofl:

Matt
04-13-2011, 02:59 PM
Fantastic, I'm thoroughly, and absolutely thrilled that you do not like it. Because I didn't build it for you to like. I built it for me to like. Go pour more oil on your already greasy engine.:-P

holy ****ing ****.

take your own advice for once.

except replace your wrinkly ass with the OP

Davin
04-13-2011, 03:11 PM
Smokey, I'm glad you like it, and I dont care either way. Everyone likes something different, I prefer a less eye catching approach, once again, big deal. My car will get painted and cleaned up inside and out at some point, just not high on the agenda right now. It isn't that I like my grimey engine or that I dont like a squeeky clean engine bay, just not the flashy colors, I can appreciate the work tho. FWIW, I have the blue IPD suspension parts on my car, and I love them. "Rice" to me, has to do with appearance and form., mostly to deal with colors and overall finish. It's an opinion, all of which are subjective. Other people, I'm sure, have different definitions of "rice." Hell, I painted some pieces of my CRX interior red in high school, I think it looks dumb now and I would definately call it "rice." Just haven't bothered to fix it cause black paint wont match well and I dont want to pay for decent replacement pieces.

Brands and quality do not make up "rice" to me, it is the gaudy colors everywhere (opinion again), flashy appearance and general lack of function to the form (my opinion). Someone could build a sreet car that is fast as balls with the nicest parts and spend a ton of coin, and then choose to paint everything all different colors; that would be "rice" to me (opinion).

I normally stay quiet about stuff that I dont like, with a few exceptions. I felt you took it a bit too far about the lights/tape and wanted to put you under fire when you weren't looking for any approval. The OP was not looking for approval for his tape either.

"Baller" is generally used in place of cool. I have a friend who says it all the time.

\/\/ Dirtiest I've ever seen.

Homer
04-13-2011, 03:14 PM
Fantastic, I'm thoroughly, and absolutely thrilled that you do not like it. Because I didn't build it for you to like. I built it for me to like. Go pour more oil on your already greasy engine.:-P

I guess you think taping X's on HLs is "baller" too.:rofl:

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/206994_10100159209474899_16818372_48812430_4853976 _n.jpg
Yeah that's greasy.
Take your own advice.

Brickster151
04-13-2011, 03:23 PM
I am not going to read through 6 pages of posts about why someone put tape across their headlights, but it might have already been said - only reason people do this usually is when they actually track their car [gotta tape up glass headlights so they wont break all over the track]. Otherwise, it's pointless and stupid.

smokeyfan1000
04-13-2011, 03:55 PM
I am not going to read through 6 pages of posts about why someone put tape across their headlights, but it might have already been said - only reason people do this usually is when they actually track their car [gotta tape up glass headlights so they wont break all over the track]. Otherwise, it's pointless and stupid.
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HA Ha, now they'll all swarm all over you for saying the same thing I did.. They jumped all over me. :lol:This is a street only car BTW.



And Homer, looks good under the hood on that blue 240.

I only said what i did to get you post a pic.;-) So.....it's seems clean engine compartment is high on your list of things to do to a 240. Looks like a lot of others I've seen. Not that it's a bad thing. But too ordinary for me.

I was trying for something more bright & contrasting myself. you know...dare to be different.

Homer
04-13-2011, 04:30 PM
HA Ha, now they'll all swarm all over you for saying the same thing I did.. They jumped all over me. :lol:This is a street only car BTW.



And Homer, looks good under the hood on that blue 240.

I only said what i did to get you post a pic.;-) So.....it's seems clean engine compartment is high on your list of things to do to a 240. Looks like a lot of others I've seen. Not that it's a bad thing. But too ordinary for me.

I was trying for something more bright & contrasting myself. you know...dare to be different.

Well engineered/ integrated components and systems get my interest more than colorful hoses.
It's the same concept as a lifted truck, you are most likely compensating for something. :-P

smokeyfan1000
04-13-2011, 05:41 PM
Well engineered/ integrated components and systems get my interest more than colorful hoses.
It's the same concept as a lifted truck, you are most likely compensating for something.


I like well engineered/intergrated components as much as the next guy. And I always strive to build well engineered and integrated builds whenever possible/applicable.

But I like some contrast & color with it. Maybe it's from having read Hot Rod & other automotive magazines since age 11.

And ,BTW, there has been much more work done under my hood & under the car than just "colorful hoses" as you put it.(read my build thread & see). And I always been a stickler for "engineering details" down to stuff most people never ever consider doing.

Like ALL my underhood wiring(fog lights , driving lights, all VDO OT, OP,WT, VM wiring and some wiring Volvo didn't even do) is now covered in OEM black sheathing & run along with the other OEM harnes wires along firewall or wherever the particular wiring needs to go.. It blends in so well, no one even knows it's there.:nod:

The build quality is always in the details, engineering, and appearance. The latter being a matter of taste, IMO.

And I am not compensating for anything as you are suggesting. My build is just like I wanted to build it. Simple as that Homer.

But now..... as far as "compensating accusations" go.... what are you compensating for by the fact you had to have a highly modded, high output turbocharged engine in your240? ......... See how that works Homer? :-P

And if we both / or all TBers are unknowingly & subconsciencly compensating for something, what is the OP of this thread compensating for with X's taped across his headlights? :lol::omg:

And I think you have a very nice 240 Homer. You should be proud of it too. Seriously.:nod:

Ursan
04-13-2011, 08:06 PM
Oh my effing god.

camelwideswagon
04-13-2011, 08:20 PM
are they done having sex yet?

243_Phantom
04-13-2011, 08:57 PM
And if we both / or all TBers are unknowingly & subconsciencly compensating for something, what is the OP of this thread compensating for with X's taped across his headlights? :lol::omg:
:

Perfect vision.

Homer
04-13-2011, 11:21 PM
are they done having sex yet?

It seems to be more of a one way relationship...:rofl:

smokeyfan1000
04-14-2011, 02:34 AM
whatever. guess I'll get no compliments towards my car from Homer.:lol: No matter, I like it, & that's what counts.:-P

Captain Bondo
04-14-2011, 02:35 AM
I like well engineered/intergrated components as much as the next guy. And I always strive to build well engineered and integrated builds whenever possible/applicable.

But I like some contrast & color with it. Maybe it's from having read Hot Rod & other automotive magazines since age 11.

And ,BTW, there has been much more work done under my hood & under the car than just "colorful hoses" as you put it.(read my build thread & see). And I always been a stickler for "engineering details" down to stuff most people never ever consider doing.

Like ALL my underhood wiring(fog lights , driving lights, all VDO OT, OP,WT, VM wiring and some wiring Volvo didn't even do) is now covered in OEM black sheathing & run along with the other OEM harnes wires along firewall or wherever the particular wiring needs to go.. It blends in so well, no one even knows it's there.:nod:

The build quality is always in the details, engineering, and appearance. The latter being a matter of taste, IMO.

And I am not compensating for anything as you are suggesting. My build is just like I wanted to build it. Simple as that Homer.

But now..... as far as "compensating accusations" go.... what are you compensating for by the fact you had to have a highly modded, high output turbocharged engine in your240? ......... See how that works Homer? :-P

And if we both / or all TBers are unknowingly & subconsciencly compensating for something, what is the OP of this thread compensating for with X's taped across his headlights? :lol::omg:

And I think you have a very nice 240 Homer. You should be proud of it too. Seriously.:nod:


Oh just STFU already... geez....

88Volvowner
04-14-2011, 06:25 AM
6 PAGES NOW?! SERIOUSLY?!...what the HELL did I start?! :wtf:

Matt
04-14-2011, 09:04 AM
whatever. guess I'll get no compliments towards my car from Homer.:lol: No matter, I like it, & that's what counts.:-P

...and the OP likes his car, so shut the **** up and get the **** out.

chirish1234
04-14-2011, 09:59 AM
6 PAGES NOW?! SERIOUSLY?!...what the HELL did I start?! :wtf:

:rofl:

cookiemonster
04-14-2011, 11:10 AM
So how about them yankees?

Ursan
04-14-2011, 11:51 AM
So how about them yankees?

For some reason I am obligated to state that they suck.

Even though they don't as they are one of the, if not the winningest team in baseball.


(yeah, I said winningest)

500dollar744ti
04-14-2011, 11:58 AM
OH HAI GUYS

http://img.alibaba.com/img/pb/949/755/306/306755949_943.jpg

kevbot
04-14-2011, 12:10 PM
I saw some of those the other day, couldn't believe it.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200555_1902011878079_1475183113_32143039_1273855_n .jpg

Ziko
04-14-2011, 12:53 PM
LOL!:lol:

Dicktater
04-14-2011, 02:15 PM
it's the Smokey Stickbuilder thread! :wtf:

adrianpike
04-14-2011, 02:23 PM
this is the best thread in years


ps: i heard that bright blue silicone hoses add 5 hp per hose

chirish1234
04-14-2011, 08:13 PM
this is the best thread in years


ps: i heard that bright blue silicone hoses add 5 hp per hose

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

project volvo
04-14-2011, 08:32 PM
http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/3597/rtw.jpg

Devsbeater
04-14-2011, 09:19 PM
Now lets discuss angry eyes, whats your guys opinions, I think it looks helladope!

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2071/180/54/619590026/n619590026_2433232_5171.jpg

professor245
04-15-2011, 09:38 AM
Looks horrid and so does the x tape....
This thread is awesome...lol

professor245
04-15-2011, 09:43 AM
I only posted to keep this pointless thread going:-P we need 20 pages of this stuff!

Ursan
04-15-2011, 10:17 AM
http://images.wikia.com/puppet/images/3/37/AmazingMumford.jpg
Seven! SEVEN PAGES! HA HA HA!

cookiemonster
04-15-2011, 12:01 PM
If i just spray paint my headlights black doesnt that add 15 hp? and i also had red tape aside from black :)
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k531/cookiemonster217/car011.jpg

500dollar744ti
04-15-2011, 12:13 PM
please tell me you did that just for this thread? lol, it even looks better on that car than it does on the OP's car.

cookiemonster
04-15-2011, 06:52 PM
please tell me you did that just for this thread? lol, it even looks better on that car than it does on the OP's car.

No i actually did that shortly after i got the car but they are long gone now!

Matt
04-15-2011, 07:16 PM
yeah they always look better on smaller lenses.

propav8r
04-15-2011, 07:18 PM
this is the best thread in years


ps: i heard that bright blue silicone hoses add 5 hp per hose

Don't forget the blue dipstick :ninja:

Ansel+
04-15-2011, 08:46 PM
Decided to put tape over my taillights in the X style for ****s and giggles. I thought it looked pretty baller haha but I was curious to know if that's illegal to drive around like that. I live in OR so I am curious to know if anyone would know if this is illegal or not in OR to drive around like that.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c375/noob-fraktion/jdmjdm/26c5dc50.jpg

propav8r
04-15-2011, 08:52 PM
I lol'd

smokeyfan1000
04-15-2011, 09:15 PM
Hey now...don't leave out the front & rear windshields & all the side glasses. :lol:

chirish1234
04-15-2011, 10:00 PM
Hey now...don't leave out the front & rear windshields & all the side glasses. :lol:

Hey now...don't leave out being an old prick :lol:

88Volvowner
04-15-2011, 10:32 PM
Seriously?

smokeyfan1000
04-15-2011, 11:31 PM
Hey now...don't leave out being an old prick
What? & be like you?:-P

morganpartee
04-16-2011, 02:10 AM
OP's car went straight to lolrice.com.

gooseman
04-16-2011, 10:11 AM
19 year olds can make good choices--->
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa28/bassking000/eggcrate001.jpg

grant

morganpartee
04-16-2011, 11:02 AM
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/184646_10150396343340234_694700233_17290442_320295 8_n.jpg

18 year olds can too.

chirish1234
04-16-2011, 12:08 PM
I don't get it? You people are still hatin?

FunkyStankyChicken
04-16-2011, 12:37 PM
I don't get it? You people are still hatin?

Well it is STILL a bad idea.

Also, WTFTB

Matt
04-16-2011, 01:30 PM
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/184646_10150396343340234_694700233_17290442_320295 8_n.jpg

18 year olds can too.

so amazing.

Karl Buchka
04-16-2011, 02:12 PM
This must be the thread where all the bitter tbrickers who generally get **** on make themselves feel better by ****ting on someone else. Congratulations.

towerymt
04-16-2011, 02:33 PM
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_5094.jpg
Careful, that strut brace might come off and kill someone. Worst of all, it would scratch your engine bay on the way out.

Redwood Chair
04-16-2011, 03:06 PM
Careful, that strut brace might come off and kill someone. Worst of all, it would scratch your engine bay on the way out.

:lol:

Resisted the urge to post in this one till now..

Brandon
04-16-2011, 03:12 PM
Careful, that strut brace might come off and kill someone. Worst of all, it would scratch your engine bay on the way out.

:rofl:

Ziko
04-16-2011, 03:18 PM
I have to admit that engine bay does look baller :rofl:

Ansel+
04-16-2011, 03:21 PM
Yeah smokeyfan, I really think your engine bay looks quite, dare I say, BALLER

I hope that's the look you were going for.

Blue240Wagon
04-16-2011, 06:11 PM
is that intake manifold painted beige if so, BALLER

smokeyfan1000
04-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Careful, that strut brace might come off and kill someone. Worst of all, it would scratch your engine bay on the way out.

I was trial fitting it after installing the struts and snapped a pic. Then removed it I haven't actually reinstalled it & tightened it down yet.

The intake is just as it came from Volvo in 1991. no paint on it.

Yeah smokeyfan, I really think your engine bay looks quite, dare I say, BALLER

Those are your words, not mine. I was going for a "sport/possible rally look" Just modified for handling better.

I never really use the word "baller" to describe parts or my car.

adrianpike
04-16-2011, 08:26 PM
I've heard APC sells great "sport look" seats... :e-shrug:

Stephen
04-16-2011, 08:32 PM
I've heard APC sells great "sport look" seats... :e-shrug:

hell yea! i just got bmw z3 vents for my finders my **** will spit hot like fire

adrianpike
04-16-2011, 08:34 PM
hell yea! i just got bmw z3 vents for my finders my **** will spit hot like fire

u gonna paint it bloo bro? that wud be mad tite sikk

Stephen
04-16-2011, 08:57 PM
u gonna paint it bloo bro? that wud be mad tite sikk

yo bro its gunna be a blue and orange mix. mad tite graffix. i gota sweet badge for it too. DUB.

Crazychopstick
04-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Is "rally look" what we're calling stock height 240s these days?

142autox
04-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Fine, since this thread is still going.

Angry eyes on the 142 helps me beat up on Miatas.
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ecleopold/b60517ee.jpg

Yup, electrical tape. Drove to and from the event with it on there a couple times. Tickets??? Nope.

Redwood Chair
04-16-2011, 09:07 PM
Is "rally look" what we're calling stock height 240s these days?

:nod:

Born and bred on a Swedish dirt road.

Poik
04-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Looks like ****. That's not hating, it just looks sad and broken, like it's headed to the junkyard.
+1

And you also look like one of those douchebag VW posers, but you are a poser of them, so it's even worse. Oh and it's a Volvo 240, and it looks like crap. FWIW.

smokeyfan1000
04-16-2011, 09:31 PM
Is "rally look" what we're calling stock height 240s these days?
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My 244 will be sitting on IPD lowering springs.The fronts are already installed. Call it what you like.

Poik
04-16-2011, 09:46 PM
I just read this thread and actually lol'd multiple times. OP's car is hideous, but smokey is an ******* and yeah, your engine bay is over the top.

smokeyfan1000
04-16-2011, 09:51 PM
hell, it's just a clean stock engine compartment with clean stock engine, a polished cam cover, blue plug wires & some blue IPD susp brace parts. In the pic, the Yoshifab firewall to strut braces aren't even installed yet. What's the big deal? Most Tbers have similar part on their 240s.

243_Phantom
04-16-2011, 10:10 PM
hell, it's just a clean stock engine compartment with clean stock engine, a polished cam cover, blue plug wires & some blue IPD susp brace parts. In the pic, the Yoshifab firewall to strut braces aren't even installed yet. What's the big deal? Most Tbers have similar part on their 240s.

Why is your intake manifold yellow?

88Volvowner
04-16-2011, 10:11 PM
This website should be called turbopricks, you guys have no respect. It's still a volvo, does a volvo have to look a certain way to be a volvo? Everyone has their own style, everyone can do whatever they want to their car for whatever reason. If they like it they like it, it's not your car its theirs. Most of you don't know how to read a thread correctly and start spamming it with pointless **** no one wants to hear. Seriously how old are you guys, you act like immature douches. Also calling me a VW poser? I didn't know electrical tape was a volkswagen product, guess that makes any other car with electrical tape on it a VW poser? Seriously grow up guys, respect others and learn to comprehend threads before you post.

243_Phantom
04-16-2011, 10:15 PM
This website should be called turbopricks, you guys have no respect. It's still a volvo, does a volvo have to look a certain way to be a volvo? Everyone has their own style, everyone can do whatever they want to their car for whatever reason. If they like it they like it, it's not your car its theirs. Most of you don't know how to read a thread correctly and start spamming it with pointless **** no one wants to hear. Seriously how old are you guys, you act like immature douches. Also calling me a VW poser? I didn't know electrical tape was a volkswagen product, guess that makes any other car with electrical tape on it a VW poser? Seriously grow up guys, respect others and learn to comprehend threads before you post.

An old friend of mine used to call it "Turbodicks" for the same reason.
But...
Some people are always going to hate what you do, and some people are always going to love it. Just do it and don't worry about it. I kinda like the electrical tape, but that's just my opinion.
Your thread is getting spammed with pointless ****, as you put it, because it turned into Smokey's douchefest, and has nothing to do with electrical tape anymore.

smokeyfan1000
04-16-2011, 10:20 PM
Why is your intake manifold yellow?

It's not painted yellow, so don't know where you see yellow at. It is the same intake it came with in 1991 AFAIK.

Ansel+
04-16-2011, 10:22 PM
This website should be called turbopricks, you guys have no respect. It's still a volvo, does a volvo have to look a certain way to be a volvo? Everyone has their own style, everyone can do whatever they want to their car for whatever reason. If they like it they like it, it's not your car its theirs. Most of you don't know how to read a thread correctly and start spamming it with pointless **** no one wants to hear. Seriously how old are you guys, you act like immature douches. Also calling me a VW poser? I didn't know electrical tape was a volkswagen product, guess that makes any other car with electrical tape on it a VW poser? Seriously grow up guys, respect others and learn to comprehend threads before you post.

http://i55.tinypic.com/29xejr8.jpg

Keep your chin up OP.

Poik
04-16-2011, 10:23 PM
Also calling me a VW poser? I didn't know electrical tape was a volkswagen product, guess that makes any other car with electrical tape on it a VW poser? Seriously grow up guys, respect others and learn to comprehend threads before you post.
Type "taped headlights" into Google image search and tell me the % of VWs that pop up. Your car is fugly, that's my opinion and I'm entitled to it. Sweet if you think it looks baller though.

edit: Actually, type in "crosshair headlights" to filter out the people that are using masking tape to mask off their headlights before painting and ish. Then tell me it's not a VW thing.

243_Phantom
04-16-2011, 10:26 PM
It's not painted yellow, so don't know where you see yellow at. It is the same intake it came with in 1991 AFAIK.

It just looks like it has been sitting in oil or something. I powerwash/hot tank everything and then spray acid on the bare aluminum parts. It works very, very well. Just don't get it on plastic.
This... http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/wcsstore/CVWEB/staticproductimage//N3303/large/7030000_eg1_6658041010626_pri_larg.jpg

John V, outside agitator
04-16-2011, 10:31 PM
Is "rally look" what we're calling stock height 240s these days?

No! I think the new word all the cool kids are saying is "stock height".
It so baller, but not bad baller, ya know, like when ballers touch..ewwww!

smokeyfan1000
04-16-2011, 10:36 PM
It just looks like it has been sitting in oil or something. I powerwash/hot tank everything and then spray acid on the bare aluminum parts. It works very, very well. Just don't get it on plastic.
I guess it's just the 20 year old patina.:lol: I scrubbed it with brushes ,Gunk, and rinsed it with Brakleen. It never would come up to the same aluminum look like the cyl head did. Which came out looking very good BTW. Better than expected anyway.

I may try the mag wheel cleaner on it you suggested.

smokeyfan1000
04-16-2011, 10:41 PM
Might be the lighting in the pic making it look more "yellowed' than it really is. Look any better in this pic?
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq238/smokeyfan1000/100_5107.jpg

Poik
04-16-2011, 10:48 PM
I think the muriatic acid will do the trick. I've pressure washed with hot water a couple intake manifolds, one turned out BALLER, the other wouldn't get any cleaner than yours. Acid should do it though.

smokeyfan1000
04-16-2011, 11:12 PM
Yep, have a friend that does Harleys with a muratic acid (IIRCC)spray set up he has. All on the bike. Muratic acid will eat other things too. I elected to let it be. I may try it it very carefully though

camelwideswagon
04-16-2011, 11:50 PM
wire wheel cleaner. works wonders. get a cheap mask tho.

chirish1234
04-16-2011, 11:52 PM
Might be the lighting in the pic making it look more "yellowed' than it really is. Look any better in this pic?


GOD DAMNIT GET THE **** OUT WITH YOUR ENGINE BAY PICS :pow::pow::pow::pow::grrr::grrr::grrr:

Redwood Chair
04-17-2011, 12:46 AM
HEY GUISE I MODDED MY CAR!

<a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=758&u=12797741" target="_blank" ><img src="http://i29.servimg.com/u/f29/12/79/77/41/82_24510.jpg" border="0" alt="Image hosted by servimg.com" /></a>

guise?

Shimmy
04-17-2011, 12:50 AM
lol^^

Ansel+
04-17-2011, 12:54 AM
yo wood that looks mad sikk

Homer
04-17-2011, 01:07 AM
Well I've found the best combo of the OP's baller style and smokey's hella style.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_K9pC2RVNSlQ/Tap0sNvbybI/AAAAAAAAE7s/P3j6dmEE3Uo/s640/photo-25.JPG

Mylesofsmyles
04-17-2011, 01:09 AM
HellaToight

Mad Sikkk

TAPE_X's Yoooooooooooo

ElBertoPolvo
04-17-2011, 01:24 AM
sorry, didn't feel like reading all the other posts, but no, the x's are not illegal, just retarded

Stephen
04-17-2011, 01:34 AM
Hahahahaha Ken and Jacob win.

Stephen
04-17-2011, 01:37 AM
Sideways :/

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/saab_eater/74d4b2a6.jpg

adrianpike
04-17-2011, 01:47 AM
http://benchracr.com/system/images/17/large/photo%20(1).JPG?1303019033

AM I DOIN IT RITEEE?

Stephen
04-17-2011, 01:52 AM
Is this illegal??????????

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y290/saab_eater/140ae9b9.jpg