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isaac
11-30-2004, 01:19 PM
I was so inspired by Morley's bright red 244 and its unique paint scheme that I decided to give it a go with a spray can. Granted the color doesn't match superbly but if you've got tips to make it look deeper and glossier (like the rest of the car), I'm all ears. I'm planning on putting the bumper trim back on and painting it all black, as well as adding on the black trim strips to the sides on the beltline.

http://www.pbase.com/image/37008011/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/image/37008074/large.jpg

blu92in99
11-30-2004, 01:21 PM
Your sig pic is showing up, and that's hosted at pbase. Try again, maybe they'll show up now?

isaac
11-30-2004, 01:25 PM
Well ever since a few days ago Pbase has been loading really slowly and uploading pics really slowly. It worked before, but now it's giving me jack. It does appear to be slowly morphing though. The nonexistent picture boxes on the page are slowly morphing into the shape of the actual photos rather than the stock placeholders, but they still have a big ? in the middle, something I've never seen before.

Morley
11-30-2004, 01:45 PM
Hahaha, good to see that someone likes my car!

Actually, I didn't invent the paint scheme on my bumpers, I think the Bilsport magazine did it like that on a t-yellow project 240 they had 8 years ago...or did they paint the entire bumpers yellow?

Hank Scorpio
11-30-2004, 07:30 PM
Well ever since a few days ago Pbase has been loading really slowly and uploading pics really slowly. It worked before, but now it's giving me jack. It does appear to be slowly morphing though. The nonexistent picture boxes on the page are slowly morphing into the shape of the actual photos rather than the stock placeholders, but they still have a big ? in the middle, something I've never seen before.

I've noticed this too. Grrr

isaac
11-30-2004, 08:01 PM
Proof positive that it's hard to stop an Isaac:

http://www.pbase.com/volvoisaac/image/36979366/large.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/volvoisaac/image/36979476/large.jpg

thelostartof
11-30-2004, 08:02 PM
Proof positive that it's hard to stop an Isaac:

http://www.pbase.com/volvoisaac/image/36979466/large
http://www.pbase.com/volvoisaac/image/36979476/large


nice red x's

isaac
11-30-2004, 08:03 PM
nice red x's

Five seconds after forgetting to put in the ".jpg" the zinger of the day comes flying off the short bus.

Morley
11-30-2004, 08:06 PM
Proof positive that it's hard to stop an Isaac:

Wohoo! Nice! Got any pictures from the back of the car? I wonder what it looks like on a wagon...

blu92in99
11-30-2004, 09:03 PM
Looks good! :volvo:


-Justin

Hank Scorpio
11-30-2004, 09:04 PM
looks great issac... really does.

n xntrx volvo
11-30-2004, 09:04 PM
looks good, see you have the doug bumper trim look going too.

Tenacious Todd
11-30-2004, 09:27 PM
LOOKS GOOD :badboy:

thelostartof
11-30-2004, 09:33 PM
Five seconds after forgetting to put in the ".jpg" the zinger of the day comes flying off the short bus.

lol


looks nice ....

Blackbrick
11-30-2004, 10:02 PM
Looks awesome. :-D
Try wetsanding, superfine grit, spray again, and clearcoat.

Chigga 744SE
11-30-2004, 10:20 PM
YOU ARE TURNING IT INTO A VW :omg: !

nice texture tops, yum........ so Euro it hurts.

ashvolvo
11-30-2004, 10:38 PM
Hahaha, good to see that someone likes my car!

Actually, I didn't invent the paint scheme on my bumpers, I think the Bilsport magazine did it like that on a t-yellow project 240 they had 8 years ago...or did they paint the entire bumpers yellow?

Nope, you're correct. The Bilsport 240 with Titans on it looked great, their bumpers were the same as yours (or vice versa) IIRC.

jpbturbo
11-30-2004, 10:38 PM
That looks hot bro.
I was actually thinking of doing this last week when I was in autozone looking at the paint selection.

I just have to figure out what color would match my maroon color.

93240
11-30-2004, 10:58 PM
what would the back bumper look like if it were panited like that??

Front looks cool

pwschuh
11-30-2004, 11:00 PM
That's funny, my black 240 came with awesome factory color-matched bumpers!!! ;)

mjkspyder_one
12-01-2004, 12:32 AM
That's funny, my black 240 came with awesome factory color-matched bumpers!!! ;)
Woahhh!!! I thought MY black 240 was the only one with factory color-matched bumpers!! :rofl:

vurbo
12-01-2004, 01:15 AM
i like it.

isaac
12-01-2004, 01:21 AM
Thanks for the "me likeys." I'll try that sanding down and respraying to see what happens. If that doesn't work, I'll wax it a couple times. If that doesn't work, I'll try a slightly browner paint.

BTW, Josh, that sig of yours is a frickin work of art. It's "compressOr" though.

BoxDriver2
12-01-2004, 01:25 AM
Autozone for paint? $5 a can or more

You can get color matched paint from a paint shop to match the brick for $10-$1X for a nice big full can..

Looks sweet :)

blkaplan
12-01-2004, 01:38 AM
to much biege IMO and you know me i like biege . i like the black offset of the front bumper.

240Psycho
12-01-2004, 02:39 AM
Shazam. looks nice


Now see that area for the licence plate? Cut it out and sand it down. then put some mesh in there, you could make it into another grill.

Good job

isaac
12-01-2004, 01:18 PM
Does anybody have pictures of that Bilsport 240 T-4R?

EDIT: More pictures!

Yeah I'm considering the cutout if I get a better IC (NPR) and feel like ducting it some more. Got pics of a good example of that, perchance?

Oh yeah, since I haven't answered this yet: I haven't done the rear bumper yet. It's on the way when I've got more free time.

blkaplan
12-01-2004, 02:20 PM
isaac we need to find you some biege tint.

now that **** would be hot.

and paint your virgos biege.

SeriousSteve
12-01-2004, 03:05 PM
Looks good, pimp the beige hawtness

Bilsport 240 T4-R thingy...

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~drdoke/aar.jpg

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~drdoke/t4rbilsp.jpg

isaac
12-01-2004, 03:42 PM
Ben, yes, I could easily become beige crazed. I'm taking this in slow steps so I don't lose it.

Doc, thanks for the T-4R pics. I don't know what it is, but that car looks hideous to me. What it is, I don't know. It could be that the color just doesn't work right when applied to the window trims. That and they painted the muffler valence, which nobody ever does, to make it look more like underbody paneling or a bumper extension or something. Personally it looks like a light-up sewer grate to me.

BoxDriver2
12-01-2004, 03:48 PM
I think the black and yellow works great especially in the back, because of the paint job around the tallights and the license plate area.

The back valaence would have been nice in black, but who am i to talk, that is a high caliber looking car.

To each their own, though. I like the 850 style black out on the top of the bumpers and the black trim. It needs more black..

the poi
12-01-2004, 03:55 PM
...
BTW, Josh, that sig of yours is a frickin work of art. It's "compressOr" though.
holy ****, i thought i was the only one who found it strangely alluring.... i read the whole thing...

isaac
12-01-2004, 04:04 PM
I figured out part of the problem: The Bilsport guys only kept the absolute top of the 240's bumper black. The 850 has it black on top and on the top 2" of the vertical part of the bumper. Morley and I did ours the way the 850 is.

Morley
12-01-2004, 04:06 PM
Looks good, pimp the beige hawtness

Bilsport 240 T4-R thingy...

http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~drdoke/t4rbilsp.jpg

Yehaa! The bumpers aren't exactly like mine :-D
I, (and Isaac), have black down a little bit down on the bumper, whereas the T-4R only has at the top.

Why don't we start calling it Morley'ing your bumpers :-P :badboy:

About that hideous yellow car: It was a car the Bilsport magazine made back in the mid 90's to make a 240 "T-5R" look-alike. They should have dropped a lot of the yellow paint, especially on the window trims...

SeriousSteve
12-01-2004, 06:03 PM
holy ****, i thought i was the only one who found it strangely alluring.... i read the whole thing...me too :grrr:, zip ties.

towerymt
12-01-2004, 06:29 PM
Isaac's euro-ness is finally coming through. Gone are the Z28 days of mag wheels and window louvers. Now it's deep dish wheels and "euro" bumpers.

I still remember the shock of his admission that some dished wheels actually did look good:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=130974&postcount=14

What's next? Shaved handles/trim/wiper? Stretched tires? VW antenna? City lights? Yellow headlights? Euro plate? No outside mirrors?

isaac
12-01-2004, 06:58 PM
Isaac's euro-ness is finally coming through. Gone are the Z28 days of mag wheels and window louvers. Now it's deep dish wheels and "euro" bumpers.

I still remember the shock of his admission that some dished wheels actually did look good:

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=130974&postcount=14

What's next? Shaved handles/trim/wiper? Stretched tires? VW antenna? City lights? Yellow headlights? Euro plate? No outside mirrors?

How DARE YOU!?



Ok, maybe the "bee sting aerial," city lights, and Euro plate.

Morley
12-01-2004, 07:27 PM
"euro" bumpers

Euro bumpers?

Show me one other european car with bumpers like mine, and we can call them european. Until then they are "Morley bumpers" :-P :-P :-P

Turbo944
12-01-2004, 10:19 PM
Isaac, I like how you did your bumpers (MORLEY STYLE).
I'd like to do the same thing to my 944 because I've wanted to do this forever. Could either you or Morley, designate what materials are needed for this project...Also could you include some directions....Im thankful for all the help I can get! :-D

stylngle2003
12-01-2004, 10:22 PM
speaking of no outside mirrors, mike :-P




...well, one of them at least

jpbturbo
12-01-2004, 10:45 PM
me too :grrr:, zip ties.
It's true.
I even use them to hold my RAZO shift knob on.

I really like the Morley look.
The shop here in town that sells a lot of used volvos also does VW's.
The last time I was there they had a black Corrado with wide deep dished wheels, stretched tires and yellow headlights.
it was sexy.

760T man
12-01-2004, 10:59 PM
you need to put that trim strip on, man. either that, or repaint the thing behind it...trashes the look of the front of the car.

stylngle2003
12-01-2004, 11:03 PM
or fill it in with good (3M) body filler and smoothe it out and then repaint it...tho it acts as a nice border for the two colors

Morley
12-02-2004, 04:27 AM
Isaac, I like how you did your bumpers (MORLEY STYLE).
I'd like to do the same thing to my 944 because I've wanted to do this forever. Could either you or Morley, designate what materials are needed for this project...Also could you include some directions....Im thankful for all the help I can get! :-D

Ok...are you going to paint it with proffesional 2K paint or with a spray-can?

I recommend the proffesional approach, cause then you get access to some special additives that make the paint stay on. First you have to make sure the bumpers are dent-free, have them primed with the plastic additive and then a really thick layer of primer. Sand it down with 800-1000 paper and paint it. I painted the entire bumper red and then painted the satin black stripe on top afterwards, this gives the best finish.

If you go the spray-can direction, use some paint thinner to "buff" up the surface of the bumper before you paint it. Then just rattle'n spray to your hearts content. I have never tried painting plastic without the special plastic additives, so I really don't know how log it will last...Isaac can probably get back to this after his first high-pressure car wash...

towerymt
12-02-2004, 02:59 PM
Euro bumpers?

Show me one other european car with [bumpers] like mine, and we can call them european. Until then they are "Morley bumpers" :-P :-P :-P
Did you say 1? I can't follow instructions too good. :-P

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/vall007.jpg

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/orebro_04.jpg

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/vallakra2003_012.JPG

Notice, 2 240s...
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/vallakra2003_015.JPG

Again, same 2 in one shot...
http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/vallakra2003_127.JPG

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/vallakra2003_126.JPG

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/244_copper_fr.jpg

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mtowery/volvo/bumpers/244_green_smokin.jpg

Captain Bondo
12-02-2004, 04:11 PM
Derr, I had my bumpers that way like, coming up on 2 years ago. :e-shrug: Maybe they should be kenny bumpers. :roll:http://www.pbase.com/capnbondo/image/16150691

When I re-did the front end I moved the black line up to only cover the top flat section of bumper which I personally like better.
http://www.pbase.com/capnbondo/image/32814411

You guys really are good for a chuckle some days...

Morley
12-02-2004, 07:33 PM
Did you say 1? I can't follow instructions too good. :-P

LOL! Euro bumpers it is then :-P ....but I did paint mine 7 years ago! MAYBE I was first? ;-)

isaac
12-02-2004, 09:46 PM
Only one of those cars had a stock Volvo bumper (the white wagon), and it only had a stock front one; the rear was one of them airdam jobbies.

Turbo944
12-02-2004, 11:05 PM
Ok...are you going to paint it with proffesional 2K paint or with a spray-can?

I recommend the proffesional approach, cause then you get access to some special additives that make the paint stay on. First you have to make sure the bumpers are dent-free, have them primed with the plastic additive and then a really thick layer of primer. Sand it down with 800-1000 paper and paint it. I painted the entire bumper red and then painted the satin black stripe on top afterwards, this gives the best finish.

If you go the spray-can direction, use some paint thinner to "buff" up the surface of the bumper before you paint it. Then just rattle'n spray to your hearts content. I have never tried painting plastic without the special plastic additives, so I really don't know how log it will last...Isaac can probably get back to this after his first high-pressure car wash...
Thanks alot for the Instructions Morley!

Captain Bondo
12-03-2004, 04:47 AM
LOL ya forgot to insert sarcasm in that post- I meant to say I thought they should be called canuck bumpers as a joke. lol.
Link to pics of Morley's car? The white wagon is great- looks like 93 850 side skirts maybe? I really want to try some.

isaac
12-03-2004, 12:48 PM
I was thinking the white wagon's skirts looked homemade somehow. I'd love to do that with some sheet metal. That'd look the biznass.

I'm now fearing doing the back bumper on my car because it doesn't have the visual depth of a spoiler below it to add to the look. I'll still probably do it though. It's reversible after all.

Oh get this: I went to the discount auto 2 days ago to get more paint, and they were actually out of the beige. Somebody had bought the two remaining cans a day after I had.

stylngle2003
12-03-2004, 01:32 PM
kenny... http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=28554

towerymt
12-03-2004, 03:06 PM
Only one of those cars had a stock Volvo bumper (the white wagon), and it only had a stock front one; the rear was one of them airdam jobbies.
The red one (1st pic) looks to me like a stock bumper with heavily modified stock-based spoiler below it. Rear looks stock, can't really be sure.

The bright green one (2nd pic) has stock front and rear bumpers, with an extra spoiler apparently screwed/riveted to or under the bumper.

The 3rd one, green/blue, has a 850R front air dam mounted underneath the stock bumper. Can't see the rear.

The white one as you say is a stock bumper, probably 850R lower air dam. The rest are 850R style aftermarket, or custom in the case of your fav.

isaac
12-04-2004, 03:38 AM
I don't consider a heavily modified and fiberglassedly integrated bumper/spoiler combo to be a "stock" look. I'm talking total stock here, not make believe stock, not "it came off an 850 which means it's stock" stock, and certainly not 100 hours of performing a work of art upon a 20 year old piece of molded plastic to make it something else kind of stock.

I think the Morley (or is it the Kenny now?) look is where its at because it doesn't shout modified like so many Towery-approved examples. It looks stock, just with an updated twist; almost like the ritzy edition with color keyed bumpers so common on today's automobiles for the less fortunate.

I do see what you're saying with the teal 240 though. It's integrated so well that i passed it up. That and the camera angle doesn't help.

stylngle2003
12-06-2004, 03:50 PM
how hard do you guys think this will be on an early 700's front and rear bumpers? with the accordion shyte on the sides i think it may make getting even coverage difficult.

pic for examples:

http://www.pbase.com/stylngle2003/image/34356843.jpg

Captain Bondo
12-06-2004, 03:54 PM
LOL no, morley it is. If I had a 700, the first think I would do is cut those FLlCKING accordionss off and use urethane to make the bumper uninterrupted. Damn those things look like ass. :)

Otherwise it might look odd.

stylngle2003
12-06-2004, 04:23 PM
thats what i was thinking, since they dont really have a horizontal dividing line on them...maybe i could keep them satin black but eh, i dunno

i dont want a new set of bumpers, how would i fill the cuts in with urethane were i to cut them off?

towerymt
12-06-2004, 06:39 PM
I don't consider a heavily modified and fiberglassedly integrated bumper/spoiler combo to be a "stock" look. I'm talking total stock here, not make believe stock, not "it came off an 850 which means it's stock" stock, and certainly not 100 hours of performing a work of art upon a 20 year old piece of molded plastic to make it something else kind of stock.
It's the spoiler below that is modified on those stock bumpered cars I mentioned, not the bumper cover, but you can believe what you wish. I thought we were talking about bumpers being painted this way. What's below the bumper doesn't matter, my point is that it's been done before.

And I didn't say the 850 bumpers on a 240 were stock. They aren't. But the 850R front spoiler mounted under a stock 240 bumper is still a stock 240 bumper.

isaac
12-06-2004, 06:40 PM
It's the spoiler below that is modified on those stock bumpered cars I mentioned, not the bumper cover, but you can believe what you wish. I thought we were talking about bumpers being painted this way. What's below the bumper doesn't matter, my point is that it's been done before.

And I didn't say the 850 bumpers on a 240 were stock. They aren't. But the 850R front spoiler mounted under a stock 240 bumper is still a stock 240 bumper.

This is why you're stupid and I'm Isaac.

Morley
12-06-2004, 06:45 PM
This is why you're stupid and I'm Isaac.

And we were the first on tb.






with "Morley" style bumpers
:-P ;-)

isaac
12-07-2004, 02:06 PM
I did the rear bumper two days ago, and am waiting for the color to "settle" like the front one did before I make the final judgment. As is it looks the way I predicted: The color is off and it's visibly raised the rear of the car up by about 6". It just doesn't look right because the light colored bumper now accentuates how small it is since it doesn't have the visual continuity of the black bumper descending into the black muffler valence and underbody.

Bottom line: I'm going to have to get a much bigger rear bumper to make it look right in the back. Any ideas on what stock rear bumpers on cars would work back there size and stylewise? I'll cut any of them to fit on the ends, but it's gotta be fairly close in the first place.

Matt Dupuis
12-07-2004, 03:29 PM
Oh get this: I went to the discount auto 2 days ago to get more paint, and they were actually out of the beige. Somebody had bought the two remaining cans a day after I had.
Probably to paint their barbecue propane tanks.