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Dennis.H
12-08-2004, 11:09 AM
Hi there!

Would like to share a picture of my car with you guys/girls.

http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/wetoddimage.wtdr/wNjc5NDUyNnM0MTNkZmQzMXk1NDE%3D.jpg


// Dennis

loudpower
12-08-2004, 11:10 AM
diggin the wheels, what are they and what size?

SwedishBrick242...
12-08-2004, 11:11 AM
Ooohh, that is niiiice! I love Europeans' sense of style. Its just so clean and beautiful. :rockon:

Welcome to the board!

blkaplan
12-08-2004, 11:17 AM
Gimme Your Front Clip!!!!!

wisturbo
12-08-2004, 11:18 AM
Welcome aboard Dennis.

mjkspyder_one
12-08-2004, 11:18 AM
OOOohhhhh that's sweet! I love how clean that thing looks man, beautiful, simply beautiful.

MikeHardy
12-08-2004, 11:21 AM
diggin the wheels, what are they and what size? gonna go against the trend here and say, not diggin' the wheels. there to big. :)

but yeah, welcome aboard. pics of other stuff would be cool.

Dennis.H
12-08-2004, 11:37 AM
Thanks!! :cool:

The size of the wheels are: 18" x 8,5".

I like to keep it as clean as possible, and with just a little touch of "racing", just to hide that it is a tiger dressed in a tuxedo.. ;-)

And of course: In mint condition..


Thanks for the positive and negative replies, im sure that i will have a nice time at this site!

// Dennis

SwedishBrick242...
12-08-2004, 11:46 AM
Is it just me, or is that trim on the side slimmer than usual?

Oh, and what are you packin under the hood?

MikeHardy
12-08-2004, 11:47 AM
not negative. but i just wouldn't go over 17x7.5 on a 240. i don't think they suit bigger wheels

Morley
12-08-2004, 11:48 AM
[QUOTE=SwedishBrick240]Is it just me, or is that trim on the side slimmer than usual?
QUOTE]

Yep, those are the DL stripes that you got in Scandinavia. Most people throw them away and get the fat black ones, but it is nice to see something different...looked really nice!

MikeHardy
12-08-2004, 11:54 AM
look like the same ones that are on my 81 DL

SwedishBrick242...
12-08-2004, 11:54 AM
[QUOTE=SwedishBrick240]Is it just me, or is that trim on the side slimmer than usual?
QUOTE]

Yep, those are the DL stripes that you got in Scandinavia. Most people throw them away and get the fat black ones, but it is nice to see something different...looked really nice!

Ah, ok. So those are not the kind they used in the US then? They look thinner than the ones here. I somehow got turbo trim on my DL. (no chrome strip.)

MikeHardy
12-08-2004, 11:55 AM
yeah. i think there the only chrome i'll be leaving on my car. just to set it off.

SwedishBrick242...
12-08-2004, 11:57 AM
I want to leave as much of the stock chrome on my car as possible. It kind of adds to that sleeper image. The only thing Im going to change on mine is lower it, different wheels, tint and a fresh paintjob.

MikeHardy
12-08-2004, 12:00 PM
i've blacked out the front chrome, just need to do the window trim front/rear/side chrome, but i'll leave the waist trim in chrome. gotta have something to go with the handles.

780_Bertone
12-08-2004, 12:15 PM
Nice car. Welcome to the site. -Dan.

1stRaven
12-08-2004, 12:21 PM
Nice looking car!

towerymt
12-08-2004, 03:05 PM
What year is the car? Is there a company that still sells the black trim/tape that is used on the rear fender arch to protect from rock chips?

In the US we did get that thinner door/fender trim on the early DL. At least up through '81.

I bet no one else noticed this, but the volvo side emblem on the fender is not the style we would normally see on that type of fender. That's a '75-'85 emblem for the US models, but the '86-'93 fender for US models, which always had a hole for a side marker light. Did you fill in the hole, or did the earlier fenders in Europe not have the hole?

Morley
12-08-2004, 03:08 PM
What year is the car? Is there a company that still sells the black trim/tape that is used on the rear fender arch to protect from rock chips??

That is a original Volvo piece, available from your dealership, atleast in Europe :-P

I bet no one else noticed this, but the volvo side emblem on the fender is not the style we would normally see on that type of fender. That's a '75-'85 emblem for the US models, but the '86-'93 fender for US models, which always had a hole for a side marker light. Did you fill in the hole, or did the earlier fenders in Europe not have the hole?

Early and late fenders in Europe didn't have this hole...they got it around '86 i think. The late style fenders came in '81, and the side turning lights became mandatory around mid eighties.

Morley
12-08-2004, 03:10 PM
Oh, and the car seems to be an '81-82 DL. In '83 all cars got the wider trims.

-EDIT-

In fact the car seems to be, or could be stock except for the white turnsignal, the rims and the lowering. And whatevers under that hood :badboy:

stylngle2003
12-08-2004, 04:04 PM
beautiful car, any way you could take that same picture without cutting off the front end? i really want to make it my desktop. i love the rims! also, the car is in prime condition, very nice! any shots of the engine and interior?

volvoman37
12-08-2004, 04:29 PM
i dont understand.... it has 86+ headlights and turn signals, yet its a 2 door....


someone explain

MikeHardy
12-08-2004, 04:30 PM
because we got that front end from 81. hence the flathood

pisco
12-08-2004, 04:50 PM
That is my dream car. Had I recieved more insurance money from the lady who hit me I would have gone exactly that route with the later front end flathood and red paint. Someone hit my car again! This time from the front please.

samyboy
12-08-2004, 05:18 PM
lovely jubley

oldschoolvolvo
12-08-2004, 06:22 PM
Mad nice yo. More pics please.

700volts
12-08-2004, 06:39 PM
:???:

Two245Turbos
12-08-2004, 10:11 PM
Welcome to TB!
Love the 242...I've been trying to get a set of those wheels here in the U.S. ever since I laid eyes on them...Still haven't found anyone that will hook me up with a set yet...(hint, hint) :badboy:
Ron

grebnut
12-08-2004, 11:32 PM
welcome!

and wow! i am REALLY impressed by how clean your car is... very cool man. have fun! later,

ben

Unregistered
12-09-2004, 01:54 AM
What year is the car? Is there a company that still sells the black trim/tape that is used on the rear fender arch to protect from rock chips?


Yeah, 3M. Black rock chip guards are rather dated. Even Porsche switched over to clear ones over 2 decades ago.

Turbo944
12-09-2004, 02:16 AM
wow, very clean looking car. Those rims almost look like the ones "Niklas" from Sweden used on his 944. Very nice looking ride! BTW, welcome to the board~!

nothing but turbo
12-09-2004, 02:23 AM
that's one ugly 242 :-P

what's up dennis?

:cheers:

240Psycho
12-09-2004, 03:01 AM
as soon as i saw the car, SWEDISH MEMBER just screemed at me. sure enough i was right.

welcome to the board. and be happy your cars not in the us were people such as myself would travel a great distance to see it and drool on it.

Morley
12-09-2004, 03:48 AM
as soon as i saw the car, SWEDISH MEMBER just screemed at me. sure enough i was right.

welcome to the board. and be happy your cars not in the us were people such as myself would travel a great distance to see it and drool on it.

Hahaha, this is actually funny, screaming that car is cool! w0w! since that car is STOCK except for the white turnsignal lenses, the rims and the lowering :-P (it is very well kept or restored though) You americans are crazy...

volvogeek
12-09-2004, 04:05 AM
Hahaha, this is actually funny, screaming that car is cool! w0w! since that car is STOCK except for the white turnsignal lenses, the rims and the lowering :-P (it is very well kept or restored though) You americans are crazy...
'Very well kept' being the operative words here. In the US, southern cars have no rust, but many in hot climates suffer paint fade. Northern cars have to deal with salt on the roads - and thus rust. A LOT of us have relatively stock cars or spend too much time futzing with the engines and just dealing with how bad the paint is, or the bodywork it needs...

So seeing a very nicely dropped 242 with pristine paint and bodywork - stock or not - is something to envy.

Loving it, Dennis. :)

benboy
12-09-2004, 02:54 PM
My cars will never look that good! Nice work.

Tuff240
12-09-2004, 04:34 PM
A LOT of us have relatively stock cars or spend too much time futzing with the engines and just dealing with how bad the paint is, or the bodywork it needs...In other words, 90% of the US Volvo population is either broke, a tight a$$ or just don't know what the hell they are doing.

European cars are generally much worse off than the US cars, rust wise. I've seen cars where they replaced the entire lower 6 inches of the body shell. Here in California, if it has a little rust in the floor pan we crush it.

Morley
12-09-2004, 05:38 PM
Ooohh, that is niiiice! I love Europeans' sense of style. Its just so clean and beautiful. :rockon:

This was the kind of comments I was aiming at. It sounds like the car is heavily modified, when it infact is just as when it left the factory. Don't get me wrong, I am very impressed by either the work put into restoring the car or the luck he had to find a pristine mint '82 242 that's not torn apart yet. But it is NOT modified, it's the way Volvo thought 240's should look like in the early 80's. To bad for you they shipped all those ugly lights and commandobumpers with the US cars :-P

240Psycho
12-09-2004, 06:08 PM
'Very well kept' being the operative words here. In the US, southern cars have no rust, but many in hot climates suffer paint fade. Northern cars have to deal with salt on the roads - and thus rust. A LOT of us have relatively stock cars or spend too much time futzing with the engines and just dealing with how bad the paint is, or the bodywork it needs...

So seeing a very nicely dropped 242 with pristine paint and bodywork - stock or not - is something to envy.

Loving it, Dennis. :)
exactly, i have a real appreciation for clean cars. at least ever since i got into restoring AC VWs

towerymt
12-09-2004, 09:11 PM
Yeah, 3M. Black rock chip guards are rather dated. Even Porsche switched over to clear ones over 2 decades ago.
My CAR is rather dated...

stylngle2003
12-09-2004, 09:44 PM
yea, plus your car is so cool cuz you have all that old style stuff on it...like the headlight covers and the decor panel and snow caps and stuff

that tape would be awesome

Hank Scorpio
12-09-2004, 10:05 PM
Here in California, if it has a little rust in the floor pan we crush it.

damn straight, if we can't get m90's and ecodes we can atleast crush perfectly fine Volvo's as revenge to the swedes!

vurbo
12-10-2004, 01:14 AM
wow that's a beautiful car!

z537z
12-10-2004, 01:19 AM
(clapping)

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(sobbing)

_z

towerymt
12-10-2004, 01:19 AM
yea, plus your car is so cool cuz you have all that old style stuff on it...like the headlight covers and the decor panel and snow caps and stuff

that tape would be awesome
Not to mention the occasional european part...the headlights, the grille, the 244_DL emblem, the side markers (although they're Audi), and so on. I've also got an older style mirror on the drivers side, and a block off plate on the right, from an old DL. I don't see those rock guards on US cars very often. I can't recall ever seeing them, actually.

Tuff240
12-10-2004, 01:36 AM
I don't see those rock guards on US cars very often. I can't recall ever seeing them, actually.I've had probably more 240's than some here have ever even just seen and I have never seen a set either.
Check out the euro 245GLT on GT4 though, it has them. ;-)
*edit- Oz, UK or Japan, forgot it was RHD. :oops:
http://www.tuff240.com/images/gt3/245glt01.jpg

blu92in99
12-10-2004, 01:42 AM
Sweet 242 man. Hoping to have mine that smooth in the future. Keep it up! :volvo:


-Justin