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volvobrage 06-11-2012 09:20 AM

Volvobrage's widened 242 -- Alot of pictures every day!
 
Hey guys, girls and transsexuals!

I have a 242 project i have been working on for a bit over a year:)The car is a loong way from finish, but it is starting to look like something..I will copy the posts with dates from the norwgian volvoforum and try to translate them(my english suck:rofl::oops:)

Hope you enjoy my work!

The car is a 1980 modell 242 where I am the fourth owner..The plans for the car is a total resturation with a 2l turbo engine from v70:oogle: and a new suspension. The rest of the plans you can find out by following the project!

11.05.2011

On my way home with the car:)The b21 was leaking cooling water and oil så i had to refill 4 times on three miles:p
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00940.jpg

Finally arrived at my work, where i was going to store it for a little while
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00943.jpg

Bad paintjob!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00945.jpg

The snowcap will stay on when the car is repainted!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00947.jpg

The orignial paint..It is not sanded down under the new paint:wtf:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00989.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00988.jpg

Some parts that are waiting for assemble:)

Frontplates for the 1976 front that is going on the car!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00956.jpg

Had to weld many holes and straiten it out after some jerk ripped it of the car it belonged to..http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00957.jpg

Old type front lip
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00953.jpg

Original glass and the us type glass:)I will use the us type, but i need new ones since these are in bad conditiong..
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00954.jpg

Black floorcarpet from 1980 volvo 242
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00951.jpg

Black carpets for dash
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC00955.jpg

All the parts for the roof in black from a 242 gt:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01012.jpg

The old type elctrical mirrors, complete with wireharness and controls!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01011.jpg

Front!Everything is in VERY good condition!Never been painted and nothing is broken..
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01014.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01015.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01016.jpg

New front I'm going to send for blasting:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01052.jpg

volvobrage 06-11-2012 09:25 AM

16.06.2011

Me and my friend decided to rip out the old engine since it was crap anyway..
Took of the hood and found the toolbox!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01103.jpg

The engine on its way out:)My friend is very happy since he got the permission to destroy the enigne after we took it out:lol:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01106.jpg

A minor problem while I was cutting the gearbracket under the car, a 9" anglegrinder can be cruel..
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/DSC01112.jpg

Almost out!Went very good exept from the grinder accident and that the engine mounts where ****ed and would not go out..
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01107.jpg

After a few drops from 3-4 meters!:rofl:The volvo engines are strong!!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01108.jpg

volvobrage 06-11-2012 02:37 PM

26.07.11

Got the body replacement parts for the car..They looked not so nice:omg:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01267.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01266.jpg

The crossover for the radiator i ordered to have extra, dont now if I am going to use it..
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01265.jpg

Startet on the new torque rods!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01233.jpg

After some time in the lathe:D
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01235.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01234.jpg

And finish
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01240.jpg

Pipe in the right dimension
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01237.jpg

Here you can see it will be stronger..NB! Not the right lenght on the new pipe, only for testing
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01244.jpg

Me, my father and my brother both this tig machine togheter:)A bit easier to produce parts in the garage then:oogle:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/DSC01218.jpg

I have also finished the test for welding so now I am a fully educated welder:-D

volvobrage 06-11-2012 02:42 PM

25.08.2011

Took the car on the trucklift to check out the status on it:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01344.jpg

Took of the rest of the parts under witch is going to the trash
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01345.jpg

Started taking the gastank down, but didnt finish
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01346.jpg

The worst side!But no problem, I have seen it worse:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01348.jpg

The other side..Going to change the spare wheel "casing" and the lower pease of the rear fender here also
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01347.jpg

Here it looks good!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01350.jpg

Also here after washing!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01353.jpg

Some rust in the paint, but nothing serious:cool:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01349.jpg

doucheNozzle 06-11-2012 06:17 PM

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miguel.760ti 06-11-2012 06:43 PM

Looks good!

Sell me the grille once you go to the single round setup. :ninja:

Homer 06-11-2012 06:45 PM

Glad you have a project thread now!

volvobrage 06-12-2012 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miguel.760ti (Post 4206424)
Looks good!

Sell me the grille once you go to the single round setup. :ninja:

I could do, but its not in a great condition:(But I have to grills laying around so its possible to mix them togheter;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homer (Post 4206430)
Glad you have a project thread now!

Thank you Homer!:)Hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy yours!!:)

volvobrage 06-12-2012 02:03 AM

27.08.2011

Started cleaning up the engine compartment!
Batteribox looked horrible so I wondered what was under:omg:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01358.jpg

But it was not so bad!Will fix this whit blasting:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01359.jpg

Looked like this
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01360.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01361.jpg

And finished like this
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01362.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01363.jpg

Also started inside the car..This is how all the wiring looks like:wtf:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01375.jpg

This is going to be replaced by a sparco or r sport stearing wheel:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01376.jpg

Also got some parts!These to will be mixed togheter, electronic speedo and RMP gauge
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01391.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01390.jpg

3 pod in very good condition!
The turbopressure will be replaced with a new VDO gauge with numbers:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01392.jpg

volvobrage 06-12-2012 02:05 AM

07.09.2001

Cutted the pipes in correct length:)Now i can adjust 4cm in and about 1cm out..The treads are m20 by 2,5..
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01440.jpg

Made the pipe fit good against the ends!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01441.jpg

Harlard 06-12-2012 02:06 AM

Wanting moar.

volvobrage 06-12-2012 02:08 AM

13.09.2011

Took out the old speedo and cleaned the housing
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01447.jpg

And put in the elctronic speedo with the RPM!:-D
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01448.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01449.jpg

And I also did some welding on the torque rods:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01469.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01474.jpg

Finished one!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01476.jpg

volvobrage 06-12-2012 02:09 AM

21.09.2011

This is going to make my day when the new engine is finished!:oogle:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...age/gsfdgg.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/fergferg.jpg

volvobrage 06-12-2012 02:16 AM

26.09.2011

First of all, this is how it looks at home!I have a very nice family:-D
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/DSC01530.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/DSC01531.jpg

Transporting the car home:)Thanks to my friend how drove it home for me with my fathers 940 turbo:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01505.jpg

Finally home!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01508.jpg

Started taking the front appart!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01526.jpg

Some people should just stay away from cars:wtf::roll:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01527.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01528.jpg

Looked good "under" the front:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01529.jpg

Also looked good under the front fenders
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01560.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01558.jpg

Brand new springs and koni struts on the car:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01559.jpg

Ripped of the bumper
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01561.jpg

Somebody towed it a little bit to hard:rofl:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01562.jpg

Looked like som hobo lived there many years
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01563.jpg

But after some cleaning it actually looked good again:nod:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01564.jpg

slow240 06-12-2012 10:07 AM

im gonna be watching this one, that front end "bodywork" :wtf::wtf:

keep us posted, we need more projects like this!

volvobrage 06-12-2012 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slow240 (Post 4207236)
im gonna be watching this one, that front end "bodywork" :wtf::wtf:

keep us posted, we need more projects like this!

Yeah I love "bodywork"!Have a Amazon wagon also with a lot of work from the formal owner..Its sad!

I will!!

Have little bit over 500 pictures of the project till now:-D

amerbritcan 06-12-2012 05:02 PM

get to the widened bit!

volvobrage 06-13-2012 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amerbritcan (Post 4207697)
get to the widened bit!

Easy now, I must start on the beginning!:-P

26.09.2011

More parts!
Plenum for inntake manifold
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01533.jpg

Not sure what this is called, but its for the intake manifold, made in cnc lathe:oogle:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01534.jpg

Endplate and flange for the throttle
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01535.jpg

Flange from 6 sylinder enigne, Im going to cut the last sylinder off
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01537.jpg

i also have one of these!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01536.jpg

Stainless plates cut with waterjet
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01539.jpg

Turbonetics rg45 wastegate:cool:
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01538.jpg

And fuelrail for the new intake manifold
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01597.jpg

And three bonus pic of a intake manifold I welded for a friend, made from the same pieces i have:)I did not make the parts, only welding
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/DSC01609.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/DSC01635.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/DSC01627.jpg

volvobrage 06-13-2012 02:16 AM

17.10.2011

The last pieces for the gauges!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01696.jpg

And i removed the rubber from the extra supesionparts wich is going for blasting:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01671.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC01675.jpg

volvobrage 06-13-2012 02:19 AM

31.10.2011

Finished the first part of the other torque rod
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02327.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02330.jpg

Grinden the ????? for the rear suspension:)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02334.jpg

Welding paint
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02335.jpg

Spotted the plate on when the paint had dryed
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02337.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02339.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02338.jpg

Finish welding!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02341.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02340.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02345.jpg

And grinden over it
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02344.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02349.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02346.jpg

Cleaned the front fenders of turnsignal, trimmings and straitened out a dent
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...t/DSC02336.jpg

550 06-13-2012 08:59 AM

Can you adjust ac balance on your tig?

Homer 06-13-2012 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 550 (Post 4208453)
Can you adjust ac balance on your tig?

Looks like he needs a bit more cleaning action

550 06-13-2012 09:50 AM

Lol, I was thinking a little less. Atleast in some spots, it looks like the cleaning action extends out pretty far from the bead, especially on what looks to be non cast alum.

But I didn't go to school for welding, and his beads look better than mine easily haha, as do yours homer.

:lol:

volvobrage 06-13-2012 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homer (Post 4208466)
Looks like he needs a bit more cleaning action

Hmmm, homer what you mean?I need to grind more before the welding?As I said before, my english sucks:roll:
I normally dont grind so much on nice alu like that..Grind the edges all the way around mayby 5mm out and then i clean it with "red boose"

Quote:

Originally Posted by 550 (Post 4208480)
Lol, I was thinking a little less. Atleast in some spots, it looks like the cleaning action extends out pretty far from the bead, especially on what looks to be non cast alum.

But I didn't go to school for welding, and his beads look better than mine easily haha, as do yours homer.

:lol:

You mean the welding is to wide?Or that the metal is not clean enough?

550 06-13-2012 10:27 AM

Well, when TIG welding, you are using an AC power source. The properties of the AC wave actually can clean the aluminum depending on how you have the AC balance set. (On my Miller, 3 is balanced.) But with the AC balance, you can adjust the amount of penetration vs amount of cleaning action needed. (More cleaning action for aluminum that is dirty, like cast aluminum tends to be)

There depending on the aluminum, you don't need as much cleaning action, which is indicated by the white border on the weld bead.

Doesn't mean anything is wrong, just think you probably don't need much cleaning on that aluminum.


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