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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By nel621
A hot wire foam cutting tool will come in handy....

A hot wire foam cutting tool will come in handy. You may be able to shape the newer foam into what you need.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By nel621
Vinegar also neutralizes rust.

Vinegar also neutralizes rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By nel621
I think once you get the inside reasonably clean...

I think once you get the inside reasonably clean you won't need the powder coating. Then just paint the outside.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By nel621
^ That look great. I think the OP is more...

^ That look great. I think the OP is more concerned about the INSIDE of the tank.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By nel621
You could get some muriatic acid, dilute it and...

You could get some muriatic acid, dilute it and pour in the tank. Shake it around a bit, maybe let it sit 30 mins. on each side, pour it out and rinse. Should clean up nice. You can always drop a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By nel621
When I picked up my 81 coupe it had been sitting...

When I picked up my 81 coupe it had been sitting for a few years. I replaced the tank with one from a 92. The inside of the tank was nice and clean as the tank came from a running car. I cleaned the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 360
Posted By nel621
Is this a Pebble Beach restoration?

Is this a Pebble Beach restoration?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By nel621
I believe seat bottoms are all the same, seat...

I believe seat bottoms are all the same, seat backs, not so much.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By nel621
Those seat covers are NSFW>

Those seat covers are NSFW>
Forum: showroom 01-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By nel621
I install my spare tire with the outside rim...

I install my spare tire with the outside rim facing the 1/4 panel. The jack is placed next to the rim sideways so the "hook" fits into the rim groove and the flat section rest against the foam pad....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By nel621
Congrats on the move and house. Now you know...

Congrats on the move and house. Now you know what you'll be doing for the next FEW YEARS. You'll find there aren't enough weekends in the month.:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By nel621
I seriously doubt that the newer covers 86+ do ...

I seriously doubt that the newer covers 86+ do not fit the 85 models. All of the newer covers do not have any holes stamped in them. So even if the seat changed just slightly I can't see how the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By nel621
^ this

^ this
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By nel621
Don't just throw fresh gas in it. Look for...

Don't just throw fresh gas in it.
Look for rust in the tank first.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By nel621
If possible I would drop the tank and remove the...

If possible I would drop the tank and remove the sending unit to see inside the tank. Don't do tires and bakes until you get it running.
Forum: showroom 01-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,267
Posted By nel621
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterelli...

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P6220936.jpg
TestPoints' car with the cheeks
Forum: showroom 01-13-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,267
Posted By nel621
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/turbo16psi/...

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/turbo16psi/81bertone015.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By nel621
Tough crowd , RWC.

Tough crowd , RWC.
Forum: website & board 01-11-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By nel621
^ I prefer the look of the US spec coupes. The...

^ I prefer the look of the US spec coupes. The bumpers and grille to me are a better fit.http://www.schmidt-gemert.nl/_ext/car/collection/72/262c.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
What the heck happened? That is NOT the way to...

What the heck happened? That is NOT the way to start the New Year. This sucks big time. Sorry about the little one. :-(
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By nel621
Maybe this guy ...

Maybe this guy
https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/pts/d/east-bridgewater-volvo-240-all-parts/6783024827.html
Forum: projects & restorations 12-31-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
Hope the dog is feeling better. Happy New Year!

Hope the dog is feeling better. Happy New Year!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By nel621
With the dash out spray the windshield with a...

With the dash out spray the windshield with a hose. The water is either entering from the windshield trim or the wiper motor.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-27-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By nel621
I remember many years ago at a VCOA meet in...

I remember many years ago at a VCOA meet in Vermont there was guy who had polished his commando bumpers, front and rear to look like chrome. He did say it took him a while.
Forum: showroom 12-20-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By nel621
$10 grand in 5 years! It's falling apart.

$10 grand in 5 years! It's falling apart.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
A 24 inch block and some "guide coat" paint...

A 24 inch block and some "guide coat" paint should suffice to get that panel straight and flat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-17-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By nel621
For the rubber covers you may want to post in the...

For the rubber covers you may want to post in the wanted section. With some luck you should be able to put a good set together from various members.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-16-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
Beats cutting up a 1/4 panel. Nicely done and...

Beats cutting up a 1/4 panel. Nicely done and when finished will look just as good as new.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-07-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,351
Posted By nel621
I know nothing about this but curious as to...

I know nothing about this but curious as to whether or not that spark plug hole had a helicoil repair to it.
Forum: showroom 12-06-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,401
Views: 778,334
Posted By nel621
Let your wrench sit in a vinegar bath for a few...

Let your wrench sit in a vinegar bath for a few days. Should take care of all the rust. Then work on freeing the mechanism.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-04-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
Eastwood reflective chrome for the perimeter. The...

Eastwood reflective chrome for the perimeter. The gray part, ??? I'm sure they also have something very close.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,337
Posted By nel621
I've mentioned this before, make sure you have a...

I've mentioned this before, make sure you have a loooong table to work on. Start at one end, remove a part and place it at the opposite end. And so on and so on. Keeping things in order.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-29-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
That's a fun tool to use. Makes you want to dent...

That's a fun tool to use. Makes you want to dent a panel just to try it out.:) Don't forget to grind off the paint first before you weld.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-22-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
Stud welders are a great tool. Ask around I'm...

Stud welders are a great tool. Ask around I'm sure someone in your group already owns one. My friend has one. I borrowed it to pull a small crease on the silver coupe. Easy peasy. I too was thinking...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
I would stay away from that "spray bondo" stuff....

I would stay away from that "spray bondo" stuff. Better off hammer and dolly, heat and cool the panel, shrinking hammer and dolly, you get my drift. Also no metal filler stuff. It will take some work...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-20-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
I get that a straight edge is too "straight" no...

I get that a straight edge is too "straight" no profile. But it will give you a point of reference.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-20-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By nel621
He's taking out the in tank pump. How much...

He's taking out the in tank pump. How much exposure do you think he will have. I'm sure most on here have done this job without any type of mask. Just work outdoors or at least have the garage door...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-19-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,214
Posted By nel621
That turned out really great! I don't see a lot...

That turned out really great! I don't see a lot of hammer and work. Should turn out nice. A guide coat afterwards will tell the story. Get a long straightedge on there and compare to the other side.
Forum: showroom 11-19-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By nel621
Is that blue tape?

Is that blue tape?
Forum: showroom 11-18-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By nel621
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/7f/92/a3/7f92a3c587e82bf...

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/7f/92/a3/7f92a3c587e82bfe26b6c8c48b338866.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By nel621
The black coupe is a USA car that was converted...

The black coupe is a USA car that was converted in Ca IIRC . Now in Sweden in the hands of a Volvo collector. The gold one is also a USA car and I think converted by the same company.
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By nel621
http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/full/ebay305...

http://car-from-uk.com/ebay/carphotos/full/ebay305205.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By nel621
I would be happy with either one of these ...

I would be happy with either one of these
https://i0.wp.com/hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/160690_1981_Volvo_262C_Solaire-1.jpg?resize=720%2C480
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By nel621
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Volvo_142_Custom_%287490042668%29.jpg/640px-Volvo_142_Custom_%287490042668%29.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By nel621
http://www.volvo240tic.com/vall035.jpg

http://www.volvo240tic.com/vall035.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,203
Posted By nel621
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jvQbbRTyCW4/T6Wfn953LpI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jvQbbRTyCW4/T6Wfn953LpI/AAAAAAAAPoY/hoY9Ej6nRTQ/s1600/1978-volvo-240-station-wagon-245-estate-b21-soch-engine-designed-by-Jan-Wilsgaard-rambler-custom-packard-tail-lights-1.j...
Forum: showroom 11-17-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By nel621
or classic TB ...

or classic TB
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b3/Volvo_240_spray-painted.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-16-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By nel621
^ more...

^ more better?https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/98/db/2c98dbad59c4800f7267edc72ddce3a9.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-16-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By nel621
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7139/7865642592_7792...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7139/7865642592_7792467f8e_b.jpg
Forum: showroom 11-16-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By nel621
http://i.imgur.com/Ug9lcoa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ug9lcoa.jpg
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