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Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 127,121
Posted By nel621
That's a lot of engineering to get that part off....

That's a lot of engineering to get that part off. Well done, nothing broken. Hope it all goes back together without too much of a headache.
Forum: showroom 02-08-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By nel621
$2500 is about the break even number. When you...

$2500 is about the break even number. When you figure parts and labor just to get it straight. Then prep and paint ain't cheap. Still need to go the alignment shop because you never know. Buy the...
Forum: showroom 02-07-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By nel621
You don't need no stiinkin' body shop. All you...

You don't need no stiinkin' body shop. All you need is a BFH! It'll buff out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By nel621
I need to double check to see if the lights are...

I need to double check to see if the lights are OE or aftermarket. I do want to keep the circuit boards and not have to fab up a harness for the light sockets. On my 89 the lower outer are already...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By nel621
dumb taillight question

I'm sure it's been mentioned but I can't find it. Why the extra opening in the taillight? Can you just add the extra socket and bulb and have light? The circuit board already has the contacts. What...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By nel621
Ideas wanted. Rear defrost grid.

89 240 rear defrost grid. Only a few lines at the top actually do anything. Any ideas on the best/ easiest way to fix this? New back window is not an option. Also went to a couple of auto parts store...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By nel621
a well placed and padded bearing puller/gear...

a well placed and padded bearing puller/gear puller????
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By nel621
Someone correct me but I think that additional...

Someone correct me but I think that additional light will need to be hard wired to the other fog light. I don't think the circuit board has tracer on it to light the bulb.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 19,406
Posted By nel621
etching primer then epoxy sealer

etching primer then epoxy sealer
Forum: showroom 01-28-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By nel621
Where is the narrator getting the cars to drive?...

Where is the narrator getting the cars to drive? Cool video. Thought I saw 2 Jacobs at the start. Very rare.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By nel621
^ That's for your turkey. :)

^ That's for your turkey. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,025
Posted By nel621
Any trim for a 2 door car will be harder to come...

Any trim for a 2 door car will be harder to come by. With a 4 door car you have more options to make stuff work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By nel621
Didn't I see that episode on Antiques Roadshow?

Didn't I see that episode on Antiques Roadshow?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By nel621
A hot wire tool will make it easier and smoother...

A hot wire tool will make it easier and smoother on the contours.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 865
Posted By nel621
So the question now is who has an old rusty tank...

So the question now is who has an old rusty tank they are willing to dissect to see what is actually inside?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
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 01-21-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 865
Posted By nel621
Vinegar also neutralizes rust.

Vinegar also neutralizes rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 865
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 01-21-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 865
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: 36
Views: 865
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: 36
Views: 865
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: 36
Views: 865
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: 21
Views: 747
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: 549
Posted By nel621
Those seat covers are NSFW>

Those seat covers are NSFW>
Forum: showroom 01-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
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: 549
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: 347
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: 458
Posted By nel621
^ this

^ this
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
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: 395
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: 2,565
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: 2,565
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: 1,870
Posted By nel621
Tough crowd , RWC.

Tough crowd , RWC.
Forum: website & board 01-11-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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: 542
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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: 318
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: 683
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: 599
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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: 683
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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: 2,645
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: 2,422
Views: 789,150
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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: 2,436
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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: 180
Views: 19,406
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...
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