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Old 10-16-2019, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default 1977 Volvo 242 project-b6304/T5

I just picked this up, and it'll be my first Volvo...and quite a project. Overall a very solid Southern 1 owner car. It doesn't run, but I'm planning on pulling the b21f anyway. It's been sitting outside for the last 8 years after the original owner passed away. Came with a boatload of paperwork, from the original invoice to the last service at over 200k miles.












Just this one rust spot, which will require some attention soon.



I did manage to clean out the inside and overall not too bad for 42 years old. Seats and carpet are faded and dash has cracks. I'm planning new seat covers and if I can find a nice dash pad, then that too.










The original paint is very faded, but I was able to revive it a little. Only cleaned and buffed the hood, but it made a huge difference. I'll get to to the rest soon, but the paint should clean up nicely.










Just a few days after buying my first Volvo, I bought my second. A 1997 960 with only 128k. I figured for $800 this would provide the engine for the 242, and I can part out the rest. So the plan is just that...the b6304 will make it's way into the 242. I just can't bring myself to use the auto from the 960, so I'll be using a Mustang T5, even though the cost of that will be substantial.

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Old 10-16-2019, 03:44 PM   #2
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Your pics aren't working for me, which is sad, because I am also doing a B6304 swap into a 240 and would love to see what you're doing.
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Old 10-16-2019, 03:54 PM   #3
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Your pics aren't working for me, which is sad, because I am also doing a B6304 swap into a 240 and would love to see what you're doing.
Weird, sorry about that. They don't show up on my iPhone either, but work just fine on my chromebook. Let me look into a fix. BTW, you haven't missed anything, I'm just getting started!

Edit: Pictures should work now.

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Old 10-16-2019, 04:13 PM   #4
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There's nothing wrong with the auto...but if your car os already manual, go for it.
*has 244 with B6304S+T on the auto*
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Old 10-16-2019, 04:41 PM   #5
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There's nothing wrong with the auto...but if your car os already manual, go for it.
*has 244 with B6304S+T on the auto*
Correct, it's a fine auto...just not my thing.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:17 PM   #6
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My car was auto already, so I kinda defaulted to the easy route, lol.

Pics are working for me now. I dig that beige, it cleaned up NICE!
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:38 PM   #7
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My car was auto already, so I kinda defaulted to the easy route, lol.

Pics are working for me now. I dig that beige, it cleaned up NICE!
Thanks! If I were going +T like you, the auto might stay. Since it'll be N/A, I'm going to need the gearing of the T5.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:18 AM   #8
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Made my rounds at the local Pull-a-Parts this week, and picked up a few things. Found a 1990 240 that donated itís 1031 rearend and back seat, which is in surprisingly good shape. Then found a 1994 940, which gave up itís g80 locker and diff cover. Still on the junkyard wish list is a power rack & pinion.






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Old 11-03-2019, 10:37 AM   #9
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Great scores! I’m currently looking for the same color rear seat. You’re off to a very nice start!
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:19 PM   #10
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It's beautiful... !!
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:37 PM   #11
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Thanks guys!

Parts are starting to show up. Can't wait to starting bolting stuff on.
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Old 11-15-2019, 11:47 PM   #12
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Looking good!
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