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Old 02-20-2018, 10:53 AM   #51
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Looking through your build for motivation next month. I was gonna mention some door rod reinforcing bars that a member was making a while back, and lo and behold, it was quillc!

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Old 02-25-2018, 01:10 AM   #52
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Looking through your build for motivation next month. I was gonna mention some door rod reinforcing bars that a member was making a while back, and lo and behold, it was quillc!

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=329528
Right on, thanks for checking it out Justin. I'll have to look into quillc's reinforcing bars, thanks for the suggestion.


Brought some life back to the mirrors today. One of the screws that holds the mirror onto the arm was stripped and isn’t coming out so easily. Letting the threaded piece soak in PB blaster for the night, hoping it breaks free tomorrow...




Had to brace them down to break the locktite free















#000 Steel wool cleans up hard water nicely...

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Old 03-01-2018, 06:37 PM   #53
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Old 03-01-2018, 06:50 PM   #54
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Good tip on those mirrors
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:29 AM   #55
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:48 AM   #56
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Seconded. My set for the '83 need some love, I appreciate the info.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:58 PM   #57
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Seconded. My set for the '83 need some love, I appreciate the info.
Right on. I’m following your 242 build too, lots of inspiration there!


I spent a few hours last night and today with an angle grinder and wire brush to knock down all the loose rust on the floor boards. Once I was satisfied, knowing it’s as good as it’s going to get for now, I scrubbed it everything with degreaser and a firm plastic brush on the end of my drill. Tonight I’ll be laying the first coat of chassis saver. The drivers side floor board will ultimately get cut out and replaced, but this will last me long enough to have some fun this summer!

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Old 03-18-2018, 10:02 PM   #58
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First coat layed nicely, I’ll lay another one down this week. The metal that holds the clips for the rear bumper trim is in pretty rough shape too. Took it down and plan to coat it with this stuff as well, since it’s not viewable when the bumper trim is on, I’m not too worried about it for now...











Scored a new front half of black carpet from John (John242ti). Cleaned up nicely, still need to find the rear half and some black waffle mats.



I could sit and stare all night...so many ideas...


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Old 03-18-2018, 10:52 PM   #59
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Great attention to detail. Slow and steady wins every time. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!!
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Old 03-19-2018, 12:47 PM   #60
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Wait, what happened to the commandos?
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:13 PM   #61
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Wait, what happened to the commandos?
I've never like the looks of commandos, once I found a nice set of skinnys, they were gifted to a buddy of mine.
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:03 PM   #62
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Old 03-24-2018, 03:01 PM   #63
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Well, I guess you still kinda have commandos... The 1986-93 bumpers are essentially plastic covered commando bumpers. Nothing skinny about them. Slightly narrower, but they still stick out almost as far as the commando bumpers do and use basically the same bumper shocks. So, you still have the same front and rear protection against low speed bumps that you did before.

Here's the progression of Volvo bumpers for the 100/200 series:

Skinny bumpers aka Skinnies (1967-72 140/164, 1967-73 in Europe, etc) - no shocks, bracket mounted to body:



Skinny commandos (1973 140/164 cars only in north america) - 5 mph crash protection in front, 2.5 mph rear:



Commandos (1974-82 100/200 series in the US, 1974-85 in Canada, 1974-80 everywhere else) - 5 mph crash protection, probably closer to 10 mph in reality:



Toy bumpers (aka Euro bumpers - used from 1983-85 on US model cars) - 2.5 mph crash protection front and rear:



Plastic Commandos (all north american 1986-on 240s) - 5 mph, probably closer to 10, albeit cover will likely get messed up, no corner protection:



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Old 03-24-2018, 06:12 PM   #64
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That 142 though....*wipes drool*
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:42 AM   #65
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^It is a cool car... Makes me wish I hadn't given away my old Pacific Blue 142E back in 2003.

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Old 03-26-2018, 02:01 AM   #66
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Nice work on the car :D
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:55 AM   #67
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Thanks for the clarification on the bumper differences John, helpful info!

LaSSiss, thanks for the compliment, I’m really enjoying your build thread.

Had some free time to lay some fiber glass over the holes that rusted through now that it had a layer of chassis saver. Pretty excited about finally getting to this stage, I’ll finally be in a place where I can start putting the carpet and interior back in! I still need a black rear carpet piece and to paint the head liner and redo the door and rear panels.











I’ll end up using some body filler on the other side of the passenger rear quarter, lucky, it’s the only other spot the had rusted through.

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Old 04-08-2018, 11:17 AM   #68
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Volvo stew.

Soaked all the weather stripping and rubber seals to remove old dirt and moss build up. All interior pieces were scrubbed, this 242 is going to have that new car smell when I’m done.

Yes one of my tubs is pink, lol.









Debating whether to throw some paint on plastic or not. Also, anyone have good experience or recommendations on a good rubber conditioner? Hoping to bring some life back to the rear window pieces...

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Old 04-13-2018, 12:39 AM   #69
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Replaced the dried up window scrappers today.








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