home register FAQ memberlist calendar

Go Back   Turbobricks Forums > Mechanical > projects & restorations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2018, 06:00 PM   #1
konradko
Board Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Poland
Default 240 1993 US -> 1981 restoration in Poland

Hi,
it's been a while since I've started my project but now it's the time to start showing results. The whole thing was born in pain and took almost 2 years but here's the story...

Originally the car was sold in the US where it had 2 owners. Second one was a US Army soldier who brought it to Germany when he got assigned to Ramstein Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany. The car never came back to the US. In December 2016 I've bought it from another Pole living in Frankfurt. The car was "just fine". I drove back to Poland and already knew I will completely renovate it.

It's a 1993 240 with B230F and AW71, power heated mirrors, heated seats, cruise control, power windows, ABS, AC and SRS... pretty decent setup.

Here's the car in its original version:



This is how it looks now (and it's still not the final version):







I've installed Yellow Koni sport with -40mm Lesjofors spring set, complete Anti Sway bar kit from IPD, replaced the M cam with VX3 cam and did few other modifications.

I'm still waiting on installing NOS commando bumpers to complete the oldschool look.

I still have some challenges and problems though so maybe you could help with broken white comb-shaped thingies inside the mirror that actually move the glass - where can I buy those?
konradko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 01:04 PM   #2
57plymouth
Board Member
 
57plymouth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Blythewood, SC
Default

That interior is incredible! Where did you get it?
__________________
Sven, the 1991 245
57plymouth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2018, 01:47 PM   #3
nel621
Board Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Default

Nice wiper blade.
nel621 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 06:43 AM   #4
MSGGrunt
Board Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Western Massachusetts
Default

I feel the Virgos really suit these Volvos. Nice car.
__________________
1986 BMW E30 325E, Auto, 2-door coupe.
1989 BMW E30 325iX 5-speed
1990 Volvo 240 Auto
1991 Volvo 240 Auto
1993 Volvo 245 5-speed.
2007 Porsche Cayman S
2015 Volvo XC60 Platinum
MSGGrunt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 06:53 AM   #5
konradko
Board Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Poland
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 57plymouth View Post
That interior is incredible! Where did you get it?
Custom made, everything from painted plastic panels, new carpentry, headliner to real leather seats and door panels (mixed with tartan fabric).
konradko is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.