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Old 01-20-2016, 07:16 AM   #51
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Hi Pimmboy, Just noticed that you put mine down as an '80, it's a '79 mate.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:14 PM   #52
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Will correct that!
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:34 PM   #53
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Scrapped this one:



And sold the good one to a guy in Brisbane, Australia.
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Old 01-20-2016, 11:02 PM   #54
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Get you parts.........

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=317632
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:10 PM   #55
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I've had 2. A '79 I bought for dirt cheap in Oregon and eventually sold it to a lady that worked at IPD. It was her baby for a few months before she got t-boned and it got totaled out. Then I also had an '80(my avatar) that I bought in Tucson Arizona and had a bunch of goodies( 2.2L w/weisco pistons, 405, cam, dual v springs, dual DCOE 45's....). I got rear ended in it pretty good. Stripped it and sent the shell down the road. No VINs.
I'm currently helping a buddy fix his '78 gt up.
Then I'm also eyeing a '79 that I may pick up if I can get if for the right price. I don't need another project, but...
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:53 AM   #56
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Scrapped this one:



And sold the good one to a guy in Brisbane, Australia.
Pic of VIN the one you sold?
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Old 01-22-2016, 03:55 AM   #57
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I've had 2. A '79 I bought for dirt cheap in Oregon and eventually sold it to a lady that worked at IPD. It was her baby for a few months before she got t-boned and it got totaled out. Then I also had an '80(my avatar) that I bought in Tucson Arizona and had a bunch of goodies( 2.2L w/weisco pistons, 405, cam, dual v springs, dual DCOE 45's....). I got rear ended in it pretty good. Stripped it and sent the shell down the road. No VINs.
I'm currently helping a buddy fix his '78 gt up.
Then I'm also eyeing a '79 that I may pick up if I can get if for the right price. I don't need another project, but...
Keep me up to date
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Old 01-22-2016, 04:27 PM   #58
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The VIN tags are from the one I scrapped.
I found the VIN of the good one sold to someone in Brisbane:
2428A1184941
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Old 01-22-2016, 07:29 PM   #59
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I'll add it anyway
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:58 PM   #60
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Howdy, sorry I missed the party on this one. I've got a '78.
Chassis: VC242245L1126125
Converse swap done by original owner in early '90's (a rocket scientist, ummm, not me).
Location: Colorado
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:14 AM   #61
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Converse swap?
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:23 PM   #62
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Converse swap?
Yup, that's the Ford Mustang & 5-speed bolt in. No welding, took him two weekends
to triple his h.p. Shifter handle of the T5 comes up in the factory hole.
used to be converse-engineering . com
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:29 PM   #63
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4sale in Sydney, Aus with US headlamp set up:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1979-Volv...IAAOSw37tWCmXH
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Old 01-29-2016, 11:56 PM   #64
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Add another one to the list!

Located in Phoenix and thankfully have T-ran helping me with the restoration.

Its a 1978 but must be a very early model as some 1978 parts (like brake lines) do not fit and we had to use 1977 stuff.

VIN is: VC 242 45L 112 9201

This is my second 242GT... the other one I purchased new in 1978, drove it for just shy of 10 years then sold it before I headed over to Berlin Germany on my new career. Girlfriend I sold it to drove it for two weeks then some jerk ran a red light, T-boned her and she walked away without a scratch... the Volvo did its job but its gone for good now.
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:03 AM   #65
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Updating. And another 'it got smashed/crushed' story.
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:08 AM   #66
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And that's 17... C'mon Canada

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Old 02-03-2016, 07:40 PM   #67
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The '80 is my dads that we have been working on and the '78 is the one I bought. It turned out to be in a very rusty condition so I am tearing it apart so it won't all go to waste.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:20 AM   #68
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So keeping the '80, crushing the '78?
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:19 AM   #69
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So keeping the '80, crushing the '78?
Yes. The 80 is staying. I can get VINs posted this weekend.

The 78 chasis will be available if someone wants a rust free roof w/o sunroof... The passenger rear quarter panel might be in ok shape too.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:37 PM   #70
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updated, yes confirm that VIN
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:10 PM   #71
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80 GT VIN: VC24245A1169281



Seats: http://www.pbase.com/chumley1/seats

Exhaust: http://www.pbase.com/chumley1/exhaust

Brakes: http://www.pbase.com/chumley1/brakes

On a side note is there a way to still source the Euro square headlights?

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Old 02-06-2016, 10:33 PM   #72
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Good question I don't think those were actually a GT option. I have never seen one original with the small square euros. True Euro option only, never seen here or Aust
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Old 02-07-2016, 06:23 AM   #73
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They did have a 190mm round option for GT. I have 1 NOS mount and bezel.
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Old 02-07-2016, 06:45 AM   #74
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No square headlight GT was factory.
A Swedish GT has headlight wipers, most euro cars don't
So there are three different GT headlight bezels

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Old 02-07-2016, 06:49 AM   #75
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Are those 7" or 190mm headlights with the wipers?

There is also a headlight bezel variation. Like a newer mold versus an older mold type deal.
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