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Old 12-10-2018, 10:43 PM   #76
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Hows the 242 going? I traded this to Chase (the guy you got it from) and regretted it almost instantly. Ended up getting another beige 242 but it isn't as sweet as yours
Right on, Iím enjoying it. I sold a super clean Ď78 Beige 242 to Cameron that I instantly regretted which led me to keep my eyes out for another. I have some great plans for this one, just need better weather and house remodeling is taking priority at the moment. Do you have a project thread on yours?
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:16 PM   #77
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Right on, Iím enjoying it. I sold a super clean Ď78 Beige 242 to Cameron that I instantly regretted which led me to keep my eyes out for another. I have some great plans for this one, just need better weather and house remodeling is taking priority at the moment. Do you have a project thread on yours?
No, not yet. I want to have some real progress to talk about before I start a thread.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:02 PM   #78
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Although I’ve sourced some exciting wheels and suspension parts...this is getting old. Need more garage/shop!
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:55 PM   #79
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Although Iíve sourced some exciting wheels and suspension parts...this is getting old. Need more garage/shop!
When do we get to see the wheels?? Finally all this snow BS is gone
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Old 03-24-2019, 12:08 AM   #80
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When do we get to see the wheels?? Finally all this snow BS is gone
Hey! Sorry I just saw this...wheels have been a little fiasco but we’re working through it. After I get them, I’m going to refinish them before I post something.

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I’ve been hoarding some fun parts, just waiting for less obligations and better weather. I did finally score a nice set of skinny/toy bumpers (‘83-‘85 US anyway). Both front bumpers, the top is an ‘86-‘93 bumper. Bottom is the skinny, noticeable difference. I’ll make them new again.


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Old 03-25-2019, 04:41 PM   #81
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The best kind of mirrors for a 2 series. Lot's of really nice work cleaning up the fiddly bits. Those are the kinds of things I appreciate in a car, keep up the good work!
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:28 AM   #82
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The best kind of mirrors for a 2 series. Lot's of really nice work cleaning up the fiddly bits. Those are the kinds of things I appreciate in a car, keep up the good work!
Agreed! Thank you, big fan of your 242.

As much as I’d love to dump money into some Recaro RXs, I don’t have that kind of budget with a mortgage payment (love my house) and 2 teenage girls. I’ve been watching for a decent set of charcoal seats to show up anywhere. Last week I went the the junkyard where I was looking for a said 242, I should have checked the VIN, it was a 245. However, it had a near mint looking set of front cloth seats. My guess is these were covered for most of their life. Not much color fade or rips and tears. Tore them apart, cleaned and treated the slides, washed the covers, happy with the results.
















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Old 03-31-2019, 11:32 PM   #83
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Cleaned up the old door panels, replaced the brown trim pieces with black, and bolted the seats in. Still under cover until weather is better, but satisfied with the interior so far.

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Nice! A nice weekend project with noticeable results!
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:38 PM   #85
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Those seats look great! And why does that dog look like he has walrus tusks?
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:47 AM   #86
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Nice! A nice weekend project with noticeable results!
Pretty much sums it up right there...weekend by weekend, it’ll get there. Thanks Harold.

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Those seats look great! And why does that dog look like he has walrus tusks?
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Thanks! Haha, that’s my 12 year old black lab, Abby. She goes where I go. She also photobombed my sig picture if you look closely.



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Old 04-09-2019, 11:26 AM   #87
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I sourced a bigger set of wheels from a board member (huge fiasco, still working through it), I have 2 of the 4 wheels. 16 x 9.5 rear wheels, I’ll need to have one bend repaired before I throw tires on. A huge plus for me is they’re 5x108 direct bolt on. Got them torn apart and took some steel wool to the outside lip to expose any pitting, good news, there isn’t much if any. A little torn on what color to powder coat the centers. They won’t be black though.





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Old 04-09-2019, 02:08 PM   #88
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So are you gonna paint the centers gold?
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:35 PM   #89
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I’m contemplating it...I like the looks and color of the 15s that I bought the car with. 15s are just too damn small.
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16" is the sweet spot for these cars IMHO, I also vote gold
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:23 AM   #91
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16" is the sweet spot for these cars IMHO, I also vote gold
Couldn’t agree with you more, I’ve had 17s on my last two 242s and not enough sidewall IMO, 15s require too much...won’t be running R calipers, maybe Wilwoods down the road.
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Run Acura TL-S calipers. Same Brembo thing as Rs but take a 300mm rotor. Pretty sure you could get one from a P80 with big brakes and make an adapter...
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Also, you should buy that header!
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I'd buy that header and pay to ship it if it weren't so damn long.
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Let me see what my employer can do for me for shipping...what is your zip
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Run Acura TL-S calipers. Same Brembo thing as Rs but take a 300mm rotor. Pretty sure you could get one from a P80 with big brakes and make an adapter...
Thanks for the info, wasnít aware of that!

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Trust me, Iíd love to...just not in the budget at the moment. Surprised itís not sold just yet.
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Weak update however, the 242 found its spot back in the garage so progress to come!

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Old 05-28-2019, 01:43 AM   #100
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I had a chance to check out the rear diff situation and specifically the welded spider gears, not impressed with the workmanship, just one more thing I have to correct. I’ll live with it until I can’t anymore, in the meantime, I flushed the gear fluid and properly sealed up the cover, leak free now.







Shot a few coats of clear coat after taking a wire wheel to it, see how it holds up...



Repaired a few cracks in the grill with Gorilla Super Glue and carefully clamped it together for the night.




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