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Old 11-16-2008, 05:15 PM   #51
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I think I might have a 240 eggcrate around somewhere...have to have a dig in the shed and see.
Didn't know they were so popular...
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:12 AM   #52
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Mind? Heck, it's an honor. Towery's method seems somewhat sturdier, but I didn't want to go the belt route. It's really simple if you have a Dremel and a handful of cut off wheels. Just cut the teeth out of the o.e. grill, cut the mounting tabs off the 89< turbo grill and keep test fitting until it goes in. Towery is right, the 240 frame and grill bend, the 740/760 grill is nearly flat so to make it look right you have to torque the grill in. I found it best to start in the middle where it fit best and work my way to the end. Another angle if you didn't check my build thread.


So finally gave in to swiftjustice's methods, and I have to agree with Redwood, it does look flawless, I didn't have a dremel tool, or any power tools of any kind (pity me) but I do have a mini Hacksaw so I cut the inside of the Black 240 grille, probably from an SE model, I got it for cheap like 10USD so I didn't feel so guilty, haha. Then put the eggcrate insert into the 240 frame held on using self drilling screw and voila, SUCCESS..! I love it more..! much better than the flat & awkward looking 740 grille, it's so nice..! Here are the pics, enjoy..!


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Front Quarter shot, look so much better, it sit's flush like stock.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:14 AM   #53
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That looks about a billionty times better than the 740 grille you tried earlier!!
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:25 AM   #54
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I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around how the eggcrate insert goes into the stock grill...

You cut the slats of the stock grill, then just pushed the eggcrate in?? My brain hurts...

I'll bet it will make total sense when I have both grills in front of me, but until then can someone explain it?
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:15 AM   #55
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Hahaha, sure no problem, You got that right, I cut off all the vertical slats on the stock grille. Then, I removed the 740 eggcrate from it's frame, and trim off it's upper and lower edges, leaving the sides because it will just fill up the stock frame later. The, directly center from the top and bottom of the stock frame, I screw in a self drilling screw from the inside up, so that it would hold the eggcrate exactly in the middle, and at the same time, pushing it outward a little (it needs to because the 740 eggcrate is rather flat). Then, I screw the edges of the eggcrate from the outside in, leaving the screw head just nicely so that it hooks the stock frame from behind. Then you will have the eggcrate position sturdily inside the stock frame.

To finish everything off, I use Araldite quick drying epoxy (it was really quick, 5 minutes tops), and just dab it as you like on the screws against the stock frame so that it would hold permanently. And there you have it, an eggcrate for '86+ front end 240's.
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:11 AM   #56
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Thanks man. That makes perfect sense.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:30 AM   #57
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:39 AM   #58
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Wow Thanks..! That looks so badass....! all blacked out trim.....So far I only blacked out the headlamp and turnsignal trim, but the rest are still chrome. And I already have chrome lugnuts and hubcaps for the scorpius too..
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:41 AM   #59
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Here is a crappy cell phone pic of mine

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Old 04-21-2009, 12:14 PM   #60
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That's neat...! Well done...!
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #61
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This is my current setup not done yet,,but i guess it looks pretty decent,I think
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:31 PM   #62
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crap unfocused cell phone shot. will post a better one later

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Old 04-21-2009, 10:50 PM   #63
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DAMN that looks very nice, oh I want the 740 eggcrate so badly now, a local junkyard here sells it for USD 80...!, is it expensive?

Here it is on a 740 front end chopped off...

The one I showed in my post #4 wasn't mine, it was my friends. So basically I still don't have an eggcrate yet.

I will send you 5 US 740 eggcrate grills if you get me the e-code setup off that 740!!!

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Old 04-22-2009, 04:05 AM   #64
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I already have it and put it on my car, hmm, interesting deal, but the e-codes are right hand drive, sorry I thought it was LHD earlier.

Bruno nice flat hood grille, how do you space them out? we have plenty of it here, hehehe....
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #65
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I already have it and put it on my car, hmm, interesting deal, but the e-codes are right hand drive, sorry I thought it was LHD earlier.
I didnt know it made a difference if they were LHD or RHD? maybe the way the wipers lay I suppose...You could get all these sweet USM 7xx egg crates and make some cash selling them to your 7xx buddies over there =D

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Old 04-22-2009, 02:22 PM   #66
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I didnt know it made a difference if they were LHD or RHD? maybe the way the wipers lay I suppose...You could get all these sweet USM 7xx egg crates and make some cash selling them to your 7xx buddies over there =D

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Old 05-31-2018, 07:33 PM   #67
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Is there anyway to tell the difference via part numbers or markings, between a 740 egg crate and a 940 egg crate grill?
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:21 PM   #68
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Is there anyway to tell the difference via part numbers or markings, between a 740 egg crate and a 940 egg crate grill?
It's quite possible they will have a part number which you can cross reference with online volvo parts dealers. Or post a picture of grille.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:12 PM   #69
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shameless plug for grille adapters:
https://forums.tbforums.com/showthread.php?t=338370&
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:25 AM   #70
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Here are some photos of what I got. Any ideas?





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