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Old 11-03-2008, 06:51 AM   #26
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So, Forg, see any of these grills lying around lately
Just curious, what do you think international shipping would be?
Erm ... I've seen one sorta "lying around", there's a late 80's 240GLT parked outside the building I'm currently living in ... but the owner might not be happy if I swiped his grille.

Actually ... being late 80's, with the newer bonnet & cowl (I'm temporarily in Yewrop for another month), I'm going to have to see what his or her grille actually looks like - my guess is it's the one with the vertical bars, but in matte black, but maybe Volvo sold an eggcrate in matte black in Yewrop? I shall update this thread depending on whether the car is still there when I go out later.

I sent two 242GT grilles to the USA, probably over 5 years ago now, for about the same as ~US$20. Check with Angus (clickety-click), I think he's got a few & can prolly give an idea of costs.


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The post '85 240GLT only has the vertical-bar grille, all in matte black ... so it appears there weren't standard eggcrate post-1985 grilles.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:34 AM   #27
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Nice job on the install.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:06 AM   #28
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:08 AM   #29
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Good work man!
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:02 PM   #30
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Yeah, actually the top part is held with zip ties now, it barely sit still with the original grille clip, it'll work for now, maybe find a better way later. Any ideas on that part?
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:34 PM   #31
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Found a solution, )

Here's what I did;


Found a plastic rod at an artshop with exact size as the original clip/holder whatever that thing is called, so it fits perfectly.


See? it fits...just have to shorten the clip/holder a little bit....


The size, roughly 1 inch.

So far it held pretty good. Just hope it'll last for a long time...
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:55 AM   #32
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Latest pic. warning, crappy phone pic content...



Well, don't just look, say something goddamit...!
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:09 AM   #33
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Much respect.

I might have to copy you.
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:43 PM   #34
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Well, don't just look, say something goddamit...!
Thankyou, Eric Cartman.


It does look better than it has any right to ... but something is making me think "that don't look right". After trying to work out why, it struck me; there's too much other chrome! Maybe use some black tape on your headlights' chrome "eyebrows", as well as the chrome trim around the front, and see how it looks in matte black?
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:49 PM   #35
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lots of taping and several coats of chrome spray paint, maybe followed by a clear coat????
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:16 PM   #36
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OR..





I could chrome the surround...? Impossible..

Maybe I just blacked out the eyebrows then, I love the chrome too much, haha..!
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:14 PM   #37
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If you prefer the chrome, you can probably find a surround off a 740GL or 740GLE that's already chrome at a wrecker, and just swap it onto your grille. I just suggested the electrical tape as a cheap, fast & temporary way of seeing what a blacked-out front would look like ... if you liked it, you'd paint the chrome stuff satin black.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:32 PM   #38
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That's why I left my surround chrome...too much other chrome nearby. But, I'm slowly blacking out the car anyway so...who knows!
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:37 AM   #39
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Tada, high quality pix,


The building in the background, is like the White House in Malaysia.

Anybody can p-shop my chrome black?

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:47 AM   #40
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Hi GL, can recognize me?? Nice job young guy....

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Old 11-06-2008, 02:00 PM   #41
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Heheh, fancy meeting you here bro..!
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:22 AM   #42
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Tada, high quality pix,


The building in the background, is like the White House in Malaysia.

Anybody can p-shop my chrome black?
If you interested to chrome your plastic part, just hello me. Will drive you some place here in my area...

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Old 11-07-2008, 07:46 AM   #43
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It's okay bro, I think I'm just going to settle with the black grille, looks mean..

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Quote from a Towery PM;

the grille has tabs at the top, so use bolts to hang the grille from the upper tabs. from the vertical support bar behind the grille, use a long/skinny bolt to push the grille out (put a big fender washer at the end of the bolt with a nut on either side of the washer to locate it). then zip ties at the bottom. the result is the grille is suspended in the opening. it's not a perfect fit. a 240 grille has a bend in the center, but the 740 grille is totally flat.

http://www.pbase.com/towerymt/image/93619936
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I'm willing to try a 700 eggcrate. It looks like it fits awesome.

Only now that I've settled everything, that I came to understand Towerys method..! this post kinda slipped my mind..! What does he mean by "Fender Washer"?
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:20 AM   #44
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It's a term for an overly large washer...more surface area, more pressure. Often used in body work? so called fender washer? Either that or it's a homeless guy w/ a dirty rag at the intersection that attempts to wash your car!
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:42 PM   #45
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Well, don't just look, say something goddamit...!
thats one sexy proton, get the brick out of the way!
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #46
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Looks like it fits great!

Nice work.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:12 PM   #47
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Cut a 700 grill into your 240 surround.
Good choice.
It looks flawless.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:52 PM   #48
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thats one sexy proton, get the brick out of the way!
OMG, You recognized that car? haha, yeah it's my neighbour's...

swiftjustice, okay thanks for the info...!

Thanks CrazyChops, always a fan of your Car & KITTAH..!(With the dual exhaust haha)

Redwood, I don't have a choice as don't have the dremel tools, so I settled with custom brackets method, also, want to keep my original grille in case I were to revert back to original.
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OMG, You recognized that car? haha, yeah it's my neighbour's...

swiftjustice, okay thanks for the info...!

Thanks CrazyChops, always a fan of your Car & KITTAH..!(With the dual exhaust haha)

Redwood, I don't have a choice as don't have the dremel tools, so I settled with custom brackets method, also, want to keep my original grille in case I were to revert back to original.

of course! they own lotus, after all. crazy malaysian folk buying british toastermakers.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:49 AM   #50
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Final pic of the brackets, mounted on the car...

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