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Old 02-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #151
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That's the same steering wheel that I plan to get for my 240. Where did you pick it up? Love your thread...
Thank you sir. I've seen a few other 240s with this wheel on the boards here and really liked the look. I was admiring the Prototipo as installed in the Singer Porsche 911 "reboot" cars, but I was thinking of a more modern suede covered wheel for the 240 originally. I decided the vintage look of the Prototipo compliments the dash design.

I got it directly from Momo USA through a contact there (friend of a friend).
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:34 PM   #152
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what size is that, and how is gauge visibility? Looks good.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:10 PM   #153
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:03 PM   #154
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what size is that, and how is gauge visibility? Looks good.
The OD is 350mm (about 13.75 inches). Gauge visibility is great. You can see close to my driver's eye view (a bit lower actually) in the second picture I posted. Once I swap my seats I will be sitting lower, so I think visibility will be as good as it was with the stock ship captain's wheel.

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:32 PM   #155
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It won't have to move for a while. It's not in anyone's way, and I'm no longer depending on it for daily transportation.
WM 5.0 is happening July ... i hope to see this back in SLO!

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=291121
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:59 PM   #156
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WM 5.0 is happening July ... i hope to see this back in SLO!

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=291121
Sweet, thanks for the tip Keith. This thing will be back together by then, with the B230FT swap done too if I can get a few solid days in the garage soon.

The question is whether I can get away for that weekend or not. I'll check with mission control, but my wife's birthday is the 5th...so yeah, not super likely.

Edit: unless she wants to spend her birthday drinking with Volvo nerds (which I guess is kind of inevitable either way).
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:14 PM   #157
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Are those recaros going in this car?
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:01 AM   #158
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Sweet, thanks for the tip Keith. This thing will be back together by then, with the B230FT swap done too if I can get a few solid days in the garage soon.

The question is whether I can get away for that weekend or not. I'll check with mission control, but my wife's birthday is the 5th...so yeah, not super likely.

Edit: unless she wants to spend her birthday drinking with Volvo nerds (which I guess is kind of inevitable either way).
I just called her. She says she's down.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:21 AM   #159
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Are those recaros going in this car?


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I just called her. She says she's down.
Bwa ha ha. I just called your mom, and got the same answer
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:35 AM   #160
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Front cover panel got 2 coats of Master Series and some "biscuit" colored appliance epoxy.
Hey Duder,
can I ask you a question concerning the sunroof.
I am restoring a 264 GLE. In the next time I intend to reinstall the sunroof. These white liners/rails guiding the cables (at the right, left, front of your photo): Did they have this "bisquit" colour originally? Or were they in bright white? I like to restore my car in a way "back to maximum originality". So I am not sure wich color hue to take. I have the suspicion that the original white is darkened / yellowed with the years (occurs in cases of white laquered items kept in darkness - don't know the english expression... "yellowing" perhaps?). And the manufacturer is already "dead" for years now: no information available.

So any help is apreciated to get the original color.
Thank you very much in advance! Nice car, you've got!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #161
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Hallo Clemens, Danke für die Komplimente. Im August Ich in der Mitte von Deutschland war vor zwei Wochen. Das Autobahn und der Nordschleife sind sehr schön. Alles andere zu.

I am not so sure of the original color for the sunroof parts, but the epoxy paint I used was just the closest match that I could find easily. I think originally they were not as bright white as the newly painted part (in front). Perhaps some yellowing over the years however. Good luck with your restoration; sorry I could not provide better answers on this. This 242 is not maintaining maximum originality

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Old 09-04-2014, 07:43 PM   #162
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Got excited for an update! Where's the pictures of the seats?
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:08 PM   #163
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Nice car! Some great work going on here. I especially like the color.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:47 PM   #164
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There's no excuse for a slacker like me, but lots of travel and prepping yet another Lemons car has gotten in the way of progress on the 242. Disappointing, I know. On the brighter side my cat has been leaving nice sliding paw print trails on the dusty windshield.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:44 PM   #165
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Stiggy, here's a terrible backlit iphone pic of the Recaro driver's seat being test fit. These are going to be sweet, but are a much darker brown than the stock interior. So now it'll have to be 2-tone. And don't mind the awful black spraypainted door cards which will also be redone.



I'll take some proper photos soon.

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Old 10-14-2014, 08:18 PM   #166
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Stiggy, here's a terrible backlit iphone pic of the Recaro driver's seat being test fit. These are going to be sweet, but are a much darker brown than the stock interior. So now it'll have to be 2-tone. And don't mind the awful black spraypainted door cards which will also be redone.



I'll take some proper photos soon.
I should have kept those and found another 240 to put them in.

Looks sweet.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:14 AM   #167
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I should have kept those and found another 240 to put them in.

Looks sweet.
I should have bought them and kept my brown interior!

They do look good, they really fit the car.
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:05 PM   #168
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Had a little bit of time last night to do a proper mock-up of the Recaros. I still need to decide exactly where I want them to sit before I make my adapters to the stock 240 sliders. Currently the fore/aft pull-up bar on the sliders hits the bottom of the seats, so the seats need to move back on the sliders. Overall I'm happy with how they are going to fit. The seat bottom surface will be at approximately the same height as the 240 stock seats if I use 1.5" spacer tubes between the seats and sliders. One of the great features of the 240 is visibility IMHO, so I don't want to compromise that by sinking the seats down much further than stock, if at all.



These Recaro LS seats weigh exactly the same (within my measurement error) as the stock 240 seats. I unbolted the sliders and couldn't observe any difference with my home scale. Somewhere between 32 to 35 lbs each.

They are supremely comfortable. My wife tested them out and wants them in all cars now. And as a desk chair. And as a dining room chair. Etc, etc.

Took a few better pics with the DSLR this morning. I have some work to do on the door cards obviously. The Recaros are a completely different color of brown - stock seats are much lighter and have more of an orange/red tint to them. I'll need to get the rear seat redone to match somehow, and thinking of resolving the color differences between the seats and dash via the door cards. Maybe a nice brown/orange/beige plaid or oriental rug to tie the room together.






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Old 10-20-2014, 03:07 PM   #169
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Those seats are so great in there. Very cool.

FWIW, I have my Recaro LS-B mounted very low and visibility is still excellent (but I supposed that depends on how tall you are).
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:27 PM   #170
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I have a 2" tube between the stock sliders and Recaro seat, but I am really short too.

Did I give you the dimensions to make the adapter tube? If not I probably still have that somewhere.
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Old 10-20-2014, 04:14 PM   #171
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Those seats are so great in there. Very cool.

FWIW, I have my Recaro LS-B mounted very low and visibility is still excellent (but I supposed that depends on how tall you are).
Thanks! Don't know how I missed your project thread until now. Great work on your 242. Do you have any pictures of the LS-B mounted? Did you use the stock 240 sliders? I'm about 6'0" but prefer sitting higher up in a 240.

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I have a 2" tube between the stock sliders and Recaro seat, but I am really short too.

Did I give you the dimensions to make the adapter tube? If not I probably still have that somewhere.
I think 1.5" will work out well for me. Yep - you did send me those dimensions for the adapters; thanks again. Just working out where I want to place the seat longitudinally on the rails now.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:54 PM   #172
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I forgot to ever mention that this beige/brown 242 was verified previously owned by a community college liberal arts professor.

Totally relevant to everything going on here.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:04 AM   #173
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Great looking build!

How are you finding the sunroof after the rebuild?
Ive tried to avoid older sunroof cars due to hideous leaks in the past (Nissan 300zx Targa top nightmare that acted as a funnel)
Great work on the rust repair too!
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:54 PM   #174
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Thanks! The sunroof is better after being rebuilt, but still leaks a bit. Under braking, I get a drip of water on my left shoulder as I'm coming to a stop. I think the driver's side rear drain must be partially blocked allowing water to pool back there.

That being said, there are no leaks if the car's sitting still, even in a real downpour (as opposed to the occasional Southern California drizzle).
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Old 11-16-2014, 02:49 PM   #175
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SEM Bluebird Brown for your door cards might work well for matching the seat color. I am about to paint my cards and interior w/ Bluebird Brown and Cordovan Brown, goal is to make it look similar to your car.

Here's a pic of someone refinishing something with Bluebird.

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