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Old 06-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Hey guys, girls and transsexuals!

I have a 242 project i have been working on for a bit over a yearThe car is a loong way from finish, but it is starting to look like something..I will copy the posts with dates from the norwgian volvoforum and try to translate them(my english suck)

Hope you enjoy my work!

The car is a 1980 modell 242 where I am the fourth owner..The plans for the car is a total resturation with a 2l turbo engine from v70 and a new suspension. The rest of the plans you can find out by following the project!

11.05.2011

On my way home with the carThe b21 was leaking cooling water and oil så i had to refill 4 times on three miles:p


Finally arrived at my work, where i was going to store it for a little while


Bad paintjob!


The snowcap will stay on when the car is repainted!


The orignial paint..It is not sanded down under the new paint



Some parts that are waiting for assemble

Frontplates for the 1976 front that is going on the car!


Had to weld many holes and straiten it out after some jerk ripped it of the car it belonged to..

Old type front lip


Original glass and the us type glassI will use the us type, but i need new ones since these are in bad conditiong..


Black floorcarpet from 1980 volvo 242


Black carpets for dash


All the parts for the roof in black from a 242 gt


The old type elctrical mirrors, complete with wireharness and controls!


Front!Everything is in VERY good condition!Never been painted and nothing is broken..




New front I'm going to send for blasting

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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16.06.2011

Me and my friend decided to rip out the old engine since it was crap anyway..
Took of the hood and found the toolbox!


The engine on its way outMy friend is very happy since he got the permission to destroy the enigne after we took it out


A minor problem while I was cutting the gearbracket under the car, a 9" anglegrinder can be cruel..


Almost out!Went very good exept from the grinder accident and that the engine mounts where ****ed and would not go out..


After a few drops from 3-4 meters!The volvo engines are strong!!
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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26.07.11

Got the body replacement parts for the car..They looked not so nice



The crossover for the radiator i ordered to have extra, dont now if I am going to use it..


Startet on the new torque rods!


After some time in the lathe:D



And finish


Pipe in the right dimension


Here you can see it will be stronger..NB! Not the right lenght on the new pipe, only for testing


Me, my father and my brother both this tig machine togheterA bit easier to produce parts in the garage then


I have also finished the test for welding so now I am a fully educated welder
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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25.08.2011

Took the car on the trucklift to check out the status on it


Took of the rest of the parts under witch is going to the trash


Started taking the gastank down, but didnt finish


The worst side!But no problem, I have seen it worse


The other side..Going to change the spare wheel "casing" and the lower pease of the rear fender here also


Here it looks good!


Also here after washing!


Some rust in the paint, but nothing serious
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Looks good!

Sell me the grille once you go to the single round setup.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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Glad you have a project thread now!
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:57 AM   #8
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Looks good!

Sell me the grille once you go to the single round setup.
I could do, but its not in a great condition:(But I have to grills laying around so its possible to mix them togheter;)

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:03 AM   #9
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27.08.2011

Started cleaning up the engine compartment!
Batteribox looked horrible so I wondered what was under


But it was not so bad!Will fix this whit blasting


Looked like this



And finished like this



Also started inside the car..This is how all the wiring looks like


This is going to be replaced by a sparco or r sport stearing wheel


Also got some parts!These to will be mixed togheter, electronic speedo and RMP gauge



3 pod in very good condition!
The turbopressure will be replaced with a new VDO gauge with numbers
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:05 AM   #10
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07.09.2001

Cutted the pipes in correct lengthNow i can adjust 4cm in and about 1cm out..The treads are m20 by 2,5..


Made the pipe fit good against the ends!
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #11
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:08 AM   #12
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13.09.2011

Took out the old speedo and cleaned the housing


And put in the elctronic speedo with the RPM!



And I also did some welding on the torque rods



Finished one!
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:09 AM   #13
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21.09.2011

This is going to make my day when the new engine is finished!

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:16 AM   #14
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26.09.2011

First of all, this is how it looks at home!I have a very nice family



Transporting the car homeThanks to my friend how drove it home for me with my fathers 940 turbo


Finally home!


Started taking the front appart!


Some people should just stay away from cars



Looked good "under" the front


Also looked good under the front fenders



Brand new springs and koni struts on the car


Ripped of the bumper


Somebody towed it a little bit to hard


Looked like som hobo lived there many years


But after some cleaning it actually looked good again
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #15
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im gonna be watching this one, that front end "bodywork"

keep us posted, we need more projects like this!
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im gonna be watching this one, that front end "bodywork"

keep us posted, we need more projects like this!
Yeah I love "bodywork"!Have a Amazon wagon also with a lot of work from the formal owner..Its sad!

I will!!

Have little bit over 500 pictures of the project till now
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #17
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get to the widened bit!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:14 AM   #18
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get to the widened bit!
Easy now, I must start on the beginning!

26.09.2011

More parts!
Plenum for inntake manifold


Not sure what this is called, but its for the intake manifold, made in cnc lathe


Endplate and flange for the throttle


Flange from 6 sylinder enigne, Im going to cut the last sylinder off


i also have one of these!


Stainless plates cut with waterjet


Turbonetics rg45 wastegate


And fuelrail for the new intake manifold


And three bonus pic of a intake manifold I welded for a friend, made from the same pieces i haveI did not make the parts, only welding


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17.10.2011

The last pieces for the gauges!


And i removed the rubber from the extra supesionparts wich is going for blasting

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Old 06-13-2012, 03:19 AM   #20
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31.10.2011

Finished the first part of the other torque rod



Grinden the ????? for the rear suspension


Welding paint


Spotted the plate on when the paint had dryed




Finish welding!




And grinden over it




Cleaned the front fenders of turnsignal, trimmings and straitened out a dent
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #21
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Can you adjust ac balance on your tig?
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Can you adjust ac balance on your tig?
Looks like he needs a bit more cleaning action
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:50 AM   #23
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Lol, I was thinking a little less. Atleast in some spots, it looks like the cleaning action extends out pretty far from the bead, especially on what looks to be non cast alum.

But I didn't go to school for welding, and his beads look better than mine easily haha, as do yours homer.

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Looks like he needs a bit more cleaning action
Hmmm, homer what you mean?I need to grind more before the welding?As I said before, my english sucks
I normally dont grind so much on nice alu like that..Grind the edges all the way around mayby 5mm out and then i clean it with "red boose"

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Lol, I was thinking a little less. Atleast in some spots, it looks like the cleaning action extends out pretty far from the bead, especially on what looks to be non cast alum.

But I didn't go to school for welding, and his beads look better than mine easily haha, as do yours homer.

You mean the welding is to wide?Or that the metal is not clean enough?

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Well, when TIG welding, you are using an AC power source. The properties of the AC wave actually can clean the aluminum depending on how you have the AC balance set. (On my Miller, 3 is balanced.) But with the AC balance, you can adjust the amount of penetration vs amount of cleaning action needed. (More cleaning action for aluminum that is dirty, like cast aluminum tends to be)

There depending on the aluminum, you don't need as much cleaning action, which is indicated by the white border on the weld bead.

Doesn't mean anything is wrong, just think you probably don't need much cleaning on that aluminum.
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