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Old 07-02-2016, 08:28 AM   #1
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Hey all!

So finally, after a long long time and waiting i present you my 1981 242 DL that i bought around one and a half years ago over the phone from Lithuania, where i am from originally.

The car has finally arrived to the UK on the 30th of June, and now it will be stored in the unit that we are finishing building till it's all up and running and i can actually start tearing it apart to see what needs to be done.

I will add pictures and a little video or two later on whenever it all finished uploading.

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Old 07-02-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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There you go...

Ther ewill be updates, but they are gonna be really sloooooooow! :D

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Old 07-02-2016, 06:20 PM   #3
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Nice car, you are lucky to own one here in Europe!

Looks like its pretty straight, but you will have to fight with rust for a while. Floorboards?

What are the plans? Transplant the goodies from the grey 244?

Edit: Oh, and will you convert it to RHD?
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:44 AM   #4
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Hey! Yeah, i stil can't believe i got one haha...

The plan is to remove all the rust i can, reweld what's needed and strenghten the chasis, then repaint it with some sort of white color, then fit all the bits i got leying around from when i had a plan to use them for the 244 turbo, convert it to RHD, just for the driving pleasure and get a proper 16v turbo engine built for it. Doesn't seem very hard, but i know how it all goes over the top when you start fiddling with stuff and repairing haha

The 244 Turbo is for sale to fund a daily diesel estate, so it will stay as it is, it's just it gets too many timewasters, and none of the genuine people that wants to buy it...

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Old 03-06-2017, 02:52 PM   #5
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A bit of an update of the latest acquisition for the future powertrain unit...

Also i got another b230fk block that i exchanged for a g80, so this will all grow up into a reasonably powerful turbo engine... After the body is done, and i haven't even touched it yet lol...

Oh, and a good friend of mine donated his old welder, so that will be one thing that helps to rebuild the 242.

I will update as always, whenever something happens

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Old 04-10-2020, 07:14 AM   #6
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Yo all!!!

You might already have seen it, but here it goes!!

Started making a little documentary series on my 242!

Come have a look!

EP1


EP2


EP3


EP4


YaY!

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Old 04-10-2020, 04:37 PM   #7
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Fixed the embedding now...

EP5 is in the making!!
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Old 04-22-2020, 06:13 PM   #8
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Old 04-24-2020, 02:13 PM   #9
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:40 PM   #10
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Nice to hear from you, curious to see the updates. Gonna watch them tomorrow.
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:11 PM   #11
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Cheers buddy!! Just trying something new i have never tried before haha.

Greatness!
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Old 04-25-2020, 09:24 AM   #12
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Great to see another 242 on the brink get saved. I had much of same rust issues all in the same areas. It can be done. One area at a time. Haha I had the same nightmare with the rear bumper. after the breaker bar I went right for the hot wrench. Good luck man
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Old 04-26-2020, 05:48 AM   #13
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Cheers buddy! Yeah, nothing's impossible and it's really worth saving. It will be one hell of a journey tho! Got some interesting plans for it.
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Old 05-01-2020, 08:47 AM   #14
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:31 PM   #15
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Awesome project. These videos are great.

If you dislike those old type fuses, this may be what you need.

https://www.wagonmeister.com/volvo-2...ent-fuse-panel
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Old 05-06-2020, 05:47 PM   #16
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Cheers buddy! I do dislike them alot, but i iwll go a proper PDM and Maxx Ecu system when the time goes so i won't need any fuses in the car what so ever ;)

EP8 is being edited as we speak

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Old 05-06-2020, 10:39 PM   #17
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Hey, I just put a better looking dashpad in my wagon. I had pulled eveything form the front to redo the wiring harness after a 7mgte swap. Still working on the kinks cause i did digital instrument panel. After 3.5 years disassembled, it took me over 6 hours cleaning and figuring how things went back, which was pretty basic.

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Old 05-08-2020, 06:18 PM   #18
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Cheers buddy!

Great work on the brick!! Dash looks interesting!!

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thanks body!!! It took about a year to figure things out, like getting the right combo gauges , gps speedo, led lights, sensors , backing heavy duty plastic, gutting the original instrument panel and wiring until is almost done.
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:47 PM   #22
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Cheers man! I do have an idea of what's it going to be like when i'm done.

Can't wait! ;)

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