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Old 07-17-2020, 06:11 PM   #26
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Yeah, I'm with you on that one Roy. lol

I can confirm, the tailgate on my wagon is aluminum, caught me by surprise when sanding it down for paint.

Numbers matching trunk lid on the 140 was quickly eliminated from possibility after the ******* that broke into it decided to pry the damn thing open.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:19 PM   #27
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I can confirm the existence of an aluminum flat hood and trunk lid for 240. I worked on this car before it was sold and it had a polished aluminum hood and trunk lid.
That is interesting; but, being a 1983 it would have a trunk lid that is not compatible with my 1971 142. Also, being a homologation special with a worldwide production of 500, it is likely to be unobtanium. My hope was that since the North American Volvo parts web sites list the 'possibility' of an aluminum trunk on the 1975 - 78 240 and 260 it was more of a production item than a homologation special so might have been slightly more available.

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Old 07-18-2020, 01:33 PM   #28
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Usually if Volvo part number starts with 552 it is designed and manufactured for Competition Service or R-Sport. Sometimes normal std components find their way in CS or RS catalogues, and they keep their normal part number. For example VolvoPenta fuel pump.
So if "Yeah, it is Aluminium" lid is homologation only, it should have 552 number.
I tried to google Volvo 240 baklucka av aluminium, but didn't find what I was looking for. Small story about 245 alu rear hatch , but nuthin for sedans.
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I can confirm, the tailgate on my wagon is aluminum, caught me by surprise when sanding it down for paint.
What model and year?
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Old 07-20-2020, 01:10 PM   #30
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'90 740.
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'90 740.
yea. 700 / 900 wagon hatches are pretty well documented to be aluminum and a standard item.

240 aluminum stuff is either unobtanium or vapor wear.
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