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Old 06-25-2017, 06:53 PM   #26
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Good save, many would have run from this one! A 1993, a 245, a classic! What more to say!

Look forward to seeing more progress!
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:23 PM   #27
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Wired in some Euro lights this evening.

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Old 07-02-2017, 03:14 AM   #28
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pFound the source of the smell of fuel from around my main pump. The hose from tank to main pump had a gouge in it. Got it replaced and also replaced both pumps and filters and all the associated small parts. Got my silicone heater hoses in today. Just waiting on a delivery from FCP so I can do the head gasket.

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Old 07-15-2017, 10:59 PM   #29
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From this


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To this

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Old 07-16-2017, 11:59 AM   #30
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Ordered some bilstein hds for the front end from amazon, saved $60 but also not sure when they'll be here. I've also gotten new tires, from these crap Kelly tires


To these hankooks. mounted and siped at les Schwab, bought off amazon. They'll work till the rim is upgraded.


Fixed the turn assembly lenses with just some cheap PPS ones.


Bought new hella license plate lights with some led bulbs.





Waiting on some inner tie rods from FCP to do some steering maintenance. Next purchase will be rear hds and then brakes, exhaust, bushings and then on to cosmetics.

I'll slowly fix the pictures here.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:45 PM   #31
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Keep up the good work! It's nice seeing a classic get some love!
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:36 AM   #32
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Been awhile...
She's currently running the old RSI stage1 n/a cam(11.07mm lift, 252 deg. @ .050 lift, and 110 LSA) and pink injectors. Straight piped with single magnaflow in rear. Got my window raingaurds back. Just picked up another header from Sweden, so when I've got the money I'll get the exhaust work done at a shop. Believe I found a friend of a friend to do some head work on a spare head for not his shops rate which will be nice when I get bigger valves and springs.


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Old 12-12-2017, 01:38 AM   #33
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Also made these. I've got Polk speakers up front as well, just need new rears.
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:33 AM   #34
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Got myself a welder and been pretty busy since then. I welded my own 2.25" over axle exhaust. With a 21" cherry bomb in resonator spot and a magnaflow muffler in back piped out driver side. No cat. O2 bung welded into pipe where cat use to be, 6"flex pipe ahead of that. I believe in back pressure now. Right before I made that system I was just a cherry bomb and straight out pass side. The difference in pedal feel is definitely noticeable.





I also modified the WAAG grille gaurd that I got from a junkyard '99 Isuzu trooper. Had to cut 7" from the sides and weld it back together. Mod new upper and lower bumper brackets(still working on lower). Added the fogs I got the same day with some old school brackets I had. It's come together so well. I made the top mounts the bolt to bumper from alternator brackets and enginehoist brackets from the exhaust manifold.

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Old 02-08-2018, 08:47 AM   #35
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Heh, those are often called 'damage multpliers' in the off-loading community.
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:00 PM   #36
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I have #1205 in green and tan interior. My left rear quarter was hit on my car as well and not very well repaired. So, it is the daily car. I will repair the rust sometime but not before I fix the turbo.

It is great you are fixing up a classic. Wish you well with it.
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:02 PM   #37
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I have #1141, ruby red wagon with tan interior. Currently 16V turbo with a 5 spd manual, soon to have a turbo LS and 6 spd manual.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:42 PM   #38
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My 91 GLE has the same wheels, except that the spare one still has the original tyre and is in perfect condition (used, but not abused, maybe used once or twice). They do look pretty sweet in brand new condition or restored :-) Let me see if I can find my photo of it... hmm, only found the back, but it should illustrate the state of the front well enough:







I see this thread has a 1 star rating - Let me balance that out a bit...
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:58 PM   #39
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Haters gonna hate. Glad I'm not building my car for them. Thanks for positive thread feedback though.

Ohh jeeze that it is one freaking nice wheel!!

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My 91 GLE has the same wheels, except that the spare one still has the original tyre and is in perfect condition (used, but not abused, maybe used once or twice). They do look pretty sweet in brand new condition or restored :-) Let me see if I can find my photo of it... hmm, only found the back, but it should illustrate the state of the front well enough:







I see this thread has a 1 star rating - Let me balance that out a bit...
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:34 PM   #40
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No worries! I noticed after I noticed my own thread had a 1 star rating from 1 vote from 1 person who doesn't like me or doesn't understand that build threads are long term. Then I scrolled down and saw yours and thought, I'll either counter or second that, and checked. :-)

In effect those ratings have no value whatsoever without widespread participation, as outlier(s) completely skew the result to their weird biases. In any case, now it's biased toward centre, so the only effect on future votes is to slow the drift to the correct community driven rating. Fine.

Glad you liked the wheel. If/when I next pull it out of hiding I'll grab a front photo for you and post it here.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:30 AM   #41
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No worries! I noticed after I noticed my own thread had a 1 star rating from 1 vote from 1 person who doesn't like me or doesn't understand that build threads are long term. Then I scrolled down and saw yours and thought, I'll either counter or second that, and checked. :-)

In effect those ratings have no value whatsoever without widespread participation, as outlier(s) completely skew the result to their weird biases. In any case, now it's biased toward centre, so the only effect on future votes is to slow the drift to the correct community driven rating. Fine.

Glad you liked the wheel. If/when I next pull it out of hiding I'll grab a front photo for you and post it here.
These old unused or barely used parts are like time capsules of what once was Volvo's legacy. lol
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:28 AM   #42
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The front guard is not my style but you get 4 stars for not hacking it together.

All in all very clean!
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:10 PM   #43
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The front guard is not my style but you get 4 stars for not hacking it together.

All in all very clean!
Thanks man, this pic was yesterday at the XXX Drive-In Meet.


If the car didn't have rear quarter rust issues and some rear quarter dents, I would have gone a different route in upkeep.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:12 PM   #44
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Got new cargo panels from John L.

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Old 02-17-2018, 10:31 PM   #45
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Replaced my hinges, gaskets and wire harnesses today. Hoping to keep the new black panels from molding. Have a third brake light again and should have defrost again as well.



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Old 02-18-2018, 01:03 PM   #46
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I like what you’re doing. Look forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:11 PM   #47
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Repainted the guard and fogs, also got them wired in with new bulbs. Can't wait for camping season. Bosch amber lenses and guards will be here soon.





New tip and decided to hide the exhaust with black paint since no rear valance.





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Old 03-26-2018, 12:15 AM   #48
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found some lighted window switches and got them installed. Repainted the lower trim all around with truck bed coating... slow going right now.

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Old 03-26-2018, 12:21 AM   #49
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Got the fog guards in a week or so ago too.

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Old 03-26-2018, 07:26 AM   #50
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