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Old 04-17-2013, 05:55 PM   #26
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Good stuff so far, I have two of those Bentley lights as well, both with the switch on different sides. I am missing the spacer and some of the hardware, do you have any of the hardware or mounting brakets?
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all I have is this


what spacer?
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:42 PM   #27
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I think I was told a rubber gasket/spacer..... looks like it might be what you have! Shoot, do you have a way of accurately recording the dimensions of those parts, I want to make them for mine since I think it's unlikely I'd be able to find two sets of hardware (even one at that). Nice stuff, btw, they will be a sweet addition once installed!
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #28
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I think I was told a rubber gasket/spacer..... looks like it might be what you have! Shoot, do you have a way of accurately recording the dimensions of those parts, I want to make them for mine since I think it's unlikely I'd be able to find two sets of hardware (even one at that). Nice stuff, btw, they will be a sweet addition once installed!
It should be easy to make... The white part is made of cheap thin plastic. You can cut it with scissors. The rubber part is very crude but should also be easy to make. The clip is what you really need - you can get that at Home Depot

Any suggestions on how to measure it accurately other then a ruler (I don't have access to a laser scanner)
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:46 PM   #29
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I just got done with putting in power mirror switches in the dash. Per installation instructions this is the alternative option but I made them fit into one spot instead of two


picture of the current set up - last two switch spaces are reserved for fog switch and evacuation fan switch (same as regular fan switch)


next pictures show why I switched to the new rear window gasket - I still need to replace the passenger side




car that got me into Volvos. 97 GLT - It was stock when I got it in 2002 or 03


I picked these up from an E21 (first 3 series BMW)

they are 7" wide by 3" deep by 3 1/2" tall plus bracket. I would like to install these but not sure if they are close to the same size as ones from "volvo"
for those who need the installation instructions - shows where exactly to mount them
Also does anyone know if a relay from a 740 is the same as 240s?

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Old 04-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #30
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It should be easy to make... The white part is made of cheap thin plastic. You can cut it with scissors. The rubber part is very crude but should also be easy to make. The clip is what you really need - you can get that at Home Depot

Any suggestions on how to measure it accurately other then a ruler (I don't have access to a laser scanner)
Gotcha, thought it was metal, looks metal at least. Good to know its soft material.

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Did the rest of the car have that trim around on the bottom of the windows? I have only ever seen one 245 with it and I tried to pull it from the car but it seemed to bend when I tried to take it off, how do you get it off, is it glued/adhesive. Is it a factory option or something aftermarket?
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #31
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I think it only came on 240 for one or two years. Yeah it had it all around. the rears you have to remove the window inorder to get it. Not only is it glued with double tape but also riveted with 3 or 4 rivets under the glass seal.
The dude with the bagged blue 245 has this "poop" on his also


update - "new" wheels

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #32
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Like the look of the Virgo's on it. What did you do with the Ronals?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:54 PM   #33
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No time to restore them yet and the Virgos came with a parts car. Sold the hubcaps and beauty rings in 10min on ebay for 1/2 the price of the parts car
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:06 AM   #34
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I like your 245. Looks like it's been fun so far and a good cost effective build. Keep it up.

Seeing the mustard yellow parts car made me think I would have shed a tear if it had been a 242 vs a 244; it looked super clean.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:44 PM   #35
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Cool ride!
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #36
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #37
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How did you convert the rear cargo floor to a late model version? I know it is the same size, but there seems to be a few areas that don't fit. did you cut the corners of of the late model floor?

Any pictures of the floor.

Nice build. You are making some good upgrades.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #38
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Thanks everyone

kammer: good eye
Yes I did. The only place that it does not fit is next to the tail gate
I first pealed the carpet and off in the area where it needed to be trimmed. rough cut with a saw and finished with a sander to make it work/look right.

Then I just stapled the carpet to the bottom and trimmed the excess. Also used a little bit of 3m glue.





side note: i have a ton of parts that need to be installed.
r sport cluster
3 map lights
25mm rear bar
poly bushings
self adjusting 3rd seat seat-belts
fogs
power windows

lower tie bars - installed last night



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Old 07-10-2013, 04:52 PM   #39
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coolies... staying tuned to this i like the ideas coming out of here... too bad no single round head lights my way.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #40
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I got a set

Installed hood light today

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #41
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while installing fog lights I noticed this....


so i did this
Blue and red wire is for carbed cars so I didnt fix it


fog lights installed


installed a new radio

and got tired of no room for extra wires in back of radio so i cut the radio pocket


Im also thinking about running the r-sport gauges because they look cool and also make more room for my equalizer
I think when I send them to be refurbished I will send my other tach and get the rpm "limit" needle swapped also





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Old 07-14-2013, 09:25 PM   #42
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While TB was down I installed a driver adjustable seat bottom on the passenger side. 4 14mm bolts hold the old bottom in place. The hardest part was fixing the springs. I only used 4 hog rings and didn't even have to touch the seat back




now the passenger side can be tilted up and down like the driver side

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:37 PM   #43
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Thant EQ is pretty sweet! You guys always find the cool stuff! I did the same with my passenger seat.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #44
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the seat upgrade is nice.

today
swaped my 22mm ipd bar for a 25mm
- according to ipd "..a larger (25mm/1 inch) rear bar for vehicles that are going to be lowered or are driven by enthusiast that wants more roll resistance, and understands they may encounter some oversteer in extreme cornering."

my favorite oversteer corner is one leading out of Antelope pick and pull... was nice with the 22mm bar. Should be great with the 25mm


installed new torque rod bushings
old vs "new"


picked up a 960 efan at a JY

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Old 07-19-2013, 10:19 PM   #45
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I like to take my breaks all the way to the metal on all my cars...
replaced front breaks and switched over to vented rotors. Found out the hard way that the non-venter rotors use smaller calipers. So I had to swap over to wider ones. Luckily I had 3 sets to choose from



while there I repacked front wheel bearings and took off the dust shield. I kept the center on there because without that section the rear hub seal gets exposed from the back
I also noticed that my IPD outer tirerod end boot split after being on there for about a year.

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:51 AM   #46
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gave it a wash today with the kids



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Old 07-29-2013, 07:15 PM   #47
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Got rid of my original arm rest (with no cup holders) for the rare late style with 4 cup holders. Who says this wont work with the early style center console mounted seatbelts....







Now off to get the picture of the installed product

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:28 PM   #48
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installed arm rest. after 3 days in the car it unglued at the base of the arm. Now I need to re-glue it. The 240 really wants to be without cup holders




some major updates this week...
out with the old AT
"new" m46 from redwood (got it for stupid cheap ) is going in as soon as some overlooked parts come in

old aw70



while waiting for the parts to arrive I decided to swap to power windows. I haven't found any decent front door cards in blue so I used black ones from a parts car.


also installed 2 out of 3 map lights that I have while completely ruining the b pillar trim.
front light has the rubber spacer and headliner protector
rear has just the while clip - Again thanks to "prof" for hooking me up with this setup





reran some wires correctly since I had "most" of the dash appart
swaped in my spare 10 bar and volt "r-sport" gauges so I can sell my old ones.
also replaced "turbo" gauge for "economy" gauge since this wont be a turbo anytime soon...


scored a NOS temp gauge on ebay but for the 7 or 9 series for stupid cheap.
Thinking about running it next to the eq when the "r sport" cluster will be installed






I want to make a cover for it so that it will match and be protected, any suggestions what to make it from?

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #49
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240 cup holders are in the map pockets, 4 on each side far away from the electricals on the Ebrake console.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #50
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yes but the 20oz "Circle K" coffee cups don't fit there very well... and spill
plus when my wife drives how would I reach there to drink her coffee

I just got the pilot bearing retainerclip you sent me - thanks again.
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