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Old 12-30-2017, 03:31 PM   #176
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Wow Wow Wow, this build is epic!!
Good job Mike & Mike Sr. And happy new year
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Old 01-02-2018, 09:48 AM   #177
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Just curious, do you have a plan to let rain drain out of the bed or are you just going to always park it pointed up hill?
Yeah we've talked it over a few times, just no concrete plans yet. We should be able to make some sort of drain holes in the front corners where it will dam up against the hatch close area. I kept all the dubber duck-bill drain hole covers from the parts car so we could play around.

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Your's look way better Mike
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1991-VOLVO...kAAOSw8axaNXFJ

hapy new year, regards, Kay
thanks for sharing! That's actually pretty neatly done. Shorter cab and longer bed give it more of a VW look which I don't prefer as much, but it's obviously thought out. Big difference there is no sunroof, so he moved his hatch up much further which allowed him to use the regular hatch and hatch opening, pretty nice. But the tail light treatment and tailgate is not so elegant.

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Wow Wow Wow, this build is epic!!
Good job Mike & Mike Sr. And happy new year
thanks, and happy new year to you too!

I'm a little disappointed because I was planning on celebrating the new year with some pictures of the car... we both had all of last week off work and so had planned to get the car in a coat of primer. As luck would have it, right after the holidays we started a deep freeze here in the Northeast and temps have not gotten above 5 or 6 degrees F for the past week. The garage is heated, but since we are using a two-part epoxy primer the suggestion is to get the metal up to 65-70 degrees. Even blasting as much heat into the garage as possible we could not get the surface of the car above 55 degrees, and it after all of the hard work it was not worth the risk to introduce adhesion issues.

So, this was a let down - we both really wanted to see the car all one color. Car is all clean and dry off to the side waiting for a little break in the ambient temps. Will see if conditions cooperate, otherwise might just go back to constructing a bit - still have sunroof to finish, tailgate to finish, hatch to finish... yes, no shortage of things to do. When am I ever going to work on my 242 again??
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:12 PM   #178
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I'm waiting for the donut hoonage videos, with Husky loaded in the bed.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:31 PM   #179
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I'm waiting for the donut hoonage videos, with Husky loaded in the bed.
10/10 have daydreamed this exactly. Actually ultimate project goal is to wheelie the Husky into the bed then jump in the cab and ride a big burnout off into the sunset

That's the thing with this car though, every daydream involves big smiles and goofing around. Can't wait to drive it.
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:21 PM   #180
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10/10 have daydreamed this exactly. Actually ultimate project goal is to wheelie the Husky into the bed then jump in the cab and ride a big burnout off into the sunset
I look forward to that as well!
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:52 PM   #181
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When I was a kid, my buddies dad had a VW beetle, that had shaved door handles, he opened it with a magnet on his key ring that repelled some sort of actuator inside the door. Was really trick and because he dad just waved his hand and the door opened, I thought he was magic!

This thing is coming along so damn nicely. I can’t wait to see it in a single color.
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:37 PM   #182
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Your's look way better Mike
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1991-VOLVO...kAAOSw8axaNXFJ

hapy new year, regards, Kay
The UK car sold for the equivalent of $3600 USD.
Encouraging, though obviously this is not being done for a profit!
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:41 PM   #183
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The UK car sold for the equivalent of $3600 USD.
Encouraging, though obviously this is not being done for a profit!
that's like <$1 per man hour the rate we're going.
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:31 PM   #184
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update: much sanding has occurred. It's also grey now.

We have been pushing forward to get the body work close enough to seal the car up in epoxy. Before Christmas I stripped it down and did a lot of paint prep.





I've also been piling up some v90 stuff, so figured I'd prime it all. Feel like I might want a bigger hatch spoiler, hmm..



The plan was to shoot primer on the thing during the week we both had off from work during the holidays. Unfortunately it was single digit temperatures in Mass for two weeks solid. The epoxy primer is supposed to be sprayed with metal temp at a MIN of 65* F. With the outside temps we couldn't get the garage and car warm enough to paint.

So with the car half taped up I had to drive it up to the neighbors garage to wait it out. This past weekend we finally were above freezing, so we put the car in and sealed off the garage with a tarp - this made a big difference.



Also made some heating system improvements (it's a big heat exchanger plumbed into the hot water coming from an outdoor wood stove that heats the house), and dumped hot air on it for 24hrs. Air temps got pretty toasty with the fan on high!



Many logs in the stove later we had it warm enough to go.



After a year it was really satisfying to see it turning one color. And no, we could not be bothered to mask off the LingLong tires



Did two coats on Saturday, then Sunday morning wet sanded it and shot a 3rd nice wet coat. The body filler sucks the primer up like crazy, so there's many more coats and sandings left to do.

Very pleased with how it went. Little fine tuning, another swag(s) at the body line on the bed rails and it'll be ready for the next rounds of primer.



not bad!




I'm particularly happy with how well things worked out with the 'd-pillar' extension and bedrail joint.











It's finishing off it's bake in the toasty garage this week, Will try to get things hung back on it next weekend. Might need to get the 242 ready for Spring after that.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:38 PM   #185
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:20 AM   #186
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Linglong! I don't want to know about your Linglong.

Truck is looking good though!
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Old 01-25-2018, 10:37 AM   #187
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Linglong! I don't want to know about your Linglong.

Truck is looking good though!
my tires will ling you long time
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:46 PM   #188
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Compliments on your and your old mans craftsmanship. Really nice car.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:18 PM   #189
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This is nice man
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:18 PM   #190
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I come here for my fix of "we're doing this our spare time, not really taking it seriously. But it's gonna be nicer than 90% of the projects on TB"

Keep it up fellas. I want to see this thing done and 2J'd
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:35 PM   #191
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I come here for my fix of "we're doing this our spare time, not really taking it seriously. But it's gonna be nicer than 90% of the projects on TB"

Keep it up fellas. I want to see this thing done and 2J'd
Ahh, but this is practice. Mike's 242 is going to get rockers at some point, and they will be welded and leaded, as we did with the seams on the Ute. Also learning all about the new materials, epoxy primers to seal and protect, two-part high build urethane primers, and eventually catalyzed paints. Learned a lot about stripping re-paint and original clear/color/primer, as well as how the new body fillers act and sand.

My experience is so dated, that it's almost useless. This is giving both of us an opportunity to figure things out.

And, it still is fun!
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:16 PM   #192
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:28 PM   #193
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This is just a real surprise, a real nice surprise Clark.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:37 PM   #194
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Hanging the panels and loading the doors turned out to be a bit of a pain. We had to dig around under the dash to move the doors, and I ran into problems swapping glass around because the passenger door is from an older car and there were slight differences.



encouraging results though.



Also spent some time on the sunroof. We cut the tray off and folded the edge up to shorten it. Then made a piece of aluminum with a 90* bend into a kind of dam to seal up against the roof. All got a healthy coat of silicone. We looked at some ways we could add drains to the rear and drain it down the 'd-pillar', but will see how it does with just front drains for now.







I also bought some new knock off e-codes and the nicest eggcrate I think is left around!



Spent today playing around with bumpers and lights. I did a quick rattle can job of some primer on the bumpers so they would match the car. I had the rear hung on the car but the bumper bar was so rusted where the shocks bolted on it fell off the car

Super happy to see it looking like a car!!









Going to do some work on the hatch and tailgate next. I also bought some Lexan to make the quarter windows. Pretty soon I'd like to start running the car around a little bit just to enjoy it and shake things out.

Been looking around at wheels... any thoughts??
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:28 PM   #195
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:34 PM   #196
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That looks amazing.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:40 PM   #197
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Nice. When does the twin turbo LS go in?
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:09 AM   #198
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Man this looks great!
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:57 AM   #199
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Naturally, the ugliest wheels you can imagine be put on any car, or just some 17" steelies in true A-Traktor Fashion.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:39 AM   #200
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Where do you get knock off e codes at? Please help a Volvo noob.

I also have some MSW mesh wheels for sale.............need a little cleaning
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