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Old 12-15-2017, 07:27 AM   #26
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Looking forward to seeing it progress
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:06 PM   #27
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Thanks! It’s slow moving but had some time to see what I’m up against with the floorboards...I’ve found a heat gun and putty knife work the best for removing sound deadener. They're in a little worse shape than I had hoped but it’ll get sorted out.







Driver side rear looks good, just a little surface rust.



Previous owner went all out on a nice audio system...regretfully, it was removed.



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Old 01-06-2018, 10:42 PM   #28
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wowww that speaker mounting gave me a good laugh
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:03 AM   #29
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Hahaha that speaker

Dash looks real good! If you would leave the kicker panels out (in the center) it's kind of a pre runner of the current center consoles.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:42 PM   #30
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Driver side door clean up.

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Side of door and latch.

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Inside door before:



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Old 01-09-2018, 11:27 PM   #31
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Nothing exciting, just keeping progress updated here. Hopefully not to get Photo****et’d again...

Moving on to the passenger side, looks a lot better than the drivers side, plenty of metal after some wire brushing. The rear looks good, I don’t to plan to bother with the sound deadening there. I’m not planning on breaking any kind of records soon and wouldn’t mind the added noise barrier. I’ll be adding more after the rust is COMPLETELY treated.








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Old 01-13-2018, 11:58 PM   #32
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Spent some time on the taillights, the passengers side reverse lens should be delivered on Tuesday.

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The car came with 2 mismatched seats, the blue vinyl seat's foam was in really good shape and the grey cloth seat skins were in better shape than the others, so a quick tear down, run through the wash, and I had one decent seat until I find some older recaros.















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Old 01-14-2018, 09:35 AM   #33
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i had a 242 in college. i wish i had that car back. 242's have just about disappeared from the southeast US. But im waiting and watching for one to show up. Until then i will live vicariously through your build thread. That means you must keep working and posting pictures.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:29 AM   #34
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i had a 242 in college. i wish i had that car back. 242's have just about disappeared from the southeast US. But im waiting and watching for one to show up. Until then i will live vicariously through your build thread. That means you must keep working and posting pictures.
Haha, sounds good man. I know what you mean, I had a ‘78 242 that I should have never sold. Fortunately, they still pop up for sale around here every once in awhile. Thanks for the compliment, more to come!
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:35 PM   #35
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That’s better, thanks Jack for the reverse lens! It’s just as described.


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Old 01-16-2018, 11:43 PM   #36
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Sway bars are getting a fresh coat of shininess soon, dropping them of at the finishers tomorrow. Pics soon!
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Old 01-19-2018, 01:12 AM   #37
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Removed all of the bumper trim and trunk seal to further assess condition of the body, nothing too crazy that can't be treated. The previous owner did a decent job repairing the rusted cheeks however, everything else back here will be taken down to good metal and treated properly.












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Old 01-23-2018, 09:00 PM   #38
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Had a nice delivery today...Sway Bars came back from the finishing shop and turned out great. Can't wait to get them back on the 242! Jared at iPd hooked me up with some replacement stickers to slap on the bars to represent!






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Old 01-24-2018, 12:51 AM   #39
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You're doing great work here. Love the car.

However, this thread could have ended after that photo of the speaker held into the door with zip ties, and it would still be the best thing on TB.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:58 PM   #40
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About the chrome, hope you didn't pay too much for it? Don't mean to sound negative but if it's all like the clamp up front I wouldn't accept it from my chromer. The pitting is hardly cut and looks only barely polished - it's one thing if you accept the look, but still, if the pitting isn't taken out the chance is big that there's still rust inside and will appear eventually.
I'm a big fan of chrome undies (into lowriders), but chrome like this underneath a car isn't gonna hold up very long. Chroming itself doesn't need to be expensive, but the hours prepping are. Thats why I wouldn't accept bad prepped but still expensive chroming.
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You're doing great work here. Love the car.

However, this thread could have ended after that photo of the speaker held into the door with zip ties, and it would still be the best thing on TB.
LOL, yeah that was a pretty laughable finding. Thanks for checking it out!

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About the chrome, hope you didn't pay too much for it? Don't mean to sound negative but if it's all like the clamp up front I wouldn't accept it from my chromer. The pitting is hardly cut and looks only barely polished - it's one thing if you accept the look, but still, if the pitting isn't taken out the chance is big that there's still rust inside and will appear eventually.
I'm a big fan of chrome undies (into lowriders), but chrome like this underneath a car isn't gonna hold up very long. Chroming itself doesn't need to be expensive, but the hours prepping are. Thats why I wouldn't accept bad prepped but still expensive chroming.
This was done as a favor, from a friend/business contact.

Completely get where you're coming from, the imperfections you are picking up on is on me. I told him not to worry about the bars looking show worthy. I requested a through blasting, cleaning, and dip as they are. He specializes in restoration and hod rods and I trust his work. I guess time will tell!

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Ok, I can understand. Blasting isn't ideal before chroming concerning surface smoothness but it does take the rust out. Wouldn't worry too much about it then
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Ok, I can understand. Blasting isn't ideal before chroming concerning surface smoothness but it does take the rust out. Wouldn't worry too much about it then
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:30 AM   #44
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I’ve been watching the 2 Pull and Save website’s inventory like a teenager’s first porno mag, for a later 240 with better spindles in preparation of my short coil over build. This ‘91 245 showed up about 2 days ago, I took the full strut/caliper/rotor assemblys and the rear bumper, which was in incredible condition, very excited about it! I’ll most likely run these with cut springs for the summer while I work on other things and still able to enjoy it for the summer.




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Old 02-11-2018, 12:04 AM   #45
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Although today’s high was 36°, the sun was out and I’ve been wanting pressure wash the under carriage so I can start cleaning it all up. Pressure washed the trunk, bumpers, trim and seals while I was at it. The previous owner used some fiberglass and epoxy to buy some time with the rusty buttcheeks, this is only going to be driven in the summer so I just cut them out. I’ll weld some steel in soon enough.

















The truck needed a deep scrub after this winter.


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Old 02-12-2018, 10:41 AM   #46
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I have some rust free but cheeks already cut out of a parts car if you want them. PM me if interested.


I'm over west of Seattle, so not too far away.
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I don’t plan on putting butt cheeks back in, thanks for looking out though!
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I don’t plan on putting butt cheeks back in, thanks for looking out though!
No worries, if you change your mind LMK.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #49
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Small victory. Flew down to Salem, OR for the holiday weekend and stopped by Rich’s Volvo Only yard in Portland. Lots of Volvo parts and a few older 240s, most of the older ones he won’t let go of but finally found a really nice set of chrome mirrors for $60.



I’ll get them cleaned up and install them this weekend when I get home along with my new steering wheel, the hub shows it’s been delivered!

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Old 02-19-2018, 11:34 PM   #50
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Been rocking the elephant ears on my 242 for years now. Large enough for decent visibility and I much prefer the look over the standard plastic version. They be difficult to get in just the right spot, but a little bit of fiddling will achieve good results.


If you have multiple drivers that are quite a bit different heights, elephant ears are a problem as they can't be quickly adjusted.
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