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Old 03-04-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Alright Alright here is my 242.

I bought this guy as a cool looking daily driver and to tow around my racer boy car around if I ever get it out of the garage.

But we all know how that "just a daily driver" syndrome goes.

There's a bit more rust than I like. Some will laugh at that due to how nice the car is. Given there is no rust underneath there are pockets of it every water collects in the body panels. Rear quarter panel seem, bottom of the doors, etc. Once I find the correct color touch up paint (does anyone know what volvo color this is?) I will pull and repaint the trim and touch up the rusty bits for now. It will get a proper respray once I finish my other car and let my wallet recoup.

Enough of that. Here are pictures;







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Old 03-04-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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What is the first thing you are supposed to do when you get a new car?

Buy sweet wheels for it of course!

First you have to measure them to make sure your adapters are going to be made correctly.



And now the adapters are being cut and the tires are in the mail.

I'm excited to say the least. 16x9.5" goodness.



And I can't leave well enough alone. So they are sanded down to get a new topcoat over the factory machined finish. Hey at least I didn't start to polish them, then we would have been here all day.

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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oh thank God, i thought there were going to be 20's on your car. those corvette wheels will look excellent.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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FUuuuuuuuuuuu corvette wheels are going to be on everything now aren't they. (no offence op)
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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I am waiting for some peeps to come over and help me tip my VW over on it's rotisserie so I got to work on the Volvo today.

I was very graciously given a crusty Yakima rack by one of my fellow TBrickers yesterday and started to try and make it look presentable today.

Anything worth doing is worth doing correctly is what I say....

Dirty rack and my dog. "I no like the garage today mister owner" -Dog



Did I mention it was crusty?



First you have to drink your morning coffee....



Then this next little section shows one of the many ways to remove Yakima locks if you don't have a key. Real Debo style.

Drill hole.



Remove bolt.







Now the lock for the bike fork mount.





Cleaning that nasty bit up so it won't look like crap after it's all repainted. Here it is half done.



Now for that brushed aluminum look.



One done one not.



Now paint and clear coat. Anddddd beer.....





Lastly I'll put all together in a week or so to make it out to the Virginia meet on the 17th.

And just to put it out there, I'm not one of those goofball fanboys that has a bike rack and a 20" just because it looks sweet!

I ride bikes a lot and actually build my own custom frames. If you are a bike guy and want one just PM and we will get it on the list of things to do.









Anyway. That's enough for tonight. I got a little picture happy today.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Pabst..flannel...roof rack...HIPSTER!!! Good work, should look nice
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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Framebuilder....

You don't get more hipster than that.

ohh ohh yah I forgot about the Volvo. HIPSTER!
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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No tig? just braze? sad panda
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #9
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im glad you're not putting virgos, dracos, or steelies on it.

edit: and i love the title. i watched that movie earlier
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:59 AM   #10
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FUuuuuuuuuuuu corvette wheels are going to be on everything now aren't they. (no offence op)
Everyone should be using these cheap, wide, 80's wheels. That's why I put them on my car four years ago.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:18 AM   #11
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Always loved the vw cowti! The 242 looks great, very clean looking
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:28 AM   #12
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Salad shooters, a nice rack, and mmm brazing. That's some old schoolness right there. I've been partial to brazing but that's possibly because I can't TIG worth ****

Can't wait to see everything on the car.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:43 AM   #13
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haha as soon as i read the title i thought of this:
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #14
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good lookin stuff mang, what are you up to tomorrow? im off all day, once i get a little kayak time in i might be persuaded to swing by and see the madness.

racks look a LOT better i might have to do a little restoring of mine now
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You don't get more hipster than that.

ohh ohh yah I forgot about the Volvo. HIPSTER!
VW's make hipsters, not Volvo's.
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Being a hipster has nothing to do with what car you drive. Claiming you like PBR for the "taste" however, does.
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Tig is weak.
Braze is the real deal on thin chromolloy.
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How many people will it take to rotate your GTI? Post up a date & time & we'll see who can get over there to help out.
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Is this the car that was just for sale a few weeks ago!
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how come everytime i in the kitchen, you in the kitchen, in the god damn refridgerator
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:44 PM   #21
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Adaptec AKA Motorsport Tec probably has made me the most accurate adapters over the years, and the turn around time is quick. Just make sure you get the appropriate centerbore on the adapter to minimize as much wobble as possible.

I'm not going to jump on the hipster-hate band wagon, but the combo reminds me of this:



Looking forward to pictures with the wheels mounted.
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Tig is weak.
Braze is the real deal on thin chromolloy.
yeaa buddy. tig is too strong. it'll break the tube.
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yeaa buddy. tig is too strong. it'll break the tube.
I know huh?
The edges of the welds are work hardened and crack way before a brazed bike.
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No tig? just braze? sad panda
Ohh I can TIG too, the only time my Miller touches bikes is to tack them in the jig though. But it's used to for all manners of car tomfoolery. I'll post some fab work once it is done on this car. Brazing is the exact same motion as TIG'ing though. Just slower. Pull an old fart out of the woodwork that knows how to braze and he can TIG in a day or two.

You'll probably see some VW stuff too. It's a getting an Integra Type R K series drivetrain at the moment. Well I haven't bought the motor yet, but resto stuff is happening now.

Has anyone ever welded a 0.8mm bike tube? It ain't easy.


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Tig is weak.
Braze is the real deal on thin chromolloy.
Brazing is a very traditional method that is strong and very good looking once it's finished. Outside of the bike and small aircraft community you don't see it anywhere. Which makes it pretty cool.

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The edges of the welds are work hardened and crack way before a brazed bike.
Mahh, they both have their perks. Brazing places the stress concentration over a much wider area, but anneals the steel due to the longer process. TIG due to it's short duration doesn't anneal but causes embrittlement. Though bike tubing like Reynolds 853 and stainless 953 are metallurgically designed to become stronger than the original steel once welded. From a hardness increase without ruining the fatigue life perspective, which is veryyy important with bikes that are built to last.

I'll build a sub 3 lb TIG road frame one of these days just to have it.

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Prettty sure i've seen an urban outfitters add with a Volvo in it....

Have I aquired the nickname hipster already? sweet....
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I'm off everyday at 4, and could muster up one dude of my own. I got beer too!

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