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Old 08-30-2018, 06:28 AM   #151
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The remaining small projects before the interior is completed are:

- Recover the rear shelf.
- Wire in the rear deck speakers.
- Have a new armrest cover made.
- Replace the front door speakers.
- Replace the cracked third brake light surround.
- Give the headliner a good cleaning.
- Either replace the dash completely or take off the molded cap, put a new cap on and then put a tan dash mat on top of that.
- Install the wood trim once it arrives.

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Old 08-31-2018, 10:13 PM   #152
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Being picky. The male end of your rear right belt needs to rotated around so the "tab" is up. The rear left fabric is also twisted.
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Old 09-01-2018, 08:09 AM   #153
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I too noticed this. The seats were installed in the early evening and the mosquitos were eating me alive, so I called it quits. The seatbelts have since been fixed. Thanks for the keen eye.
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:09 AM   #154
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Damn mosquitos.
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Old 09-05-2018, 06:05 PM   #155
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What do you think? This was a set that was sold back in the day for 240 Volvos. Real rosewood but with stick on.

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Old 09-06-2018, 10:25 AM   #156
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Eeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:58 AM   #157
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To each their own. Cleanest interior I’ve seen in a 240 in awhile no the less!
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:12 AM   #158
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^ That particular Volvo was an 84 240. It was a dark gray color, original Volvo color. The guy paid almost $10k to have the body stripped to bare metal and repainted. The belt line trim and skinny bumpers were also body color. All NOS e-codes, rear decor, taillights, accessory side pockets, OE Volvo sheepskin covers, front and back, refinished Virgos, all chrome engine compartment, etc., etc. Flawless and spotless. Never seen rain or snow. The guy he sold it to daily drives it and now looks like sh*t.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:53 PM   #159
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^ That particular Volvo was an 84 240. It was a dark gray color, original Volvo color. The guy paid almost $10k to have the body stripped to bare metal and repainted. The belt line trim and skinny bumpers were also body color. All NOS e-codes, rear decor, taillights, accessory side pockets, OE Volvo sheepskin covers, front and back, refinished Virgos, all chrome engine compartment, etc., etc. Flawless and spotless. Never seen rain or snow. The guy he sold it to daily drives it and now looks like sh*t.
All that work and then he added that cheesy stick on wood crap?
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Old 09-06-2018, 03:39 PM   #160
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He liked it. What can I say.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:12 PM   #161
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It's a lot and, IMO, the white face gages don't compliment the dash any.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:48 PM   #162
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Hi there - Really great project and pictures. Thank you for sharing all your hard work.

I'm thinking of using L seat for my 244 with burgundy interior. I'm wondering how your seats look now that they have had time to weather. Is the leather holding up? Did it tighten up from the sun?
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:38 AM   #163
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The leather is holding up nicely as I would expect given how thick it is. The car leather has worn in nicely, but as far a tightening up I can't say that it has all that much, but the car doesn't see a lot of sun being garaged most of the time.

My advice is to buy the sample card of the colors that they sell especially if going with either of their three red kits. The 0021 Scarlet is very red, their 0022 Dark Red having almost a brown hue to it and 0023 Burgundy looking very close to the Dark Red, but with maybe a more purplish hue. I have always thought the Scarlet would look great in a black or white 240 with the rest of the interior redone to match.
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