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Old 08-13-2007, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Vol240vo's '78 Beige 242

Yet another '78 242, although this one has minimal dings/dents and little to no rust! I bought it for $850 with 140XXX original miles on a b21f. After purchasing this 242 I immediately swapped the Bilstein TCs, iPd 25/25 Sways, TME Springs, R-Sport Steering Wheel, 17x8 Voxx MGs, Skinny Bumpers, E-Code Turn Signals and later Front Spoiler. It already had a decent MagnaFlow exhaust and a Mint GT Grill w/ Fogs. The car was previously owned by a local Volvo Parts Dealer Service Rep., so the car has been very well maintained, runs absolutely flawless!

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Installing 25/25 iPd Sway Bars, Bilstein Shocks/Struts and TME Lowering Springs:

















Skinny bumpers and later front spoiler swapped:









This weekend I've been stripping the interior out to completely clean the inside:




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Old 08-13-2007, 01:02 AM   #2
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Any turbo in it's future? Great find on the 242!
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:36 AM   #3
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Any turbo in it's future? Great find on the 242!
Right now it's my DD in the summer, as soon as I get a 3 to 4 car garage and another 240 it will be nutz!
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:23 AM   #4
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Now I have no Black 242 w/ MG's bretheren. Really nice find on your new one though.
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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Now I have no Black 242 w/ MG's bretheren. Really nice find on your new one though.
Haha! Yeah, I saw the progess on yours...looking real nice!
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:55 PM   #6
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:10 PM   #7
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So I finally finished putting the interior back together. Each and every piece was cleaned thoroughly, the e-brake assembly was disgusting! All the carpet under the seats were packed with smashed candy, gobs of dirt etc. Also had a great opportunity to remove some sound deadener. All for now, more progress to come...












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Old 08-22-2007, 10:40 PM   #8
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wow that car is clean....great find.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:29 AM   #9
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Small suggestion on the sound deadening:
Go down to the grocery store on a cold winter day and buy about 20lbs of dry ice for $20. Take a mallet and smack the floor and all the sound deadening should jump off in the place where the big bag of dry ice was applied. Grab a bit of paint thinner and the remaining glue washes off with minimal chemical removal. Then paint all of the floor with a good rust paint and seam seal the drains. Make sure the windshield doesn't leak going into the winter or else your wiper relay, fuse box and msot importantly driver rear floor pan often suffer.

I hate how the early windshields leak, but with a -78, I'd also want to keep the awesome chromie trim that yours has in such good condition.

I like it. I really like the 78-80 242DL front end. The only thing I'd change on yours is i'd paint the front airdam body color. Both John and my pukey redwood metallic 240s with flathood look odd without the airdam painted. Not sure what it is with that front end, but it is like there is too much black plastic to it without the airdam painted.

Yours is really beautifully rusty free. Nice catch!
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:03 AM   #10
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Small suggestion on the sound deadening:
Go down to the grocery store on a cold winter day and buy about 20lbs of dry ice for $20. Take a mallet and smack the floor and all the sound deadening should jump off in the place where the big bag of dry ice was applied. Grab a bit of paint thinner and the remaining glue washes off with minimal chemical removal. Then paint all of the floor with a good rust paint and seam seal the drains. Make sure the windshield doesn't leak going into the winter or else your wiper relay, fuse box and msot importantly driver rear floor pan often suffer.

I hate how the early windshields leak, but with a -78, I'd also want to keep the awesome chromie trim that yours has in such good condition.

I like it. I really like the 78-80 242DL front end. The only thing I'd change on yours is i'd paint the front airdam body color. Both John and my pukey redwood metallic 240s with flathood look odd without the airdam painted. Not sure what it is with that front end, but it is like there is too much black plastic to it without the airdam painted.

Yours is really beautifully rusty free. Nice catch!

The deadening is already gone, came out fairly easy too. I'll have to photoshop the painted airdam to get an idea of what it'd look like. Thanks for the thoughts and compliments!
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:09 AM   #11
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:31 AM   #12
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Purty car.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:53 PM   #13
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thats nice i like the tail lights are the mirrors stock
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thats nice i like the tail lights are the mirrors stock
Yes from '76-'78.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:21 AM   #16
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car looks good. when you took out the carpet it looks like you removed all that foam stuff underneath? did you put anything underneath the carpet before you put it back in?
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Old 12-14-2007, 11:07 AM   #17
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I've got one now, pulled from a '78 245...Thanks though!

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car looks good. when you took out the carpet it looks like you removed all that foam stuff underneath? did you put anything underneath the carpet before you put it back in?
No, all the padding went back in, the only thing I removed was the tar/sound deadening material.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:53 PM   #18
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for some reason, ive only liked those wheels on your black car and now this one. good work
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:38 AM   #19
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for some reason, ive only liked those wheels on your black car and now this one. good work
Thanks, not because it's my own car but...I agree. I think Voxx MGs suit the 76-78 rear end and chrome trim a lot better than seen on some newer 240's.

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Nice car, but I don't the exhaust.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:32 PM   #22
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screw the snow so we can get our fun volvos back on the road!
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screw the snow so we can get our fun volvos back on the road!
Seriously, right now I'm looking out the window as the snow continues to come down...I think we have a total of at least 22 to 26 inches. I hate the snow now...I have some plans for the engine bay, but it's too damn cold in the garage I need to get a woodstove out there.

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Old 02-07-2008, 01:37 AM   #24
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He's talking about the early cars.
I know - I have an 80 244..
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