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Old 04-05-2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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Well, I've started a little bit.. This will still take a good while because of other priorities, unfortunatly. But i find it nice to at least have a thread about it, seeing the progress.

Well, started out with this...


this is at the mansion we rented in denmark.. drove it back home to norway some days later - impressed that no cops stopped me





Back home, off with the parts







Didn't look too bad under there.


yeaaaah, I'm gonna wash it a little bit :P and remove that rusty spot.


Busted inner fender.. with all sheet metal removed it looks pretty okay


Good parts, except for the hood


Delivered to the shop for some straightening of the inner fender. And for a check of the chassis, to see if it's a bit twisted or moved at all.


Bought a parts car!


Too bad it's a bit rusty, so I can't use the hood, fender and those parts on my car - too rusty :P But i will give them to the shop-ppl so they can align all parts perfectly.


Tada! Back from the shop. The right "chassis-part" was pushed up about 1", so he had to straighten it out a bit. no big deal.


New parts, fresh from the dealer. test-fitted, nice..


Better pic.


New grill and trim.. Thanks to Angus ^^

--- This is as far as I've come till now, i have far too many expenses at the moment, but when June has come and went, all money will be going to the Volvo.

I've asked the dealer for prices, so I will order a new fender, hood and front plate (with the hood-lock in it, dunno the name)

Fender: $745
Hood: $647
Front platethingie: $275

It may be costly - you could get 5 immaculate 242s for that price i guess.
But the car means everything to me, so i buy new parts from the dealer. No shady rusty metal that needs a lot of TLC and then rusts again after 30 minutes.

But I will be doing some small stuffies with it this spring, as often as time allows it.. Door handles will be grinded and painted black. Rear lights will be reassembled (cheap ****, the glass is falling off, lol), loads of metal bars and other shiny things in the engine compartment will be painted, the inside of the front lamps will be painted black (legally), etc etc. loads of small plans.

but anyway, the car hadn't been washed since june 2007, so I finally had some time, and the snow is almost gone, so I headed over to my dads - results:









Trim on!

It's smooth as a baby's butt now. Sorry for the bad quality, had to use my phone.. so it doesn't shine so much :(

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That's it for now, I will update when an update come! But this will be a slooow thread. Sorry for taking your time.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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I can't wait till it's all done! Oh, and fit the Simons!
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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Damn dude, wreck your car much, must have alot of sentimental value because you keep fixing it. Can't wait to see it finished and repainted, its an awesome example of a clean pre-86 244!
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:37 PM   #4
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How many times have you rebuilt your car now? Props to you for keeping it alive!
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:33 PM   #5
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That car is worth fixing. Nice work-ola.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:47 PM   #6
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Mekonomen in Sweden sells all that sheet-metal for much less.

Fender: ~1800SEK
Flathood: ~3000SEK

Not sure what that third one you want is.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:56 PM   #7
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It looks so sad in the 4th picture.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:06 PM   #8
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hope to see it back like it was before.
always loved it
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:53 AM   #9
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Well, looks like it's at least back together, even though it's a two-tone Volvo, like mine... Gotta get my driver's side frame rail straightened as well, since the driver's side of my car is pushed up the same amount...

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Old 04-06-2008, 06:58 AM   #10
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Mekonomen in Sweden sells all that sheet-metal for much less.

Fender: ~1800SEK
Flathood: ~3000SEK

Not sure what that third one you want is.
Yes, I've checked Veng here in norway, and they sell it too, third party and it's cheaper.. But, the quality isn't the best, the metal is thinner and it requires some work to fit 100%. So I will get the original volvo-parts instead.. The car prefers it ;)

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This was the third time it happened, after I got it.
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Well, looks like it's at least back together, even though it's a two-tone Volvo, like mine... Gotta get my driver's side frame rail straightened as well, since the driver's side of my car is pushed up the same amount...

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Yes! Passenger Side Frame Rail! That was the word i was looking for.
Good luck in fixing yours too


I will be getting my tax overview these days, hopefully i will get some money back, and they will be going straight to the volvo-fund.

I spent a high amount on it last spring, getting it painted and all rust removed, so there's still a lot of car here :P

I forgot to mention that after the crash, i found out that the gearbox mount snapped right off, so the gearbox fell down on the crossmember. And I've lost my 5th gear, but hopefully that's just the wires, so I'm hoping for a quick fix.
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:41 AM   #11
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It reminds me of Ben's car here, same rims and colour, glad to see someone that loves his car that much and sucks that you need to buy new panels instead of being able to use ones off parts cars due to rust on them.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:36 PM   #12
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Yuk...


Ahhh...


Ugly mofo shock absorber..


Aah... Much better..


The once damaged side, cleaned up and in of some paint.


Can't understand how it got THIS bad here.


Three hours later...


Here we go, testing the new parts.. Looking good.






Hey, it's my nissan!


And some random pictures..

Beadblasted and primered


also beadblasted and black is better :P

Hopefully this will hide them..



I ordered the hood, fender and that other part last week, a whopping $1700.. I'm probably out of my mind :P
They have yet to arrive tho, but i can't afford painting the parts in the first few months anyway, so no rush.

Can't wait tho.

Just this cleaning of the engine compartment is making me volvo-horny. going back to it soon to get it even cleaner, seeing it's nicer to work with it then.

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:32 AM   #13
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Looking good, Morten. I can't wait to see it all back together again! And let's not forget the Simons...
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:49 PM   #14
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Brand new flat hood waiting in the garage...


Brand new fender...


and brand new "frontplate"


tada.

The wheels got a good washing..





Looking good now




And I washed some more, weird how clean it can get :P


Sooo.. What's left, roughly - paint all the parts. Then I'm done Then it'll just be some small tinkering left.

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Old 08-31-2008, 04:17 AM   #15
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Yes, I've checked Veng here in norway, and they sell it too, third party and it's cheaper.. But, the quality isn't the best, the metal is thinner and it requires some work to fit 100%. So I will get the original volvo-parts instead.. The car prefers it ;)


This was the third time it happened, after I got it.
It means the world to me.


Yes! Passenger Side Frame Rail! That was the word i was looking for.
Good luck in fixing yours too


I will be getting my tax overview these days, hopefully i will get some money back, and they will be going straight to the volvo-fund.

I spent a high amount on it last spring, getting it painted and all rust removed, so there's still a lot of car here :P

I forgot to mention that after the crash, i found out that the gearbox mount snapped right off, so the gearbox fell down on the crossmember. And I've lost my 5th gear, but hopefully that's just the wires, so I'm hoping for a quick fix.
Thanks. With respect to your transmission mount, in my case, all three mounts were broken. Now would be a time to put on a 164 engine mount for the M46. I would make sure that your engine mounts are decent, though, otherwise, the shift linkage bracket will begin rubbing like there's no tomorrow against the top of the transmission tunnel.

Anyway, car's looking good... Much better than it did last year, after your wreck.

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Old 08-31-2008, 04:28 AM   #16
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Wo nicely done, not the typical tb way to get new body parts! That must have cost a pretty penny. It will show though, and look great.
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OMG, new sheetmetal from volvo... so sexy. Your lucky that stuff isn't NLA... most of the body work is going that way these days.
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:38 AM   #18
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Thanks. With respect to your transmission mount, in my case, all three mounts were broken. Now would be a time to put on a 164 engine mount for the M46. I would make sure that your engine mounts are decent, though, otherwise, the shift linkage bracket will begin rubbing like there's no tomorrow against the top of the transmission tunnel.

Anyway, car's looking good... Much better than it did last year, after your wreck.

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Thanks mate, I have planned to change all the mounts. They're prolly a little dull now :P

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:D What does NLA mean btw? Looking forward to getting them painted.

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Old 06-27-2009, 02:06 PM   #19
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A long awaited update! Well, at least for me!

Parts back from the paintman!
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Didn't have anyone to help me with the hood, but the other stuffies are easy enough :P
P1010367

P1010370

Hopefully I'll get a hand tomorrow putting on the hood.. And i need some screws and bolts - unfortunatly the dealer was closed today, so i'll have to wait a week - i'm going away for UK the next week :P

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:43 AM   #20
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Blinding white!
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #21
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nice, now stop crashing it bud!
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:32 PM   #22
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lol, yeah ... Never another crash, mark my words! Starting to get expensive :P At least i've only been at fault once, tho.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:37 PM   #23
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lol, yeah ... Never another crash, mark my words! Starting to get expensive :P At least i've only been at fault once, tho.
Know that feeling;P
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:25 PM   #24
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Ooh, looking good! Can't wait to see this car come together. Again.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:18 PM   #25
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All the sheet-metal is assembled!







Hopefully i'll get more done tomorrow... Hmmm.

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