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Old 04-05-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:38 PM   #2
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The estate sale started on Friday, and I was stuck at work. So my wife got there at 9am sharp, brutally beat the dude up on the price, and then pushed it out front for the tow truck:





















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Old 04-05-2016, 08:00 PM   #4
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:08 PM   #5
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Damn dude! Nice score!!!!
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:09 PM   #6
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That reminds me i still need to come up and grab a beer with you
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:20 PM   #7
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OMG! all the 242 wants... 75, b20, ORANGE, power steering, AC, and zero rust... I'm so jealous. Makes me miss my 75..
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:25 PM   #8
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Looks good, a little nail gun love and some mud on that wheel arch, and it'll be pretty straight.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:54 PM   #9
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75 242, the best 242 for california
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:03 PM   #10
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You are the winner in this one, predominately for having a kick-ass wife who would take care of that for you!!!
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:20 AM   #11
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I was wondering when a project thread was going to pop up for this car. Awesome rescue! The seller thought DL was for Diesel? I'm sure you got an absolutely smoking deal.

Whats this about a V8?
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:07 PM   #12
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The first victim, a 1988 244 parts car.
The PO had gutted the whole interior, but the rest was in great shape. It was a hoot to drive 100 miles to Modesto, where I ripped it apart in my dad's backyard. I bought it for the front strut and brake assemblies, cross members, rear end, gas tank, and several other miscellaneous tidbits. After the engine, trans, and lights were sold I made a few hundred bucks to go towards the V8 swap. Some of its parts also made their way into my white 242 daily driver, and a couple of friends' cars. Great deal, overall.

























I wish I'd kept those hood hinges, and the steering column. Oh well, onto the rest of the project.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:13 PM   #13
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so jealous. now i have the keep my volvo search on ALL FOR SALE
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:55 PM   #14
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That's awesome . Stoked.
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wow, great find!
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This is gonna be good
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For serious though, nice job scoring that 242. Looking forward to what the (rumble rumble) future holds.
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:18 PM   #19
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Stopped by my dad's place, where he's been working on the 242.

Gathering parts, and making room for them.


6.0L LQ4 - staying all stock, aside from the LS1 intake, and that's only for flathood clearance.


77Volvo245's mounts


Hookers and the other half of 77Volvo245's mounts.



Out with the Dana 30 Auto, in with the Ford 8.8


SVT diff cover. (I've been told this will interfere with the panhard bar...)


Engine's out, and sold to some weirdo bearded hipster kid from up north.


What's up with this cast iron rack? Considering swapping to the rack from the '88 parts car.




Haven't washed it yet, but this car is so incredibly clean. I love it.

Have some parts to get rid of soon:

stock truck manifold.


stock manifolds and motor mounts.




There she sits, waiting for the next round.


Should be good for a few laughs.
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:21 PM   #20
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sweet! i have a 75 orange 242 but it has orange interior...

cool project, love the plate frame
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:48 PM   #21
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hey when do you think you will be doing the 8.8 mounts? i would love to bring up a 8.8 and mod it at the same time ;)
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Old 05-09-2016, 05:54 PM   #22
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hey when do you think you will be doing the 8.8 mounts? i would love to bring up a 8.8 and mod it at the same time ;)
We are paying Jeff (55superbeetle) to do all the work on the rear end. He might be down to do a second one at the same time, for a reasonable right price. Do you already have an extra short side axle, and a donor 240 rear end for the brackets? Shoot him a PM and see if he's down.
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Can't wait to see this thing in action!
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Love it. Love that color and with the V8 it's gonna be rad
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