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Old 05-29-2021, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I have a 1975 245DL and want to swap out the huge factory bumpers for something more low profile. Does anyone know what other year bumpers are compatible with a 1975 and also what bumper is on the 245 linked below?

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Old 05-29-2021, 08:55 PM   #2
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The one on the pic is 145.
You can fit later style 240 bumpers on a '75.
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The one on the pic is 145.
You can fit later style 240 bumpers on a '75.


But the bumper filler trim looks a little off because it's shorter on the returns.
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Oof. Better off spending your dollars on a later drivetrain swap. Relying on the B20 in a 75 MY sucks - or did you already take care of that aspect?
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Old 05-29-2021, 10:50 PM   #5
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Thank you!!! So are the 145 bumpers a direct or similar fit on the 240 if I make custom brackets?

On the later 240 bumpers if I went that route would using the later bumper filler trim (the 3 piece with the chrome) as opposed to the earlier all rubber single piece work to fill that gap on the return?

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Old 05-29-2021, 10:54 PM   #6
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I was actually going to LS it, but upon further digging realized it has a 1993 B230 marine block with an 86mm stroke and forged crank so I’m working with Josh @ Yoshifab on a forged bottom end turbo motor and his CD009 swap. Does that qualify as a later drivetrain? ;)
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Thank you!!! So are the 145 bumpers a direct or similar fit on the 240 if I make custom brackets?

No the 140 front bumper is a different shape to follow the 140 front valance.

Also they aren't nearly as wide [tall] so they will probably be in conflict with the 240 shock / strut style mounts.

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On the later 240 bumpers if I went that route would using the later bumper filler trim (the 3 piece with the chrome) as opposed to the earlier all rubber single piece work to fill that gap on the return?
Maybe if you can drill a bunch of holes in the exact right places without a pattern or anything to go by.

Not to mention the anchors are ~ $3 each, and used ones don't hold the trim securely.

Honestly I'd just take the slight mismatch and go / live with it.
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Pro-tip:

The 83-85 'Toy' bumpers are the lightest, but you'll also need the corresponding mounting struts.
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Old 05-30-2021, 09:13 AM   #9
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Honestly I'd just take the slight mismatch and go / live with it.[/QUOTE]

Just so I understand correctly, you mean I should use the 83-85 bumper & struts but run the earlier 75 full rubber wraparound filler trim and just live with that mismatch correct?
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This is what late bumper looks like on a '76 with the original body/bumper seal still on: Scroll down to the middle of the page to the Berkshire Green Wagon https://www.240turbo.com/volvo240.html

The fenders are from something like '83- that's why there are no trim holes around the corner lights. But the holes for the bumper trim lined up with the early rubber seal.

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Old 05-30-2021, 11:50 AM   #11
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Awesome, thanks so much y’all. Looks like I’m going shopping for 83 to 85 bumpers ;)
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Old 05-30-2021, 04:37 PM   #12
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Hell of a lot easier to find than good 140 bumpers.
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