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Old 05-14-2021, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default "New" 79 242 Lemons Rally project!

Hey everyone, I really haven't posted ever in this forum. But I figured it's time I get active because there's been a ton of helpful write-ups I have found over the years that have saved my butt more times than I can count!

I figured I'll sort of introduce myself and my cars and share my newest acquisition.

My name is Luke, I have the following Volvos
1980 262 Bertone - Carbed V8
1983 245 DL - Canadian Import
1985 244 DL.
1979 242 GT.

Some of you have probably seen the cheap 1979 242GT passing around between various owners over the last few weeks on Marketplace. After some messaging back and forth with the last person who put it up, I managed to scoop it up for $400! It was missing almost everything from the interior and half of the exterior and wiring harnesses were robbed. But thankfully it still had the suspension goodies and a surprisingly healthy running B21!

I am currently piecing it back together (finding headlights, front seats, seatbelts ect) so I can drive this car on a 2021 Lemons Rally called the Rust Belt Ramble.

The car is quite fitting for this event as the floor board and trunk is completely rotted away. I stole the sway bars and braces for my 244 DL, but I am quite happy with how this car handles even without those braces. For how crappy it is, she is a runner!

Here is a picture as of yesterday of the old girl. I am bummed she's so far gone and stripped, but happy she gets to live on in one more road trip! (If not many more, depending on how she does)

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Edit: seems as though my pictures won't share...
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:17 PM   #3
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Edit: seems as though my pictures won't share...
http://imgur.com/a/nOISj2I
like to see that carbed '80 bertone
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like to see that carbed '80 bertone
I'll have to make a post when I get my old laptop up and working! I have lots of pictures. It's not a clean example, but it's got a pretty beefy (All things considered) SBC.

Here's a YouTube video of it running the day I fired it up.
https://youtu.be/HzPyZYzKAK8
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