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Forum: projects & restorations Today, 01:08 PM
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Posted By nel621
What did you use to strip the paint?

What did you use to strip the paint?
Forum: projects & restorations Today, 01:05 PM
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Posted By nel621
Not sure why you had tan paint on the wires. But...

Not sure why you had tan paint on the wires. But I have noticed when the paint comes off of these center consoles it is always black underneath. Perhaps just sprayed by Volvo instead of making new...
Forum: showroom 03-16-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,363
Posted By nel621
^ More like a lot molested.

^ More like a lot molested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-16-2019, 02:35 PM
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Posted By nel621
No CV joint on a 240. Check wheel bearings, check...

No CV joint on a 240. Check wheel bearings, check brake pads, look for a broken front spring or spring perch ( for the lean).
Forum: showroom 03-05-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By nel621
one...

one...
Forum: showroom 03-05-2019, 10:48 PM
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Views: 695
Posted By nel621
There you go, Joe

There you go, Joe
Forum: showroom 03-05-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By nel621
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mM4N8zMFwtIvdlhs...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mM4N8zMFwtIvdlhsMEOyS2DF4hIsW1k0IZIvud1Sig7v-ZSWQ8uPPREinhXO8nQpvlJmRpY_m4by7uCeaipZsaib4cCuRfLPxYomJt6CBcRez-a1BDbFvWjqrNdgU6w4W3WQoK__ZhT4EWUmQfmBOLcI5nqMmA0kBMkfQT...
Forum: showroom 03-05-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By nel621
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/G-TrguqA3ma32NXq...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/G-TrguqA3ma32NXqPg1-tTwVSLzg5P30Qyd-aoYo1hHKdYM9vz85wzZIqFquIUyeFlqEobx4jeVO_z-23AmEjYIvUzZz7npdNh54H5EKfLFYJy7YGM0n8f0YiPlMUmR1SMCjK8kXNqKnda7lFyBBeLBKaPBlo6e7g4SJy8...
Forum: showroom 03-05-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By nel621
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Qx4yh6Uq3ifWcjgj...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Qx4yh6Uq3ifWcjgjixcVE2SYdpHWBg6WBoiwkaLu7_Wt2nqWNgKfuKMljbCN03SABSxU7QMGHFhXhS_x-n3-nbMbbwXy5k7_rs67vyqeZMBVH9LHGcs16QHrslx4XRP6ZcKVNIm-lh9tP1t3ImoP7oLKZ-6vEBiyeahGEo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-03-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By nel621
First, find out who has a spare for sale. Then,...

First, find out who has a spare for sale. Then, good luck removing the old one. Sorry, no help.
Forum: showroom 03-01-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,594
Posted By nel621
The stuff needs to go on arrow straight otherwise...

The stuff needs to go on arrow straight otherwise you'll really be upset.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-01-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By nel621
$14.99

$14.99
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2019, 06:28 PM
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Posted By nel621
I was going to say you should be able to sell...

I was going to say you should be able to sell the seat skin bottom to recoup some costs but I see it has been repaired. Still worth a shot.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 883
Posted By nel621
^ exactly!

^ exactly!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 07:52 PM
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Views: 883
Posted By nel621
how much would pay for a dash like...

how much would pay for a dash like this?https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/G24AAOSwhQhY2XH5/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-18-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 883
Posted By nel621
condition of said item ...

condition of said item
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CF4AAOSw4A5Y2XHz/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 883
Posted By nel621
I would never buy a dash on fleebay. I only check...

I would never buy a dash on fleebay. I only check to see what crazy prices people are asking. The dash that is for sale on there now for $369 iirc is in worse shape than the one on my car right now....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 883
Posted By nel621
240 dash

Curious. What year did Volvo stop adding the dash speaker grille? I only ask because I see a cracked dash on fleebay for way too much $$$ saying it is from a 91. I thought the cut off was 89.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 131,327
Posted By nel621
That's a lot of engineering to get that part off....

That's a lot of engineering to get that part off. Well done, nothing broken. Hope it all goes back together without too much of a headache.
Forum: showroom 02-08-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By nel621
$2500 is about the break even number. When you...

$2500 is about the break even number. When you figure parts and labor just to get it straight. Then prep and paint ain't cheap. Still need to go the alignment shop because you never know. Buy the...
Forum: showroom 02-07-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By nel621
You don't need no stiinkin' body shop. All you...

You don't need no stiinkin' body shop. All you need is a BFH! It'll buff out.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By nel621
I need to double check to see if the lights are...

I need to double check to see if the lights are OE or aftermarket. I do want to keep the circuit boards and not have to fab up a harness for the light sockets. On my 89 the lower outer are already...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By nel621
dumb taillight question

I'm sure it's been mentioned but I can't find it. Why the extra opening in the taillight? Can you just add the extra socket and bulb and have light? The circuit board already has the contacts. What...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By nel621
Ideas wanted. Rear defrost grid.

89 240 rear defrost grid. Only a few lines at the top actually do anything. Any ideas on the best/ easiest way to fix this? New back window is not an option. Also went to a couple of auto parts store...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-02-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By nel621
a well placed and padded bearing puller/gear...

a well placed and padded bearing puller/gear puller????
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By nel621
Someone correct me but I think that additional...

Someone correct me but I think that additional light will need to be hard wired to the other fog light. I don't think the circuit board has tracer on it to light the bulb.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,555
Posted By nel621
etching primer then epoxy sealer

etching primer then epoxy sealer
Forum: showroom 01-28-2019, 09:50 PM
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Views: 236
Posted By nel621
Where is the narrator getting the cars to drive?...

Where is the narrator getting the cars to drive? Cool video. Thought I saw 2 Jacobs at the start. Very rare.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By nel621
^ That's for your turkey. :)

^ That's for your turkey. :)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-24-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,904
Posted By nel621
Any trim for a 2 door car will be harder to come...

Any trim for a 2 door car will be harder to come by. With a 4 door car you have more options to make stuff work.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By nel621
Didn't I see that episode on Antiques Roadshow?

Didn't I see that episode on Antiques Roadshow?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-23-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By nel621
A hot wire tool will make it easier and smoother...

A hot wire tool will make it easier and smoother on the contours.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-22-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By nel621
So the question now is who has an old rusty tank...

So the question now is who has an old rusty tank they are willing to dissect to see what is actually inside?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By nel621
A hot wire foam cutting tool will come in handy....

A hot wire foam cutting tool will come in handy. You may be able to shape the newer foam into what you need.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By nel621
Vinegar also neutralizes rust.

Vinegar also neutralizes rust.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By nel621
I think once you get the inside reasonably clean...

I think once you get the inside reasonably clean you won't need the powder coating. Then just paint the outside.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By nel621
^ That look great. I think the OP is more...

^ That look great. I think the OP is more concerned about the INSIDE of the tank.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By nel621
You could get some muriatic acid, dilute it and...

You could get some muriatic acid, dilute it and pour in the tank. Shake it around a bit, maybe let it sit 30 mins. on each side, pour it out and rinse. Should clean up nice. You can always drop a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By nel621
When I picked up my 81 coupe it had been sitting...

When I picked up my 81 coupe it had been sitting for a few years. I replaced the tank with one from a 92. The inside of the tank was nice and clean as the tank came from a running car. I cleaned the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By nel621
Is this a Pebble Beach restoration?

Is this a Pebble Beach restoration?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By nel621
I believe seat bottoms are all the same, seat...

I believe seat bottoms are all the same, seat backs, not so much.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By nel621
Those seat covers are NSFW>

Those seat covers are NSFW>
Forum: showroom 01-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By nel621
I install my spare tire with the outside rim...

I install my spare tire with the outside rim facing the 1/4 panel. The jack is placed next to the rim sideways so the "hook" fits into the rim groove and the flat section rest against the foam pad....
Forum: projects & restorations 01-18-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By nel621
Congrats on the move and house. Now you know...

Congrats on the move and house. Now you know what you'll be doing for the next FEW YEARS. You'll find there aren't enough weekends in the month.:)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By nel621
I seriously doubt that the newer covers 86+ do ...

I seriously doubt that the newer covers 86+ do not fit the 85 models. All of the newer covers do not have any holes stamped in them. So even if the seat changed just slightly I can't see how the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By nel621
^ this

^ this
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By nel621
Don't just throw fresh gas in it. Look for...

Don't just throw fresh gas in it.
Look for rust in the tank first.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-13-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By nel621
If possible I would drop the tank and remove the...

If possible I would drop the tank and remove the sending unit to see inside the tank. Don't do tires and bakes until you get it running.
Forum: showroom 01-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,749
Posted By nel621
http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterelli...

http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy4/tporterellijaycom/Volvo%20Bertone/P6220936.jpg
TestPoints' car with the cheeks
Forum: showroom 01-13-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,749
Posted By nel621
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/turbo16psi/...

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/turbo16psi/81bertone015.jpg
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