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Old 05-16-2014, 09:22 PM   #276
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:21 AM   #277
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After seeing it and watching it shred some backroads around the city I can confirm with mine own eyes that this is a very cool car indeed.

Ok back to bed.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:25 PM   #278
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:07 PM   #279
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Well, the car made it. 2400 miles.


If you get time on your way home, I'd love to check out your work. And give you a proper Denver welcome.

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Old 05-17-2014, 08:25 PM   #280
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If you get time on your way home, I'd love to check out your work. And give you a proper Denver welcome.

Cass Bonita?
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:39 PM   #281
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I was thinking more grabbing a drink and talking shop, but if one so desires eating crappy food while watching dudes in speedos jump into water, then yes we got that covered too.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:16 AM   #282
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If you get time on your way home, I'd love to check out your work. And give you a proper Denver welcome.

I'd be more than happy to show it to you, but we are planning on taking I-90 all the way back to Wisconsin, so we won't be passing through Denver this time.


The iPd Garage Sale was a great time, and the RSI BBQ the night before was an absolute blast. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to meet and hang out with a bunch of great people--it was definitely worth the trip bringing the 242 out here.

We drove up to Seattle this morning to do some random exploring and cut a bit of time off of our trip home. Tomorrow morning we are going to head home on I-90, but this time we will see if we can do it in two 15 hour days.

Okay, I'll stop rambling--here are a couple random pictures.


Getting it cleaned up before the show:








Here's some universal trim I used temporarily for the rear bumper. I really need to get some skinny bumper trim.






At the show

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Old 05-19-2014, 12:24 AM   #283
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I am very jealous of you guys being able to make it to Ipd. When I get back to the states I will absolutely have to make it a priority for me. I don't have anything special but it would be really nice to be around some like minded Volvo nutbags. Car looks great btw!
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:25 AM   #284
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Looks really good! I always wondered though, are you eventually planning to paint the rest of the car to match the engine bay or did you just decide to do it different for differents sake?
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:43 AM   #285
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Looks really good! I always wondered though, are you eventually planning to paint the rest of the car to match the engine bay or did you just decide to do it different for differents sake?
I wanted a little bit of contrast between the engine bay and the rest of the body (especially knowing that it was going to be different paint regardless), but didn't want it to look all stance-fanboy-drunkwithaspraycan.

I was going for a darker grey and it ended up that the paint I chose had more green/brown to it than I had thought when I chose it. I probably wouldn't have gone with it if I knew that beforehand, but now that it's there I think it looks pretty good.

At any rate, if I get this car painted in the future (which is somewhat likely, but still pretty far in the future at this point) the bay will be painted at the same time. There is some bodywork needed in the rear, but for now I'm just going to focus on refining the overall setup to make it function the way i want as a driver's car.

This trip has given me some clarity for some next steps with tweaking the setup, but also has made me really grow to love this car. Driving through the Columbia River Gorge I had just a massive grin on my face as everything came together and was perfect--the car, the road, the scenery, and approaching the trip destination.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:48 AM   #286
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I am very jealous of you guys being able to make it to Ipd. When I get back to the states I will absolutely have to make it a priority for me. I don't have anything special but it would be really nice to be around some like minded Volvo nutbags. Car looks great btw!
Do it! I highly recommend it... but maybe fly.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:01 AM   #287
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It was great meeting you guys this weekend.

If you guys run into any problems this week on your trip home, please dont hesitate to give me a ring Ill do whatever I can to help.

Have a safe trip home and see you again next year.


Car looks great by the way.

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Old 05-19-2014, 01:12 AM   #288
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Thanks, Sean! It was great to meet you as well. Already looking forward to next year.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:31 AM   #289
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Tom, it was a pleasure to meet you and Justus. You guys have a safe trip!

Oh yeah, seconding what Sean said about calling if you need help and the car looking good and whatnot
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:07 AM   #290
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I wanted a little bit of contrast between the engine bay and the rest of the body (especially knowing that it was going to be different paint regardless), but didn't want it to look all stance-fanboy-drunkwithaspraycan.

I was going for a darker grey and it ended up that the paint I chose had more green/brown to it than I had thought when I chose it. I probably wouldn't have gone with it if I knew that beforehand, but now that it's there I think it looks pretty good.

At any rate, if I get this car painted in the future (which is somewhat likely, but still pretty far in the future at this point) the bay will be painted at the same time. There is some bodywork needed in the rear, but for now I'm just going to focus on refining the overall setup to make it function the way i want as a driver's car.

This trip has given me some clarity for some next steps with tweaking the setup, but also has made me really grow to love this car. Driving through the Columbia River Gorge I had just a massive grin on my face as everything came together and was perfect--the car, the road, the scenery, and approaching the trip destination.
Makes sense to me!

Trust me, I know how you feel. When I bought my T5R I drove it home from the east coast. Something special about taking a massive road trip in a car you bought/built/love.
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:54 AM   #291
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Do it! I highly recommend it... but maybe fly.
I was talking about when I get stationed back in the US. I'm currrently stuck in England. I would love to bring my RHD beast to Ipd. It runs well and is in decent shape so I figured why not bring it back from the UK with me. I would love to make the trip while the car is still carbed. You probly don't see too many B230K in the US in the 240 chassis.

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Awesome car! That little piece of trim out back really does help the back end look better. It's the little things that make the biggest difference sometimes.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:33 AM   #292
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Looks great Tom. I love the clean silver and satin black cleanness....and I don't mind the contrast between the engine bay and rest of it.

Glad you guys made it out.....hoping you make it back safely. I would love to make that drive.....even if I don't have a Volvo....running.







Just because I'm a critical jerk......I think your muffler is too low. However, I don't mind the angled tailpipe.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:49 AM   #293
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It looks great! Wouldn't mind oem tails though
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:19 PM   #294
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I'd be more than happy to show it to you, but we are planning on taking I-90 all the way back to Wisconsin, so we won't be passing through Denver this time.
Perhaps another time, safe travels.
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Success! Made it home in two ~15 hour days without any problems.
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Hope to see more pictures..... :-)
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Old 05-21-2014, 03:04 AM   #297
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Woot!
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Noice. An uneventful trip is a successful trip.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:43 PM   #299
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I really need to get some skinny bumper trim.
Tucking the bumper is another option.

If you slot the holes on the bumper shock flanges, you can raise it up. And then to move it in just compress the bumper shock 1 to 1.5 inches using a press, then do a few tack welds just strong enough to hold it in place but weak enough to break in the event of an impact. This way you retain some of the impact absorption.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:54 PM   #300
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Tucking the bumper is another option.

If you slot the holes on the bumper shock flanges, you can raise it up. And then to move it in just compress the bumper shock 1 to 1.5 inches using a press, then do a few tack welds just strong enough to hold it in place but weak enough to break in the event of an impact. This way you retain some of the impact absorption.
thats kinda of what I wanted to do when I had this chassis, weld up all the front trim holes ect like what you did on your gt, yours is such a beautiful example of a well built car!
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