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Old 10-06-2020, 12:34 PM   #26
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Uploaded it somewhere else... Looks like it don't work here.
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Old 10-09-2020, 02:12 PM   #27
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Todays misson: Reupholster the inner sunroof panel.








Everthing back together and fitted in the car.

The headliner itselt is so fragile, that I have to wait for a friend to come by and help me out.


Direct comparisson between the old and new headliner fabric.

Today I finally recieved a genuine "Turbo" trunk badge from a 240 Turbo. I scored the "Turbo" grill emblem as well, but it hasn't arrived yet.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:54 AM   #28
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Testfitted the next gem I sourced.
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Old 11-01-2020, 11:36 AM   #29
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Stopped work on the headliner at the moment, because I'm trying to source a glas sunroof swap from a late 960 or V90 to replace the corroded metal sunroof that I have right now.

Instead I refurbished my grill.



Put it apart, repainted it, polished the crossbar and repainted the Turbo badge as well.

That I don't have to drive without a grill, while working on it a friend lend me his spare grill...



I guess we don't have to argue about which grill does look better... :D



While working on the car I finally painted my driver side mirror as well. The passenger side I already replaced with a used unit, I painted as well. Now they look even. The passenger side was the worst when I got the car.


Passenger side before...


Driverside after.
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Old 12-13-2020, 10:12 AM   #30
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I managed to get my hands on a used Turbo+ kit. The solenoid was missing, but I found a NOS unit to complete it. I already installed it, but so far I wasn't able to get it to work with the LH2.2... If somebody has some tips, feel free to contact me.


Second kind of rare score: A parcel shelf to replace. That's in my eyes the cleanest way to remove the ugly mounting brackets for the trunk cover without getting rid of it completly. I just need to the original mounting pieces.


What's the smartest thing to do when you freshly reupholstered the inner panel from your stock metal sunroof? Exactly, get your hands on a 960 glass sunroof and do the job over again. The blind it comes with was gray and dirty. So I reupholstered it as well and painted the handle black. Today I installed it and did some rust removal when the sunroof was out.







I deleted the old violet winddeflector including the self made brakets from the preowner and tried the OEM one my dad gave me. The brown tint on the sunroof and the brown tinted deflector are such a good looking combination. Can't wait to get some brakets and install it together with the set of brown tinted OEM window visors for all four doors.

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Old 12-16-2020, 01:16 AM   #31
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Love this.
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Old 12-21-2020, 12:51 PM   #32
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Finally the headliner is done. Just a little reminder how it looked before:



And that's now. The sunroof cut out is done as well. I used some velours piping, usually used on the classic Jaguars to finish it off.







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Old 12-22-2020, 07:42 AM   #33
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That came out very nice, good job!!!
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Old 12-26-2020, 08:47 AM   #34
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yeah! very nice!
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Old 12-26-2020, 01:15 PM   #35
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In college my AMC had 1,000 staples holding up the headliner.
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Old 12-27-2020, 11:09 AM   #36
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The headliner in my mates 740 as well... :D But that will be fixed in the future as well.
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Old 01-02-2021, 01:51 PM   #37
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The last day in 2020 I decided to drive to the shop and swap out the carpets and fix some interior parts...

Only interior part I managed to fix:


Much better now.


But than 2020 did, what it could to best... Well, didn't expect to found that below the carpets - including some water.







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Old 01-02-2021, 01:56 PM   #38
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Yesterday I started removing the rust in the passanger side rear floor and areas of the front floor as well.



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Old 01-02-2021, 02:15 PM   #39
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The car need to be driveable on monday, so we can use the workshop for customer cars again, so I decided to fix the worst part first. Driverside below the brake booster where the firewall meet the inner fender.













For that repair the pedals and the brake booster need to come out - I took the chance to paint the booster.



And I sand blasted and painted the upper radiator brakets.

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Old 01-09-2021, 02:36 PM   #40
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That's the result from last sunday and today. All floors are cleaned, rust is removed, all holes are patched up and sealed and everything is resprayed. The old rustpatches from the preowner are not great, but as long as they do their job I'll leave them as the are.









The car was parked in the rain the whole week. Passanger side stayed dry, but on the driver side I found a new leak. Luckily it seems like an easy fix: The old sealant broke and let the water in...



I also repainted the wipers.







To finish it all off I bought a snow cap at aution in sweden. Can't wait to get it.
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Old 01-09-2021, 03:19 PM   #41
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Wipers turned out great any further details? Specific paint or prep or just spray and go?
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Old 01-10-2021, 12:39 AM   #42
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Nice work, those floors were a nasty surprise
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:34 PM   #43
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The wipers are just prepped and rattle canned flat black. For plastic parts I use SEM paints, for everything else just our standart rattle cans we have in the shop.

Since I'll wait for the next rain before I'll put the carpets back in I'll make some smaller stuff for now.
One thing that always annoyed me was the cover on top of the glove box that was loose when I got the car and finally fall to pieces when I installed the GPS sensor for the sat nav. My wife just called the resulting hole the 'map tray'. The preowner cut the lower part of that cover and drilled some hole in it to mount it from the front - no clue why...


No more map tray, but her little golden bird is allowed to stay.


A while back I put that 240 Turbo badge and the missing Volvo badge on the trunk.
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:03 PM   #44
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So far the floor is still dry, even after the snowfall, we had yesterday. I guess this weekend I'll start putting the interior back together.

Today I fixed another little thing... While converting to the double DIN stereo I moved some relais. So far only the fuel pump relais was mounted, the rest were just hanging loose somewhere in the depth of the center console. I fixed that by installing some relay holders behind the glove box.



The antenna splitter for the digital radio is also mounted. I put double sided tape on the back and put it on the side of the fuse box.

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Old 01-15-2021, 12:54 PM   #45
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First carpet is in.
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:09 PM   #46
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Nice, im on week 3 of a drivetrain swap, I think tomorrow is the day for first startup of newly built engine (b230f+t) and t5 swap in my 940 and im definitely jealous of your headliner!
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Old 01-17-2021, 12:08 PM   #47
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Thanks! Good luck for that first start!

I'm finally at that point, I planned to be end of last year... The black carpets are finally in!



And the rest is slowly coming back together as well.

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Old 02-26-2021, 02:10 PM   #48
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I got some early birthday presents today.


A set of new yellow Hella fog lights. The bodykit is not designed to work with the original fogs. They sit ok, but they can't be adjusted in any way... These should clear the kit and fit way better. Another benifit: They are yellow - I love yellow fogs.


As well I got myself a set of quads. They will be cleaned, the bezels get some black paint and the sealed beams will be replaced by some J.W. Speaker LED headlights.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:52 PM   #49
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So awesome and agreed yellow fogs are the best fogs
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Old 02-26-2021, 05:19 PM   #50
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great job on the interior. I think those panels are used for passenger airbags on later cars. Mine is also kinda a disaster. I think the glovebox lock tears them out over the years. Mine is basically only held in by that hockey stick trim...
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