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Offline nonhog

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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2018, 01:57:54 AM »
Got it pretty good, however yet to start the hammer and dolly phase. Also got a stud welder kit. Motorguard
brand. US built, been wanting one.
Might be another week or so before I have another update. Boring video I did for my daughter in Georgia.
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 09:53:09 PM »
Slow progress, real slow. getting straight.
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 09:56:52 PM »
Good work -- go slow and it'll come out straight. Love the old 242 classic

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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2019, 01:18:06 AM »
Good work -- go slow and it'll come out straight. Love the old 242 classic
It's been slow alright.  :)
Tomorrow is color day!
Sprayed more primer today after spilling what was left on the floor. Hopefully tomorrow will have some closure on this fiasco.
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2019, 02:06:33 PM »
I'm happy! The job turned out great. The paint is close enough? Just a driver. 
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2019, 02:51:37 PM »
Very good -- feels great to DIY a job like that.

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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2019, 07:25:20 PM »
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From this distance that looks great! I saw a blog a long time ago of a guy putting a whole newish back piece on one of these, everything from between the window and trunk lid back and it was a cool read. Good job.

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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2019, 09:08:03 PM »
Lookin good Brad... nice job.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2019, 09:35:16 PM »
looks pretty good from here.  ;D 

I don't have the patience for body and paint work.

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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2019, 02:10:04 PM »
Very good -- feels great to DIY a job like that.
Thanks!
I am very lucky to have buddies that helped me.
Larry (who is FordCrager (?) on some other garage site.) Runs a metal working website called " Pete's Metal shaping" did most of the straightening.
I did the finish bodywork and primer. I hired a friend of a friend who went above and beyond for the final block sanding and spraying color. Henry is also a really nice guy.
I will insure it today and give it some test drives as this weekend is a big Volvo meet at IPD in Portland.
Not like the car is great, it's not. Just a survivor/10 footer depending on which corner you look at.  ;)
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2019, 02:13:45 PM »
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From this distance that looks great! I saw a blog a long time ago of a guy putting a whole newish back piece on one of these, everything from between the window and trunk lid back and it was a cool read. Good job.
Thanks, having removed a quarter and removing most of the spot welds I can appreciate the work involved in something like that.
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2019, 02:14:47 PM »
Lookin good Brad... nice job.
Thanks Steve! Any pics of the can?
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2019, 02:19:27 PM »
looks pretty good from here.  ;D 

I don't have the patience for body and paint work.
Thanks!
Funny! Watching a car show last night where someone was block sanding and my wife says" who has time for that?"
I told her it can be like meditation, cathartic I think is the right word?
That being said it took months to get from roughed in to ready for primer. I move pretty slow these days.
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2019, 02:24:56 PM »
 One nice thing is that it all happened in my shop.
Henry is a pro painter but doesn't have a home shop.
Or garage for that matter.
On the other hand I am still cleaning!
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Re: Volvo 242
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2019, 08:12:17 PM »
Na not yet I`ve only sanded it a bit. I should get my finger out though.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?