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Old 08-11-2019, 08:05 PM   #1
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Stumbled across this on FB Marketplace and even though I've never owned a Volvo I've always liked them. When I saw this one, I liked that it was kinda cool and a little ratty. Plus it was just down the street from my shop. '79 with a manual transmission.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:11 PM   #2
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Hope you didn't spend too much. Looks like it will need a respray. Congrats.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:17 PM   #3
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Hope you didn't spend too much. Looks like it will need a respray. Congrats.
Thanks! I'm enjoying it

$800. I'll be doing the paint myself, probably put the shop logo on the door

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Old 08-11-2019, 08:43 PM   #4
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Thanks! I'm enjoying it

$800. I'll be doing the paint myself, probably put the shop logo on the door
That would be really cool. Keep us updated.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:55 PM   #5
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Congrats, looks like a great score!
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:04 PM   #6
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Love the mirrors and the front end. Looks fairly straight too.

What color are you going with?
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:58 PM   #7
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Love the mirrors and the front end. Looks fairly straight too.

What color are you going with?
Its pretty straight. A bit of rust behind each rear wheel, but clean other than that.

I'm going to take it back to the original color(the hood color) but with a satin finish.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:35 AM   #8
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Right on. I’d say $800 was a good deal!!! Pre-‘83 240s are the best looking in my opinion. Chrome trim, elephant ear chrome mirrors, the flat hood and 7” rounds head lights have been swapped like a lot do here. You also have a GT grill, hopefully it’s in decent shape or at least repairable. They can be fairly desirable.

What’s the paint code under the hood, you sure the beige isn’t the original color. You’re clearly in the automotive industry so I’m sure you know where and what to look for. Enjoy it.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:58 PM   #9
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Cool 245 to enter into the RWD Volvo world with!
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:28 AM   #10
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Congrats! More pictures please
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:52 PM   #11
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The car was orignally a coffin hood with dual round lights on each side. It's been flat hooded and GT front grill and headlights. Nice find! It's a good look. 78-80 only 2dr and GT models had flathood with dual 7" headlights.
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I bet it was born color 42 California White.

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/paint_colour_codes.shtml
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:08 PM   #13
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Congrats! More pictures please
Was out of town, but I'm back in the shop Monday and I'll take some more
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:09 PM   #14
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The car was orignally a coffin hood with dual round lights on each side. It's been flat hooded and GT front grill and headlights. Nice find! It's a good look. 78-80 only 2dr and GT models had flathood with dual 7" headlights.
Yep. The PO was a Volvo fanatic and did the changes.
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I bet it was born color 42 California White.

https://www.volvoclub.org.uk/paint_colour_codes.shtml
Thanks for this! I'll check the codes Monday and post what I find.
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Old 08-20-2019, 07:43 PM   #16
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Thanks for this! I'll check the codes Monday and post what I find.
No luck finding the paint code under the hood. I found the ID plate, but nothing on it looked like a paint code.

Any advice?
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Old 08-20-2019, 08:54 PM   #17
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Take picture of the the id plate. It's the one on the passenger side near hood hinge.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:34 AM   #18
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https://imgur.com/ej3OzQ3

Couldn't get it to imbed, so here is a link
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:59 PM   #19
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http://www.volvotips.com/index.php/g...o-color-codes/



Looks like there is some tanish colour under the white near the plate.
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