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JJs Project Thread - 240 GL Estate

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Old Jan 12th, 2022, 21:51   #1

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Default JJs Project Thread - 240 GL Estate

Thought Iíd do what I normally do with cars and thatís track my work on the car

Self indulgent some may say but forums are so much better than places like FB for capturing info and if my posts help just 1 person then thatís a win.

So before I start, a bit about me.

Bristol based middle aged and married with a kid and Iím a big kid really.

Iím an aero engineer and I love all things tech and mechanical.

I have a pretty big Tamiya RC collection and at the moment 4 cars on my drive which the missus thinks is a massive problem.

Cars I currently own:

2006 Smart ForFour BRABUS - 1.5 turbo. highly modified. Mapped to 210bhp, lowered, paddle clutch, lightened flywheel, stainless exhaust, big brakes etc etc.

2010 Smart Fortwo cdi - 800cc turbo. Mapped, lowered, widened

2021 Peugeot e208 EV - standard at the moment but small body kit to add when the weather gets better.

and the reason Iím hereÖ.

1989 Volvo 240 GL estate 2.0L 5 speed

Picked it up Saturday. Bodywork is ok but there are some rust patches that need sorting but nothing too major.

All interior has been stripped, electrics fixed, heater refurbed, seats and carpets cleaned and like new, cam belt and aux belts done, windscreen replaced, headlights refurbed, plugs/oil/coolant all done.

So runs well. Collected from London, drove to Ipswich to collect a 3rs ROM of seats and then back to Bristol - so a 400mile trip to get used to it

So pics from the day I picked it up

My list of jobsÖ.

Rust treatment
Stone chip paint
X Sun visor clips
Rear speakers
Replace front speakers
Rear hockey stick and clips
Wing mirrors
X Rear bench
Side light bulb
X Dash bulb
Washer bottle
Mist jet washers
Door pockets
Steering wheel glue / drill


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