Westy's 84 244 Project

edited May 15 in RWD
My Daily driver/Project

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  • Those wheels are awesome
    1992 940GL, 1991 940GL parts car, 1989 740GLE parts car
    Westy
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    @Westy can I borrow one of these photos for Oz Volvo's facebook page?
    Westy
  • You certainly can👍
  • Xs4EyesXs4Eyes (@Xs4Eyes) Hervey Bay, QLD
    If that's not a compliment, I don't know what is! Nice wheels, and the world's most comfortable looking seats.
    Westy
  • 240240 (@240) Canberra
    @Westy I assume they are Alfa seats? How straightforward (or not) was the install? I assume you just had to bolt the 240 rails onto the bottom of the Alfa seats?
    Westy
  • edited May 16
    Thank you, yes 2005 Alfa 156 seats, they are almost direct bolt in, inner rear brackets are all that needs modification, I just used that one bracket off the original volvo rail, just ground of retaining pin, enlarged hole, and bolted it directly to Alfa rails, I will get some close up pic's tomorrow, oh I also did rear, and yes super comfy and plenty of support

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  • 240240 (@240) Canberra
    Some more photos would be fantastic!
    How did you do the rear? I've never seen it done before.

    Is that a standard Alfa colour? Most of the ones I've seen are a darker brown than that...
    Westy
  • Xs4EyesXs4Eyes (@Xs4Eyes) Hervey Bay, QLD
    Wow! That is a mod worth sharing, they look fantastic.
    Westy
  • edited May 16
    Wow nice seats! Might try this myself
    How’s the seating position compared to stock?
    Inspired by Jungledorifuto's 1980 GL
    Looking for a 240 74-79 model for round light front end conversion
  • Position is spot on, as you may have noticed, Alfa console off drivers seat has mantained perfect gap between the two, and is a welcome addition👍
  • 240240 (@240) Canberra
    edited May 16
    What about the rear? It looks like the back is less upright than a stock 240 seat...
  • The rear is another story, commitment is a must, it is still the original Volvo upper and lower seat frames, I removed original Volvo upholstery, cleaned original seat foam, then carefully sliced foam from Alfa seat with reciprocating saw, glued it to the volvo foam to replicate the original Alfa seat shape, then stretched leather over and attached using original metal retaining clips, the centre armrest is the original Alfa one, surprisingly no modification required it literally bolted straight in, using the Alfa brackets, just had to drill 4 new holes into seat frame, as they did not line up, I have matching Alfa headrests to fit also, they are very similar to how the original Volvo ones mounted, except the mounting slides are wider.
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  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Are you planning to get the car painted?
    Vee_Que
  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    Looks good, did you lose much headroom with the seats?

    Drag way rims look good. As does skinny bumper with round headlights.
    jamesincDauntlessWesty
  • I'm doing all the bodywork myself, once complete I will be spraying the entire car, once I have sourced all the bits including earlier chrome trim along edge and around windows, I will be trial fitting everything, getting gaps perfect, then once I'm happy I will prep for paint, the front panels are complete in terms of filler work and holes that I have welded up, they are in a 2pak Hi-fill, and will just need blocking back once the rest of the car is complete.
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  • Vee_QueVee_Que (@Vee_Que) South Eastern suburbs Melbourne.
    I think a Friday night hangs in Melbourne needs to happen soon, but on a Saturday!
    Westy
  • Sounds great, would love to have a Volvo get together and chat, will need to definitely organise something.
  • jamesincJames (@jamesinc) Oz Volvo Ice Fortress
    Nice, I like that you're doing the bodywork and paint yourself, I did that on my 244 it was pretty time consuming in the end but you sound like you know what you're doing
    Westy
  • Great project! What colour ultimately? Yellow?
    Westy
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