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Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/6/19 7:57 p.m.

Rustoleum sail blue?

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UberDork
4/6/19 7:59 p.m.

That really looks good!

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
4/6/19 8:05 p.m.

That is highly blue.

Very cool!

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
4/6/19 8:19 p.m.
EvanB said:

It is definitely more blue now. The first coats of paint went fairly well. We could have done better on the body work but at this point it just needs to be done. I will put another coat on in a few days then it is time to reassemble and get it on the road. 

Looking GREAT!

 

You're going to need some yellow paint & wheels too wink

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/6/19 8:32 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

I definitely need some yellow now that i have seen that picture.

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/6/19 8:33 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Rustoleum sail blue?

Tcp global restoration shop reflex blue. Not as light as i was hoping but i think it will look alright.

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
4/6/19 9:04 p.m.
EvanB said:

In reply to Indy-Guy :

I definitely need some yellow now that i have seen that picture.

More inspiration:

you'll need one of these:

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/6/19 9:14 p.m.

Just spent way too long trying to find the TV commercial from the 1980s (maybe 1990s) of some new TV technology that had a blue screen when it was turned off, and the commercial was just people walking around the TV saying "...It's blue."

Jonathan almost didn't paint his Fox its original green color because it required yellow tint, and apparently this can be ruinously expensive.  So, er, rattle cans of schoolbus yellow are fairly cheap at NAPA.

 

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UberDork
4/6/19 9:35 p.m.

In reply to Indy-Guy :

I was thinking along the same lines!  Swedish flag on the roof? wink

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/6/19 9:38 p.m.

In reply to paranoid_android :

With general adolphus and an 07 on the side.....

 

Swedish dukes of hazard ute!

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/19 10:19 a.m.

It is starting to look more like a car...truck...thing. We spent some time yesterday putting it back together. The interior still needs to go in along with some trim and headlights. Then the bedliner needs to be sprayed and a windshield put in. 

I also verified that it still runs!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
4/14/19 10:21 a.m.

That thing is looking freaking fantastic!

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/14/19 12:20 p.m.

That's either one BIG Mazda logo or this project is on a slightly smaller scale than I originally thought.

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/19 1:46 p.m.

It is a very large mazda logo.

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/19 5:53 p.m.

You're making me not afraid of painting things.  That's bad.

paranoid_android
paranoid_android UberDork
4/14/19 6:28 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

I might be less afraid of painting things, but I haven’t decided yet.

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/19 8:08 p.m.
Knurled. said:

You're making me not afraid of painting things.  That's bad.

You haven't seen it up close...

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/19 8:09 p.m.

 

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/19 9:11 p.m.
EvanB said:
Knurled. said:

You're making me not afraid of painting things.  That's bad.

You haven't seen it up close...

The paint is easy, doing the body work so it doesn't look terrible under the paint isn't.

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/14/19 9:37 p.m.

In reply to EvanB :

Oh, I know.  But I always considered the paint part to be hard, too.  I'm an expert at orange peel, runs, and failure to stick to whatever I'm trying to paint.  Which is why the RX-7 looks so crappy.  It would look 10x worse if I tried fixing the paint.

 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/15/19 1:41 p.m.

how bad is visibility with B pillar at driver's face?   or is that an illusion due to the seat being all the way back where some 9 foot tall Swede would sit?

artur1808
artur1808 GRM+ Memberand Reader
4/15/19 2:02 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair :

I could be wrong, but I don't think they moved the B-pillar at all.

Having driven a 240 for a while, I don't recall ever having an issue with the B-pillar getting in the way of visibility. Might just be an optical illusion. 

EvanB
EvanB GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/15/19 2:16 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

how bad is visibility with B pillar at driver's face?   or is that an illusion due to the seat being all the way back where some 9 foot tall Swede would sit?

That is the standard seating position in a 240 (for me at 5'8"), you don't notice it when driving. The back doors actually seem longer than the front, I have never bothered to measure. 

It isn't noticeable when driving. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 HalfDork
4/15/19 3:49 p.m.

Regular 240 driver here. I am 5'10" with a 32" inseam and I drive my 240 with the seat only one click forward. How 7' tall Swedes ever drove them is beyond me. No, the B pillar isn't noticeable unless you think about it, and you have to be aware of it entering/ exitingsurprise

Medchin
Medchin New Reader
4/16/19 9:00 a.m.

This is a beautiful creation Evan. Have any of you seen the render somebody made of a V70 Ute? I'll save you the 4 seconds of googling:

If the SAAB ever gets finished, and maybe before the 242 project really goes full swing I want to try to make it real. Granted as far as I can tell the front clip in this render isnt off a V70, i own a welder... This thread and all the Volvo utes of the internet make me hopeful that its doable.

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