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Forum: Projects and Restorations 18-03-2018, 12:28 PM
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Posted By skyegtb
Thanks! Not sure what Saabs would be like today...

Thanks! Not sure what Saabs would be like today if they were still around. I was never a great fan of the more modern Saabs myself and very little they were doing in the last few years of...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-03-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Wow, thanks for the amazing compliment! I'm...

Wow, thanks for the amazing compliment! I'm certainly getting better at the whole painting thing, but still have a LOT to learn!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-03-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Well, today I finally got the bodykit painting...

Well, today I finally got the bodykit painting completed. Everything is now a very shiny ebony black colour. There was a lot of prep work, very time consuming, but the end result makes it...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-03-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
Whoops, the update is not for this thread, it's...

Whoops, the update is not for this thread, it's for my Saab one...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-03-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
Quick update

Quick update
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-02-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Thank you! Yes, always on the lookout for a set...

Thank you! Yes, always on the lookout for a set of them but not had any joy yet finding a reasonably priced set.... At least with wheels they can be changed in minutes, so I'm not too worried about...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 12-02-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Thanks very much! Yes, there is indeed a lot to...

Thanks very much! Yes, there is indeed a lot to it, a lot of panels to prep and a lot of securing pieces etc. Should be nice when painted.

Still undecided on wheels, but plan to refurbish 2 sets...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-02-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Well, another long period of time has passed but...

Well, another long period of time has passed but finally got to do some more to this car. Current project is to restore the bodykit. At present I have gone through the huge pile of bodykit parts I...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 28-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Thanks, but it was very simple to remove, just a...

Thanks, but it was very simple to remove, just a few bolts and wiring connectors, just a shame I didn't remove it nearer the beginning of the job as it would have made the welding I did to the...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-08-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Ha ha, thanks! I guess it looks good really, it's...

Ha ha, thanks! I guess it looks good really, it's just too easy for me and my OCD to focus on the imperfections that probably nobody else would notice!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-08-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
The last jobs I did to the car before getting...

The last jobs I did to the car before getting distracted were to fit a remote central locking kit to the car to operate the front doors and tailgate locks from a keyfob. I bought a cheap kit from...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 09-08-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
All pictures in entire thread updated. Was not...

All pictures in entire thread updated. Was not too arduous really.
Unfortunately I have very little new to update as my attention has been focused on other jobs and projects, also the kids summer...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 08-08-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Great tip, thanks. I am now restoring all the...

Great tip, thanks. I am now restoring all the pictures to this thread. It will only take a couple of hours so no big deal really. Postimage is excellent, just hope it does not go the way...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-08-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
The pictures there were during the repair just to...

The pictures there were during the repair just to show the depth of the filler on the previous repair. I did remove 90% of that filler in the end and drilled and pulled the panel back almost flat...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-08-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
All pictures now restored as I have migrated from...

All pictures now restored as I have migrated from Photobucket to Postimage :)
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-08-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Cheers! Will look at that when I get some free...

Cheers! Will look at that when I get some free time.
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-07-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Moving from Photobucket to Flickr

Due to the unannounced policy change from Photobucket I (like many others) have had to abandon my account there, and all of my post pictures have gone. I have now migrated to Flickr and hope to be...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 07-07-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
For the moment I have these photos in Flickr, you...

For the moment I have these photos in Flickr, you can see the album here.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/22882016@N04/4VD66h

If anyone can offer guidance as to how to post a whole gallery from...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 06-07-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
Hi there. The van went back to its owner after...

Hi there. The van went back to its owner after the last set of photos were taken. I will be getting it back at some point in the future though to do a T5.1 facelift conversion on it. Funnily enough...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 24-06-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Tiny update, got the tailgate lock / latch fitted...

Tiny update, got the tailgate lock / latch fitted and aligned the tailgate, also fitted the 4 x rear lights. All wired up and working well.

https://s26.postimg.org/ggwejne7t/CIMG6853.jpg...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 19-06-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Pics as promised. Got the fuel filler,...

Pics as promised. Got the fuel filler, associated pipework and petrol flap fitted today along with tweaking the bonnet alignment, which still needs some work.
...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-06-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 75,438
Posted By skyegtb
Got some work done today, but didn't have my...

Got some work done today, but didn't have my camera with me unfortunately. Got both front doors aligned properly and fitted the latches to the door frames. Very happy with how this turned out, both...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-06-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
Yes, it was a very satisfying end result! And,...

Yes, it was a very satisfying end result! And, yes, now that it is out of the way I can get stuck back in to the Saab! I actually moved the Saab out of the shed yesterday and am preparing it to get...
Forum: Projects and Restorations 16-06-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
Yep, always learning. I make my share of...

Yep, always learning. I make my share of mistakes too, but always look at them as part of the learning process!
Forum: Projects and Restorations 15-06-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,814
Posted By skyegtb
All pics now in above post after migrating from...

All pics now in above post after migrating from Photobucket to Postimage :)
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