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Old 22-12-2017, 09:26 PM   #11
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Looks really good, cracking car.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:50 PM   #12
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Woohoo!

Just scagged these for £10! Rare as!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-9000...72.m2749.l2649


Going to need some serious Gliptoning, but bloody bargain!

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Old 02-01-2018, 07:52 PM   #13
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They look like they’ll clean up really well. No rips or scuffing as far as I can see. Just fold-over marks and a bit grubby.

How have they survived this long?! Testament to Saab quality I suppose.
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They look like they’ll clean up really well. No rips or scuffing as far as I can see. Just fold-over marks and a bit grubby.

How have they survived this long?! Testament to Saab quality I suppose.

That's what I reckon too!
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Good buy, you can't lose at £10 lol!

Hopefully they'll clean up nicely; at that price you can hit them pretty hard if needed without worrying too much about detrimental effects !
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What a fantastic car!!! Subscribed out of pure jealousy!!!! Lol

Health to drive, buddy.

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What a fantastic car!!! Subscribed out of pure jealousy!!!! Lol

Health to drive, buddy.

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Wow! What an incredible response! Thank you very much.
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So the old girl has been used and abused since my last update - 3000 miles since it's last bath before today left her looking like this;

20180215_112606 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180215_112616 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

really rather grim, I'm sure you'll agree!

But having spent 3 hours using the following method/products;

1. 2 bucket wash using Megs gold class shampoo
2. Megs Ultimate compund
3. AG SRP
4. 2 coats of AG HD wax
5. Glass cleaned using AG glass polish
6. Tyres and rubbers/plastics dressed with Megs endurance

she looked like this;

20180215_141849 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180215_141900 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180215_141916 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Whilst I was on a roll I decided to change the bonnet badge,

20180215_140303 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

But I chickened out doing the rear badge on the decor panel............

In those 3000 miles she has averaged 29 MPG which is pretty good really - on some longer runs I saw the average rise to 36 MPG!

But - I still need to attack my Aero seats with the Gliptone twins.......and get them in.......don't want to rush into anything though!
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Here are some (long overdue) shots of the legendary £10 Aero seats;

20180216_152627 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180216_152631 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180216_152642 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180216_152648 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

As you can see someone has tried to dye some wear on the seats and has got completely the wrong shade - I am assuming some of Steve Lewis's/Scuffmaster dyes should do the trick?
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Also - I have had a frustrating time trying to sort the non-funtioning CD player.

Firstly I couldn't get the bloomin' thing out of the dash and now I cannot get the screws undone to clean the head...........

20180216_152822 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

20180216_152831 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Any thoughts on the right screwdriver? Can't get anything to work........most frustrating!
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