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Old 28-10-2017, 08:27 PM   #181
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Very clever to dismantle a dashboard, love this story of your car matey..
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Old 28-10-2017, 08:31 PM   #182
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Very clever to dismantle a dashboard, love this story of your car matey..
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 scuttle panel much easier!
Anyway, as said probably dozens of times before in this thread 'I hope to get stuck back in to it again soon'! I keep getting distracted but hopefully next week will be the time I maybe once and for all get this resumed and finally on the way to completion.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:20 AM   #183
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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 had, selected the best condition components, then deep cleaned them and carried out some initial repairs. All of these parts are are 25+ years old but are actually in pretty good condition. A few components will need a touch of fiberglass and filler repair before I prep them for painting, but it should be easy enough. I will be painting all of the parts on the Audi ebony black pearlescent metallic, same as the roof of the car. I also started re-furbing the rear number plate surround and whale tail spoiler. Both were in poor condition, but should look pretty perfect when I am finished with them....

































































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Old 12-02-2018, 11:10 AM   #184
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Good to see you're making progress again.

I'd forgotten how many pieces there are to the 900 bodykit - it's only when they're all laid out you realise it total's about the third the area of the car !

Going to look fabulous when painted up and fitted.

Any further forward with choice of alloys ?
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Good to see you're making progress again.

I'd forgotten how many pieces there are to the 900 bodykit - it's only when they're all laid out you realise it total's about the third the area of the car !

Going to look fabulous when painted up and fitted.

Any further forward with choice of alloys ?
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 of the old genuine Saab 15" sets I have in storage. One of them is the minilite style that were fitted to my 1989 900T8 special edition, and the other set are cross spokes from a 1992 Saab 9000. Both sets need a complete strip and re-paint, but I do have tyres for them now. This work will be done after everything else is completed, and I might even get them done by a specialist as I am not a fan of doing wheels really - far too time consuming to strip them back even with the grit blaster...

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Old 12-02-2018, 05:41 PM   #186
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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 of the old genuine Saab 15" sets I have in storage. One of them is the minilite style that were fitted to my 1989 900T8 special edition, and the other set are cross spokes from a 1992 Saab 9000. Both sets need a complete strip and re-paint, but I do have tyres for them now. This work will be done after everything else is completed, and I might even get them done by a specialist as I am not a fan of doing wheels really - far too time consuming to strip them back even with the grit blaster...
Looks amazing as ever

Have you thought about a set of deep dish Aero 3 spokes would look good
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Looks amazing as ever

Have you thought about a set of deep dish Aero 3 spokes would look good
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 them as yet.
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