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Old 28-10-2017, 07:31 PM   #181
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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 09-02-2018, 11:20 PM   #182
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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, 10:10 AM   #183
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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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Old 12-02-2018, 10:50 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 ?
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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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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Old 12-02-2018, 04:49 PM   #186
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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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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 worthwhile. Not much of interest to report with the repair / painting process, so I will let the pictures do the talking.

Next step is to fit the fixing rails for the kit to the body of the car, then go about installing everything. I fitted the front bumper (as can be seen in the pics) but this will come off again so I can add the lower part to in and finally the splitter. Oh, that's right, I purchased a brand new front splitter as the old one was in a poor condition. I felt quite lucky to be able to still get brand new parts for this car so easily!






































































































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OMG.
Your repair and painting skills would put most bodyshops to shame; looks fantastic
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OMG.
Your repair and painting skills would put most bodyshops to shame; looks fantastic
Wow, thanks for the amazing compliment! I'm certainly getting better at the whole painting thing, but still have a LOT to learn!
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Old 16-03-2018, 02:10 PM   #190
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Lovely jubbly, it's been a few years since I've seen a Saab of this condition now, I guess most are tucked away now for shows. They were very distinctive new over the German brands, wonder what they would of been like now, especially as Volvo are creating such gorgeous cars, just a shame they are Chinese owned.
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