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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:46 am 
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I love that car.


I know it would be expensive but love is not rational. In your shoes, with strong emotional ties to it, I would be fixing the car.

Whatever your course of action is, good luck!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:09 am 
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TwyRob wrote:
saab96v4 wrote:

I love that car.


I know it would be expensive but love is not rational. In your shoes, with strong emotional ties to it, I would be fixing the car.

Whatever your course of action is, good luck!


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It's perfectly rational. If you have a car in otherwise good condition with a history you know - the expense of repair is perfectly justifiable.

Sure you can break it and use the proceeds to buy another but you don't know that car and you have to start working through issues all over again.

In a world where people will gladly finance £20k to run around in a mid spec Vauxhall Astra - fixing up a decent c900 that you could easily keep for another twenty years hardly seems a daft way to spend your money.

If I won the lottery I'd have someone rebuild me a 900. Financially silly but I wouldn't care. I like them and I'd keep it so money well spent.

Chin up - get on with it. I doubt you'll regret it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:31 am 
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Looks to me like it deserves another chance, especially after all the hard work you've already done.
Plus, as others have already pointed out, the cat 'c' business is irrelevant if you keep it.
Be a real shame to lose it now.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:44 am 
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nicebiscuit wrote:
TwyRob wrote:
saab96v4 wrote:

I love that car.


I know it would be expensive but love is not rational. In your shoes, with strong emotional ties to it, I would be fixing the car.

Whatever your course of action is, good luck!


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It's perfectly rational. If you have a car in otherwise good condition with a history you know - the expense of repair is perfectly justifiable.

Sure you can break it and use the proceeds to buy another but you don't know that car and you have to start working through issues all over again.

In a world where people will gladly finance £20k to run around in a mid spec Vauxhall Astra - fixing up a decent c900 that you could easily keep for another twenty years hardly seems a daft way to spend your money.

If I won the lottery I'd have someone rebuild me a 900. Financially silly but I wouldn't care. I like them and I'd keep it so money well spent.

Chin up - get on with it. I doubt you'll regret it.


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What he said ^^^^^

Repairing and getting your car back on the road shouldn't cost the earth especially using secondhand parts that I'm sure the UKS community will be able to help you with.
I think in this case the hardest part will be you getting your motivation back to get started on a project that you shouldn't have had to do.
You've got great support here, both moral and mechanical so if can help in any way please shout !
I'm sure if you sold or broke the car for parts you'd probably regret it a couple of months later.

@ nicebiscuit, I too have dreamt of a lotto win where I would drop my C900 off to Jamsaab and get a complete restoration to what virtually would be a brand new car. Can't see it happening any time soon.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:43 pm 
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Perhaps we should have a lottery syndicate - would keep JamSaab in work til 2117 ;-D

Wouldn't that be ace? Mine would be an early 900 turbo subtly updated like all those E types and things they're churning out these days. Rather have that than a new Porsche or something...

We can dream... ;-D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:37 am 
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I agree with all of your comments and the car will live on.
A wing, a bonnet and some manipulation to the "A" post are the main issues. Finding another wheel is going to be difficult if The damaged one can't be repaired. I left the wheel with Ian Jemison in York, if he can't repair it nobody can.
Watch this space.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:24 am 
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Yes! Good news!

Hope the wheel isn't too difficult to source or repair, although a set of wheels could be found to get it back on the road in the meantime I am sure.

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That's more like it........

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:D Proud of you. Good decision. Look forward to it's return to the road.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 am 
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Excellent news! Look forward to updates :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:11 am 
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TwyRob wrote:
Yes! Good news!

Hope the wheel isn't too difficult to source or repair, although a set of wheels could be found to get it back on the road in the meantime I am sure.

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I sold my set of 'minilites' to PDA years ago for his white hirscmid c900 T8 :-(

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:16 am 
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Maybe not the nicest wheels available for the C900 but a cheap way to get you back on the road. I think they would quite good on your car viewtopic.php?f=18&t=182703


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:46 am 
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saab96v4 wrote:
I agree with all of your comments and the car will live on.
A wing, a bonnet and some manipulation to the "A" post are the main issues. Finding another wheel is going to be difficult if The damaged one can't be repaired. I left the wheel with Ian Jemison in York, if he can't repair it nobody can.
Watch this space.


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saab96v4 wrote:
I agree with all of your comments and the car will live on.
A wing, a bonnet and some manipulation to the "A" post are the main issues. Finding another wheel is going to be difficult if The damaged one can't be repaired. I left the wheel with Ian Jemison in York, if he can't repair it nobody can.
Watch this space.

[Entirely ignorant] Isn't that job a pig on these cars. given the reputed strength of the A pillars?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:30 am 
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saab96v4 wrote:
I agree with all of your comments and the car will live on.
A wing, a bonnet and some manipulation to the "A" post are the main issues. Finding another wheel is going to be difficult if The damaged one can't be repaired. I left the wheel with Ian Jemison in York, if he can't repair it nobody can.
Watch this space.


They're just Ronal 'minilites' aren't they? I found a set easily enough not long ago - simply because they're my favourite. They were one of the more common dealer fit options. Bet someone on here's got the odd one.

Failing that there are plenty of the less sexy designs available for peanuts (I've given sets away...) to get it going whilst a Ronal silver spoke turns up.

Great to hear you're fixing it though :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:39 am 
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Mark_A wrote:
Excellent news! Look forward to updates :D


What he said ! :D


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nicebiscuit wrote:
saab96v4 wrote:
I agree with all of your comments and the car will live on.
A wing, a bonnet and some manipulation to the "A" post are the main issues. Finding another wheel is going to be difficult if The damaged one can't be repaired. I left the wheel with Ian Jemison in York, if he can't repair it nobody can.
Watch this space.


They're just Ronal 'minilites' aren't they? I found a set easily enough not long ago - simply because they're my favourite. They were one of the more common dealer fit options. Bet someone on here's got the odd one.

Failing that there are plenty of the less sexy designs available for peanuts (I've given sets away...) to get it going whilst a Ronal silver spoke turns up.

Great to hear you're fixing it though :-)


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Front handbrake ones are fairly easy to pick up, not so the rear handbrake fitment.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:28 am 
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Mal is spot on, those wheels are so hard to find now, I had mine sent from Sweden and only fitted them the day before the car was stolen.
There is a possibility that a front handbrake wheel could be converted At Ian Jemison engineering near York. That is my next move.
The car won't be back until next year though, hopefully spring.
I have other wheels but nothing suits these cars like a set of mini lite style wheels.

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There's a set on eBay right now for a hundred quid. I was thinking about buying them myself, but you're need is greater than mine. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-900-Clas ... 1438.l2649


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There's a set on eBay right now for a hundred quid. I was thinking about buying them myself, but you're need is greater than mine. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-900-Clas ... 1438.l2649


They don't look right...

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