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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:11 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Car Model: C900S LPT Vert, 99 GL, 96 V4
Getting exciting now :shock:
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:29 pm 
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Seeing very green indeed, looking at those pictures, it's going to be superb!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:49 pm 
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Wow! :shock: Looks great!! I'm transported back to 1981 when my Dad bought BUJ41T, our Acacia Green 79 5-door turbo.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:42 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 900 Turbo 1980
Well things haven't worked out as I hoped and the end result isn't up to a good standard.

The problem seems to have come from the choice of paint. I gave the paint-shop the original acacia green paint code and when they contacted the paint supplier they were told that it had never been converted into a clear over base modern type paint system. Saab probably made the last Acacia green car in about 1981. Unfortunately (and hindsight is just a fantastic thing) the paint-shop decided to go with the 40 year old paint type in two pack which is a single metallic gloss paint without a top lacquer. Clearly we should have got part of the car to the paint factors and had it put on a spectrum analyser to get a clear over base formulation.

Get the car in the sunlight and the whole thing is very patchy with dark and light areas (I'm guessing from which way the metal flake is laying). In order to try and get a gloss finish from this type of paint the thickness has varied and there is too much evidence of rippling.

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The body shop have responded well and agreed to redo the whole car in a modern paint system. So all being well and they are good to their word I'm waiting for a date.

Bit miserable ! Don't want to go into the garage at the moment.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:26 pm 
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That's a shame but sounds like it will all work out, hopefully.

Have to use the extra time to track down more shiny new bits for when you put it back together!!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:34 pm 
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Car Model: 99L, 9000cse, 9-5s and a Panda
What a shame. It looked a cracking colour in the photos.
I second some buying shiny bits therapy.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:25 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 900 Turbo 1980
The cars now stripped backed at the paint shop for its second respray using a clear over base modern type paint system. Fingers crossed this time that its right - should be getting it back early April (ish).

Starting to feel more cheerful especially as it has now grown the front air dam / skirt off a 1981 car. This will get repainted grey at the same time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:25 am 
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Looking forward to seeing the end result when it's done (again...) :cool:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 900 Turbo 1980
Was hoping to get it back yesterday but went to see it anyway (as I'm missing it) and its been block flatted and is awaiting paint. I'll be quite cheesed off if its not ready for pickup this coming weekend. Knowing my luck it will be the perfect paint job in the wrong green!

Just purchased the grey head liner material (claimed to be as per original Saab) and tin of high temperature glue off Woolies which will keep my mind off the car itself if it drags on further. At least I'm making preparation for its return - makes me feel better.

I'm now absolutely certain that the turbo is over-boosting and I'll need a new diaphragm which JamSaab have in stock. I can live with that though for the time being as it won't stop me getting around and about.

Providing all goes well with the paint this time its well on the way to being good enough for a show or two this summer. Got my eye on Castle Howard for fathers day.

Thanks for asking and I'll post photos of what I get.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:41 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 99 T16 project
I'm excited to see it, hopeful for you that they have gotten it right, and really glad you didn't settle for the last job. What a lovely car

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:11 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 900 Turbo 1980
Well its back. After another 6 week wait I almost didn't dare open my eyes but the paint job is just about OK - ish

The colour is darker than the Acacia green I had in my head and what it originally was- maybe because it was sprayed straight over the previous colour coat and would have benefited from a light colour primer. That's just a guess as I'm now paint expert. It isn't patch anymore which is good and its very shiny, also good. 50% of the previous rippling has gone but the bonnet is still disappointing. I don't think I'm being too much of a perfectionist - just expected it to be better.

Got it all built back up and rushed off for 12.30 on Saturday lunchtime believing the BBC who said it wouldn't rain until 2pm as I was desperately wanting to keep the car dry. Ha. Drove up A1M in torrential rain. Then A road home closed so had to wriggle along part flooded muddy back roads. Wept when I got home and saw the outside of the car :wall:

Anyway I've brought the car home and pretty much accepted my lot otherwise another summer is going to disappear without it. I'm busily putting the interior back in (dining room just doesn't look the same now without it) :D Loads of bits to do. Spoiler, door trims, door rubbers, headlining etc etc etc. Should be whole again by December at my snail pace.

Rear seat belts fitted on the million to one shot that the wife and kids want to come to a car show. Hoping to do Castle Howard on fathers day but now Harewood House has joined the party on the same day. Oh the agony of choice. Any advice on which one would be best and will have a better Saab scene.

Pictures to follow but I forget to take them and its dark before I know it.

Stupidly out of boredom decided it would be nice 2 weeks ago to buy a 1996 2.0T Anni. Not looking like the best decision I've ever made. 6 days not spoken to at home for starters


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 pm 
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Car Model: 99L, 9000cse, 9-5s and a Panda
6 days eh? What some people would give for that.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 pm 
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Car Model: 900 Ruby, 9-3 Aero, 9-5 turbo
Jon I think you’ll find the best Saab turnout will be Castle Howard, it would be good to have you on the stand if you can make it, details are in meetings or send me a pm, the deadline for getting tickets organised is 25th May.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:12 pm 
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Ok. Castle Howard it is. Just booked and paid so see you then.

Car is now complete but for badges and the headlining.
Headlining tomorrow and badges next week.

All I need now is a full tank of petrol and no plod on A64 :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:26 pm 
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Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
Any pictures available of the 9000?

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:19 pm 
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Hi, Will post when flikr eventually comes back up.
Cheers Jonathan


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:32 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 900 Turbo 1980
Here are some pictures of the 9000 anni. Its a bit poorly as is going to need welding of rear quarters, a new front strut and a host of little bits from relays to CV boots for the MOT.
New nearside front wing sourced in silver but that's just cosmetic.
Basically not my best ever purchase - I'm just a complete sucker for a Saab crying out to be rescued.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:44 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 900 Turbo 1980
Anyway...back to the green 900.

In preparation for Castle Howard car show its been a day working on the headlining. Decided I won't be giving up my current job to become an upholsterer any time soon. I'm sure it will look fine upside down, in the shade and generally out of view.

Really could have done with a second tin of glue - but I'd started so I needed to finish by being more economical with the glue. Hope I put enough on otherwise I'll be starting again :wall:

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What an improvement !!

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I was expecting the 'c' piller side pieces with the rear window insets to be really difficult but they weren't too bad.

Will have to review the sunroof set up. I followed the Phoenix Saabs headlining guide which included a section on the how to dismantle the sunroof. I clearly didn't get it right as its jamming. I can't put the headlining back in until that's working properly.

Hopefully the day will stay dry tomorrow and I can get this job ticked off.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:55 pm 
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Car Model: 1992 900i, 1984 T16S “Snufkin”
How is the sunroof jamming?


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