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 Post subject: Classic 900 cabriolet
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Location: Penicuik
Car Model: Classic 900 Cabriolet FPT
So after a full month away from Saab I have bought a new project!
Here is my 1990 convertible classic

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Not been on the road for a while and a bit water damage inside but a good base I think


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:22 pm 
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Location: Penicuik
Car Model: Classic 900 Cabriolet FPT
After a few hours it's cleaned up nicely

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:02 pm 
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Location: Penicuik
Car Model: Classic 900 Cabriolet FPT
Getting through the issues thanks to info and help on here plus pestering a certain Mr Brown :)

So far
Battery charged up for a few days, surprisingly it seems to be holding a charge after 4 years not being used.
Hood now full operational and fully cleaned. Wiring all cleaned up and some fresh oil
4 not 1 working electric Windows
Working stereo for tunes to fix it by lol
Front end lighting faults all repaired. Bad wiring at holders, blown lamps and a load of broken earths at the front cross member.
Rear lighting now working, corrosion cleaned up. New lenses next :)
Front passenger side headlight reflector replaced so matching headlights now.
All 4 door inserts retrimmed in white vinyl. Not the greatest job but better than before. Speaker grills painted black as they were brown.
Vacuum hoses changed, maf and TB cleaned. Idle now steady but too high. Need to check again once I get a Jerry can of fresh fuel in her.
Roof drain holes all cleaned along with bonnet air intake vent drain.

Not bad in short time.

Next it's to fix a puncture (although wheels will be changed eventually)
Passenger drive tunnel needs welded
Clean up brakes
Fire in for an mot and see where we are.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:14 pm 
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Location: Penicuik
Car Model: Classic 900 Cabriolet FPT
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Also removed and refitted the rear badges in better locations and reattached the passenger door trim

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:14 pm 
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Location: West Dorset
Car Model: 2stroke many V4's & 4 C900
That's polished up a treat.
The window issues..dirty switches?
Looks like most of the fixes were cost free...just time, knowledge and enthusiasm.
Bring on the sunny weather!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:27 pm 
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Location: Penicuik
Car Model: Classic 900 Cabriolet FPT
Yeah thankfully it's all been almost free lol
The rear windows got me. Embarrassing to admit but I checked fuse and it was ok, pulled switches to bits and cleaned up, pulled out mechanisms and made sure free and greased, checked all wiring and eventually went back to fuse. Yes it was ok but a very cheap one and the white oxidisation was causing a bad contact. Doh about 5 hours of faffing for nowt. Lol
Reflector has cost me and roof oil but other than that it owes me nothing. Welding unfortunately won't be free. Think the repair panel is £62 plus postage then fitting. Hopefully it's just the one side.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:46 pm 
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Car Model: c900 convertible, XJS
Reminds me of my white vert, looks identical!
good luck on the restoration.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:56 am 
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Location: Aberdeen,UK
Car Model: C900S LPT Vert 1993
Nice one purplebug.
They do look good in white 8)

Have fun :park:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:26 am 
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Location: Penicuik
Car Model: Classic 900 Cabriolet FPT
Not a lot been happening lately bar buying bits and finding more rust.
Pulled old radiator out (which came out in 4 bits!) To find lower support bracket has rotted off.
Decided I'd pull front end off and sort it all properly. That lead to me deciding to just pull engine and do it all properly. So here goes......

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:59 pm 
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Car Model: Classic 900 Cabriolet FPT
Decided white door cards were too much so made some new 3mm cards and retrim med them in a nice grey suede effect material.
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