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 Post subject: 1983 99gl 2dr
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 9:23 am 
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Car Models: 1984 GL 2dr
I think I’m the 3rd owner of this beaut.

Registered 30th 1983

103k miles, no real rot anywhere just a couple of small repairs needed. it has been off the road since ‘06’

Got keys but they only open 1 door, I’ll try to lube everything else. Hot wired it and she fired up no problem, smooth as silk.

Ideas are,
1) engine out and checked over, consumables changed where needed.
2) suspension all off and upgraded
3) brakes upgraded
4) respray original colour
5) interior complete refurb
6) win the lottery!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 99gl 2dr
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 9:35 am 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Models: 1984 99GL, 1992 C900 T16, Jaguar XF Sportbrake, FIAT 500 TwinAir
Looking forward to further progress reports on this one :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 99gl 2dr
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 9:07 am 
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Location: Aberdeen,UK
Car Models: 96 V4, 99, C900, C900 Vert
Me too :P

Welcome aboard Tonyhume.

What was the original colour ?

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 99gl 2dr
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 10:11 am 
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Location: London & Suffolk
Car Models: Saab 99 Turbo
tonyhume wrote:
I think I’m the 3rd owner of this beaut.

Registered 30th 1983

103k miles, no real rot anywhere just a couple of small repairs needed. it has been off the road since ‘06’

Got keys but they only open 1 door, I’ll try to lube everything else. Hot wired it and she fired up no problem, smooth as silk.

Ideas are,
1) engine out and checked over, consumables changed where needed.
2) suspension all off and upgraded
3) brakes upgraded
4) respray original colour
5) interior complete refurb
6) win the lottery!!!!!


Points 1 2 & 3, good idea (but you can do a lot with the engine in place)
Point 4 expensive,
Point 5 why? Is it that bad?
Point 6 Definitely! 8)

Good luck with it and keep us up to date!

Peter

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 99gl 2dr
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 7:46 pm 
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Car Models: 1972 99L 2 door
crack on Tony! :D

You are proposing similar work to my restoration wish list on my '72 99 L, I'll be interested to see how you get on an overcome any problems that may crop up.
Great cars to work on, I'm constantly amazed by how well they come apart - not come across a seized screw / nut/bolt yet!

Pictures as you go :corn:


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 Post subject: Re: 1983 99gl 2dr
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 12:17 pm 
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Location: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Car Models: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
Welcome to 99 Ownership Tony. Great to see another one getting some attention.
Is the paintwork that bad that you need to respray it? If you haven't already, then I'd be tempted to attack it with some cutting compound first. Unless of course it's been excessively polished previously, hopefully there's enough depth of paint left to be able to cut it back and then a good polish.
Engine being a B201, unless needing a clutch or any oil seals (crankshaft etc) then It'd be tempted to see how much you can do with it in place first, unless of course you particularly want to remove it to do it, which would obviously make the task easier in the long run.

Keep us updated on progress, I for one look forward to seeing any 99 getting some TLC.

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 Post subject: Re: 1983 99gl 2dr
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 4:25 pm 
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Location: Notts/Derby border
Car Models: 1992 SAAB 900S three door.
Looks very nice, looking forward to updates!


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