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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:56 pm 
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so, project TBC begins in earnest.

here is what it looked like when I picked it up;

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looked ok, pulled like a train with a very slight tappet tick on first start up.

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 5:55 pm 
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Looks tidy on top! Where are people finding these white ones :?:


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 6:14 pm 
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Call it Azure, that will bug people....

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:53 am 
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the trick of the light, the bodge jobs and part resprays did a decent job of making it look quite nice on the day.

after a few days of rain, etc, the bodges started to show through, and the oil leaks meant that it marked its territory wherever it went.

Oil leak 1 is at the dizzy, so a new o-ring oil seal should cure that

Oil leak 2 is at the crankshaft oil seal at the bulkhead end - this is the worst

Oil leak 3 is somewhere else TBC

Oil leak 4 as per 3

the left hand underside has a layer of dried oil approx 3-4mm deep (should prevent corrosion) from oil leaks 2 & 3

after taking the body kit off, all 4 arches need replacing along with inner arches

passenger door has gone along the back edge (bottom is reasonably ok)

N/S boot has been patch welded and a seagull has followed the welder to cr*p all over the place, it seems (and then tarmac have come along to cover it all with a layer of black stuff)

here is what the N/S front looks like after strip down;

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 8:33 am 
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Car Model: C900 T16S Aero FPT
note also the innovative use of windscreen sealant to retain the aero kit!

more unpretty pics to follow...


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:23 am 
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Ooooooo gutted, when where did you pick it up?

White shows rust staining rely well doesn't it....grrrrrr

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 9:56 am 
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Hi Nate. took a punt on ebay in March from a chap in Brizzle. some you win, some you lose (looks like you got the winner and I the loser :-( )

your white one looks immaculate in comparison, and maybe I should have been more patient (missed out on Julian's black T16s by minutes, another lovely looking motor)

Still, the intent is to keep it for a good while, so I am happy to put some time and money into it to get it "right" again.

The white does look really nice, but as you say, it will shows rust VERY quickly, and dulls very quickly, too (although not as bad as "Vauxhall Pink"!)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:18 am 
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after a brief time at trying to find the time to diy the Saab, I gave in and have got it trailered to a welder/restorer. the strip down form there has found a bunch of hidden nasties, from the inner arches, to the sills (inner & outer), to the floor pan, to the suspension mounts.

Luckily, Saabits did manage to get some complete wings which I have had fitted after the inner arches have been repaired. I am impressed so far with the workmanship and attention to detail (although the hole in my bank is a bit less impressive - but I have deceided to do it properly, so I'm certain that this time next year I'll be driving around in the most immaculate 900 T16s, and will ocntimue to do for a further 20 years (petrol supplies permitting)).

some photos of the progress will follow shortly.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:22 am 
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Oh good who’s doing the work??

Excit s to see the pics

Maybe a still in bits too lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:41 am 
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Nate wrote:
Oh good who’s doing the work??

Excit s to see the pics

Maybe a still in bits too lol


Using Mobile Welding Services of Bewdey, Worcs. they have a fair few bits of exotic cars/shells in there (some of them when complete will be worth phenomenal amounts of money). they have shown me some of their fabricated panels for older exotica made in both steel and aluminium, so I got a good feel for the craftsmanship. I get regular updates and photos and pay on the drip along with chatting throuhg the options of fabrication vs panel and they do vs i do, etc.

currently figuring the door conundrum, i.e. the passenger door was pretty shot so I have a replacement to drop off for fitting, but much of what I read is that replacing a door is a bit of a pig (although there is a decent thread on here that I have printed off for reference).

Once the welding, etc is all done, I need to look at getting a spray job done, though these are also not cheap if looking at getting a full respray with plenty of good prep (the longer spent on the prep, the better the finish, but also the higher the price). I guess I can do the non-aesthetic stuff, but then also, given my time constraints, maybe I just continue on the path of "bit the bullet" and get it done professionally.

So many decisions and choices, but I am looking forward to the finished shell being bombproof and then doing the electrics and mechanics (which I will be doing myself, as I have experience in this area, and will actually enjoy doing).

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:50 pm 
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So, after being fleeced by the "restoration experts", I got my Saab back up north to a local bodyshop for a spray job. They immediately had to remove the new wings the charlatans had fitted (they had distorted them when trying to bodge them to the inner wing/arch), add some extra metalwork and put 2 new wings on. The doors needed refitting, the rear arches needed taking off and re-doing properly. All in all, properly fleeced by a bunch of amateurs (or maybe they just set the apprentice loose on mine and saved their real technicians for the exotica?)

after making many fixes, doing a really good prep job (I visited many times to watch progress) the body is now in great shape, all lined up nicely and with a very deep shine, as the linked photos show (not very good pics, mind). The rebuild will begin very soon!!

unfortunately, the previous "restorers" seem to have lost a few vital bits and bobs here and there and i have had to buy the odd sidelight, indicator, etc. I now need to get it sealed before it arrives back on my driveway, and one of the missing parts seems to be a front windscreen seal. Does anybody know where to get such an item?

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYN9424fJpVrE7naUI ... Z?e=7NJHX2

Cheers,

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Argh no way

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:33 pm 
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Anybody know where windscreen seals can be sourced? it seems mine has "disappeared".

Any help very much appreciated, as i need to get it sealed before I get it back from the bodyshop.

Thanks,

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efcbluepete wrote:
Anybody know where windscreen seals can be sourced? it seems mine has "disappeared".

Any help very much appreciated, as i need to get it sealed before I get it back from the bodyshop.

Thanks,

Peter



http://www.saabits.com ??

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:56 pm 
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Thanks, but nothing in the online shop.

I did find this, but not sure what a "combi-coupe" is (the vehicle it is listed under)

https://www.bestpartstore.co.uk/1870935 ... windscreen

anybody know if that looks right???


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efcbluepete wrote:
Anybody know where windscreen seals can be sourced? it seems mine has "disappeared".

Any help very much appreciated, as i need to get it sealed before I get it back from the bodyshop.

Thanks,

Peter



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