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 Post subject: Saabik (1989 900 Turbo)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:40 pm 
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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Car Model: Saab 900 T16
Well after a year, the restoration is just about complete.
I bought 'Saabik' as a rolling resto last August. A 1989 900 Turbo that was in need of some tlc with a few bumps and scapes here and there.
The engine has covered 185k with a decent amount of history. The engine runs and pulls well in all gears with no smoke and only a minor oil leak from the crank case seal & power steering fluid drip.
The next 12 months proved to be very expensive but also very rewarding...keeping this all time classic on the road!
Firstly the great guys at Abbott Racing Motorsport looked after him for a week in January. This included fitting a full stainless exhaust system, replacing engine mounts, clutch, belts and hoses and a full service! What a difference already!
Then I had the sagging headlining fully replaced in February.
Then came the major work that has just been completed...the full strip and respray.
The body was a wee bit worse for wear after 29 years, so both front wings were replaced with a set of good used ones, some minor front underbody welding and a few other bit and pieces. The interior is still in good condition for its age so will clean up.
I was also lucky enough to trace an original set of the Saab bumper inserts (thanks to Tommy at TR Autos)
The body was fully stripped and filled where needed, but to be fair, there was very little rust which was lucky!
After 3 weeks and alot of late nights, Saabik was ready! Looking brand new in Saab silver with a mirror finish, fully undersealed and fully immaculate aero kit...what a sight! :D
Anyway, the plan was to be at Saab Fest but unfortunatley it wasnt to be as the car just missed the deadline...so hopefully next year, now time to enjoy what he was made for... 8) :lol:
I really am very happy with the final finish and has made me a really proud Saab owner after years of growing up in them...this one is definatley the keeper...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Location: West Midlands
Car Model: 2007 Derv Dame Vector Sport
Quite quite stunning.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:20 am 
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Location: Leicestershire
Car Model: 1992 3dr 900i
Lovely- always a nice time when a resto is back on the road. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:50 am 
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Location: NETTLEHAM, LINCOLNSHIRE
Car Model: 99GL, Fiat 500 & Volvo V70
Very nice 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 am 
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Location: Bury St Edmunds
Car Model: 1985 900 T16s Abbott T7
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