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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:13 pm 
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Car Model: 1985 saab 900 T16S
Good Evening,

I have been meaning to start this thread for a while but work has kept getting in the way of me sitting down and starting it.

Dad has managed to secure yet another flat front 9000 Carlsson......................... 3 might be enough now!!!!!!

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This one is not quite in as good condition though....................new roof needed and windscreen as well as mechanical work needed.

When we removed the windscreen we found that some welding was required around the windscreen surround.

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Unfortunately it has been sat outside for a number of years, so the elements have got to it, as well as bits being taken from it (front and rear bumpers!!!!) Thanks to Mcvities I now have them to complete the body kit and put it back to its former glory.

First things first were to strip it back to a bare car to see exactly what work is required...........................

Let's remove the roof............................

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Initial plans for the car are, do a T5 conversion and change the roof. Luckily dad has a scrap 9000 which he is breaking to get a new roof and all of the required T5 conversion parts.

More updates to follow when I get the photos sorted out.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:45 pm 
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Watching with interest! :corn:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:31 pm 
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As always looking forward to seeing the end result.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Tailgate has been cleaned up awaiting a freshly painted 'Carlsson' badge.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to restore a badly faded decor panel?

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New bumpers are in the process of being fully stripped ready for a new coat of black paint.

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New roof has been cut off the donor car, and is ready for trial fitting.

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New roof is now resting in place waiting to be welding on.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:04 pm 
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If ever your dad wants a busman's holiday... :D

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:06 pm 
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Nice work so far 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:40 pm 
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The T5 wiring harness is well under way..........................I'm glad dad is doing this rather than me....................talk about spaghetti junction!!!!

He has just about worked out where all the wires go, it's now just double checking everything is right so that we don't blow the ECU.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:10 pm 
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1985T16s wrote:
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to restore a badly faded decor panel?

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Thats in quite good condition :bag:

My thoughts were to use humbrol model paint (hear me out). They do an orange and a red called clear..... each intended to replicate indicators and light clusters. Several thin coats of colour on the outside with lacquer over the top and then silver on the rear side should leave it looking quite respectable.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:30 am 
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Thanks for the suggestion Rich.........I will look into it as I have 2 that need doing.

Just a quick update, on the T5 conversion, the wires have all been connected up, and it runs (for a short while). The immobilizer needs removing from the ECU. All is good though and wires seem in the correct place.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:20 am 
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McVities wrote:
1985T16s wrote:
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to restore a badly faded decor panel?




My thoughts were to use humbrol model paint (hear me out). They do an orange and a red called clear..... each intended to replicate indicators and light clusters. Several thin coats of colour on the outside with lacquer over the top and then silver on the rear side should leave it looking quite respectable.


With this method i think you'd be better stripping the inside (I think the early decor panels were painted on, which is why they fade) and using the model paint to repaint, with the silver behind that. Paint is best used with a hobby spray gun and thinners.

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