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 Post subject: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:29 pm 
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This project started as a genuine 99T that i purchased last september.Due to either wearing rose tints or it was a total impulse buy its a complete wreck! Having come to the decision that it was unrepairable i decided to rebuid it into a later good shell,yeah it wont be a genuine "T" but what else could i do.So far i have completely stripped the GL,carried out necessary minor welding,had all the suspension blasted and painted.Due to being on a tight budget i am trying to use and restore all the parts i have available,including the bilstein shocks etc.Ive also decided at this point to keep the original colour,sterling silver.I dont mind this colour and with the 99T interior,front air dam and wheels,it should look ok.Not sure on the wheels yet,quite fancy the minilite look.Got hold of a saab rally steering wheel,which looks good.Just a few pics showing the extent of corrosion,not to mention the sills ,jacking points and every wheel arch inner and outer.Few more pics of the GL before stripping and during restoration.Ive been on with it for 7 or 8 months now,so ive got loads of pics and i guess i'm going to be on it for another year or so.Cheers for now.


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:32 pm 
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omg look forward to seeing the after pictures,good on you for saving a saab.

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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:43 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 pm 
silver shell looks pretty tidy. that waxoyl Austin Allegro gets everywhere doesnt it!


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Nice to see yet another 99 being saved, ok one from two but its better than both heading for the breakers.

I will be following this one with interest.

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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:59 pm 
the decision you have to face is to go with originality or practicality now mate.one is a lot more expensive than the other................
looking pretty good.must be nice to have a garage to work in.


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:31 pm 
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Great project. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:42 pm 
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My word, another GL Turbo.....

Defo best to take your time and get it right. Meantime....

I will update my project thread
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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:41 pm 
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Like the homemade dolly trolley. Doesn't look strong enough for the weight of the body, but obviously must be OK.

A tidy garage too!!

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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:52 pm 
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saabski wrote:
the decision you have to face is to go with originality or practicality now mate.one is a lot more expensive than the other................
looking pretty good.must be nice to have a garage to work in.

Hi mate, yeah i guess originality went south when i decided the turbo was dead,so if you like its just going to be a replica.Not sure which way the projects going to go with regards to the overall look etc but i think its going to be an 'on going' project.

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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:21 pm 
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Evening chaps,got loads more to update,having a week off the car this week,i think you need to give a project a rest once in a while.Just a quick word about the GL when i bought it,i got it off a guy in south hampton,went down on the train and drove it back up to sunny Lancs.I was a bit concerned wether it would do the journey,but i needn't have been,it was an absolute pleasure,i'd forgotten the odd angle of the steering wheel which after a few miles was in the perfect place and the cosy cabin of the 99 was great.Anyway back to the project,as i said had to do a bit of welding on the shell,namely around the driveshaft apertures(usual place),cut out the rot,welded in new metal,


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:29 pm 
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After i had finished the welding at the front end,all the under bonnet area was rubbed down,zinc primed,and given a coat of sterling silver in base coat,then single laquer.Then all necessary areas undersealed and waxed.


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Hi Darryl

That shell does look very tidy indeed, a nice solid platform to build the turbo into.

You've done a cracking job on the engine bay looks spot on.

Looking forward to seeing the updates as you progress with it :D

Nice one 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:51 pm 
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Hi Darryl

That shell does look very tidy indeed, a nice solid platform to build the turbo into.

You've done a cracking job on the engine bay looks spot on.

Looking forward to seeing the updates as you progress with it :D

Nice one 8)

Chris

Hi mate,thanks very much,it certainly took some prep work under the bonnet,but the way i see it thats where you want it looking good!

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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:54 pm 
thats looking very solid and smart. definitely the right place to smarten up.who looks under the back seat!


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:08 pm 
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Evening everyone,a few more pics and waffle! Ive been out in the garage tonight and started the slight repair on the o/sr arch,been putting it off for a while and concentrated on the front end,but got to finish this arch and get it srayed and underseal the whole rear end so i can fit the tank and rear suspension.As i said before this project is being done on a tight budget(not at the expense of bogging it though!),so i would have liked new springs/shocks etc but i have used the turbo ones and refurbed them.I think they look good,i fitted new bushes and sprayed the shockers,they felt amazingly good considering there age.


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:22 pm 
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As i said i had all the suspension blasted and i then sprayed it with zinc primer and chassis black,it covered the garage in black,fortunately i covered everything up!I then refitted it all,including the turbo springs,i think they are slightly shorter,what a job to refit though!
Unfortunately all the brake discs are shot,so i haven't fitted them yet.I did see that black diamond do drilled and grooved discs,they are 100 quid a pair though! ouch :!: Borrowed a brake pipe tool off a guy at work and made up some new brake pipes which look really cool.


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 Post subject: Re: 99 GL TURBO RESTO
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:25 pm 
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saabski wrote:
thats looking very solid and smart. definitely the right place to smarten up.who looks under the back seat!

Hi saabski,cheers mate thats what i thought!

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