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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:26 pm 
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I'm really loving the look of this 99 8)

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:34 am 
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Espin99 wrote:
I'm really loving the look of this 99 8)


Thanks Mal, there really is something about it, it’s definitely not pretty but I can’t stop looking at it! Its the best £831 I’ve ever spent!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:11 pm 
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You spent £831 on MIG welding wire?!? Blimey... 8)

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:55 pm 
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You spent £831 on MIG welding wire?!? Blimey... 8)

Haha no! Car cost £831, around £300 in materials to fix it, plus wheels and tyres plus my time, I reckon this car would owe a customer about £3000 if I’d done it as a paying job. It’s a lot of money but it would save a lot of the 99 turbos that have been thrown away or reshelled. Anyone want a repair? :D

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:21 pm 
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Wow!
Just spent the last hour + catching up on this.
I can only echo what everyone else has said Ian, an incredible level of skill and dedication.
That'll be one truly grateful 99.
You deserve many miles of happy motoring together, enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 pm 
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Car Model: 1999 9-5 2l SE ESTATE (£203)
Excellent continuation of the theme here Ian and great to see your now fully functioning piece of history!

Part of me really likes the 'patina' or rat look of a vehicle that has had a life (and has been brought back from the brink), but part of me is saying why not go the whole hog and bring her back to cosmetic 'newness' too?

That's just me musing though, you have done a BRILLIANT JOB and it's totally right you've done it the way YOU WANT IT. It's an inspiration to see such skill and the rate of progress from almost lost to fully saved is breath-taking!

The inspiration is such that I'll be attacking some of my long stalled projects as soon as I get home (only one of which is a Saab, albeit a GM era one).


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:37 pm 
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Stephen, thanks for taking the time to read the thread, and the nice words! I'm hoping to drive it as much as possible. what amazes me is how much the Triumph engine in it sounds "like a Saab" I suppose that means a Saab sounds like a Triumph!

Bighal, again cheers for the compliment. I suppose for the minute I'm not going to paint it because the doors and bonnet need about a fortnight's work to make them right, I'm not saying I won't ever paint it but for now it's the oily rag look! I suppose on this one I felt I wasn't insulting the car because it was quite lucky to get saved, in whatever guise it hit the road :)

Heres a few from the other night after I wiped the whole thing with an oily rag to keep the water out
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Looking very honest :-)

read that you had just done the oily rag !! OK good, try get some cans of WD or GT whatever and treat the hell out of it ?

Whatever rusto was going on will certainly slow down wi a spray or two ? so easy and theraputic

just enjoy it now ? well well done that man


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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:28 pm 
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I've given it a good wipe with clean mineral engine oil for now but will get round to waxing it when I get a spare day!

Since it's younger sibling has only a day's MOT left and was stuck in the back of the shed I thought I'd pull it out and blow the dust off it!
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:41 pm 
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No matter how close you put them, they won't mate in captivity (and as siblings, best they don't)!

Nice brace of Saabs there!!
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 Post subject: Re: DKM669K 4dr 99
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm 
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198 very nice 8)

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