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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:09 pm 
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Car Models: Saab 99 T16 project
Whilst minding my own business and not looking for another car I spotted this for sale, inevitably I bought it, needs some serious love. It has sat in a shed since 1975 and allegedly the engine was knocking when it was laid up.
The fantastic Paul Constable of Constable Vehicle transport brought it home for me. here it is

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You get the idea, things are not good!
Plan is full strip and rebuild, hopefully over this winter, but probably longer

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:15 pm 
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Looks like a challenging project. Car seems familiar where did it come from?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:01 pm 
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Plenty of work for you there Ian, looking forward to seeing this one progress :D

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Looks like a challenging project. Car seems familiar where did it come from?


I suspect its this one Dave.

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=197129

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:23 am 
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Wow! Got your work cut out for you there! Good luck, I can see this one becoming another legendary mammoth resto thread :corn:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:53 pm 
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My thoughts exactly, I got really worried when I saw how bad the rust was near where the ramp leg was. :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:44 am 
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Car Models: Saab 99 T16 project
No progress as such, we'd a birthday party in the workshop for the other Ian Law last night, and some local characters from the Saab world were here, notably Stig (Jim, who really really uses his Saabs), Ian Grimble (there's no chance your Saab is as clean as his!) and legendary Saab breaker Jim Nicol

I now need to clean the workshop and the 96 will be getting pushed in. In the meantime here's a photo I found on the internet of it making it's way north
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:36 pm 
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And so it begins....Popcorn at the ready, bring it on! :lol: :corn: :corn: :corn: :corn:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:22 pm 
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Espin99 wrote:
wonky door wrote:
Looks like a challenging project. Car seems familiar where did it come from?


I suspect its this one Dave.

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=197129

Looks as though you could be right Mal, plenty of work there. One I will enjoy watching :D .


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:27 pm 
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wonky door wrote:
Espin99 wrote:
wonky door wrote:
Looks like a challenging project. Car seems familiar where did it come from?


I suspect its this one Dave.

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=197129

Looks as though you could be right Mal, plenty of work there. One I will enjoy watching :D .


Me too :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:41 am 
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Car Models: 96 V4, 99, C900, C900 Vert
A great party it was too :wink:
Bonus seeing this lovely car.
Much work needing done but, after inspecting Ian's previous projects, I have no doubt that this one will be saved. :P

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:32 am 
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The encouragement isn't a bad thing now I've seen it indoors!
So, its inside and the dismantling begins!
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initial thoughts are that most of the floor and the passenger front inner wing are very soft, the bottom few inches of the passenger door are missing, and the sill, whilst still there is attached to nothing at the back!
Stig was kind enough to bring a V4 wing round so we could see just how much longer they were, and if V4 panels could be had, could they be trimmed to use as repair panels, I think 'maybe' was the answer!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:02 pm 
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The drivers rear wing was a pest to get off, all the bolts came out but they were tough!
Fortunately the passenger wing was much easier, due to the rust in the rear quarter it basically fell off!

I've had it outside and pressure washed the exposed inner wings, much cleaner than scraping the dusty old mud off!

Wings are not good, passenger rear quarter is terrible, but it is 57 years old!
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I'm very new to the 96 world so I'm not sure what my options are panelwise, any advice much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:02 am 
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Fasten seatbelts, here we go :shock: :corn:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Restored and back on the road by the end of next week then Ian :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:54 pm 
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ianlaw wrote:
The drivers rear wing was a pest to get off, all the bolts came out but they were tough!
Fortunately the passenger wing was much easier, due to the rust in the rear quarter it basically fell off!

I've had it outside and pressure washed the exposed inner wings, much cleaner than scraping the dusty old mud off!

Wings are not good, passenger rear quarter is terrible, but it is 57 years old!
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I'm very new to the 96 world so I'm not sure what my options are panelwise, any advice much appreciated!

Looks a pretty challenging project Ian. If you haven’t already found it the v4 forum is excellent. Melle formerly of this parish is very clued up on v4s and also has good contacts on the continent. What he knows about two strokes I don’t know. We have a few spares from a 63/64 ca we acquired. Unfortunately no body panels but some oddments of engine bay pipework etc. I have always fancied doing a two stroke but seems unlikely now. I’ll just enjoy your thread :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:27 pm 
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wonky door wrote:
Looks a pretty challenging project Ian. If you haven’t already found it the v4 forum is excellent. Melle formerly of this parish is very clued up on v4s and also has good contacts on the continent. What he knows about two strokes I don’t know. We have a few spares from a 63/64 ca we acquired. Unfortunately no body panels but some oddments of engine bay pipework etc. I have always fancied doing a two stroke but seems unlikely now. I’ll just enjoy your thread :D


If you've anything you'd sell feel free to offer it to me!
not quite gotten onto the V4 forum but I'm heading there!, nor bought any parts yet but thanks very much for the help!

So, the dismantling is taking ages, mostly because I've had a few other things on, and slightly because I'm really taking my time and if I can get something off whole I will.

the rot situation isn't good but we knew that :D
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and this little powerhouse is out! feels very much like the big end bearings are past their best, as the crank turns a small amount but the pistons don't move.

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slow work but the dark nights are coming, once it's dismantled and cleaned, and the shed cleaned I'm looking forward to getting stuck in

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:21 am 
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Good luck Ian, my 62 Alpine (227 GYN) was not quite as rusty as this when I bought it in 1974 at only 12 years old so this is not doing bad as you say. You do like a challenge don't you !

I just bought a Clarke 100E welding set to fix the screen on my 9000, taking inspiration from your earlier 99 rebuild, I can see more of the same here only more widespread.

I'll be following this too, your work is well worth watching :D

Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:46 pm 
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This is a very brave project and you are one of the few I know that could pull it off. It makes me feel quite inadequate in my attempts to patch my spare wheel well floor.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:37 pm 
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Thanks for the encouragement folks (looking forward to seeing pics of the 9000 repairs)

The idea of the build thread is that it's evidence I've started the car, so I have to finish it to complete the story.

It might look like I've been slacking but in honesty I've been very slowly dismantling it, basically if any nut/bolt/washer/screw/terminal/component can be saved I want to give it the best chance I can, in a lot of cases this has meant a bit of heat here and there where if it was something more common then I'd have just gotten the power tools out and cut or ground off, or drilled out anything that stood in the way.
I've also taken heaps of photos.
To give you an idea it took me about 5 hrs to get the dash and all the wiring out today, it could've been out in 20 mins if I had new stuff to go back in..

Taking the interior/dash out has taken sooooooo much longer because I darent step inside the car incase the passenger side folds, but I can't weld in a brace in it until all the trim is out.

I swear more of the shell has evaporated every time I open the shed door.
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