UKSaabs

THE site for UK Saab people!
It is currently Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:29 am

All times are UTC



Forum rules


For full on restorations and major projects only.

Please start your project threads in ''Your Cars''. If you feel your project falls within the criteria of a Major Restoration or Project please contact a member of the Admin/Mod team. If deemed suitable it will then be moved from ''Your Cars'' to this forum. This forum is now closed to direct entries, anyone can post on threads that are already present and those moved into this forum, but they cannot start a new thread.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1207 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 61  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:21 pm 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:14 am
Posts: 2316
Location: Waltham Cross, EN8 7LX
Ian C wrote:
Gotta say chaps that's looking awesome already! Not a word I use often that but nothing else came to mind. With some careful consideration to the wings it's just going to look 8) 8) 8) .

Can I drop mine round, you should have it finished in about 5 minutes? :wink:


Ian, your comments greatly appreciated. Yes a bit of thought is needed as to how we are going to customise the wings and rear arches - need to try and house the much bigger 18 inch in wheels and slicks, but at the same time maintain some sort of original shape of the 96 :? .

Keep the comments coming

Thanks
Neo Brothers

_________________
www.neobrothers.co.uk
enquiries@neobrothers.co.uk
01992 719 280


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:20 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:00 pm
Posts: 3092
Location: Locks Heath
Car Model: 9000 Aero
Inspiration

_________________
MY 96 SAAB 9000 Aero


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:03 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:21 pm
Posts: 2764
Location: Glouc
Car Model: T16s Flatty, 9-3 Viggen Vert
Image

Hell yes!

-=F=-

_________________
Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because Chuck Norris only recognizes the element of surprise.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:07 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:26 am
Posts: 5986
Location: Somewhere playing with cars !!!
Car Model: Ugly speccy edna.
That looks awesome Fubes !! 8) 8)

_________________
.........Loving but still hating Saab's in equal amounts most days !!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:16 pm 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:14 am
Posts: 2316
Location: Waltham Cross, EN8 7LX
As David is aware, this project has been in the pipeline for the last year - that exact photo was the inspiration!

Had to hold fire on the 96 today due to getting on with actual work :lol: , set to resume at full pace ASAP.

Thanks
Neo Brothers

_________________
www.neobrothers.co.uk
enquiries@neobrothers.co.uk
01992 719 280


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:53 am 
Offline
UKS Addict

Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:25 pm
Posts: 3743
Location: The cloud
Car Model: Three wheeler
What an excelent project to undertake
I do seem to remember posting those pics up some time ago and they got my hart pumping
Good lock with it all guys can't wait so see it !!
Keep the pics coming
I do love the modded old skool stuff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsX3IZrU ... ature=fvwp
Posted this up in feb

_________________
e1 323.6, e3 424.1, e4 9-5 stage X 545.6 BHP
661.4nm, fact not fiction
www.noobtune.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:56 am 
Offline
Mr Calm and Serene
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:50 am
Posts: 23502
Location: Melbourne, Derbyshire
Car Model: Skoda Superb Sportline 346BHP
Bitter and Twisted wrote:
That rear shot looks superb !! :P


It looks fantastic from all angles, even in the state it is currently. Ok, it's not going to be a '96' but hooning around a track somewhere it's just going to look mental. :twisted:

Just out of interest, is it going to be road legal? If it is, can I hire it for a few days? :mrgreen:

_________________
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another, it's the same damn thing over and over.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:08 pm 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:14 am
Posts: 2316
Location: Waltham Cross, EN8 7LX
Ian C wrote:
Just out of interest, is it going to be road legal? If it is, can I hire it for a few days? :mrgreen:


Yes, shall be totally road legal - not too sure about hiring it :lol: ...

...you never know, you may be able to blag a passenger ride when it's ready though!

Thanks
Neo brothers

_________________
www.neobrothers.co.uk
enquiries@neobrothers.co.uk
01992 719 280


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:35 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:57 am
Posts: 2082
Location: London
Car Model: 9-3 vector sport convertible
looking very cool, even at this stage :)

will it be ready for Cadwell in October?

rich 8)

_________________
2009 Vector Sport convertible
previously: 2000 9-3 Viggen | 1987 900T16 cabriolet | 1985 900T16S


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:15 pm 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:14 am
Posts: 2316
Location: Waltham Cross, EN8 7LX
rich wrote:
looking very cool, even at this stage :)

will it be ready for Cadwell in October?

rich 8)


Thanks Rich, working progress and all that :lol: .

Our initial plan was to have it finished by beginning of 2012, but by all means if this is built, tuned and tested by October it will be on track :twisted: .

Thanks
Neo Brothers

_________________
www.neobrothers.co.uk
enquiries@neobrothers.co.uk
01992 719 280


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:19 pm 
Offline
Coffee Addict
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:55 pm
Posts: 11125
Location: SHREWSBURY, CHAV TOWN!
Car Model: MY01 Gaylander
This has got to be one of the sexiest pics posted on UKSaabs so far this year. 8)

Image

Well done lads, this is really coming on.

_________________
MY01 Gaylander 1 with added gay!
www.johnossaab9-5.synthasite.com
The wee one of the dirty ½-dozen!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:45 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:14 pm
Posts: 7762
Location: ZZ9 plural Z alpha
Car Model: 2008 93 aero, noob'd
take it then you guys have looked into the IVA stuff then? the SVA is difficult enough but an IVA is harder.

best advice i was given is that cable ties and black tape are you bestest friends

_________________
now with extra added volvo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:45 pm 
Offline
Put a SOC in it!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:48 pm
Posts: 21925
Location: Fliptop Towers, Trumptonshire
Car Model: One or two...
johno wrote:
This has got to be one of the sexiest pics posted on UKSaabs so far this year. 8)

Image

Well done lads, this is really coming on.


Johno likes a low, wide bottom...

Agree though, it's really coming on. Just needs those stock springs ditching and something nice and low fitting instead, so it's not so sit up & beg.

_________________
S6 Avant 4.0 V8T 450bhp/550Nm
9-5 Aero ~600Nm FB3
Sonett III
96V4s


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:48 pm 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:57 am
Posts: 2082
Location: London
Car Model: 9-3 vector sport convertible
Fliptop wrote:
johno wrote:
This has got to be one of the sexiest pics posted on UKSaabs so far this year. 8)

Image

Well done lads, this is really coming on.
Johno likes a low, wide bottom..

actually - he likes two arses rammed together :shock:

rich 8)

_________________
2009 Vector Sport convertible
previously: 2000 9-3 Viggen | 1987 900T16 cabriolet | 1985 900T16S


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:19 pm 
Offline
UKSaabs Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:14 am
Posts: 2316
Location: Waltham Cross, EN8 7LX
We've had another half (or so) a day fettling today with the position of the body of the 96 onto the floorplan of the 9-3 Sport. It's loosely welded into position on the bulkhead of the 9-3 Sport and at the rear. Serious welding and strengthening will occur when the position is finalised and the rollcage goes in.

Image

We concentrated today on stripping unnecessary weight from both cars (bulkheads, wheel arches, spare wheel wells etc) and also enjoyed the tedious task of scraping sound deadening out.

Image

In this task, we also discovered the near side rear quarter had an amount of filler in it too - this was also removed:

Image

Put it up on the scales for a weigh in to see how we're getting on (admittedly, this is on space savers and without slicks) - you'll notice the wheel arches have been cut back along with the flitches at the front:

Image

Image

Image

Ignore the corner weight distribution for the time being, all four corners have different size space savers! Still a lot of unnecessary weight to come out yet.

Thanks
Neo Brothers

_________________
www.neobrothers.co.uk
enquiries@neobrothers.co.uk
01992 719 280


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:28 pm 
Offline
Mr Calm and Serene
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:50 am
Posts: 23502
Location: Melbourne, Derbyshire
Car Model: Skoda Superb Sportline 346BHP
It's going to need some almighty wings and the bonnet the size of a C900's. :shock:

_________________
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another, it's the same damn thing over and over.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:51 pm 
Offline
9000 Burble
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:01 pm
Posts: 13930
Location: The far East
Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
Ian C wrote:
It's going to need some almighty wings and the bonnet the size of a C900's. :shock:


Not 'alf!

_________________
......Gotta love a 9K..........

We can't go far on enthusiasm, but we don't go far without it


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:41 am 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:21 pm
Posts: 2764
Location: Glouc
Car Model: T16s Flatty, 9-3 Viggen Vert
4" roof chop for the win........ (got to give Nick some work to do with his welder, I know how he likes it).

-=F=-

_________________
Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because Chuck Norris only recognizes the element of surprise.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:27 am 
Offline
Saab Nut

Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:16 pm
Posts: 1867
This project is awesome. I'll be interested to see how you get on with the IVA as well, as this is potentially a route I'd like to go down too (not with a 9-3 + 96, mind).

With all the weight at the front, how is it going to handle? Are you going to add some ballast to the rear just to get some weight over the rear wheels?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:13 am 
Offline
UKS Addict
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:26 am
Posts: 5986
Location: Somewhere playing with cars !!!
Car Model: Ugly speccy edna.
-=FUBES=- wrote:
4" roof chop for the win........-=F=-


Hell yes !! Image man after my own heart !

HenrikUK wrote:

With all the weight at the front, how is it going to handle? Are you going to add some ballast to the rear just to get some weight over the rear wheels?


Extended steering wheel and blocks strapped to your feet so you can drive from the rear seats , problem solved !! :wink:

_________________
.........Loving but still hating Saab's in equal amounts most days !!!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1207 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 61  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

follow UKSaabs on Twitter



UKSaabs silhouette logo images by Mark Green www.greenphotos.com
"subsilver2" slightly bodged by UKSaabs for our own use.

:: Disclaimer ::
Comments posted here are the views of their individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the owners of this Web site.
Authors assume all responsibility for comments posted here.

UKSaabs The biggest and best privately owned UK based independent Saab forum for all SAAB enthusiasts.
Whilst we encourage our users to support our advertisers the site wishes to remain independent and therefore does not endorse any particular advertiser(s)
UKSaabs is not affiliated with Saab Cars UK or Saab Automobile AB