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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 99T refurb
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:21 am 
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• Passenger side wing mirror broken whilst trying to remove the glass. :oops:


An electric one??

I might have my old 99T one in the garage whole unless it went to nutcase a few years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 99T refurb
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Hmm, don't recall electric ones but can have a look.

sent from my phone so sorry about the typos!


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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 99T refurb
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:30 pm 
No its manual chaps. I was trying to remove the glass so I could have access to the slightly dented shell. :twisted: :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 99T refurb
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Is it the glass or the housing that's toast? Should have either or both if needed :)

sent from my phone so sorry aabout the typos!


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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 99T refurb
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:37 pm 
Hi Richard, it's the glass.

I know where a few spares are, so should not be a problem getting a spare,. Many thanks for the offer anyway, you are a gent.


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 Post subject: Re: SAAB 99T refurb
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:22 pm 
I was over at JamSAAB and we thought it might be helpful to show a step by step on how he is tackling the rusty areas on my 99T.

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The first step is to check over the car, expose the corroded area which are thoroughly cleaned and rust treat.

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Any areas where the rust has corroded the metal is cut out and will be replaced with new metal.

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Next stage is to make a cardboard template as a guide for the new metal.

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The termplate is then used to transfer the profile to new steel.

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The steel is then cut to shape (allow an extra 5mm on all edges for final trimming)

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The flat steel is then worked and shaped over dolly mounted in vice.

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The final shaping of steel piece is carried out on beating block.

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Repeated checking of the made up section against the area to be replaced.

Once you are sure profile is correct, then final trimming to size can be carried out.

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Some of the finished sections after sand blasting and etch priming, ready to be welded in place.

A mixture of TIG and MIG welding will be used. Replaced sections will be BUTT welded,where possible on both sides.
If multiple sections are replaced as in the last photo then these sections will also require PLUG welding.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:33 am 
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Right, well if this car was due a full restoration, then I'd better just scrap mine and give up!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:00 am 
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Excellent work 8) 8) 8) etch primer the saviour of rusty car owners of the world :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:11 am 
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Nice bit of metal fabrication Dave, coming along nicely.

But why the bulk buy, sorry but I feel devilish this morning, what's this stuff for.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:55 pm 
saw this on the ramps this morning and its looking like a nice job being done on it.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:57 am 
Rob :lol: - we have been found out. :D

I did try a 'chrome' spray from Halfords to try and get a shine but to be honest it was a waste of money - it looks like an ordinary matt silver finish. So I have removed the paint, sanded the strips and polished it back to a shine.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:03 pm 
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Naranto wrote:

As I will never sell the car, it is planned that this will be a restoration that will last me till I pop my clogs.

Hi David,
Rhys would like to know what will happen to the car after your clog popping session. He's only 12 and very patient. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:41 pm 
Hi Paul and Rhys,

Ask me in thirty years :wink:
I still havn't forgotten I promised him a ride in it.
Rhys, the Rover is now in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight enjoyiong its retirement.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:27 pm 
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Hi David

Great to see EWS getting a refurb. I have to agree with the others that it didn’t look like it needed any work needing doing at all but seeing her stripped down the small amount of rust that the car does have is best taken care of now rather than later. It looks like Martin is doing a fine job.

I can't wait to see it with a fresh shiny coat of black paint, its going to look very 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:03 am 
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After the black has been put on are you going to laquar it aswell

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:05 am 
That's the trouble with rust Chris, it doesn't improve with age - a bit like me (and Mr Beard) I guess :lol:

Rob, not too sure if I want it laquered, though this will depend on what paint finish is used. Originally these cars were never laquered and I woudl like to keep it that way.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:25 pm 
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I repainted a MX5 that I imported (Black), 3 coats of black, let it flash off for a few minutes, then gave it 3 coats of lacquer and baked it, all 2-pack as you probably are aware off. Flatted with 1200 and then mopped, chuff me, it looked like the Queen Carriage. Took 3 nights of polishing though, even with the mop, then finished by hand, did all this before building it back up.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:14 am 
DOOR REPAIRS
The doors were removed and assessed for rust, the drivers door required a total of four repairs while the passenger door requiring only three.
As usual repairs were required to the inside lower edge and the corresponding outside bottom edge.

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