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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:30 pm 
Hi Andy,

It's first outing is to our annual GWS Picnic at the Pumps this Sunday.
Failing that I would guess Thornfalcon on the 2nd September.
http://www.thornfalconclassics.com/Event.aspx

Dropped of the completed roof lining, bumpers plus a few bits today to JamSAAB.
I had a camera with me, so..

Front & back shots.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Looks fantastic David, would love to come over on Sunday to see it and catch up with everyone but unfortunately I have to work :cry:

Have a great day on Sunday 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:36 pm 
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That paint finish is just exceptional, The way the road surface and David's legs are reflected in the spoiler is amazing.

If this was mine I'd cringe at every fly that hit it. It'd be worse than new car syndrome due to the monumental amount of effort that has gone into it. I am gutted it wasn't at the National so Naranto you have to pledge to bring it to the International next year.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:12 am 
Thanks Guys,

Chris, sorry you will not make it this year. Congrats to you and your good lady by the way :wink:

DrJeep, yes the bodyshop did a great job. Once the car is complete it will be given a final buffing and polish to remove any slight scratches that appear when refitting.

As for driving it, no point having it if you don't use it and hopefully it will attract enough attention from non-SAAB owners and perhaps 'convert' a few. I would be a liar if I said I was not slightly concerned, even more so as the finished car is so much better than I could have hoped. Will I ever do the same again? No. Simply because I have 'history' with this car going back over 3 decades (probably a few on here were not even born then) which is something I am unable to repeat - it has featured in a number of magazines over the years, a TV programme, appears in Lance Coles latest SAAB book and is the car used in the Rob Eddie/Brooklands model. What does the future hold now it is better than when it left the factory? Time will tell....


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:26 am 
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Talking of Lance coles latest book, do you know if it has been published/released yet David? He took a picture of one of my C900s to go in his book and was going to contact me and send me a copy of it.

The cars looking fantastic. Dont forget your headlamp wipers, i hate to see them without, they look too naked to me without them. The future is selling it to me. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:00 pm 
Here you go Craig: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1847973981/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

I agree about the wipers - even worse when they are put on upside down.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:19 pm 
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Ok, thanks. Not released yet according to that then.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:23 pm 
Almost there. Paintwork has had its final moping with badges and exterior bits to be fitted.

Complete shots of the car will be taken (probably at tomorrows Picnic at the Pumps) but in the mean time here is a quick snap of the recently fitted bonnet.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:10 pm 
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Wow 8) 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Looking very, very 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Have to say, that looks very shiny indeed!!

very Nice work indeed :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:45 am 
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I can't wait to see the completed pictures, the suspense.....!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:17 am 
did it get a run out this weekend? looks lovely.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:31 am 
Yep it did get a run out on Sunday to our Picnic at the Pumps, driven by Martin JamSAAB, for a final shakedown.
I took my 9000 and followed him back to Bristol. Strange driving behind my car, as I have never seen it on the road from this angle.
One thing I did notice was how well the 99T takes corners 8)

Only a couple of small things to attend too,: replace the original battery which did not hold its charge and a bit of fine tuning of the fuel system which will be done today.
Then collect it and bring back home for a final wax and detailing later today.
Then start our trip to Spa tomorrow.

I will try and get some photos taken before we leave. I did not take any yesterday as the car was on trade plates.

It's all go :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:36 am 
fantastic, really pleased for you mate and so glad you are going to be driving it. be a shame to garage it. congratulations to you and martin for seeing it through.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:04 am 
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Is it correct to wax new paintwork? I have been told that it needs 6 weeks from painting to allow all solvents to evaporate.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:08 am 
Thanks Saabski.

I thought the same Will, but apparently what with the type of paint used, the paintwork will be fine.


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Don't forget to tax it before you leave tomorrow :lol: :lol: . Looking forward to seing it in the metal - this has been afantastic thread to follow and sets the bar for the next project!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:30 pm 
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David & Martin - that really is a tremendous job you have done there, I've been following the story in awe...I hope your trip to Spa goes without incident and the 99 gets the interest it rightfully deserves when you get there. Well done both!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:27 pm 
Thanks David & Al for your kind words.

I am disappointed to say that following a visit to JamSAAB late this afternoon, it will not be going. It isn't running quite right even with new injectors fitted, which may be down to lack of use, or simply because it has only just been put back together again and I think using a trip to Belgium and spending a further few days in Europe would be pushing things a little.

Look out for me in my 9000 Anni and wishing you both a safe journey.


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