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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:36 pm 
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Car Model: 1992 SAAB 900S three door.
This will make a nice project for someone (no connection to me I must add)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-99-GL-/1 ... Sw44BYcU~-

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:57 pm 
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Car Model: 99GL, 9-5 DE & Fiat 500
Already mentioned here

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=170277&start=1100#p1675227

And here

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=176179#p1675412

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:58 am 
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Car Model: 900i 1991
I've had a look at it and it is as it appears generally. I am interested and would appreciate advice if anyone on hand. Main concern is that the offside rear wing is rotten right through is the door bottom on the same side. The doors all shut nicely. The interior is all quite good. Seats annoyingly seem to have suffered some mice damage which is a shame as the material is in really good condition. I'm guessing that velour is now unobtainable.

The car would not start unfortunately but it did turn over. It has lost its original gearbox and now has a 900 box. The brakes are non existent as I understand it.

I'm guessing that the cost of getting this back to a nice standard GL are pretty high as there will be all sorts of issues that reveal themselves but if anyone has been down this road I'd be interested to hear.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:14 am 
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Car Model: 900Ruby,vert9000 x2, 99,Sonett
Tomgc61 wrote:
I've had a look at it and it is as it appears generally. I am interested and would appreciate advice if anyone on hand. Main concern is that the offside rear wing is rotten right through is the door bottom on the same side. The doors all shut nicely. The interior is all quite good. Seats annoyingly seem to have suffered some mice damage which is a shame as the material is in really good condition. I'm guessing that velour is now unobtainable.

The car would not start unfortunately but it did turn over. It has lost its original gearbox and now has a 900 box. The brakes are non existent as I understand it.

I'm guessing that the cost of getting this back to a nice standard GL are pretty high as there will be all sorts of issues that reveal themselves but if anyone has been down this road I'd be interested to hear.

The wing could be a problem but panels are available for the door bottoms.
Does it have rear seat headrests? If so then they could be sacrificed as donor material to repair the seats.
Did the car have new fuel? Petrol deteriorates over time it'll need new fuel before it'll start. If that doesn't work I'd try points, plugs, rotor arm & fuel pump.
As a late model 99 it'll have a 900 gearbox as standard.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:42 pm 
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Yes, this will end up costing good money to bring back to former glory so you should ask yourself if this particular (late) model 99 warrants the expenditure... ironically, the later 90 which lurks in the same barn is probably a better bet because of its rarity, even without engine.

In direct answer to your question, repair sections for the rear wheel arches are available but you need a very patient and able welder to graft them in, I had the arches (inner and outer) done on my 99T and it was a lengthy process. Later doors are not so hard to find, but probably not in the colour you require so allow for at least a partial re-spray (unless like previously mentioned you repair the existing one at some cost).

having said all this, if you do go for it and get her back on the road, I have no doubt she will reward you with many miles of happy classic motoring :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:58 am 
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Car Model: 900i 1991
Thanks for the advice. I'm looking for a 99 but I will keep my 900 so I need to be a bit careful with the pennies and everybody knows that a restoration rarely makes sense financially though it would be a great project and it forces you to learn about the car inside out. As you say, a late 99GL doesn't really merit the expenditure and so I will probably wait for either a good Turbo or EMS, hopefully!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:32 pm 
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Made £706, thats pretty strong money for a project.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:35 pm 
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Same year as your latest acquisition Mal :D Anyone on here buy it? :corn:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:04 am 
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Car Model: 1992 SAAB 900S three door.
Hope it does turn out to be someone here, I'd like to follow the progress.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:54 pm 
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flying-dutchman wrote:
Same year as your latest acquisition Mal :D Anyone on here buy it? :corn:


Yes Peter :D

And not me.

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