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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:00 pm 
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Right good project this one, I would think the only way that body would drop on top is like this one.

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1st 96 I've seen with roof airbags aswell.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:50 am 
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McVities wrote:
...Are you aiming for Cadwell?


Well we hadn't intended for it to be ready until the beginning 2012 but seeing that we started now we may as well set ourselves a goal :lol: .

We really need to see what obstacles we shall be facing with this type of extensive fabrication and also an adequate amount of testing/tuning etc before we unleash it on the track.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:58 am 
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Tonyb152 wrote:
That 96 is going to be neck braking fast.the Aero looked in such good shape.what do you think the BHP per ton will be? really can't wait for the next instalment.
Any Thoughts of the paint job?


Looking to stay well under the magic tonne - we anticipate around 900(ish)kg with either 350 or 420BHP. On that basis roughly speaking 390 to 460BHP per tonne (a very loose estimate).

As far as paint job is concerned - Black and Yellow of course!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:04 am 
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...Demos, when I come to see you next week, I might just see if you could try one of those TD rims on my 9-5 to see if they fit over the Hirsch brakes without spacers...if you have the time??


Pretty confident they will. They swallow our 6 pot Maptun Calipers using a spacer - can't imagine the Hirsch Calipers being bigger than them?!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:11 am 
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Right good project this one, I would think the only way that body would drop on top is like this one.

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As simple as that concept seems, that essentially what we are looking to achieve. The difference is that the body will be fixed to the shortened floorpan of the 9-3 Sport and the body of the 96 will have to be heavily modified to accommodate the engine, suspension and wider track.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:24 am 
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The back end won't be too much of a problem as the 96 shell will sit between the suspension uprights of the 9-3ss platform. The front end will be more fun, as you'll have to lose (most of) the 96 inner wings to fit around the 9-3 transverse engine...plus you'll end up with "running boards" down each side of the car!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:27 am 
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Neo Brothers wrote:
Fliptop wrote:
...Demos, when I come to see you next week, I might just see if you could try one of those TD rims on my 9-5 to see if they fit over the Hirsch brakes without spacers...if you have the time??


Pretty confident they will. They swallow our 6 pot Maptun Calipers using a spacer - can't imagine the Hirsch Calipers being bigger than them?!

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Thanks, we shall see - they're Brembo 4-pots, same as used on the F40 apparently...trying to avoid needing spacers and finding a set of the later Hirsch 6-spokes is proving impossible!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:25 pm 
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I bet there are 1 or 2 faults pressent tho LOL :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:51 pm 
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Today we turned our attention to the 96 and removed the floorpan to see how the two vehicles will fit together, here's what we were left with:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:39 pm 
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Sizing up the Saab 96 body to the 9-3 Sport floorpan:

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The front needs a little more 'trimming'!

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The rear of the 96 seems to slip quite nicely between the rear arches of the 9-3 Sport.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:26 pm 
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Just before we clock off for the day, here's where we are so far:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Nearly done now then 8) .

Just needs a bonnet and a quick lick of paint :park:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:01 pm 
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just thinking out loud, just trim enough of the bodies so that the sit together, cage it up, the full on climbing frame job, make some wide arches to cover up the sticky out bits and bobs your mothers brother

but this chap did it

http://www.sxoc.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=219069

might give you an idea of any pitfalls for you.

ok it was a morris minor and s13 nissan but the principal is the same

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:55 pm 
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Great project Mr Neo Brothers but dare I say, it's not really a 96 with a B207 engine fitted is it :wink: , more of a hybrid, and dare I say, more 9-3 than 96, still gonna be good though fellas.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:31 pm 
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Hi again chaps, here is today's instalment:

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As you can see we have the lowered the body further onto the floorplan of the 9-3 Sport. Still needs to go down further to maintain the natural shape of the 96.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Today we fitted the rear springs and also wheels & tyres. This was to establish how wide the track will end up and also how high/low the body would need sit once sitting on it's new boots. It gave us the opportunity to quickly mock up the body to see where the panels will roughly fit and where we will need to make further adjustments:

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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:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Brilliant project. 8) Coming together nicely.

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I have to that I was almost saddened when I saw the first photos where you were chopping away at the 'ol girl, but I have to say it is looking uber cool now......

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:52 am 
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That rear shot looks superb !! :P

Just need some carlos fandango arches to cover the rubber now . 8)

Keep the pics coming guys :corn:

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