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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:20 pm 
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Location: West Sussex
Car Model: 96 V4
YIKES! Sticking the front end and roof onto a sound 96 V4 donor car could be the way to go. It has been done very successfully before. Trouble is that was 20 years ago, finding a sound V4 is getting tricky, especially one that could be saved as a V4, what am I waffling on about, I will shut up now. Good luck 8) True Grit :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:12 pm 
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Location: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Car Model: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
If going the V4 shell route, ideally you'd need to find an earlier one, so you still have the smaller windscreen.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:34 am 
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Location: Auchindoun, Moray, North east Scotland
Car Model: Saab 99 T16 project
madwelshman wrote:
If going the V4 shell route, ideally you'd need to find an earlier one, so you still have the smaller windscreen.


Will, is that front or rear?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:40 am 
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Car Model: 95
The '67 96 had the same shell (the front and rear screen were enlarged from '68 onwards) as the two-stroke 96, albeit with a longer 'nose' to accommodate the V4.

But as Zagato says, you could start with a (solid) V4 shell and transfer the roof and front end from your shell. That's still a LOT of work but would obviously save you time having to fix all the floors etc. of your shell.

Finding a solid shell will be your next problem though - I can't imagine you'd find one that didn't need SOME welding to make good.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:04 am 
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Oft.. and I thought 1 or 2 of my 96's where rough and rusty...
Stig did tell me you had another wee project on the go...
Here's my popcorn :corn: :corn:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:50 am 
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Location: Chesham, Bucks
Car Model: 95
Found a shell for you - BUT it's in Sweden (about 1400 miles from Calais), but would fit in the back of a large van!

https://www.tradera.com/item/100116/371 ... 96-tvatakt

No bids so far and currently £560.00 - personally I would want to see a LOT more photos first! It looks like the buyer gets first dibs on all the parts too...

From the description...
1962 96 Saab body
blasted and rusted body.
the new rear axle is now fitted with new rear shock absorbers
as well as speckled and fully grounded body and painted engine room black!
The above is included in the advertisement and below, any buyer gets priority on.
Buyers of bodywork are of course given priority to all the parts that are available to ... blah a whole and nice decor..red / gray
newly renovated engine..Renovated-crankshaft / drilled 1ÖD lacquered blue ... complete with intake and carburetor
new 2 "exhaust
mkt new things ... brake cylinder / cooler / lots of different parts from the SAAB club ..
boxes etc.
freshly painted rims / blasted-silver
various red boring moldings (not complete)
Shock absorber new
renovated heating tap
the car was complete when it was taken apart.
screens doors and shutters are available but are not in good condition.!
Shipping can be arranged.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:54 pm 
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Here's another one for you - again in Sweden, but unfortunately there's no telling what state the floor etc. is in, from these photos...

https://www.blocket.se/skaraborg/Saab__ ... ?ca=11&w=3


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:09 am 
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Location: Auchindoun, Moray, North east Scotland
Car Model: Saab 99 T16 project
Thanks for the help folks,
having looked at it quite hard I've decided I'm going to at least try and save the original shell, if I fail I lose a few hundred pounds but I'm bound to learn something along the way!
I'm still slowly dissecting the car, trying to save every fixing etc so it's taking a wee while :D

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