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Peter T16
18th November 2007, 12:59 PM
Hi there!

start with excuse me if my english is bad but i hope you undestand me

A bought this beuty in september this year. It was in really bad shape so i have a lot of work ahead of me. My goal with the car is to restore it in nearly mint condition, or better:cool: .

Pic`s before i started, rust rust rust!


http://www.geting.se/image.php/71778-S3000026s.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=71778-S3000026s.JPG)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/59820-bla669037.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59820-bla669037.JPG)


http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59817-S3000027u.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59818-S3000028.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59819-S3000029.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59820-bla669037.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59821-S3000022.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59823-S3000023.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59824-S3000024.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59825-S3000030.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59829-S3000031.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59876-S3000032.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59880-S3000034.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59827-S3000038.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59831-S3000036.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59835-S3000042.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59834-S3000035.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59838-S3000039.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59844-S3000040.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59857-S3000044.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59855-S3000041.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59859-S3000045.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59860-S3000046.JPG
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=59862-S3000047.JPG

Hmm.... cant have more than 6 thumbnails? is that right or am i just stupid?

Peter T16
18th November 2007, 01:16 PM
More rusty pic`s
http://www.geting.se/image.php/60845-S3000016.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=60845-S3000016.JPG)http://www.geting.se/image.php/60858-S3000033.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=60858-S3000033.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/60863-S3000034.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=60863-S3000034.JPG)http://www.geting.se/image.php/60865-S3000039.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=60865-S3000039.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/60846-S3000024.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=60846-S3000024.JPG)http://www.geting.se/image.php/64276-DSC00682.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=64276-DSC00682.JPG)

unkleG'sif
18th November 2007, 01:22 PM
looks like you have a long road ahead of you... will be worth it in the end tho

love the red 5dr!

G

Peter T16
18th November 2007, 01:30 PM
Now lets fight the rust!:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/69505-DSC00750.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=69505-DSC00750.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/70228-DSC00780.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=70228-DSC00780.JPG)http://www.geting.se/image.php/70545-DSC00788.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=70545-DSC00788.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/70713-DSC00799.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=70713-DSC00799.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/71337-DSC00813.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=71337-DSC00813.JPG)

Peter T16
18th November 2007, 01:39 PM
This is how it looks today, 100% free from rust from the torpedwall and forward:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/71762-DSC00836.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=71762-DSC00836.JPG)

Testmounting:

http://www.geting.se/image.php/71763-DSC00832.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=71763-DSC00832.JPG)

nutcase
18th November 2007, 02:42 PM
Looks like you're doing a fantastic job there :cool:

There is a limit on the number of images per post. Mainly to keep loading times down :)

KurBads
18th November 2007, 02:48 PM
man ... ar those front engine bay metal pieces available new or are they from another car and are refurbished? How secure it is to totally from new weld the front of your car?

Peter T16
18th November 2007, 03:07 PM
It`s new metalparts, but you cant buy those at SAAB anymore but i have searched on the internet on different salesforums. It was pure luck to find those parts.
Hmm, do you mean if i frontsmash the car? I think its just so secure that orignal welding. I weld more than it is original to be sure.

man ... ar those front engine bay metal pieces available new or are they from another car and are refurbished? How secure it is to totally from new weld the front of your car?

saabismi
18th November 2007, 03:15 PM
wait..the whole body is now 100%rust free or the front?

I gotta say...I tyred to talk my dad into going to sweden and buying that car...Again..he sayd no:evil:
But at least its good that someone is repairing a car like that;)theres only 4 left of those beastyes...and wasnt this car Handmade?

EDIT:you will change the grille to the original style...right?of corse im right...you cant restore a pearl aero to original condition without the right grille:D

KurBads
18th November 2007, 03:20 PM
I imagine Sweden has more to offer in terms of new SAAB parts ... at least those factory outlets (as at SAAB festival), but to see new body parts :) that way you perhaps might be able to find a new saab body somewhere in some Trolhattan`s forgotten warehouse.

I really like the colour combo of your car plus the pre-facelift style. Red leather interior is my favourite.

Peter T16
18th November 2007, 03:23 PM
No no just the front, from the wall under windshield and forward. So its still a lot to do with the car. But its a big step:)

I dont no if this is handmade?

If anyone have interesting facts on this car i`m very glad if you told me:)


wait..the whole body is now 100%rust free or the front?

I gotta say...I tyred to talk my dad into going to sweden and buying that car...Again..he sayd no:evil:
But at least its good that someone is repairing a car like that;)theres only 4 left of those beastyes...and wasnt this car Handmade?

saabismi
18th November 2007, 03:27 PM
Then you have a long road ahead of you:Dif you finish it by the next saab event in sweden...will you be showing it?id realy like to take a picture next to one of those....and id like to see one of those...

ooh btw...what was the Numberplate number?

Peter T16
18th November 2007, 03:35 PM
Then you have a long road ahead of you:Dif you finish it by the next saab event in sweden...will you be showing it?id realy like to take a picture next to one of those....and id like to see one of those...

ooh btw...what was the Numberplate number?

Yeah:) Im gona try to have the car ready for SAAB Festival 2009, we will se how it goes. Its only a question about money, its not cheap a project like this:)
But my first goal is to have a hole body free from rust before it turns to 2008:)

It`s BLA 669, it is a LUX on the paper.

woywitka
18th November 2007, 07:59 PM
*speechless*


You are doing an incredible job, a true asset to the preservation of the c900.

A very special and rare car indeed, the best of luck.

I think you have taken care of the hardest part, looks fantastic!

nashvegas
18th November 2007, 08:29 PM
you are a hero for doing this... the car looks spectacular. congrats on getting this far. can't wait to keep reading about it.

Matthew
18th November 2007, 08:42 PM
I am lost for words. But we'll have a go anyway :D

I hae always loved those pearl Aeros. Quite special cars. The rot on that car is very extensive and your skill and dedication is staggering. I have never before seen photos of rust repair on that scale.

I think this is the best project thread in this forum! :D

Hmm.... cant have more than 6 thumbnails? is that right or am i just stupid?
It's a stupid limit set up in the forum software. My advice: ignore it and just make multiple posts :D

Palmer1980
18th November 2007, 09:11 PM
Wonderful work.


Keep it up!

:cheesy:

Tyler
18th November 2007, 10:45 PM
This is SO sick. Weren't there only about four or six of those made? I thought I read that somewhere. Either way I think that's the best color combo for the old style SPG's. Good job!

saabismi
19th November 2007, 08:59 AM
This is SO sick. Weren't there only about four or six of those made? I thought I read that somewhere. Either way I think that's the best color combo for the old style SPG's. Good job!
5 were made, 4 are left...Orcas special editions website has details about this model.

I also noticed that the grille and headlights are wrong...and the hood...whats up with that?

Shan
19th November 2007, 09:02 AM
I never knew that the wheel housings could be removed and replaced.
Any special tools required to align them to the right dimensions ?

Your work is simply amazing ! :cool:

Peter T16
19th November 2007, 03:35 PM
I never knew that the wheel housings could be removed and replaced.
Any special tools required to align them to the right dimensions ?

Your work is simply amazing ! :cool:

No i have not use any specialtools:) I must say also that i never hade done any metalwork before but i`m learning during this project and when im done i probably be a professional:D
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Im glad to hear that ypu like my jobb, i do as god as i can :)

Yes i know that the grille is wrong, im gona mount this beuty later:) A new chrome.
http://www.geting.se/image.php/71937-DSC00725.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=71937-DSC00725.JPG)

Matthew
19th November 2007, 05:49 PM
This car is going to look beautiful when it's finished :D

Do you have replacement panels to fix the corrosion on the rear wheel arches?

What plans do you have for the interior?

turbo8
19th November 2007, 06:01 PM
Hi Peter keep up the good work ure doin a great job :cool:

RickyS
20th November 2007, 06:38 AM
You have to take your hat off to someone who restores a car with so much rust/corrosion. Great stuff Peter T16.

Now where did I put my hat. :cheesy:

Peter T16
20th November 2007, 04:04 PM
This car is going to look beautiful when it's finished :D

Do you have replacement panels to fix the corrosion on the rear wheel arches?

What plans do you have for the interior?

yes i hope so:) yes i have reparation edges

I mount the red interior again, skinseats and so on.

Jon1
27th November 2007, 08:06 PM
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=89691

Peter, you are going to make Widde wish HE bought this car.

You are doing a fantastic job!

Good luck,
Jon
jon1..

photos of more Mother of Pearl prototypes:

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album56

http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album56/040507mconn.jpg (http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album56/040507mconn.jpg)

DanF.
28th November 2007, 12:23 AM
awesome work... keep it up. wish we got some of these beauties over here.

jugganaut
23rd December 2007, 06:25 AM
Great job so far. Can't wait for an update on this car. Would be interested to know where you got the replacement panels from. I've only managed to find the outer wings for sale on the web, not the inners/wheel arches!

saabismi
23rd December 2007, 06:47 AM
Read this meanwhile;)

http://forum.saabturboclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=197757&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Its in swedish:)

Looks like he has forgotten about us:lol:

Saab-Daniel
23rd December 2007, 07:40 AM
I've read the thread, there isn't all that much new, only a new hood, and a bit of rust-repair... :)
Daniel.

Matthew
23rd December 2007, 10:56 AM
The rust is just epic...

The panel gaps weren't this good from the factory! :D
http://www.geting.se/image.php/73918-DSC00886.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=73918-DSC00886.JPG)

Peter T16
27th December 2007, 05:27 PM
Hi!

No i have not forget you:) But it has been quite calm in the workshop, i had problem with the weld and so on. But now im on it again:)
Now is the frontfenders fitted in with perfectly gaps and weld. And i have made a jigg(?) so i can rotate the car 360. It make it much easier to weld everything under the car.
http://www.geting.se/image.php/77046-DSC00916.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77046-DSC00916.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77048-DSC00917.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77048-DSC00917.JPG)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/77049-DSC00921.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77049-DSC00921.JPG)

DanF.
27th December 2007, 09:54 PM
That jig is an awesome idea. Do you have any clue as to how much the shell of the car weighs?

woywitka
27th December 2007, 11:18 PM
wow. The transformation is unreal. One heck of a job. When I make it to Sweden in 2009 you will have to show me this car.:cool:

Peter T16
28th December 2007, 06:34 PM
That jig is an awesome idea. Do you have any clue as to how much the shell of the car weighs?

Yeah and i put some paint on it today:) It work really well. No i dont now the weight, but if i guess.....400kg? of totally ~1370. I can rotate the jigg by myself.

http://www.geting.se/image.php/77212-DSC00927.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77212-DSC00927.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77213-DSC00933.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77213-DSC00933.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77214-DSC00928.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77214-DSC00928.JPG)


Here is a lot of hours to fight the rust:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/77215-DSC00929.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77215-DSC00929.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77216-DSC00935.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77216-DSC00935.JPG)

Peter T16
28th December 2007, 06:37 PM
I proceed with the doorstep(?)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/77217-DSC00936.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77217-DSC00936.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77218-DSC00938.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77218-DSC00938.JPG)

More updates tomorrow:)

Peter T16
28th December 2007, 06:39 PM
wow. The transformation is unreal. One heck of a job. When I make it to Sweden in 2009 you will have to show me this car.:cool:

Yeah, i`m lookin forward to show it on the SAAB Festival 2009:) I promise i will be there with the car/cars:)

DualC
9th January 2008, 07:41 AM
Hi, all.. and also Peter :).. now i also find my way here...

As, jon1 say.. (and i guess Peter missed it), it's Widdes old car.. BUT i guess he not even brought it, cose he think's it was to rusty...

Peter brought it from a friend., to a friend (my friend acculy), who had whis CAR at his backyard for about 10 years.. or more..

U can see the pictures of the cars state at what point if u look at the link in jon1 Thread,... anyway, i get to know what the car was up to be sold AGAIN.....

And i give Peter a call.. if it 's a GUY who CAN make whis car a real rush.. it's him.. i suggest u all guys look at his projekt thred about the RED car hes own, it's pretty amazing....

The funny thing about this car accouly is what it's mounted in 1983, and swedish registrated for the road 30/12-83, but i think Peter have to digg more to see whish car this accouly is.. :)

But's it's funny.... to se a car i have ride with .... be soo rusty... and get's a facelift of a good friend of mine...

Anyway, Peter.. ur great with what ur doing with ur cars .. and i realy hope to see... it in the SaabFestival in Sweden 2009...

/M

Jon1
11th March 2008, 12:58 PM
Peter,

Can you tell me what the Paint Code is? I am guessing that it is "Ivory Paint" 155G, 90288.

thanks,
Jon
jon1..

http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album23/1984_saab_pg02.jpg

Peter T16
11th March 2008, 02:51 PM
Peter,

Can you tell me what the Paint Code is? I am guessing that it is "Ivory Paint" 155G, 90288.

thanks,
Jon
jon1..



Hello!

I think the code is 156.


Im sorry for the missing updates:) But the car is soon ready for paint finally:) On sunday i spray the epoxyprimer.

Jon1
11th March 2008, 05:40 PM
Peter,

Are you able to still read the tag with the paint code?

Jon
jon1..
http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album202/P0020293.sized.jpg

Peter T16
12th March 2008, 03:18 PM
Peter,

Are you able to still read the tag with the paint code?

Jon
jon1..



Hi!

The car dont have that label.

woywitka
12th March 2008, 03:34 PM
Hi!

The car dont have that label.

What about one in the engine bay. I have an 84 and the code is there. Passenger side (Canadian market), on the inner fender.

Jon1
22nd March 2008, 04:37 PM
Peter, what color (paint code) are you going to paint this car?

Jon

ejenner
23rd March 2008, 06:15 AM
It's a secret! The paint is too cool for the paint code to be published.

Jon1
23rd March 2008, 08:08 AM
It's a secret! The paint is too cool for the paint code to be published.
Emmett, you are too funny!

Jon
jon1..

Peter T16
25th April 2008, 03:17 PM
Peter, what color (paint code) are you going to paint this car?

Jon

Hi!

Im sorry for the late answer, i think the code is 156.

The car is ready for paint next week:)

Jon1
26th April 2008, 12:05 AM
Peter are you using PPG paint? Can you get the 156 in PPG? Is it a three stage paint?

I have a similar project with an 89 SPG.

Jon
jon1..

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album202?page=21

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album08

http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album202/P0021284.sized.jpg

ejenner
26th April 2008, 03:39 AM
Jon - check out this PPG colour guide... does that answer your question?

I've had this for ages. But never noticed the pearl poly before...

Right - lets go to the paint shop!

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/saabstuff/docs/colour_codes/page_015.jpg

woywitka
26th April 2008, 05:19 AM
Peter are you using PPG paint? Can you get the 156 in PPG? Is it a three stage paint?

I have a similar project with an 89 SPG.

Jon
jon1..

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album202?page=21

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album08

http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album202/P0021284.sized.jpg


You are my new Hero. I will call you "savior of the 900s"

Jon1
26th April 2008, 05:29 AM
Emmett, I have the same information.

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album23

But, I noticed the 90357 / 156 code is only referenced on the 1986 year page. These cars were done in 1983-1985. The color doesn't look correct to me.

Jon
jon1..

ejenner
26th April 2008, 06:17 AM
I've just been shopping.

The guy at the paint shop was able to use that code. He told me the paint was two-part. Base white and
a pearl top-coat. So with that info... I reckon it's too close to not be right! Peter has a paint code 156, that
matches to pearl on the colour chart, the paint is made of white base and pearl top coat... too many
coincidences for it to be wrong!

I also got some ruby red as well. I think they're going to go well together!

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/saabpics/saab_paint.jpg

ejenner
28th April 2008, 11:12 AM
Here is what I did with the paint I bought on Saturday. As you can see, pearl white is almost the same as the cars
original colour! Look at the bits I have not painted, the outside of the body.


http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99T16/full/engine_bay_april08_006.jpg

ejenner
5th May 2008, 03:15 PM
I have a bit more news.

Because my wing (or fender I think you call it in the states?) had a three great big rust holes under the water bottle I decided to grind it all out and weld in a few patches. After welding I had to paint to stop it rusting. So I thought why not go for some more peal white.

Now this car is a 1972 model Saab 99. I have noticed the white base I am using is the same as the white that was already on the car. I can think of only two reasons why this car has the same colour white. 1. Saab used that base white in 1972 and later applied the peal coat to the special 83 to 85 SPG's . 2. My base white on the car is not original and the previous owner put it on? Not sure.

Here are the latest pictures.

Bit blotchy - just the first dusting of the base white.

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99T16/full/engine_bay_april08_007.jpg


From a distance the new paint on the front wing looks slightly different from the paint on the door?

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99T16/full/engine_bay_april08_008.jpg


I applied some of the new paint over the original paint to see if there was a colour difference. The new paint is a 1 inch strip in the middle of the picture along the bottom of the door. It has dirt around the edge where the dirt has stuck on the rough edges of the paint as I have wiped the panel.

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99T16/full/pearl_white.jpg


Now I have applied the pearl top coat. Here are some close-up's. It does not have to be perfect for this car. But I am happy enough with the way it's working out! I just need one final coat of pearl clear and then it should be finished!

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99T16/full/pearl_white_001.jpg

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99T16/full/pearl_white_002.jpg

Peter T16
11th June 2008, 02:44 PM
Hello saabfriends!:)

Im sorry for the missing updates but i can tell that i have left the car for paint now finally:) It can take up to a month untill t`s done, i lookin forward to se the result:)

Best regards

Peter

DualC
11th June 2008, 03:19 PM
Hiya.. Peter..

Nice, to hear.. even if i got u on MSN .. *lool*

And to the OTHER guys in the thread, WHY steal the thred and discuss ur own things ? :nono; .. don't u have own Project threds ?.

It's make me upset... :x

/M

Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:36 PM
Here comes some missing photos, late is better than nothing:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/77376-DSC00948.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77376-DSC00948.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77377-S3000011.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77377-S3000011.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77383-S3000012.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77383-S3000012.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/77387-S3000014.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77387-S3000014.JPG)

Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:38 PM
http://www.geting.se/image.php/77448-S3000017.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77448-S3000017.JPG)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/77454-S3000019.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77454-S3000019.JPG)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/77564-S3000021.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77564-S3000021.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77568-S3000022.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77568-S3000022.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/77571-S3000023.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77571-S3000023.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/77572-S3000024.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77572-S3000024.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/77573-S3000025s.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=77573-S3000025s.JPG)

Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:44 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:45 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:47 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:51 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:53 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:54 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 12:56 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 01:02 PM
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Homemade!:)

Peter T16
14th June 2008, 01:04 PM
Before!
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After!:cool:
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Before!
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After!:cool:

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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 01:08 PM
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 01:12 PM
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Out in the sun again after a half year and free from rust andready fore paint. And 800 workhours later:)
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ejenner
14th June 2008, 01:14 PM
looking good...! how long before it's back from the paint shop?

Peter T16
14th June 2008, 01:19 PM
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Here is some of the parts i have fixed:cool:
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And bonuspics`s on my other cars:)
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Peter T16
14th June 2008, 01:21 PM
looking good...! how long before it's back from the paint shop?

Thanks!

Around a month.

nutcase
14th June 2008, 04:22 PM
Fantastic work :)

KurBads
14th June 2008, 05:27 PM
simply unbelievable! :cool:
you`ll have welded half of th car from new.

Peter T16
15th June 2008, 04:43 AM
Fantastic work :)


simply unbelievable! :cool:
you`ll have welded half of th car from new.

Thanks!

Yeah it was in really bad shape:cool: The worst i have seen:)

Scandia
5th July 2008, 04:01 PM
Nice Work ! ! ! all your cars look to be Very nice !



............Dave

Peter T16
5th July 2008, 05:05 PM
Nice Work ! ! ! all your cars look to be Very nice !



............Dave

Thanks!:)

I visit the paintshop yesterday,and the inside,engineroom and under the car is painted. It looked reeeeaaally nice!:cool:

http://www.geting.se/image.php/111570-DSC01461.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=111570-DSC01461.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/111573-DSC01462.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=111573-DSC01462.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/111574-DSC01463.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=111574-DSC01463.JPG)

saabismi
6th July 2008, 04:19 AM
How much Will the painting cost?
But holy C**P the underbody looks nice:o

mmustillo
6th July 2008, 08:29 AM
Alright,

At the begging when i saw the pictures of all the rust I was going to say, throw away the car it is absolutely not worth fixing something that bad..

Well, I was wrong, The person who is doing this is just amazing.
This is my dream what I would like to do one day.

Good luck man :-) - Cant wait to seee more :-)

ejenner
7th July 2008, 04:22 PM
Are you baking this frame or just waiting a long time for the paint to dry?

Scandia
7th July 2008, 04:48 PM
Are you baking this frame or just waiting a long time for the paint to dry?

He stated it was at a bodyshop. . . . I would imagine they have a bake booth.

But then again, maybe it's different on that side of the pond.



..........Dave

Furious_Gopher
7th July 2008, 08:37 PM
Holy Cow that's nice!! :o:D

Now please, PLEASE keep it that way! Don't let it ever rot in a barn or rust to death!

Peter T16
12th July 2008, 05:10 PM
How much Will the painting cost?
But holy C**P the underbody looks nice:o

40.000 swedish, i think it is around 4000 euros? So its not cheap, but it must be done:)
Alright,

At the begging when i saw the pictures of all the rust I was going to say, throw away the car it is absolutely not worth fixing something that bad..

Well, I was wrong, The person who is doing this is just amazing.
This is my dream what I would like to do one day.

Good luck man :-) - Cant wait to seee more :-)

Hehe. Belive me,i had those toughts also under the project when i really see how bad it was:) But now when i see the result im not regret anything. Nothing is impossible:)
Are you baking this frame or just waiting a long time for the paint to dry?

It is baked, so i can begin to remount directly when the car is home:)

On monday she`s home in the garage again:p

Jon1
12th July 2008, 09:10 PM
Peter,

Any updates on the doors, bonnet & boot/rear hatch?

Jon
jon1..

Peter T16
13th July 2008, 04:12 AM
Peter,

Any updates on the doors, bonnet & boot/rear hatch?

Jon
jon1..

Hi

Tomorrow comes picture, i have not seen it myself yet:) It`s probably gona be te best day in my life:)

saabismi
13th July 2008, 02:38 PM
Tomorrow?:o
We need those pictures, ASAP!
I cant wait anylonger:lol:

Anyway, said this before, but, Great to see a piece of the c900 history being restored:)

Peter T16
14th July 2008, 01:49 PM
Put your sunglases on, so you dont hurt your eyes:cool:

She`s home again in my garage finally, feels pretty good=)

Click for larger......

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ejenner
14th July 2008, 02:17 PM
Looking good... I like the way you've fitted that really important pedal...

Saab-Daniel
14th July 2008, 03:20 PM
Looking good... I like the way you've fitted that really important pedal...

HAHA, Me too, that's simply perfect... Congratulations on the results, looks staggering...!
Daniel.

ejenner
14th July 2008, 03:41 PM
Will that trolley be strong enough to build the car on or are you going to have to transfer it to another form of support as the weight starts to increase?

Jon1
14th July 2008, 07:50 PM
Looks fantastic!

Don't forget to install the foam pad before you mount too much to the interior fire wall.

http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album202/P0020964.sized.jpg

http://www.geting.se/image.php/113253-DSC01500.JPG
Jon
jon1..

Scandia
15th July 2008, 01:02 PM
Looks Great ! ! hopefully they painted the parts as they sit on the car.

& I hope your Not leaving that cover on ! ! ! ! worst thing you can do is cover up a fresh paint job. reguardless if they baked it 4 time's, your dealing with chemicals & that paint will take 60-90 days to completely cure. if you leave the cover on you'll end up with white blochy spots all over the car. Roof mainly cuz it can't breathe.

OH .. . . .your pic's actually get smaller when you click on them. . . .atleast for me they do.



............Dave

Peter T16
15th July 2008, 03:46 PM
Looks Great ! ! hopefully they painted the parts as they sit on the car.

& I hope your Not leaving that cover on ! ! ! ! worst thing you can do is cover up a fresh paint job. reguardless if they baked it 4 time's, your dealing with chemicals & that paint will take 60-90 days to completely cure. if you leave the cover on you'll end up with white blochy spots all over the car. Roof mainly cuz it can't breathe.

OH .. . . .your pic's actually get smaller when you click on them. . . .atleast for me they do.



............Dave

Ok, i will ask the painter tomorrow about the cover. Tanks for the warning! Does it not exist any speciellcover who "breathe"?

About the pics. Is www. in the adress? If not try with that , www.geting.se (http://www.geting.se)......

Scandia
15th July 2008, 03:54 PM
Ok, i will ask the painter tomorrow about the cover. Tanks for the warning! Does it not exist any speciellcover who "breathe"?

About the pics. Is www. in the adress? If not try with that , www.geting.se (http://www.geting.se)......

Doesn't matter if its a breathable cover or not. . . .it can't breathe enough for all the vapors trying to escape. after spending that much time on it I wouldn't want to take ANY chance. but thats just me. I've only had it happen to me once. . . . customer took his car home, covered it & left for Europe. looked fine when he came back, but once the cover was off for a day or so the blochyness started. I tried wet sanding it . . . .letting it breathe while it was wet sanded . . .re polished it. still came back. ended up having to refinish his hood, roof & hatch.

I originally saw it happen to a buddy of mine who bought a 1958 Saab 92B I think its called. (that may not be right) . . .but its an Old Saab. bought it out of California. we went down to run a Rally so we scooped it up while there. . . .but little did he know that after they painted, the guy that stored it for him til we got there covered it up. Once back in Washington it started to get blochy. . . . & is to this day. he hasn't decided what to do with it.



..............Dave

ejenner
15th July 2008, 04:24 PM
unless you get a breathable cover ;)

ejenner
15th July 2008, 04:27 PM
Wopps... I'm too late.. my car has been under a breathable cover since it was painted and I've not noticed any issues yet... however, it may well have sat inside the paint shop for a week or two before being delivered back to me.

Scandia
15th July 2008, 07:35 PM
Wopps... I'm too late.. my car has been under a breathable cover since it was painted and I've not noticed any issues yet... however, it may well have sat inside the paint shop for a week or two before being delivered back to me.


Welp . . .go with what works for ya . . . .bit of a high risk for me. if your gonna spend big money having a expensive paint job done I wouldn't risk screwing it up over something so easy Not to do. . . but, each to there own ! !


........Dave

ejenner
16th July 2008, 03:02 AM
my shell is standing outside. not much choice other than to cover it. It hasn't done any harm in my case... but that's not to say I wasn't lucky and I think the advice not to immediately cover a painted car is still worth thinking about.

Peter T16
18th July 2008, 02:50 PM
I have started to mount some stuff.:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/113608-DSC01505.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113608-DSC01505.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/113607-DSC01512.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113607-DSC01512.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/113610-DSC01507.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113610-DSC01507.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/113744-DSC01513.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113744-DSC01513.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/113745-DSC01514.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113745-DSC01514.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/113841-DSC01516.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113841-DSC01516.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/113842-DSC01517.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113842-DSC01517.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/113843-DSC01518.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=113843-DSC01518.JPG)

saabmatt
18th July 2008, 05:56 PM
Class!, want to build me one?

Pap
19th July 2008, 01:02 AM
This is going to be AMAZING! Great work, I can't wait to see it completed :cool:

Furious_Gopher
19th July 2008, 03:57 AM
Simply beautiful! I can't wait to see the glistening, perfect hood!

Please tell me you're putting Super Aero's on it! And I hope a good tuned engine is going in there (Although a clean original will do, a Viggen block would be so awesome ;)).

saabismi
19th July 2008, 05:24 AM
Simply beautiful! I can't wait to see the glistening, perfect hood!

Please tell me you're putting Super Aero's on it! And I hope a good tuned engine is going in there (Although a clean original will do, a Viggen block would be so awesome ;)).
Yeah, no, im thinking he will keep One of the 4 remaining prototype aeros as original as possible;)
i hope, im not wrong:)

But how much did the paining cost?

RickyS
19th July 2008, 09:05 AM
WOW!!!

It is amazing what you have done considering all the rust on the car before you started this project.

You must have spent hours with a angle grinder or did you resort to sand blasting?

Peter T16
19th July 2008, 03:25 PM
Yeah, no, im thinking he will keep One of the 4 remaining prototype aeros as original as possible;)
i hope, im not wrong:)

But how much did the paining cost?

Yeah, original is my goal. I have other not so rare og900 with tuned engine:)

The paint costs around 4000 euros

WOW!!!

It is amazing what you have done considering all the rust on the car before you started this project.

You must have spent hours with a angle grinder or did you resort to sand blasting?

Yes i can almost say that i lived in my garage since i bought the car:) I think i have passaed 900 hours now.
I cut off all the rusty metal and replaced it with new fresh:) It`s the best way to defeat it.

Peter T16
21st July 2008, 04:29 PM
http://www.geting.se/image.php/114434-DSC01541.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=114434-DSC01541.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/114435-DSC01542.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=114435-DSC01542.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/114436-DSC01543.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=114436-DSC01543.JPG)

saabismi
21st July 2008, 05:02 PM
Man, you work fast, at this rate, this thing will be ready in a month:D
EDIT: at least i hope;)

coreyeroc
15th August 2008, 10:11 AM
simply amazing. and didnt I read that you had 'little' knowledge in this field?? If thats the case, I think you just found your calling in life - cause you have done some amazing work.

Peter T16
15th August 2008, 06:01 PM
simply amazing. and didnt I read that you had 'little' knowledge in this field?? If thats the case, I think you just found your calling in life - cause you have done some amazing work.

Hehe! yes thats is right, i have never worked with metal or weld before. If the will is there..... you can do it:)


But now has the project slow down because my wallet is VERY empty:cry:

Jon1
27th August 2008, 09:13 PM
Peter,

I want to wish you luck with your project and share what I have done with my project.

I got my car shell back from the body shop in late June.

http://www.nysoc.com/albums/Pearl-White-SPG-Airflow/P0021823.sized.jpg

After 6-weeks of almost non-stop work I was able to drive my car to the Saab Owners Convention held in Devens Massachusetts on August 21st.

http://www.nysocphotos.com/photos/359143876_yrjiN-XL.jpg

http://www.nysocphotos.com/photos/359147199_2z3hK-XL.jpg

http://www.nysocphotos.com/photos/359146935_t7iFf-XL.jpg

Jon
jon1..
from upstate NY

Peter are you using PPG paint? Can you get the 156 in PPG? Is it a three stage paint?

I have a similar project with an 89 SPG.

Jon
jon1..

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album202?page=21

http://www.nysoc.com/gallery/album08

http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album202/P0021284.sized.jpg

philjohnhb
28th August 2008, 03:28 AM
Fantastic acheivement Jon1 - but not a black car? are you feeling alright?

Rogozhin
28th August 2008, 03:35 AM
Good lord that's a beautiful 900 jon1.

turbo8
28th August 2008, 04:30 AM
That's a Very Very Very Very Very VERY NICE CAR! :cool:

WELL DONE, must go and get mine finished Now :roll: ?? :(

euromobile900
6th September 2008, 07:34 PM
That is very beautiful, and very well done! People on this forum have said that Saabcentral members together could build a 900 from scratch, and make it better than the original. You have done this singlehandedly. You are a true artisan, like the old craftsmen who hand-built Packards and Benzes for rich people before the advent assembly line.
One question:
I see a compressor bracket. Are you going to put A/C in later? If not, what is it for?

Peter T16
7th September 2008, 12:15 PM
It looks really nice Jon! And damn your fast:)



Anyway.....here is aupdate frommy side.

http://www.geting.se/image.php/115666-S3000064.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=115666-S3000064.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/116238-S3000004.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=116238-S3000004.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/116239-S3000003.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=116239-S3000003.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/120308-S3000008.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=120308-S3000008.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/121884-DSC01584.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=121884-DSC01584.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/121887-DSC01586.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=121887-DSC01586.JPG)

Peter T16
7th September 2008, 12:18 PM
http://www.geting.se/image.php/123178-DSC01610.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=123178-DSC01610.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/123179-DSC01614.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=123179-DSC01614.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/123180-DSC01615.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=123180-DSC01615.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/123181-DSC01616.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=123181-DSC01616.JPG)
rearaxel
http://www.geting.se/image.php/123066-DSC01608.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=123066-DSC01608.JPG)

And i had luck to find a box with this NOS parts for a nice price:)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/115479-S3000057.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=115479-S3000057.JPG)

ejenner
7th September 2008, 01:09 PM
Did you have to de-rust those control arms and rear axel or are they new parts? They look impossibly clean. I started work on the lower control arms for my car but couldn't get them as smooth as that.

Peter T16
7th September 2008, 01:13 PM
Did you have to de-rust those control arms and rear axel or are they new parts? They look impossibly clean. I started work on the lower control arms for my car but couldn't get them as smooth as that.

No it`s not new, i have sandblasted it. then i sprayed epoxyprimer and then filler. And sanded it down with 500paper. It looks really nice:)

ejenner
7th September 2008, 01:25 PM
ah.. the filler is making it smooth.

They had lots of new spring link arms for the rear axle at the show in Trollhatten last year. I picked up at least one set.

Peter T16
7th September 2008, 04:21 PM
ah.. the filler is making it smooth.

They had lots of new spring link arms for the rear axle at the show in Trollhatten last year. I picked up at least one set.

Yes i bought those link arms to, and they come to use now:) But i choose to let them be as they are,not paint them.

I also can tellthat i have own the car almost exact a year now:)

Peter T16
20th September 2008, 05:25 PM
It start to look like a car again:)

Some adjustmenst left but i dont have all screws that i need. And the headlights are not ready. New glas only,i miss new reflectors.

http://www.geting.se/image.php/125266-DSC01656.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=125266-DSC01656.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/125269-DSC01659.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=125269-DSC01659.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/125270-DSC01661.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=125270-DSC01661.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/125271-DSC01663.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=125271-DSC01663.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/125272-DSC01665.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=125272-DSC01665.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/125273-DSC01667.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=125273-DSC01667.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/125274-DSC01668.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=125274-DSC01668.JPG)

Rogozhin
22nd September 2008, 11:50 PM
You're moving along fast too Peter!

ejenner
23rd September 2008, 05:06 PM
Don't you think it would be easier to fit the engine before you start assembling the front end or is this all trial-fit? I like to put the engine in before I put the front back together as there's less of an obstruction going into the engine bay.

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99t16/full/june08_engine_installation_005.JPG

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99t16/full/june08_engine_installation_006.JPG


Admittedly - some of the painting wasn't finished either. :cool:

Jon1
23rd September 2008, 05:28 PM
I also installed my engine before I installed my radiator support and other front end components.

Jon
jon1..
http://www.nysoc.com/albums/Pearl-White-SPG-Airflow/P0022447.sized.jpg

Peter T16
24th September 2008, 01:21 PM
Don't you think it would be easier to fit the engine before you start assembling the front end or is this all trial-fit? I like to put the engine in before I put the front back together as there's less of an obstruction going into the engine bay.


Admittedly - some of the painting wasn't finished either. :cool:

Of course it is easier, this is only a trial-fit as you said:) I have not touched the engine yet since i lift it out. Around new year i hope i can start to restore the engine.
And it`s easy to remove it as a hole package later, with radiator,headlights an so on. And tjen lift in the engine.

I have removed a lots of engine on og900 and i know that it is the easiest way. But thanks for the tips anyway:)

ejenner
25th September 2008, 02:47 AM
If you don't care about the car then it does not make that much difference. Does not matter if the engine scrapes the slam-panel and the engine hoist hits the front bumper... but with the kind of job you're doing it would be a really big shame to have to repair scratches.

Anyway, keep the project going.

Here's some more inspiration:

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/images/full/block_paint_002.jpg

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/images/full/block_paint_003.jpg

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/images/full/block_paint_006.jpg

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/images/full/block_paint_007.jpg

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/images/full/block_paint_008.jpg

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/images/full/block_paint_009.jpg

rmn
25th September 2008, 06:01 AM
Hi, this car is am amazing, where did you get the new panels from?
Saab directly?
I have some rust in my 900, not as bad but do have some and am considering such a job....we will see
But fantastic work, well done

Shan
25th September 2008, 09:17 AM
Around new year i hope i can start to restore the engine.

I'd be eagerly awaiting for that, as I've read elsewhere, these early 16v engines produced in 1984 used an 8v engine block and a 16v head, with the starter motor beneath the exhaust manifold. Would be nice to confirm that.

Great restoration, top work :)

saabismi
25th September 2008, 01:31 PM
Hi, this car is am amazing, where did you get the new panels from?
Saab directly?
I have some rust in my 900, not as bad but do have some and am considering such a job....we will see
But fantastic work, well done

If i remember correctly, he said That Saab doesnt make them anymore, and he found them On the net As factory new parts, aka parts that were sold off in '94?

ejenner
25th September 2008, 03:14 PM
Some panels were available at the festival in Sweden but I think those are the last of what's left.

Peter T16
27th September 2008, 05:59 PM
If you don't care about the car then it does not make that much difference. Does not matter if the engine scrapes the slam-panel and the engine hoist hits the front bumper... but with the kind of job you're doing it would be a really big shame to have to repair scratches.

Anyway, keep the project going.

Here's some more inspiration:




Really nice!:)

Here is my other engines:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/126556-833-379428.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126556-833-379428.jpg)http://www.geting.se/image.php/126557-833-470848.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126557-833-470848.jpg)http://www.geting.se/image.php/126558-833-367002.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126558-833-367002.jpg)

Peter T16
27th September 2008, 06:01 PM
If i remember correctly, he said That Saab doesnt make them anymore, and he found them On the net As factory new parts, aka parts that were sold off in '94?

Yes that`s correct!


Today i have start to mount the chassi, pics comes tomorrow:)

Peter T16
28th September 2008, 03:03 PM
This weekends work.

http://www.geting.se/image.php/126769-DSC01678.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126769-DSC01678.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126772-PICT0217.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126772-PICT0217.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126773-PICT0218.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126773-PICT0218.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126775-PICT0219.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126775-PICT0219.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/126776-PICT0206.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126776-PICT0206.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126778-PICT0208.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126778-PICT0208.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126779-PICT0209.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126779-PICT0209.JPG)

Peter T16
28th September 2008, 03:03 PM
http://www.geting.se/image.php/126786-PICT0210.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126786-PICT0210.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/1485-PICT0211.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=1485-PICT0211.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126787-PICT0212.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126787-PICT0212.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126788-PICT0213.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126788-PICT0213.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126791-PICT0214.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126791-PICT0214.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/126798-PICT0205.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126798-PICT0205.JPG)

KurBads
28th September 2008, 03:52 PM
tell me - how many/which of those parts are actually the parts you`ve taken off this car and now are putting back ...?
To me ALL look brand new. Of course I know you`re installing new parts if available but just to know which are old? and by how much % this will be a BRAND NEW CAR?

Amazing work!

Saab-Daniel
28th September 2008, 03:54 PM
Beautiful work! Will be looking forward to seeing it in Sweden next summer... :)
Daniel.

Peter T16
28th September 2008, 03:58 PM
tell me - how many/which of those parts are actually the parts you`ve taken off this car and now are putting back ...?
To me ALL look brand new. Of course I know you`re installing new parts if available but just to know which are old? and by how much % this will be a BRAND NEW CAR?

Amazing work!

Hmm,hard for me to explain in english:) Do you mean on the hole car or just in the chassi?

KurBads
28th September 2008, 04:04 PM
Hmm,hard for me to explain in english:) Do you mean on the hole car or just in the chassi?

well, what I`ve seen in pics looks 100% new. Don`t know about interior. Engine suppose will be reconditioned.

At least chassis components look brand new from smallest screw to brake discs and callipers.
How do you match the screws (for front A-arms for example). Did you source original SAAB parts or just matched sthe screws?

Amazing ... amazing!

Pap
28th September 2008, 04:14 PM
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126791-PICT0214.JPG

What is the car in the background?

Peter T16
28th September 2008, 04:15 PM
well, what I`ve seen in pics looks 100% new. Don`t know about interior. Engine suppose will be reconditioned.

At least chassis components look brand new from smallest screw to brake discs and callipers.
How do you match the screws (for front A-arms for example). Did you source original SAAB parts or just matched sthe screws?

Amazing ... amazing!

OK, The interior is almost 100% origina,only cleaned up. The engine will be recondition, i dont know exactly the condition on it yet. I hope i can use the most parts on the engine.
In the chassi is all bushings and bearings is new. And screws and bolts i order on the saabdealer. The front lower controlarm is new. Then most things are sandblasterd and painted by myself.

Peter T16
28th September 2008, 04:17 PM
http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126791-PICT0214.JPG

What is the car in the background?

It is my borthers BMW E30

ejenner
29th September 2008, 04:23 AM
I thought it was a BMW because that tiny bit of the front spoiler I can see reminds me of the same section on the BMW 635 I used to own. It has the same angles.

I had a question about the polished intake and polished fuel rail on your other engine. Does it require any work to keep them looking clean or does the polished aluminum stay shiney? Wondering if I should do that to my inlet manifold?


http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/6-series/advert%20photos/BMW_635_009.jpg

KurBads
20th November 2008, 08:38 AM
So, what`s the progress pal?

saabismi
20th November 2008, 11:22 AM
http://forum.saabturboclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=197757&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=840

Previous page, Engine PICS!

Peter T16
20th November 2008, 02:40 PM
Hi!

Im sorry for the missing update. ;oops: My wallet is empty right now so i can only work with the things i have. But i have start with the engine now.

this is how it looked before i begin.
http://www.geting.se/image.php/130260-PICT0223.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=130260-PICT0223.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/130266-PICT0230.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=130266-PICT0230.JPG)

And after....
http://www.geting.se/image.php/134720-S3000003.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=134720-S3000003.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/134724-PICT0311.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=134724-PICT0311.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/134723-PICT0310.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=134723-PICT0310.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/134721-PICT0308.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=134721-PICT0308.JPG)

Saab-Daniel
20th November 2008, 02:44 PM
Wow, that looks perfect...!
How did you get the parts so clean? What paint did you use?
Very nice!
Daniel.

Matthew
21st November 2008, 07:33 AM
All your work really does look fantastic. Great attention to detail and high standards :D

Did you use any anti-stonechip liner on the wheel arches or underneath the car? Or is it just paint onto metal?

KurBads
21st November 2008, 08:08 AM
Nice.

I`m curios as well as to the processes for making your engine look like this ...

85spgATL
21st November 2008, 05:21 PM
I love this thread!!



...details on the BMW with the FMIC?


*EDIT* n/m I assume it is your Brothers E30 that has already been mentioned.

euromobile900
22nd November 2008, 07:41 AM
Did you use any anti-stonechip liner on the wheel arches or underneath the car? Or is it just paint onto metal?

I was wondering this myself.

Peter T16
30th December 2008, 04:53 PM
Wow, that looks perfect...!
How did you get the parts so clean? What paint did you use?
Very nice!
Daniel.

Most of the silverparts is painted with heatresistancepaint or it`s new parts, all the yellow parts is new and so on.


All your work really does look fantastic. Great attention to detail and high standards

Did you use any anti-stonechip liner on the wheel arches or underneath the car? Or is it just paint onto metal?

I`m glad you liked it:)
No i have not used any anti-stonechip yet, only little softner in the clearpaint. But in the future i think i must put something on,but we will se.

And now a little update finally:)

The enginge is in and it starts to look like a car again.

http://www.geting.se/image.php/141833-S3001810.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=141833-S3001810.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/141835-S3001811.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=141835-S3001811.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/141837-S3001817.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=141837-S3001817.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/141839-S3001822.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=141839-S3001822.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/141844-DSC01876.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=141844-DSC01876.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/141840-S3001829.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=141840-S3001829.JPG)

Peter T16
30th December 2008, 04:57 PM
http://www1.garaget.org/archive/1/794/114194/114194-1167351.jpg (http://www.garaget.org/?car=114194&image=1167351) http://www1.garaget.org/archive/1/794/114194/114194-1167355.jpg (http://www.garaget.org/?car=114194&image=1167355) http://www1.garaget.org/archive/1/794/114194/114194-1167358.jpg (http://www.garaget.org/?car=114194&image=1167358) http://www1.garaget.org/archive/1/794/114194/114194-1167363.jpg (http://www.garaget.org/?car=114194&image=1167363)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/140094-DSC01858.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=140094-DSC01858.JPG)

As you see it`s not the right rims on the car but this is only for now, the real rims ar still in the paintshop.

ejenner
30th December 2008, 05:00 PM
Looks great! Top job!

- 5-spanners - http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/saabpics/5_spanners.jpg

f-19
30th December 2008, 06:54 PM
Great work Peter! I have been admiring this project also on the STCS-forum.

One thing noticed about engine and more precise the valve cover. It is from Saab 9000, as it is not sloping (it is straight:)), right? I presume that you are going to change that to correct model cover? Hope you don't slam the bonnet to that valve cover and make a dent to the bonnet :)

RickyS
31st December 2008, 05:22 AM
It's difficult to tell from a photograph, but are those the orginal headlights, or have the reflectors been re-chromed? Those reflectors are no longer available and deteriorate with age. Same applies to the front sidelights.

Peter T16
31st December 2008, 06:14 AM
Great work Peter! I have been admiring this project also on the STCS-forum.

One thing noticed about engine and more precise the valve cover. It is from Saab 9000, as it is not sloping (it is straight:)), right? I presume that you are going to change that to correct model cover? Hope you don't slam the bonnet to that valve cover and make a dent to the bonnet :)

Thanks! Im glad you liked it:)

Yes thats correct! The valve cover is for a 9000 so it will be exchanged soon. I just have to fix the original one. I dont want a scoop on the bonnet:p


It's difficult to tell from a photograph, but are those the orginal headlights, or have the reflectors been re-chromed? Those reflectors are no longer available and deteriorate with age. Same applies to the front sidelights.

I have the luck to find brand new Saab original headlights,they are really nice! It`s makes the hole front.

ejenner
31st December 2008, 02:41 PM
One thing noticed about engine and more precise the valve cover. It is from Saab 9000, as it is not sloping (it is straight:)), right? I presume that you are going to change that to correct model cover? Hope you don't slam the bonnet to that valve cover and make a dent to the bonnet

oh dear... why didn't I spot that! Must be from an early 9000 - I think they changed so all valve covers were the same on later cars? Just different moldings on the surface '2.0' '2.3' - think there is also a 'Viggen' cover you can get!

Jon1
31st December 2008, 08:05 PM
Peter,

Great job!

I noticed that you did NOT install something. Why?

Jon
jon1..
http://www.nysoc.com/albums/album220/heatshield.jpg

Peter T16
1st January 2009, 02:20 PM
Peter,

Great job!

I noticed that you did NOT install something. Why?

Jon
jon1..


Because i didnt have a fresh one, sure...i can polish it up as yours on the picture but i think it looks very wrong on a original car.
When i find a new one i`m gona mount it:)

saabismi
1st January 2009, 02:50 PM
Was it the original engine that u put in there or was the original Too bad?

Peter T16
1st January 2009, 03:07 PM
Was it the original engine that u put in there or was the original Too bad?

It is the original engine!:) Here is a pic in the cylinder. I could not feel a edge in the top of the cylinder. So it was in pretty good condition after 360 000km.

http://www1.garaget.org/archive/1/794/114194/114194-1097157.jpg (http://www.garaget.org/?car=114194&image=1097157)

Peter T16
4th January 2009, 03:01 PM
Little update!

http://www.geting.se/image.php/142810-PICT0423.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=142810-PICT0423.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/142811-PICT0424.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=142811-PICT0424.JPG)

saabismi
4th January 2009, 03:05 PM
What did you use to paint the exh. manifold?and how did you get that aluminium as clean as that?

Saabstudent
5th January 2009, 05:34 PM
Simply stunning, yet again. :o

G

SOAB
22nd March 2009, 07:49 PM
What did you use to paint the exh. manifold?and how did you get that aluminium as clean as that?

Yeah howd you paint the exhaust manifold, I wanna do that but Im tired of trial and error right now.. lol

EvanD
22nd March 2009, 08:56 PM
umm wow... that is one nice looking car. I cant wait to see it done!

If i had a garage and the time..I wish I could do that.

ejenner
23rd March 2009, 04:24 AM
as far as I know it's not been run yet. That's when you get to find out if the exhaust coating has worked.

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99t16/full/june08_engine_installation_001.JPG


I used high-temp engine paint on the gearbox, manifold and turbine housing. I also put high-temp clear coat over the top. That looked nice and glossy when it was going in... but the clear-coat burnt off after about 30 miles.

Can see here in the next photo... gone matt finish.

http://www.red-green.co.uk/web/photos/gallery/99t16/full/downpipe_006.jpg

Peter T16
29th March 2009, 05:23 PM
What did you use to paint the exh. manifold?and how did you get that aluminium as clean as that?

I used a hi-temp resistant paint, let me tell if it works when i have started the engine:)

The aluminium is blasted with glas.

This is how it looks today:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/160293-P3210011.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160293-P3210011.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160296-P3210015.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160296-P3210015.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160297-P3210033.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160297-P3210033.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160299-P3210026.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160299-P3210026.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160300-P3210032.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160300-P3210032.JPG)

mt.aero
29th March 2009, 06:49 PM
:o :o :o That look beautiful! Nice work.

milos
30th March 2009, 09:14 AM
Excellent work.

Where did You find those old style wheel arches?

SOAB
30th March 2009, 09:52 AM
I used a hi-temp resistant paint, let me tell if it works when i have started the engine:)

Did you do any prep work to the manifold or did you just straight paint it?

ejenner
3rd April 2009, 01:56 PM
Think those are 900i arches from a similar era.

Need to get it out of the garage for some lovely proper pictures.
Looking excellent though. Flawless.

Rennsport1
3rd April 2009, 03:47 PM
Awesome! I will need to find out more about this special edition. There were only 5 built ? None in the U.S. ? They were handbuilt ? In Trollhattan ?

It's a really cool looking car !

Did it have an upgraded SPG turbo ?

I still know more about Porsches than SAABs.

I need to do more research.

Really amazing work Peter !

milos
3rd April 2009, 05:08 PM
Think those are 900i arches from a similar era.

Exactly what I need :) but can not find. Those looks like new, so I was wandering...

ejenner
4th April 2009, 04:54 AM
I don't think you would need to buy 'Saab' ones as they are just a trim strip that's cut to length to fit each arch. I think the original Saab part is supplied as a generic strip of trim and you cut it to the length you need. Just go to a trim specialist and get something that will fit. Bit like this: http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-322-extrusion.aspx

saabmatt
4th April 2009, 06:38 AM
I don't think you would need to buy 'Saab' ones as they are just a trim strip that's cut to length to fit each arch. I think the original Saab part is supplied as a generic strip of trim and you cut it to the length you need. Just go to a trim specialist and get something that will fit. Bit like this: http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-322-extrusion.aspx

They are most definitely not just a generic strip of trim, they are moulded on the inside edge, one edge is plain (the outside or top edge) and one has a sort of bump which runs the full length of the trim (the inside wheel arch side) this is designed to stop the arch falling off, it kind of grips the lip on the arch.


You CAN NOT put them on upside down or they fold in half (new one required) instead of bending and following the shape of the arch.

ejenner
4th April 2009, 08:50 AM
Don't you have to cut them to length before fitting and aren't they all provided the same size? They are just an extrusion rather than an injection molded or vacuum formed 3D design. Would be interesting to see if each piece provided was stamped with the SAAB logo or not.

Edit: I guess what you're saying is that you can't see the particular extrusion on the page of samples that I posted from the Woollies Trim website.

saabismi
4th April 2009, 02:53 PM
Some company in Finland makes these, They are better then the original, because its made of rubber and doesnt break in time, while the original begins to crack. Cant remember the company name tho.
I can make pictures of it if anyone wants?

milos
4th April 2009, 03:49 PM
Thank all You for ideas, If I can't find originals, for sure I will try some generic. On the end I can live without arches if nothing is working...
My apologies for hijacking the Thread.

cheers

RickyS
7th August 2009, 05:54 PM
Peter
Is this project now finished?

Going back a bit, but how did you derust and restore the brake calipers? The pistons look new.

http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126787-PICT0212.JPG

Peter T16
8th August 2009, 05:43 AM
Peter
Is this project now finished?

Going back a bit, but how did you derust and restore the brake calipers? The pistons look new.

http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=126787-PICT0212.JPG

No the car are not finished yet. It cost a lot of money so its that who slowed me down. But soon it will be on the roads again:)

It is new brake calipers:)

misu
8th August 2009, 08:32 AM
No the car are not finished yet. It cost a lot of money so its that who slowed me down. But soon it will be on the roads again:)

Don't tell me about financial side. My project costed me six times more, then expected. And when my wife told me "final" amount, I've needed a bottle of Tulamore Dew (my favorite) to keep my heart beating :cheesy:.

I thoght You will finish it before me, but things are changed and I drive it already, even I am still a little bit nervous, what will break (it cannot be true, that everything - almost - is working, especially automatic tranny)...

Peter T16
10th August 2009, 05:23 PM
Hi!

I have a little problem! It`s hard to find material to the innerroof, i want as nearly original look as possible.

Does anyone have a tips? please tell

RickyS
10th August 2009, 05:31 PM
Hi!

I have a little problem! It`s hard to find material to the innerroof, i want as nearly original look as possible.

Does anyone have a tips? please tell

Do you mean the headlining material?

I got some brushed nylon headlining material from a local upholsterer in a Dove Grey colour. The original colour looked like a beige, but it fades to a different colour. Similar to here:-

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-93-brushed-nylon.aspx

Peter T16
10th August 2009, 05:42 PM
Do you mean the headlining material?

I got some brushed nylon headlining material from a local upholsterer in a Dove Grey colour. The original colour looked like a beige, but it fades to a different colour. Similar to here:-

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-93-brushed-nylon.aspx


Yes that exactly what i mean, i could not explain it better with my bad english:)

Looks really nice those two,i think also the beige is most near the original? is it like the original with foam on the backside? Is it this glue i will use?http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1263-heat-resistant-adhesive.aspx

TooMany2cvs
10th August 2009, 05:49 PM
is it like the original with foam on the backside?

I don't know about the original (I don't _want_ anything even remotely similar to the mess that was dangling from mine before I started....) but I suspect the answer is yes. It does have a thin foam backing. I've done the C-pillars (not very well!), but the main headlining shell was too badly damaged (partly old age, partly a bit too much flexing on removal, mainly a large foot in the middle...) and ended up binned.

Is it this glue i will use?http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1263-heat-resistant-adhesive.aspx

That's the glue I got. Next time, though, I think I'd go for the aerosol. That's VERY thick goopy stringy glue, and damn near impossible to spread smoothly and evenly.

The glue seems to break down the foam slightly, and too much pressure leads to unevenness and finger marks. Too much glue comes through the material - especially on sharp inside corners like the recesses for the catches for the opening rear side windows.

Peter T16
10th August 2009, 05:53 PM
I don't know about the original (I don't _want_ anything even remotely similar to the mess that was dangling from mine before I started....) but I suspect the answer is yes. It does have a thin foam backing. I've done the C-pillars (not very well!), but the main headlining shell was too badly damaged (partly old age, partly a bit too much flexing on removal, mainly a large foot in the middle...) and ended up binned.



That's the glue I got. Next time, though, I think I'd go for the aerosol. That's VERY thick goopy stringy glue, and damn near impossible to spread smoothly and evenly.

The glue seems to break down the foam slightly, and too much pressure leads to unevenness and finger marks. Too much glue comes through the material - especially on sharp inside corners like the recesses for the catches for the opening rear side windows.

Ok i see. Yeah it`s not an easy operation:) Do you have any pics?

TooMany2cvs
10th August 2009, 05:55 PM
Do you have any pics?

Only of the before...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2371741494_e1da6b8fd9.jpg

Woollies are very good on sending out small samples of material on request.

Peter T16
10th August 2009, 05:59 PM
Only of the before...



Woollies are very good on sending out small samples of material on request.

Whow! that was in pretty bad shape:)

Ok, yea maybe i should ask them for a sample. I hope they wil send it to me even if i live in Sweden.

Great thanks for the tips so far!

RickyS
10th August 2009, 06:18 PM
There are a number of threads on here about headlining restoration.

Here is a link to one, but search and you will find others.

http://uk.geocities.com/saab99tips/Interior/Headlining.htm

I used the brush on glue rather than aerosol. It goes on OK. Only problem I had (as toomany2CV said) is if you press it down too hard with fingers, it can leave fingerprint indents. Using a piece of plastic tube should overcome this issue.

Best to get a sample first.

TooMany2cvs
10th August 2009, 06:22 PM
Here is a link to one, but search and you will find others.

Paradise Dan's guide is excellent - http://www.paradisesaabsshop.instantecom.net/headlinings.html

Best to get a sample first.

That's all in hand...

baco99
3rd February 2010, 06:50 PM
I used a hi-temp resistant paint, let me tell if it works when i have started the engine:)

The aluminium is blasted with glas.

This is how it looks today:)

http://www.geting.se/image.php/160293-P3210011.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160293-P3210011.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160296-P3210015.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160296-P3210015.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160297-P3210033.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160297-P3210033.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160299-P3210026.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160299-P3210026.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/160300-P3210032.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=160300-P3210032.JPG)


we need an update!

Peter T16
5th February 2010, 03:04 PM
we need an update!


Okay! here is some pics then:)

This is how it looks today!


http://www.geting.se/image.php/212307-DSC00018.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212307-DSC00018.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/212294-DSC00029.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212294-DSC00029.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/212293-DSC00027.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212293-DSC00027.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/212296-DSC00215.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212296-DSC00215.JPG) http://www.geting.se/image.php/212297-DSC00022.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212297-DSC00022.JPG)

Peter T16
5th February 2010, 03:06 PM
http://www.geting.se/image.php/202780-DSC00133.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=202780-DSC00133.JPG)

Ian3504
5th February 2010, 03:54 PM
Absolutely stunning results Peter. Very envious!

rawill
5th February 2010, 04:22 PM
Very very nice!

ejenner
6th February 2010, 12:26 PM
Not massively keen on the bodycolour wheels! :cool:

But otherwise, just as cool and shiney as before!

zingZACH
11th February 2010, 12:59 AM
Is it just me, or are the pictures extremely small and extremely hard to make out?

From what I saw on Garaget, it looks unbelievable. But I would love to see the whole process in larger pictures ;).

I think I'll be the first to ask... how much did all of this cost and how many hours? You don't have to answer if you don't want to, but I'm very curious as this is just unbelievable. A true nut and bolt restoration.

TooMany2cvs
11th February 2010, 02:19 AM
Is it just me, or are the pictures extremely small and extremely hard to make out?

I would love to see the whole process in larger pictures ;).

Did you, umm, click on them?

zingZACH
11th February 2010, 01:39 PM
Did you, umm, click on them?

Yes, when I click on them they're just as small... :confused:

EDIT:

I figured it out... the images have to be viewed in Internet Explorer, I use Firefox... N/m.

TooMany2cvs
11th February 2010, 03:36 PM
I figured it out... the images have to be viewed in Internet Explorer, I use Firefox... N/m.

Odd. I don't use IE, either...

zingZACH
11th February 2010, 04:04 PM
Odd. I don't use IE, either...

Not sure... just won't work in my Firefox. Either way, I just spent about 3 hours looking at those pictures and saving everyone of them from the saabturbo forum... Such an epic build, and I like how you had a brand new 88+ valve cover on it at first, and then switched back to the original style valve cover.

The other thing I noticed, why don't you have the Colorado Red dash?

johan doe
2nd June 2010, 10:01 AM
Okay! here is some pics then:)

This is how it looks today!


http://www.geting.se/image.php/212307-DSC00018.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212307-DSC00018.JPG) [/URL] (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212294-DSC00029.JPG) [URL="http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212297-DSC00022.JPG"] (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=212296-DSC00215.JPG)

Looking great!

Is it possible to order these warning stickers, or did you have them reproduced? My T16s is currently under restauration after a crash. I could trace new oem bodyparts, but I will need those stickers to remove all traces of the crash... Thanks

JeffCullen
2nd June 2010, 08:24 PM
Is that some sort of 8V-ish IAC setup there? I assume LH2.2 hooks up to those pins on the gold-coloured valve in the middle and controls it in the same way as the IAC in the later cars, or is the ECU different for these very early 16Vs?

Is that a cylinder head from a late '88 or newer?

Interesting to see later style APC solenoid/connector, would have expected the older 8V style, like my '85 had oiginally...

The throttle body and intake manifold don't look like those on my 11/84 build SPG... also, interesting to see the fuel filter in the engine bay a la 8V!

Anyway, what a project! Absolutely amazing....... I'm insanely jealous. What a beautiful car!